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1 room, 2 adults

Genius Hotel Downtown, Milan

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Via Porlezza 4, Milan, MI, 20123, Italy

Pet-friendly hotel connected to the convention center, within walking distance of Castello Sforzesco
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe
Fairly good value for money

Genius Hotel Downtown, Milan

from $106
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Genius Hotel Downtown, Milan


  • In Milan Centre
  • Teatro alla Scala - 9 min walk
  • Cathedral of Milan - 10 min walk
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - 10 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 10 min walk
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie - 14 min walk
  • Bocconi University - 31 min walk
  • Castello Sforzesco - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Milan (LIN-Linate) - 29 min drive
  • Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Bergamo (BGY-Orio Al Serio) - 43 min drive
  • Milan Cadorna Nord Station - 6 min walk
  • Milan Porta Genova Station - 27 min walk
  • Milan Porta Garibaldi Station - 27 min walk
  • Cairoli Station - 2 min walk
  • Cordusio Station - 5 min walk
  • Cadorna Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 7 lbs)


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Genius Hotel Downtown, Milan’s small print

Also known as

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  • Hotel Genius Downtown


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.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city and may be collected at the property. The amount varies based on factors such as length of stay, property classification, and room price. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. 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 4.00 per person, per night, up to 14 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Pet deposit: EUR 35 per stay

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 50.00 per pet, per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 90 per vehicle

WiFi is available in guestrooms for EUR 9 per stay (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for EUR 9 per stay (rates may vary)

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 Genius Hotel Downtown, Milan

  • Are pets allowed at Genius Hotel Downtown?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 7 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 50.00 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of EUR 35 per stay.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Genius Hotel Downtown?
    Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is EUR 90 per vehicle.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Genius Hotel Downtown?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Genius Hotel Downtown?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cucina del Toro (1-min walk), United Tastes of Hamerica's (1-min walk), and Da Shady (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 103 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good location for us.
Emily, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and comfortable room
This is a nice hotel about a 5 minute walk from Duomo di Milano. It is also about a 2 minute walk to a metro station. Great location! The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff was helpful with restaurant recommendations nearby.
Mark, us3 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Terrible experience
False advertisement by and the company. Room was mentioned to have balconies and paid for that but never delivered the promise and charged the same.
Payam, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect to stay in Milan
It was an excellent hotel with this price. 10 minutes away to many places you would like to visit. I went to see opera at night and walked back to the hotel easy and safe. Also, a market called Punt Simply is 10 minutes away. Breakfast was pretty good! All the staff was very friendly and helpful. I will stay there again. Only negative was WIFI was weak in the room.
Yuko, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel!! Staff was very friendly.
The hotel was in a great location and very clean. Staff helpful and baggage hold until room ready convenient. Great free breakfast buffet which had a very great selection of foods. Nice little sitting area to relax if you didn’t feel like going back to your room. I would recommend this hotel to anyone choosing to stay in Bologna. The city is really interesting with fabulous food and many porticos to roam around town. Should have stayed a few more days!!!
Debra, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was great except for slow wifi
Yeaji, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a nice hotel, the staff was sweet and helpful. However, the best thing about the hotel is the great location in the centre of the city and near the metro and the train station
Zakaria, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great, modern option w/ excellent staff
This hotel is a great option for Milan. You're within walking distance of a ton of sites as well as the trains, but mercifully it is a couple of blocks away from the super-touristy area, so it's quiet. We had a 3 person room. It was tidy and modern, and we had enough room to move around and organize our luggage. The bathroom was a bit small; the only complaint was that the way the shower is designed, it's impossible not to flood part of the bathroom floor. Regardless, housecleaning always left it immaculately clean. There was A/C and climate control in the room, which was great given it was in the 90s while we visited. (Note to U.S. Americans traveling in Italy in the summer: yes, it can get really hot, and no, not all hotels have A/C, or if they do, you can't necessarily control it in your room.) One of the biggest reasons I'd say here again is that the staff here is fantastic. The woman who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. We had a tendency to roll in right before breakfast closed, but the kind workers in the kitchen still offered to make us eggs or crepes before they shut down. The front desk also made great recommendations for meals.
Jesse, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
Excellent location, amazing service. The breakfast was magnificent and the AC worked beautiful (in Italy AC available doesn't mean that it worked and you will be able to cook down your room...) Overall excellent experience. If I ever come back I will definitely stay here again.
Agustin, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect location, will return
The hotel genius downtown is a cute VERY quiet (it’s on a little side street alley) modern boutique hotel located in the center of the main Milan attractions, restaurants , shopping, metro and tram. It is also very convenient to the Cadorsa train station (8 minute walk), especially if you are coming from MXP airport. ( The express train will bring you to). We stayed in a triple room, which was a little small but it is not surprising for Italy hotels. The bathroom shower could use a glass enclosure as it is covered by a curtain that allows the water to get to the bathroom floor and you will need to use towels around it. The soap inside the shower, is supposed to be good to use for hair, but that was not clear to us. There is no hair conditioner, so bring a little bottle if you need one. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of variety including fresh crepes and fresh omelettes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Despite the few negatives mentioned of the room, we would definitely come back. The price for the hotel is reasonable for the excellent location when you compare it to other hotels near by. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Milan and want to be in the middle of everything, yet on a nice quiet street to get a good nite sleep.
David, us1 night family trip

Genius Hotel Downtown, Milan

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