Staying in the center of Rome will put you within easy walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments and some of the city’s best restaurants and bars.
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Best Hotels in Rome Near City Center
Here are some of our favorite choices in the heart of the Eternal City to help you decide where to stay.
Expect smaller, one-off hotels, some still family-owned, rather than big chains.
Hotel Piazza di Spagna (Campo Marzio)
Staying at Hotel Piazza di Spagna, you won’t have to sacrifice location to stay within your budget. This 3-star hotel is hidden but is one of the few hotels in Rome near Spanish Steps. Just one of the many free sights you can enjoy on foot.
The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Villa Borghese are all close by, and the metro to St. Peter’s is just 2 minutes from the hotel. To keep costs low, choose one of their Economy Double rooms. The hotel also has triple and quadruple options for traveling with a group.
Best for Groups
The Chapter Hotel (Regola)
For groups of friends or family traveling together who don’t want to be in an international chain, the Chapter Hotel could be the place for you.
A recent arrival in one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods, the Chapter Hotel brings some contemporary, international flair to the historic streets of the former Jewish Ghetto and sets a high bar for customer service.
In the dusky streets outside, you’ll find traditional eateries serving the best of Roman Jewish cuisine (don’t miss the fried artichokes). Inside, enjoy the organic bistrot, or book yourself a table for sunset cocktails at the Mexican rooftop bar.
Rooms are chic, minimal, and larger than you’ll usually find in Rome, a huge draw if you get frustrated by the compact size of many Italian hotel rooms.
Best for Solo Travelers
Hotel Albergo Santa Chiara (Pigna)
If you are traveling solo, this 3-star hotel won’t break the bank. Hotel Albergo Santa Chiara offers single rooms, helpful staff, and a great breakfast buffet to set you up for a hard day’s sightseeing.
If you are searching for Rome hotels near the Pantheon, then this one is for you. Situated in a small piazza just behind the Pantheon, you’ll be able to visit most of the city center from here on foot.
In the evenings, you’ll be spoilt for choice with so many bars, restaurants, and gelaterie to choose from. There are also a few Irish pubs close by where you can meet up with other travelers.
Best for Families
Hotel Lunetta (Parione)
This hotel is one of the best hotels for families in Rome traveling with teenagers.
First, there are the family rooms (regular or superior), with 2 ensuite bedrooms divided by a shared corridor that will give everyone in your family their own space.
Then there’s the surrounding area. You’ll be minutes away from Campo dè Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and Largo Argentina.
Finally, there’s the amazing history of the hotel itself. There’s been a hotel here since 1368, and underneath it, you can see the remains of the ancient Theater of Pompey, where Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.
Best for Couples
Palazzo Ripetta (Campo Marzio)
Palazzo Ripetta dates back to the 17th century when it was built to house the city’s orphaned girls, only becoming a hotel in the 20th century. It has recently reopened following a major revamp that upgraded it to an art-filled 5-star hotel in Rome.
As well as top-notch service and attention to detail, the hotel has a courtyard garden at the center where guests can close out the city and relax with a drink in the cool evenings. When you’re ready to face the city, you’ll step out into the heart of Rome, close to the Ara Pacis, Piazza di Spagna, and Villa Borghese.
Bulgari Hotel (Campo Marzio)
Facing the mausoleum of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, the Bulgari Hotel is the final word in luxury. The luxury fashion house has transformed an imposing fascist-era building into the city’s top hotel with suites, boutiques, and eateries spread out over 7 floors. Guests can enjoy the Bulgari Resorts’ signature Niko Romito restaurant, heated swimming pool, spa, and unbeatable views.
Fendi Luxury Suites (Campo Marzio)
Five minutes away, rival Fendi offers a different type of luxury sleeping experience at the world’s first Fendi Hotel. This super exclusive hotel only has 8 suites, so expect high levels of personalized service.
Guests can take a tour of the Fendi flagship boutique on the ground floor and dine at the rooftop Japanese restaurant with one of the finest views in the city. If luxury Italian shopping is on your vacation bucket list, you’ll love the location of the Fendi Hotel.
Outside is the famous Via dei Condotti, home to Italian brands like Ferragamo, Bulgari, Armani, and Prada, and the most spectacular view of the Spanish Steps.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli Dimora d’Epoca (Monti)
Staying at the Villa Spalletti Trivelli will take you back in time to a more refined era. The owner’s aristocratic ancestors lived here, and while today’s staff provide the 5-star service of a modern hotel, the feeling of a family home remains.
From the moment you arrive, the staff will know your name and will work to make your Roman holiday truly memorable. Guests can enjoy the tranquility of the villa’s garden and rooftop terrace and the view of the official residence of Italy’s President across the street.
Torre Capranica (Colonna)
Imagine yourself sleeping in a Medieval tower beneath painted wooden ceilings with views across the rooftops of Rome. This is precisely what you get when you book one of the exclusive rooms inside Torre Capranica.
This ancient tower is in the middle of the narrow, twisting streets where you’ll find many places serving traditional Roman cuisine and a short walk from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
- If you are traveling in the high season (April – October), make sure you book as early as possible. While spontaneity is great, demand in the summer is so high that the most popular hotels fill up well in advance.
- Don’t expect big rooms. Unless you are booking 5-star accommodation, expect rooms to be modest in size. Check the size of the room, bed, and bathroom carefully so you aren’t shocked when you arrive.
- Watch out for beautiful-looking hotels with accommodation in an annex. It could be that they expanded into the building next door, or they might have another building in the neighborhood, but often the pictures on the website are of the main structure. If another location is mentioned, make sure you see pictures of it before you book.
- Air conditioning will not be as cold as you want it to be. There are legal limits on how cold it can go, and it won’t be possible to leave it on when you aren’t in the room. If you are traveling in summer, look at hotels in former monasteries (there are quite a lot) that have thick walls and small windows, keeping the interior cool.
- Finally, check online reviews before you book. Did most guests have a good time? How was the air-conditioning and wifi? Is the soundproofing good? How do the staff respond to requests and complaints? Is breakfast as good as it looks in the pictures?