$357 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

The Westin Excelsior, Florence

4 stars
Piazza Ognissanti 3, Piazza Ognissanti 3, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
4 reviews
"Florence at Your Fingertips"

We spent time seeing the major tourist attractions of Florence. The hotel staff will be happy to... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 21, 2010
25th Wedding Anniversary

We booked the Premium Deluxe with river view, because of the photos of the rooms, two full windows... See full review

  • Vinnie
  • Jun 8, 2012
Impeccable service, contemporary luxury neighboring the Ponte Vecchio
The Westin Excelsior expertly blends Florentine style with contemporary elegance. This luxury hotel, featured on the 2006 and 2007 Conde Nast Traveler Gold Lists, boasts an excellent location next to the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. Find stunning views over the Arno River, an on-site restaurant featuring palate-pleasing Mediterranean fare, and a staff that's dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Highlights
  • Prime location: neighboring the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery
  • Impeccable customer service
  • State-of-the-art business and meeting facilities
  • Named to the 2006 and 2007 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List
Rooms
Rooms at the Westin Excelsior Florence are smartly decorated and feature modern amenities and creature comforts. All rooms feature the Heavenly Bed and include air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, multimedia TV, high-speed Internet (fees apply), mini-bar, 24-hour room service, and in-room safe. For a pampered experience, indulge in one of the hotel's magnificent suites, which feature high-end, luxurious furnishings.
Features
With magnificent views over the Arno River and steps away from Florence's most popular sites, The Westin Excelsior, Florence seamlessly blends Florentine style with contemporary elegance. The hotel is an oasis of luxury and comfort for the most discerning traveler.

Rooms are smartly decorated and feature every modern convenience, while business facilities are state-of-the-art, with four meeting rooms and all of the most advanced technologies and conveniences.

The Westin's staff is focused on personalized customer experience, with an attention to detail that never fails to impress. A fitness room offers the usual cardio and weight training stations, while the on-site ORVM Bar and ORVM Restaurant are the ideal venues for sophisticated dining and a relaxed nightcap.

Transportation
  • Florence Airport (6.0 mi/9.6 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.5 mi/800 m)
Attractions
  • Ponte Vecchio (0.5 mi/850 m)
  • Duomo and Baptistry (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.62 mi/1 km)
  • Michelangelo's David Museum (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
Business
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply) in all meeting rooms

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The Westin Excelsior, Florence Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Air conditioned
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Porters
Doorman
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Iron
Smoke detectors
Bidet

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.3 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.5 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.5 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.5 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.5 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.5 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.3 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.5 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.5 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.5 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.5 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.5 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.5 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.6 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.6 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.6 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.6 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.6 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.7 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.8 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.8 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.9 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.9 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.1 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.1 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1.3 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.4 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.8 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.8 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.4 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.6 mi

Dining

SE·STO on Arno
A glass-enclosed restaurant with 360-degree views of the city, SE·STO on Arno blends an edgy, retro design with forward-thinking cuisine for a truly exceptional dining experience.
ORVM Bar
Located on the lobby level, ORVM Bar is a warm, inviting space to enjoy light meals and delicious cocktails. Art deco design and live music create a sophisticated, glamorous atmosphere to mix and mingle.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (4)

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8
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Review of The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas, Texas
Mar 21, 2010

"Florence at Your Fingertips"

We spent time seeing the major tourist attractions of Florence. The hotel staff will be happy to book reservations for you or assist in any way! Without a doubt, the famous Westin "Heavenly Bed" made for a good nights's rest! Plan on a good 15 minute walk to the Duomo and the large shopping market.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

You will find pastry shops about every third store front in the city. Stop there to buy breakfast and wonderful sandwiches at lunch. It is a great money saver as everything is expensive! The food is delicious! Spend the money to buy Rick Steves' travel book on Florence or any European city before you leave on your trip, It tells you absolutely everything you could want to know!!!

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Review of The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vinnie
Business
TW, Kent. UK
Jun 8, 2012

25th Wedding Anniversary

We booked the Premium Deluxe with river view, because of the photos of the rooms, two full windows which open on to a small balcony over looking the river sounded perfect, unfortunately what we got was a small window will only partial opening so restricted view. Apparently there is three rooms which come under the Premium Deluxe heading two are mentioned in your description, the second has a mini gym, the third which is not mentioned is the one we stayed in, if we had known this we would not have booked. This was a huge disappointment to both of us.These rooms are not cheap, but they should not be the same price for three completely different rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, Texas
Mar 21, 2010

"Florence at Your Fingertips"

We spent time seeing the major tourist attractions of Florence. The hotel staff will be happy to book reservations for you or assist in any way! Without a doubt, the famous Westin "Heavenly Bed" made for a good nights's rest! Plan on a good 15 minute walk to the Duomo and the large shopping market.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

You will find pastry shops about every third store front in the city. Stop there to buy breakfast and wonderful sandwiches at lunch. It is a great money saver as everything is expensive! The food is delicious! Spend the money to buy Rick Steves' travel book on Florence or any European city before you leave on your trip, It tells you absolutely everything you could want to know!!!

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Review of The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago
Oct 28, 2009

Great starting point in Florence

Great place to call home while visiting Florence...close to iconic locations, surrounded by innumerable cafes & restaurants and all within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Can rely on concierges advice.

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Review of The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Irving, TX
Sep 16, 2009

Great location

The location was great. 5-10 min walk from the train station and very close to a lot of the attractions. The bathroom was the only negative experience for me. There were body hair from the previous guests in the tub and on some of the towels. yuck.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Our dinner at ZaZa was one of the best meals we had in Italy. It's about a 10-15 min walk, but well worth it.

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