Where to Stay in Milan 2018 – Best Guide for All Budgets!

Where to sleep in Milan: Our selection of the best accommodations

Great metropolis of Italy , Milan is very touristy and the best hotels are therefore in great demand. And yes, 7.6 million tourists visit the city each year!

I advise you to book as soon as possible and pay attention to certain periods, including Fashion Week, where prices fly.

To help you see more clearly, I have prepared a selection of the best establishments in Milan, downtown and outside, classified by districts and for all budgets.

Whether you want to be quiet or party all night, whether you are a couple or family,  I give you all the best deals to find your perfect hotel  in the coolest areas of Milan!

And if you want to know where to sleep cheap in Milan, you will also find your happiness at the end of this article!

So in which neighborhood do you live in Milan?

In the historic Duomo district

The Duomo district is the historic center of Milan. Any tourist who respects himself must indeed go to admire the famous Milan Duomo, which gave its name to the district.

I recommend this area to stay in Milan:

  • If you want a hotel right in the center of Milan
  • To discover the main historical monuments including the famous cathedral
  • If you have little time, you will be right in the heart of the action
  • As a starting point to visit Milan on foot

The city ​​center of Milan is in return the neighborhood where hotels are the most expensive.

The neighborhood is the ideal place to discover:

  • The Duomo, as sumptuous outside as inside
  • The Vittorio Emanuelle II gallery housing shops of major stitch houses
  • The Scala of Milan, the famous building of the opera.

If you have the budget, the Duomo district is the best area to stay in Milan.

Here is our selection of the best hotels in the center of Milan

Hemeras Boutique House Piazza Duomo – from 190 €

Centrally located, Hemeras Boutique is less than 100 meters from the Duomo, in the heart of historic Milan. For this price, you can even benefit from an entire apartment and not a double room!

The apartments are modern, elegant and all include fully equipped kitchens. Perfect if you do not necessarily want to go out looking for a restaurant in the evening after a long day of sightseeing. Personally, I often opt for this type of accommodation with cooking in Italy, country where one finds very good cold cuts and cheeses. The ideal to have a picnic in love in the evening!

This is clearly our favorite for its benefit / price ratio in the Duomo district.

I’m booking my night in Milan now! Hemeras Boutique House Piazza Duomo – from 190 €Hemeras Boutique Historic District

Hotel Spadari Al Duomo – from 270 €

The Spadari Al Duomo Hotel is located just 150 meters from the Duomo in Milan , the perfect geographical location to visit this area of ​​Milan. And in addition, you can sleep on your 2 ears because it is located in a very quiet street.

The rooms are all decorated in gray-blue tones and decorated with paintings by contemporary Italian artists. Some even offer a view of the Duomo spire  !

The breakfast offered is excellent, with fresh fruit juice (rare enough to be underlined). Another rare fact: the soft drinks of the mini-bar are at your disposal for free.

I’m booking my night in Milan now! Hotel Spadari Al Duomo – from 270 €Historic District Hotel Spadari

Suite Milano Duomo – from 325 €

Suite Milano is conveniently located for Milan Cathedral. It is only 5 minutes walk!

The rooms are spacious and design. They are all located on the top floor of the building, so you will not have problems of noisy neighbors from above and will be quiet.

In addition, you will have an unobstructed view of all Milan. And I add a good point totally personal for the presence of shutters (ultra rare outside France) that allow you to sleep late!

I book my hotel in Milan now! Suite Milano Duomo – from 325 €Historic District Suite Milano Duomo

In the district of Brera

The Brera district is located north of the historic Duomo district. The 2 neighborhoods are bordering, so you will be near the city center of Milan. About ten minutes walk from the Duomo.

I recommend this area to sleep in Milan:

  • If you want a lively and lively area with many bars and restaurants
  • To be in a very safe neighborhood
  • To really feel in Italy with pretty cobbled streets and old buildings
  • For luxury shopping
  • If you are interested in art

The area is famous for hosting the Brera Art Gallery. It includes an impressive collection of works of art from Italy, including  Caravaggio’s famous ” The Caravaggio Supper”.

It is also east of the Brera district that you will find the Quadrilateral of Fashion. A set of streets where there are a myriad of shops all more prestigious than the others: Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana.

Where to stay in Milan in Brera?

Appartamento Milano – from 80 €

The unit is just 100 meters from the Brera Art Gallery and an 8-minute walk from the Fashion Quadrilateral. It is therefore the ideal location to see the main attractions of the neighborhood.

The apartment is modern, very clean and equipped with a kitchenettewith a microwave and plates to make food. Note that if you go in love, you will have to sleep separately, each in a single bed. Which is not worse, if you are a little confused with Madam who has overheated the map in luxury shops 😀

It offers a great value for money. There is only one, so book it right away!

I’m booking my night in Milan now! Appartamento Milano – from 80 €
Brera area Appartamento Milano

Manzoni Studio – from 110 €

The studio is located 2 minutes’ walk from the fashion quadrilateral and 400 meters from the Pinacoteca. You will therefore be 2 steps from the realm of luxury.

You will be 50 meters from the nearest metro to visit the more distant areas of Milan. The Duomo is about a 10-minute walk away.

The apartment has a large double bed and a fully equipped kitchen with oven and even a dishwasher. The decor is successful and the apartment particularly cozy.

I highly recommend it, it is our heart stroke for his report benefits / prices in the neighborhood of Brera!

I’m booking my night in Milan now! Manzoni Studio – from 110 €Neighborhood Brera Manzoni Studio

Hotel Manzoni – from 285 €

The hotel Manzoni is very well located between the quadrilateral and the pinacothèque and 200 meters from the metro. It is also a 10-minute walk from Milan Cathedral.

The hotel is very beautiful. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and really quiet (no noise from the street). The breakfast is delicious and varied. The quality of the service is excellent, the staff is very pleasant.

The hotel also has a gym, Turkish bath and jacuzzi.

An excellent choice for accommodation in Milan!
I’m booking my night in Milan now!Hotel Manzoni – from 285 €Brera area Hotel Manzoni

Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Spa Milano – from 600 €

For a luxurious stay in the fashion district, I recommend the Palazzo Parigi.

This 5 * hotel has extremely comfortable and very elegant rooms. You will have an appointment with the true luxury of a palace: qualified and attentive staff, a concierge service, a wellness center, a swimming pool, a spa, a quality restaurant, the refined decoration and the excellent breakfast.

To have fun in the Italian capital of fashion and luxury, nothing beats a night at Palazzo Parigi.
I’m booking my night in Milan now!Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Spa Milano – from 600 €Neighborhood Brera Palazzo Parigi

In the district Sempione

The Sempione district is west of Brera. It is symbolized by the immense park Sempione, the green lung of Milan.

I recommend this area to sleep in Milan:

  • If you want to be quiet and quiet
  • For a family stay
  • To enjoy the greenery at Sempione Park

This area is ideal if you want to discover:

  • The Sforza Castle, an impressive building housing several very interesting and interesting museums
  • Sempione Park, the perfect place to go for a walk with the kids
  • The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie famous for hosting a masterpiece: “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology

The best accommodations in Sempione

Lancaster Hotel – from 110 €

Centrally located, Lancaster Hotel is within walking distance of Sempione Park and Sforza Castle. About a 30-minute walk from the historic center but you can also take the metro that is close to the hotel.

The rooms are spacious, immaculate and the bedding very comfortable. Old-fashioned decor with wooden furniture and carpets on the floor, which helps to make rooms warm and welcoming. The breakfast is varied and complete.

This is our favorite for its benefit / price ratio for this neighborhood. Really an excellent choice for accommodation in Milan on a reasonable budget!

I’m booking my night in Milan now!Lancaster Hotel – from 110 €District Sempione Hotel Lancaster

Apartamento di Charme – from 160 €

The apartment is 100 meters from the Arc de la Paix and the entrance to Sempione Park.

The accommodation is modern, comfortable and very well equipped. You will find a kitchen with an oven, a large fridge and 4 hotplates, perfect for the whole family to eat. The apartment is very quiet and has a small balcony.

I recommend it for a family stay in Milan. To book very early!

I’m booking my night in Milan now!Apartamento di Charme – from 160 €Neighborhood Sempione Appartamento

UNA Hotel Cusani – from 260 €

The hotel is located right in front of the Sforza Castle.

The rooms are really beautiful, in a sleek design. They are also spacious as is the bathroom. The bedding is super comfortable. The staff is very friendly and responsive to requests.

It has an ideal location for visiting the many museums of the castle and strolling in Sempione Park.
I book my hotel in Milan now!UNA Hotel Cusani – from 260 €Neighborhood Sempione UNA

In the Navigli area

The Navigli district is in the southern sector of Milan, south-east of the Sempione district. It is the most picturesque district of Milan.

The Navigli, a canal system invented by Leonardo da Vinci himself, was used to transport goods to Milan.

I advise you to stay in this area:

  • If you want to stay in a trendy neighborhood
  • To walk along the canals
  • If you want to go out at night and enjoy a lively nightlife
  • To have an aperitif in a pleasant place

The Navigli district is famous for being the party district of Milan with many bars, cafes, restaurants and discos to party until the morning. It is therefore a rather young neighborhood.

On weekends you can find a craft market and a flea market.

Stay in the Navigli area.

Chromotherapy House – from 85 €

The apartment is located right at the edge of the Navigli Grande. It is about 2km from the Cathedral or 2km from Sforza Castle.

The apartment is comfortable, modern and furnished with care. It has a living area, a bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. There is also a washing machine. In short, what a stay as if you were at home.

As this apartment is really cheap, it is better to book it quickly.

I’m booking my night in Milan now!Chromotherapy House – from 85 €Navigli Chromotherapy House

Gentil House – from 160 €

The accommodation is located right in the Navigli area.

This 82 sqm apartment is large, comfortable and bright. It has a large living area with open kitchen and fully equipped. The room is spacious and bright. Extremely rare and can tip the scales for booking, a free private parking space is available.

I’m booking my night in Milan now!Gentil House – from 160 €
Navigli Gentil House area

The Yard Milano – from 195 €

The Yard is located near the Navigli Grande. Several tram stops and the metro are easily accessible on foot.

As far as you are warned right away, the hotel is decorated in a very unusual way and that is what gives it all its charm. You will not end up in a banal hotel room. The rooms are all decorated according to a sports theme (boxing, tennis) but in a very classy and modern way. They are very welcoming and warm.

I highly recommend a stay in this hotel with an incredible atmosphere and unique atmosphere. It is clearly a big crush for the very stylish decoration!

I’m booking my night in Milan now!The Yard Milano – from 195 €Navigli area The Yard Milano

Magna Pars Hotel – Small Luxury Hotels of the World – from 275 €

The hotel is located in the Navigli area, 200 meters from Navigli Grande.

Magna Pars is a luxurious 5 * property. These rooms are very spacious, modern and comfortable. You will be quiet for a good night’s rest. The staff is very attentive and the catering quality including breakfast.

I book my hotel in Milan now! Magna Pars Hotel – Small Luxury Hotels of the World – from 275 €Neighborhood Navigli Hotel Magna Pars

In the district Porta Romana

The Porta Romana district is located south of the historic Duomo district and east of the Navigli.

I recommend this area to stay in Milan:

  • If you like chic neighborhoods
  • If you want to stay in a quiet area
  • For a quieter alternative than the other neighborhoods mentioned above

In the neighborhood, you can admire the ”  Porta Romana”, the old gateway to the city, and go around the small shops of this shopping district. Porta Romana street will take you directly to the heart of the city.

Where to sleep in Milan in Porta Romana?

Where to sleep in Milan in Porta Romana?

Hotel Palladio – from 85 €

The hotel is located near a tram stop and a 10-minute walk from Porta Romana Metro. The location is very well served by transport. You can easily reach the historic center.

It offers rooms quite simple and basic but in perfect cleanliness. You will be quiet and the reception is very friendly.

It offers good value for money.

Je réserve ma nuit à Milan maintenant! Hôtel Palladio – from 85€Quartier Porta Romana Hotel Palladio

Hotel Piacenza – from 100 €

The hotel is ideally located for visiting Milan. A bit far from the center to be quiet but not too much, perfect for visiting some neighborhoods on foot.

The rooms are modern, comfortable and colorful. The welcome is warm, the staff friendly and competent and the breakfast is varied with local products.

This is our favorite in the Porta Romana district for its extraordinary performance / price ratio!

I’m booking my night in Milan now!Hotel Piacenza – from 100 €Neighborhood Porta Romana Hotel Piacenza

UNA Hotel Mediterraneo – from 180 €

The accommodation is very close to the subway and a 15-minute walk to the Navigli area. The historic center is only 3 metro stops away.

The hotel enjoys a convenient location in this tranquil area of ​​Milan.

The rooms are warm and comfortable, decorated in a contemporary style. Breakfast is hearty.
I’m booking my night in Milan now!UNA Hotel Mediterraneo – from 180 €Neighborhood Porta Romana UNA Mediterraneo

Hotel Five – from 220 €

This hotel is also located in the Porta Romana district, just 50 meters from the metro if you want to get around by public transport.

The hotel has been completely renovated recently. The rooms are modern, quiet and air-conditioned. The buffet breakfast is complete and the staff very friendly. You will not be disappointed with the services offered.
I’m booking my night in Milan now!Hotel Five – from 220 €Neighborhood Porta Romana Hotel Five

In the district Porta Venezia

The Porta Venezia district is located to the north-east of the cathedral, between the Porta Romana and Brera neighborhoods.

I recommend this area to sleep in Milan:

  • If you are young and party animal
  • If you like lively neighborhoods
  • To visit historic buildings
  • For shopping

In the neighborhood I recommend you not to miss:

  • The natural history museum
  • The Modern Art Gallery
  • Indro Montanelli Park

Best Accommodations in Porta Venezia, Milan

My Place in Milan – from 100 €

The apartment is located near Indro Park.

It has been all renovated in a modern style. It is spacious, clean and bright. The kitchen is equipped with an oven and a dishwasher. The owner will give you lots of good tips to visit the city.
I’m booking my night in Milan now!My Place in Milan – from 100 €Neighborhood Porta Venezia MyPlace

Bixio 29 – from 115 €

Bixio 29 is 500 meters from Natural History Museum and 1.8 km from Duomo.

The apartment is very spacious and bright. It also has a large fully equipped kitchen to prepare easily to eat.
I’m booking my night in Milan now!Bixio 29 – from 115 €Neighborhood Venezia Bixio29

Villa Gatti – from 145 €

This B & B is located 10 minutes walk from the historic district.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Everything is new and the bathrooms are modern and practical. Guests can enjoy a local breakfast every morning.
I’m booking my night in Milan now!Villa Gatti – from 145 €Neighborhood Venezia Villa Gatti

Castle Monfort -Relais & Chateaux – from 285 €

The Monfort Castle is ideally located in the Porta Venezia district. The city ​​center is a 10-minute walk away.

This 5 * hotel is really beautiful and original. All rooms are decorated according to different themes referring to fairy tales. The decor skilfully mixes retro style with a more modern style. The atmosphere is very special and really warm.

Breakfast is served in a very beautiful room with glass roof. It is varied, succulent and very well presented.

I highly recommend this hotel for an amazing stay in Milan. To book very early!

I’m booking my night in Milan now!Castle Monfort -Relais & Chateaux – from 285 €Neighborhood Venezia Chateau Monfort

Where to stay in Milan

As you can see, staying in Milan is quite expensive.

I have therefore prepared, in addition, a small list of hotels and hostels to sleep cheap in Milan.

They are not necessarily located in the main neighborhoods and that is why they are cheaper. However, you can still reach the city center easily on foot or by public transport.

  • Babila Hostel : The cathedral is just a 10-minute walk away. Bed in dormitory from 30 €. All spaces are spacious, bright, modern and very clean. One of the best hostels in Milan. The property also offers double rooms from 110 €.
  • Ostello Bello Grande : This hostel is located right next to Milan Central Station. Bed in dormitory from 26 €. Breakfast and dinner are included. The place is very friendly.
  • Ornato Dependance : The hotel is located right next to a tram line that will take you in 20 minutes to Milan city center. The surroundings are very quiet. Double room from 50 € per night, breakfast in addition to 6 €.
  • Hotel Da Vinci  : The hotel is located away from the city center but only 10 minutes walk from a metro station. The double rooms are huge, with modern and bright decor. From only 54 € per night, breakfast included. Most: quiet, spacious rooms, free parking, breakfast buffet very rich. This is clearly our favorite for his performance / price ratio. For me one of the best hotels in Milan. To book very early, the rooms leave quickly!

And if you want to stay in a cheap apartment in Milan, here are my suggestions:

There is only one apartment each time, so book it immediately if it is available on your dates.

What is the best hotel in Milan?

If you are looking for accommodation in the best hotel in Milan, I highly recommend the Palazzo Parigi in the Brera district. This is for me the best luxury hotel in the fashion capital!

Where to sleep in Milan: The summary of the best hotels

So that you have a better idea of where to stay in Milan, whether in the city center or elsewhere, I made you a table that summarizes all those I’m talking about in this article.

And where are you going to sleep during your stay in Milan?

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Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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