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Accommodations in Siena, Tuscany

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Finding hotel accommodations in Siena is not a problem, if you are able to book ahead.

If you are one of those who are staying here on a a whim, and haven’t booked in advance, you may still be able to spend a night or two here by contacting the Hotel Information Center, located at Piazza San Domenico, near the bus terminal, just a block down Via Curtatone.

They should be able to find a suitable place for you even during summer or busy times, except during the Palio when hotels are overbooked. Booking in advance during this season is recommended.

 

Most of the finest and interesting accommodations in Siena are located outside the walls, near the city gates, and in the countryside. Only one hotel, the luxurious Hotel Continentale is located at the city center.

My recommendations for best value accommodations in Siena:

If like me you are looking for a nice place to stay with reasonable rates and friendly staff, Villa Liberty is your hotel. Located at Viale V. Veneto 11, this is a pleasant and elegant villa near San Domenico. It has a beautiful garden and rooms that are well-furnished – two with private terraces. Guided tours are also available. Room rates € 50,00 – € 135,00.

Another place nearby, is a tiny, centrally located inn – Albergo Bernini. Located at Via della Sapienza n°15. It offers spectacular view of Siena, and the couple who owns the place offers good tips on the best but inexpensive dining in Siena. Room rates € 65,00 – € 85,00.

Accommodations in Siena, Tuscany

Luxury Hotels:

Siena knows luxury, and these 5-star hotels can provide just that. You would need a car to get to these accommodations in Siena. All have rural Tuscan charm and spectacular views of the Sienese countryside.

  • La Certosa di Maggiano- located near Porta Romana, this is a converted Carthusian monastery, with remarkable amenities like a pool, working air-conditioning, a tennis court, a restaurant, a chapel, a helipad, and a salon where you can play backgammon or chess. All 17 rooms are elegantly furnished and unique from each other.
  • Continentale – The only luxury hotel inside the city walls. Located at Via Banchi di Sopra 85, the ambience is indescribable but close to living in a luxurious palace.
  • Villa Scacciapensieri – located on Strada Scacciapensieri 10, this accommodations in Siena less than 3 km. from the city, and has a marvelous view of the Sienese sunset. A villa with 28 spacious rooms and 3 suites, a pool, a respectable restaurant with an outdoor terrace.
  • Park Hotel, located atop a hill, at Via Marciano 18. Designed by Peruzzi during the 16th century, it offers a commanding view of Siena, as well as gorgeous rooms, a pool, a restaurant and bar, and facilities for meetings and conferences.

Other hotel accommodations in Siena:

If the prices for the luxury hotels in Siena are not for you, there are very good hotels within the city walls that you can try. Most of these hotels are within walking distance from the major sights and attractions of the city. Room rates vary from € 65,00 to € 130,00.

  • Antica Torre, located at Fiera Vecchia 7. This is a 16th-century tower, with only 8 rooms, marble floors, beamed ceilings and antique furnishings.
  • Hotel Duomo. Located south of the Duomo, this is an clean, comfortable, old-fashioned hotel, at Via Stalloreggi 34.
  • Palazzo Ravizza. An elegant 19th-century palace with a beautiful garden and a restaurant. Located inside the city wall, near Porta Laterina (Pian die Mantellini 34). The rooms are tastefully furnished with antiques.
  • Albergo Cannon d’Oro Siena – at Via Montanini 28, near the bus station. It has newly renovated rooms. Centrally located near the shopping center and il Campo. This is also a 19th-century palace.

For hotels with room rates in the € 60 – 80 range, try il Giardino. It is a nice hotel near Porta Pispini (Via Baldassare Peruzzi 35) with a swimming pool, and view of Siena’s countryside.

Piccolo Hotel il Palio, located at Piazza del Sale 19, has the advantage of an English-speaking owner, and is a little way out of the center, in a quiet location.

If you don’t mind walking 5 floors, Hotel Centrale at Via Angolleri 26 is very near the Campo. It only has 7 spacious rooms, two with a shared terrace. Ask for the room with own bathroom, if that is your preference.

Simple, clean, family run, and affordable – that is Piccolo Hotel Etruria. Located at Via delle Donzelle 3. Room rates from € 48,00 to € 114,00.

Want to sleep with the sky as your ceiling and the stars your light, the last accommodation in Siena is a campsite!

It is the Siena Colleverde, at Strada di Scacciapensieri 47. Located east of Siena, about 3 km. from the city centre, and up the hill from the rail station, this is a huge campsite. It has a swimming pool, and can be reached by walking or by taking Bus #8, and getting off at Colleverde. Pets are allowed. All facilities are suitable for the disabled.

Enjoy your stay in Siena.