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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
572 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Bar
Laundry
Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitiser provided
Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationAcademy of Fine Arts1 min walk
Popular LocationGallery of the Academy of Florence2 min walk
Popular LocationLeonardo da Vinci Museum4 min walk
AirportFlorence (FLR-Peretola)31 min drive

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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Quadruple Room

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds OR 4 Single Beds
    More detailsQuadruple Room
  • Double Room Single Use

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsDouble Room Single Use

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Florence

Located in Florence's Duomo neighbourhood, Hotel California is near a train station. Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Nelson Mandela Forum or Stadio Artemio Franchi.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Academy of Fine Arts - 1 min walk
  • Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 2 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 4 min walk
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum - 4 min walk
  • San Lorenzo Church - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Florence-Cascine Station - 8 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 12 min walk
  • Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • Il Desco Bistro - 3 min walk
  • O.K. Bar - 3 min walk
  • Ristorante Accademia - 4 min walk
  • Mangiafuoco - 4 min walk
  • Panini Toscani - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel California

Romantic Florence hotel in Duomo, walk to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
This hotel features a restaurant, 2 bars/lounges and a rooftop terrace. Continental breakfast is free. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services and dry cleaning. All 49 rooms offer WiFi, fridges and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), free bottled water and hairdryers.
Hotel California offers 49 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Discounted parking nearby (reservations required)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and noon
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Spring Break deposit: EUR 30 per night (for guests aged under 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.90 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel California Florence
California Florence
Hotel California Hotel
Hotel California Florence
Hotel California Hotel Florence

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel California and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel California offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel California cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel California?
As of 10 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel California on 20 Aug 2020 start from £78, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to noon.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Hotel California located?
Located in Duomo, this romantic hotel is steps away from Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery of the Academy of Florence and Leonardo da Vinci Museum. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo are also within 5 minutes. Florence Santa Maria Novella Station is 12 minutes by foot and Florence-Le Cure Station is 22 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Hotel California

3.7
5 - Excellent
129
4 - Good
257
3 - Okay
102
2 - Mediocre
58
1 - Poor
26
4.0
Cleanliness
3.8
Service and Staff
3.1
Amenities
3.7
Property condition

3/5

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

It’s not a 4 stars hotel, the only positive is the location as the hotel is steps away from the main cathedral. They didn’t let us check in as advertised at 2pm but we had to wait until 2.30pm. You can leave your luggage with them Babur they don’t have a storage room and they leave them all around reception. They give you a piece of white tape where you can hand write your name and stick it on your luggage. The room is average, in the bathroom the painting from the ceiling was peeling and the bathroom tiles were cracked. There was also a constant noise all the way though the night and the fire alarm light flashing. They advertise a panoramic roof top bar but it’s a small balcony where you seek half of the dome and they have small cans of beers. Disappointing, it should be advertised as 2 stars.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place to stay!

Very good excellent location, was able to drop bag off early and was given local map with walking route to know Florence - reception was very helpful.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The best location ever. There was even a parking garage by the hotel. Quite pricy but conviniente ($30 a day)

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Amenities

Location was great and views of the Duomo were excellent. Room size was good and the bathroom was good - although the shower over the bath needed fixing to be able to hold the shower head in place, and the bath seals needed re-doing as they leaked and soaked the floor when showering. Unfortunately the cleanliness of the breakfast room was a little under par with food / drink stains on the floor and soiled table cloths not changed after previous diners had used them. Also, at times when the breakfast room was busy there only seemed to be one member of staff who was obviously overworked and was not able to keep up with replenishing food and drink reserves.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019