The Amalfi Coast is one of the most vibrant and diverse areas in Italy. This long stretch of Mediterranean coastline features towering cliffs, sparkling waters, coastal caves, and mountains. Not to mention a rich history, incredible cuisine, and seaside towns brimming with culture.
It’s no wonder that visitors worldwide are drawn to this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site! Although it’s only 34 miles long, the experiences you’ll find along the coast range widely from bustling beach scenes to laid-back forest retreats.
So where should you stay for the best experience? Check out our suggestions below for the perfect place to stay on the Amalfi Coast, based on your vacation style.
1. Positano: Hotel Marincanto
Positano is one of the busiest towns on the Amalfi Coast, mainly due to its spectacular beach scene. It’s also visually appealing, with its colorful houses, hillside positioning, and stunning blue waters. The town has a chic vibe and price tags to match, so be ready to spend some money to live in resort-style luxury.
While the in-town activities are sparse, Positano has 2 beaches, plenty of water activities, and some fantastic seafood. Spiaggia Grande (Grand Beach) is the central hub for all beach activities and is typically bustling during the peak season. If you’d like a quieter scene, head to Spiaggia Arienzo instead.
For a stay in Positano, book your room at the luxurious Hotel Marincanto! Perfectly positioned on the hillside, this hotel boasts numerous terraces that look out over the town and sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s also 1 minute from the beach and right next to some of the town’s best shopping and dining.
Some of the amenities include individually decorated rooms, an infinity pool, buffet breakfast, and sea-view balconies!
2. Amalfi: Hotel Villa Felice Relais
If you prefer a town with plenty to see besides the beach, choose Amalfi. This culturally-rich town features many historical attractions, from medieval buildings to an old paper mill. The Piazza del Duomo is a hot spot for dining, and the nearby pebble beach is absolutely charming. As an added bonus, Amalfi is very budget-friendly, although it boasts a few luxurious elements.
We highly recommend stopping by the gorgeous Amalfi Cathedral, shopping along the Ruga Nova Mercatorum, and taking a boat tour to the Grotta Della Smeralda. Amalfi is also centrally-located, making it easy to explore the rest of the Amalfi Coast on day trips via bus or boat.
The best place to stay in Amalfi is the Hotel Villa Felice Relais. Just 3 minutes from the beach, this hotel has views to spare. Breakfast is included each morning, and the on-site restaurant whips up delicious meals for lunch and dinner. We also love the bright, colorfully tiled rooms with modern bathrooms and private balconies.
3. Naples: La Gatta Cenerentola Rooms
As the 3rd largest city in Italy, Naples has plenty to offer in town and the surrounding area. Must-do day trips include climbing Mt. Vesuvius and visiting the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
In town, you’ll find plenty of beautiful, culturally-significant sites. See Greek and Roman artifacts at the Naples National Archaeological Museum, tour the ancient Castle Nuovo, and admire the artistic elegance of Cappella Sansevero and Sam Domenico Maggiore. When you’re done, head over to the cobblestone streets of Santa Lucia for truly authentic cultural experiences.
Your vacation will be perfect when you stay at La Gatta Cenerentola, a chic hotel with modest price tags. This relatively new hotel features modern, elevated rooms with plenty of color and comfort. The spacious rooms are fully equipped with desks, private bathrooms, robes, and seating areas.
The hotel offers a continental breakfast, concierge services, free wifi, and a bar! It’s also ideally situated near the Naples airport and within walking distance of some of the area’s most popular attractions.
4. Capri: Affittacamere Capri Dolce Vita
A trip to the Amalfi Coast isn’t complete without a night on the idyllic island of Capri. It’s well-known for designer shopping, delicious cuisine, and celebrity visitors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action!
Top sights include the world-famous Piazzetta Umberto I, the Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, and the hill-top views from Anacapri. You may also want to spend some time in Marina Grande, trying to spot celebrities on their private yachts. Or, head out of town to enjoy the many hiking trails, the Giardini de Augusto, or the ruins of the once-lavish Villa Jovis.
Stay at the Affittacamere Capri Dolce Vita for a luxurious experience that fits this island’s vibe. The hotel has nearly perfect customer ratings, and guests love both the location and ultra-comfy beds. Every room has a view and a large private bathroom. Plus, with a location on the Piazzetta, you’re just steps away from Capri’s best shopping and dining.
5. Minori: Minori Palace
Head to Minori for a budget-friendly vacation in a beautiful and laid-back environment. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has plenty to explore, from the Basilica de Santa Trofemina to the Villa Romana e Antiquarium. It’s also a charming city for leisurely strolls past old houses and boutique shops accentuated by flowers and lemon trees.
Speaking of lemons, don’t miss a walk up the Path of Lemons, a historical path that links a series of terraces to the nearby town of Maiori. It takes about an hour and offers incredible views.
After that hike, you’ll find plenty to quench your appetite in “The City of Taste.” Minori is famous for its delicious bowls of pasta, lemons, and regional wine, so eat up!
You won’t find a better place to stay in Minori than the Minori Palace. The name says it all, as you’ll spend your nights relishing in royal splendor—but with an incredibly low price tag.
The sparkling white hotel is lavish from top to bottom, with flower-filled balconies, chandeliers, a sumptuous lobby, and marble staircases. Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast, an on-site restaurant, elegant yet comfortable rooms, and spacious bathrooms.
6. Praiano: Hotel le Fioriere
Leave the crowds behind in Praiano, a charming old fishing village perfect for a low-key vacation. While in-town activities are scarce, it has convenient access to the Spiaggia della Gavitella (a beach with stunning sunset views) and the popular hiking trail, Sentiero degli Dei. You’ll also have your choice of delicious local cuisine, including fresh-caught seafood.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a hotel that beats the location, views, and amenities of Hotel le Fioriere. Many of these bright and comfy rooms feature private balconies overlooking the sea. But don’t worry if you don’t get one because you can still enjoy the views from the rooftop bar and restaurant, which also has an art gallery. The hotel also offers complimentary breakfast, free parking, and concierge service.
7. Agerola: B&B Villa Italia
Are you a fan of mountains rather than beaches? Head over to Italy’s Switzerland in Agerola. You’ll find it perched in the gorgeous landscape of the Park of Lattari Mountains.
This area has a wealth of pathways leading through the trees into the surrounding mountains. This includes the start of the famous Path of the Gods, which offers spectacular sea and valley views. At one point, you’ll be able to see from the Sirenuse Archipelago all the way to the island of Capri.
We recommend staying at the B&B Villa Italia for an wonderful experience and unbeatable prices. The rooms feature private balconies overlooking the sea and hotel gardens and a public terrace on the lower level. It’s less within a mile of 3 of the most popular hiking trails, offers free parking, and serves up a delicious breakfast that guests rave about.
8. Conca de Marini: Hotel le Terrazze
This small town is the perfect place to escape and immerse yourself in Italian culture. You won’t find a bustling tourist scene here. Instead, you’ll find picturesque cottages scattered along the cliffs and a peaceful stretch of coastline.
Spend lazy days taking in the Tower of Silence, visiting the Emerald Grotto, and enjoying the panoramic view from Punta “Vreca.” Don’t forget to try the area’s signature dessert, the Santarosa. It’s a seashell-shaped pastry filled with cream and black cherry. If you find yourself craving more excitement, San Michele and Praiano are just a short drive away.
The perfect place to stay is Hotel le Terrazze. You’ll have direct access to the public beach via a stairway leading from the top of the cliff to the rocky shore. The hotel has spectacular views of the sea and town, which you can enjoy from your room and the dining area. Guests particularly love Hotel le Terrazze for its delicious breakfast, comfortable beds, and colorful décor!
9. Furore: Lena Magda B&B
If you’re not looking for Furore, you might miss it! This small town sits at the base of the cliffs off the road from Amalfi to Positano. It’s a fantastic spot to stay for cheap and explore other towns.
But despite its small size, Furore contains plenty of charm. Its tiny pebble beach sits right on the Furore Fjord, which has beautiful blue-green waters. The stone bridge spanning the river also has a certain medieval elegance. For more in-town activities, walk around to see the many murals and visit the Church of San Giacomo Apostolo and Chiesa di San Michele.
The vibrant modern rooms of Lena Magda may surprise you after the old-world charm of Furore. Still, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the amenities after a long day of exploring. The hotel has large private balconies overlooking the cliffs and sea and a public garden and terrace for guests to enjoy. There is also a continental breakfast and free wifi, and guest reviews praise the host for impeccable service.
10. Ravello: Duomo Attic
If you want to stay somewhere with epic views, Ravello is the place to be. This small village on the cliffs pairs its scenic panoramas with lush gardens. Despite its small size, it has the chic feel of a much larger town.
You’ll want to visit both Villa Rufolo and Cimbrone to view their gorgeous gardens and explore the historic Centro Storico Revello area. The Lido de Ravello is perfect for a quiet beach day as well.
This area offers some fantastic hotels, but we love the Duomo Attic with its chic rooms in the town’s historic center. It’s just steps away from the Duomo, Villa Rufolo, San Giovanni del Toro, and multiple cafés and restaurants.
The hotel rooms are in a renovated penthouse with fabulous city and mountain views. Each of the brightly colored rooms is chicly furnished with big beds, comfy sitting areas, wardrobes, balconies, and large modern bathrooms.