The Westin Excelsior, Florence
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel for anyone passing through Florence. Entire staff was over the top friendly and accommodating. Downstairs bar is very nice, and they have music playing nightly. Rooftop bar area has the best views of the city. Rooms are really nice. We stayed on a higher floor which had great views. We will definitely be back soon!
I took my son for his 12th birthday to Florence and we stayed at this beautiful hotel for 4 days.
The hotel is less than 1KM from all the main sites of the city center, with beautiful views on the Arno river. Rooms are very spacious with high ceilings very comfortable beds and very authentic chic furniture
Amazing rooftop and incredible reception area
The staff are very helpful, cheerful and friendly. The concierge made great dining suggestions for us as well
It’s definitely the best hotel to stay in while visiting this beautiful city.
We would highly recommend this beautiful hotel! The staff is very friendly. Do not miss the roof top bar! It has a stunning view and excellent drinks. We will definetly come back when we visit Florence again!