7 of the Best Hotels in Rome
Are you planning a trip to Rome? It’s a truly beautiful city, calling visitors from all over the world to see the beauty of the Colosseum, Pantheon and an array of galleries. There’s something for every type of traveller, from memorable archaeological sites to ambient nightlife.
In this article, I’m going to be sharing seven of the best hotels in Rome with you. Hopefully they fill you with inspiration for your own trip.
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Choosing the Best Hotels in Rome
From waltzing through galleries full of famous paintings to searching for ancient ruins, there’s a lot to do in Rome. I’ve tried to pick hotels that put you right in the heart of the action, along with others that offer a little bit more in terms of relaxation.
The best hotels in Rome are the ones that really enhance your city trip. Rome is where you go to spend half of your time exploring and the other half of your time watching the world go by. Small cafés and fashionable nightlife options are the cherry on top of every trip to the Italian capital.
1. Hotel Eden
When you’re looking for luxury in Rome, Hotel Eden is the first hotel I would recommend. I had the pleasure of staying here for a few nights to celebrate the marriage of close friends and it’s now a hotel that comes to mind whenever I think of Rome.
The location couldn’t be any better. Hotel Eden offers amazing views of the Eternal City, especially from the top floors. A short stroll through the historic centre will take you past many iconic sites, including the legendary Pantheon.
The rooms here fit in perfectly with the surrounding cityscape. They’re light, airy and full of natural colours. It’s safe to say that they are every bit Italian and are complemented by modern designs, high ceilings and amazing service.
2. Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá
Seamlessly blending city escape with luxury resort ambience, Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá is quite the charming getaway. The hotel is both striking and modern, with little mementos to the history of the building peppered throughout.
Getting around Rome from Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá couldn’t be easier. Cross the River Tiber and you’ll be in the historic centre of Italy’s grand capital. Stay on the side of the hotel and you’re close to St. Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo.
The rooms here aren’t the biggest, but you’re going to struggle in some parts of Rome to find incredibly spacious rooms. They are comfortable, but for extra space you would have to look into either a suite or the premium rooms. On a hot day, it’s worth cooling off in the outdoor pools.
3. Hotel De Russie
When it comes to extravagance, Hotel De Russie ticks a lot of different boxes. It’s in an incredible spot for shopping and it’s close to some of Rome’s main attractions. The cobblestone streets and ornate facades in this area of the city are beautiful.
Just up the road from Hotel De Russie, you can find Piazza del Popolo, a landmark we would highly recommend seeing. You’re also just a few minutes away from Borghese Gardens and Villa Borghese, a grand house and garden surrounded by many small museums and galleries.
I would highly recommend asking for a room or suite overlooking the gardens. Each space has been made to feel like a home away from home, rather than a hotel room. A touch that’s sure to be appreciated if you ever struggle to sleep in hotels – as I sometimes do.
4. The Fifteen Keys
Do you prefer boutique breaks to large hotels? If you do, The Fifteen Keys might be a good option for you. This townhouse is a relatively affordable accommodation option in Rome and one of my favourites to keep going back to.
The Fifteen Keys is a short walk away from some of the most beautiful sights in Rome. You can easily reach the Colosseum, Pantheon and a scattering of wonderful galleries. It’s worth planning a little circular tour from the hotel for yourself to see everything you can.
There are only fifteen rooms here, meaning that you can expect a lot in terms of service. Most overlook the courtyard, offering a nice view and quiet setting. Perfect for a peaceful night’s sleep. Some of the local restaurants and wine bars are also amazing.
5. Hotel Vilón
It’s safe to say that there are a few lovely luxury boutique gems in Rome, but Hotel Vilòn is a newer favourite. Here, everything feels distinctly like Rome. That is, a Rome infused with different periods of history and unique design quirks.
Hotel Vilòn places you in an amazing location, overlooking the statues in the courtyard of Palazzo Borghese. Within ten minutes you can be at a number of Rome’s attractions, including the Spanish Steps and the storied Pantheon.
When you want to relax and unwind, the rooms here are perfect. There are less than twenty, all complete with plenty of natural light and comfortable beds. The suites are really something and I would highly recommend taking a look if you’re looking for space.
6. Palm Suite
Whenever I’m talking to travellers who love eclectic spaces about Rome, Palm Suite is almost guaranteed to come up in the conversation. The overall aesthetic of Palm Suite is incredibly Roman, combining classical history and mid-century modern designs in a kaleidoscope.
One of the closest hotels to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Palm Suite offers an ideal base for exploring Rome’s collection of world-famous heritage sites. Within minutes, you’ll find yourself at many of the capital’s most famous attractions.
The suites here are all designed to offer guests a home away from home. They’re light and airy with bold prints. Each colour stands out against grey walls, each having oxidised with a unique pattern.
Special Pick: Residenza Napoleone III
In each of these articles, I like to include a special pick. This is always somewhere unique and somewhere I would happily go back to. Sometimes you just want to sleep like royalty for a night. It’s safe to say that there are many hotels around the world where you can, but very few are the real thing. The Old Masters on the walls of Residenza Napoleone III immediately highlight the story of this hotel.
Residenza Napoleone III can be found just a short walk away from the Spanish Steps and Palazzo Borghese. It’s easy to get to the Museum dell’Ara Pacis from here, home of an amazing Roman altar by the side of the River Tiber.
Packed full of opulence, each of the rooms, each of the rooms here are really something. Oil paintings, ancient antiques and even suites attached to roof gardens all come together to create a series of memorable moments.
Staying in the Best Hotels in Rome
When in Rome, we would highly recommend making yourself a little roadmap of things that you want to do, see and eat. It’s a beautiful city to explore, packed full of history and enchanting city streets. After a long day of exploring, it’s nice to have somewhere relaxing to stay.
I hope that my picks for the best hotels in Rome have helped to fill you with inspiration.
Do you have a favourite place to stay in Rome or a hotel that you would love to share? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.