Best hotels in Milan, Italy

We list nothing but the best hotels in Milan as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Milan is the second most populous city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy region of Italy. The city is regarded as a leading alpha and a global city with great strength in the field of art, design, education, entertainment, healthcare, media, services and most importantly fashion. Milan is considered the fastest growing economy among the three largest cities in terms of GDP in Europe and also ranks as the wealthiest city among European non-capital cities. Milan is one of the Blue Banana cities in the world and also one of the “Four Motors for Europe”. All these only show one thing, Milan is an important city in Italy.
Famously dubbed the fashion capital of the world, the city has also been dubbed the world’s design capital. The city is host to several international events and fairs such as Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair which ranks as both the biggest fashion week and biggest fair in the world. Both events see the highest number of visitors, revenue, and growth.
Milan is the destination of over 8 million people per year making it one of the most visited cities in the world. People are attracted by its museums and galleries that have some of the most important and renowned collections in the world, including some of the major works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Milan, Italy.
If you like our list of design hotels in Milan, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Rome or luxury hotels in Venice.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Milan?

Milan is the second-most populous northern Italian city and the capital of Lombardy, a region in Northern Italy. The city has several landmarks such as Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Teatro alla Scala. Some of the best neighborhoods in Milan are:

Brera is a neighborhood that is situated in the historic centre with no chaos at all. The neighborhood has elegant fine restaurants, luxury retailers, apartment buildings, grand public buildings, design spaces and commercial gallery. The neighborhood is the home to some of the richest and most stylish residents in Milan.

Although the Chinatown neighborhood of the city is not as elaborate and embellished as its contemporaries in London and New York, it is certainly a unique and buzzing area of the city. The neighborhood has a wide range of Chinese restaurants, noodle bars, all-day minimalist café and bars.

Isola was a working class neighborhood that has been transformed into a well connected area with several bars and restaurants. Isola is now considered among the hippest new places to live. Previously, the cheap rent of the area attracted creative industries and artists that is reflected in its character.

Porta Romana
Porta Romana is a neighborhood that has perfectly maintained avenues of famous apartment buildings that are home to some of the richest residents of Milan. The neighborhood is full of shops, restaurants and bars visited by cool yuppies.

Zona Tortona
Zona Tortona is a neighborhood that is home to several attractive boutiques, restaurants and watering holes. It is the home to several resturants such as Zona Tortona, The Botanical Club, Boccino, God Save the Food, Cafè del Binari, among others.

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4.6 Palazzo Parigi Milan

Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa, Milan

New York Times

“Near the chic Brera neighborhood, Palazzo Parigi is an opulent hotel with 98 luxurious rooms.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Milan.

4.6 Bulgari Hotel Milan

Bulgari Hotel, Milan

Lonely Planet

“This hotel was exquisitely designed by Antonio Citterio, best known for his work for furniture company B&B Italia. The result is a wonder of wood, marble and granite that defines Milano cool and exudes warmth at the same time.”

4.7 Attelani Apartments

Attelani Apartments, Milan

Lonely Planet

“Now you can bed down in the 15th-century palace where Leonardo lodged whilst he painted The Last Supper. Enjoy Portaluppi-inspired modernist design, parquet floors and slick contemporary kitchens, as well as unique views over Santa Maria delle Grazie.”

4.6 Maison Borella Milan

Maison Borella, Milan

Lonely Planet

“With geranium-clad balconies overhanging the Naviglio Grande and striking period decor, this canalside hotel offers a touch of class in a dedicated bohemian neighbourhood.”

4.6 Excelsior Gallia Milan

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan

New York Times

“Most signs of the landmark property’s sophisticated pedigree have been replaced by state-of-the-art luxuries, but one original feature that was preserved is the beautiful seven-story central staircase that now encircles a mesmerizing cascade of Murano-glass pendant lamps.”

4.3 LaGare Hotel Milan

LaGare Hotel, Milan

New York Times

“The rarefied design crowd has many four- and five-star options, but for anyone in Milan on business, fashion or otherwise, LaGare Milano offers good value, easy-in and easy-out convenience and compelling terrace views.”