The St. Regis Florence
What We Love
- Original 15th century architecture and interiors by Filippo Brunelleschi
- A $25 million restoration worked on by Florence's famous artisans and craftsman
- Deluxe guest rooms overlooking the Arno River
What To Know
- Iridium Suites by Clarins spa treatments
- A fleet of Bentleys and a limousine service for touring the city and outlying areas
- Concierge works with d'Avenza Travelling Tailors; bespoke Florentine suit makers who travel to the hotel to conduct fittings
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its superb location along the Arno River and stunning setting inside a 15th century, Filippo Brunelleschi designed palace, guests are privy to the best of Florence. Inside, the lobby lounge, dining rooms and bar in the Winter Garden have been expertly renovated; stained glass ceilings, beautifully detailed woodwork, and locally found and restored antiques add to the hotel’s already regal air. The 100 guestrooms and suites follow suit, with vaulted or coffered ceilings and immense frescos.
Bed and Bath
Interior design in St. Regis’ guestrooms and suites plays on Florence’s classic renaissance and Medici styles: coffered ceilings, big bold wall frescos and brocades. The color schemes are equally bold and enticing, with some suites dressed in deep red fabric, others awash in shades of blue, silver and purple. Bathrooms are clean, spacious and clad in marble. Royal suites are essentially antique troves, and designed to reflect the court of the Medici family: lavish, gilt and flamboyant details fill the room. The hotel’s Bottega Veneta suite is designed by Bottega Veneta Creative Director, Tomas Maier, and has a more subdued modern tone to its clean furnishings, fixtures and fabrics.
Luxury services abound. Apart from the hotel’s famous 24-hour butler service (a consistent service at all St. Regis’ worldwide) the Florence outpost includes a fleet of new Bentleys that guests can reserve prior to or during their stay. The Bentley experience, as it’s called, offers airport pickups from all surrounding national airports as far south as Naples and as far north as Milan. Full and half-day Bentley services are also on offer for guests to explore the beautiful countryside and hill towns of Tuscany. And, once you’re back at the hotel, splurge-worthy treatments at the in-house spa by beauty company Clarins makes it easy to unwind.
In the Area
The St. Regis is located in Florence’s beautiful historic center, which means top attractions like the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery are a five-minute stroll away, as are new and fascinating cultural hot spots like the Gucci Museum and Palazzo Strozzi. For unforgettable (albeit pricey) three-Michelin-star dining, snag a reservation at Enoteca Pinchiorri situated in a Renaissance palazzo; or pick a low key local trattoria, like il Santo Bevitore or Trattoria la Casalinga. Work off your meal with a stroll through the vast, gorgeous green swathes of the Boboli Gardens, home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries.
How to Get There
We loved our room - it was a suite. We had a bedroom and a living room along with 2 bathrooms. Everything was made with quality materials and craftsmanship. We had 200 year old fresco's that were preserved right on the walls of our rooms. The staff pampered us for our 50th birthdays and 24th anniversary. We loved the location of the hotel - it wasn't in an overly crowded area of Florence. Florence was very busy when we were there - so it was nice to be in a hotel that wasn't swarming with people - we felt like we had a little space to breathe. It was great to be able to see all the sights of Florence and then come back to a peaceful setting. The restaurant in the hotel had delicious food and live piano. We felt relaxed and pampered when we came back to the hotel. The bed was cozy, the sheets amazingly soft. The spa is incredible - I wish we would have done a couples massage & bath. They have a huge bathtub - unlike I've ever seen. The breakfasts are off the charts! The concierge was really helpful. The staff is highly motivated to help and make your stay the best it can be!
From the staff, accommodations, to the food/drink, everything was excellent, classy, well done. Details are not overlooked. We were staying over Halloween weekend and even the decorations were creative and often changing. The room was spacious and had all necessary amenities plus more. Breakfast was phenomenal! The location is a short walk to the main Florence sites. I highly recommend this hotel and I hope to return soon.
We were blown away by this hotel... even in our “standard” room. The room was huge- at least double the size of most hotel rooms I’ve stayed at in Europe. The ceilings were roughly 12’ high, which makes a huge difference for someone with mild claustrophobia. The bathroom was completely updated and very nice. Our meals at the hotel were fantastic. The location of the hotel is unbeatable; it’s just a 5 minute walk to the bubble of the major sites/shopping, and just far enough away that it isn’t overcrowded with people and congested with traffic. The housekeeping service was exceptional, and each member of the staff that we came across was friendly and helpful and eager to assist in any way. I highly recommend this hotel to make your stay in Florence a 5* experience.