At Nancy Aiello Tours, our goal has always been to design unique Italy itineraries for discerning travelers from around the world. Our Italian team of Travel Advisors handpicks every experience, hotel, and restaurant so you can have our best recommendations at your fingertips. Here our expert picks of the best luxury hotels in Milan where award-winning spas and Michelin-Star restaurants come as standards.
Our Tried & Tested Luxury Hotels in Milan
No Italian city does luxury hotels quite like Milan. Since the turn of the millennium, the city has acquired some stylish lodgings that do justice to its reputation as Italy's fashion and design capital. Whether you’re looking for historic splendor or cutting-edge cool, we’ve rounded up the best luxury hotels in Milan to sit back and get pampered.
Just two minutes from the closest metro station, this upscale hotel is housed in an elegant building five minutes from the Duomo de Milan and 1.5 km from Santa Maria delle Grazie church. Refined rooms feature iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, as well as sitting areas, soaking tubs, and rainfall shower heads. All have tea and coffee facilities, as well as minibars. Luxury suites offer designer furnishings and/or balconies. Room service is available 24/7. There's a chic restaurant and a bright lobby lounge/cafe, plus two onsite bars, a gym, and a spa. Pets are welcome!
Located within easy reach of Milan’s most affluent and fashionable streets, the Mandarin Oriental is the perfect hotel for a 5-star urban retreat. Not only is it located near many of Milan’s biggest attractions, but it also offers the best in spaciously chic hotel rooms, fantastic dining options (including 2 Michelin-starred Seta, helmed by chef Antonio Guida), and an onsite spa with an indoor swimming pool.
If you can get a room at the Four Seasons during fashion week without booking a year in advance, you're either very rich, very well connected, or, more likely, both. Right in the middle of the Quadrilatero d'Oro fashion district, on a quiet road between the boutique arteries of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, this former 15th-century convent, which opened as a hotel in 1993, is the last word in discreet luxury, with the impeccable service that one expects of the brand. The style is no-expenses-spared without vulgar excess: rich silks and velvets (including Fortuny fabrics), highly polished pear-wood and cherrywood furniture, Murano chandeliers, and back-heated bathroom mirrors (which won't steam up). The 118 rooms and suites vary a great deal in size and view. The opulent Il Zelo restaurant cooks up an haute mix of traditional and new Italian cuisine and has views of the hotel's patio below. Last but not least there is a stylish and attractive spa with a superb swimming pool underneath a 19-century vaulted ceiling.
Pro Tip: Milan Fashion Week happens twice a year and is always a season ahead: the Spring/Summer event is held in September/October, while the Autumn/Winter event is held in February/March. Many say that the September/October edition is the best to visit because of the nice weather, but don’t underestimate the February/March edition: Milan has a special charm during early spring.
Superbly designed to be one of the most exclusive venues for celebrities, the Milan luxury 5-star hotel Principe di Savoia has been a chosen destination since the 1920s for international travelers and cosmopolitan society. The imposing neoclassical facade of this excellent first-class hotel envelopes a combination of old-fashioned opulence and cutting-edge technology and style. Boasting a spectacular location in Piazza Della Repubblica Square, Beaux Arts hotel Principe di Savoia features 301 luxurious rooms and suites. Furthermore, this outstanding Milan hotel offers a vast array of services including the Acanto restaurant, serving lunch and dinner with its exceptional show kitchen, wireless Internet access throughout the public areas, and the Club 10 rooftop including a heated swimming pool, a full-service spa, and a fully equipped fitness center. The Principe bar and the Il Salotto lounge are fashionable Milanese hot spots.
Set in downtown Milan, this contemporary hotel is an eight-minute walk from Piazza del Duomo and a 12-minute walk from the 18th-century theater, Teatro alla Scala. The refined rooms feature modern furnishings and soundproof windows, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee facilities. Some rooms also offer balconies with cathedral views, and suites add separate living areas. Amenities include a chic restaurant and a lobby bar. There's also a business center and nine meeting rooms, plus a limousine service.
This upscale hotel is within 3 km of the Teatro alla Scala and the Duomo di Milano. Bright rooms come with desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some include private treadmills and exercise bikes, too. Refined suites add mid-century decor, antique furnishings, chandeliers, sitting areas, Nespresso machines, and marble bathrooms. An upgraded suite adds a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a Turkish bath, and massage services, while a 3-bedroom, 2-level suite adds a kitchen, living room and a private terrace. Amenities include free breakfast, a restaurant, an elegant bar, a pool, and a gym.
Milan's high-end Bulgari Hotel is located downtown in a renovated 18th-century Milanese palazzo. Within the walls of this five-star property, you'll find charming courtyards and a 4,000-square-meter private garden...the ultimate oasis. Also, worth noting? The onsite Il Ristorante-Niko Romito helmed by three-Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito, who has dreamt up an inventive, contemporary Italian menu after spending years studying traditional techniques and ingredients.
5* Portrait Milano
Opened in 2022, the Portrait Milano is the latest stand-out property in the Ferragamo family offering quintessentially Italian hospitality and meticulous attention to detail with gourmand and wellness experiences. Its 73 chic suites, family suites and rooms welcome discerning guests in an oasis of privacy and timeless elegance of a five-star luxury hotel. The onsite Beefbar restaurant stands out with deeply Italian DNA and a distinctly cosmopolitan spirit. The Longevity Suite SPA (which includes a fully equipped gym, a sauna and Turkish bath) offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of urban life.
The former private home of the Ranza family, this boutique hotel now houses 43 rooms in a quiet, elegant setting. It's outfitted with unique furniture designed by the renowned Italian architect, Alessandro Bianchi. Amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, a Technogym fitness room, PressReader app for access to international newspapers and magazines, laundry/dry cleaning, and a car transfer service to the airport and train station. The onsite spa offers massages, facials, and treatments using spa products from the thermal waters of the Valtellina Alps.
This design-forward hotel is located in Piazza della Repubblica, which isn't far from the the bustling Corso Como complex, as well as the historic Duomo and Quadrilatero. The highlights? Stunning views of Milan's skyline from the rooftop lounge bar and restaurant, a stellar steakhouse restaurant (STK Restaurant), and large meeting rooms that fit up to 50 for corporate events.
Armani Hotel Milano embodies Giorgio Armani's design and lifestyle philosophy, delivering the ultimate "home away from home" experience for business and leisure travelers alike. It's located in the Manzoni 31 building in the iconic fashion district of Quadrilatero della Moda—just a few minutes from Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Teatro alla Scala, the Piazza del Duomo, and countless museums, restaurants, and bars.
Palazzo Matteotti The Dedica Anthology which is located just 0.4 miles from Piazza del Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, is one of the best, design-forward luxury hotels in Milan—with views of the Duomo that can't be beat. It's housed in a former bank that was transformed into a 154-room hotel in 2009 by the same architect who renovated the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Of its many amenities are a rooftop terrace, state-of-the-art spa, daily American-style breakfast, bike rentals, and complimentary WiFi.
The landmark 18th-century building that houses the Grand Hotel et de Milan was the former home of composer Giuseppe Verdi—in fact, it was here where he wrote the "Othello" and "The Falstaff." Located on Via Manzoni, the Grand Hotel et de Milan is minutes away from La Scala Opera House, The Duomo, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The rooms mix contemporary and period decor with marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. There's a cozy, fine dining restaurant, an upscale Milanese bistro, and a sleek, American-style bar. Other amenities include an elegant, art-filled event space, a fitness room, and an opulent lounge outfitted with a fireplace.
Palazzo Segreti is a boutique hotel located between the Scala, the Duomo, and the Sforzesco Castle. Designed with warm colors and raw materials, it exudes a cozy, old-world charm—the perfect hideaway from the hectic rhythm of Milan. Their breakfast is one of the best and comes complete with homemade cake, brioche, Prosciutto di Parma, honey, and mountain jams. End your day at the lounge savoring a glass of local Italian wine.
Housed in a grand Liberty-style building, this luxury hotel—which dates back to 1932—is minutes from the Milano Centrale railway station, La Scala opera house, and Sforza Castle. The chic, stylish rooms and suites feature hardwood floors and calming, neutral tones. Suites add butler service and espresso machines. In addition to breakfast area, the hotel has a rooftop bar/restaurant and wine cellar. Be sure to stop by the well-equipped spa and fitness center.