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What We Love

  • A central hotel in a spellbinding city - includes breakfast, a bottle of Chianti, bicycles and more
  • The fantastic Florentine location, just a short walk from the Accademia Gallery and the Duomo
  • The elegant, spacious interiors of this contemporary hotel
  • Enjoying a little downtime in the billiards room or at the putting green on the terrace

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycles are available for guest use
  • Some rooms look outdated


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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A modern hotel in the centre of romantic Florence, including breakfast, bicycle hire, a bottle of Chianti and restaurant discount


With a stay at Hotel Athenaeum in Florence (San Lorenzo), you’ll be minutes from University of Florence and Accademia Gallery. This 4-star hotel is close to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Ponte Vecchio.


Make yourself at home in one of the 61 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a garden. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Athenaeum
Via Cavour, 88
Florence, 50129 Italy


4.0 Very Good 742 Reviews
Hotel needs modernized in whole, but the front desk staff is amazing!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Initially booked into a triple on the 2nd floor, street side, where it was noisy. Unfortunate traveling companion situation resulted in me moving to a single. The staff was amazing, they undoubtedly were able to assess a bad situation and moved me to the 4th floor recently remodeled room overlooking the courtyard AND gave me a great deal for two nights. It was quiet and very nice. The front desk staff Sonja was incredibly friendly, polite, and helpful. She arranged for a tour to visit Pisa the next day. I initially was booked on a full day tour of Tuscany with traveling companions, however that was not an option. Sonja made the arrangements late in the evening, the next day a driver picked me up and took me to the train station. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and wandered my way back to the hotel, stopping off for a fantastic risotto meal at an excellent restaurant. I will say the initial triple room carpets were badly worn and needed upgraded. The layout of the room was great, an oversized room big enough for three people, king size bed that could be split into two singles, and a 3rd day bed. Large bathroom. Courtyard was nice, visited there morning & evening. Hotel bar also nice. Did not utilize the restaurant. Complimentary breakfast was the worst I've ever had. Stale, tar like coffee, bacon that I was pretty uncertain exactly what it was. Options were not great. Great location! Recommend getting a room off the street or higher up in the hotel (only 4 floors). The staff is excellent! In my opinion, this is an excellent 2 star hotel in a great location and friendly front desk staff that goes out their way to ensure a good stay. The maintenance/porter gentleman was incredibly kind to help me move rooms even after I thought I could do it on my own, he remained in the hallway to help me out. Very kind. For a 2 star hotel, I would normally give a 4 star rating because of the staff and upgraded room I moved to, but the breakfast is incredibly bad. Great value!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was less than great to say it nicely. Definitely needs a major facelift. Very dated. Housekeeping was subpar. Central location which is good. Breakfast was decent. I would not stay here again or recommend. Sorry!

Our stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff. Nice big rooms. We were up on the 4th floor at the back of the hotel so was nice and quiet. Good wide and bright stairwell as we don't tend to use the lifts. Brekkie was served in the lower level with plenty of room to move. The food I think was about average but was ok. Overall a nice comphy stay was had.

Sleeping on the bridge would have been better than this place!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was the standard option on a Monogram tour. It was the worst hotel we stayed in the two weeks we were in Italy. We had quicker internet when we used dial up modems in 1996! When we checked in the trash can in the bathroom was full. The toilet seat was broken and the toilet ran all night. After notifying the front desk they replaced the toilet seat but never cared about fixing the running toilet. The only positive I can give was the location and oh yea, the bus drive leaving there. Do not stay here if may avoid it.

Disappointing Hotel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monograms booked this hotel. They got it right in Rome and Venice. Definitely WRONG in Florence. Great location...that is about all we can say. The hotel is very run down. The rooms are ugly and depressing. Sheets had holes in them. Burn holes in rug. Entry light did not work (probably just needed new bulb). Not fixed after informing hotel desk. Shower didn't work right. Room Key is crazy huge. Breakfast was so-so (worse scrambled eggs ever, however).