Our Favorite Lodgings at Tuscany's Seaside


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.

Residenza D'Epoca Hotel I Pini - In Italy Online Favorite!

The guestrooms are simple but the villa is more than special! It was the home of a famed 20th-century artist: the man who inspired Puccini to write Turandot and designed the original production, he was also a trailblazer in early 20th-century European art. The house is brimming with his works, and the two young brothers who host you are among the nicest people you'll ever meet. They also whip up a fantastic Tuscan dinner in their delightful restaurant. Near the beach in Camaiore. Read more....

Hotel C'era Una Volta

Only 50 meters from Castiglione Della Pescaia's Blue Flag beach, this friendly relais is next to the town's medieval castle. It combines a historic building with a modern relaxation area, free sauna, hot tub and gym. Pick your choice of 11 luxurious guestrooms or one self-catering apartment. All are air conditioned and feature an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and coffee machine. The guestrooms offer a balcony with a view of the sea or castle, while the apartment features cooking facilities. The hotel offers free bike rental and free parking at a location nearby. You can pull up to the hotel in your car on arrival to drop off your bags. A continental breakfast is served each morning and guests have discounts at a few local restaurants. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Punta Ala Golf Club and Follonica Train Station. The nearest bus stop is 300 meters away. Read more....

B&B Via Ricasoli

Occupying a 17th-century townhouse in the historic center of Grosseto, only 100 yards from the cathedral and 10 minutes from the sea, this family-run B&B offers four colorful, air-conditioned guestrooms with free Wi-Fi, contemporary décor and fully equipped private bathroom. Breakfast is a buffet, served in the bright kitchen with exposed wooden beams in the ceiling. There is a choice of restaurants, cafés and bars in the surrounding streets. Well placed to visit Grosseto on foot, the B&B is 60 meters from Palazzo Aldobrandeschi palace, and a 5-minute walk from San Francesco Church. Grosseto Train Station is 1.2 km away. Read more....

Fattoria San Lorenzo

This 450-hectare estate is just outside Grosseto, 12 km from the beach. It features an outdoor pool and two restaurants. The 38 traditional Tuscan apartments are located in different buildings around the estate, and feature terracotta floors and exposed wooden beams. All are air conditioned and have a balcony and a separate seating area. Kitchenettes are fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, and fridge. On request, a basket of continental breakfast ingredients is provided in your apartment. One of the estate's restaurants specializes in local cuisine. The other offers Bavarian beer and German dishes. Sun loungers and parasols are provided around the pool. The grounds also include barbecue facilities and gardens. There is an on-site bicycle and car rental service. 3 km from Grosseto Train Station, the estate is well placed for visits to the Uccellina National Park, a 30-minute drive away. Ferries to the nearby island of Elba leave from Piombino, 80 km to the north. Read more....

Hotel Aurora

Set in a recently renewed building and 100 meters from the beach in Castiglione della Pescaia, this family-run hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace with sea views. It also features free parking and a restaurant. The 21 guestrooms are tastefully furnished with functional furniture. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Some rooms have a balcony with views of the medieval fortress. The restaurant, which is open throughout the week, offers traditional Tuscan dishes, while drinks and liquors are made to order at the bar. Vetulonia, with its Etruscan remains and cyclopean walls is reachable by car in 30 minutes. Beautiful rocky and sandy beaches in Punta Ala are a 20-minute drive away. Read more....

Hotel Grifone

Surrounded by a pinewood and set just 450 meters from the beach in the small seaside town of Principina a Mare. The 38 elegant guestrooms are decorated with light colors and modern light-wood furniture and parquet floors. Each one has an LCD TV, air conditioning, a balcony and a mini bar. The restaurant specializes in fresh fish and Tuscan dishes and wines. The property also has a patio, where guests can enjoy a drink. Located next to the Maremma National Park, the hotel is 15 km from Grosseto. Guests have discounts at various beaches nearby. Read more....


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