With picturesque cliffsides along the Gulf of Naples, it’s no wonder Sorrento is a popular waterfront destination. While the lively Italian town is filled with charming shops and excellent museums, the coastline is what brings most travelers to the city. For the most stunning views of the water and easy access to the beach, consider staying at a hotel with its own private waterfront. Check out our picks for the best beach hotels in Sorrento and get inspired!

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Grand Hotel Royal

Sorrento, Campania, Italy

This grandiose hotel, set dramatically above the Bay of Naples and very convenient to the old town of Sorrento, attracts a tourist set seeking the sort of old-school luxury characteristic of the seaside resorts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A mirrored, light-filled dining room in the main restaurant Le Relais is replete with white wood and pastel colors, offering splendid views. The hotel has direct access to waterfront via (steep) stairs and a lift.


Hotel Parco dei Principi

Sorrento, Campania, Italy

The stylish Hotel Parco dei Principi was built in the early 1960s, retaining modernist design elements and striking graphic decor augmented by an impressive location perched above the sea. The hotel is on the outskirts of the town of Sorrento; the town center is about a 15-minute walk away. Guests have commented favorably on the attractiveness of the grounds and the stunning views as well as the cleanliness of the property. A steep set of stairs from the hotel grounds to the sea leads to a small beach and deck area with lounge chairs, open part of the year.