book early to get the view room; it's worth it.
Posted Aug 2, 2016 on Hotels
stay in the room with unobstructed view of the basilica. it's worth it. The view negates all other oddities (like the small tub has 2 unsettling levels, AC takes some time to cool room & needs replacement). reception staff speaks English. If driving, call hotel for parking instructions. free hotel parking at end of Via Fra Francisco Remon Jativa which is closer than at Piazza Giovanni Paolo II. there's still some hill climb but it's a scenic walk without any luggage, get the pass from hotel which allows you to drive into ZTL, walk back to car, display pass on dashboard, drive to hotel, unload luggage, drive back to the parking lot, walk back to hotel. repeat at checkout. call hotel first to confirm that's still the steps. sounds tedious but it saved us from dragging heavy luggage up & down Assisi hills. Assisi is different from other Italian hill towns. it's worth a visit even if you're not Catholic nor Christian. the stones used in the houses give a different, unique & beautiful hue.