Bologna's Best: Top 10 Hotels for a Memorable Stay

Best hotel bologna

Which are the best hotels in Bologna? and Tripadvisor can give you an answer.
But even if I grew up in Bologna I have some suggestions for you.

Here's a not sponsored list of hotels in Bologna city centre.

Grand Hotel Majestic

Grand hotel Majestic Bologna

The Grand Deluxe suite of Majestic Hotel

If you're looking for the best of the best the answer is just one.

Located in Via Indipendenza, just a few steps away from Piazza Maggiore, Grand Hotel Majestic (known as Baglioni) is a wonderful and historical building designed by architect Alfonso Torregiani during the first half of the 18th century.

​Luxury, elegance and position, make it the best.
If you can afford it, there are no other options to consider.

And if you're lucky you can meet former guests as Bono, Lady Gaga of the Pope.

Why sleep here
If you can afford it, this is the best.

Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, 40121 Bologna
Tel. 051 225445
Price: 300€/night

I Portici Hotel

I Portici Hotel - Bologna

The restaurant hall of I Portici Hotel

Another luxury choice.
The perfect balance between modern and classic style: modern rooms with minimal furniture, smooth shapes and simple spaces inside the elegant atmospheres of Palazzo Maccaferri (Art Nouveau).

In addition, this hotel is also famous for having the only Michelin starred restaurant in Bologna, located inside an 1899 theatre.

Why sleep here
It's new, with a great restaurant and close to the train station.

Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40050 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 42185
Price: 105€/night

Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta

Convento Fiori Seta Bologna

It's set in a quiet area between Via Castiglione and Via Santo Stefano, two of the most lovely and classy streets of Bologna.

Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta hotel is a former nunnery dated back to the 14th century.

All the rooms are different and 4 of them are obtained from the aisle and the apse of an old church.

If you're looking for an elegant and pleasant solution to spend your days in Bologna in a unique context, this is your place.

Why sleep here
Beautiful and relaxed area, you don't get the chance to sleep in a nunnery every day, don't you?

Via Orfeo, 34/4, 40124 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 272039
Price: 110€/night

Casa Bertagni

Casa Bertagni Bologna

The first floor o Casa Bertagni

There's the hand of an architect and designer behind Casa Bertagni.
And you can tell it by the harmony of a place with unique style and charm.

Each room is named after one of the virtues and you get art in every little detail.
You are a few steps from the Art University and the Pinacoteca di Bologna.

Ready to sleep in a painting?

Why sleep here

To sleep inside a beautiful place in the University area, surrounded by art.

Via G. B de Rolandis, 7, 40126 Bologna
Tel. +39 346 323 9893
Price: 170€/night

Art Hotel Commercianti

Art hotel commercianti bologna

Breakfast with a view of San Petronio from Art Hotel Commerianti

Are you ready to sleep in history?

Art Hotel Commercianti is set inside an 11th-century building in Via de Pignattari, a few steps from Piazza Maggiore.

It has been a former town hall and later the seat of the Brentatori, a congregation of wine bearers and valuers, papal duty collectors, firemen.

If you need one more reason to book a room here, this is the closest hotel to our Bologna food tour meeting point. Wear your shoes and start to eat, not bad.

Why sleep here

To have breakfast with a view of San Petronio Basilica, what you can ask more?

Via de' Pignattari, 11, 40124 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 745 7511
Price: 120€/night

Touring Hotel

Hotel Touring Bologna Terrace

The terrace with a few of Bologna red roofs

Right next to San Domenico Basilica (yes, the one with Michelangelo statues) there's this attractive and small hotel.

Founded in 1950, it has renovated rooms.

It's famous for its terrace where you can enjoy a drink or a bath in the Jacuzzi with an amazing view above the red roofs of Bologna.

Why sleep here

Relax, comfort, good position. And let me say it again: Jacuzzi-on-a-terrace.

Via de' Mattuiani 1/2, 40124 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 584305
Price: 80€/night

Aemilia Hotel

Aemilia Hotel Bologna

A room of Aemilia Hotel

Outside the walls of the city centre (about 15 min walk to Piazza Maggiore) but in a quiet location, you find this elegant and modern hotel.

Perfect for business (with its big meeting room), it suits great also if you're looking for a new and stylish hotel.

A few meters from it, there's a great greek Bologna fish restaurant.

Why sleep here

If you have a car and you don't want to get crazy about parking it.

Via Giovanna Zaccherini Alvisi 16, 40138 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 394 0311
Price: 80-90€

Hotel Porta San Mamolo

Hotel Porta San Mamolo

The garden of Hotel Porsa San Mamolo

This charming hotel is in a peaceful and wonderful area, far from the noise of the University and the crowd of the train station.

This charming 4 stars Hotel​ was renovated in 2020 and now has silent and elegant rooms.

You can have your breakfast inside a big garden full of oleanders, pomegranates and lemon trees, making this place the perfect location to relax in a green oasis of Bologna city centre.

Why sleep here

To rest near the hills and wake up in the green. Not bad to be in Bologna city centre.

Vicolo del Falcone 6/8, 40124 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 583056
Price: 85€

Hotel Al Cappello Rosso

Hotel Cappello Rosso Bologna

The "Classic" room of Hotel Cappello Rosso

Don't be fooled by the look of the modern rooms of this boutique hotel just next to Piazza Maggiore.

This is one of the oldest hotels in Bologna, with a deep connection with San Petronio Basilica. This is where the architects and artists working at the construction of the Basilica used to sleep.

Now the look is different but not less fascinating.

Why sleep here

Its history, the great position and its restaurant.

Via de' Fusari 9, 40123 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 261891
Price: 100€ - 130€

Antica Casa Zucchini

Antica Casa Zucchini Bologna

Frescos in Stanza Cornelia at Antica Casa Zucchini

Via Santo Stefano, one of the best streets of Bologna.
A few steps from the 7 churches Basilica, you can rest in the rooms of this 16th-century building.

3 rooms with frescos and a small library to sleep in the history of Bologna.

Why sleep here

The elegant area, far from the noise and its charming look.

Via Santo Stefano 36, 40125 Bologna
Tel. +39 3479110731
Price: 120€ - 210€

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  • Chanty

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  • Andrea - Taste Bologna

    I'm glad to hear that Chanty! I'm sure you enjoyed Bologna ;)