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There's a reasonable mix of accommodation types in Sorrento, with hotels, guesthouses and villas offering rooms to visitors. While Sorrento, much like the rest of Italy, is not cheap to visit, you can check into budget hotels in the town. It's the luxury hotels though which dominate the scene. The finest can be found in the town centre and in the hills that frame Sorrento. There are ultra-modern boutique-style hotels as well as grand palaces of hospitality that are dressed in history.
It's a fairly compact destination, so staying either centrally or just on the outskirts gives easy access to the sights and eateries. If you are looking for a cheap hotel, you could consider staying in nearby areas such as Via Capo and Sant'Agnello as a decent shuttle service runs frequently in and out of Sorrento.
Italians flock to the coast from inland towns and cities when the mercury rises in July and August. The roads of the peninsula heave with traffic and hotels will be extremely busy so book well in advance. Prices will soar alongside the temperatures, so consider staying out of this peak season if you want to bag a bargain.
If you like to swim or take a cooling dip when the sun shines, be sure to book a hotel with a swimming pool as there are only a couple of small beaches around cliff-top Sorrento.