Cinque Terre, meaning “Five Lands,” is a beautiful area made up of five small towns situated along Italy’s western coast in the Liguria region, which resides just slightly north of Tuscany. Located within a national park, Cinque Terre is known for its dramatic scenery, colorful towns, and laidback lifestyle. While the area is only home to roughly 4,000 people, its terraced agricultural land, beautiful yet rugged landscape, and awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea attract nearly 2.5 million people each year.
1.Luna Di Marzo
© Luna Di Marzo
Luna Di Marzo is located high up on the Italian hillside overlooking the Mediterranean. This beautiful piece of property is located in Riomaggiore, one of Cinque Terre’s picturesque villages. The canary-yellow hotel has forest-green wooden shutters and cobblestone terraces. There’s a large terrace overlooking the sea with several tables and chairs that provides an ideal breakfast location in the morning. The rooms are spacious and bright with large windows, light tile floors, wood furnishings, and red or yellow bedspreads. Some rooms have a private terrace facing the sea, offering unparalleled views. Peaceful walks through the vineyard and garden-covered cliffs are a must.
Via Montelo, 387/c, 19017 Volastra Riomaggiore, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-92-05-30
2.Albergo Stella Della Marina
© Albergo Stella Della Marina
Albergo Stella Della Marina’s 17th century building is conveniently nestled in the hills of Monterosso al Mare’s Old Town. The town’s bustling main square is only steps away, while the beach and train station are about a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Travelers will appreciate its close proximity to the popular Cinque Terre walking trail, which stretches from Monterosso to Riomaggiore. The spacious rooms are air conditioned, have en suite bathrooms, and overlook either the town or the Italian Riviera. Each room has flat-screen TVs and minibars. Guests can enjoy a delightful breakfast with breathtaking panoramic views from the hotel’s rooftop terrace.
Via XX Settembre, 11, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-84-69
3.Albergo Suisse Bellevue
© Albergo Suisse Bellevue
While not in Monterosso al Mare’s village center, the Albergo Suisse Bellevue hotel offers travelers a bit of seclusion with stunning hilltop views over the Mediterranean. It’s about a 5-minute drive to the train station and just a few more minutes to the center of Monterosso. The hotel provides a free shuttle to both of these locations approximately once an hour. The hotel’s 30 rooms are modern in style and feature a color palette of beige, gray, white, and brown. They’re all equipped with air conditioning, minibars, desks, safes, and flat-screen TVs. Additional hotel perks include a breakfast buffet and a sun terrace.
Localita’ Minali, 2, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-80-65
© B&B TreTerrazzi
The B&B TreTerrazzi is an excellent option for those looking to be in the center of Vernazza’s action. The house is situated right above the sparkling Italian Riviera, giving its guests a truly intimate oceanfront experience. Travelers will appreciate TreTerrazzi’s convenient location, with several shops, bars, restaurants, and the village’s train station all within walking distance. Accommodations include two spacious rooms that have intricate wooden bed frames, beautiful dressers, and armchairs. White walls and large windows give the rooms a bright and airy feel. Guests will enjoy TreTerrazzi’s rooftop terrace, featuring chaise lounges and sweeping panoramic views of the sea.
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 1, 19018 Vernazza SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-33-35-29-25-61
© Casa Cato
This romantic and opulent Italian getaway provides travelers with picturesque views over the village of Vernazza and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Travelers will appreciate Casa Cato’s close proximity to the village’s train, shops, and restaurants. The rooms have walls featuring different pastel colors, beige comforters, throw pillows, and contemporary art pieces that match each room’s color scheme. They also have beautiful French doors that open up to balconies offering sweeping views of the surrounding village and sea. Each room has a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, fridge, and air conditioning. Couple’s honeymooning here will receive a complimentary bottle of Italian wine.
Via Carattino, 49, 19018 Vernazza SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-33-41-23-85-79
© Cinqueterre Residence
This beautiful boutique hotel is located in the charming fishing village of Riomaggiore, one of Cinque Terre’s five villages. Nestled away from the Mediterranean Sea, this property climbs up a cliff, with its tiered terraces adorned with blue patio furniture. The well-maintained gardens contain chili peppers, plotted flowers, and lemon trees. Some rooms feature a modern design with white walls, dark tile floors, and contemporary furniture. The Mediterranean-style rooms feature pastel colors, floral designs, and rattan furniture. They all have air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and patios with breathtaking village views. Travelers will also enjoy a large hot tub and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Via de Batte, 67f, 19017 Riomaggiore DP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-76-05-38
© Hotel Amici
This 39-room, canary-yellow hotel is the perfect option for travelers who are looking for a tranquil garden vibe with a seaside connection. Nestled in the center of Monterosso al Mare, guests will have convenient access to the village’s beautiful beach as well as the train station. The lobby features patterned marble floors, beige walls, and tan cloth-covered couches with orange and white throw pillows. The rooms are spacious, have a neutral color palette, and feature large windows – some rooms have balconies. Guests can sunbathe in the midst of olive and lemon trees while enjoying panoramic views of the village and the Mediterranean Sea.
Monterosso al Mare-Via Buranco 36, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-75-44
© Hotel Baia
Hotel Baia is perfectly situated for discovering Cinque Terre, considering it’s only a 2-minute walk from the train station that connects Monterosso al Mare to the rest of the villages. Guests can enjoy a day hike on the Cinque Terre walking trail or spend the day relaxing on the hotel’s private beach. The hotel is painted a beautiful primrose yellow with forest green shutters and white trim. Rooms are spacious and bright with some of them having large French doors leading to furnished balconies that overlook the Mediterranean. Additional room amenities include a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.
Lungomare Fegina 88, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-75-12
9.Hotel Cinque Terre
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Travelers who have made their way to Monterosso al Mare will want to consider Hotel Cinque Terre for their overnight accommodations. The hotel is ideally located in this beautiful seaside community, with only a short walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, and the beach. Unlike most properties this hotel has a private and free parking lot available to its guests. The rooms are spacious and feature turquoise tile floors, beige walls, floral bedspreads, and wood furnishings. Rooms also have flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and private bathrooms. Additional hotel perks include a complimentary breakfast, two courtyards, a sundeck, and an old-school game room.
Via IV Novembre, 21, 19016, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-83-80
10.Hotel Due Gemelli
© Hotel Due Gemelli
Nestled among vineyards and pines, Hotel Due Gemelli is situated up on a hill that overlooks Riomaggiore and the sprawling Mediterranean Sea. The hotel is located 3 miles from Riomaggiore’s train station, and it can be reached by using the “Cinque Terre National Park” shuttle bus, which makes four daily trips. The hotel is canary-yellow with white trim and has several exotic plants potted around the property. There are 13 rooms featuring private bathrooms with showers, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, air conditioning, and furnished balconies facing the beautiful sea. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet daily on the picturesque terrace.
Via Litoranea 1, I-19017-Riomaggiore SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-92-06-78
11.Hotel Gianni Franzi
© Hotel Gianni Franzi
This stunning seaside property is carved into the Italian hillside of Vernazza, a village in Cinque Terre. Travelers will appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to Vernazza’s train station and a small beach that’s a short walk away. Guests will want to explore nearby Doria Castle, an old lookout tower built in the 15th century to protect the village from pirates. All of the rooms have red-and-black checkered floors, white walls, wood furnishings, and private bathrooms. There are some rooms that have large windows, offering guests sweeping views of the Italian Riviera. Breakfast is served daily on the rooftop terrace.
Via San Giovanni Battista, 41, 47, 49, 19018 Vernazza SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-22-28
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Located in Monterosso al Mare, a village in Cinque Terre, the renovated Hotel Margherita is within walking distance of several shops, bars, and restaurants. The strawberry and peach exterior of the property reflects the similarly hued architecture travelers would see around Monterosso al Mare and its old town. The interior has a neutral color palette with chocolate-hued beige walls, dark gray floor tiles, and white contemporary furniture pieces. The rooms are decorated with earthy tones and sky-blue hues – some of them have terraces. Each room has a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, and electronic safe. Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily.
Via Roma, 72, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-76-99
13.Hotel Marina Piccola
© Hotel Marina Piccola
This old fisherman’s house underwent a transformation back in the 1970s, when it was turned into a family-owned and operated boutique hotel that expanded in 2003. The lobby is bright white with gray tile floors, wood furnishings, and exposed stone displaying the hotel’s storied past. Hotel Marina Piccola is located in Manarola, one of Cinque Terre’s five villages. Travelers will appreciate its close proximity to the water, bars, shops, restaurants, and train station. There are 12 rooms tastefully decorated with chic furniture and contemporary artwork, and all feature TVs, air conditioning, and rainfall showerheads. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet daily.
Via Birolli n 120, 19010 Manarola SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-92-07-70
© Hotel Palme
Aptly named Hotel Palme, this hotel has several large palms that adorn the walkway leading to its entrance. Beautiful lush gardens drape the exterior surrounding the salmon-colored building, and several tables with umbrellas outside provide ample outdoor seating. This charming hotel is located in Monterosso al Mare, one of the five villages in Cinque Terre. The hotel offers travelers an attractive location, with it being only a 1-minute walk to Monterosso al Mare’s public beach and a 2-minute walk to the train station. The rooms are spacious and modern in design, featuring private bathrooms, satellite TVs, and air conditioning.
Via IV Novembre, 18 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-82-90-13
© Hotel Pasquale
This lovely boutique hotel is perfect for travelers seeking oceanfront accommodations while staying well connected to local shops, cafés, and restaurants. Located in Cinque Terre, Hotel Pasquale is nestled in the seaside village of Monterosso al Mare. The hotel’s close proximity to the pier and train station gives travelers a chance to easily explore the rest of Cinque Terre’s villages. The rooms are sleek and modern, offering opulent touches like marble floors and tufted headboards. All of the rooms have large windows that face the Mediterranean Sea, offering guests breathtaking views from their rooms. Rooms also feature private bathrooms.
Via Fegina 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-74-77
16.Hotel Punta Mesco
© Hotel Punta Mesco
Hotel Punta Mesco is ideally situated on a peaceful side street of Monterosso al Mare. Just steps away are several shops, bakeries, cafés, and restaurants. Travelers can reach the old town with a lovely walk along the oceanfront promenade, which takes about 10 minutes. Also easily accessible are the train station and Cinque Terre’s longest stretch of beach. This charming family-run hotel gets its decor influence from the Italian Riviera, with its ocean-blue tiles and beige-hued walls. Some room features include a private bathroom, flat-screen television with satellite channels, and air conditioning. A complimentary breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi are offered daily.
Via Molinelli 35, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-74-95
17.Hotel Villa Accini
© Hotel Villa Accini
This historical family mansion has been renovated and repurposed into a charming boutique hotel. The exterior features a peach color with white trim accents, and the windows have wooden shutters painted forest-green. Around the property are well-manicured gardens, seating areas with tables, and lounge chairs for sunbathing. The rooms are pleasantly modern with opulent touches like light gray tile and tufted leather headboards. The rooms are spacious and bright with large windows, some of which have beautiful mosaic floors. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, minibars, private bathrooms, and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy a cup of their famously delicious coffee to kick-start the day.
Via Molinelli 16, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP Liguria, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-87-80-10
18.Hotel Villa Adriana
© Hotel Villa Adriana
Hotel Villa Adriana is located on a quiet hillside in Monterosso al Mare, one of the magnificent villages in Cinque Terre. It’s about a 5-minute drive to old town of Monterosso, a 5-minute walk to Fegina Beach, and an 8-minute walk to Statua del Gigante. The lush gardens, soaring trees, and sparkling pool provide a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere for hotel guests. The rooms feature large windows, pastel furniture with wood trim, gray floors, white walls, and contemporary photo art. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, mini-fridges, and air conditioning. Some rooms have balconies offering guests breathtaking panoramic views of the village and the Mediterranean.
Via IV Novembre, 23 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-81-09
19.Hotel Villa Argentina
© Hotel Villa Argentina
This inviting canary-yellow stucco hotel is carved into the hillside of picturesque Riomaggiore. Perched on the hill, it offers guests a truly exquisite view over the village below and the Italian Riviera. Travelers will appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to the village’s center and the train station. The lobby has marble floors, white walls decorated with contemporary artwork, a black leather sofa, and wine bottles on display. The rooms have gray tile floors, pastel-colored furniture with wood trim, and white walls adorned with colorful artwork. Hotel Villa Argentina offers room service, has a breakfast bar, and is pet-friendly.
Via A. de Gasperi, 170, 19017 Riomaggiore SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-92-02-13
20.Hotel Villa Steno
© Hotel Villa Steno
This beautiful 16-room hotel is nestled onto the hillside of Monterosso al Mare, set among several orange, lemon, and olive trees. Conveniently located in the heart of the village, guests will have easy access to many cafés, shops, and restaurants in the area. The popular Cinque Terre walking trail, beach, and train station are all within walking distance of the hotel. The lobby has gray marble floors, a white reception desk with green trim, and a tufted green leather couch. The rooms are chic with light-blue and white-hued accent walls, opulent yellow tufted headboards, yellow curtains, and contemporary floral paintings.
Via Roma, 109, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-70-28
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Located just outside of town square in Monterosso al Mare, travelers will find the lovely and secluded La Colonnina hotel nestled into the Italian hillside. Restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and shops are all within walking distance of the hotel. The canary-yellow exterior walls are draped in ivy, and there’s a patio outside with tables and chairs situated in a lush garden area. The rooms range in size from standard double to family triple with a balcony. All of the rooms have gray and brown marble floors, private bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs. The rooftop terrace provides stunning panoramic views over the village and Mediterranean.
Via Zuecca, 6, 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-74-39
22.Lovely Place to Stay
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Travelers looking for a low budget waterfront option should check out Lovely Place to Stay located in the seaside community of Vernazza, one of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre. The quaint but charming apartment has been divided into a double room and a studio. Travelers will love being so close to the Mediterranean as well as the train station, shops, cafés, and restaurants. The cozy rooms feature gray tile floors, white walls with hanging contemporary art pieces, splashes of color, exposed wood beams, and wood furnishings. Other room amenities include dining areas, mini-fridges, coffee and tea making stations, and ceiling fans.
Piazza Marconi 13, Vernazza SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-33-84-36-34-11
23.Albergo la Spiaggia
© Albergo la Spiaggia
This charming family-owned boutique hotel is located in the seaside community of Monterosso al Mare, one of Cinque Terre’s five villages. Travelers will enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to the beach and Monterosso’s train station. Albergo la Spiaggia is a pale yellow four-story hotel with bright yellow shutters facing the sparkling Gulf of Genoa. The rooms are a decent size and feature flat-screen TVs, wood furnishings, and colorful bedspreads. Some of the rooms have furnished balconies offering guests spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding cliffs. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast on the hotel’s outdoor patio in the mornings.
Via Lungomare, 98, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-75-67
24.Park Hotel Argento
© Park Hotel Argento
First opening its doors in 2009, Park Hotel Argento offers its guests a tranquil and relaxing option removed from the bustling main villages. The hotel is nestled on the Italian hillside and provides travelers staying there with sweeping views of Cinque Terre’s Levanto village. Because of the hotel’s seclusion, a bus is recommended for getting to places like the beach or the village center. Rooms are spacious and have tan tile floors, beige walls, cream-colored bedding with tufted headboards, and wood furnishings. Hotel amenities include a sundeck with a large pool and several loungers and a lovely rejuvenating spa.
Via Sant’Anna sn 19015 SP Liguria, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-80-12-23
25.Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca
© Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca
Widely regarded as Monterosso al Mare’s best hotel accommodation, Hotel Porto Roca lives up to the hype with its phenomenal Mediterranean views and opulent touches. This beautiful hotel is wonderfully carved into the Italian hillside and features several terraces facing the sea, equipped with loungers and umbrellas. It’s a short walk from the hotel to the village center, beach, and train station. The rooms have mid-century decor with detailed iron headboards, gold and blue patterned bedspreads that match the drapes, wood furniture, and colorful paintings. Guests will thoroughly enjoy the hotel’s wooden deck solarium and sparkling saltwater mosaic-tiled pool.
Via Corone, 1 19016 Monterosso al Mare SP, Cinque Terre, Italy, Phone: +39-01-87-81-75-02
25 Best Places to Stay in Cinque Terre
- Luna Di Marzo, Photo: Luna Di Marzo
- Albergo Stella Della Marina, Photo: Albergo Stella Della Marina
- Albergo Suisse Bellevue, Photo: Albergo Suisse Bellevue
- B&B TreTerrazzi, Photo: B&B TreTerrazzi
- Casa Cato, Photo: Casa Cato
- Cinqueterre Residence, Photo: Cinqueterre Residence
- Hotel Amici, Photo: Hotel Amici
- Hotel Baia, Photo: Hotel Baia
- Hotel Cinque Terre, Photo: Courtesy of nut - Fotolia.com
- Hotel Due Gemelli, Photo: Hotel Due Gemelli
- Hotel Gianni Franzi, Photo: Hotel Gianni Franzi
- Hotel Margherita, Photo: Courtesy of Rawf8 - Fotolia.com
- Hotel Marina Piccola, Photo: Hotel Marina Piccola
- Hotel Palme, Photo: Hotel Palme
- Hotel Pasquale, Photo: Hotel Pasquale
- Hotel Punta Mesco, Photo: Hotel Punta Mesco
- Hotel Villa Accini, Photo: Hotel Villa Accini
- Hotel Villa Adriana, Photo: Hotel Villa Adriana
- Hotel Villa Argentina, Photo: Hotel Villa Argentina
- Hotel Villa Steno, Photo: Hotel Villa Steno
- La Colonnina, Photo: Courtesy of worldwide_stock - Fotolia.com
- Lovely Place to Stay, Photo: Courtesy of pongmoji - Fotolia.com
- Albergo la Spiaggia, Photo: Albergo la Spiaggia
- Park Hotel Argento, Photo: Park Hotel Argento
- Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca, Photo: Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca
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