Baglioni Hotel Carlton
What We Love
- Unbeatable location in the heart of Milan’s Quadrilatero, with a discreet entrance flanked by luxe boutiques
- Home to one of Milan’s top restaurants, Il Baretto
- An extremely courteous and helpful staff
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What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- It's a 10-minute taxi ride from Milano Centrale train station
- The small gym is open 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the Quadrilatero della Moda (Milan’s fashion district), the Baglioni Hotel Carlton is an elegant five-star sleep set in a classically styled mansion. Two separate entrances are located on two of the city’s hottest shopping streets, and both lead to a grand marble-floored lobby decorated with oil paintings and Chesterfield sofas. In the Caffè Baglioni, a hip hub designed by Milanese atelier Rebosio + Spagnulo, Murano glass chandeliers hang above an impressive piece of wall art that depicts a musical score by composer Daniele Lombardi made from copper yarn.
Bed and Bath
The 87 guestrooms and suites are dressed in a creamy palette, with fabric-covered walls, dark wood floors and leather finishes. Modern light fixtures add an edge to the classic decor. Tactile fabrics (rich brocade, silk linens and velvet cushions) are featured throughout, and most of the rooms overlook the boutique-lined Via Senato and Via della Spiga (or the internal courtyard). The bathrooms have heated black marble floors, spacious rain showers, wonderfully soft his-and-hers bathrobes and custom-made fig-scented toiletries by Ortigia.
The hotel’s restaurant, Il Baretto, first opened as an American Bar in 1962 and attracted a creative crowd including Italian poet Eugenio Montale. It’s one of Milan’s finest eateries (and a see-and-be-seen spot) and serves a menu described as “Milanese light” alongside an impressive wine list. The Spiga 8 Spa (named for the private entrance on posh Via della Spiga) is a collaboration between the hotel and spa guru Laura Elos; it has a Turkish bath and experience showers, and it offers a range of holistic treatments. Each morning breakfast is a delicious spread of Italian pastries and savory options including eggs, meats and cheeses served by the attentive staff at Caffè Baglioni.
In the Area
Start the day (window) shopping on the impossibly posh Via Montenapoleone, and stop for a cappuccino and pastry at the historic Sant Ambroeus. A five-minute stroll through Corso Vittorio Emanuele takes you to the Duomo, Milan’s famous cathedral, built between the 15th and 18th centuries. If the day is clear it’s worth climbing to the top to enjoy sweeping views of the city and surrounding countryside. For lunch head to the lovely district of Brera, which is dotted with restaurants, wine bars and art galleries and is home to the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan’s most famous museum. End your day with a well-deserved aperitivo at the wildly popular N’ombra de Vin, which serves an impressive selection of Italy’s finest wines.
How to Get There
The Carlton Baglioni is located in the best shopping area in Milan. We were very pleased with the location as we were just minutes away from everything including great restaurants. Our room was very clean, renovated and we had a large terrace. The hotel staff is very pleasant and represents very well this 5 star hotel. The breakfast is wonderful however the only thing that I would improve is the possibility of having omelettes in the morning buffet as not everyone likes “scrambled eggs”. This hotel is a first choice and I would go back anytime!!
i booked this hotel through leading hotels of the world and received a nice room upgrade, free breakfast and $100 to spend in the dining room. This hotel is not part of a big chain which I like and often offers good prices for a luxury hotel.
it is very close to the main shopping area but on the back end so it is not nearly as posh a location as some of the big name milan hotels. however, the service and charm make up for that. my room was quite large with a separate sitting area and i like that the bathroom amenities were a local brand not just a fancy name made in china.
the breakfast was its weakness, nothing special, so gratefully was free.
the hotel has a famed restaurant but i was disappointed. i ordered the chicken curry i know what was i thinking, but they told me it was something they were known for.
so go for the value and the luxury service and enjoy
Very enjoyable stay at the Baglioni Hotel Carlton. Great location in the heart of the city and all main shopping streets. After a long flight it was a perfect way to unwind and commence our holidays. Would highly recommend
Even though arriving by car and getting to the entrance was a bit of challenge, this small hurdle was overcompensated highly by the outstanding friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Rarely I have experienced so much thoughtful support and warm hospitality.
I can only recommend this hotel and very much look forward to my next stay.
I stayed one night here on business. It’s really delightful. As the reviews suggested the staff are extremely efficient , courteous and helpful. My room was small but adequate. Good bathroom lighting ( sadly a rarity ) and everything I needed.
Lovely evening meal in the bar area ... breakfast fine. Location is amazing if you want to shop, but I sadly didn’t have time.
I will return , and also look at other hotels in Italy in the same group. So refreshing to find such lovely service.