Cheap hotels in Santa Croce, Florence

Named for the Santa Croce cathedral, which marks the center of this neighborhood, the south end of Santa Croce borders the Duomo and swarms with tourists. The piazza itself is actually a popular spot for Florentines to meet, chat and then head elsewhere for to eat. The parallel streets behind the church are relatively quiet, and slightly more residential.

Head north-east to Sant'Ambrogio, where Florence feels hipper, younger, and much more real. Via dei Neri, a cross street on the other side of Via de'Benci, the south-western border of the piazza, is lined with wine bars, specialty food shops and a few great osterias.

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Bavaria, Florence

Address Borgo degli Albizi 26 (Santa Croce)

The one-star Hotel Bavaria offers a little taste of Renaissance living.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$49

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Hotel Dante, Florence

Address Via San Cristofano 2 (Santa Croce)

The slightly retro Hotel Dante, just five minutes from the Duomo, has been a favorite among visiting theatre actors for years.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$87

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Istituto Oblate, Florence

Address Via Borgo Pinti 15 (Santa Croce)

Tucked away in a 14th-century palazzo, the Istituto Oblate is a simple nun-run budget option in a quiet corner of Florence.

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$56

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Wanda, Florence

Address Via Ghibellina 51 (Santa Croce)

The Hotel Wanda's a sure pick for those wanting cheap rooms with peace and quiet, but surroundings that are definitively day-to-day Florence.

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$75

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