Hi Benny — sorry for the delayed response, but there are some excellent options for delightful places to stay in the center of town. Given all of the activities in and around the Bologna centro storico, I can’t imagine staying anywhere else.
I look for reasonably priced hotels with great locations and strong reviews from previous travelers. Here are a couple of options worth checking out:
- Il Benvenuto Bologna is a very nice, quaint B&B-style place in the center offers very comfy rooms for about $100/night. Located at Via Padre Francesco Maria Grimaldi 5, tele:+39 331 840 7119 , website here.
- La Casetta dell’ Artista is a unique B&B-style place decorated by a couple of artists, and offer a rotating art installation each month. Prices are about $90/night. Located at Via Cesare Battisti 9, tele:+39 324 957 4319, website here.
- If money is no object (about $300/night for 2 people), then I’d highly recommend staying at Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni, Via Indipendenza 8, tele: +39 051 225445, website here.
I’ll be passing through Bologna for a night on July 4th, if you’re in town then let’s meet up for coffee!