Hotel Straf: Milan
When selecting where to stay during this trip, two things were important; location and aesthetics. While in Milan, we checked into Hotel Straf, where all of our bases were covered. It goes without saying that location is typically the biggest deal breaker when it comes to booking a room. Literally sitting at the doorstep of the Duomo on a quiet side street, Straf is ideally located and within walking distance of everything. Aesthetically, Straf is exactly how I envisioned a lot of Milan; a seamless juxtaposition of classic exteriors with super modern and stylish interiors. The room felt like a raw loft-like space, but was filled with all the warm details that make a hotel comfortable. Top to bottom (including the bar, which had some good live music), everything was on-point.
Stop by Mr. & Mrs. Smith for some more images and info, or just book a room and check out it for yourself.