Albergo San Martino


Simple, comfortable, enthusiastically run hotel, a stroll from the Duomo. Generous breakfasts, uncluttered bedrooms, shuttered windows


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


What a position: in a secluded corner of Lucca, a minute from bars, restaurants and ramparts. There’s a fresh-faced enthusiasm about the little San Martino now that the young Morottis have taken over; smiling faces behind reception and breakfasts that delight. Expect cheese and salami platters, baskets of different breads, homemade cakes, yogurts and fresh fruits every day – enjoyed in the courtyard in summer. No architectural flourishes, no rushes to the head – just a simple, comfortable, family-run hotel in one of Italy’s loveliest towns. Gone are the fitted carpets, new are the wooden floors. The traditionally furnished, uncluttered bedrooms have creamy silk-like curtains and soft coloured walls, cute shuttered windows and interesting paintings, refurbished bathrooms, the odd fresco. Two new suites in the adjoining building have hydromassage baths and showers and Room 108 gets its own terrace, but all of them will please you. The Duomo is a stroll, there’s a concert in San Giovanni every night, and bike rental – for Lucca’s cycle-friendly walls – is nearby.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Only for those who book through the Sawdays website, we offer free tickets for visiting Puccini's home

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €10. Special price for guests at osteria, 500m.


Nightly price
from €80
Private car park €15.
9 Doubles
From €80
2 Suites for 2
From €130


Excellent. Comfortable room, new modern bathroom, copious breakfast with very large choice, friendly helpful staff, attractive outdoor sitting area. You can stop the car outside to drop and pick up the luggage then the staff will direct you to the free carpark. If you find the pillow a bit flat the staff will provide an extra one and if you find the mattress a little hard they will add a soft layer - just ask. There was light coming from the street lighting into our room at night, it didn't bother us but may do so if you like sleeping in total darkness. Had to ask for shower caps.

Veronique, Fabrica di roma

Delightful, quiet small hotel, perfect for exploring Lucca on foot. The breakfasts are something to savour and take your time over. It's close to the station too, which is helpful for visiting Florence and Pisa. We went with our son, 9, and we liked the family room where he had his own room. We did find it hard to find cheaper family friendly restaurants in Lucca, they all seem to have gone up market. By the way we can recommend La Borsa cafe in Pisa, near the railway station. An excellent place, typically Italian, for a coffee and cake.

Matthew, Bristol

Excellent central position. Warm welcome from helpful staff in this small hotel with comfortable rooms.


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