We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Stay and Location”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Hotel Por Santa Maria
Ranked #213 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Stay and Location”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

This hotel is located right next to the Uffizi. The people working there were very friendly. Ines was extremely kind, and very helpful in reserving tickets for us to the Uffizi and Accademia. The room was clean. It can be noisy at night given the location, but there is a fan in the room which helped to drown out the noise.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kisforkrisi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

168 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    59
    80
    23
    4
    2
See reviews for
13
101
20
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The apartment is only a block from the Ufizzi, two blocks from the Duomo and three from the ponte vecchio, so you're right in the thick of Florence. The rooms were clean, well lit and a reasonable size. The owner is also the manager, who met us when we arrived and unexpectedly showed us around the neighborhood - he showed us a great pizza place and a great take-out sandwich place. The area is a bit loud at night - what else would you expect - but that's the price you pay for being so close to all of the action. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank David P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Small friendly hotel and very helpful with tourist information. All the staff we came into contact with speak perfect English. Compact room in fantastic location. 20 metres from Piazza Della Signoria and 50 metres to Piazza Republica. right in the middle of town.

Our room was large and had a small table with two chairs. We had a shower and basin in our room. Separate WC shared with one other room but not a problem. We had air conditioning in our room. Our room faced the market and we did not experience any street noise.

As expected, no breakfast, but many lovely cafes to choose from right outside the hotel. The building had a charming small elevator.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jetsetters000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Spring, TX
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

My son and I stayed 3 nights at Hotel Por Santa Maria. We had the room with the twin beds and the private bathroom. Our window looked out over the Mercado. I loved this hotel. I can't say enough about the location. I loved the little elevator and walking out the door and being in the middle of everything. You will not find frills at this hotel, but you will find everything you need and really nice helpful people. It was very clean and very comfortable. Ines answered all my questions before we arrived, made dinner reservations and gave great advice and guidance while we were there. I will stay there when I go back to Florence, and suggest to friends that they do as well. (The gelato place right across from the front door is really good also)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank mh002001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Great location near Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio - right across the road from the Mercato Nuovo. Very nice people. Rooms small but clean and with great linen etc. No A/C in our room, but had own bathroom. I think every room is slightly different in amenities. Lift worked - cause walking up 4 flights with suitcases or after long day trooping around Uffizzi is foolish.

No breakfast. Very close to fancy shops and restaurants along Via Porta Rossa. Cheap and great food across della Signoria towards Sante Croce.

All in all highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sojournersx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Broome, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Great location, lovely people, nice rooms. Defiantly will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Emzie88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2012

The owners mom was working at the reception when we stayed there. Great location, perfectly located in the center of town, near all the local stores markets, museums, cathedrals, Ponte Vecchio. Decent walk from the train station, but not too bad if you had just been walking all around Rome or another large city. Rooms are pretty small, but nice and clean, basic. Hot private hot water shower and bathroom. Window opens right up to street, 4 levels up. Lift in building if you don't want to walk the 4 flights of stairs, not bad walk at all. No breakfast included, not greatly priced, with no breakfast included.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank nate h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Florence hotels
Uffizi
Relais Uffizi
Relais Uffizi
#168 of 411 in Florence
408 reviews
Santa Maria Novella
Hotel Sole
Hotel Sole
#161 of 411 in Florence
268 reviews
Duomo
Hotel Scoti
Hotel Scoti
#194 of 411 in Florence
293 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
San Lorenzo
Hotel Il Bargellino
Hotel Il Bargellino
#109 of 411 in Florence
451 reviews
Duomo
Hotel Bavaria
Hotel Bavaria
#145 of 411 in Florence
473 reviews
Duomo
Hotel Dali
Hotel Dali
#141 of 411 in Florence
650 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Por Santa Maria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Por Santa Maria

Property: Hotel Por Santa Maria
Address: Via Calimaruzza 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Por Santa Maria 1*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Hotwire, Agoda and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Hotel Por Santa Maria reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Por Santa Maria Florence

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing