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Best Western Plus Tower Hotel Bologna
4 out of 5
Viale Lenin, 43, Bologna, BO
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The price is $60 per night
2.45 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (204 reviews)

"Like : spacious room, more varieties of bf"…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Best Western Plus Tower Hotel Bologna
Hotel Corona d'Oro
4.5 out of 5
Via Oberdan 12, Bologna, BO
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The price is $109 per night
0.22 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (578 reviews)
City centre hotel

"Lovely hotel with a sense of history. Great city centre location close to places of interest, restaurants and bars"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Corona d'Oro
Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni
5 out of 5
Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, Bologna, BO
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The price is $322 per night
0.18 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (455 reviews)

"A classical Grand Hotel. The location could not be better. The staff is very professional and friendly. This is not an easy period for any hotel so I wish the entire team to stay strong safe. Hope to be back and enjoy the beautiful city of Bologna."…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni
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I Portici Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Via Indipendenza, 69, Bologna, BO
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The price is $86 per night
0.57 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (924 reviews)

"Concierge was extremely helpful with reservations."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I Portici Hotel
Art Hotel Orologio
4 out of 5
Via IV Novembre 10C, Bologna, BO
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0.03 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (304 reviews)

"Great location. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Fast internet. Friendly staff. Breakfast could be better."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Art Hotel Orologio
Aemilia Hotel Bologna
4 out of 5
Via G. Zaccherini Alvisi 16, Bologna, BO
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The price is $77 per night
0.91 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"The Aemilia hotel is clean and comfortable and in a great location, making it easy to walk into the city centre. The view from the roof terrace is really good, especially in the morning or later in the evening when the light is more dramatic! Best of all though is the staff, very friendly and ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Aemilia Hotel Bologna
Starhotels Excelsior
4.5 out of 5
Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, Bologna, BO
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0.78 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Very close to train station and shops, clean, staff ate friendly and courteous. Walking distance to places to see on Bologna"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Starhotels Excelsior
UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro
4 out of 5
Via Pietramellara 41/43, Bologna, BO
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The price is $75 per night
0.79 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (653 reviews)

"A beautifully situated modern property with friendly staff. I highly recommend this property to anyone travelling through Bologna. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro
Touring Hotel
4 out of 5
Via de Mattuiani 1/2, Bologna, BO
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The price is $88 per night
0.35 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (536 reviews)

"Great hotel in a great location. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast got me off to a good start each day. And they did all this in the most difficult and trying times. When the virus passes I promise to go back and enjoy their hospitality again. Thank you, stay safe and well"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Touring Hotel
NH Bologna de la Gare
4 out of 5
Piazza XX Settembre, 2, Bologna, BO
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The price is $84 per night
0.7 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (479 reviews)
The receptionist, Crypien, has been wonderful

"The receptionist, Crypien, has been wonderful and thoughtful in changing our rooms for a shower bathroom instead of bathtub one as my mum is old and has weak legs. The overall service is commendable and excellent from NH Bologna not to mention the great rooks and comfy bed. Definitely Comig back ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

NH Bologna de la Gare
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Visiting Bologna

History buffs will enjoy exploring Bologna, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, college vibe, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, cathedral, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Piazza Maggiore, Museum of Giorgio Morandi, and Palazzo Comunale.

  • There are 943 hotels and other accommodations in Bologna
  • The closest major airport is in Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi), 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Bologna

Well-known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Museum of Giorgio Morandi, Communal Collection of Fine Arts, and Archaeological Museum. Its historic sites and cathedral are notable and landmarks include Piazza Maggiore, Fountain of Neptune, and Basilica of San Petronio. The city's natural beauty is on display at Bologna Botanical Gardens, Margherita Gardens, and Villa delle Rose.

In Bologna, there are 943 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Casa Isolani Santo Stefano - With a stay at this bed & breakfast in Bologna City Centre, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a snack bar/deli, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and comfortable beds.
  • 051 Room & Breakfast - Our customers like the central location and WiFi at this B&B. With a stay at this bed & breakfast in Bologna City Centre, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and concierge services, along with free WiFi.
  • Almarossa - Guests staying at this property in Bologna City Centre can enjoy access to self-service laundry and an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in Bologna include Palazzo Comunale, Two Towers, and Basilica of San Domenico. Outside the city, top places to visit include Lamborghini Museum, located 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from the city center, and Unipol Arena, which is 4.6 mi (7.4 km) away.

Getting Around Bologna

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Bologna Central Station, Bologna Rimesse Station, or Bologna San VItale Station. Bologna might not have very many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Bologna

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 67°F and the nighttime average to be 32°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 89°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • July through September averages 92°F during the day and 59°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 76°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Bologna is 28.06 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 90°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 35°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Bologna?
Casa Isolani Santo Stefano is a favorite with Expedia customers. This B&B is a short 7-minute walk from Piazza Maggiore, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favorite options based on reviews include Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni and 4 Patroni B&B.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bologna, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Bologna.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Bologna?
For more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Bologna, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Bologna?
Based on reviews, Hotel Bologna Airport is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Mercure Bologna Centro and Casa Ilaria.
What's the best place to stay in Historic Center?
With 411 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Casa Isolani Santo Stefano is the highest ranked property in Historic Center. This B&B is steps from Basilica Santo Stefano, and offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices in the neighborhood include B&B Carosello and 051 Room & Breakfast.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Bologna?
Hotel Cavour is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay with the kids include Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni and Il Canale Hotel. Attractions in the area like Pala Danze are also fun for the whole family.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Bologna?
Savhotel is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features slippers and a restaurant. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Hotel Porta San Mamolo and Hotel Il Guercino.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Bologna?
Hotel Porta San Mamolo is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a bar/lounge along with LED TVs for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include A Casa Vittoria Bed & Breakfast and AC Hotel Bologna by Marriott.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Land Rover Arena?
Starhotels Excelsior is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.6 mi (1 km) from Land Rover Arena. Other good options within a short distance include Grand Hotel Elite and NH Bologna de la Gare.
What about the best place to stay close to Piazza Maggiore?
One of the top choices for your stay is Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni, located next to Piazza Maggiore, and this 5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Starhotels Excelsior and Hotel Internazionale are other good choices nearby.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Bologna?
Casa Isolani Santo Stefano is a top 4.5-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features a seasonal outdoor pool and a poolside bar. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Pianoro del cielo or Coccole fresche.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Bologna?
Starhotels Excelsior is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni and Royal Hotel Carlton are other upscale choices for your trip.

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