Where to Stay in Lucca Old Town

best hotels in Lucca Old Town

The best hotels in Lucca Old Town – a guide to the top Lucca hotels inside the walls.

best hotels in Lucca Old Town

Where to stay in Lucca, Italy – the best area

Lucca is a small city that can be easily explored by foot. The train station is right beside the old city walls. Thus, no matter if you plan to stay for a few days or use the city as a base for day trips, choose accommodation in the area within the city walls.

Take a look at these five lovely hotels in Lucca Historic centre and find the ideal spot for you.

Lucca Cathedral

The best hotels in Lucca Old Town

Hotels in Lucca Old Town (Best for families)

Alla Corte degli Angeli – Most booked

9.3/10 Rating – See hotel images and 840+ guest reviews
Alla Corte degli Angeli is located in the northern part of the Historic centre. It’s just a few steps away from the famous Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro and the main shopping street, Via Fillungo. This boutique hotel captures the eyes with elegantly decorated rooms with painted murals and beautiful views over the Old Town.

  • rooms are equipped with iPod docking station and LCD TV with Sky satellite channels
  • luggage storage and 24-hour front desk at your disposal
  • laundry and dry cleaning (extra charge)
  • great breakfast buffet with freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice

Albergo San Martino – Central location

9.1/10 Rating – See hotel images and 610+ guest reviews
Although Albergo San Martino is situated inside the city walls, it has the charm of a provincial Tuscany house. The hotel is less than 100m from the cathedral and about 300m from the train station. It’s the ideal place for you if you are arriving by train or want to take a few day trips.

  • air-conditioned spacious rooms and luxurious bathrooms
  • free Wi-Fi at your disposal
  • bicycle rental and laundry (extra charge)
  • baggage storage
  • good selection of food and drinks for breakfast

Palazzo Dipinto – Best-rated

9.6/10 Rating – See hotel images and 390+ guest reviews
Located on a small charming square, Palazzo Dipinto is one the most comfortable hotels in Lucca Old Town. The hotel features modern designed rooms in a historical house from the 13th century. The location is very strategic, just a short distance from the main landmarks.

  • rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels
  • 24-hour front desk for a more comfortable stay
  • private parking and laundry (extra charge)
  • baggage storage

Lucca hotels inside the walls (Best for couples)

N.15 Santori Luxury Home – Best rated

9.5/10 Rating – See hotel images and 140+ guest reviews
N.15 Santori Luxury Home is a boutique hotel housed in a historical building from the 15th century. The beautiful frescos in the rooms give you a feeling of an aristocratic residence.

The location is more than ideal, 100m away from the cathedral and only 500m from the train station. This hotel is a great place for a stopover or a base for exploring Tuscany with a train.

  • air-conditioned individually styled rooms
  • health & wellness centre
  • private parking and bicycle rental (extra charge)
  • baggage storage

Palazzo Alexander – Most booked

9.0/10 Rating – See hotel images and 550+ guest reviews
Palazzo Alexander is one of the most unique places to stay in Lucca, Italy. The hotel occupies a 12th-century building. The rooms feature antique wood floors and marble bathrooms. It’s like staying at a real Italian palace in the heart of the city.

  • public parking and bicycle rental (extra charge)
  • fantastic breakfast with gluten-free options

Piazza dell' Anfiteatro

Most popular activities

Discover the city’s Roman heritage in this walking tour of Lucca.

To learn how to prepare delicious Tuscan recipes, join a traditional home cooking experience.

Take a day trip to Cinque Terre, the most famous coastline in Italy.

How to get to Lucca from Pisa Airport

The closest airport to the city is Pisa International Airport. Take the Pisa mover from the airport to the Central train station in Pisa. From there take a train to Lucca (a 30min journey).

Further reading for your trip

Find self-guided walking tours and historical insights in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Tuscany.

Visitors often combine Lucca with Pisa, the home of the famous Leaning Tower. Find out how to spend one day in Pisa. Also, check out where to stay in Pisa.

Planning a trip around Italy? Then check out this Rome itinerary 4 days and this Milan itinerary.

If you’re planning to rent a car, compare the car rental prices in Europe.

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2 Replies to “Where to Stay in Lucca Old Town”

  1. Hello Milena Yordanova,

    It’s such a great time to visit on your official blog first time & found a good post too. I do hear about Lucca Old Town so many time but hadn’t much info but your post give such a deep info to stay stay in Lucca Old Town.

  2. We cancelled our original hotel and booked Alla Corte degli Angeli at the last minute. We were so happy with our choice as the location of the hotel was amazing!

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