Located just to the left of the incandescent Church of Santa Maria Novella, this hotel has been offering some of the best and most reasonably priced accommodations for visitors for several years. They also have recently finished a remodel that promises modern conveniences and a new front to the impressive building.
The "Classic" option at the Grand Hotel Minerva — Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel Minerva
Location is everything in Florence, and the Grand Hotel Minerva offers easy access to the city's monuments and attractions. The Duomo is only about a 10-minute walk, and it's an easy stroll to the famous Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where horse races were a common spectacle during the times of Medici family influence.
There's really no need to hire a cab to reach attractions: the walk from the hotel offers delightful views, and bustling streets are filled with restaurant options.
Grand Hotel Minerva is also only steps away from one of Florence’s most famous churches, the glorious Santa Maria Novella. If you're planning on seeing some hidden works tucked away by Michelangelo and Masaccio, this is the church to view. Not only is it technically the first great basilica of Florence, but it’s also one of the best examples of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture in the city.
The remodel of the Grand Hotel Minerva has also ensured that there are plenty of rooms available for any kind of accommodations that you might need.
This is an excellent place for those with children; the two-story rooms can act as separate spaces for you and your family. The penthouse suite allows you an unparalleled view of the facade of the church of Santa Maria Novella.
The rooftop pool is a luxurious escape when the weather in Florence starts to become unbearable in the summer. Grand Hotel Minerva is one of the few hotels in the city to offer such a relaxing and refreshing way to cool down during the hot months that Tuscany brings!
A “Classic” room goes for about 165 euro a night, depending on the season and what else is available. Other options include a “Superior” room, with a double bed and extra amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. A double or single bed is an option for all rooms, so depending on whom you are traveling with, you can find which works best for you.
Breakfast, free WiFi and a free minibar are all included, as well.