Bologna is an old university city in northern Italy known for its beauty, great cuisine, and its left-wing politics. The city has walkways covered by porticoes and a compact, interesting medieval center with a large central square and medieval towers.
Here are top recommended hotels and places to stay in Bologna. Click the hotel link to see photos and descriptions and check for the best prices for your dates on TripAdvisor.
Art Hotel Commercianti is a 4-star hotel in the pedestrian zone of the historic center, close to the main square. The hotel is in a historic building and has rooms with balconies, a bar, and guest parking for a fee.
Hotel Porta San Mamolo is a 3-star hotel in the center of Bologna near two famous towers, about a 10 minute walk from Bologna's main square and 3.8 km from the train station. The hotel features a veranda and courtyard, air conditioning, soundproof rooms, bicycles, and internet.
Paradise Hotel is an inexpensive 3-star hotel close to Bologna's main square and airport bus and 700 meters from the train station. The hotel has 25 air-conditioned single, double, and triple rooms and a studio with a kitchenette.
Biocasamia is a bed and breakfast near the historic center that serves local or biological products for breakfast. The five rooms have air-conditioning and free wireless internet.
Albergo Atlantic is a modern 3-star hotel near the railway station and a short walk to the historic center. The hotel has 24 air-conditioned guest rooms, a bar, a small internal courtyard, and internet access.
The Savoia Regency is a 4-star hotel that features a swimming pool and garden, roof garden, restaurant, bar, fitness center and meeting rooms. The hotel is outside the city center near the motorway exit so it's convenient for those with a car (offering free parking) and may be less expensive than hotels in the center, however you would need to use public transportation to get into the city.
The Art Hotel Orologio is a 3-star hotel in the pedestrian area next to Bologna's clock tower and main square. Deluxe rooms and suites have views of Bologna's towers.
Grand Hotel Majestic is a 5-star luxury hotel on Via Indipendenza, near the main square of the historic center. The hotel is furnished with antiques and has a restaurant, spa, and 125 single and double rooms and junior suites, in varying categories, some with balcony or terrace.
The Royal Carlton is a big 4-star hotel in the center of Bologna by the pedestrian zone and about 600 meters from the train station. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, garden, spa, and conference facilities and parking is available for a fee.
Starhotels Excelsior is a 4-star hotel directly in front of the train station and about a 10 minute walk to the city center. It has a bar and restaurant, parking facilities, meeting rooms, and a fitness room. Rooms have air-conditioning, high speed internet, and are soundproofed. Non-smoking rooms, antiallergic rooms, and rooms for disabled guests are available.
Bologna is known for its cuisine so it's the perfect place to take a cooking class. In this class you'll visit the market, make 3 types of pasta, and then eat a lunch of your creations accompanied by wine.