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Best Western Hotel Porto Antico

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A clean and small budget hotel in a great location for exploring the ports of Genoa. The room was nice and even had a small balcony looking out into the narrow, winding street, and it was easy to feel wrapped in the locality. We loved waking up in the morning and throwing open the balcony doors to hear the bustle of the port. The room was equipped with very generic amenities (shampoo and bodywash all-in-one from a dispenser on the wall of the shower, for instance) and the elevator was very small. We opted to have one of us take the bags up in the elevator and have the other person take the stairs. You should definitely not try to put more than 3 people in that elevator and that's really pushing it. We ran out of tissues on the first night and conveying this fact to the woman running the front desk, and then actually getting a replacement box took about 20 minutes. Apparently tissues are somewhat hard to come by. This hotel is in easy walking distance of the Aquarium, which was our primary destination. Also, literally across the street, we had the best pizza of our trip at Savo (seriously, get yourself some reservations). I would not recommend wandering far from the hotel at night.

Always worried to access incidentally one of Italy’s “Zone a traffico limitato – ZTL” and paying at the end very expensive fines, we find this hotel in Genoa’s Old Port as great compromise to be in the old city and at the old port. Very clean, helpful staff and a nice selection for breakfast. Even more important was that if you ask for a quiet room you will face an inner court and enjoy a relaxing and restoring night. The parking is just opposite of the main costal road and can be easily accessed with an elevator bringing you just directly to your car.

Hotel was very well situated near the port in the heart of Genoa. Amenities were good considering the room price. Room was clean, adequate and comfortable but unfortunately the only view was of the airshaft. It was ideally located for walking and also near the Principe train station. Trains were very easy to use and we managed a side trip to Cinque Terra to round out our Genoa part of our trip.

Small structure, very clean, confortable, very convenient position, ok price, excellent personnel at Reception always available, suitable Hotel parking for the car near by, good breakfast, close to many restaurants at walkind distance, in front of the Acquarium, old Port, bars

We stayed in the family room that accommodated two adults and three kids. One bathroom though was not enough! Shower is small. Room was just OK. Location of the hotel in the old part of town has its positives and negatives. It's close to the Aquarium and other attractions. However, the old part of town and the narrowing alleys felt sketchy at best especially in the evening when we decided to walk and find a place to eat. Prostitutes and drug dealing (in front of our eyes) and given that we had children, we turned around and ate at the restaurant across from the hotel. Friendly staff but not as many as it should, so the wait could be long before someone attends to guests.

Good hotel with decent prices all over. Rooms are small but 3 persons are able to stay there. Breakfast is acceptable taken the price into consideration. Area is filled with good restaurants and close to the marina. A good choice.

The hotel is in an ideal location in the atmospheric old town and two minutes from the harbour promenade. All the tourist sights (including the palaces in Via Garibaldi and the Duomo) as well as many delicious local restaurants are within a ten minutes' walk.. Rooms (although not very large) are very comfortable with everything you need. We stayed for four nights in a nice sunny room with a balcony overlooking Via Ponte Calvi and it was a pleasure to watch the comings and goings. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and varied and of good quality including strong espressos. We greatly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would stay there again.

Our room was very small and dark. There is no view. It was clean. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the aquarium and a number of restaurants. At check in the clerk was not very helpful. A later clerk was helpful and made a number of recommendations for dinner. There seem to be a lot of people loitering in the immediate area of the hotel. If visiting Genoa again, would not stay here.

Really good location, friendly staff, clean room. Arriving by car is very difficult if you do not know the exact location. GPS registers as restricted road and will not take you directly to the hotel. We found it better to park and then walk to hotel in order to get detailed instructions how to come by car. Breakfast very poor and not to normal standards. Good value but parking costs euro 18.00 per day with the hotel discount.

I stayed here for 2 nights. Accessibility was good (I arrived by train and elected to walk to the hotel but the metro is another option - 1 stop from the main railway station). The hotel is located in a small street moments from the harbour front. I was very satisfied with the room I was given. Admittedly there was no view to speak of but the room was comfortable and had everything I required. The shower room was fine too. WiFi connectivity was very good. The breakfast room is on the small side and the breakfast was adequate but unremarkable. Staff were very friendly. A good choice for historic Genoa.

Via al Ponte Calvi, 5 Genoa GE

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Palazzo di San Giorgio and National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • Concierge services

Located in Centro Est, Best Western Hotel Porto Antico is next to popular attractions like Palazzo di San Giorgio and National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola Palace. Each of the 50 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes a minibar, a coffee maker, and an LCD TV. Centrally located in Genoa, the hotel is also a short walk from Old Port and White Palace.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 50 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel Porto Antico enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1200 reviews