Not close to the heart of Florence. If you don't mind a bus ride or the expense of a taxi you might find it to be fine. Fairly new hotel well maintained. I would suggest avoiding the breakfast as we found it was very slow being set up. Personnel seemed overwhelmed while we were there due to many guests having breakfast. Their are nearby grocery stores to buy many delicious items. If you are around this hotel on Sunday don't count on nearby restaurants or stores to be open.