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3.7 / 5Good
571 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.


  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


What's nearby

Popular LocationAcademy of Fine Arts1 min walk
Popular LocationGallery of the Academy of Florence2 min walk
Restaurant56 Rosso1 min walk
RestaurantCaffé ricasoli1 min walk
AirportFlorence (FLR-Peretola)38 min drive

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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Double Room Single Use

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Located in Florence's Duomo neighbourhood, Hotel California is near a train station. Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Florence Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Academy of Fine Arts - 1 min walk
  • Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 2 min walk
  • Statue of David - 3 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 4 min walk
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Florence-Cascine Station - 8 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 12 min walk
  • Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 38 min drive


  • 56 Rosso - 1 min walk
  • Caffé ricasoli - 1 min walk
  • Panini Pizze e Vini - 2 min walk
  • Dei Pucci - 2 min walk
  • Mangia e Bevi - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel California

Romantic Florence hotel in Duomo, walk to Cattedrale di 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, fridges and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), free bottled water and hairdryers.
Hotel California offers 49 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Discounted parking nearby (reservations required)

Food and drink

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

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities


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


Business services

1 meeting room


Rooftop terrace


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
TV in reception

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cots/infant beds


Bathtub or shower
Free toiletries


Satellite channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and noon
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Diners Club
American Express

Important information


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

  • Spring Break deposit: EUR 30 per night (for guests aged 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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the 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 on-site parking is available.

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 2999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • 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

  • 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

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Amenities

Location was great and views of the Duomo were excellent. Room size was good and the bathroom was good - although the shower over the bath needed fixing to be able to hold the shower head in place, and the bath seals needed re-doing as they leaked and soaked the floor when showering. Unfortunately the cleanliness of the breakfast room was a little under par with food / drink stains on the floor and soiled table cloths not changed after previous diners had used them. Also, at times when the breakfast room was busy there only seemed to be one member of staff who was obviously overworked and was not able to keep up with replenishing food and drink reserves.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good hotel

The hotel location was good and near by the Dommo. All food streets and sightseeing are near by. Good hotel at all.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019