Our Favorite Lodgings in Sicily

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.

Palermo / Monreale / Seaside

B&B 10 Serpotta

This stylish and brand-new B&B is in one of the most charming areas of Palermo, five minutes' walk from the harbor. Its ten spotless, modern, air-conditioned guest rooms feature lots of wardrobe space, a laptop safe, an LCD TV, free wired Internet, a mini bar and an en suite bathroom with amazing power shower, a hairdryer and toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony, and there is also secure parking. The staff speak limited English but can't do enough for you. A sweet Italian breakfast is served buffet style each morning in the breakfast room. Read more....

B&B Palazzo Reale

Just 400 yards from Palermo's Norman Palace and less than 20 minutes' walk from Palermo Cathedral, the B&B offers three pleasingly simple yet stylish and comfortable guest rooms whose décor is based on Literature, Cinema and Painting. Each room has a balcony, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV and a private bathroom. A daily buffet breakfast is provided -- including Italian coffee or herbal tea, fresh fruit and Sicilian pastries -- all served in a breakfast room offering views of Palermo's rooftops. Read more....

Ariston Hotel & BB

Set in the historical centre of Palermo, this colorful two-star hotel is just five minutes' walk from beautiful Piazza Politeama square, with its 18th-century theatre, 450 yards from the Archaeological Museum and a ten-minute walk from the harbor. The seven spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms have modern décor and cool tiled floors, free strong Wi-Fi, free mini bar, TV, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer (on request). Breakfast is Italian-style, with croissants, fruit juices and a choice of hot drinks. Read more....

Palazzo Brunaccini

A really gorgeous boutique hotel in an elegant building in Palermo's historic centre, 700 yards from the city's cathedral and the train station, 100 yards from the bus depot. Each of the 18 roomy, beautiful suites has traditional wood-beamed ceilings, wood floors, refined light-wood furniture, works of art hanging on the walls, and powerful air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with shower. Some offer a romantic atmosphere thanks to a four-poster bed, and some have a furnished balcony or terrace. The stylish family rooms are comfortable and enormous by Italian hotel standards. The neighborhood is a bit rundown, but this is common in Palermo, and it's just off the main shopping avenue. Free parking is a big plus. Read more....

Hotel Porta Felice

A lovely contemporary hotel set in a renovated 18th-century palace in central Palermo, near the Botanical Gardens and the seaside promenade. The 33 large, comfortable rooms and suites are really lovely, clean, modern and welcoming, with big beds, high ceilings, air conditioning, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, and luxurious en suite bathrooms. A rich breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace. There is a fitness centre as well as a wellness club where you can relax in the sauna, Turkish bath and a small hydromassage pool, or enjoy beauty treatments (accessible at extra cost). For a better view, ask to be on a hig