Home to high fashion, world-renowned arts, stunning architecture and Italy’s stock exchange, Milan is a city of sophistication and elegance. There is a diverse range of hotels in this city, from luxurious five-star lodgings, to a thriving business hotel sector, to some truly unique locations that have enjoyed the touch of some of the most skilful designers.
Visiting Milan on a Budget
Milan is famous for its luxury and opulence, yet this lavish city still provides brilliant options for cheaper accommodation. With a wide selection of budget hotels, you will certainly find somewhere that caters your needs. Better still, many of these places are located in the fashionable areas of Milan.
Luxury Hotels in Milan
Being the financial centre of Italy comes with a lot of responsibility, wealth and comfort, and that means you won’t have to look too far to find exceptional hotels that dazzle with exquisite interiors, spas and indoor swimming pools. You will also find that several of these hotels are historically important buildings and that their exteriors match the glory of renaissance Milanese architecture.
So why not use Expedia’s search tool to help find the perfect place in the most sublime surroundings and experience the best of what Milan has to offer? One such area that might take your fancy is that around Milan’s famous opera house, La Scala. Here, you will find some of the best five-star hotels in the city.
Hotels for Art Lovers
With Italy also being the heart of the Renaissance, Milan is naturally home to a strong art scene housing some of the most important works of art in the world. If you are a lover of fine arts, undoubtedly, you will want to see Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous painting, The Last Supper. To be close to this monumental work, you will want stay in a hotel near the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is here, tucked away on the adjoining refectory wall, that this artwork sits – just remember to book a tour in advance.
Alternatively, you could stay in a hotel near the Pinacoteca di Brera, which is the main public gallery of Milan. This gallery houses a wide array of unforgettable works such as Caravaggio’s 'Supper at Emmaus'. Similarly, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana displays some equally important works and, again, another important Caravaggio ('Basket of Fruit').
The Best Hotels for Shopping
As one of the global centres of the fashion industry, Milan boasts a wide array of designer outlets, shopping centres and boutique stores. To satisfy that shopping itch, you may want to consider staying near the Quadrilatero d’Oro, the ‘rectangle of gold’.
This shopping district features the most prestigious brands and showcases the very best of the fashion world. It's the heart of Milan’s haute couture identity. Even if you're not a shopaholic, this unique square is charming in itself, featuring quaint streets and amazing architecture of the Renaissance period. There are also several museums located here as well, so you can blend fashion, art and history all in a single day.