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Many visitors stay in Positano and explore the stunning Amalfi coast from there. While Positano has charm and some of the best luxury and romantic hotels on the coast, Amalfi town has a unique local vibe.

Amalfi is less crowded and offers equally beautiful hotels. I explored Amalfi town and visited all the hotels in this article. Thanks to my experience, I’ve created this list of the best hotels in Amalfi so you can stay in the heart of Amalfi Coast and enjoy it to the fullest.

Ready to have a vacation of a lifetime? Let’s explore the best hotels in Amalfi, Italy.

Overview Of The Best Hotels In Amalfi Town, Italy

πŸ‘‰ Best Overall: Hotel Santa Caterina

πŸ‘‰ Best Affordable: Residence Luce

πŸ‘‰ Best For Couples & Honeymooners: Hotel Santa Caterina

πŸ‘‰ Best Historic: Hotel Luna Convento

πŸ‘‰ Best Luxury: Antara Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel

πŸ‘‰ Best Views: Hotel Santa Caterina

πŸ‘‰ Best For Families: Residence Luce

πŸ‘‰ Best For Backpackers: Porticciolo Amalfi B&B

9 Best Hotels In Amalfi Town Italy & Map

This list of the best hotels in Amalfi, Italy, contains various kinds of hotels so that everyone can choose their perfect fit. It starts with budget-friendly hotels and residences and ends with the most luxurious and boutique hotels.

So choose one that matches your needs, and book your stay in Amalfi in your favorite hotel.

Here is a map of the best hotels in Amalfi:

Best Affordable Hotels In Amalfi Town, Italy

1. Porticciolo Amalfi B&B

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
B&B residence350m from city centersea view rooms, quiet, breakfast served on terraceNOBudget travelers looking to explore Amalfi town & coast

If you’re looking for simple, budget-friendly accommodation in Amalfi with an amazing sea view, book Porticciolo Amalfi.

It’s a cute residence away from the tourist rush of the city center. The B&B is situated on the hill overlooking the sea and Amalfi port. You’ll get breakfast included in the rate and served on the terrace, and a cozy room. The best part is that you’ll enjoy the sunset from the terrace or your own room.

If you’re on a budget yet want to enjoy the stunning views and relax, book Porticciolo Amalfi B&B.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Porticciolo Amalfi B&B by clicking here!

Porticciolo Amalfi B&B
Porticciolo Amalfi B&B

2. Residence Luce

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
B&B residencecity centerfriendly staff, cozy rooms, views of the cathedral, breakfast on the terrace, local family helps a lotNOBudget travelers looking to explore Amalfi town & coast

Residence Luce got my heart. When I came in, a smiley Italian woman greeted me, making me feel welcome.

It’s directly in the city center and easily accessible. Yet it’s quiet so you can relax well.

You’ll feel at home in this residence. It has cozy and lovely rooms. I especially loved the room with a small living room and a staircase leading to the first floor with only a bed on it.
All rooms are spacious, clean and have amazing views of the old town and the Amalfi cathedral.

best hotels in Amalfi town Italy Residence Luce
Residence Luce

Breakfast is also included and served on the terrace overlooking the cathedral.

The family takes care of the guests, explains to you what to do around, can organize excursions for you, and help you with planning.

If you want a simple and very cozy hotel in the center, book Residence Luce.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Residence Luce by clicking here!

Residence Luce terrace views
Residence Luce – views terrace from the terrace

Best Mid-Range Hotels Close To Amalfi Center

3. Hotel Residence

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
4* mid-range hotelcity centerspiral staircase, jacuzzi in some rooms, restaurantNOMid-range travelers looking to explore Amalfi coast

Hotel Residence is a stylish 4* hotel situated right at the entrance to the Amalfi town. So if you’re tired from traveling and want to only make a few steps from the port or a bus stop with heavy luggage, this hotel is the closest to you.

It used to be an old residence of a local family, which they reconstructed and renovated into a hotel. One thing you can’t miss is the beautiful spiral staircase in the middle.

Hotel Residence spiral staircase
Hotel Residence – Spiral Staircase

Rooms are beautiful and spacious, with a small balcony. Some also have a jacuzzi. The hotel doesn’t have a swimming pool or gym.

It’s located directly on the main road, next to the main roundabout in Amalfi. So when you open the room door, it gets busy. But if you keep them close, you can’t hear anything.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Hotel Residence by clicking here!

best hotels in Amalfi town Italy Hotel Residence
Hotel Residence

4. Hotel La Bussola

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
4* mid-range hotel350m from city centerfriendly staff, typical Amalfi ceramics, unique room decor, restaurantNOMid-range travelers looking to explore Amalfi coast

Hotel La Bussola is located a few meters from the center of Amalfi. It’s less busy in the area than next to Hotel Residence and easily accessible from the bus stop and the port of Amalfi.

When you enter, friendly staff will immediately greet you and make you feel welcome.

Their rooms are amazing, with typical Amalfi ceramics adding a special vibe and unique room decor. Each room has different ceramics on the floor, which makes it feel extra special.

best hotels in Amalfi town Italy Hotel La Bussola
Hotel La Bussola

Rooms overlook the Amalfi harbor. Sometimes you can hear the fishermen singing or having fun. Take it as an extra fun live performance you’ll get gratis from the room. Breakfast is included in the room rate. But the hotel doesn’t have spa facilities or a pool.

Hotel La Bussola has an authentic Amalfi design; it’s a great place to relax close to the center, and a perfect base to explore the Amalfi coast.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Hotel La Bussola by clicking here!

hotel la bussola views from the terrace
Hotel La Bussola: Views from the terrace

Best Hotels In Amalfi Town For Couples & Honeymoon

5. Hotel Santa Caterina

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
5* boutique hotel1.2km from city centerstylish rooms with seaview and typical Vietri ceramics, attentive staff, wellness area offering sauna, Turskish hammam, massage, fitness centerYES + wellness areaTravelers looking to relax in a unique hotel + perfect for couples & honeymoon

Hotel Santa Caterina is one of my favorite hotels in Amalfi.

It’s a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the sea, with a private swimming pool and sun loungers with umbrellas, where you can relax. Inside the wellness area, you can enjoy a sauna, Turkish hammam, massage, and a fitness center with the best sea view for your motivation.

Their rooms are stylish and beautiful with the typical Vietri majolica design and a terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee/tea. Some rooms also have a jacuzzi.

What makes this hotel so unique are the stunning facilities and outstanding staff. They are highly professional, attentive, and yet personal. You’ll be treated well from the very beginning until you leave.

Hotel Santa Caterina is the perfect property for your honeymoon or a romantic gateway with your partner. It’s a place to relax, have fantastic views, and enjoy the stunning Amalfi coast.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Hotel Santa Caterina by clicking here!

best hotels in Amalfi town Italy Hotel Santa Caterina
Me exploring the best hotels in Amalfi town Italy

6. Hotel Miramalfi

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
4* boutique hotel900m from city centertypical Vietri ceramics style, rooms with terrace overlooking sea, private beach, beach club, restaurantYES + private beachTravelers looking to relax in a unique hotel + perfect for couples & honeymoon

Hotel Miramalfi is situated on the Amalfi coast, one kilometer from Amalfi center.

It’s a 4* hotel featuring Mediterranean decor with stylish rooms. Each room has a different design, some with the typical Vietri ceramics on the floor. It’s one of my favorite hotels in Amalfi in terms of the style.

Rooms have a terrace overlooking the sea. Some have a bigger space so that you can sunbathe directly on the terrace of your room with champagne in hand.

The Hotel has a private beach that you can access via a lift carved into the rock cliffs. It’s one of the least hotels on the Amalfi coast with a private beach.

Hotel Miramalfi also has a private swimming pool on the coast cliff with perfect sea views. In addition, you can enjoy a beach club next to the Hotel in the evenings.

If you want to be in a remote area, on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, and have a private beach and perfect views of the Amalfi town, book Hotel Miramalfi.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Hotel Miramalfi by clicking here!

Amalfi town Italy
Amalfi town Italy

7. Antara Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
5* luxury hotel550m from city centericonic landmark of Amalfi, stylish rooms with seaview, food by local chefs, fantastic spa/wellnessYES + spa treatmentsTravelers looking to relax in a luxury property + perfect for couples & honeymoon

Antara Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel is the top luxury hotel on this list of the best hotels in Amalfi. This hotel is out of this world. You’ll be treated like a celebrity, as their statement describes.

The Grand Hotel is a 13th-century Capuchin convent built into a cliffside of the Amalfi Coast. It’s one of the iconic landmarks of the town.

It offers everything you can think of, from stylish rooms with beautiful furniture and breathtaking views of the sea and Amalfi town to fantastic spa facilities and delicious food from local chefs.

Antara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel
Antara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel

Enjoy a sauna, panoramic gym, a pool, and various treatments such as a hammam or a massage for the perfect relaxation.

The Grand Hotel is high up on the cliff overlooking the sea. So when looking out of the window from your suite, it feels like you’re almost floating on the sea. Its isolated location offers an excellent opportunity to escape and relax.

If you’re looking for an ultimate luxury holiday, a romantic trip, a honeymoon, or want to enjoy pure luxury, book Antara Convento Grand Hotel.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Antara Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel by clicking here!

me exploring the best hotels in Amalfi town Italy for you
Me exploring the best hotels in Amalfi town Italy for you

Best Luxury Hotels In Amalfi Town

8. Palazzo Don Salvatore

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
luxury boutique hotel260m from city center6 sea view rooms, luxury rooms, breakfast included, massageNOTravelers looking to relax in a luxury property and explore Amalfi town & coast

Palazzo Don Salvatore belongs to the top boutique hotels in Amalfi. It’s a luxury property offering only 6 rooms. It’s very exclusive. So book as soon as possible if you want to stay.

The hotel is located on a cliff overlooking the sea. And the views from everywhere are breathtaking. You’ll also see Amalfi town, which makes it extra special.

room views Palazzo Don Salvatore
Room views in Palazzo Don Salvatore

Their rooms are beautifully designed, and all of them have a sea view and include breakfast. There is no swimming pool or spa, but they can organize a massage for you.

The staff is always at your disposal, very friendly and accommodating.

Palazzo Don Salvatore is a beautiful luxury property for those who want to relax and feel like at home.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Palazzo Don Salvatore by clicking here!

Palazzo Don Salvatore living room area
Palazzo Don Salvatore – living room area

9. Hotel Luna Convento

Hotel TypeLocationTop Amenities & ServicesSwimming Pool?Best For:
luxury historical hotel400m from city centeroriginal convent amenities, seaviews, old patio with lemon trees, restaurant overlooking sea, historical luxury placeNOTravelers looking to relax in a historical property and explore Amalfi town & coast

Hotel Luna is another stunning luxury hotel in Amalfi. It’s located on the rock cliff falling into the sea, just a few meters from Amalfi center. The views are like from a movie.

This hotel was originally a convent dating back to the year 1200. They’ve left the original construction and added a new building, the hotel nowadays.

You’ll see a stunning old patio with lemon trees opposite the reception when you enter.

Rooms are spacious, with a simple yet beautiful design. And the views left me speechless. You can come and experience it yourself. You’ll also get breakfast in their dining room, which overlooks the sea.

Hotel Luna Convento room
Hotel Luna Convento – room

Hotel Luna is not for everyone. It’s unique as it’s a historical building. For some, it might have a cold atmosphere. But, for me, exploring the hotel was a great experience. It almost felt like staying in a castle on a hill surrounded by the ocean.

If you like historical buildings and want to go back the medieval times, Hotel Luna Convento might be the perfect hotel in Amalfi for you.

➑ Check prices and book your stay at Hotel Luna Convento by clicking here!

best hotels in amalfi town italy hotel luna convento restaurant views and convent hall
Hotel Luna Convento: Restaurant views and Reception Hall

Best Time To Visit Amalfi & Weather

The best time to visit Amalfi town in Italy is April, May, September, and October. This is because these months are less crowded than the summertime (June, July, and August).

So to have the best experience and enjoy it to the fullest, visit the Amalfi coast during these months.

April, May, and October can be rainy. So check the weather before you decide to book your stay. It depends on the year. One year, May, could be the best month to visit Amalfi, and another year it may be raining.

I visited Amalfi in May, and half of my stay was raining. So check the weather before you go.

Amalfi
Me visiting Amalfi in the middle of May – it was raining

The average temperature in April, May, and October in Amalfi range between 15Β°C to 22Β°C.
The average temperature in September is around 20Β°C and 25Β°C, which is the perfect time to visit Amalfi.

My advice is to visit Amalfi towards the end of September. The weather is still great and way less crowded than other days of the year.

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What To Pack For The Amalfi Coast Italy

I’ve written an article about what to pack for Italy for different seasons and places, including the Amalfi Coast. So check it out to fully plan your outfits for your vacation.

Or you can get my free guide on packing for your trip to Italy. It’s a printable checklist to review and check off items and clothes you’ve packed. It’ll help you stay organized.

Get my free packing checklist sheet for Italy by clicking on the image below:

FAQs

To help you choose your best hotel to stay in Amalfi town and have the perfect vacation, I’ve also answered some of the most frequently asked questions. So check them out below to help you get the best experience of the Amalfi town and Amalfi coast.

Is It Worth Staying In Amalfi Town?

Yes, It’s worth staying in Amalfi town. It’s a small town in the middle of the Amalfi coast, and staying there brings several advantages.

Firstly, you’ll be in the heart of the Amalfi coast, so exploring other sights from Amalfi town is easy. It has perfect connections to other towns and islands on the Amalfi coast, so it’s easy to get wherever you want.

Secondly, Amalfi town is smaller, less crowded than other places on the Amalfi coast, and more quiet. So it’s the perfect place to stay on the Amalfi coast to enjoy your vacation.

How Much Time Do You Need In Amalfi Town?

Generally, 4 or 5 days is the perfect time in Amalfi town. If you want to explore other beautiful places on the Amalfi coast, plan 5 to 6 days in Amalfi town. If you want to only relax in a beautiful hotel, plan between 4 and 5 days in Amalfi town.

It’s a great time to enjoy it to the fullest.

Is It Better To Stay In Amalfi Or Positano?

If you want to avoid tourist crowds, spend time in a quiet town, and enjoy the Amalfi coast more, staying in Amalfi town is much better.

Positano is bigger than Amalfi town, it’s more crowded, so it’s sometimes less enjoyable.

Is It Better To Stay In Sorrento Or Amalfi?

Amalfi town is better to stay in than Sorrento because it’s less crowded, more beautiful, and offers a variety of hotels.

If you want a more affordable hotel for your holiday, you’ll find more of them in Sorrento. But Sorrento is a lot more crowded and less beautiful than Amalfi.

Amalfi town has different types of accommodations, it’s charming, and you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the Amalfi coast by staying in Amalfi town.

Is The Town Of Amalfi Walkable?

Yes, Amalfi town is walkable. It’s easy to get everywhere on foot. You can only get around Amalfi town by walking.

It offers tiny streets with cute shops, restaurants, cafes, and gelato. You can walk everywhere as the town is tiny. You’ll explore it within an hour on foot.

Wrap-Up: Best Hotels In Amalfi Town Italy

I recommend booking these 9 best hotels in Amalfi for your stay. Amalfi town offers unique accommodation options and picturesque views; it’s great to shop for souvenirs, enjoy Italian cuisine, and get the most out of the Amalfi coast.

As it’s in the heart of the Amalfi coast, it has great connections to other sights. Therefore, Amalfi town is the best place to stay on the coast.

If you have any questions or need help planning your trip on the Amalfi Coast, contact me at info(at)voicesoftravel.com. I’ll gladly help you.

Happy Travels!

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About the author: Nicoletta is a travel enthusiast and passionate language learner. While traveling, she loves to connect with locals using her language skills to learn about new cultures. Look for her skiing, hiking in the mountains, or exploring new destinations as she designs travel itineraries for her clients.

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