The Best Places to Stay in Sorrento, Italy: 3 Snazzy Hotel Options

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From the exuberant Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria to the artful styles of La Minervetta, we’re covering the three best places to stay in Sorrento, Italy — Fora hotel perks included. 

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Why visit Sorrento? What part of Sorrento is the best to stay?

Sorrento doesn’t always get voiced in conversations on the best places to visit in Italy, but this Italian beach town is every bit as deserving. You’ll find charming Sorrento along the southern coast of the Gulf of Naples, with the city of Naples being directly across. 

Here you can enjoy leisurely cruises on the gulf, explore the ruins of Pompeii, hike Mount Vesuvius and otherwise enjoy the pleasantries of a scenic coastal destination with a laid-back vibe. (Our 4-day Sorrento itinerary offers more ideas.)

As for the best places to stay in Sorrento (in terms of neighborhoods), most travelers choose to stay in the downtown area or neighboring Sant’Agnello. Both offer access to the lovely waterfront, so the big difference is choosing between the bustling streets of Sorrento proper and the quieter vibe of the latter neighborhood. 

(Also considering Naples? Check out where to stay in Naples, Italy.)

The 3 best hotels in Sorrento, Italy

Read on for the three best places to stay in Sorrento, Italy. 

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1. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria (City of Sorrento): an elite, cliffside boutique hotel with amazing views of the Gulf of Naples

Image courtesy of Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a stunning example of an Italian boutique hotel. From the opulent decor to the five-star amenities, this hotel is what you imagine when you think of a gorgeous, Old-World-themed hotel on the Mediterranean coast. 

The rooms are spacious, well furnished and exceptionally comfy. Guests can also enjoy authentic fine dining, a suite of wellness treatments and unbeatable access to Sorrento’s most lively streets. (Check out our luxury guide to Sorrento for ideas on what to do.)

Ultimately, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is where to stay in Sorrento if you love luxurious, traditional decor with a contemporary spin.

Fora Perks at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

2. Parco dei Principi Sorrento (Sant'Agnello): one of the best places to stay in Sorrento if you’re looking for an exclusive retreat

If exploration is secondary to enjoying incredible accommodations in one of the most beautiful places in Italy, then Parco dei Principi Sorrento is a fantastic choice. (Okay, you can totally still explore Sorrento, but you may not want to leave this awesome coastal resort.)

The decor here is much more contemporary than that of Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, with a distinct and elevated Neapolitan theme. Both hotels are stunningly beautiful, but appeal to different tastes. 

Parco dei Principi Sorrento features a variety of amenities such as an upscale beach café, a gourmet restaurant with panoramic views of the gulf and plenty more to enjoy during your stay. 

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3. Maison La Minervetta (City of Sorrento): a unique place to stay in Sorrento for art-obsessed travelers

Maison La Minervetta — often shortened to La Minervetta — is certainly one of the more unique places to visit in Italy. This luxurious four-star hotel features vibrant and eclectic decor that will especially appeal to travelers with an eye for art. 

The vibe is wholly different from Parco dei Princi and Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. Whereas the two former hotels capture a sort of grandiose allure, La Minervetta ventures in more of an experimental direction. Each room features a different theme, each just as well executed as the next. 

Location-wise, La Minervetta is in a secluded portion of Sorrento. Access to downtown requires a 15-minute walk (or shorter drive) — but there is a private passageway that takes you to the charming village of Marina Grande, which is fun to explore for travelers who love to get off the beaten path. 

Fora Perks at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria:

  • Welcome amenity on arrival.

  • Upgrade whenever possible.

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