Before my visit to Milan I booked my hotel via the site of Bookings. It's easy; you don't pay anything in advance...just pay the hotel when you leave. And they have many beautiful hotels in Milan. Overview hotels
Malpensa Express (ME)
This train takes you from the Malpensa airport to the center of Milan (and vise versa). Buy your ticket at the special ME ticket office at the airport (little hard to find). The train leaves twice an hour and the trip to Milano Cadorna (the terminal station in the center) takes about 50 minutes. At the Via Lepoardi you’ll find taxis and at the Via Paleocapa you’ll find the bus stop. A one way ticket costs about 9 €. More information about Malpensa Express
Don't bother to hail a taxi at the side of the road but try to find the taxi rank. Most Milanese prefer the scooter though.