Where To Stay In Salerno, Italy: 10 Best Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2024

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If Sorrento is the popular twin on the Amalfi Coast, Salerno is the often overlooked other half. In recent years however, the city has undergone progressive transformations to highlight its rich history, diverse landscape, and thriving urban life. The revived promenade is a particularly lively strip, with chatter and music pulsing deep into the night as people gather to drink, dine, or simply stroll.

Unlike Sorrento, Salerno is a stop on the direct train from Rome. Ferries depart on a regular schedule to Amalfi, Positano and Capri, and you are less likely to have to jostle for space on deck with other tourists to get a whiff of the Mediterranean air. From the top hotels to private accommodations and vacation rentals, this list shows you the best places to stay in the port town of Salerno:

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 19, 2024.

1. Villa Poseidon Boutique Hotel (from USD 107)

Villa Poseidon Boutique Hotel is a Mediterranean-style hotel nestled in a hill of fragrant citrus groves. The rooms here are spacious, but not lavish. Instead, they are adorned with the bright hand-painted tiles classic of the region, reflecting the value of elegance in simplicity.

From any terrace or balcony on the property, guests are treated to an unobstructed view of the magnificent Gulf of Salerno. Where the green ends, the turquoise waters of the sea continues to fill the picturesque frame. The main terrace also features a large pool and plenty of lounging space to soak up the sun.

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Villa Poseidon Boutique Hotel & Events

Address: Via Alfonso Gatto 3
792 meters (0.5 ft) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

Delivered food is securely covered Live music/performance Bingo Non-smoking throughout Ironing service Cooking class Open-air bath Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

2. La Stanze del Poeta (from 95 USD)

La Stanze del Poeta – The Rooms of the Poet – is a quirky bed and breakfast that pays homage to the romance of Salerno’s old town. With its entrance tucked in a narrow alley, the B&B sits just 400 m (0.25 mi) away from the Duomo, and a little further away from the monumental Castello di Arechi, which lords over the city from its vantage point.

The minimalist suites blend modern design with a cosy ambience. Steel plays off unpolished wood in a space illuminated by strategically placed lamps. The rooms at La Stanze del Poeta feel less like a temporary accomodation, and more like somebody’s artfully decorated bedroom.

La Stanze del Poeta

Address: Alley Of Amalfi 10, 84121 Salerno, Italy (see map)

Price: from 95 USD

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3. Mini Hotel Incity (from USD 114)

Mini Hotel Incity is a B&B located 3 minutes from the seaside promenade, and 6 min from the train station. While the facade of the building is a cheery mix of yellow, red, and green for the front door, the actual rooms are painted a more soothing marble or brown. From the modest decor to the friendliness of the staff, the place evokes a comfort not unlike staying at a friend’s well-kept place. The terrace has plenty of seats for you to kick back, including a swing in a shaded corner that beckons you to relax and enjoy the fresh coastal air.

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B&B Mini Hotel Incity-close train station and port-

Wifi Available

Address: Via Torrione 16
1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

Parking Pets allowed Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms

4. Home of Torquato Tasso (from 77 USD)

A bohemian vibe greets you the moment you enter the Home of Torquato Tasso. From the warm terra cotta tiles to the burnished red fittings, the frames on the high walls to the tussled rug; the apartment exudes life and reflects the carefree sensibilities of the locals.

The Home of Torquato Tasso is perched on a hill, a few steps up from the main city. Through a magnificent, arched window that takes up almost an entire wall, guests are treated to a breathtaking view of Salerno below. At 65 sq. m (700 sq. ft), the airy property includes a bedroom, a sitting room, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.

Home of Torquato Tasso

Price: from 77 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Villa Belvedere (from 173 USD)

Villa Belvedere is a top floor apartment in Campania that is ideal for those looking to travel out to Amalfi, Pompeii, Capri and more. The 3 bedroom apartment has a sloped roof that adds quirk to the space, and while its furnishings are not fancy, simple wood details inject elegance to the otherwise homely space.

Villa Belvedere’s real attraction is through a sliding door in the living room, which takes you out to a roomy terrace. A panoramic view of the bay of Salerno spreads out below, extending all the way to the glistening waters of the Amalfi Coast. A drawback of this listing is that it is best accessed by a car. However, don’t let the lack of a car deter you from booking this vacation rental. There is a bus stop conveniently located opposite the entrance gate.

Villa Belvedere

Price: from 173 USD

Number of Guests: 8

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6. Suite 39 B&B (from USD 104)

Suite 39 B&B is located on the 4th floor of a building in central Salerno, just 200 m (656 ft) from the port. It is also a 10 minute walk away from the Diocesan Museum, which houses several impressive 12th-century artifacts, and 17th-century Caravaggio-inspired artwork. Don’t be fooled by the unpolished exterior of the building or the old-fashioned lift. Suite 39 is a collection of stylish en-suite rooms set in neutral tones of grey and brown. The rooms emit the cosiness of a B&B, while offering the luxuries of a modern hotel.

The best part of the place though is that breakfast is served in bed. A steaming cup of coffee and a plate of freshly-baked, crisp croissants is served right to your room every morning.

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Suite 39 B&B

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Via Dei Principati 39
602 meters (0.4 ft) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Facilities for disabled guests Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Internet services

7. Hotel Montestella (from USD 232)

Hotel Montestella is great for those ready to dive into the thick of Salerno’s buzzing entertainment scene. The fuss free accommodation is located along the main shopping boulevard, smack between the train station and the beautifully preserved centro storico. The Duomo is also just 800 m (0.5 mi) away, making Montestella a hard choice to beat when it comes to convenience. Before you head back to your room for a comfortable night of rest, do drop by Ristorante Cicirinella, found along the same stretch, for some authentic Italian cuisine.

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Hotel Montestella

Wifi Available

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 156
656 meters (0.5 ft) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms

8. Krio Suite (from USD 86)

Krio Suite is a stately guesthouse just 200 m (656 ft) from Lungomare, one of the longest seaside promenades in Italy. With antique furniture and frescoed ceilings, complemented by parquet floors and a warm beige and white color scheme, the ornate rooms require little other embellishments. In the evening, once the weather cools and the crowd recedes, you can take a stroll along the romantic Lungomare. Have some fresh whipped gelato, or simply watch the locals unwind after a day at work.

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Kriò Suite

Wifi Available

Address: Via Velia, 45
452 meters (0.3 ft) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

9. Plaza Hotel (from USD 207)

Plaza Hotel’s biggest selling point is its unbelievable proximity to the train station. A mere 150 m (492 ft) away, the place is perfect for those in Salerno for a stopover, or who have to catch an early train out. Despite this, the family run hotel does not skimp on the comfort of their guest. The rooms are tidy and inviting, and the staff are more than happy to offer recommendations around the area should you fall in love with Salerno (happens more frequently than you think!).

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Hotel Plaza

Wifi Available

Address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto (P.zza Ferrovia), 42
1.18 km (0.8 mi) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

10. Ospiti in Centro (from USD 81)

Ospiti in Centro offers a range of open-concept apartments suitable for group travelers. Each apartment is named after a province in Italy, such as Portanova or Amalfi, and comes fully-equipped with a modern kitchen and sitting/dining space just for you and your guests. The spacious bedrooms are colored simply in soothing dual tones, which work to brighten the space but not overwhelm your senses.

Ospiti in Centro is situated in a peaceful residential neighborhood with a supermarket next door for fresh ingredients, should you be enticed by the kitchen to cook. Alternatively, the main pedestrian strip is just a street away where there are plenty of shops and restaurants for you to choose from.

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Ospiti in Centro

Address: Piazzetta Francesco Cerenza 2
225 meters (0.2 ft) from Cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Matteo and San Gregorio VII

A trendy town with a well-preserved historic centre

Salerno may lack the glamour of Rome, or the glitz of Sorrento. However, here, you can partake in revelry at the up and coming neighborhoods, and just two streets away still find a wealth of culture unadulterated by tourism. The town does not forget its history, as is evident from how most of these accommodations incorporate traditional elements into contemporary designs (and vice versa), Salerno is inspired by its past, even as it grows into its future.

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