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1 room, 2 adults

Best Western Hotel San Donato, Bologna

4-star4 stars
Via Zamboni 16, Bologna, BO, 40126, Italy

4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Piazza Maggiore
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Vibe is not too good

Best Western Hotel San Donato, Bologna

from $80
  • Economy Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Economy Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Triple Room, 1 Queen Bed (with Extra Bed)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room, 1 Queen Bed (Sofabed is a double bed)

What’s around Best Western Hotel San Donato, Bologna


  • In Historic Center
  • Piazza Maggiore - 7 min walk
  • BolognaFiere - 31 min walk
  • University of Bologna - 5 min walk
  • Sant'Orsola Malpighi Hospital - 17 min walk
  • Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute - 30 min walk
  • Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna - 41 min walk
  • Villa Laura Hospital - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 25 min drive
  • Bologna Central Station - 19 min walk
  • Bologna Rimesse Station - 28 min walk
  • Bologna San VItale Station - 29 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 59 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.
BWH Hotel Group in Italy advises that they will automatically enroll guests, who check in from June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021, into the Stay Safe healthcare insurance program at no additional cost. BWH Hotel Group also advises that their program may cover benefits such as over the phone medical advice, healthcare assistance, return trip home, hospital expenses for treatments or urgent surgical procedures, and reimbursement in the case of forced prolonged stay. For full details of the program and what it covers, guests are recommended to contact the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 538
  • Conference space size (meters) - 50
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1870
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Best Western Hotel San Donato, Bologna’s small print

Also known as

  • Best Western Hotel San Donato
  • Best Western Hotel San Donato Bologna
  • Best Western San Donato
  • Best Western San Donato Bologna
  • Best San Donato Bologna
  • Best Western Hotel San Donato Hotel
  • Best Western Hotel San Donato Bologna
  • Best Western Hotel San Donato Hotel Bologna


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tourist tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The tax is 5% of the room price, excluding VAT and additional services, but will not exceed a maximum equivalent amount of EUR 5 per person, per night. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5.00 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 26 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Best Western Hotel San Donato, Bologna

  • Are pets allowed at Best Western Hotel San Donato?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Best Western Hotel San Donato?
    Yes. Self parking costs EUR 26 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Best Western Hotel San Donato?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Best Western Hotel San Donato?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lab 16 (1-min walk), Il Banco del Pane (1-min walk), and The Clauricane Irish Pub (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 259 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Really well located nice spacious property in Bologna, with charm.
Mark, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our hotel in Bologna!
We have stayed at the San Donato many times and it is our hotel in Bologna. The Staff is the primary reason we stay at the San Donato because over the past 12 years the quality of service has not changed— always Fantastic!
Brian F, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Bologna
Great location. Friendly staff. Clean room. Public balconies with beautiful views.
Lorraine, us4 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
I visited Bologna for a conference and chose the hotel for its location. Hotel was as expected, staff friendly, the hotel's infrastructre worked, services on time. The real irritant was that when one books the hotel, it is not indicated that breakfast is not included.There is for instance no booking mechanism where one can book the breakfast in advance and that one knows how much it costs. This 'hiding' of extra costs is against EU tourism policy and regulations, as everything has to be transparant for the guests. Someone could sue the hotel over this! It was way too warm in the hotel, outside it was a mild 15 degrees, inside it was boiling, even when one turned down the thermostat to 18 degrees. This must be an Italian cultural difference! My trip type was: Conference, not business. Please refine your 'type of trip' becasue you are missing out on marketing opportunities.
us4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location, clean room, friendly staff.
Murat, us4 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
A simple hotel but great location and a very friendly stuff. The room was OK. It more or less met my expectations so overall I'm happy
yossef, us4 night business trip
Good 6.0
Wouldn’t go back
Staff was very kind, but mistakenly attempted to charge us an extra night. Room was tiny for Italian standards and beds were EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Breakfast also didn’t have many healthy bad tasty options.
Helene, us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
We stayed for 4 nights. The hotel (with parking) is in a great location, in center. The front desk staff were conversant in English for the most part. The room was ample in size, but faced the back with a very noisy, echoing chatter of people during the night. We asked to turn on the AC so we could close the windows. The AC was turned off for the "winter". When the attendant attempted to turn on the ventilation system, it blew old, mildew, foul smelling air into the room, choking us. We turned it off and opened the windows broadly to ventilate the room. Sad that maintenance on this system is not a priority,
luis j, us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
amazing location has parking
Maria, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Tge carpet in hotel is old ,- time to replace it !
The best part was the breakfast on the balcony, great selection of fruits, hams, inlets and cereals with an outstanding view to the roofs of Bologna.
Maria, us1 night romance trip

Best Western Hotel San Donato, Bologna

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