Grand Hotel Cavour

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotel Florence Italy (2023 Updated)


There are many of gay bars in different parts of Florence. Gay e Lesbica Firenze is a citywide gay-festival held annually at the center of Florence takes place early June/July of each year. Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotel Florence!

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”


1. Hotel Regency-Small Luxury Hotels of the World – Gay Friendly Hotel Florence

Gay Friendly Hotel Florence
Gay Friendly Hotel Florence

Situated in a quiet, residential area, Hotel Regency-Small Luxury Hotels of the World is hidden away from the busy city centre, yet only 10 minutes from Florence’s main tourist sights, including the Accademia Gallery.
Facing lush, green parkland on one side and a historic square on the other, this hotel, one of the leading small hotels of the world, offers unparalleled service, with attentive, professional staff and beautiful accommodation.

All of Regency’s luxurious rooms have been individually decorated in a charming Tuscan style and contain the finest of furnishings, along with all modern conveniences.

The hotel is located in a quiet area of town overlooking a park, however it is only a 10-15 minute walk to everything in Florence.   It is a ten minute taxi ride from the rail station and is located just outside what is considered the heart of the tourist sector.

For people travelling with families that need to do laundry there is a self service laundry located only 600 m away.

This is an wonderful historic but well-modernized boutique hotel in a quieter part of Florence.
It’s close to the synagogue and only kosher Restaurant (Ruth’s) in Florence. The service is good, attentive and understated. The rooms are large, well-appointed and luxurious, and included a nightly turn-down service, a bar fridge, and fabric-covered walls, befitting the furnishings of a hotel of this standard.

The rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated with first rate pieces of the Florentine Flair. Quality Slippers, fine cotton bathrobes and top quality towels and linen make your return inviting. The beds are very comfortable and the assortment of pillows is a plus. The cleaning service is magically discrete and do a lovely job. Wifi is  OK in the rooms.

Breakfast is excellent each morning, you have a selection of scrambled eggs, vegetables, bacon, cereals and bakery items to choose from. Breakfasts includes plenty of fresh fruit and freshly-squeezed juices

There is a beautiful garden area just outside the dining room and you can ask to have our lunch served there.

The garden area is a delightful place to sit and have a drink while watching the moon rise in the evening sky

A bottle of still water is provided in each room every day.

How much does a room costs at Hotel Regency Florence?

Prices start 370$/night for Superior Double Room.

The superior rooms feature wooden bedside tables, a small table, chairs, armchairs and a writing desk. The private and marble bathrooms are complete with a bath or shower. These rooms may overlook either the Piazza D’Azeglio or the private gard.

The Deluxe Double room is 450$/night.

The double deluxe rooms contain 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, wooden bedside tables, 2 wall closets, a small table, chairs, armchairs and a writing desk. These rooms may overlook either the Piazza D’Azeglio Park or the private garden.

The marble bathrooms contain 1 or 2 sinks, plus a hairdryer and telephone.

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2. Hotel del Lago Florence – Gay Friendly Hotel Florence

This charming farmhouse has a picturesque location on Santa Barbara Lake in the Chianti countryside. Hotel del Lago features landscaped gardens, free parking and rooms overlooking the lake or garden.
Your room has a rustic design with tiled floors and wood furniture. Each room has a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Guests at del Lago have a bar on site and discounts at a few local restaurants. Located in San Cipriano, the hotel is 10 km from Cavriglia centre.

Hotel del Lago
Hotel del Lago

The location is superb on the best part of the lake. Very peaceful yet 10 min drive to town of Florence. The Hotel del Lago is run by a father-mother-son team that are attentive, charming, and well versed in the local attractions.

Boating is possible with good weather conditions. You can visit Tuscany wine yards in proximity. The Hotel del Lago is located in the Chianti region, and short half day trips to the wineries of the region is an easy thing if you rent a car. I also took day trips to Siena and Assisi,easily reached with plenty of time for sight leisurely sightseeing and a nice lunch at some roadside trattoria.

The hotel has simple clean rooms, it is located by a nice lake in a quiet area where you get a good sleep. They serve good and rich breakfast. The staff is friendly and helpful even though they don’t speak English (except for the manager) but they do the best to help if you need anything.

The knotty pine walls and large window that opened out over the lake really gives  you  the feeling that I you visiting a friend or relative, rather than in a hotel. For those who enjoy watching birds, there is a wealth of waterfowl that call this lake home.

The bathrooms are quite small but fully equipped.

Breakfast is simple but very good and fresh and organic food – sweet pastries, juice, white bread and ham.

How much does a room costs at Hotel del Lago Florence?

Prices start 69$/night for Double Room.

Country-style room with lake or garden views, tiled floors and wood furniture. Comes with a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

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3. Dei Mori Bed and Breakfast Florence – Gay Friendly Hotel Florence

Located in Florence’s historical centre, the Dei Mori has a terrace. It offers free WiFi in public areas and traditionally furnished accommodation with a private bathroom. Dante’s House is just 50 m away.
Rooms at the Dei Mori come with soundproofing and a hairdryer. Air conditioning is available on request, at extra charge.


Dei Mori Florence
Dei Mori Florence

The hotel is located in the centre of town, so it was super convenient to walk to all of the sites. The place have a lot of character and charm. You are within walking distance of the train station and every other major tourist attraction. You are within two blocks of the Duomo, yet located on a small quiet street just off a main shopping street.

Make sure you have an ensuite bathroom. One of the rooms does not, and those guests have to walk through the common area to get to their bathroom, and that bathroom also has glass in the door, so that guests in the common area can often see the shadow of the person inside.

The rooms are simple and nice. The b&b has a very warm and homey atmosphere. The accommodations is clean and basic. AC available for an extra charge.

Breakfast is served in the common area, which is small, and on mornings that were warm enough it was much nicer to sit out on the little patio. Food choices are basic (yogurt, cereal, toast, some fruit, a coffeecake & hot beverages), with hardboiled eggs available some mornings.

How much does a room costs at Dei Mori Bed and Breakfast Florence?

Prices start 115$/night for Double Room. The Double Room with Private External Bathroom is 95$/night.

Traditionally furnished accommodation with a private external bathroom, soundproofing and a hairdryer.

Air conditioning is available on request, at extra charge.

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4. Hotel Mia Cara Florence – Gay Friendly Hotel Florence

Featuring a wellness centre, Hotel Mia Cara is 200 m from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station and a 10-minute walk from the historic centre. The air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi, a computer, and a flat-screen TV. A generous breakfast is served daily.
This family-run hotel is ideally located about 1 km from the Ponte Vecchio bridge and Piazza della Signoria square, with the Uffizi Gallery. Available 24 hours a day, staff can provide tourist information.

On-site facilities include a TV room and a spacious lounge featuring original frescoes. There is also a small garden area outside.

Hotel Mia Cara
Hotel Mia Cara

Quite a charming hotel located not too far from the Santa Maria Nouvella train station. Also a nice 15 – 20 minute walk to the historical Piazza del Duomo and other stops of interest. Mia Cara is very close to Santa Maria Novella train station in a quiet side street, which is ideal if you have lots of bags.

The rooms are small, not unexpected for Europe, but the bathroom is a nice size. Beds were made everyday with clean towels in bath.

The rooms itself are great. Quiet, a nice view of the terraces and rooftops. Refrigerator and room safe. The tile floor makes room cold and uncomfortable.

The room have decent basic facilities but no frills, but clean.

The many paintings that adorn the walls right from the reception to the corridors and lining the stairs add an artsy, bright homely feeling to the place. Hotel staff at reception were very friendly and welcoming  and the spa services are reasonably priced.

Also the breakfast is really delicious. You can easily choose between variations if foods and sweets.

Breakfast is a great buffet that went beyond the usual waffles, dry cereal, juices and bagels. Large selection of breads, fresh made scrambled eggs, potatoes and believe or not, salad which somehow worked. Also has pickles that were not out of a jar. Fresh fruit, yogurt and a great coffee machine. Also has cakes and candy. The setting is nice and I imagine in the summer, you can enjoy breakfast outside.

The wifi is covered all over the hotel strongly and the speed was fine.

How much does a room costs at Hotel Mia Cara Florence?

Prices start 105$/night for Small Double Room. The Double Room is 125$/night.

Offering free Wi-Fi and a computer, this functional air-conditioned room comes with a safe, flat-screen TV and fridge.

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5. Grand Hotel Cavour Florence – Gay Friendly Hotel Florence

Grand Hotel Cavour
Grand Hotel Cavour

Our last recommendation for a gay friendly hotel in Florence is a 4* hotel located in the city center of Firenze.

Grand Hotel Cavour has a rooftop terrace with views over Florence Cathedral. It offers a grand entrance hall with free WiFi, marble floors and statues, and elegant rooms with air conditioning.

The Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio are both less than 600 m from the Grand Hotel Cavour. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is just a few steps away.

The restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine and regional specialties, made using local ingredients. Cocktails are available at the bar, open until midnight.

This hotel is in a great location for exploring the whole of Florence. Everything you would want to see is within walking distance and there are some great places to eat nearby. For example, Yellow, The Fish Lab and the Piccatori. Another great restaurant is the Bocadama in Sante Croce square. But the list is endless!

The rooms are clean and spacious and the whole place felt very friendly and safe. If you are a light sleeper take ear plugs though, as it is very difficult to get away from the hourly bells, as the hotel is near to many bell towers including the Duomo. However, I imagine this would be an issue in many hotels in Florence.

The rooms are spacious, well appointed with a luxury bathroom.  The bathroom are well equipped and large enough for its purpose

The breakfast is amazing with a large variety of choices including American favorites: pancakes, waffles, crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, and sausage links. There are also fresh fruit, juices, nuts, bread, yogurt, cereals, cold milk, cold cuts, cheese slices and even fresh honeycomb!

There is a beautiful but tiny rooftop bar with great views; you’ll need to reserve a table in advance.

How much does a room costs at Grand Hotel Cavour?

Prices start 150$/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe Double is Room 285$/night.

Featuring deluxe furnishings and a marble mosaic bathroom, this room comes with air conditioning and a satellite TV.

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by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.