This quaint older-styled hotel near the train station is ideal for tourists wanting to be close to transport and the Duomo. A five-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella railway, the San Giorgio, and Olympic Hotel is a family-run enterprise with excellent access to major Florentine landmarks. Just down the road from the San Lorenzo Markets, it's in an area with lots of small businesses, convenience stores, net cafes, and laundrettes and within easy walking distance of restaurants and good-value trattorias. Rooms here are regularly updated, the style is classic Florentine, and English-speaking staff can help with local recommendations and gallery bookings. The Uffizi is around a 20-minute walk from here, but can be a little bit longer for those who can't resist window shopping or eating gelato along the way.