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Where To Stay In Florence, Italy: Best Hotels for Families

Joanna
Published Feb 17, 2016

If you would like to introduce your children to history and culture then Florence is an ideal place. Here you can roam the cobbled streets on a bicycle, or on your own two feet, visit museums, join an educational and informative tour, learn how to make pizza or shoes, and eat ice cream… lots and lots of ice cream. Your kids will love Galileo Museum, where your whole family can have fun while learning interesting facts about the famous scientist.

Accommodation for families is easy to find in Florence. Unfortunately, most of the hotels don’t provide babysitting services, high chairs, or any other convenient facilities. However, majority of them are located in historical buildings and their rooms are large and very comfortable. On top of that, you can always reach the major attractions within minutes. We have chosen the best family hotels in Florence to make your holiday planning a little bit easier.

Forte 16

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Forte 16 has a wide range of apartments to rent, from studios to a suite in a loft. The larger ones are suitable for families and they come with a dining area and kitchenettes. If you would like to treat your children to something special, take them to Vivoli in Santa Croce Square for ice cream. It is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

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Grand Hotel Baglioni

The rooms in this hotel are spacious and can take up to 4 people. Babysitting is available on request and the restaurant has a special kids’ menu. Very often, the hotel runs special offers for families, so check their website first before you book.

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Corona d'Italia

The rooms here are modern, spacious and bright. The hotel is located in the historical centre and only 200m (0.12 mile) from Santa Maria Novella train station. The hotel staff can organise tours and various activities, so why don’t you take your family for a pizza-making class? It is a great experience for the whole family.

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Kraft

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All 77 rooms in this hotel have been recently renovated. They are all comfortable and spacious with warm-coloured furniture and wooden floors. The Kraft is located near the Park of the Cascine, which is one of the biggest parks in Florence and an ideal place for walks, skating or cycling.

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Grand Hotel Minerva

Hotel Minerva is a 4-star boutique hotel, located at only a 5-minute walk away from the Piazza Duomo and Santa Maria del Fiore and a 10-minute walk from the Galileo Museum, which is a great attraction for kids. Guests are welcome to make use of the sun loungers, umbrellas and the swimming pool, located on the rooftop.

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Cosimo de' Medici

At Cosimo de’ Medici all rooms are soundproof, allowing you to have fun with your children without disturbing other guests. The decor is traditional with a modern twist. Bathrooms have bathtubs and wellness kits. The hotel runs special offers of 10% off for families with young children.

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Corte Dei Medici

This lovely 3-star hotel is located near the Duomo and other major attractions. San Lorenzo, the most important market in Florence, is located near the hotel. You can also take your children to the Benedictine Leather School in Santa Croce Duomo, which is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

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Locanda De' Pazzi

Locanda De’ Pazzi is a small, charming hotel in the middle of Florence. It is an ideal accommodation for those looking for a peaceful, relaxing and inexpensive place to stay. The hotel is very close to the Piazza della Signoria - a great place to start your holiday and try out some delicious Italian food at one of the restaurants nearby.

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Firenze

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This is another affordable hotel, offering en-suite accommodation, 24-hour reception desk, free Wi-Fi and complimentary accessories. Firenze is conveniently located between Piazza della Signoria and the Duomo de Firenze, which is worth visiting during Easter to witness special festivities that take place in the cathedral.

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Brunelleschi

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This 4-star hotel will please the most demanding customers. The family rooms are interconnected and consist of 2 deluxe rooms. Each room has wooden flooring to make it easier for those who suffer from allergies. Your children will enjoy the TV with DVD player and a great selection of cartoons.

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Kursaal & Ausonia

Kursaal & Ausonia offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms - all fully renovated and furnished. Each of the rooms is a little different in design. The hotel offers a free walking tour for their guests.

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J and J Historic House

This hotel is very close to all the attractions to keep you and your family entertained. Besides the Duomo, restaurants and shops, you can also easily access tennis courts, horse riding facilities and the Santa Maria Novella train station.

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Corte de'Neri

There are only 3 rooms in this small hotel, which guarantees a peaceful and relaxing stay. They are all equipped with private bathrooms, Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The hotel is close to the Palazzo Vecchio, which offers a wide variety of activities for kids.

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Savonarola

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This 2-star hotel, located in the north of the old town, is an ideal budget accommodation for any family. Most of the rooms are doubles or twins, but extra beds can be added to accommodate a party of 3 or 4. Breakfast is included in the price.

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Porta Faenza

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Porta Faenza is a pleasant and quiet hotel, located very near to the city centre. The rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, so are ideal for larger families. Take your children to the nearby Piazzale Michelangelo to admire beautiful views of the city. Try to come here during the night to see Florence illuminated with lights.

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Italiana Hotels Florence (from USD 64)

Guests should be aware that this hotel is not in a central location. It is a 15-minute drive from the old town of Florence and its major attractions. Recently, it has gone through renovations to make the building more pleasant. The hotel features a large swimming pool, which can be enjoyed by children under parental supervision.

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Ville sull'Arno

This is a luxurious accommodation in the heart of Florence. Here you can let your children play in the garden, take them for a walk along the Arno River until you reach the historic part of the city, or rent a bicycle from the hotel and see Florence on two wheels.

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City Hotel

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This hotel is within walking distance from the Santa Maria Novella train station and the Duomo, making it a perfect starting point for any sightseeing. The City Hotel offers babysitting services, bicycle and car rental, and ticket service for the major attractions in the city.

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Hotel Balcony

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Hotel Balcony boasts a large terrace and panoramic views of the Duomo. It is very close to the Uffizi, where the Galileo Museum can be found, which attracts young visitors with its wide array of activities and tours designed for children.

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La Scaletta

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Every room in this charming hotel is special and unique. They provide guests with comfort and relaxation, and an easy access to all major attractions. The rooms are non-smoking and can accommodate a party of up to 6 people.

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Quadra Key Residence

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Quadra Key Residence combines the comfort of private apartments with hotel service. The furniture is stylish and sophisticated, but it also manages to exude a laid back atmosphere. As most of the apartments come with a kitchen and a dining area, this is an ideal place for a large family.

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Starhotels Tuscany

Starhotels Tuscany provides high-quality service to its customers. The suites and rooms are large and comfortable with wooden flooring. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and its restaurants and bars will satisfy even the most demanding guests.

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Ginori al Duomo

All rooms in this hotel are individually designed and feature free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and TV with kids channels. It is located at only a 5-minute walk from the Accademia Gallery, where visitors can admire Michelangelo’s David.

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Argentina

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Hotel Argentina has been designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station, and its location makes it easy to enjoy the city. At the nearby Via Nazionale you can enjoy the most delicious pizzas, or take your children to Mondo Albion and show them how leather shoes are made.

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Croce di Malta

This lovely hotel in the centre of the city features stylishly decorated rooms and a beautiful rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy a swim in the swimming pool, which is hidden among magnolias in the hotel’s garden. Here you can rest with your children and let them play while you sip on an excellent Italian coffee from one of the restaurants.

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Guelfi e Ghibellini

The owner of this small hotel is a member of the historic parade, which goes through the city every June. All those who take part wear traditional Renaissance clothes. If you are travelling to Florence around that time, you will definitely be able to witness it. If you are not, then the owners will help you to find other fun activities in Florence.

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Burchianti

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This stylish hotel will take you back to the Renaissance Florence. The staircase will lead you to elegantly furnished rooms, few of which are decorated with frescos. The hotel provides all kinds of services, including tours, restaurant reservations, cooking classes and Italian lessons.

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Nord Florence Hotel

This is a great choice if you are looking for good customer service, comfortable rooms and a good price. The Nord Florence has 73 simple rooms with private bathrooms. It is only a 10-minute drive away from the city centre and buses going to major attractions stop just outside the hotel.

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Alessandra

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This lovely hotel has been owned by the same family for over 30 years. It offers 27 simple, but nicely decorated rooms with bathrooms. The hotel is close to all major attractions. You can walk to the Ponte Vecchio in minutes. Beside the hotel is the oldest bridge in Florence and your family will love this picturesque area.

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Hotel Residence Palazzo Ricasoli

Hotel Residence Palazzo Ricasoli is only a few minutes’ walk from the Accademia Gallery - the home of the statue of David. Once a palace, it features studios and apartments with kitchenettes, air-conditioning and soundproof windows.

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Have a quality time in Florence

We know how difficult and challenging holiday planning can be for parents. That’s why all of the hotels mentioned above organise trips and activities for all ages. If you run out of ideas on what to do with your family in Florence, then you only need to ask the staff at the reception desk.

We also chose hotels with large rooms and en-suite bathrooms, so you can be sure that each of them will give you that much-needed privacy. All of the hotels are located in close proximity to the city centre and all the major attractions, but in quiet streets, so no one can disturb your peaceful nights.

We hope that we have helped you with organising your family stay in Florence. We wish you a wonderful, quality stay in this beautiful city.

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