California Hotel Florence ★★★★

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$61
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 18, 2016
3.4 /5
Overall score
81%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7
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Room types

Show Prices Standard Twin
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Quad
  • Size: 236 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Standard Single
  • Size: 118 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Standard Triple
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Standard Double
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

With only 22 rooms, the Hotel California Florence is the very definition of Florentine intimacy. It's smart and polished boutique property, just steps away from Michelangelo's David Museum. Rooms are simple yet smart with modern amenities, and a complimentary breakfast is a welcome addition, especially when it is served on the hotel's garden terrace. 

Rooms

The 22 rooms at the Hotel California are decorated in typical Florentine style, all with private facilities as well as telephone, satellite TV, safe, and air conditioning. Bathrooms are equipped with either a bathtub or shower, and all feature white Carrara marble. Some rooms offer coveted views of the Cupola of the Duomo or a private terrace.

Property features

  • The Hotel California Florence, a self-proclaimed "small paradise in Florence," is indeed an intimate, boutique Florentine hotel located in a historic building just steps away from Michelangelo's David Museum.
  • Decorated in classic Florentine style, many of the guest rooms and public spaces are adorned with authentic steel ornaments, frescoes, and stucco work reflective of the Renaissance period.
  • Rooms are spacious and equipped with modern amenities, with some offering rewarding views of the Cupola of the Duomo.
  • Breakfast is included and served on a spacious garden terrace, which is also the ideal spot for relaxing with a cocktail while admiring the facades of the neighboring buildings.

Highlights

  • Prime location: down the street from Michelangelo's David
  • Breakfast (included) served on a garden terrace
  • Bathrooms adorned in white Carrara marble

Nearby attractions

  • Boboli Gardens (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Ponte Vecchio (0.6 mi/ 1 km)
  • Duomo and Baptistry (0.1 mi/0.2 meters)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.6 mi/ 1 km)
  • Michelangelo's David Museum (0.2 mi/0.3 km)

Transportation

Transportation

  • Florence Airport (5.3 mi/8.6 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.6 mi/ 1 km)

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Amenities

General

  • Pet friendly

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Reviews

3.4 /5 Overall score

81% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.6/5
  • Comfort: 3.5/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 3.7/5

perfect location, great value!

Would recommend Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Amazing location in beautiful Florence! Great value. Nice bathroom (spacious by European standards) with great water pressure in shower. Comfy bed, quiet place, strong air conditioning. Very restful. Breakfast was mediocre at best but the room was very nice and staff helpful and friendly. Would recommend!

| Los Angeles Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great overnight stop

Would recommend Thu, May 28, 2015
My son and his girlfriend had a lovely evening in Firenze and enjoyed their stay at the hotel. It was very convenient for sight seeing and suited their budget. Clean and comfortable, no frills, exactly as they expected after reading the description. Very happy experience!

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Not the view I wanted

Would not recommend Thu, May 21, 2015
I got this hotel for the view that it pictures in the main photo. This isnt right because the douomo isnt as close as it seems in the picture. My bathroom smelled so bad. The staff was ok, the location was good but pretty much any othe rhotel is good since florence is so small. We took a taxi to the hotel the first time but then just walked to the train station when we left since it was only a 10 minute walk. Best thing about breakfast was the coffee, other than that we just skipped it.

| tinton Falls Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Very good location ... But not much more

Would not recommend Mon, Aug 4, 2014
Room was not dirty but the appearance was less than desirable. Walls were scuffed and visibly stained. Shower head kept falling and spraying water all over the bathroom. Bed linens were clean, but comforter/dust cover was ancient. Parking was conveniently located next to the hotel but slightly pricey. The best thing about this hotel was the location. Very short walk to the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, and Ponte Vecchio. Simply not a 4 star hotel.

| Italy Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Great location but worst customer service at front desk

Would not recommend Fri, Mar 28, 2014
I had the worst customer service experience I ever had. I reported broken and dirty bathroom parts that allowed the water to accumulate inside shower and go out and I was asked to fix it with my hands and ask for drying floor as needed. I also asked for the missing shower towel, and I was told they did not have any one at this time...People in the front desk seemed to be tired and become upset when you asked for information about the city...I could not believe it!!! I do not recommend the hotel if you want to enjoy your trip. Bar/Buffet employees provides outstanding service. Great pizza/service at Gelato restaurant close to "ponte veccio"

| Miami, Fl Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Hotel California

Would not recommend Tue, Jun 4, 2013
The room was very small, not what I expected, thought I was getting a good price from your website but got what I paid for a very small bed and not much room to move.

| Italy Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

I go there every time!

Would recommend Tue, Feb 5, 2013
Excellent value, especially for Italy. Modern bathrooms, pleasant rooms, decent breakfast, excellent location. Not a super friendly staff, expensive Internet and no duvet covers on bed, just reusable bedspread, but super clean, relaxing, beautiful architectural details. I go there everytime I am in Florence, a few times a year. A definite recommend!

| NY Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

not a four-star hotel

Would not recommend Sun, Feb 26, 2012
The room was fine, with a great shower, poor towels, and no English TV. But it was right next to one of their dining areas, so when people sat at 7:30, our sleeping was over. On top of that, they "store" your luggage right by the side of the entry--not very safe. This was a very good two-star hotel, but no better than that.

| New York, NY, USA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Nice and getting nicer....

Would recommend Sun, Jul 24, 2011
Very nice hotel in very good location. Renovations still in progress and it should be even nicer when complete. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooftop bar was a great surprise.

Time saver

The hotel is in an area of many one-way streets and a great deal of tourists. If you drive, call ahead on best way to get to the hotel. (GPS could not find it)

| Zurich, Switzerland Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Perfect

Would recommend Mon, Apr 25, 2011
The hotel was perfect for what I was looking for. Great breakfast in the morning and very accommodating. Great location. Very close to the train station, shopping and downtown

| Cleveland, Ohio Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore 0 mi
Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo) 0 mi
Piazza del Duomo 0.1 mi
Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana) 0.1 mi
Centro Storico 0.2 mi
Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) 0.2 mi
Basilica di San Lorenzo 0.2 mi
Mercato Centrale 0.2 mi
Piazza della Repubblica 0.2 mi
Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum) 0.2 mi
Galleria dell'Accademia 0.3 mi
Piazza della Signoria 0.3 mi
Museo di Palazzo Davanzati 0.3 mi
Museo di San Marco 0.3 mi
Palazzo Vecchio 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Novella 0.4 mi
Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) 0.4 mi
Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science 0.4 mi
Corridoio Vasariano 0.4 mi
Santa Maria Novella Train station 0.4 mi
Basilica di Santa Croce 0.4 mi
Gallery Of The Academy 0.4 mi
Ponte Vecchio 0.4 mi
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico 0.4 mi
Pitti Palace 0.5 mi
Basilica Of San Lorenzo 0.5 mi
Boboli Gardens 0.7 mi
Giardino Della Gherardesca 0.8 mi
Piazzale Michelangelo 0.8 mi
Giardino Corsi 0.9 mi
San Miniato Al Monte 1 mi
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte 1.1 mi
Artemio Franchi Stadium 1.2 mi
Museo Stibbert 1.5 mi
Fiesole 3 mi
Baptistry (Battistero) 43.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$61
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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 18, 2016