Our Favorite Italian Riviera & Cinque Terre Lodgings

Why are these our favorites? Because they are affordable, charming, well-managed, and always at safe, convenient locations in the center of town. We have carefully hand-picked many of these lodgings from the overwhelming number of options available on our partner site, Booking.com. Our choices are based on many factors, starting with location and high marks from a majority of guests. Just click on the region name or city name or hotel name to browse our suggested listings.


Hotel Villa Adriana

Hotel ***

Only 100 yards from Fegina Beach and just over 1/4 mile from Monterosso Station, the hotel is set among palm trees and offers a restaurant, a pool, and free parking, The 50 classically furnished rooms have air conditioning, LCD TV and private bathroom. Some also feature a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. A buffet breakfast is provided daily. Read more....

Lerici Seaside Hotel - In Italy Online Favorite!

Hotel ***

Very friendly small hotel about 10 km from Monterosso, right on a large sandy beach with gorgeous views of the bay and the castle from every room. Elevator and all amenities. Read more....

Rapallo Centro Hotel - In Italy Online Favorite!

Hotel ****

Good hotel with very nice rooms right off the waterfront in a resort town just south of Portofino. Elevator; air conditioning; all amenities; Internet point; very near the docks and train station; free on street parking or paid garage parking. Golf; tennis and riding very nearby. Open year-round. Read more....

Villa Cinque Terre

Hotel ***

Newly refurbished, small and friendly, only 11 rooms on the beach at Monterosso al Mare. Air conditioning; satellite TV; elevator. Read more....

Doria Park Hotel

Hotel ***

Only two minutes' walk from Lerici historic center, this hotel is peaceful thanks to its beautiful Mediterranean gardens, olive groves and green lawns, and its terraces with stunning views of the Gulf of Poets, the castle and Lerici's old town. You can enjoy the hotel's generous buffet breakfast on the terrace until noon. The 53 guest rooms have air conditioning,  LCD TV, mini bar and free tea and coffee. The beach is just 5 minutes' walk away, and the hotel also offers a free shuttle service to and from local train stations for your day trips to the Cinque Terre. Read more....

Hotel Abetaia

Hotel ***

In the hills a few miles from the five towns, this family-run hotel is easily reached from the autostrada (best to have a car if you stay here). Each of the 12 large, clean guestrooms has a private entrance and a free reserved parking space, and features air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a mini-bar. Guests have free Wi-Fi at the hotel's Internet point, while children have plenty of space to play on the grounds. The family's excellent restaurant just down the road offers traditional Ligurian cuisine and a wide selection of fine local wines. Read more....

Locanda Il Maestrale

Hotel ***

Boasting a pretty garden with flowers and lounge chairs overlooking Monterosso al Mare's historic center, this hotel occupies an 18th-century building 1700 ft from the station. There is no parking, so this location is best for those arriving by train. The six guestrooms have warm color schemes and tiled floors. All are comfortable, clean and air-conditioned and have flat-screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee are available in public areas. The breakfast buffet is served either on the outdoor terrace or in the dining room with frescoed ceilings. Read more....

Hotel Carla

Hotel ***

Only 400 yards from the seaside and just a few minutes' walk from the Levanto train station, this newly remodeled family-run hotel offers 36 air-conditioned guestrooms reached by elevator. There is free Wifi in the lobby, as well as free public parking nearby. Breakfast includes boiled eggs, omelet, bacon, cereals, salami, cheese and much more, and the restaurant offers a menu featuring typical local dishes. Read more....

Hotel Margherita

Historic Residence - 2-night minimum stay

Located just 250 yards from the beach and 1km from the station in Monterosso al Mare, this modern hotel has a peaceful garden. Its 30 air-conditioned rooms have whitewashed walls and tiled floors, plus a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a mini bar and satellite LCD TV. A buffet breakfast is provided daily. Read more....

Lido Palace Hotel

Right on the promenade in Santa Margherita Ligure, a five-minute walk from the bus station. Portofino is just 4 km away and can be reached easily by boat; the train station is a 7-minute walk away, for connections to La Spezia, Genoa and the Cinque Terre. The hotel offers a bar, Turkish bath, and fitness center whose gym has picture windows facing the sea. Its 54 guest rooms and suites are unusually spacious, clean and bright, featuring a mini bar, satellite TV and air conditioning. Most have a living area separated from the sleeping area, as well as sea views. Some have a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The generous breakfast buffet includes cold meats, cheeses and fresh pastries. Read more....

Hotel Santa Margherita Palace

A boutique hotel on a calm, safe street in Santa Margherita Ligure, 5km from Portofino and 100 yards from the train station. Infused with a lovely calm ambiance thanks to candles and soft music, with stunning decor in chic contemporary black, white, chrome and perfectly placed accents of color. The entire hotel is absolutely immaculate, and each of its 26 luxurious modern rooms is equipped with a large LCD TV,  mini bar and satellite TV, as well as free Wi-Fi and a well-fitted bathroom. Buffet breakfast is served from 07:00 until 11:00, guests can relax in the hotel's lounge bar, and there is a small beauty center.