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Hotel California

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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel California

Hotel California

4 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore3 min walk
  • Popular LocationUffizi Gallery11 min walk
  • Popular LocationPonte Vecchio12 min walk
  • AirportFlorence (FLR-Peretola)32 min drive

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About this area

Florence

Located in Florence's Duomo neighborhood, Hotel California is near a train station. Uffizi Gallery and Gallery of the Academy of Florence are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Nelson Mandela Forum or Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 2 min walk
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 3 min walk
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum - 4 min walk
  • Uffizi Gallery - 11 min walk
  • Ponte Vecchio - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Cascine Station - 8 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 12 min walk
  • Peretola Airport (FLR) - 32 min drive

Restaurants

  • California (7:30-9:30 PM) — 1 min walk
  • Il Desco Bistro — 3 min walk
  • Ok Bar — 3 min walk
  • Itit Il Sandwich Cafe — 3 min walk
  • Mangiafuoco — 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel California

Romantic Florence hotel in Duomo, walk to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
This hotel features a restaurant, 2 bars/lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Continental breakfast is free. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 49 rooms offer WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service, free bottled water, and hair dryers.
Hotel California offers 49 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Florence hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access (surcharge)

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - noon
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
The half board rate plan does not include drinks.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Spring Break deposit: EUR 30 per night (for guests under 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.90 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

California Florence
Hotel California Florence
Hotel California Hotel
Hotel California Florence
Hotel California Hotel Florence

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3.7
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 131 out of 576 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 258 out of 576 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 103 out of 576 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 58 out of 576 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 576 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.3/5

Amenities

3.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location
The hotel was a great location, walking distance of all the major stuff to do in Florence. The breakfast was very nice and plenty to choose from. The only negative is that we had a leaky toilet which woke us up during the night
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s not a 4 stars hotel, the only positive is the location as the hotel is steps away from the main cathedral. They didn’t let us check in as advertised at 2pm but we had to wait until 2.30pm. You can leave your luggage with them Babur they don’t have a storage room and they leave them all around reception. They give you a piece of white tape where you can hand write your name and stick it on your luggage. The room is average, in the bathroom the painting from the ceiling was peeling and the bathroom tiles were cracked. There was also a constant noise all the way though the night and the fire alarm light flashing. They advertise a panoramic roof top bar but it’s a small balcony where you seek half of the dome and they have small cans of beers. Disappointing, it should be advertised as 2 stars.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place to stay!
Very good excellent location, was able to drop bag off early and was given local map with walking route to know Florence - reception was very helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The best location ever. There was even a parking garage by the hotel. Quite pricy but conviniente ($30 a day)
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019