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Find Florence Hotels That Are Comfortable for the Whole Family

It's hard to find hotels that offer everything you need: comfort, space, and a good location. Luckily, in Florence, you'll find that many hotels within the city center offer great rooms options for those traveling with children or families. It's always stressful when you are planning on taking a trip with little ones in tow, but when you choose the right hotel, it's amazing how much better your trip can go.

Try Antica Torre, an old tower converted into a classy yet comfortable hotel with charm. You kids will love the fact that there is some history behind the place that they are staying, and you'll love the spacious rooms and the chance to kick back and relax after a long day of sight-seeing.

Also look into the Hotel Rivoli. Not far from the train station, and only about a ten-minute walk from the Duomo, the Rivoli offers a great, friendly staff who wants to serve you. If you have any questions about the city or need anything, they can find you what you need. For budgeters, consider Hotel Casci--a family-run business dedicated to offering you a pleasant and clean experience for a more than fair price. Florence offers guests the trip of a lifetime if they know where to look.



Finding a budget hotel willing to accommodate travelers with families is not always an easy thing to do, but the Hotel Casci in the center of Florence allows you some spacious rooms for families. Not only does to offer some of the best rooms options for your pocketbook, but its location near the city center makes it an easy walk to all the main sites and attractions. Family-run, you'll find a delightful little hotel with a lot to offer even though the price is more than reasonable. Clean rooms and a breakfast in the morning make this a good place to rest your head and start your day when you are in Florence.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: This budget hotel keeps you from worrying about spending money and more about enjoying your time.

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Hotel Brunelleschi might have one of the best views of the Duomo in the entire city, and if you would like to get a glimpse of this beauty, booking here can be one way to get your "room with a view" that you've always wanted. Smack-dab within the city center, you'll find a concierge ready to help you with any needs you might have and any questions that might be bothering you. The hotel's friendly staff is reason enough to consider staying here, but the rooms are reason enough to book. You'll find beautiful interiors and all the amenities you could ask for when you stay here.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: You'll find great views of the Duomo and many modern conveniences.

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Large rooms and the location make the Calzaiuoli Hotel one you should consider when you a traveling with a group or a family. Offering a great option for those who would like to pay a moderate amount and still get all the perks of being within the city center, this is the perfect hotel for them. You'll find everything is within an easy walking distance and that more often than not, you'll only need to step down the street to find everything you are looking for. It's also in a good district for shoppers, and the rooms are large for those traveling with several children.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: This hotel combines comfort and class for the perfect stay for you.

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Golden Tower Hotel & Spa
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For those with older families, it's hard to beat the majesty and overall loveliness of the Golden Tower. With an attached spa, luxurious rooms, and breakfast and afternoon tea, it's impossible not to feel a sense of wellness here. Located a little outside the city center, it's an easy walk to everything that you might want to see and some of the best restaurants and local shops in the city. The staff is friendly and wants you to enjoy your entire experience in Florence--they're happy to help you with any concerns that you might be having and to offer some recommendations when you are looking for a place to eat.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: You'll love the terrace and many amenities available at this little gem.

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If you are looking to enjoy yourself with your family in one of the wealthiest parts of the city, consider looking into staying at Antica Torre near the shopping district on Via Tournabuoni. There are many reasons to consider this location--the proximity to all the major sites and attractions are certainly reason to, as well. Other than simple wanting to live in the lap of luxury, there are a lot of perks to staying here. One is the rooftop terrace, which allows you to sit and enjoy the Tuscan sun anytime you would like. Another is the spacious rooms that allow you to fully stretch out and enjoy yourself.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: Your children will be fascinated by the hotel located in an old tower.

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Comfort is important when you are looking to find a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself with your children, and comfort is the first and foremost priority at the Hotel Rivoli. You'll find a staff that is more than willing to meet your every need and will help you find your way around the city. With a full bar and lovely rooms, you're sure to spend a good amount of time in between sight-seeing at this spot. Don't forget to book early during tourist season--you'll find that this hotel tends to book up quickly and that getting a room before the rush of people arrive is a good idea if you want to secure a spot early.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: The staff is especially wonderful at this spot near the train station.

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Offering a reasonable price for its location and breakfast included, the Hotel Orto de Medici offers guests a relaxing experience in the center of the city. With updated bathrooms, good, wifi, and clean and comfortable rooms, it's a great spot for a family traveling with a budget in mind. The location is also excellent for those who would like only a ten-minute walk to all the major sites--which is helpful when you have children in tow. The garden is another plus and makes lazy afternoons part of the enjoyment of staying in Italy. Feel free to relax and enjoy at the Hotel Orto de Medici.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: This hotel offers a little something for everyone visiting Florence.

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With plenty of room and a breakfast included, it's hard to beat this hotel located in the city center. With an included bar and breakfast room and overlooking the glorious Piazza Santa Maria Novella, you'll find all the modern conveniences that you've ever wanted with old-style charm. It's a close walk to all the major sites and main transportation hubs, so if you are arriving by train, plane, or bus, this is a good hotel to consider so you don't have to walk across the city with heavy bags and an armful of children. You can't go wrong with this four-floor beauty located next to everything you will want to see.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: This hotel is located close to the train station and offers a beautiful view.

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These apartments leave plenty of room and options for those looking for a bit more space than your typical hotel room allows. You'll also find rooms with kitchens, spacious bathrooms, and beautiful interiors. The staff is one of the friendliest around, and your children will enjoy having the extra space. Located right next to Piazza della Repubblica, you're sure to be able to walk to everything you want to see--and there are a good amount of stores and shopping available if you need to pick up a few items while you are out. You'll have a comfortable experience with a staff more than willing to help you with anything you might need.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: These apartments are located close to one of the most magical parts of the city.

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The Hotel Grand Minerva is not only one of the best luxury hotels in the city, but it is also geared toward families and having multiple guests. Not only are the rooms especially designed with children in mind with separate suites available to accommodate four people, but it is also located in one of the best parts of the city--it's easy to get to any spot that you want to and a short walk for some impatient kids. There is also an amazing pool on the top of the building that will keep you and your family cool throughout the hot summer days.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: This is a wonderful spot for children with rooms designed for families in mind.

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Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa