The 6 Best Hotels in Milan (Updated2024)


The picturesque and historic canals of the Navigli district with fairy lights hanging overhead at dusk in Milan, Italy
Posted: 03/27/2024 | March 27, 2024

Italy’s second largest city is best known as the fashion and design capital of the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. There’s a lot of history here too (the city was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire). And soon, Milan will take center stage on the world stage as the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

But no matter what brings you to Milan, it’s important to choose a good hotel during your stay. I have been visiting the city for years and have stayed in many different places.

To help you find a hotel that suits your needs and budget, here is my list of the best hotels in Milan:

1. Brera Prestige B&B

A double bed in a minimalist-style hotel room with different shades of gray at the Brera Prestige B&B, a hotel in Milan, ItalyA double bed in a minimalist-style hotel room with different shades of gray at the Brera Prestige B&B, a hotel in Milan, Italy
This three-star hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Brera, just a 10-minute walk from the famous Duomo (cathedral). There are only a few rooms in this newly renovated boutique hotel, which is stylish and modern. Each room features soundproof windows, a mini-fridge, a desk and a flat-screen television. The rooms are decorated in calming, neutral tones and even feature chromotherapy lights that you can turn into different colors (each color is said to have different healing properties, but is also just plain fun).

The bathrooms are spacious and have a walk-in shower and bidet. The staff is also very friendly. It’s a beautiful and quiet place, yet central to everything. Please note that although this is a B&B, it does not actually offer breakfast.

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2. B&B Hotel Milano Sant’Ambrogio

A double bed in a hotel room with an open door leading to a terrace overlooking a basilica at B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio, a hotel in Milan, ItalyA double bed in a hotel room with an open door leading to a terrace overlooking a basilica at B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio, a hotel in Milan, Italy
This three-star hotel in the Centro Storico offers simple rooms with large-format photos of Milan on the walls. The bright and airy rooms are quite a good size and have plenty of natural light thanks to the large windows. The beds are very comfortable and all rooms have a desk, flat screen TV and wardrobe. Bathrooms are slightly smaller but have walk-in showers and bidets.

I particularly like that the breakfast buffet is very varied and includes lots of pastries and fresh orange juice (although it costs EUR 9.50). There’s also a rooftop terrace with great views, as well as a small snack bar on the ground floor if you want something to eat late at night but don’t want to leave the hotel. Overall, the hotel offers great value for first-time visitors who want to stay in a central location but don’t want to spend a lot.

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3. Art Hotel Navigli

A king size bed in a spacious hotel room with a desk and small table decorated with flowers, all with wood and red accents at the Art Hotel Navigli, a hotel in Milan, ItalyA king size bed in a spacious hotel room with a desk and small table decorated with flowers, all with wood and red accents at the Art Hotel Navigli, a hotel in Milan, Italy
This four-star hotel is full of art (walking through the hallways almost feels like you’re in a modern art museum). The hotel also has a wellness center with a small fitness room, sauna and steam room. I also love the extensive breakfast buffet. It starts early (7am) ​​and there is a nice selection of eggs, meat, fresh pastries and seasonal fruit. You can even make your own fresh juice with the juicer.

Rooms are a bit dated but spacious, each with a flat-screen TV, minibar, kettle, and Nespresso machine. The showers are also a bit small and dated, but have great water pressure. It is a unique accommodation just a few steps from one of the beautiful Navigli canals.

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4. Magna Pars l’Hotel à Parfum

A king-size bed, coffee table, leather armchair and flower vases in a suite at Magna Pars L'Hotel a Parfum, a five-star hotel in Milan, ItalyA king-size bed, coffee table, leather armchair and flower vases in a suite at Magna Pars L'Hotel a Parfum, a five-star hotel in Milan, Italy
This five-star hotel continues the tradition of the perfume factory in which it is housed, with an on-site perfume laboratory and soothing scents throughout the property. The entire property is decorated in soft tones and modern art can be seen everywhere. There’s an excellent free breakfast buffet, a rooftop bar, a wine lounge, and a wellness center with a steam room and a gym.

Each of the hotel’s 68 spacious suites has its own unique scent, which has also inspired the one-of-a-kind artwork by local artists that adorns the walls. All suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and comfortable beds (you can even choose your pillow from a pillow menu). Each suite features a desk, flat-screen TV, minibar and leather chaise longue for relaxation. The luxurious bathrooms are huge and made entirely of marble, with bespoke toiletries that smell unique (of course). Overall, this hotel is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a luxurious retreat that is still close to the Navigli Canals with their great bars and restaurants.

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5. BB Hotels Aparthotel Isola

The kitchen and living area with a spiral staircase leading to a loft at the BB Hotels Aparthotel Isola in Milan, ItalyThe kitchen and living area with a spiral staircase leading to a loft at the BB Hotels Aparthotel Isola in Milan, Italy
Located in the Isola district full of street art, this aparthotel offers spacious apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. Each apartment has a stovetop, dishwasher and electric kettle. There is also a small supermarket directly below the apartments. This is the ideal choice if you wish to prepare your own meals (breakfast is not provided).

The apartments have minimalist furnishings, but have plenty of natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and closets to store your belongings. The bathrooms are also spacious and feature a bidet, walk-in shower, heated towel rails and free toiletries. This is a great choice for long-term travelers who want the full functionality of an apartment a little away from the touristy Cathedral District.

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6. Bulgari Hotel Milan

A luxury hotel room with a velor sofa, leather armchair, bookshelves and king-size bed with blankets at the Bulgari Hotel Milano, a five-star hotel in Milan, ItalyA luxury hotel room with a velor sofa, leather armchair, bookshelves and king-size bed with blankets at the Bulgari Hotel Milano, a five-star hotel in Milan, Italy
Housed in an 18th-century palazzo in Brera, this five-star boutique hotel is run by the fashion house of the same name. The Bulgari Hotel features lavish interiors designed by renowned Italian architect Antonio Citterio and featuring exquisite marble, fine woods and elegant furnishings. It is right next to the Botanical Gardens and the hotel has a huge private garden with a garden bar/restaurant. Another restaurant at the hotel, Bulgari Bar, serves breakfast 24 hours a day. There’s also a tranquil indoor pool and spa.

The hotel’s rooms are spacious and feature elegant Bulgari furnishings and wooden accents. All rooms feature comfortable beds, desks, walk-in closets and minibars. Bathrooms are huge and feature deep soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and free bath products. If you want to spend some money, this is the hotel for you!

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Whether you’re coming here for fashion, design, history or art, choosing a great hotel is of utmost importance. Because the city attracts so many tourists, there are many hotels in Milan. But not all of them are worth staying. Choose from the list above and enjoy your visit to Italy’s second largest city!

Book your trip to Milan: Logistical tips and tricks

Book your flight
Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. They are my favorite search engine because it searches websites and airlines all over the world, so you always know no stone is left unturned!

Book your accommodation
You can book your hostel at Hostelworld as they have the largest inventory and best deals. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as they always show the cheapest prices for guesthouses and cheap hotels.

Don’t forget travel insurance
Travel insurance protects you against illness, injury, theft and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case something goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I have had to use it many times in the past. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value for money are:

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Would you like more information about Milan?
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