The city of Rome is an open museum, inviting you all the time to visit its monuments, ruins, squares, and dozens of other tourist attractions scattered around the city. Even for a short trip, the minimum stay in the Italian capital should be at least three days, excluding arrival and departure days. Just visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine will require a full day of your Rome itinerary.
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Besides the length of your trip, it’s important to plan where you want to stay in Rome. There are many and varied options for lodging: from the sophistication and exclusivity of luxury hotels to the charm of boutique hotels to budget accommodations.
Where to stay in Rome: Main neighborhoods and hotels
The historic center – the area encompassing Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and Campo dei Fiori – is one of Rome’s best areas to stay. The advantages include being close to the main tourist attractions and being able to see them on foot since the distances between these sites are relatively small. On the other hand, the city’s local culture is slightly diluted due to a large number of tourists.
The Monti area, where the Colosseum is located, and the area around Piazza di Spagna offer good accommodation options, have metro stations, and are close to the historic center.
If you prefer to stay in more residential areas, where it is possible to feel the city’s daily life, Testaccio is a good option. It is a former working-class neighborhood that became home to many artists and intellectuals.
Next to it, separated only by a bridge over the Tiber River, is Trastevere, a neighborhood that attracts Romans and tourists for the same reasons: bohemia and Roman cuisine.
Hotels and accommodation in the Historical Center
Eitch Borromini Palazzo Pamphilj
The hotel is in a baroque building built in Piazza Navona in the 17th century by architect Francesco Borromini. The rooms are large, with classic decor and contemporary elements. From some suites it’s possible to admire the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. The rooftop offers guests a 360-degree view of the beautiful city of Rome.
The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, Autograph Collection
The architectural design of this 5-star hotel was inspired by the shapes and curves of the Pantheon. The choices of marble, porcelain, and bronze evoke the monumentality of the Roman Empire, to which the hotel pays tribute. For fine dining lovers, we recommend enjoying the exclusive menu at Idylio by Apreda, a restaurant that holds one star in the Michelin guide.
Bio Hotel Raphael – Relais & Châteaux
Luxury with sustainability is how we define this green oasis near the hustle and bustle of Piazza Navona. Part of the hotel’s facade is covered by a curtain of leaves, but the ecological proposal goes beyond the ornamentation. The rooms were designed to save energy, and the restaurant menu is all vegetarian, with organic food.
Located in a 16th-century building that still preserves some of its original features, the hotel’s architecture masterfully harmonizes Renaissance lines with the most modern Italian interior design. As if the charm of the lodging were not enough, the hotel is located in a strategic position, near Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and Via dei Condotti, which concentrates many of the city’s luxury stores.
Hotel Monte Cenci
A 10-minute walk is all that separates this hotel from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. And if you cross the Garibaldi Bridge, in 5 minutes, you will reach the trendy Trastevere neighborhood. Besides the strategic location, the hotel offers very spacious rooms.
Located 200 meters from Piazza Campo dei Fiori, this is one of the best hotels in Rome if you want to stay in the historic center without giving up tranquility and privacy. It is also one of the few hotels in this category that offers a rooftop with panoramic views of Rome.
Simple and Cozy
Ideal if you want to save money on lodging. The hotel offers single, double, triple rooms, and even suites for six people with classic decoration. All rooms are spacious and airy regardless of the configuration. The hotel location is another highlight, being only 5 minutes walk from the Pantheon and 10 minutes from the Trevi Fountain.
Boutique Hotel Atelier 800
The harmonization of classical and modern elements creates a cozy and elegant atmosphere simultaneously. Some rooms have a small inviting balcony to sit and appreciate the view of the area. The proximity to Castel Sant’Angelo and Campo dei Fiori makes life much easier for travelers who enjoy exploring the city on foot.
Navona Essence Hotel
The city’s narrow streets often hold excellent places to stay in Rome, such as this hotel featuring a small, almost shy entrance. Inside, you will find well-designed rooms with optimized space and modern decoration. In addition to being pet-friendly, the place also offers pet-sitting services.
Hotels and accommodation in Spanish Steps
Margutta 19 – Small Luxury Hotels of the World
It is one of the best hotels in Rome for those who appreciate famous Italian design. The modern and sober decoration gives the suites an air of sophistication. There are only 19 units, which confers an exclusive and private experience. Highlights include the Garden Suite, featuring a garden and a private terrace.
Rocco Forte Hotel de la Ville
A 5-star hotel that offers everything and so much more to the guest. The SPA has five treatment rooms – one of them is private. The gastronomic options are also well varied: two indoor restaurants, one outside and another on the terrace. And depending on the suite chosen, the guest can have a view of the Piazza Spagna steps.
Hotel la Lumiere di Piazza di Spagna
It is located 200 meters from the Piazza Spagna steps and has a beautiful view of the trendy Via Condotti, which houses luxury stores. All the rooms in the hotel are classically decorated, giving the place a warm and elegant atmosphere. From the panoramic terrace, you’ll find a beautiful view of the city that includes the Trevi Fountain.
Hotel 55 Fifty-Five – Maison d´Art Collection
A charming five-story palace from the 19th century with spacious and modern rooms. For those who want to take care of their body and mind while traveling, the tip is to schedule some time to visit the hotel’s gym or spa. The best of all is that access is free by appointment.
Simple and Cozy
Hotel del Corso
The hotel has a strategic location just 500 meters from the steps of Piazza Spagna and 350 meters from Piazza del Popolo. It has classic decor with wooden furniture. Another highlight is the panoramic terrace, a differential among the more affordable accommodations.
Hotel City Palazzo Dei Cardinali
Have you ever thought of staying in a Renaissance palace in Rome? This hotel is on three floors of a 500-year-old former cardinal’s residence. The rooms are large, airy, and well-lit. And as could not be otherwise, the classical decoration is a reverence to the Renaissance.
Hotels and accommodation in Monti
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi
Being able to wake up, open the window of your room and find yourself in front of the Coliseum is an experience for few. That is one of the reasons why Palazzo Manfredi is considered one of the best hotels in Rome. It also offers other exclusive activities, such as dinners with a private chef in the suite and a 4-hour ride aboard a Lamborghini.
Roma Luxus Hotel
It is recommended for those looking to enjoy unique and wellness experiences. The hotel spa offers a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, waterfall, and body therapies. Guests can enjoy all this alone or with their loved ones. It is also possible to take a two hours Maserati tour.
Hotel Salotto Monti
Perfect if you like a hotel with design, contemporary decor, and vintage elements. The executive apartment has an exclusive elevator, providing privacy to guests. The superior apartment accommodates up to four people, ideal for traveling with family or friends. To make the experience even more charming, breakfast is served on the hotel’s terrace.
Glance in Rome
The Glance hotel has only seven suites, making the guest experience more exclusive. All rooms are very spacious, with modern decor but vintage details that make the atmosphere cozier. It is suitable for people who like traveling with style and in the company of their pets.
Simple and Cozy
Hotel St. Moritz
This hotel has a strategic location near Piazza Spagna and the Roman Forum, as well as the Piazza della Repubblica metro station. Among the accommodations, you can choose from single, double, triple, and even quadruple rooms. Regardless of the configuration, the accommodations are spacious, airy, and bright. Another highlight is the small terrace where breakfast is served.
Hotel Boutique Nazionale
Located on one of Rome’s main shopping streets, the hotel is close to many other tourist attractions, such as Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Piazza Venezia, and the Colosseum. Classically decorated and with the advantage of having anti-noise windows, it guarantees a quiet night’s sleep even with all the hustle and bustle of the Via Nazionale.
Hotels and accommodation in Trastevere
Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá
It is considered one of the best hotels in Rome for travelers who want to enjoy the nightlife of Trastevere and still enjoy a personalized treatment. The hotel has special assistance offering exclusive services such as a private lounge with snacks and drinks, a pillow menu, aromatherapy in the room, special baths, among others.
Grand Hotel Gianicolo
A retreat in the greenery of the Gianicolo hill, next to Trastevere and near the Vatican. The classic elegance of the decor is highlighted in the restaurant, located in the winter garden. During the Renaissance, the same area was a Vatican monastery that sheltered pilgrims.
Hotel La Rovere
This four-star hotel has a modern-industrial design with large, airy rooms. It has an unbeatable location: 10 minutes from St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican and 15 minutes from Piazza Navona. During the day, it is possible to visit several sights on foot while the night can be devoted to the bohemia of Trastevere.
Trilussa Palace Hotel
The Trilussa Palace Hotel has three thematic spaces for wellness: the Domus, inspired by the Roman Empire; the Maya, which reveres the pre-Columbian culture; and the Moon, with emphasis on new technologies. In common, all three are open 24 hours, every day of the week, and can be booked for special dates, such as birthdays.
Simple and Cozy
As the name implies, this hotel is in the heart of Trastevere, one of the best neighborhoods in Rome to experience the daily life of the capital and the Italian cuisine. The rooms have modern decor and are well equipped, with different sizes to accommodate couples and families with children, some with a beautiful view of the Church of San Cosimato.
Hotel Villa Rosa
Hotel Villa Rosa is best suited for those who want to use public transportation. It is a 5-minute walk from the tram station that connects the Trastevere neighborhood to the historic center of Rome and the Vatican. It is a great advantage considering that the area has no subway stations.
Hotels and accommodation in Testaccio
Fauno Urban Resort
The idyllic atmosphere of the area makes you forget that you are in the heart of Rome. Located in Villa Varlunga and designed in the 1960s by architect Lucio Passarelli, the hotel’s original style has been preserved, such as the wood present in the facade, floors, and furniture. The rooms are large, comfortable, elegantly decorated, and overlook the Villa’s garden.
Hotel San Anselmo
The hotel is practically a 19th-century villa with a beautiful garden, where breakfast is served when the weather is suitable. The rooms are classically decorated, and some have views of the Santo Anselmo Church. Another strong point of the hotel is its location, 10 minutes from the Pyramid metro station and the Circo Massimo.
Hotel Santa Prisca
With cozy, vintage décor, you will feel right at home and will be located near the Aventine, one of the seven hills of Rome, from where you have a beautiful view of the historic center. Once in Testaccio, it is impossible not to mention the gastronomy, and for that, there is no shortage of super authentic restaurants near the hotel.
Simple and Cozy
Being just 5 minutes from the Pyramid metro station and 500 meters from the Ostiense train station, the hotel is perfect for getting around using public transportation. It has modern decor with airy and bright rooms.
Hotel San Francesco
This hotel in Testaccio is near the medieval church of San Francesco a Ripa and was once a seminary. Its traditional décor makes for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the beautiful 360° view from the hotel’s terrace and explore the Trastevere and Testaccio districts by bike (available for rent).