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The 23 Best Hotels in Rome

Iconic ruins, historical monuments, and world-class art are just a few of the many reasons why people from all over the world travel to Rome, one of the most popular cities in Italy. With practically an endless list of things to see and do, known for its charming streets, tasty local restaurants and historic sites. There are literally hundreds of accommodation options to choose from in Rome, from cozy B&Bs to 5-star luxury establishments. Still, if you want the most magnificent, you can’t go wrong with any of these grand options. No matter how you plan to fill your days of sightseeing in Rome, you’ll want to come home to a comfortable and accommodating place at the end of the day.

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Hotel Hassler

The Hotel Hassler is a great place to stay for couples, families, and cruise ship travelers in Rome. It’s in the heart of the city center and a popular spot for people to stay before or after their scheduled cruises. There are 87 rooms here that are all uniquely decorated and near the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, and the Trevi Fountain. Rooms come with Wi-Fi access, and there are some excellent fine dining options here too. Imago is a 6th-floor panoramic restaurant, Hassler Bistrot serves all meals and afternoon tea, the Hassler Bar is a cozy cocktail spot, and the 7th Floor Terrace offers incredible views of the city. There’s also the Amorvero Spa here for massage and beauty treatments, as well as a fitness center, sauna, steam bath, and solarium.

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Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Set within a private Mediterranean park on the city’s highest hilltop, you can enjoy jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Eternal City at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While you’ll be some distance from the popular downtown sights like the Colosseum, many feel it’s worth being a little farther away for the exceptional service, the chance to indulge in one of the best spas in Rome as well as to dine in what’s been unanimously recognized as the “Best Restaurant in Rome,” the 3-starred Michelin La Pergola. Each of its generously-sized rooms at this top-rated hotel in Rome has a private balcony and a style of pampered opulence, particularly the suites, which occupy the two top floors. There’s also an onsite spa and gym housing the city’s largest swimming pool.

Inn at the Roman Forum Room at The Inn at the Roman Forum
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Inn at the Roman Forum

The Inn at the Roman Forum is a small luxury hotel in Rome that is close to the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The inn offers five-star accommodations with modern décor and views of Venice Square, the Campidoglio, and Palatine Hill. It’s a pet-friendly option that offers coffee in the lobby all day and has a rooftop terrace for snacks. This is also where complimentary breakfast is served, including pancakes and eggs. The lounge at the inn is a perfect place for sipping mixed drinks. Meanwhile, families enjoy booking the exclusive floor with its three separate adjoining rooms for some extra space and round-trip airport transportation.

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Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Here’s a five-star luxury hotel that you’ll love in Rome because of its location between two picturesque piazzas, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo. This updated 19th-century palazzo is located on the exclusive Via del Babuino between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. It’s become a popular hotel in Rome and a favorite of Hollywood elite, with guests over the years including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Leonardo di Caprio, just to name a few. Though this beautiful boutique hotel successfully combines tradition, luxury and opulence without any of the stuffiness that can sometimes bring. In addition to its great location, it offers lavish accommodations with rooms overlooking either Piazza del Popolo or the hotel gardens, furnished in an elegant, contemporary style, giving the impression, even in the smaller single rooms, of space and luxury. There are 120 rooms and suites here, as well as Italian cuisine served at Le Jardin de Russie and cocktails at the Stravinskij Bar. There’s also a spa on-site and programs for children and teens. Set within a rare urban oasis of green, the hotel’s tiered hillside garden is dotted with classic statues, complete with a butterfly sanctuary, adding to its oasis-like feel. Guests also appreciate the concierges, who know the ins and outs of every neighborhood in the city.

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Gran Meliá Rome

Another hotel that’s in the heart of the city and close to the Vatican is the Gran Meliá Rome. This urban resort is also on Gianicolo Hill and within walking distance of Castel Sant’Angelo. Its Ossimoro Restaurant and Amaro Cocktail Bar are highly recommended, and the Liquid Pool Bar offers drinks and poolside Mediterranean dishes. Ossimoro serves Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, and Amaro specializes in fine wines and cocktails. My Blend Spa by Clarins is the onsite spa with a sauna, Turkish bath with chrome-aromatherapy, sensorial showers, vitality pool, and fitness area.

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The View at the Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps is Old World Rome at its very best. This 17th-century guest house offers some of the most breathtaking views imaginable, set on the famous shoppers’ avenue, Via dei Condotti and adjacent to the famed Caffe Greco in one of the city’s most famous districts. This intimate property features just a handful of luxurious rooms and suites with contemporary chic décor. You even have the option of reserving the entire floor with its amazing rooftop terrace, balconies, a lounge and bar. Every room has incredible views over Trinita dei Monti church and the Spanish Steps. A perfect stay for a weekend in Rome, you’ll be within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza del Popolo and Village Borghese in addition to the upscale boutiques of Via dei Condotti, which include everything from Ferragamo to Bulgari.

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Hotel Eden

A five-star luxury hotel worth mentioning in Rome is Hotel Eden, which also enjoys a central location in the city. The hotel began welcoming guests in 1889. This elegant choice has sophisticated rooms with Italian décor and high ceilings. For fine dining, enjoy a meal at La Terrazza, or try modern Italian cuisine at Il Giardino Ristorante. Il Giardino Bar serves cocktails, while La Libreria is a perfect spot for afternoon tea. Meanwhile, there’s a spa on site that offers spa packages, a blow-dry bar, and treatments especially for men. Children are welcome at the hotel, and it offers fun activities for little travelers. There’s an outdoor swimming pool open between July and September, and airport transportation is available for an additional fee for guests. The onsite fitness center is open 24/7, and standard Wi-Fi is complimentary.

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Hotel Indigo® Rome - St. George

Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George offers an almost unbeatable location in the heart of the centro storico on the 500-year-old Via Giulia, one of the least touristy, yet most central and atmospheric areas of the city. You can enjoy a particularly peaceful, quiet stay. Originally designed in 1508 by Bramante, the head architect of St Peter’s Basilica, in 2007 it reopened as one of Rome’s chicest hotels. Rooms are fully-soundproofed, comfortable and elegant, featuring travertine stone and a calming color palette. You can look forward to sipping a glass of fine wine on the rooftop bar, unwinding with a massage or Turkish bath in the spa and dining at I Sofà Restaurant, a sleek rooftop eatery serving gourmet Italian.

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Hotel Hassler Roma

This turn-of-the-century palace set atop the Spanish Steps next to the Trinita dei Monte church, served as the honeymoon accommodation for Grace Kelly, and today, it’s still the choice of celebrities and those who desire Old World elegance, including Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, who are said to be regulars. Not only is it one of the top hotels in Rome with a balcony view, but all of the stately rooms offer sophisticated touches throughout, including 16th-century antiques, gilded furniture, gorgeous frescoes, marble, French silks and elaborate moldings. Imàgo, the hotel’s 6th-floor panoramic Michelin-starred restaurant also offers a commanding view over Rome, along with its exceptional Italian cuisine.

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Portrait Roma Hotel

While Portrait Roma is set along the illustrious shopping avenue of Via Condotti, a stone’s throw from the bustle of the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, it still retains a sense of privacy. This chic city boutique hotel is more of a high-class residence than a hotel, guests enjoy the ample space, found even in entry-level suites. Interiors are elegant yet understated, boasting silk curtains and an elevator lined in ultra-luxe boar skin leather. Most of its spacious rooms come with balconies overlooking the action on the streets below, but the highlight here is the rooftop lounge, where you can sip cocktails by the fireplace while taking in the magnificent view of the Spanish Steps.

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The Westin Excelsior Rome

This Beaux-Arts hotel has occupied prime space on the celebrated Via Veneto since 1906. It was made famous by Federico Fellini’s 1960 movie “La Dolce Vita,” and has hosted a number of celebs and statesmen over the years. It’s also known for having the largest suite in Europe, Villa La Cupola, at nearly 12,000 square feet. The luxury hotel features crystal chandeliers and a gold-cream-wine colored Empire-style décor, or a gold-tan-mustard Biedermeier theme. Common areas are just as lavish, filled with antiques and massive chandeliers along with marble on the walls and floors. Chef James Foglieni’s Doney Restaurant, with a sidewalk patio right on Via Veneto, serves Italian food, and offers a Mediterranean buffet at lunch.

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Villa Spalletti Trivelli

The highlight of Villa Spalletti Trivelli is its fabulous location between Via Nazionale and the presidential palace near Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and numerous outstanding eateries. Housed in a magnificent historic mansion, it offers more than just a great location, including some of the best hospitaly in Rome along with all of the amenities you’re looking for and then some. Furnished like a tasteful palazzo, it’s incredibly atmospheric and offers a lovely outdoor garden, a gym and spa, rooms that blend elegant décor like antique furniture and artwork along with modern technology, including flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.

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Hotel Palazzo Manfredi

Guests at Hotel Palazzo Manfredi can admire views of the Colosseum while enjoying the buffet-style breakfast on the rooftop terrace, as well as from their spacious rooms. Each room offers a view of the ancient ruins as well as luxurious amenities like a bathrobe and slippers, a minibar and flat-screens with Sky TV. Just a two-minute walk from the Colosseo Metro Station, getting around the city is easy. But if you really want to get around in style, you can rent a Lamborghini from reception.

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Hotel Lord Byron

Hotel Lord Byron is a small, boutique hotel located in a quiet residential area, just steps from Villa Borghese Gardens and within walking distance to the Museum of Modern Art and the Galleria Borghese Museum. Once a Patrician Villa, this hidden gem, beautifully decorated in 1930s style, has a somewhat romantic air, yet it’s undeniably urbane. Expect a friendly welcome and impeccable service and enjoy wandering through the public rooms for a closer look at its extensive art collection by renowned Art Deco painters like Nicholas Granger Taylor and Maurice Paul Joron. The rooms and suites also reflect the ‘30s ambiance, with vintage marble baths, mahogany and rosewood furniture, and exuberant fabrics. The on-site restaurant, Sapori del Lord Byron, serves up delicious Mediterranean cuisine with world-renowned wines.

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Hotel Eden

The Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Eden is a classic, grand European hotel known as one of Rome’s top luxury accommodations. Once a favorite haunt of Hemingway, Ingrid Bergman, and Fellini, this superior hotel blends elegance, exquisitely lush decor and stunning Rome vistas along with true Italian hospitality. Longtime traditions, since its opening in 1889, live on, with guests greeted by a doorman in white gloves and a top hat before entering the opulent lobby with its imposing central staircase fitted with ornamental wrought-iron railings. Even the most basic rooms are elegantly designed with rich mahogany furniture, soaring ceilings and fine linens. Highlights include the view from its terrace garden, overlooking the nearby domed cathedrals and Spanish Steps, as well as its fabled restaurant, La Terrazza, with more panoramic views along with Italian cuisine at its best.

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Grand Hotel Palace Rome

Grand Hotel Palace Rome is a five-star boutique hotel located on the prestigious Via Veneto, the centerpiece of the Dolce Vita and Rome’s most fashionable street. Its major renovation in 2010 united modern interior design with the original old décor, including Venetian artist Guido Cadorin’s frescoes which immortalize Roman high society. Guest rooms contain contemporary Italian furnishings and impressive high-tech electronics. Accommodation is spread throughout eight floors and suites, with some offering magnificent private terraces and panoramic views over the city. The hotel also features a luxury spa, bar, restaurant and bistro.

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Grand Hotel de la Minerve

Located in the heart of Rome, Grand Hotel de la Minerve is set within a 17th-century mansion that once played host to Sartre. It overlooks Piazza della Minerva and is just a two-minute stroll from the Pantheon. The spacious rooms and suites are classically furnished with a rich palette of gold, red, green and blue, and include original wood-beamed ceilings in select rooms. All have lavish marble bathrooms with tubs. The ornate Great Hall embraces the past, with traditional décor, a marble floor and a stained glass ceiling. Head to the rooftop garden and enjoy fabulous views of the Pantheon.

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St. Regis Rome

St. Regis Rome is an elegant, historic property, just a 10-minute walk from the Via Veneto. It is also a 19th century landmark palace and a grand five-pearl hotel of the Belle Epoque era. Guests step into an opulent haven with hand-painted frescoes that form dramatic backdrops to the tufted guest-room headboards, chandeliers made from hand-blown Murano glass and butler services. Rooms feature décor from the Italo-Franco Louis XVI, Regency and Empire periods, with furniture evocative of the Mediterranean’s regal lineage from all eras. Don’t miss dining at Lumen, Cocktails & Cuisine, which offers an exclusive dining experience with refined details inspired after both contemporary and belle-époque taste.

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Hotel Campo De’ Fiori

You can also stay at the Hotel Campo De’ Fiori for a charming and cozy home base in Rome. You’ll be right by Campo de’ Fiori, the classic Roman piazza, when you stay here and near lots of other attractions too. This boutique hotel is beautifully decorated and has just 23 rooms to create an intimate vibe. The loveliest rooms are on the top floor, where there are two superior deluxe rooms with poster canopy beds that are perfect for romantic evenings. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, safes, hair dryers, flat-screen TVs, and other amenities. Guests here also enjoy the babysitting service, buffet breakfast, terrace with solarium, and 24-hour reception.

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Arco dei Tolomei Guest House

Located in an ancient Roman palazzo just steps from the Tiber River and close to many of Rome’s legendary monuments, this B&B has been restored by its owners to maintain the charm and style of its original Romanesque architecture. Start your day with a delicious complimentary breakfast featuring Italian specialties and then stroll across the bridge to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Ghetto and Campo dei Fiori market. Return and relax in the common parlor room to mingle with other guests and then look forward to retreating to your room styled with individual accents and appointed with family antiques passed down through generations.

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Palazzo Naiadi, the Dedica Anthology, Autograph

This hotel in Rome is a 19th-century neoclassical palazzo with a majestic fountain and 238 unique rooms to stay in. The rooms here come with free Wi-Fi, mini fridges, marble bathrooms, plush bedding, and pet-friendly accommodations. There’s an outdoor pool, onsite spa, and fitness center here too. You’ll be just steps from the city’s most iconic landmarks when you stay here, including the Opera House, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon. A buffet or continental breakfast is offered from a fee while the Ristorante Tazio serves Italian cuisine, and there’s the Posh Bar & Sun Terrace for poolside fare. Fusion Spa here offers everything from body wraps to manicures/pedicures, massages, waxing, eye treatments, and more.

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Albergo del Sole al Pantheon

This elegant hotel is charming and historic, with uniquely designed rooms and a history that dates back to the 15th century. There are 25 guest rooms in this boutique hotel that reflect 500 years of history. On-site amenities include motorbikes and bicycles for rent, free Wi-Fi, a bar, currency exchange, and a garden. Guests here can enjoy the breakfast buffet, open-air garden patio during the warm months, and meeting rooms available upon request. There’s also some of Rome’s most iconic attractions near the Pantheon.

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J.K. Place Roma

The J.K. Place Roma has a variety of room options to choose from and is about 18 miles from the Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport and 11 miles from Rome Ciampino Airport. Guests can dine at the onsite JKCafe and enjoy market-fresh produce and Italian specialties. The onsite bar here serves cocktails and snacks throughout the day in a relaxed atmosphere.

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