In the past few years, thanks to growing competition, recent global and local economic crises, and unfavorable euro–dollar and euro–pound exchange rates, the forces of supply and demand have brought hotel prices in Florence down . . . a little. Few hoteliers expect major changes to their rates in coming years. Yet it is still difficult to find a high-season double you’d want to stay in for much less than 100€. In addition, some of the price drops have been added back in taxes: Since 2012, Florence’s city government has levied an extra 1€ per person per night per government-rated hotel star, for the first 5 nights of any stay. The tax is payable on arrival, and is not usually included in quoted rates.
Peak hotel season is mid-March through early July, September through early November, and December 23 through January 6. May, June, and September are particularly popular; January, February, and August are the months to grab a bargain—never be shy to haggle if you’re coming in these months.
To help you decide which area you’d like to base yourself in, consult “The Neighborhoods in Brief,”. Note that we have included parking information only for those places that offer it. Many hotels offer babysitting services; note, however, these are generally “on request.” At least a couple of days’ notice is advisable.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.