Are you looking for a hotel in the center of Bologna? You are in the right place!
Among the hundreds of hotels that the city offers, we have made a list of the best 10 hotels in the city center.
The 10 best hotels in the center of Bologna
Our evaluation was made by examining many aspects, all fundamental for the guests. In particular we considered customer reviews, location and value for money.
We have not neglected other factors such as the style of furniture, the elegance, the comforts offered, the presence of private parking, the professionalism of the staff and the uniqueness of the structure.
1. Art Hotel Orologio, a classic experience
The Art Hotel Orologio takes its name from the ancient Clock Tower that stands in front of its entrance. Around the corner you’ll find the Basilica of San Petronio, a magnificent location that offers guests stunning views of the center from their rooms.
The hotel is located in a recently renovated 19th century building, the classic style furniture maintains a certain sobriety and the kindness of the staff making guests feel at home.
Staying at the Art Hotel Orologio will allow you to explore the center of Bologna effortlessly and to fully enjoy your trip.
2. Albergo delle Drapperie
If you want to fully immerse yourself in the life of the city, this small and welcoming three-star hotel in the historic center is what you are looking for.
Albergo delle Drapperie has the best location to visit the city without having to walk too much. In fact, the hotel is located in a nineteenth-century building in the heart of Bologna, within the Quadrilatero area.
Just 200 meters away you will find the Asinelli Tower but you just need to leave this comfy accommodation to find yourself in the lively streets of the ancient city market with old shops and colorful fruit and vegetable markets. The helpfulness and kindness of the staff are always appreciated by guests and it will make the Albergo delle Drapperie your home in Bologna.
The hotel rooms, with their frescoed ceilings or exposed wooden beams, will transport you back in time, without sacrificing the best comforts, for an unforgettable stay.
3. Hotel Touring
This three-star superior hotel is located in the historic center of Bologna, near the Basilica of San Domenico. Shopping lovers will find the prestigious Galleria Cavour within walking distance.
The staff of the Hotel Touring welcomes its customers with comfort and charm. Much appreciated in the reviews is the splendid panoramic terrace on the top floor where in summer you can relax in a Jacuzzi. Very important for those who intend to move around Bologna by car, the hotel offers its guests a private parking.
4. Hotel Centrale
The Hotel Centrale is located a 10-minute walk from Bologna Central Station and a few steps from Via Piella where there is “La Finestrella” , one of the seven secrets of Bologna.
In addition to different types of rooms, the hotel also offers apartments located in an annex, a few meters from the main building where a delicious breakfast is served.
Recommended for those looking for an economical and comfortable solution in the historic center, this hotel stands near the Piazza Otto Agosto car park and is therefore very convenient for those traveling by car.
5. Metropolitan Hotel
Located in a quiet street, the Metropolitan Hotel is just a few steps from Via Dell’Indipendenza, one of the best streets in Bologna for shopping. About 5 minutes away is The Fountain Of Neptune and the airport shuttle service stops nearby.
The rooms are furnished in a minimalist style with an oriental touch that promotes relaxation. Guests underline in the reviews the beauty of the common spaces and it is certainly one of the best hotels in the historic center for couples.
If you are planning a couple’s trip, our article might be useful: romantic hotels in Bologna.
The terrace located on the fifth floor is a wonderful green space from which to admire the beautiful panorama of the Bolognese hills.
6. Hotel Al Cappello Rosso
This 4-star superior hotel boasts more than 600 years of experience in the hospitality sector that undoubtedly makes it a point of reference that has remained in the heart of several generations.
A few steps from the Piazza Grande of Lucio Dalla this welcoming accommodation surprises guests with the uniqueness of its rooms and the abundant breakfast, full of flavors.
With a unique and particular design, the rooms are all different from each other and suitable for the most diverse needs.
Guests appreciate and praise the attentions of the staff who know how to surprise with discretion and care.
Also worth mentioning is Osteria Al Cappello housed in the same building with an ancient history and traditional flavors that will make your stay in Bologna even more unique.
7. Grand Hotel Majestic "Già Baglioni"
The only 5-star hotel in Bologna can only be synonymous with luxury and comfort.
The beautiful eighteenth-century building that houses the hotel is located in an enviable position, in front of the splendid facade of the Cathedral of San Pietro, a few steps from the main square and next to Palazzo Fava, in the heart of Via Indipendenza.
The rooms of this luxurious hotel are elegant, frescoed and equipped with antique furniture. Customers also love the hotel spa and restaurant.
The hotel garage is very much appreciated, where parking and return of the car is possible with a supplement, to provide you with a completely relaxing stay.
8. I Portici Hotel
Located between Indipendenza street and Parco Della Montagnola, a few minutes walk from the station and in the heart of the historic center of Bologna, this 4-star superior hotel enchants guests with its elegant art nouveau atmosphere.
Guests are pleasantly surprised by the size, comfort and design of the rooms.
The atmosphere of the Belle Epoque can be felt above all in the area of the restaurant with a Michelin star which, together with the Osteria I Portici, is praised by customers and helps to make the stay in the structure even more pleasant.
This elegant and strategic solution is perfect for both couples and business customers.
9. Art Hotel Commercianti
Staying in this four-star accommodation you will have the impression of being able to touch San Petronio with a finger, which says it all about its exceptional location.
The Commercianti Hotel is placed in an enchanting pedestrian side street that runs alongside the great Basilica. The lucky guests will have the privilege of a unique view from the terraces of some rooms.
Recently renovated, the charming hotel is housed in a historic building of medieval origin. With its frescoes, wooden beams and luxury furnishings, it fascinates guests who especially appreciate its atmosphere, taste for décor and comfort.
The kindness of the staff and the service offered are considered to be of excellent quality, and a garage is also reserved for guests. This makes it a perfect destination for tourists traveling by car who want to stay in a unique location and in a comfortable and elegant environment.
10. Casa Faccioli
In our list of the Best Hotels in the center of Bologna we allow ourselves to add a bed & breakfast, which we think can be an ideal accommodation for the quality and price offered as well as for the location.
Situated behind Via Rizzoli, a few steps from the Asinelli and Garisenda Towers, Casa Faccioli welcomes its customers in a charming historic building where it is possible to admire stunning views of the ancient city, from the windows and terraces of the rooms.
The rooms are considered by guests to be welcoming, spacious and quiet. Also noteworthy is the excellent treatment by the owners.