AROUND PIAZZA SAN MARCO
Hotel Tina, V.S. Gallo 31 ( 055 48 35 19; email@example.com). From P.S. Marco, follow V. XXII Aprile and turn right on V.S. Gallo. Pensione with high ceilings, new furniture, and amicable owners. Singles â‚¬44; doubles â‚¬60-75; triples â‚¬83.
Albergo Sampaoli, V.S. Gallo 14 ( 055 28 48 34; www.hotelsampaoli.it). Helpful reception and a large common area with patterned tile floors and ornate wooden furniture. All with fans, some with balconies. Free Internet (30min.). Singles â‚¬45, with bath â‚¬60; doubles â‚¬6584. AmExMCV.
Hotel San Marco, V. Cavour 50 (055 28 18 51; fax 055 28 42 35). 2 floors hold 15 large, bare-walled, airy rooms. Call ahead to reserve the spacious double with a balcony on the top floor at no extra charge. Singles â‚¬45, with bath â‚¬55; doubles â‚¬6575; triples â‚¬105. MCV.
AROUND VIA NAZIONALE
Katti House, V. Faenza 21 (-zrfax 055 21 34 10; www.kattihouse.com). Exit train station onto V. Nazionale; walk 1 block and turn right onto V. Faenza. A jewel among Florence’s travel lodgings, it was lovingly renovated by the proprietors and now features 400-year-old antiques and an attentive staff. Large rooms with AC, TV, and bath. Doubles â‚¬95; triples and quads â‚¬105. Nov.-Mar prices drop significantly.
Via Faenza 56 houses 5 separate pensioni, some of the best deals in the city. From the train station, exit left onto V. Nazionale, walk 1 block, and turn left on V. Faenza.
Pensione Azzi (055 21 38 06) has large rooms and a terrace. Breakfast included. Singles â‚¬45, with bath â‚¬55; doubles â‚¬6280. AmExMCV.
Locanda Paola (055 21 36 82) has doubles with views of the surrounding hills. Flexible 2am curfew. Doubles â‚¬62.
Albergo Merllni (055 21 28 48; www.hotelmerlini.it) has some rooms with views of the duomo.
Curfew lam. Doubles â‚¬65, with bath â‚¬75; triples â‚¬90; quads â‚¬98. AmExMCV.
Albergo Marini (055 28 48 24) boasts spotless rooms. Breakfast â‚¬5. Singles â‚¬48, with bath â‚¬75; doubles â‚¬6596; triples â‚¬86117.
Albergo Armonla (055 21 11 46) decorates its rooms with film posters. Singles â‚¬42; doubles â‚¬65; triples â‚¬90; quads â‚¬100.
Via Faenza 69 houses no-frills hotels. Sahne directions as for Via Faenza 56.
Locanda Giovanna (055 238 13 53) has basic, well-kept rooms with garden views. Singles â‚¬40;
doubles â‚¬60, with bath â‚¬70; triples â‚¬8085.
Hotel NellaPina (055 265 43 46) has 14 basic rooms and Internet. Singles â‚¬47; doubles â‚¬62. AmExMCV.
Hotel Nazionale, V. Nazionale 22 (055 238 22 03; www.nazionalehotel.it). Exit train station and turn left onto V. Nazionale. 9 sunny and spacious rooms with comfy beds, bath, and AC. Breakfast included and brought to your room between 8 and 9:30am. Singles â‚¬50, with bath â‚¬60; doubles â‚¬90; triples â‚¬97110. MCV.
Hotel Boston, V. Guelfa 68 (055 47 03 84; fax 055 47 09 34). Exposed wooden-beamed ceilings, intricate tiled floors, and yellow bedspreads spruce up 14 comfortable rooms, all with AC, TV, and telephone. Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful antique-style dining room or on the patio garden. Singles â‚¬50, with bath â‚¬70; doubles â‚¬80.