Best Hotels to Book in Navigli, Milan (2024)

best hotels to book in navigli, milan

Navigli is a youthful Milanese neighbourhood with plenty of bars, restaurants, and nightlife. It is the area of Milan to be in these days. Close to all attractions of Milan, just minutes away from Duomo but a completely separate area that gives you a feel of being in a small town nearby Venice. And there are some pretty awesome accommodation choices also! Let’s have a look at the hip hotels to book in Navigli in 2024.

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Why book a hotel in Navigli Milan?

Navigli. The young vibe of Milan, the area where you will find countless bars, restaurants, and perfect spots for your aperitivo. The area is characterised by a grand canal surrounded by colorful 18th-century buildings with balconies and unique green internal courtyards. The area to book your hotel or apartment in Milan if you wish to stay close to everything but yet enjoy the hype of evening activities and the beauty of the mornings on the canal.

Navigli is much easier to reach from any of your arrival stations than you perhaps imagine – let it be Milano Centrale, Cadorna, or Porta Garibaldi. You simply hop on the metro, take the green line and within 10min you will reach Navigli.

Not to forget, Navigli hosts a vintage clothes market each Saturday morning and one of the largest vintage flea markets every last Sunday of each month.




How much does a night at a hotel in Navigli Milan cost?

Staying in Navigli is considerably cheaper and way more affordable than staying in the historic city center. For a luxury stay, you will spend roughly 150eur per night, whereas for a 3 or 4-star hotel or an apartment (which are cheaper than hotels in Milan), expect to pay between 70 to 100eur per night. 


1. Maison Borella

Maison Borella has undoubtedly the best location out of all hotels. It is among the priciest on today’s list of best hotels to book in Navigli Milan, but that comes in exchange for beautiful rooms in the 18th-century building facing the canal, with a lounge with awesome cocktails – verified!

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Maison Borella

2. Art Hotel Navigli

Art Hotel Navigli offers spacious and comfortable modern rooms with balconies facing the green courtyard, a rooftop terrace, a gym, a wellness center, and an airport shuttle if requested.

The guests of the hotel say it is clean, perfect for going out, close to all tourist attractions, and ideal for visiting the weekend vintage market on the Navigli Canal.

For all art fans – you will find artworks of famous international artists, such as Dalì, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and Man Ray displayed around the hotel. members receive a 10% Genius loyalty member discount in this hotel. Check how to guarantee yours here.

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Art Hotel Navigli

3. 21 House of Stories Navigli

After the success of 21 House of Stories in Città Studi, this famous hotel opened in a new location, steps away from Navigli Canal and Darsena Lake. The 21 House of Stories Navigli is just as awesome as its brother, if not even better.

Imagine two rooftop terraces with city sunset views, a rooftop pool, and comfortable modern rooms. You can even hop for a drink or dinner on the rooftop if you fancy doing so. Especially convenient for younger generations, this hotel is a hub for young workers with the possibility to work remotely from the lounge.

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21 House of Stories Navigli

4. Alzaia Naviglio Grande

Alzaia Naviglio Grande is an apartment structure rather than your typical hotel. For an excellent price, you can book one of their many amenities:

  • A brand new studio apartment with a garden view (for 2 guests)
  • Deluxe apartment (for 2 guests) or
  • A superior apartment (hosting up to 6 guests)

All of Alzaia Naviglio Grande’s apartments are freshly renovated in bright colours and fully equipped, including high-speed internet.

You have full flexibility to cancel or reschedule should your plans change. 

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Alzaia Naviglio Grande

5. Versoverde Hotel Alzaia Naviglio Grande

Versoverde Hotel Alzaia Naviglio Grande is honestly one of the most unique hotels I have come across in Milan. Passing by the hotel, you would never have guessed the modernity that is hidden inside the building’s courtyard. Imagine all glass windows, modern design with bright wood and black details with plants and trees.

You can book rooms in the modern structure. If you instead wish to go for an apartment, those are located in the farmhouse by the canal. A fitness center and spa are included, and breakfast is served daily.

The location is amazing, right across the canal there is tram 2 that will take you to the city center or the nearest metro in Porta Genova. Learn more about Milan’s Public Transport.

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Versoverde Hotel Alzaia Naviglio Grande

These were the 5 currently best hotels to book in Navigli Milan. If you wish to discover more options, I highly recommend browsing or reading the list of best hotels in Milan by area where I list a couple of cool ideas in Navigli, hostels included!

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