The majestic Hotel San Michele is located right in the heart of Cortona. Standing in Cortona's splendid main square facing the town hall, the imposing 16th century building that today houses the 4-star hotel is only a few meters away.
If you had to describe the hotel in just one word it would have to be "charming". If you could use more they would include "enchanting" and "a feeling of the passing of time". The whole palace has now been converted to a hotel, but during renovation due care and attention was paid to the original features so none of its 43 bedrooms are identical.
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Far from being a typical conference and business hotel, emphasis has been put on atmosphere rather than modern luxury fittings. Some of the public rooms and corridors are worth a visit in their own right in order to sense the history and past glory of the place. However, this does not mean that you have to do without air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar and elevator, but these are subtle details that do not detract from the overall historic charm.