The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Italy

Where to Stay if You've Never Been to Italy

Positano Positano

If it's your first trip to Italy for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Italy. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Italy. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Italy for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Italy beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Italy for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Palazzo Pascal

Scala, Italy
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $339 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Italy
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at Piazza Minuta 1, Palazzo Pascal has great rooms from $339 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 9.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views at this relaxing hotel. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Grand Hotel Royal Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $348 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Grand Hotel Royal Sorrento which has nice rooms starting at $348. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Via Correale 42. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, parking, and breakfast which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Alp Wellness Sport Hotel Panorama

Fai della Paganella, Italy
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $287 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

We found Alp Wellness Sport Hotel Panorama to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $287. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Via Carletti, 6. You'll also find a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint!

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


Casa Mazzola

Sant'Agnello, Italy
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $119 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Italy
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

With terrific rooms from $119, Casa Mazzola, at Via Nastro d'Argento 35 provides an outdoor pool, a restaurant, snorkeling, a bar, and breakfast. Its terrific guest rating is 9.75 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. The swimming pool is fantastic and lots of fun, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Grand Hotel Ambasciatori

Sorrento, Italy
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $377 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Grand Hotel Ambasciatori has a great guest rating of 9.30 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $377 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Via A. Califano 18. Furthermore, it also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, parking, and breakfast, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. The restaurant serves delicious food, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Breakfast in the room


Kepos Etna Relais & Exclusive Spa

Santa Venerina, Italy
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $235 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Italy
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The great guest rating of Kepos Etna Relais & Exclusive Spa is 9.30 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, skiing, a pool bar, room service, and a restaurant. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $235, and it's located at Via Leonardo da Vinci, 118. We also love the scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, and hiking which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. Don't forget to spend some time at the terrific pool bar where you can unwind and relax.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


L'Albergo della Regina Isabella

Lacco Ameno, Italy
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $351 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

A cool place is L'Albergo della Regina Isabella because it has great rooms that start at $351. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Piazza Santa Restituta 1. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, and hiking at this convenient hotel. After a busy day, the heated pool is a nice place to unwind.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


Grand Hotel Royal E Golf

Courmayeur, Italy
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $288 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Italy
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

Grand Hotel Royal E Golf offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $288 (before taxes). It's located at Via Roma 87 and has earned a guest rating of 9.00/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, breakfast, hiking, mountain views, and child care which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Luxury


Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Schlanders

Schlanders, Italy
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $278 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Andreas-Hofer-Str. 8, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Schlanders has great rooms from $278 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.00 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, breakfast, hiking, mountain views, and child care which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Palladio Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos, Italy
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $65 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Hotel Palladio Giardini Naxos which has nice rooms starting at $65. Offering skiing, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling, it also has a great guest rating of 8.96 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Via Umberto 470. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a bar, parking, breakfast, hiking, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Italy?

Italy Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$132

After analyzing 14095 first time trip hotels in Italy, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $132. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Italy.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $434
  • 4-star hotels: $155
  • 3-star hotels: $112
  • 2-star hotels: $98


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