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Rome bears a special kind of allure. It’s in the strolls among the romantic ruins, cinematic sunsets on the shores of the Tiber River, coffee sipping on sun-soaked piazzas, and losing breath from the beauty inside the grandiose churches. When you’re here, staying in the heart of the old Rome is a part of the experience. Coming to the Eternal City numerous times over the years, I learned this lesson very well. You simply can’t beat waking up in the morning knowing that the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Vatican City are just a short walk away.
These are the best hotels in Rome’s city center that will ensure your visit to the city is unforgettable.
There are many luxurious properties around Rome. And then there’s Hotel Eden, the crown jewel of upscale accommodation in the city center. With a Michelin-starred restaurant, splendid historic interiors, and incredible views, it is one of the best hotels in Rome. First opening its doors in 1889, it has been a staple of the Eternal City’s deluxe scene ever since, luring luxury-seeking locals and guests with an ultimate dolce vita ambiance and impeccable service. For the highest of chic heights, choose the 2000-foot Bellavista Penthouse Suite with a fantastic view over Rome.
Panoramic Michelin-starred La Terrazza restaurant
Luxe spa with premium Valmont treatments
Blow Dry Bar of celebrity hair stylist Roberto D’Antonio
If you prefer your hotel spaces well-designed, Umiltà 36 is the one for your Rome trip. The sexy looks are accentuated by onyx interiors, a brilliant choice of furniture, and plenty of fashionable details. But the biggest draw here is the location. Marvelous Trevl Fountain is minutes away on foot, and you’re getting a first-hand Roman center living experience. Some suites even feature kitchenettes to give you more convenience while taking you to the epicenter of all the action.
Exhibition of contemporary Italian art around the hotel
One of the hottest new hotels in Rome’s city center, Maalot combines the graciousness of classic designs with the playfulness of contemporary styling. Comfortably set between Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, it allows you to take the most out of your visit to the Eternal City. And get inspired in the process – you’ll stay in a meticulously renovated palazzo (that used to be the home of famous Italian opera composer Gaetano Donizetti) full of artworks and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Reviewers loved the service, with many noting the hospitality of the staff and their willingness to go above and beyond for the guests.
Bistro-style on-site restaurant with a winter garden
Rome is a city of sublime views. The best way to enjoy them is from the rooftop terrace. Apart from being one of the top hotels in Rome’s city center, H10 Palazzo Galla happens to have one of the best observation spots for admiring the beauty of the Italian capital. The ancient Roman Forum is right nearby, and the Colosseum is a short walk away. You will love the elegant bright rooms and suites that give an ode to the brilliance of the 19th-century building the hotel is set in while adding a special modern touch to the experience.
Traiano Rooftop Bar with a 360-degree panorama of Rome
Concierge service, luggage storage, and private parking
Everything is super close when you’re at Damaso. One of the best value hotels in Rome’s city center, this three-star lodging is quintessentially Roman and is set in a former palace building on the city’s Corso Vittorio street. You’re steps away from the top sights like Pantheon, the Tiber River waterfront, Castel Sant’Angelo, and Piazza Navona. What Damaso does extremely well is providing guests with city views. The rooftop terrace is a gem for sunset watching, but you can also enjoy a more private vista of Rome from your suite.
Panoramic rooftop terrace with cocktail bar
Private tours and scooter rentals organized by the hotel
One of the leaders among the boutique palazzo hotels in Rome, Martis boasts all the right ingredients for a memorable Roman holiday. Location just off the iconic Piazza Navona means hassle-free sightseeing and closeness to all the top attractions. You’ve got sparklingly clean, modern rooms with curated furniture and luxurious finishes. Where Martis Palace stands out, though, is providing a comfortable experience for families. The property has special family rooms created to give extra convenience for parents with children on their vacation to Rome.
When in Rome, you will definitely want to see the Spanish Steps. How about doing that straight from your hotel room? Hassler is an ultra-luxurious address that gives you such an opportunity. All the finest traits of a chic Roman lodging come together here. A panoramic rooftop bar is ideal for inspired cocktail drinking, the Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant is among the premier fine dining spots in the city, and the Salone Eva palm court is a superb al fresco spot to relax after the sightseeing. The rooms and suites are as opulent as it gets in the Eternal City with elegant decors and splendid city panoramas.
Spa with beauty treatments and massages with Spanish Steps view
The sense of style is impeccable at J.K. Place. One of the best hotels in the Rome city center, it’s a contemporary gem of an accommodation that takes design very very seriously. For a guest, it means being surrounded by well-appointed modern interiors that heavily feature marble, greenery, and art. Located just off the central Via del Corso, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Tiber riverfront, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain. The interior design is entirely curated by celebrated architect Michele Bonan giving the hotel a very focused, personalized appearance.
Bose Mini link sound systems in all rooms
Italian dishes and signature cocktails at the on-site JK Cafe
E-bike rental and Archeorunning fitness experience
Right in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, a street away from the Tiber River, and a few minutes walk from both the Trastevere neighborhood and the sights-packed city center, HT6 Hotel boasts a fantastic setting. Also, it has unanimous guest love enjoying a solid high rating after more than a thousand reviews. Well-priced, beautifully designed, and extremely convenient, it’s a go-to spot to book if you’re looking for an easygoing Rome stay where all you worry about is the time spent at the attractions.
It’s a one-of-a-kind hotel experience at Palazzo Manfredi. Nothing can beat the view of the Colosseum from your room. An ultimate place for a romantic holiday with the most exceptional vista you can find in the city, this hotel features a tasteful blend of the historic and the contemporary in interiors, a killer location, and five-star service. The Michelin-starred restaurant adds to the charms, and the mighty silhouette of the Colosseum seen from all the spaces will become a highlight of your stay.
Rooftop terrace with the Colosseum vista
Lamborghini Huracàn EVO rental directly at a hotel
Rooms include Bang & Olufsen appliances and Nespresso coffee machines