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The Best Hotels in Rome

Are you looking for the best hotels in Rome? You’ve come to the right place. We love Rome and have stayed in many of its hotels. From value stays to 5-star luxury we have experienced both ends of the hotel market in Rome, and just about everything in between.

On our site we have 1000s of Rome hotels to choose from, so finding the best Rome hotel for you is no more than a few clicks away. We partner with hotels directly, as well as working with global brands such as booking.com, agoda.com and Hotels.com. Our mission is to always bring you a wide selection of hotels deals with great rates all year round. To make it easy for you we’ve split this article into topics so you can jump straight to the content that’s most relevant for you.

Luxury Hotels in Rome
Looking for the very best? Here are our picks for some of the most luxurious hotels Rome has to offer.

Hotels close to History
Few cities offer as much history as Rome. Here are our selection of hotels closes to the main historical sites in Rome.

Hotels near the Vatican
Visiting Rome to see the Vatican? Here are some great hotels closeby.

Hotels near Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is another of Rome’s most visited sites. Here are some great hotels within walking distance.

Hotels near Villa Borghese
Another part of Rome that is always in demand. Our selection of the best Rome hotels near Villa Borghese.

Hotels near Termini
Termini is the main railway station in Rome so it’s always a handy place to be based if travelling in and out of Rome by train.

Luxury Hotels in Rome
Rome is always in demand for discerning travellers who demand the best. There are dozens of 5 star luxury hotels located throughout Rome.

Eden Hotel – Villa Borghese
Eden Hotels is a a friendly five-star property just off Via Vittorio Veneto. The Eden is walking distance from the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese park. As you would expect, the service is excellent. All rooms feature antiques and deep carpets, and there’s a great rooftop restaurant with fabulous views.

Hotel Raphael – Historic Center
The ivy-clad facade of this historic hotel is a landmark in central Rome. Inside, it’s similarly striking with a collection of Picasso ceramics in the lobby, a floor of minimalist Richard Meier designed rooms, and a spectacular rooftop restaurant.

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel – Villa Borghese
Another striking property just outside of the city centre, this is a large five star hotel on the edge of Villa Borghese park. Unlike many more central hotels, it has an excellent swimming pool, as well as high class spa facilities. The overall décor is traditional.

Hotel Majestic Roma – Villa Borghese
The neoclassical Majestic is one of several hotels on broad, tree-lined Via Vittorio Veneto. Rooms are individually styled but most come with parquet floors and traditional décor. Barberini metro station is a short walk away.

Portrait Suites – near Trevi Fountain
More a luxury guesthouse than traditional hotel, this discreet hideaway offers 14 suites in the heart of Rome’s swish shopping district. Owned by the Ferragomo fashion house, it’s a masterclass in modern styling and boasts unforgettable views from its rooftop terrace.

Palazzo Montemartini – near Termini
A recent opening, Palazzo Montemartini is a modern five-star near Termini station. The surrounding area is not the most interesting but the hotel scores for its bright, naturally-lit rooms, sharp contemporary design, and decadent spa.

Hotels close to History
It’s hard to visit Rome without being absorbed by the history. A wander round Rome is like stepping back in time. If you want to absorb as much as possible, stay close to the historical centre. The main attractions in the historic centre would include the Colossuem, Vatican, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and other central “hot-spots” such as Trastevere, Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Navona. All of this is in a relatively small area in the centre generally called “The Historic Centre” or “Centro Storico”.

The area is only a few square kilometres, and there is little difference between the various locations in terms of general access to the all the sites. Anything within this few square kilometres can be described as “The centre”. This is “Renaissance” and “Baroque” Rome, and has older buildings (up to 700 years) which are generally smaller and darker than elsewhere, but are chock full of character. Most sites are walking distance from here, and so it is a very popular place – generally reflected in prices. In this area are Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, and Trastevere.

Here are a few of our favourite hotels.

Hotel Raphael
Hotel Campo De’ Fiori
Grand Hotel de la Minerve
Hotel Indigo Rome – St George
Hotel Ponte Sisto

Hotels near the Vatican
Vatican City is an ecclesiastical state, seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and an enclave in Rome, situated on the west bank of the Tiber River. Vatican City is the world’s smallest fully independent nation-state. Its medieval and Renaissance walls form its boundaries except on the southeast at St. Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro). Of the six entrances, only three—the piazza, the Arco delle Campane (Arch of the Bells) in the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, and the entrance to the Vatican Museums and Galleries in the north wall—are open to the public. The most imposing building is St. Peter’s Basilica, built during the 4th century and rebuilt during the 16th century. Erected over the tomb of St. Peter the Apostle, it is the second largest religious building (after Yamoussoukro Basilica) in Christendom.

If you’re looking to stay close to this area there are some great hotels to choose from. Here are our suggested Rome hotels close to the Vatican;

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi
Villa Laetitia
Isa Hotel
Dei Mellini Hotel
Relais Vatican View

Hotels near Trevi Fountain
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain. Located in the Quirinale district of Rome, the Trevi Fountain is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. But there’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain!

Though it was one of 1,352 fountains in 4th century Rome, the Trevi Fountain has always stood out from the rest. After a prolonged closure while it was being refurbished by the fashion house, Fendi (who reportedly spent a cool $2.2 million), the fountain has just re-opened better than ever, so it’s time to book tickets and get to Rome to see it!

There are loads of great hotels near here. Try some of these;

Hotel de Russie
Hotel Hassler
J K Place Roma
Portrait Suites
Babuino 181

Hotels near Termini
There are always occasions when you want to stay close to the city’s main railway stations. Rome Termini is a main hub. From here you can travel to all parts of Italy, and to neighbouring European cities. To be honest, this is not the most attractive part of Rome, but look beyond the façade and you’ll discover that it has some terrific museums and churches, as well as several cool eateries and bars. Overlooking the bus station on Piazza dei Cinquecento, the Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is one of the best museums in Rome. It has some amazing ancient sculptures and a series of sensational Roman mosaics. If you’re into mosaics, you’ll also enjoy the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and the Basilica di Santa Prassede, a little-known church hidden away in a quiet back lane. East of Termini, San Lorenzo is a student area full of bars and underground clubs. The hub of the action is Via del Pigneto, scene of a lively daily market, but you’ll also find bars and restaurants in many of the surrounding streets. Places to try include Co.So, a trendy cocktail bar, and Necci, a historic local hangout.

There are plenty of great hotels close to Termini. Here are a few we suggest are worth a look;

The St Regis Rome
Palazzo Naiadi
Hotel Diocleziano
Palazzo Montemartini
Leon’s Place Hotel

Hotels near Villa Borghese
We’ve already listed some of our favourite luxury Rome hotels in the section above. It’s no accident that many of the best hotels in Rome are near the Villa Borghese area. Villa Borghese is a great landscape garden, containing a number of buildings, museums, and attractions. It is the second largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 148 acres) after that of the Villa Doria Pamphili. What makes this park so special and so different from other famous parks in the world, is that it mixes a beautiful green landscape with roman art.

The estate was created  in 1580 as a small vineyard belonging to the Borghese family. In 1605, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V and patron of Bernini, began turning this old chateau into the most extensive gardens in Rome. Over the years, the Borghese family bought surrounding lands to expand their estate.

In 1633, the Villa Borghese Pinciani was built to house the art collections of the Borghese family. It was situated next to Casino Nobile, known today as the as Galleria Borghese. This building was used as the national museum since 1903.

In 1901, the state bought the Villa Borghese and two years later (in 1903), it was opened to the public. If you think this sounds like a wonderful part of Rome to be based, you’d be correct.

Here’s our pick of the best Rome hotels close to Villa Borghese;

Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Eden Hotel
Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Rose Garden Palace
Hotel Majestic Roma

In Summary
There are 1000s of great hotels in Rome. Just browse our Hotels section where you can filter based on location, rating, price and facilities. Why not also think about staying in one of the many amazing Rome apartments if you fancy a change from staying in a hotel. We also have 1000s of those to choose from. VisitRome.com is your one stop shop for all things Rome.