When it comes to important travel decisions, deciding where to stay is a close second behind the fundamental question of where to go. When Journy trip designers are providing recommendations/hotel offers for travelers to Milan, they think holistically, with considerations for for neighborhood, type of accommodation, budget, services/features, and design/aesthetic.
Do you want to stay in the heart of San Lorenzo? What about Brera or Isola? Do you prefer a tucked-away hotel off the beaten path? Geographical proximity is an important factor to consider when thinking about what neighborhood best aligns with your tastes, preferences, and priorities.
- Type of accommodation
Are you traveling with kids and looking for an adjoining room? Do you want two rooms on the same floor? Would you mind dozing off in a Queen bed or are you a stickler about a King? When it comes to European hotels—especially small boutique or historic properties—you can't expect the same type of accommodations as traditional American hotels, so it's important to do your research.
How much you want to spend per night (or per person, per night) is arguably the most important considering when deciding where to stay.
What are your non-negotiables when it comes to hospitality services and features? Free breakfast? Free wifi? Views of the Duomo?
In your mind, is a hotel just a spot to catch some Zzzs, shower, scarf down breakfast, and head back out again? If so, the design and overall aesthetic of the property may not be as important of a consideration. But if you have plans to spend time around the hotel, maybe perch yourself in a corner to read or answer some emails, or head up to the rooftop restaurant for a pre-dinner drink, you may want to consider the vibe of the space—from minimalist decor with natural light streaming through large windows, to a cozy, more intimate art deco feel.
With these five considerations in mind, we've narrowed down a list of the best Milan hotels across various styles and price points. But remember, travel is personal. That's why Journy builds every itinerary (complete with hotels, restaurants, activities, and transportation) from scratch, every time.
1. Park Hyatt
Via Tommaso Grossi, 1, 20121 Milano, Italy
Just two minutes from the closest metro station, this upscale hotel is housed in an elegant building five minutes from the Duomo de Milan and 1.5 km from Santa Maria delle Grazie church. Refined rooms feature iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, as well as sitting areas, soaking tubs, and rainfall showerheads. All have tea and coffee facilities, as well as minibars. Luxury suites offer designer furnishings and/or balconies. Room service is available 24/7. There's a chic restaurant and a bright lobby lounge/cafe, plus two onsite bars, a gym, and a spa. Pets are welcome!
2. Mandarin Oriental
Via Andegari, 9, 20121 Milano, Italy
Located within easy reach of Milan’s most affluent and fashionable streets, the Mandarin Oriental is the perfect hotel for a 5-star urban retreat.
Not only is it located near many of Milan’s biggest attractions, but it also offers the best in spaciously chic hotel rooms, fantastic dining options (including 2 Michelin-starred Seta, helmed by chef Antonio Guida), and an onsite spa with an indoor swimming pool.
3. NH Collection Milano President
Largo Augusto, 10, 20122 Milano, Italy
Set in downtown Milan, this contemporary hotel is an eight-minute walk from Piazza del Duomo and a 12-minute walk from the 18th-century theater, Teatro alla Scala. The refined rooms feature modern furnishings and soundproof windows, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee facilities. Some rooms also offer balconies with cathedral views, and suites add separate living areas. Amenities include a chic restaurant and a lobby bar. There's also a business center and nine meeting rooms, plus a limousine service.
4. The Westin Palace
Piazza della Repubblica, 20, 20124 Milano, Italy
This upscale hotel is a short, two-minute walk from the nearest vaporetto stop and within 3 km of the Teatro alla Scala and the Duomo di Milano. Bright rooms come with desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some include private treadmills and exercise bikes, too. Refined suites add mid-century decor, antique furnishings, chandeliers, sitting areas, Nespresso machines, and marble bathrooms. An upgraded suite adds a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a Turkish bath, and massage services, while a 3-bedroom, 2-level suite adds a kitchen, living room and a private terrace. Amenities include free breakfast, a restaurant, an elegant bar, a pool, and a gym.
5. Bulgari Hotel Milano
Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7b, 20121 Milano, Italy
Milan's high-end Bulgari Hotel is located downtown in a renovated 18th-century Milanese palazzo. Within the walls of this five-star property, you'll find charming courtyards and a 4,000-square-meter private garden...the ultimate oasis. Also worth noting? The onsite Il Ristorante-Niko Romito helmed by three-Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito, who has dreamt up an inventive, contemporary Italian menu after spending years studying traditional techniques and ingredients.
6. Sina The Gray
Via S. Raffaele, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Sina The Gray is a five-star boutique hotel conveniently located in the heart of the city—just steps away from the Duomo. Its 21 rooms and suites are modern in design, with some even boasting a private gym or Turkish bath. Be sure to stop by GBar for a late afternoon drink, or Aria, the enchanting open-air terrace that specializes in the the uniquely Milanese art of the aperitif.
7. Senato Hotel Milano
Via Senato, 22, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
The former private home of the Ranza family, this boutique hotel now houses 43 rooms in a quiet, elegant setting. It's outfitted with unique furniture designed by the renowned Italian architect, Alessandro Bianchi. Amenities include: high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, a Technogym fitness room, PressReader app for access to international newspapers and magazines, laundry/dry cleaning, and a car transfer service to the airport and train station. The onsite spa offers massages, facials, and treatments using spa products from the thermal waters of the Valtellina Alps.
8. Starhotels Rosa Grand
Piazza Fontana, 3, 20122 Milano, Italy
The Rosa Grand is the only hotel on Piazza Fontana in the historic city center—just minutes from the Duomo, Palazzo Reale, and the iconic shopping district of Quadrilatero della Moda. There are over 300 elegant rooms and suites, as well as eight meeting rooms, a wellness center, and a restaurant (Sfizio by Eataly) helmed by chef Enzo Petté.
9. Hotel Spadari Al Duomo
Via Spadari, 11, 20123 Milano, Italy
As the name suggests, Hotel Spadari al Duomo is just steps away from the Duomo in the heart of Milan's city center. It's within walking distance of La Scala theater and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele—as well as countless historic bakeries and bars. The shopping hubs of Quadrilatero della Moda, Via Montenapoleone, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Spiga, and Via Sant’Andrea are close by, too. Each of the 40 rooms is designed in a distinctly elegant style. Breakfast included.
10. ME Milan Il Duca
Piazza della Repubblica, 13, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
This design-forward hotel is located in Piazza della Repubblica, which isn't far from the the bustling Corso Como complex, as well as the historic Duomo and Quadrilatero. The highlights? Stunning views of Milan's skyline from the rooftop lounge bar and restaurant, a stellar steakhouse restaurant (STK Restaurant), and large meeting rooms that fit up to 50 for corporate events.
11. Camperio Suites & Apartments
Via Manfredo Camperio, 10, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
With fully-equipped modern kitchens and in-house laundry/dry cleaning, Camperio Suites & Apartments is perfect for a longer stay in Milan. It's tucked away in the prime location on Via Dante near some of the city's most notable landmarks such as the Cathedral of Milan, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Sforzesco Castle, and La Scala Theater.
12. VIU Hotel Milan
Via Aristotile Fioravanti, 6, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Viu is the first hotel in Milan dedicated to "bleisure" (business & leisure) travel, blending technology and elegance with ease. Outside of the 124 rooms, the building has ample space for small meetings in addition to a rooftop panoramic terrace (featuring a pool and restaurants by Michelin-starred chef Giancarlo Morelli). There's also a state-of-the-art Technogym, CrossFit training area, and spa offering Turkish bath, sauna, and chromotherapy-branded Starpool services.
13. Hilton Milan
Via Luigi Galvani, 12, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
Just two blocks from Milan's Central railway station and within walking distance from the Duomo and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie (home of Da Vinci's The Last Supper), Hilton Milan is the idea home base from which to explore Milan. The onsite restaurant, CONCEPT45, specializes in traditional Italian cuisine from the Lombardy, Veneto, and Piedmont region.
14. Boscolo Milano Palazzo Matteotti
Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 4, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Boscolo Milano Palazzo Matteotti, which is located just 0.4 miles from Piazza del Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, is one of the best, design-forward luxury hotels in Milan—with views of the Duomo that can't be beat. It's housed in a former bank that was transformed into a 154-room hotel in 2009 by the same architect who renovated the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Of its many amenities are a rooftop terrace, state-of-the-art spa, daily American-style breakfast, bike rentals, and complimentary WiFi.
15. Milan Marriott Hotel
Via Washington, 66, 20146 Milano MI, Italy
Milan Marriott Hotel is situated squarely within the city center. Its rooms are spacious and comfortable (think plush bedding and marble bathrooms) and the downstairs restaurant, La Brasserie de Milan, dishes out a mixture of Italian and Mediterranean dishes from breakfast through dinner. The hotel also boasts 21 meeting rooms, the largest ballroom in downtown Milan, and a 24-hour fitness center. For those renting a car during their stay in Italy, take note: Milan Marriott has a private, underground parking lot with space for up to 400 vehicles.
16. Armani Hotel Milano
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 31, 20121 Milano, Italy
Armani Hotel Milano embodies Giorgio Armani's design and lifestyle philosophy, delivering the ultimate "home away from home" experience for business and leisure travelers alike. It's located in the Manzoni 31 building in the iconic fashion district of Quadrilatero della Moda—just a few minutes from Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Teatro alla Scala, the Piazza del Duomo, and countless museums, restaurants, and bars.
17. Grand Hotel et de Milan
Grand Hotel et de Milan, 20121 Milano, Italy
The landmark 18th-century building that houses the Grand Hotel et de Milan was the former home of composer Giuseppe Verdi—in fact, it was here where he wrote the "Othello" and "The Falstaff." Located on Via Manzoni, the Grand Hotel et de Milan is minutes away from La Scala Opera House, The Duomo, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The rooms mix contemporary and period decor with marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. There's a cozy, fine dining restaurant, an upscale Milanese bistro, and a sleek, American-style bar. Other amenities include an elegant, art-filled event space, a fitness room, and an opulent lounge outfitted with a fireplace.
18. Palazzo Segreti
Via San Tomaso, 8, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Palazzo Segreti is located between the Scala, the Duomo, and the Sforzesco Castle. Designed with warm colors and raw materials, it exudes a cozy, old-world charm—the perfect hideaway from the hectic rhythm of Milan. Their breakfast is one of the best and comes complete with homemade cake, brioche, Prosciutto di Parma, honey, and mountain jams. End your day at the lounge savoring a glass of local Italian wine.
19. Excelsior Hotel Gallia
Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 9, 20124 Milano, Italy
Housed in a grand Liberty-style building, this luxury hotel—which dates back to 1932—is minutes from the Milano Centrale railway station, La Scala opera house, and Sforza Castle. The chic, stylish rooms and suites feature hardwood floors and calming, neutral tones. Suites add butler service and espresso machines. In addition to breakfast area, the hotel has a rooftop bar/restaurant and wine cellar. Be sure to stop by the well-equipped spa and fitness center.
20. Hotel Glam Milano
Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 4/6, 20124 Milano, Italy
Glam Hotel Milano is located right across from the Central Station—making it the perfect lodging option if Milan is one stop on your multi-city tour of Italy. Open since 2015, it has 171 soundproof rooms ranging from standard accommodations to suites. The onsite restaurant specializes in Italian fare with an international twist and has options suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diners.
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