Located in the Province of Naples, Sorrento is a lovely town with antique shops, historic buildings, and a location along the coast. Due to it’s easy access to Pompeii, Naples, and Amalfi, it’s often a destination for travelers making their way through Italy’s Campania region. We visited the city’s top hotels to see how they compare — from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants — to make sure you get the best bang for your buck. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly pick that doesn’t skimp on the amenities, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the best value hotels in Sorrento and start planning your getaway.
Ulisse Deluxe Hostel offers hotel comfort at affordable hostel rates, with a dash of boutique style. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, and the hotel offers free breakfast, cooking classes (for a fee), and a discount at the adjacent wellness center, which has an indoor pool, thermal pool, sauna and spa, and numerous classes. The Ulisse Delux also has a restaurant, bar, and a small fitness room of its own. Located in a nondescript area of central Sorrento, the Ulisse Deluxe is within walking distance of the train station and ferries, the Cathedral, and Piazza Tasso.
Nearly two miles from Sorrento's center, Hotel Prestige Sorrento is not ideal for those wanting to be directly in town, but it's a good value with fantastic bird's-eye views of the gulf. The quieter location is away from the tourist crowds, and a free shuttle can take guests into town and to nearby restaurants -- which is a good thing, considering there is no full-service restaurant on the premises. The rooms are clean but a bit basic; the hotel's beautiful park-like grounds and panoramic views, coupled with the praise by guests for level of service, are the main reasons to make the twisting, hilltop journey to Hotel Prestige. There are no comparable hotels nearby in the same category or price point.
Guests rave about the helpfulness of the staff at the 58-room Best Western Hotel La Solara. Proof of the chain hotel’s happy customers is in the pictures of returning guests featured on a wall in the restaurant. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the center of Sorrento, but a free shuttle is available. There is an inviting restaurant serving Campania cuisine and a breakfast buffet, a big outdoor pool with deck facing the Bay of Naples, and an outdoor garden with lemon trees and a foosball table.
This quiet, family-run hotel set in the hills slightly outside of Sorrento provides a peaceful respite from the hum of the city, and is consistently lauded for its cleanliness and welcoming atmosphere. However, families traveling with children might find it to be too quiet; there are few, if any, activities besides the small pool in the back. The decor here contains nods to historical Italian objects without being particularly over-the-top: there are framed paintings and the occasional inlaid wood vanity in the hallways, but the hotel's overall atmosphere is one of simplicity.
This in Sorrento’s old town has some quirks; it's mid-range property, not a four-star property as advertised. Its outdoor pool is unheated, and it can be a hassle to walk down the long, interior corridor that leads from the parking lot to the entryway (though electric cart rides are available). Those who go in with mid-range expectations, however, will find it to be a solid value considering the convenient location. Rooms are simple but typically bright and airy, and some offer excellent views of the Bay of Naples. Being set back from the street, the hotel escapes the street noise characteristic of some Sorrento properties.
The 252-room Grand Hotel Vesuvio is a big, mid-range chain hotel a mile outside of Sorrento. The hotel offersbeautiful views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. There’s a lovely garden with a wisteria covered pergola and a big outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub, snack bar, and children’s pool. The restaurant has panoramic views and a bar with terrace seating, but for an advertised four-star property, rooms are bland and furnishings are in need of an upgrade. The hotel has three meeting rooms and caters to organized groups.
The Art Hotel Gran Paradiso, an upper-mid-range property, sits on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples. It has a pleasing garden setting, art-filled interiors, and a quiet environment away from the bustling heart of Sorrento, to which it provides free shuttle service. The hotel restaurant serves local specialties, and there is a free breakfast buffet. Rooms are fairly simple, but many have balconies with gulf views. There's also a small fitness center.