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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Palatial 13th-century Florentine building-turned-hotel, with topnotch service and rooftop restaurant with 360-degree views of the city

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
Piazza Ognissanti 3
Florence, 50123 Italy

Reviews

quick visit
westendave

spent one night.
never disappoints
rooms lovely, staff incredibly accommodating.
gym nice though preferred previous step up
location close to train station
we received an upgrade to a river front room with small balcony which was lovely.
Bed and sheets luxurious

WHOA!
AlisonG70

I love staying at the Westin in any city but I think this is my favorite hotel stay (possibly of all time). The service was fantastic, the room was gorgeous and the VIEW!! I was speechless when I stepped out on to the balcony. Everything was top notch and I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed our stay. Also, the rooftop bar is such an amazing place to be at sunset. DO NOT miss it!

amazing hotel
Sheri S

What a fantastic stay in this friendly beautiful hotel. The room was large and well furnished making it homey and comfortable. I was close to the center where the museums, shopping and restaurants are located. The bar restaurant food was delicious and the staff attentive, so friendly and helpful. The concierge arrange several trips out of Florence. While expensive, they were informative and the car super comfortable. Breakfast was included and was plentiful and good.