Where to stay in Milan

written by Kiki Deere
updated 10/29/2021
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Where to stay in Milan? It's Italy’s fashion capital. City of designers. Global influencer. It's also eclectic. From five-star hotels to hostels. Here's our guide to Milan. The information in this article is taken from The Rough Guide to Italy your essential guide for visiting Italy.

The verdant Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) © Ivan Kurmyshov / Shutterstock

Where to stay in Milan near the Duomo

Dead centre Duomo. Good for sightseeing.

  • Area for Cathedral.
  • Home of Museo del Novecento.
  • The Ambrosiana's here
  • Busy by day. Quieter at night.

Best designer stay

Room Mate Giulia

Best laidback stay

Hotel Spadari al Duomo

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Duomo is where to stay in Milan city centre for sightseeing © Boris Stroujko / Shutterstock

Where to stay in Navigli

Want nightlife? Choose Navigli.

  • City's canal district.
  • Part designed by Da Vinci.
  • Only two canals now. Naviglio Grande. Naviglio Pavese.
  • District for bars and restaurants.

Best boutique stay

Aethos Milan

Best value stay

Combo Milano

Naviglio Grande one of only two canals left in Milan © Mihai-Bogdan Lazar / Shutterstock

Where to stay in Porta Garibaldi

Porta Garibaldi's rising.

  • New shops and restaurants.
  • Major railway station.
  • Metro to city centre.
  • Short walk to Brera.
  • Close to Corso Como.
  • Near Corso Garibaldi.

Best value stay

Porta Garibaldi Flat White

Best laidback stay

B&B Porta Garibaldi

Urban architecture defines sharp Porta Garibaldi © Shutterstock

Where to stay in Brera

Brera's artistic Milan.

Best quiet stay

Antica locanda dei Mercanti

Best boutique stay

Locanda Pandenus

Beautiful arches at Brera Palace © Hilda Weges / Shutterstock

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Where to stay in Porta Ticinese

Porta Ticinese's alternative Milan.

  • From Piazza XXIV Maggio to Colonne di San Lorenzo.
  • Vintage stores.
  • Affordable shopping.
  • Eclectic vibe.

Best fun stay

Ostello Bello

Best budget stay

New Generation Hostel Urban Navigli

Imposing Porta Ticinese © Claudio Divizia / Shutterstock

Where to stay in the Quadrilatero della Moda

Milan's heart? Pick Quadrilatero della Moda,

  • The Fashion District.
  • Haute-couture shops.
  • Pretty cobbled streets.
  • Window shopping heaven.
  • Expensive accommodation.

Best boutique stay

Senato Hotel

Best decadent stay

Four Seasons Hotel Milano

Pretty cobbled street in the Fashion District © Alexandre Rotenberg / Shutterstock

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written by Kiki Deere
updated 10/29/2021
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Raised bilingually in London and Turin, Kiki Deere is a travel writer specialising in Italy. She has seen her work published in a number of magazines and UK broadsheets, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Lonely Planet online. She has completed numerous guidebook writing assignments for Rough Guides that have taken her to far-flung corners of the globe, from the Brazilian Amazon to the remotest province of the Philippines. Follow her @kikideere on Instagram and Twitter.

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