Cheap hotels near Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

Located in central Florence and about a 15-minute walk from the Duomo, the Basilica of Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world. It has a whopping 16 chapels and features well-restored frescoes by Giotto.

The Basilica serves as the burial place for some of Italy’s most famous residents including Machiavelli, Galileo and Michelangelo.

Today you can visit the church, its chapels and the bell tower. Note that there is no elevator and it’s 90 steps to the top of the tower. The church is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 5:30 and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission charges vary. (Of course, you may also attend a service at the church for free.) For more information, visit the Basilica’s Web site.

Hotels near Basilica of Santa Croce: The hotels we list here are in the Santa Croce neighborhood. There are many hotel options that put you within close proximity to most major city sights.

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




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.



No online booking

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Hotel Locanda Orchidea, Florence

Address Borgo Degli Albizi 11 (Duomo)

There is so much to love about the one-star Hotel Orchidea! Its ten basic rooms, in the shadow of the Duomo, look like something out of a dollhouse.

8.7 Guest Rating




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Hotel Dali, Florence

Address Via Dell Oriuolo, 17 (Duomo)

Hotel Dali is an adorable oasis of originality and quality in the heart of Florence—with great rates to boot.



No online booking

Hotel Silla, Florence

Address Via De' Renai 5 (Oltrarno)

Located in the Oltrarno neighborhood on the south side of the Arno River, the Hotel Silla exudes an old-fashioned charm that we fell for immediately.

8.6 Guest Rating




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