The Best Hotels to Book in Siena, Italy

Dine al fresco at the Hotel Certosa di Maggiano and take in views of the Tuscan countryside
Dine al fresco at the Hotel Certosa di Maggiano and take in views of the Tuscan countryside | Courtesy of Hotel Certosa di Maggiano /
Mary Jane Dempsey

The medieval city of Siena, surrounded by the rolling hills and lush greenery of the Tuscan countryside, has some excellent accommodation options as former castles and villas now open their doors to guests. From palazzos to pensiones, check out our pick of the top hotels in Siena – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Grand Hotel Continental, for vintage grandeur


Ornate lobby at the Grand Hotel Continental in Siena, furnished with sofas, armchairs and chandeliers
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This former palazzo once belonged to one of Siena’s great families – today, it offers a prime location just a few minutes from the Piazza del Campo, the central square where the Palio horse race is held each year. Rooms are decorated with antique artefacts, and many of the rooms have a terrace with views of the city. This is an ideal place for a romantic weekend escape, and there’s a high-class restaurant, too.

2. Villa Scacciapensieri, for a couples getaway


Lounge at Villa Scacciapensieri in Siena with grand piano, seating areas, fireplace and wooden beamed ceiling
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Just 3km (2mi) from Siena station, the hotel Villa Scacciapensieri is a renovated 19th-century villa with much original elegance. The rooms combine antique furniture and old-world aesthetics with modern hotel amenities. The grounds include a restaurant, a tennis court and a view of the Chianti hillside, making this ideal for both rest and recreation.

3. Hotel Certosa di Maggiano, for traditional solitude


Double bedroom with armchairs, side tables, mirror and bed canopy at the Hotel Certosa di Maggiano in Siena
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This luxury hotel, on the site of a converted 14th-century monastery in the Tuscan countryside, just 1km (0.6mi) from the centre of town, merges Sienese tradition with modern convenience. Rooms are decked in elegant silks with collections of paintings on the walls. Amenities include an upscale restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness room with spa treatments.

4. Borgo Scopeto Relais, for country charm

Hotel, Villa

A rustic ground-floor suite at Borgo Scopeto with terracotta-tile floors, wood-beamed ceilings and doors opening onto a courtyard
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Borgo Scopeto Relais is a 14th-century villa about 15km (10mi) outside town, deep in the countryside and set among olive groves and vineyards. Many of the rooms still have the original high-timbered ceilings, though the furnishings have a clean and modern style. There are tennis courts, a pool, a spa and a fine restaurant, La Tinaia. You can also hire a bike or Vespa scooter to explore your surroundings.

5. Campo Regio Relais, for city centre location


A terrace with white tables and chairs at Campo Regio Relais with views of Siena Cathedral
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Just a few minutes’ walk from Piazza del Campo, Campo Regio Relais is a beautiful hotel comprising six rooms decorated in romance-inducing silks and warm colours. Many of the rooms have beautiful views of the surrounding hills. There is no restaurant, although continental breakfast is provided, and there’s a cocktail bar. You’re also close to all the excellent dining options in town.

6. Pensione Palazzo Ravizza, for an amorous minibreak


Lounge with sofas, armchairs and grand piano at Pensione Palazzo Ravizza in Siena
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Mere steps from Piazza del Campo, Pensione Palazzo Ravizza was constructed in the 19th century and features beautifully preserved furniture from the 1920s. Their rooms are made up in rich, creamy colours with small paintings and mirrors adorning the walls, creating a cosy space for a romantic weekend.

7. Il Battistero Siena, for a warm welcome

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel, Independent Hotel

Vaulted wine cellar with rows of bottles, vintage record player and sofa at Il Battistero in Siena
Courtesy of Il Battistero / Expedia

An unbeatable location? Tick. Boutique accommodation? Tick. A friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere? Tick. Positioned on Piazza San Giovanni, Il Battistero Siena is a family-run guesthouse that blends history and modernity. Outside, you’re welcomed by a grand palazzo facade, while inside centuries-old plaster walls and whitewashed ceiling beams add to the character. Accommodation is smart with wood floors and classic furniture. Families can opt for a two-bedroom suite, and you can even sleep in a medieval tower.

8. Relais degli Angeli, for Tuscan elegance

Independent Hotel

Four-poster double bed, two sofas and a rug in a room at Relais degli Angeli, Siena
Courtesy of Relais degli Angeli / Expedia

Expect ceiling frescoes, chandeliers and antique furniture at this historic city centre residence. The seven rooms are spread over two floors, each named after a precious stone. The diamond suite is the most luxurious, with three large rooms including a lounge, marble bathroom with a hydromassage tub and private terrace. Eat a breakfast of warm pastries, freshly cooked eggs and mozzarella in the breakfast room or on the sun terrace.

9. Palazzo di Valli, for a rural retreat

Independent Hotel

Double bed with desk, armchair, wardrobe and decorated ceiling inside room at Palazzo di Valli, Siena
Courtesy of Palazzo di Valli / Expedia
For a country escape just 1.6km (1mi) from the centre of Siena, consider this restored 18th-century villa. It offers 11 large rooms decorated in a classic Tuscan style and a delicious breakfast that can be eaten in the garden with views of Siena and the surrounding hills. The room set-ups are ideal for everyone from couples to families and groups of friends, with rollaway beds and cots available on request.

10. Hotel Palazzetto Rosso, for wine lovers

Independent Hotel

Double bed in room with beamed ceiling and stone floor at Hotel Palazzetto Rosso, Siena
Courtesy of Hotel Palazzetto Rosso / Expedia

There’s a dark and edgy feel to this boutique hotel, housed inside a brick building dating back to the Middle Ages. Outside, wrought-iron gates adorn the facade, while inside are original arches, decorative paintings and vaulted ceilings. A low-lit brick staircase leads to the guest rooms, which feel comparatively modern – one of the suites has a bathroom that sits in a glass cube. Don’t miss regional wine tasting in the atmospheric cellar.

Ellie Ross contributed additional reporting to this article.

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