Mid-range to Boutique Choice Hotels
With thousands of hotels in more than 35 countries, Choice Hotels International is known for its great value for money. With 11 brands, from the upscale Cambria hotels to the pocket-friendly Quality Inn to boutique line Clarion, Choice is one of the world's largest hotel companies. And here's an interesting fact: Choice was the world's first hotel chain to offer non-smoking rooms in every hotel.
What to Expect with Choice Hotels
The hotel group’s famous Comfort brand is in Genoa. These child- and pet-friendly hotels offer you a free weekday newspaper and a free hot breakfast. Business travellers also favour these Comfort hotels thanks to their high-speed internet connection and meeting-room space. Clean and comfortable rooms offer desks, fridges and cable television.
The stylish Clarion brand is also in Genoa, with hotels maintaining stunning historical characteristics, such as ceilings decorated with frescoes. If you’re in Genoa on business, you’ll find the on-site meeting facilities, free wireless high-speed internet and free daily newspapers very useful. Rooms offer flat-screen cable TVs, mini-bars, desk and hair dryers.
Exploring Genoa from a Choice Hotel
Choice Hotels in Genoa are within walking distance of Genoa's top sightseeing attractions. Stay near the city's atmospheric historic quarter, where you'll find cosy taverns, restaurants and bakeries serving up delicious focaccia bread topped with cheese, olives and more.
Genao old town is also home to grand boulevard Via Garibaldi, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is home to three neighbouring palaces turned art galleries: Palazzo Tursi, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso. If you like art, you’ll enjoy the works on display by Van Dyck and Veronese, Durer and Strozzi at these galleries.
Just a short stroll from the historic quarter is Porto Antico, where you’ll find many of Genoa’s major attractions. Check out the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest aquarium in Italy, which homes sharks, dolphins, turtles and more. Also in the harbour area is the Galata Maritime Museum, where you can see a real submarine and a section dedicated to the Genoa-born navigator Christopher Columbus.