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Hotel San Francesco
Ranked #24 of 71 Hotels in Assisi
Reviewed 5 June 2014

If your sole purpose to visiting Assisi is to be close to the church, staying here is as close as you can get.

Otherwise...

The beds were lumpy and the pillows thin. There are no tissues in the bathroom.

The shower is almost dangerous. It was tiny and had two levels. You could easily fall and depending on your height, the spigot might get you in the butt. There is a charge for wifi although it was fairly reasonable. The views from there are terrific.

As a tour group, we had to walk up from a parking area below the church--some of the group struggled to get there. The town is basically closed at 7. I would not stay there again. But I imagine most visitors are there for the religious aspects so most of this is not relevant to them.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Overall a nice hotel. The room was rather small for 2 people and the bathroom was very dangerous especially the shower/tub combo. It was similar to bathing in a watering trough. The drain pan was approximately 18 inches square, so you could try to stand to shower or sit the the 18 inch ledge and put your feet in the drain pan. Very interesting. Also a small step up from the room to the bathroom. very dangerous. Air conditioner unlit very loud, sleeping with the window open you run the risk of pigeons visiting. The staff friendly and food was good. Was only there for about 12 hours including sleep time. The room was clean. What's with no washcloths in Europe!!

Room Tip: adequate for the area and atmosphere
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The location and balcony view of St Francis and countryside are why we selected this hotel and we were not disappointed. As others have noted, the rooms are dated and little small but clean. We found the single beds to be humorous but we slept fine. It got a little warm when we had to shut the windows to keep out noise. (I believe you have to call to the desk to use A/C.) The bathroom shower/tub had two levels with a steep slope between which I felt was very dangerous. Breakfast had a lot of good options. I would recommend this hotel only for the spectacular view.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

It could be said that if one truly wanted to follow the pathway of the saint this may be a good place to start. The rooms are small dark and cell like. There is no view at least from our room. Your sleep can be disturbed by street noise. The gap in the bed assists with chastity.
However despite its shortcomings this hotel does have advantages. The position is excellent, the rooms are very clean, the staff pleasant and helpful and the breakfast adequate. As others have said in reviews one doesn't come to Assisi to spend the day in the room. For basic accommodation and reasonable sleep this is adequate. You get what you pay for

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the countryside and basilica. Try to get a room with a view of...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Stayed one night as part of Globus Italian Mosaic tour. The hotel is in a great location, on the corner of the main street basically in front of St Francis' Basilica. Our room, 104, was large-ish, but there were two single beds that we really didn't need (obviously it could accommodate 4 people). The only chairs to sit on were two wooden 'kitchen' type chairs, not very comfy. Wifi was 3euro for 24 hours (at least it was quite cheap) but not a very good strength. Bathroom was a good size but the hand-held shower nozzle HAD to be held by hand so wasn't exactly useable (unless you showered together). The bathroom exhaust was VERY loud and was on whenever the light was on. Towels were more like large tea-towels - not very nice to use and not very effective. Quite a noisy room with the windows open, but the fresh air was good, air-con was available if wanted but we chose not to. No tea and coffee and no tissues! Dinner (included as part of tour accommodation) was tasty and lots of food. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed was the MOST uncomfortable bed we'd experienced in 8 weeks of touring!!! It was 2 single beds pushed together with a big gap and a ridge in the middle that you couldn't sleep on, and one side 'rolled' toward the outside edge. Overall an average hotel but I'm glad we were only there one night.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Putting aside the small room and unique bathroom our view of the Basilica and country side made up for the any hotel short comings, especially at night from the roof the view along with the country side sounds and lights was awesome.

Go to Assisi for its history and location and you will have a great visit, don't let the hotels short comings dampen your stay

Room Tip: Take the bus/taxi up the hill to the hotel.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Were it not for the location, this place probably would deserve no more than 2 stars. It's rooms are very cramped and the bathroom facilities are poorly designed and laid out. It you try to take a shower, be sure to point the shower head away from the entrance otherwise you will flood your entire room. Find alternatives if you can.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via San Francesco 48, 06081, Assisi, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Assisi
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Ranked #24 of 71 Hotels in Assisi
Price Range: £60 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Francesco 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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