Pisa Hotel

Grand Hotel Duomo
Grand Hotel Duomo

Despite being home to one of the most referenced architectural examples in the world, there's not a wide variety of luxury hotels in Pisa. It seems most hotel guests are in the midst of another in a long series of business trips, or seeing relatives at the busy university. The city's long standing reputation as a good place for a day trip - but little more - seems reluctantly accepted by every hotel in Pisa Italy, and you will likely find only the bare minimum in accommodations. But there are still a number of perfectly fine hotels within the city limits, and most every one comes with an overwhelmingly friendly and knowledgeable staff.

This lack of luxury hotels in Pisa does make it is a welcome destination for the budget traveler. The lack of pretension, in comparison with many of the tourist-friendly cities, is also kind of nice. Near the train station - as with most European cities - is where you'll find the best collection of cheap hotels in Pisa. Unlike with most cities, the train station itself is one of the nicest architectural displays in the city. The Hotel d"Azeglio is by far the nicest nearby, with decent sized rooms and an ambitious, if lackluster, garden. For a hotel in Pisa Italy, though, this is considered extravagant. The hotel Leonardo can be found between the leaning tower and the dirty banks of the Arno, and offers a standard base of operations while charging fairly low rates. It is certainly one of the better cheap hotels in Pisa.

Pisa Hotels Near the Train Station

Pisa Hotels Near the Train Station
Pisa Hotels Near the Train Station

Since so many Pisa visitors are only in town for a short time, it is common for overnighters to want to stay near the Pisa Centrale train station. The convenience factor that comes with being near the city’s transportation hub is the main draw with these hotels, and it’s just a short bus ride or a 20-minute leisurely walk to the main attractions when it comes time for sightseeing. There are numerous Pisa hotels near the train station, so travelers should have little trouble finding a room in the immediate area. Good bets among this group of area hotels include the Hotel Terminus & Plaza (pictured), the NH Cavalieri and the Hotel Alessandro Della Spina. Should a hostel be what you are seeking instead, the Hostel Pisa is close by and offers both shared dormitory rooms and private rooms.

Beach Resorts Near Pisa

Pisa Beach Resorts
Pisa Beach Resorts

Pisa isn’t very far from the Mediterranean coast. Less than 10 miles, to be more exact. Thus, area visitors might consider staying at a hotel on the coast that will allow them to mix quality time on the beach with day trips to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Among the top destinations on the coast near Pisa is Tirrenia. A frazione, or parish, of Pisa, Tirrenia is home to some high-quality hotels and resorts that tend to offer more in the way of luxury than the hotels in Pisa proper. One such hotel is the Grand Hotel Continental Pisa (pictured). North of Tirrenia and northwest of Pisa is the seaside resort of Viareggio, and it is also a good place to search for hotels or beach resorts near Pisa. Examples of Viareggio hotels that are worth a look include the Una Hotel Versilia and the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte.

Pisa Hotel
Pisa Hotel

The only hotel in Pisa Italy that overlooks the Arno river, the Royal Victoria is situated in an assortment of medieval towers deep in the city's historic district and balconies are available in some of the upper tier rooms. With its outgoing staff and prime location, this bears the closest resemblance you might find to luxury hotels in Pisa.

Amidst the winding streets and bustling bridges, you can find a wide variety of other cheap hotels in Pisa, like the Hotel di Stefano and the Hotel Francesco. Both of these boast locations just yards away from Pisa's most famous attractions. If you are especially budget conscious, these utilitarian hotels are more than enough for an extended stay and constitute some of your best options within the entire city. So, despite its reputation as an also-ran in the tourist competition, discriminating travelers will find more than enough to love about the city, even if the hotels do not always reflect the city's unmistakable charm.

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