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The Best Amalfi Coast Hotels

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Updated: April 2, 2024

By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Amalfi Coast Hotels

• 5-Star: Il San Pietro
• 4-Star: Palazzo Murat
• 3-Star: Palazzo Suriano
• Budget: La Tavolozza
• Boutique: Villa Magia
• For Couples: Palazzo Avino
• For Families: Eden Roc
• Beach Resort: Cetus

Overlooking Positano and its church, beach, and sea from the hills behind the town

Amalfi Coast Hotels – My Advice

  • On the south side of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast dazzles with 50 kilometers of rugged coastline, turquoise waters, and vibrant, cliffside villages. Iconic towns such as Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello anchor the landscape, each with its own unique charm: beaches, gardens, medieval architecture, and relaxed lifestyle. Accommodations are abundant and range from opulent luxury resorts to charming boutique hotels and cozy B&Bs.
  • A car is not necessary to visit any towns on the Amalfi Coast. With impossibly narrow roads, tight turns, sheer drops, and a dearth of parking, driving the coast is more of a burden than a boon. All towns are linked to each other and to the nearby cities of Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno by bus. Most Amalfi Coast towns are also linked to each other and to Capri by ferry. Vietri sul Mare also has a train station, and though there are few direct trains, travelers can make it to Sorrento, Naples, or Rome with one transfer.
  • Best Luxury Hotels on the Amalfi Coast: Il San Pietro (Positano) • Santa Caterina (Amalfi) • Palazzo Avino (Ravello)
  • Best Boutique Hotels on the Amalfi Coast: Villa Magia (Positano) • Casa Angelina (Praiano) • Luna Convento (Amalfi)
  • Best Cheap Hotels on the Amalfi Coast: La Tavolozza (Positano) • La Valle delle Najadi (Vietri sul Mare) • Parsifal (Ravello)
  • Best Amalfi Coast Hotels for Families: Eden Roc (Positano) • Luna Convento (Amalfi) • La Valle delle Najadi (Vietri sul Mare)
  • Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast: Positano (beaches, luxury, shopping) • Amalfi (beach, activities, easy transportation) • Ravello (romantic getaways, history, concerts) • Maiori and Minori (beaches, family vacations, history) • Praiano (local living, hiking, avoiding crowds) • Vietri sul Mare (beach, easy transportation, artisan workshops) • Cetara (beach, seafood, avoiding crowds)
  • Where to Stay for Day Trips to the Amalfi Coast: Salerno (history, authenticity, easy transportation) • Capri (luxury, shopping, natural beauty) • Sorrento (beaches, walking, dramatic landscapes) • Naples (gastronomy, history, monumental architecture)

The 35 Best Hotels on the Amalfi Coast

1. Il San Pietro – Positano

Terrace with maiolica-tile benches and views over the sea to Positano from Il San Pietro hotel
Hotel phone: +39 089 812 080
Perched dramatically on the cliffside, five-star Il San Pietro is our favorite hotel in Positano and on the Amalfi Coast. It offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean from its heated pool with underwater music, Michelin-starred restaurant, and from the private terraces of its stylish rooms and suites. Guests enjoy exclusive access to the hotel’s private beach at the bottom of the cliff (accessible by elevator). Complimentary activities include a two-hour cruise, a cocktail master class, pizza making class, yoga and pilates sessions, and more. A buffet breakfast is always included in the rate and can be delivered to the room for no extra cost. The hotel is open to guests ages ten and above. Serene location two kilometers east of central Positano, about five minutes by car or a half hour walk.
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2. Santa Caterina – Amalfi

View looking down to the pool and beach from a clifftop terrace at Santa Caterina Hotel in Amalfi
Hotel phone: +39 089 871 012
Exclusive luxury retreat with a private beach, a heavenly spa, and a heated saltwater pool with mesmerizing sea views. Both Mediterranean restaurants here (one Michelin-starred fine dining and one casual, traditional style) offer locally sourced ingredients and nightly live music. Elegantly appointed rooms feature marble bathrooms, hand-painted maiolica floors, and balconies with either sea or garden views. Suites have bathtubs; some add private, heated pools. Tranquil location just one kilometer (15-minute walk) to the heart of town. Hands down, our favorite hotel in the town of Amalfi.
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3. Palazzo Avino – Ravello

View from the top of Palazzo Avino hotel toward the garden pool, green lawn, and pink-and-white striped umbrellas above the sea in Ravello
Hotel phone: +39 089 818 181
Our favorite hotel in Ravello. Set in a 12th-century villa, we love Palazzo Avino’s blend of historic charm and modern luxury in its graciously appointed rooms and suites. All have sea or mountain views; some have private balconies or terraces. Guests have access to a heated pool, a rooftop jacuzzi, and a wellness center. Two gourmet restaurants, the sophisticated cocktail bar, and the lobster and martini bar all boast stunning views of the Amalfi coastline. From May to September, enjoy exclusive access to a private beach club in nearby Marmorata with complimentary shuttle service to and from. Located in the heart of Ravello next to historic Principessa di Piemonte garden and within a short walk of Ravello’s thousand-year-old Duomo and its cultural stronghold, the gorgeous Villa Rufalo.
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4. Caruso – Ravello

Deep blue infinity pool reflecting the clouds above, facing the sea and green mountains at Caruso hotel in Ravello
Hotel phone: +39 089 858 801
Spread over the lush gardens of an 11th-century palazzo in the mountains, romantic Caruso features expansive views over the Tyrrhenian Sea from its infinity pool, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor spa. Rooms and suites feature private balconies, terraces, or gardens, many with sea views and some decorated with original frescoes. A range of exclusive activities is on offer for guests, including wine tours, cooking classes, gozzo boat tours, and beach trips to a private island. Idyllic location mere steps from Giardino Principessa di Piemonte, and a pleasant stroll from Ravello’s main piazza with its Cathedral and landmark Villa Rufolo.
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5. Villa Magia – Positano

Swimming pool facing a pergola and sunbeds nestled between two buildings at Villa Magia hotel in Positano
Hotel phone: +39 089 875 584
A former watchtower, Villa Magia is best known for its stunning views of the town, cathedral, and beaches from its perch atop Positano’s highest hills. You’ll find spacious rooms, suites, and a villa, all with sea vistas and private balconies or terraces. Some accommodations include jetted baths, private pools, or chromotherapy showers. The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools (one heated, one cool) and a spa with a variety of water therapies, including a Kneipp circuit. Dining options include an all-day tapas and cocktail bar and a gourmet Southern Italian restaurant with locally-sourced ingredients. Complimentary breakfast is available at any time of day, while room service is offered 24/7. Stunning location above both of Positano’s beaches, but be prepared to climb plenty of steps to get to and from town.
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6. Casa Angelina – Praiano

Bronze, avant-garde sculpture of a woman on a sea-view deck with lemon trees at Casa Angelina hotel in Praiano
Hotel phone: +39 089 813 1333
Our favorite hotel in Praiano. Nestled on a cliff, this upscale boutique hotel treats guests to a stunning outdoor pool with sweeping views of the sea, plus exclusive access to a beach club below and a private boat. Their wellness center adds a second heated indoor pool. Dining options include a laid-back Mediterranean eatery and cocktail lounge as well as a refined Campanian-Italian restaurant on the rooftop under the stars – not to mention the lavish champagne breakfast buffet included with every booking. Rooms boast sea views and balconies or terraces; suites have separate showers and tubs. Book a Eudesea Experience room to stay in a charmingly converted fishermen’s cabins perched halfway down the cliffside between the hotel and the beach club. The hotel’s art-centric, modern style sets it apart in the region. Beautiful setting in the Vettica Maggiore neighborhood of Praiano, just a short 5-minute stroll from the 16th-century, Renaissance-era Church of San Gennaro.
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7. Palazzo Murat – Positano

A deluxe room at Palazzo Murat in Positano with a four-poster bed in white and gold with a gauzy canopy and terracotta flooring
Hotel phone: +39 089 875 177
Conveniently located right behind Positano’s iconic, majolica-tiled cathedral, Palazzo Murat features a pool with sea views, a verdant garden and citrus orchard, and a spa with a hammam. The courtyard bar Le Petit Murat is a popular spot for light fare and aperitifs, while Al Palazzo restaurant serves up Italian cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting. Rooms and suites in this historic property differ in size, decor, and view (city, garden, or sea), but all feature private balconies and include complimentary breakfast. In a perfect walking location, the hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the main beach, ferry terminal, and bus stop, as well as numerous shops and restaurants.
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8. Hotel Caesar Augustus – Capri

Two-tiered infinity pool with ringed with sunbeds overlooking the sea at Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri
Hotel phone: +39 081 837 1444
We love this five-star hotel in Capri. Perched on a cliff, this romantic getaway features a heated, split-level infinity pool with stunning sea views and an inviting outdoor spa, tucked away within lush gardens. For dining, the hotel’s Caprese-Italian restaurant emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients – many sourced from the hotel’s own garden – paired with stunning sunsets. Accommodations include a range of rooms and suites, all with elegant marble bathrooms and private balconies or terraces with mountain or sea views. Spacious one and two-bedroom suites offer perks like super king beds, jetted tubs, and the property’s most breathtaking views. Despite its peaceful setting, the hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from the bustling dining and shopping scenes of Anacapri, making it a perfect base for exploring.
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9. Villa Cimbrone – Ravello

The vine-covered exterior of hte cloister with arches and columns in the garden of Villa Cimbrone hotel in Ravello
Hotel phone: +39 089 857 459
Steeped in history and overflowing with panoramic views, this storied hotel dating to the 12th century sits high in the mountain town of Ravello. The villa’s grounds are a highlight, featuring meticulously maintained gardens and the famous Terrace of Infinity lined with classical statues and seemingly suspended over the sea. Facilities include a kidney-shaped pool and sun terrace, spa treatments in the garden or poolside, two restaurants (a traditional Italian restaurant and a broader Mediterranean restaurant), and a wine cellar. Inside, the villa exudes old-world elegance with its historic architecture, antiques, and frescoed ceilings. Rooms are individually styled, offering a blend of traditional charm and modern comfort. Its no surprise that this is an incredibly popular spot for proposals and weddings. Set in the quiet south end of town, Villa Cimbrone is about a 10-minute walk to the cathedral, Villa Rufolo, and the main piazza.
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10. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria – Sorrento

Wraparound sea-view windows with white, gathered curtains and white tablecloths in the dining room of Excelsior Grand Vittoria hotel in Sorrento
Hotel phone: +39 081 877 7111
Opened in 1832 this five-star hotel has become a historic landmark in the vibrant heart of Sorrento’s historic center. It features a heated pool, an indulgent luxury spa, and three restaurants and bars offering everything from Michelin-starred gourmet meals to casual poolside pizzas. Family-friendly touches include a kids’ pool, playground, and ample apartments and connecting suites. A cosmopolitan selection of on-site activities includes wine tasting, fine dining cooking courses, pizza making classes, and coastal cruises aboard the hotel’s own yacht. All accommodations boast marble bathrooms, many include a French balcony or furnished terrace, and about half offer captivating sea views. Posh specialty suites feature unique elements like clawfoot baths or pianos, some designed to honor illustrious guests of the past (Enrico Caruso, Pavarotti, and Princess Margaret, among others) by maintaining their original decor from the days when the stars stayed here. Its prime location overlooks the ferry port, serving as a gateway to the historic Centro Storico. Our favorite Sorrento hotel.
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11. Hotel Marincanto – Positano

White umbrellas on the sun terrace overlooking the sea at Marincato Hotel in Positano
Hotel phone: +39 089 875 130
Marincanto is only hotel in central Positano with its own private beach club, complete with sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, and a bar. Upstairs from the sea, the hotel features a free-form, jetted infinity pool, complemented by stunning sea views and a poolside area for snacks and cocktails. Its main restaurant, Terrazza Celé, is a sophisticated Italian restaurant, offering a menu with international touches and an extensive selection of wines. Accommodations vary in layout and decor, but all include twice-daily maid service, 24-hour room service, and complimentary breakfast. Top tier rooms and suites add balconies, jetted baths, and picturesque sea views. Its prime location means easy access to local shopping, dining, the duomo, bus stop, and ferry port.
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12. Hotel Cetus – Cetara

Hote Cetus in Cetara in a long white building on a cliff with a green mountain behind and sailboats on the sea in front
Hotel phone: +39 089 261 388
The best private beach of any Amalfi Coast hotel. Most “private beaches” on the Amalfi Coast are manmade swimming platforms on the sea. But Cetus has its own natural, sand-and-pebble beach. This delightful hotel offers a perfect blend of Italian charm and modern luxury in its rooms and suites with large windows, private terraces, and sweeping sea views. The hotel’s restaurant focuses on fresh, locally-sourced seafood and traditional coastal flavors. Set in the traditional fishing village of Cetara, the town least affected by tourism on the coast, this is an ideal spot for avoiding crowds and getting a glimpse of local life. Though there are a handful of B&Bs and villas, this is the only hotel in Cetara.
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13. Bellevue Syrene – Sorrento

The wisteria-covered pergola and dining terrace above the sea at Bellevue Syrene hotel in Sorrento
Hotel phone: +39 081 878 1024
Alluring hotel housed in an 18th-century villa perched above the Gulf of Naples with a beach club at the bottom of the cliffs. We especially enjoy the stunning views from the hotel’s clifftop pool, terraces, and Southern Italian restaurant. All rooms include private balconies and sea views, while many one and two-bedroom suites feature indoor jacuzzis or pools. The Lord Astor Suite has an outdoor jacuzzi and an indoor jetted bath. A lavish buffet breakfast is included with the stay, plus complimentary snacks and drinks, including wine and prosecco, are on offer all day in the club lounge from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Bellevue Syrene’s location is perfect for exploring, situated in Sorrento’s Centro Storico steps from the verdant Piazza della Vittoria and less than a 5-minute walk to the Cloister of San Francesco and the public elevator leading to the port and beaches.
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14. Borgo Santandrea – Amalfi

Borgo Santandrea hotel under a giant cave with a white exterior that gradually turns into a stone fortress as it meets the sea in Amalfi
Hotel phone: +39 089 831 148
Sensational coastal sanctuary with a private beach, a saltwater swimming pool, and a holistic wellness center. Its stylish rooms and suites are adorned with marble bathrooms, handcrafted tiles, and balconies offering breathtaking sea views. Top tier suites suites add private, heated, infinity plunge pools. Gastronomy is a highlight here with a Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant, gourmet Italian restaurant, and a casual beachfront bistro, all backed by a rich wine cellar and an artisanal craft cocktail bar. Set just outside the tiny fishing village Conca dei Marini, the calm location feels remote and there’s not much within walking distance, but the hotel offers a free shuttle to Amalfi (less than 10 minutes away) and the bus stop right outside the main entrance offers service to Praiano (less than 15 minutes away).
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15. Eden Roc – Positano

King-sized bed and tufted sofa in a Suite with Jacuzzi at Eden Roc hotel in Positano
Hotel phone: +39 089 875 844
Our favorite place to stay for families, this luxury boutique hotel offers a pool, a wellness center, a rooftop bar, and two of the best restaurants in Positano: Roc Pizza & Steak (celebrated for its award-winning pizzas, a premium steaks, and an impressive wine room with over 800 Italian and international wines) and Adamo ed Eva (contemporary Mediterranean cuisine plus stunning views). Rooms, suites, and villas all have sea views, walk-in showers, and private balconies or terraces; higher categories add outdoor jacuzzis. Breakfast is complimentary, and minibars are replenished daily for free. Excellent walking location near dining, shopping, and a bus stop and a pleasant a 15-minute walk to the duomo, beach, and ferry port.
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16. Le Agavi – Positano

Pool with an irregular blue striped pattern and sun terrace overlooking the sea and Positano at Le Agavi hotel
Hotel phone: +39 089 875 733
Le Agavi, a cliffside gem just west of Fornillo Beach, offers a luxurious retreat with its own beach club, accessible via funicular. The hotel features a heated swimming pool and a holistic spa, complete with an outdoor massage area overlooking the sea. The culinary program is a highlight here with a sophisticated Italian restaurant, relaxed beachfront dining, and poolside snacks, all complemented by a well-stocked wine cellar and three bars. Breakfast is complimentary, and wine tastings and cooking classes are available. Every room and suite at Le Agavi includes a private balcony or terrace equipped with sunbeds and outdoor dining facilities. Some rooms add soaking tubs or dual showers. Posh perks include an hour daily per guest in the spa and an hourly free shuttle service to central Positano, which is just a 10-minute journey away.
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17. Grand Hotel Cocumella – Sorrento

Floral centerpiece on a table in front of a white balustrade on a sea-facing terrace at Hotel Cocumella in Sorrento
Hotel phone: +39 081 878 2933
Exclusive retreat set in a 16th-century Jesuit monastery with a a semi-Olympic pool, tennis courts, and a private, sandy beach with a sun deck on the sea. Its lush gardens and groves are available for guests to pick their own fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Bespoke experiences here include Neapolitan cooking classes and sailing in the hotel’s restored 19th-century ketch with hand-sewn sails and handsome wooden interior. Dining options range from a gourmet Mediterranean restaurant and a casual poolside pizzeria set amidst an orange grove to an innovative Japanese-Mediterranean fusion restaurant. Rooms and suites are all a little different from each other in this historic property. Many rooms offer private balconies. Some have with frescoed ceilings, maiolica tile floors, or a two-floor layout. Romantic location in Sant’Agnello, just above the serene Marinella Beach and a mere kilometer from the heart of Sorrento and the Sant’Agnello train station.
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18. Grand Hotel Tritone – Praiano

Grant Hotel Tritone's white building and zigzag staircase down a sheer cliff the the beach and sea below in Praiano
Hotel phone: +39 089 874 333
The Grand Hotel Tritone has been a beacon of sophistication on the Amalfi Coast since its opening in 1957. The hotel boasts a spa, a private, serviced beach, and two outdoor saltwater pools – one on main building’s sun terrace and another down by the beach club. A private boat is available for trips to Capri or cruises along the coast. Each room and suite is distinct in size, layout, and decor, but all feature breathtaking sea views from private balconies or terraces. Suites are roomier and have larger beds. Its two Mediterranean restaurants offer authentic Amalfian cuisine made from local ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine list and expertly crafted cocktails. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to central Praiano and sits walking distance of two bus stops with routes to Positano and Amalfi.
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19. JK Place – Capri

Eclectic decor in a neoclassical mansion's living room with an oculus in the wall and large window at JK Place in Capri
Hotel phone: +39 081 838 4001
An elegant hotel with a touch of whimsy, JK Place boasts a heated pool, a holistic spa, and an all-day Mediterranean restaurant. You’ll also find a cocktail and tapas lounge, poolside snack bar, and complimentary breakfast buffet. All rooms and open-plan suites feature a private balcony or terrace and a complimentary, fully stocked minibar; most have sea views; some have separate baths and showers. The sunny Penthouse Suite is the largest, boasting two lavish bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two terraces. Convenient location right above the island’s largest beach, Spiaggia Marina Grande, and less than a 5-minute walk to the ferry port and the bus station. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to glamorous Capri Town and the port.
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20. The Britannique – Naples

King-sized bed in white with a teal and gold line drawing of a piece of coral and parquet floors in a junior suite at The Britannique hotel in Naples
Hotel phone: +39 081 090 2000
This is our favorite place to stay in Naples. The hilltop Britannique hotel has an amazing rooftop with a high-end Neapolitan restaurant, a sophisticated craft cocktail lounge, a daily breakfast buffet, and a sun terrace with a seasonal jacuzzi. In the wellness center, guests have complimentary access to the steam room, salt room, and hot tub. Most rooms include king-sized beds, walk-in showers, and charming Juliet balconies; higher end rooms may add sofa beds, larger terraces, or sea views. Lavish suites add more space, luxury amenities, and original artwork by contemporary Neapolitan artists. Set in the Chiaia neighborhood, known for its upscale, vibrant atmosphere, the hotel is surrounded by some of Naples’ best dining, nightlife, and shopping, while historical sites and local attractions are easy to reach with the city’s robust public transportation system.
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21. Maison La Minervetta – Sorrento

Bold red, white, and blue furniture and umbrellas on a terracotta-floor terrace facing the sea and city at Maison la Minervetta hotel in Sorrento
Hotel phone: +39 081 877 4455
Artsy boutique hotel above a beach in Sorrento with just 13 sunny rooms – no two alike. All have bathtubs and sea views; some have separate showers; two have balconies; corner rooms have enormous wall-to-wall windows. Guests have access to an extra large jacuzzi on a sun terrace halfway down the cliffside with views over the fishing enclave of Marina Grande. Bookings include a generous complimentary breakfast buffet along with an evening aperitivo buffet. The historic center with its spirited atmosphere and attractions are just a 15-minute walk away. A sandy beach sits just below the hotel accessible via a private pathway, but be prepared to climb; it’s about 300 steps down (with gorgeous views the whole way down).
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22. Il Piccolo Sant’Andrea – Praiano

A grassy terrace and al fresco dining table for two with a sea view at Il Piccolo Santandrea hotel in Praiano
Hotel phone: +39 089 813 087
Boutique retreat with breathtaking panoramas from Praiano to Positano and across to the isles of Capri and Li Galli. All rooms and suites have private balconies or terraces with outdoor showers and either sea or garden views. Most have indoor jacuzzi tubs. and dual vanities. Top tier suites add outdoor jacuzzis. The hotel’s amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, an indoor spa pool, and an open-air gym. Dining is excellent at their casual garden bistro and the Campanian-Italian restaurant, spotlighting local ingredients. Complimentary breakfast is included. Despite its seemingly isolated location, the hotel is well connected with a complimentary shuttle to Praiano and Positano and a public bus stop at the main gate that provides access to Amalfi.
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23. Luna Convento – Amalfi

The dining terrace with expansive views of Amalfi and the marina at Hotel Luna Convento
Hotel phone: +39 089 871 002
Set within an 800-year-old former Franciscan monastery with a beautifully-preserved cloister, Hotel Luna Convento offers traditionally appointed rooms and suites, some with private balconies or terraces. The hotel’s La Veranda restaurant and Torre Saracena restaurant, located in a thousand-year-old defensive tower across the road, serve Neapolitan-Mediterranean cuisine with panoramic Amalfi Coast views. Just below the tower is the hotel’s saltwater pool and a sun deck with ladders to access the sea. Set just a 5-minute walk from the center of Amalfi with its beach, landmark cathedral, bus terminal, and ferry port.
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24. Romeo Napoli – Naples

Vibrant wall art, a foosball table, and jukebox in the game room of Romeo Hotel in Naples
Hotel phone: +39 081 017 5001
A refreshingly contemporary hotel in a sea of slightly stuffy (dare we say “dated?”) accommodations in Naples. Romeo is a chic, glass-and-steel hotel with a rooftop pool, comprehensive wellness center, a game room (with foosball, pool, and chess), and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Designed by a Japanese architect and throughout with the owner’s extensive collection of modern art, the hotel stands out for its unorthodox style and offerings. All rooms and suites feature king-sized beds, some with sofa beds or harbor views; suites add jetted baths and complimentary, stocked minibars. Breakfast is always included and features a buffet plus a la carte dishes. Convenient, waterfront location in the Porto neighborhood, a short walk to the city’s best-loved attractions and ferries to Capri, Sorrento, and various towns on the Amalfi Coast.
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25. Hotel Villa Franca – Positano

Rooftop pool lined with sunbeds and a sculpture of a woman at Hotel Villa Franca surrounded by mountains in Positano
Hotel phone: +39 089 875 655
Stylish boutique hotel set atop Positano’s highest hill and between its two beaches. Views are spectacular, especially from it’s rooftop, which boasts an infinity pool and champagne lounge. Inside, find a lavish spa, Neapolitan-style osteria, and a Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. A la carte breakfast is complimentary. Rooms and suites all offer private balconies or terraces, a complimentary stocked minibar, and a marble bathroom. The closest beach, the cathedral, and the ferry are about a 10-minute walk away, or take the hotel’s free shuttle, which runs several times a day.
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26. La Minerva – Capri

A plush king-sized bed and sofa with maiolica tile floors in white and blue in a superior room at La Minerva hotel in Capri
Hotel phone: +39 081 837 7067
Family-owned, five-star, boutique hotel with a pool, just steps from the Piazzetta, shopping, and dining in the heart of Capri town. Rooms and Junior Suites all offer a private balcony or terrace; all but two have sea views. Most accommodations are designed for couples, though a few can sleep up to three. Rates include a rich buffet breakfast with eggs a la minute. The poolside bar serves lunch and light fare, while the main restaurant serves traditional Italian favorites.
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27. Relais Paradiso – Vietri sul Mare

The sun terrace at Relais Paradiso hotel in Vietri sul Mare with the mountains and sea in the distance
Hotel phone: +39 089 763 2301
Luxury boutique hotel set in Raito, the hillside hamlet above Vietri sul Mare about a 10-minute walk into town. Facilities include a pool with bar service, an all-day gourmet restaurant, and a free shuttle to town. Rooms and suites vary in size and view, but all include washrooms with dual vanities. Some have king-sized round beds, jetted outdoor pools, sea views, or jacuzzi baths. This is our favorite hotel in the Vietri area.
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28. Villa Piedimonte – Ravello

The swimming pool set into a terracotta tile sun terrace lined with sunbeds and umbrellas facing the sea at Villa Piedimonte in Ravello
Hotel phone: +39 089 745 0036
Romantic boutique hotel with sweeping views nestled among lemon groves in central Ravello. Luxe facilties include a sea view pool and sun terrace with lunch and bar service, plus an all-day bistro serving casual Italian fare. A continental buffet is always included, and room service is available until 10:00 pm. Set in a converted 12th-century residence, rooms and suites vary but can have either a sea, garden, or pool view; some have walk-in showers and separate, jetted baths. Excellent walkable location about ten minutes on foot to the duomo and Villa Rufolo, and just a little farther to the infinity terrace of Villa Cimbrone (though there is also a free shuttle service to town available all day).
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29. Casa Santangelo – Salerno

Vibrant frescoed walls and ceiling in a suite at Casa Santangelo in Salerno
Hotel phone: +39 349 741 3834
This 19th-century palazzo of a Neapolitan marquis is our favorite hotel in Salerno. The property consists of just four thoughtfully-renovated suites decorated with antiques. All four historic suites have private balconies, original frescoes, well-preserved hand-painted wallpaper, and terracotta floors. A set menu breakfast is included and served daily directly to each suite or to the shared dining room. Ideally situated in the lively Centro Storico neighborhood, near excellent dining and shopping in the cobblestone alleys and along the seaside promenade.
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30. Hotel Raito – Vietri sul Mare

Hilltop swimming pool overlooking the sea and Vietri sul Mare with Salerno in the distance at Hotel Raito
Hotel phone: +39 089 763 4111
Graceful, five-star hotel with a grand infinity pool plus a wellness center with an indoor heated pool and hydrotherapy circuit. The hotel’s gastronomy centers on local and regional flavors. Guests will find a creative Mediterranean restaurant, poolside bar and grill (open seasonally), and a sophisticated bar with a well-curated wine list. Most rooms and all suites offer a private balcony or terrace; suites add indoor jetted tubs and complimentary, daily access to the spa. Quiet location in the hillside village Raito, about a five-minute walk to the local winery and a short (free) shuttle ride into central Vietri sul Mare.
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31. Palazzo Suriano – Vietri sul Mare

Library at Palazzo Suriano hotel in Vietri sul Mare with antique furniture, frescoes, and terracotta tile floors
Hotel phone: +39 089 234 450
Genteel boutique hotel set in a 300-year-old palazzo with spectacular sea views, an outdoor jacuzzi, and five terraced gardens planted with bougainvillea, wisteria, and citrus trees. Liberty style interiors feature frescoed walls and ceilings and tile floors of terracotta and hand-painted maiolica. There is no restaurant on site, but the resident chef prepares a daily breakfast (included), romantic dinners in the garden, and cooking classes in the kitchen. Its idyllic hilltop location and sweeping views make this a popular wedding destination. The beach and several seaside restaurants are just a five-minute walk away down a steep path (though coming back up may take a little longer).
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32. Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata – Marmorata

Sea-facing terrace under a pergola at Art Hotel Marmorata on the Amalfi Coast
Hotel phone: +39 089 877 777
Upscale boutique hotel on the cliffs with stunning sea views, a saltwater swimming pool carved directly into the cliffside, and a private beach club and pier below. The hotel’s restaurant, bistro, and cocktail bar all serve Amalfian dishes with an emphasis on fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients. Set in a converted paper mill, rooms and suites are all different, respecting the historic layout of the building. All have painted maiolica tile floors from Vietri sul Mare; most have sea views; Junior Suites have private terraces. The adjacent building has a few two and three-bedroom apartments that sleep five to twelve, each with a kitchenette, living room, and sunny terrace. Although set in Marmorata, a tiny hamlet of Ravello, it’s easier to reach Minori (four minutes away) and Amalfi (15 minutes away) by bus than Ravello, which requires you ride the 15-minutes to Amalfi then change to a second 20-minute bus to central Ravello in the mountains.
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33. Santa Chiara – Naples

Rooftop terrace with a bamboo pergola, terracotta tile floor, and green cushioned chairs at Santa Chiara hotel in Naples
Hotel phone: +39 081 552 7077
Polished boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace tucked inside the historic center of Naples. This converted 17th-century palazzo features just 10 rooms and suites, all with walk-in showers, some with mezzanine layouts or private balconies with views over Spaccanapoli. The largest suites sleep up to six with a combination of king, twin, and sofa beds. Accommodations can be booked with or without breakfast, a combination of continental buffet and a la minute eggs. Mere steps from Naples’ best-loved restaurants and attractions, including the Basilica of Santa Chiara and Sansevero Chapel Museum.
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34. Botanico San Lazzaro – Maiori

Infinity pool with a wooden sun deck above the sea at Botanico San Lazzaro hotel in Maiori
Hotel phone: +39 089 877 750
Charming boutique hotel with a sea view infinity pool, holistic spa, and a lovely botanical garden with over 2000 plants. Dining and drinks are a highlight at their contemporary, Mediterranean fine dining restaurant, casual pizza bistro, poolside bar, and smart cocktail lounge. All rooms and suites feature private balconies or terraces with sea views; some suites have outdoor jacuzzis or indoor jetted tubs. Excellent location on the hills of Maiori with sweeping sea views just a short walk to restaurants, the beach, and the ferry. Furnishing and decor in the rooms are long overdue for a refresh in this otherwise stunning property.
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35. Palazzo Ferraioli – Atrani

The sun terrace with white railings and terracotta flooring overlooking the sea and domed church at Palazzo Ferraioli hotel in Atrani
Hotel phone: +39 089 872 652
Quirky boutique hotel set in a historic, 19th-century palazzo in Atrani, the smallest hamlet on the Amalfi Coast (in fact, the smallest in all of Italy). Facilities include a rooftop solarium with two outdoor jacuzzis overlooking the sea and a holistic spa with two more jacuzzis. Buffet breakfast is included in your stay, and a menu of light fare and wine is available well into the evening. Rooms and suites are individually decorated in themes inspired by starlets of the ’50s and ’60s, most with sea views and private balconies, some with jetted tubs, and a few with freestanding baths for two. Tiny Atrani town is down a meandering set of stairs with a handful of good-quality restaurants and a small beach. Amalfi is right next door, about a 10-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride away, packed with restaurants, a busy beach, the ferry port, and regional bus hub.
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Positano

View over Positano's main beach toward the ferry port, colorful hillside houses, and the sea
With its vibrant cascade of multi-colored houses down the steep hillsides to its petite beaches, Positano stands out as the most visually captivating town along the coast. But traveler beware: the “vertical village” challenges visitors with its mountainous terrain and endless stairs. The town boasts a few attractions, including the iconic, domed Santa Maria Assunta Church and the Roman Archaeological Museum in the church’s crypt. However, visitors typically spend their days lazing on the beaches and exploring the myriad boutiques bursting with locally made ceramics, fine linen clothing, and handcrafted leather sandals. While there’s no shortage of excellent hotels, demand is high, leading to uniformly steep rates.

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Amalfi

View of Amalfi town from the sea with ferries and boats in front, the cathedral in the center, and mountains rising behind the town
Sun-kissed Amalfi blends coastal allure and historical depth, ready to be discovered. Its grand cathedral (duomo) is a monument to the town’s medieval naval heritage, while its past industry is celebrated in a museum nestled within an age-old paper mill. The heart of activity, Piazza del Duomo, is offers an array of always-busy cafes, restaurants, and bars. Just a stone’s throw away, the town’s cozy beach is awash with beach clubs and seaside restaurants offering regional Italian fare, with especially great seafood. A short boat (or bus ride) away, the Grotta dello Smeraldo, is a popular sea cave that seems to emit a mystical emerald glow. The region’s transport nexus, Amalfi links all local bus and ferry routes making it the perfect, car-free gateway for exploring the charms of the wider region

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Ravello

The main square, Piazza Vescovado, in Ravello with the duomo and cafes
From its mountaintop perch, Ravello offers spellbinding vistas over the coast and a romantic ambiance. Some highlights like Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone feature verdant, meticulously curated gardens. Its medieval cathedral, celebrated for its intricate mosaics and impressive sculptures, adds to the village’s charm. In contrast, the decidedly modern Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium serves as a venue for concerts and exhibitions. The town’s esteemed Ravello Festival showcases a wide range of music, art shows, dance, and discussions from July to September. Hotels here tend toward luxury with a smattering of good-quality, midrange options. Though Ravello is counted among Amalfi Coast’s towns, the nearest beaches are about a 15-minute drive or half-hour bus ride away.

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Praiano

The medieval tower Torre Asciola on a green hillside above the sea with a fishing boat in the water in Praiano
The serene coastal enclave of Praiano hosts a growing number of travelers captivated by its genuine charm and tranquil ambiance. Two medieval churches adorned with art, San Gennaro (with its landmark maiolica dome and bell tower) and San Luca Evangelista (with its maiolica floor and art collection), are the cultural and historical touchstones of the town. Visitors will find a clutch of cozy pebbled beaches (La Praia and La Gativella are the best) with exceptionally clear waters (no ferries stop here to stir up the seabed). Many of the village’s footpaths and stairways are part of NaturArte Routes, an outdoor gallery that melds art with nature.

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Maiori

View over Maiori town from a wisteria-covered path overlooking the beach, colorful buildings, terraced mountainside lemon groves, and the sea
Maiori, known for its wide beachfront and active promenade, is area’s most traditional resort locale, particularly popular with Italian travelers. Though it lacks the picturesque allure of more famous nearby towns, it compensates with a carefree, energetic vibe (and affordability). The town’s layout features modern, post-war buildings among historical sites. Highlights include Palazzo Mezzacapo, admired for its frescoes and greenery; the mountaintop fortress of San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, dating back to the 9th century and offering extensive vistas; and the Church of Santa Maria a Mare with detailed ceramic work on its dome. The church sits at the entrance to a hiking trail, the Path of the Lemons, which connects Maiori to the adjacent town of Minori, passing through numerous lemon groves along the way.

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Minori

View of the beach and buildings of Minori town with terraced lemon groves carved into the mountains rising behind
Just west of Maiori and linked by the Path of the Lemons, Minori mirrors its neighbor’s vibe but on a more intimate scale. Visitors can enjoy tranquil waters, a sandy shoreline with loungers and umbrellas available for hire, and several relaxed, family-oriented eateries. Though the town is smaller than its sister, there are still plenty of historic sights dotting its quaint streets. The Villa Romana, a significant 1st-century BC archaeological relic that served as a retreat for Roman nobility, while the neoclassical Basilica of Santa Trofimena is a gem with its 19th-century campanile and a Baroque crypt housing the remains of the town’s patron saint.

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Cetara

The seaside town of Cetara with its domed cathedral on the left and medieval watchtower on the right
Cetara is an enchanting village with a petite beach, signature domed church, and eye-catching watchtower built in three stages over the centuries with foundations from the 14th century. Travelers can wander the narrow, meandering streets lined with traditional homes that lead toward the Church of San Pietro Apostolo, at the town’s heart. Though packed with charm, Cetara’s main claim to fame is its extraordinary seafood, considered the finest along the coast. Historically, the town has a significant fishing industry, with tuna being a mainstay and anchovies a local treasure. Stay here and you must try the village’s signature dish, spaghetti alla colatura, made with a colatura di alici, a fish sauce with origins dating to ancient Rome that’s now only produced in this village.

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Vietri sul Mare

View from the hilltop of Vietri sul Mare with red rooftops on white and brick buildings set along a curvy road and cascading down the green hill to the sea
Vietri sul Mare (commonly shortened to Vietri) sits at the eastern entrance of the Amalfi Coast, immediately west of Salerno. The town is renowned for its long-standing ceramics tradition, producing vibrant, hand painted pottery since Roman times – many of the luxury hotels throughout the coast are decorate with maiolica tiles from Vietri. The town itself is adorned with ceramic art, hung on the outer walls of the workshops, lining the streets, even on the façade of its cathedral. Ceramics classes are available at a few workshops in town, while a ceramics museum is open in the picturesque Villa Guariglia, a 19th-century farmhouse-turned-palace set in a terraced garden park in the hamlet Raito. You’ll also find a fabulous winery near the Villa offering tours and tastings. Of course, Vietri also features a handful of gorgeous beaches: wide, sandy, and much less crowded than those farther west along the coast. This is the only town on the Amalfi Coast with a train station, in addition to a ferry port and bus service, making it an excellent base for exploring the wider region without a car.

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Sorrento

Curved road toward the sea set far below the clifftop buildings dovered in vines in central Sorrento
Near but not on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento serves as a prime base for exploring both the coast and broader region. This atmospheric city blends antique charm with a relaxed atmosphere. Its historic center is rich with sites like the Cloister of San Francesco, known for its Arabesque arches, and the Correale di Terranova Museum, home to an array of Neapolitan artworks and artifacts. Piazza Tasso is Sorrento’s main square, ringed by buzzy shops and cafes, near the historic Vallone dei Mulini gorge and its ancient mills nearly covered with dense vegetation, including rare ferns and carnivorous plants. Sorrento’s coastline features a mix of quaint beaches and bathing platforms, perched along cliffs that offer spectacular views across the bay to Mount Vesuvius. Marina Piccola (in the east) is the launch point for island ferries, while Marina Grande (in the west) offers a serene beach, kayak outings, and the city’s best seafood. Excellent transport connections make for easy day trips: buses and ferries to Positano and Amalfi; hydrofoils to Capri; and the Circumvesuviana train connecting visitors to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Naples.

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Salerno

The port district of Salerno, with a busy marina of sailboats and colorful buildings on the shore
Salerno is a great home base for exploring the Amalfi Coast and Campania, as it sits at the geographic center of Positano, Pompeii, and ancient Paestum. Though not technically part of the Amalfi Coast, the town is only two kilometers from Vietri – you can walk from one town’s beach to the other in about half an hour. And with its transport links (train station, ferry port, and bus routes), navigating the region is effortless. Though this working port town is less frequented by tourists, the city still boasts significant sights: its 11th-century Norman cathedral (home to the Apostle Matthew’s tomb), vibrant street art in Rione delle Fornelle, the Medieval Aqueduct, Minerva’s Garden (Europe’s oldest botanical garden), and the Byzantine-era Arechi Castle. A seafront promenade spans its central coastline for about two kilometers. There is a small beach in the center of town, but there is a string of better beaches east past the train station. Restaurants here cater to local tastes and offer more authentic flavors than you’ll find in some of the more popular destinations.

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Capri

View of Marina Grande, the main port of Capri Island, as seen from the sea with pleasure boats, colorful buildings, and mountains
A perennial favorite, Capri Island sits west of the Amalfi Coast, about a 35-minute ferry from Positano or a 20-minute ferry from Sorrento. The island has a little of everything: ancient ruins, picturesque villages, and a dramatic coastline dotted with beaches and sea caves, including the Blue Grotto, known for its vibrant sapphire glow. Capri Town is the beating heart of the island, especially in the fashionable Piazzetta, the island’s most famous square. Highlights of Capri Town include the 14th-century Certosa di San Giacomo, now a museum, and the adjacent Giardini di Augusto, offering stunning views of the Faraglioni rocks and infinite blue sea. Hilltop Anacapri offers a laid-back alternative with the Villa San Michele museum with ancient art and sweeping views, San Michele Arcangelo Church with its elaborate maiolica floor, and the chairlift to Monte Solaro, the island’s highest point. Both Capri and Anacapri boast a mix of high-end boutiques, dining, and nightlife. Marina Grande, the main port, boasts the largest beach on the island, while the more sheltered Marina Piccola offers tranquil waters and views of the Faraglioni.

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Naples

Diamond-studded facade of Gesu Nuovo church and piazza in Naples
Naples is the closest big city to the Amalfi Coast, about an hour and a half drive away or two and a half hours with public transportation. Italy’s third-largest city, Naples is renowned for its gastronomy, history, and culture. Its UNESCO-listed Centro Storico packed to the gills with hundreds of medieval and Renaissance churches (including Sansevero Chapel and its must-see Veiled Christ sculpture). The city’s National Archaeological Museum houses artifacts from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum, both a short train or bus ride away, along with vineyard-laden Mount Vesuvius. There are no less than seven castles here, among them sea-facing Castel dell’Ovo, iconic Castel Nuovo, and hilltop Castel Sant’Elmo, with panoramic views over the city and sea. Of course, Naples is also the birthplace of pizza, and you’ll find plenty of pizzerias offering mouthwatering pies and immersive pizza-making workshops.

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