I was there with a friend the first week of November and arrived from Rome via the Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The hotel is average, no complaints, but just average for sleeping and showering, although the room was actually pretty spacious and clean.
The great thing about the hotel is it's location. You are right across from the SMN Train Station which is the hub for getting in/out of Florence! So if you just need a place to store your suitcases because you'll be out and about like we were, this is a perfect choice!