I stayed here for one week and found Hotel Alessandra to be the perfect choice for me. It is in the center of city, but on a quiet side street. I was able to walk to the train station, the conference center, and the museums. I never heard any noise at night. My room (a single) was small, but well proportioned and attractively furnished. The furnishings were not luxurious, but were comfortable. The wireless internet connection was strong in my room. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful, especially exuberant Monti. The breakfast was good, with cappuccino or expresso available on request. If you have trouble with stairs, be aware that there are about 20 steps to go up before you get to the elevator. But if you don't mind a few stairs and aren't looking for five star luxury items, I highly recommend this hotel and would certainly hope to stay there again if I return to Florence.