Where to stay in Positano
Positano is a very popular destination in the summer and hotels book up quickly. One thing I love about the area is that there is such a variety of accommodations, each with their own unique style and view.
Since mainstream hotel companies have not bought out the local accommodations, yet (which I'm sure will eventually happen), these hotels are still run by families and have that novel ambiance of staying with the locals who know the city like the back of their hand.
When I started researching Positano, I reached out to a friend who had been there and she recommended La Casa di Peppe. Peppe's house is dreamy with gorgeous rooms, however, unfortunately he did not have any availability for our July dates. I found it difficult to find any other accommodations, and the ones I did found were all booked for my dates!
Finally, I used Google maps to search for any bed and breakfast that could accommodate us and sure enough I found quite a few that weren't listed on hotels.com. Good news for you, they have since been added to all of the hotel aggregator sites, but I still use this trick sometimes if I'm looking for somewhere special and off radar to stay.
I still ran into issues with my dates though and had to book two hotels. This turned out to be perfect because we got to see Positano from two perspectives: city view and sea view. Both hotels offered a lovely stay, and I can't wait to return and stay longer. Read more about how to get to Positano and what to do here, here, and here.
Positano's colorful city on a hill is iconic and it was important for us to have this vantage point. We chose this hotel for its gorgeous city view and found that we loved being right in the center of town. The room was also very spacious by European standards. I loved that you had a window looking out at the city and mountain while showering. I will say that the bed was pretty firm, but in my experience this is another common standard in Europe. We also enjoyed sitting on our patio enjoying the view.
Our second hotel was just around the corner from the first, but more set back from the busy hustle of town. This hotel had a gorgeous unobstructed view of the sea. It was very quiet and relaxing. The room we booked was smaller but cozier with a larger balcony for watching the sailboats come and go. The hotel was more unique as well because there are less rooms and each one is different, as you would expect in someone's family home. The hosts are incredible gracious and we loved our stay here.