There is no need for cabs at this cute bed and breakfast-styled property in Florence's historic city center. A five-minute walk from both the Duomo and S. Maria Novella railway station, Hotel Rex has the European coziness and central position travelers hope for when visiting a place like Florence. Rooms are quaintly furnished in a relaxed classic style with shuttered windows looking out over the street and high ceilings lending a feeling of space and hinting at the building's 100-year history. For the hotel's three stars, guests get toiletries, satellite TV, air conditioning, and a minibar. Breakfast is included, and there's free Internet in the lobby and the communal TV lounge. Best of all, guests get one of the most convenient positions in Florence. It's a block from the Duomo, a 15-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi, and shops, bars, and restaurants of all types are on all sides.