The only neighbourhood within 6 kilometres of the middle of Chiavari is Cavi, so make sure you have a squiz at the 6 hotels that are available. Doria Hotel and Real Park Hotel are some nice options for you.
Watch as the vessels are loaded up with their cargo at Porto di Lavagna, a buzzing industrial centre. If you're interested in this attraction and would like to spend a night or two in it's vicinity, take a look at Albergo Santa Maria and Hotel Ancora Riviera. For a dose of retail therapy, spend an arvo at Pastificio Prato. You can stop by this site whenever you like, especially if you're staying at Hotel Sud Est and Hotel Ferrari.
For some alternatives, checkout the Eight Hotel Portofino and the Eight Hotel Paraggi. They are 9 kilometres and 8 kilometres respectively from the main center. Wotif also suggests the Imperiale Palace Hotel and the Grand Hotel Miramare. The first is 7 kilometres away from town, while the second is 8 kilometres away.
If you want to explore some close by localities, check out Sestri Levante and Portofino Regional Park. Head 10 kilometres to the southeast of Chiavari and you'll locate Sestri Levante. Alternatively, Portofino Regional Park is 10 kilometres to the west. Accommodations in Sestri Levante are the Hotel Vis à Vis and Grand Hotel dei Castelli. The Hotel Piccolo Portofino and Hotel Cenobio Dei Dogi are some of the ones in Portofino Regional Park.
Hotels in Chiavari start at AU$62 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.