Always keep in mind how you’ll arrive as well as the core area of interest when choosing your base on short trips. For sleeping in Milan, this core is basically the area around Piazza del Duomo.
Consequently, staying in this area would be ideal for a short break. But I haven’t experienced a good cost/benefit I could recommend. Luckily, there are a couple of options with very easy access to the heart of Milan. And by ‘very easy access’ I mean a short metro ride, without changes.
In this post, I’m suggesting 2 hotels with practical locations for a couple of days of sightseeing.
Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center****
Four Points is just 500m from Milano Centrale. It’s a convenient location choice for several reasons:
- Centrale is the final stop of one of the Malpensa Express routes, therefore, direct rail connection to the airport;
- Connected to 2 metro lines, M2 and M3. And M3 (yellow) takes you straight to Duomo in just 4 stops;
- Centrale is the starting point for most day-trips you might wish to make from Milan. And it’s a particularly good idea if you need to catch early train/s.
Obviously, this is not an attractive area and I absolutely do not like it. It looks very dodgy at night and I wouldn’t walk from the station alone at night. But I have stayed here as a group in the summer and it turned out great.
Milan Marriott Hotel****
? Washington district
The Marriott is located in the Washington District, a typical residential area, with beautiful buildings dating back to the 19th century. From the hotel, it’s a 700m walk to the Wagner station. Although out of the city center, it’s still a convenient location choice for several reasons, especially with good weather:
- Wagner is on line M1 (red), taking you straight to Duomo in just 6 stops, without changes;
- Line M1 also takes you directly to Cadorna, Cairoli (Castello Sforzesco), San Babila and Porta Venezia;
- Just 3 stops from Cadorna, the final stop of the shorter of the Malpensa Express routes; or just a 10min taxi ride.
Do you have other recommendations for sleeping in Milan? Comment below and let me know!
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