The rooftop SE*STO on Arno restaurant offers contemporary Florentine fare, a superb wine collection and the best brunch in Florence
Belvedere suites with views of Florence's Arno River, Duomo and Piazza della Signoria
A state-of-the-art business center open 24 hours daily
What To Know
You'll pay a fee for WiFi access
The hotel's stately public rooms are available for weddings and accommodate up to 150 guests
SE*STO on Arno restaurant offers a 25 Euro per person set lunch package
Parking on site
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Palatial 13th-century Florentine building-turned-hotel, with topnotch service and rooftop restaurant with 360-degree views of the city
Stationed along the Arno River, the Westin Excelsior's lobby sets a lavish tone with bright marble flooring and soaring ceilings. Special events spaces also impress, with details like stained glass ceilings and geometrical patterns on the marble pavements. With sights such as Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi Gallery just steps away, the Westin makes a convenient homebase for exploring Florence.
Bed and Bath
After a major renovation in 2009, guestrooms and suites are appointed with rich red fabrics, plush sofas and sleek, high-back leather chairs. Some rooms look onto the Arno River while others have views of the distant iconic Duomo and clustered Ponte Vecchio. Marble bathrooms are spacious with combo bathtubs and showers, plush robes and slippers.
The rooftop lounge and restaurant SE*STO on Arno offers 360-degree views of the city via its glass-enclosed space. Weekend brunch is popular and arguably the best in the city, with giant tables overflowing with fish, salads, cheeses and raw bar fare, including langoustines and clams. The lobby also features ORVM Bar, with expertly mixed cocktails and nibbles available until 1 a.m.
In the Area
Located in the historic heart of the city, this hotel is within walking distance to all the major sights. If you’ve visited the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, the statue of David and the Renaissance churches, try the Ferragamo Museum. Situated in the family palazzo, this small museum pays homage to the man who designed shoes for Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.
The Westin Excelsior, Florence
Piazza Ognissanti 3
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Westin Excelsior, Florence is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.