San Firenze Suites: Piazza San Firenze 3A. +39 055 285 009. This lovely hotel overlooks the historic Piazza San Firenze in the heart of the old city, and is adjacent to Piazza della Signoria and just a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery and other principal monuments of Florence.
Lungarno Hotels: Borgo San Jacopo 14. +39 055 27261. Located near the Ponte Vecchio in the heart of Florence, these spaces are modern, chic, and ideal for guests looking for truly luxurious accommodations.
Westin Excelsior: Piazza Ognissanti 3. +39 055 27151. This hotel was named on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold Lists, and is located on the Arno river very near Florence’s main museums, churches, and shopping areas.
Hotel Pierre: Via de’ Lamberti 5. +39 055 216218. Hotel Pierre is in the center of Forence, just a short distance from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.
SAI discount: Click on the drop down menu titled Promo or Corp Code. Type in the Corp Code SAIFLR16 and you will immediately receive the discount.
Hotel River: Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 18. +39 055 2343529. The Hotel River is in a beautifully refurbished Florentine building with a traditional charm and all the modern comforts, including free wifi.
SAI discount: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are a client of SAI Programs.
Hotel Cellai: Via 27 Aprile 14, 52/R. +39 055489291. Hotel Cellai is located in the San Lorenzo area in an intimate and charming atmosphere, with high quality comfort and traditional Tuscan hospitality.
SAI discount: For a quick 10% discount, book online through their website and put in the note box “10% discount Special University Rate – SAI Programs”. You might be able to get a better rate by emailing email@example.com to inquire what “Special University Rate – SAI Programs” is available.
Hotel Athenaeum: Via Cavour, 88. +39 055589456. Located near Piazza San Marco and Piazza Libertà. The hotel offers 60 rooms, a conference room, a restaurant, a bar and a private garage.
SAI discount: Book online or by email and mention that you are with “SAI Programs” for a 10% discount.
Hotel Arizona: Via Luigi Carlo Farini 2. +39 055245321. Located in the Santa Croce/ Sant’Ambrogio area of Florence, Hotel Arizona is in a great location just at the edge of the of the commotion of the city center.
SAI discount: Type code “SaiPrograms” in the space labeled Cod.Offerta in the online booking.
Hotel Martelli: Via de’ Panzani, 8. +39 055 217151. Hotel Martelli is housed in an elegant, historic building which once belonged to Florentine nobles. Both the Cathedral and Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station are 200 meters away.
Hotel Perseo: Via Cerretani 1. +39 055 212504. Located very close to the Duomo, this small family run hotel offers travelers quiet, comfortable rooms decorated in a stylish contemporary design with many rooms that have fabulous views of the city.
Hotel Santa Croce: Via dei Bentaccordi, 3. +39 055 217000. Hotel Santa Croce is immersed in the marvelous historical center, right in the heart of the artistic, cultural and commercial life of the city.
SAI discount: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and state that you are with “SAI School”.
Other Accommodations – B&B, Hostels, and Apartments
B&B A Teatro: Via G. Verdi, 12. +39 055 2638242. A Teatro B&B has a central location in Florence, opposite Teatro Verdi with comfortable rooms including air conditioning and come with a TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi.
SAI discount: Email email@example.com and state that you are with “Università Americana SAI”.
Windows on Italy: +39 055 268510. Windows on Italy is an agency with 30 years of experience in renting villas and luxury apartments for tourism in Florence and some of the most beautiful Italian locations such as Tuscan countryside and seaside, Milan, Sorrento, Rome and Siena.
SAI discount: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve and receive a discount rather than booking directly online.
Plus Hostel: Via Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, 15. +39 055 462 8934. Located near Piazza della Indipendenza, this lively hostel offers basic rooms and mixed dorms that come with a free hot breakfast buffet.
Hostel Santa Monaca Firenze: Via S. Monaca 6. +39 055 268338. Located in the Oltrarno district, this hostel is located in a 15th-century convent, and offers mixed and female-only dorms with shared bathrooms.