by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 14, 2018
The 15 Best Luxury Hotels in Milan
Built in 1863 and packed with history, the refined Grand Hotel in Milan is ideally situated near the city’s best shopping district. Roman columns dot the lobby (there’s an authentic piece of Roman-era wall in the hotel’s basement), and the rooms feature period furnishings, parquet floors, and marble bathrooms. The elegant Verdi Suite was the composer’s home for 27 years, writing masterpiece operas that would later be performed at the La Scala theater next door. There’s a formal restaurant along with the more casual (but still exceptional) greenhouse-like Caruso Room, along with a sophisticated bar located in the main lobby. Conveniently located next to Montenapoleone Metro Station.
Hotel phone: +39 02 723141
Private and exclusive, the ultra-modern Armani is a true design hotel, located in the stylish Via Montenapoleone fashion district within the city center. Giorgio Armani himself approved every element of the hotel (the building itself is even shaped like an “A”), and the alignment with his chic brand makes for an impeccably classy experience. Rooms are tasteful and spacious, with huge bathrooms that feature Armani toiletries and rainfall showers. Signature suites are set on two levels, with incorporated kitchens. There’s a superb spa with partner saunas, as well as Michelin-starred dining on-site; you’ll find the Emporio Armani store and the celebrated Nobu restaurant just downstairs.
Hotel phone: +39 02 8883 8888
Milan’s high-end hotels can be a little stuffy, but the Chateau Momfort is anything but. Located a little off the beaten path but still within a short walk of the Duomo, the décor features whimsical fairy-tale themes, with a cotton candy lobby that looks like a Hollywood movie set. Opera-themed rooms and suites patterned after favorites like The Nutcracker and Madame Butterfly feature quirky furnishings, hardwood floors, and generous bathrooms. There’s a better than decent restaurant with a huge library/wine cellar, and the on-site spa has a salt water pool, sauna, and Turkish bath.
Hotel phone: +39 02 776761
Bulgari lives up to its ultra-luxe branding with this contemporary-designed luxury hotel. The entrance is off a quiet, secluded street lined with Renaissance-era architecture in the center of the city, near the Brera district and overlooking the Botanical Gardens. Once inside, guests enjoy a private garden restaurant, afternoon tea, and a beautiful indoor lap pool/spa area, among many other amenities. The hotel features Premium and Deluxe rooms that can sleep 4 (and most have views as well), with several Deluxe rooms that can connect to a Junior suite for larger families.
Hotel phone: +39 02 805 8051
Full of wood, windows, and natural light, the sleek and modern all-suite Magna Pars is located in the festive Navigli area, which is also Milan’s design district. This five-star hotel is situated within a converted perfume factory (they still make perfume onsite), and each suite here has its own signature scent. They vary in size; the Executive Family Suite sleeps 4, while the Grand Presidential Suite has a bar and a small private library. Outdoor spaces include an open-air courtyard and rooftop deck. There’s an exceptional on-site restaurant, a gym, and a wellness spa with a Turkish bath. Located a bit outside of the main tourist area, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to central Milan.
Hotel phone: +39 02 833 8371
Combining Italian design with clean, modern-styled luxury and a subtle Asian influence, the Mandarin excels with impeccable service. Located on a quiet street that is still quite close to the city center and just a block or two from the famous Teatro alla Scala opera house, the hotel is situated within a quartet of beautifully restored 18th century buildings. Guest rooms are quite spacious with huge, marble-finished bathrooms; suites are similarly lavish, and some have private terraces. There’s also an opulent indoor pool/spa, a celebrity-stylist hair salon, and one of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, Seta, which boasts two Michelin stars.
Hotel phone: +39 02 8731 8888
Impeccably sleek and centrally-located, the STRAFhotel is a dream for lovers of modern design. Twin and double rooms feature stylish slate or concrete furnishings along with LED TVs and minibars, while “well-being” rooms feature aromatherapy and massage chairs. Art is prominently featured throughout the hotel, and there are often mini galleries featuring the work of local artists on site. The bar, located adjacent to the lobby, is a popular meeting place for locals, and the restaurant serves an excellent continental buffet breakfast. All this, just a 2-minute walk from the Duomo.
Hotel phone: +39 02 805081
An elegant luxury hotel with rooms set in a 15th-century convent, the Milan Four Seasons seamlessly blends old world charm and new world convenience. Located in the heart of the city’s shopping district, the rooms are spacious and stylishly furnished, with some Premium rooms sporting views of the huge courtyard garden in the center of the complex. The hotel features a wonderful spa with an absolutely exquisite pool area, along with a top-notch lounge and garden restaurant. Suites are available as well; the executive king suite sleeps up to four. Located three blocks from Montenapoleone Metro Station.
Hotel phone: +39 02 77088
Elegant and full of Italian neo-classical touches, this five-star hotel has all the trimmings, with excellent restaurants (one in a private garden), a beautiful indoor pool, and a superb spa. Rooms are quite large, and there are 8 different varieties of suites, some of which have kitchens and private terraces. The largest can be connected with other rooms to accommodate up to 5 guests. Halal food, prayer mat, and compass are provided for Muslim guests, and as a corporate partner of Teatro alla Scala, the hotel often provides special deals for arts patrons. Located in a relatively quiet residential district just north of the Duomo, it’s still within walking distance to all major sites, and a short stroll away from Milan’s lovely public garden (Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli).
Hotel phone: +39 02 625625
Set outside Milan’s bustling core, but conveniently situated thanks to the Repubblica Metro station next door, the Principe di Savoia exudes old-world elegance in the modern Porta Nuova neighborhood. Many of the rooms feature views that show off the lively urban edge of this increasingly contemporary city, with new skyscrapers punctuating the landscape. Guest rooms are decorated in traditional, upscale Italian fashion, with marble bathrooms and hand-painted frescoes. The suites are plush and spacious; the presidential suite has three bedrooms and a private pool. The hotel also features an excellent restaurant, a gorgeous, oval-shaped lounge, a rooftop terrace, an indoor pool, and a spa. Guests can also take advantage of limousine service to the city center.
Hotel phone: +39 02 62301
The Park Hyatt, located on the edge of the Galleria and Piazza de Duomo, features spacious and elegant accommodations with high ceilings and absolutely huge bathrooms. Two separate in-house restaurants feature food from a Michelin-starred Sicilian chef, and there are two lounges, a gorgeous spa, and a large gym. Four different classes of suite all include private terraces, and can sleep up to 4 guests. Perfect location at the center of everything.
Hotel phone: +39 02 8821 1234
Located right on Via Della Spiga, one of Milan’s best pedestrianized shopping streets, this five-star luxury boutique hotel is well-located and quiet. Guest rooms are comfortably-sized (Deluxe rooms sleep up to five) and traditionally-furnished, while suites are downright opulent, with terraces that can be connected to adjoining rooms. The on-site restaurant, Baretto al Baglioni, is a destination for many of the city’s most fashionable diners, offering both a formal dining space and an open, light-filled café. The hotel also features a spa (with its own entrance off Via Spiga) and garden terrace.
Hotel phone: +39 02 77077
Located a stone’s throw from the Centrale metro station, this sleek and modern Italian design hotel has something for everyone. Its 1000 sqm Katara Royal Suite is the largest in Italy, with 4 bedrooms, a private hot tub, and a separate entrance. For the rest of us, there’s
an indoor pool and Shiseido spa, a rooftop restaurant, and a virtual golf range. The hotel also features impeccably attentive staff and many cool amenities – like complimentary Maserati car service, for instance.
Hotel phone: +39 02 67851
14. Sina De La Ville
Right off the Galleria and close to the Duomo and Milan’s best shopping, the Sina de la Ville is ideally situated, with soundproof rooms to block out the tourist din. The hotel features a rooftop sun terrace with an year-round outdoor plunge pool, as well as an indoor pool and a wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, and Jacuzzi. Common areas have a club-like feel, and guest rooms feature contemporary or traditional décor (some with fabric-lined walls) with comfortably modern bathrooms. An on-site restaurant provides a la carte dining and breakfast buffets, and a poolside snack bar.
Hotel phone: +39 02 879 1311
15. Hotel Manzoni
Easy and elegant, this unpretentious 4-star hotel offers impeccable lodging in the heart of the fashion district. The Manzoni has 47 guest rooms featuring parquet floors, marble bathrooms, and LCD TVs, with suites that can sleep up to 3. The common areas are done up in classically ornate Italian fashion, with marble floors and polished wood paneling. There’s also a basic gym, wellness center, courtyard restaurant, and complimentary breakfast served daily.
Hotel phone: +39 02 7600 5700