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Hotel California

4-star4 stars
Via Ricasoli 30, Florence, FI, 50122, Italy

4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Gallery of the Academy of Florence
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From 656 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Food could be better
Complaints about WiFi

Hotel California

from £79
  • Single Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Double Room Single Use

What’s around Hotel California


  • In Duomo
  • Gallery of the Academy of Florence (2-minute walk)
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower (3-minute walk)
  • Piazza del Duomo (4-minute walk)
  • San Lorenzo Church (4-minute walk)
  • Florence Baptistery (5-minute walk)
  • Bargello (8-minute walk)
  • Piazza della Signoria (8-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Florence (FLR-Peretola) 32-min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station 12-min walk
  • Florence-Le Cure Station 22-min walk
  • Florence Statuto Station 23-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner.Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Hotel California’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel California Florence
  • California Florence


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.80 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Refundable deposits

    Spring Break deposit: EUR 30 per night (for guests under 12 years old)

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for EUR 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 77 reviews

Very good 8.0
Nice place in the heart of Florence :)
The hotel was a fine property. Traveling solo for business it’s a great place to stay right in the center of Florence. The breakfast was good, the service was good (not exactly “friendly” but good), and the rooms were clean and quiet. The only downside was the old-style of the hotel (using an actual metal key for rooms etc) but this is to be expected in a city like Florence. The entrance to the hotel was also a bit hard to find, as it is not located under the large “Hotel California” sign, but rather a few doors to the right and in a small alley way. This hotel is fine for anyone looking to stay in a real Florentine hotel in the heart of the city. Overall I would give this hotel a 4.3/5. Would stay there again!
ieOther trip
Poor 2.0
One of the worst hotels we stayed in
Rude staff. Charged an extra 18 euro for unusable WiFi. Was not a four stars hotel like advertised. Loud and noisy at all hours of the day. Staff insisted on cash payments for taxes and WiFi.
ie4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect Location
We staied 2 days, 1 night, and the hotel was so comfortable, perfect location to walk around the center and we could leave the luggages there als after our check out, to take another day around the town more easily.
Emanuela, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Location is amazing but the hotel feels old.
francisco, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
all good.. good breakfast
Andrew, ca1 night family trip

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