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Central Rome Hotel Recommendations


Here’s our list of favorite central Rome hotels at every price level. Although Rome, the city of love and “La Dolce Vita” has a vast array of hotels from which to choose, we recommend hotels that are located in central Rome, so you can walk to most attractions and take a bus or the metro to others.

Luxury Rome Hotels


Hotel HasslerSet at the top of the Spanish Steps and having spectacular views of Rome sets this luxury hotel apart from the rest. The Hassler was voted the number one hotel in Rome among Travel+Leisure’s list of 500 best luxury hotels in the world.

The Hassler is in the midst of all the action in Rome and close to shopping and fine restaurants. This luxury hotel has every amenity, so be prepared to be pampered.

The Aldrovandi Palace

Aldrovandi PalaceLocated between the Villa Borghese gardens and the Borghese Gallery, the Hotel Aldrovandi is a quiet and elegant hotel close to Roman landmarks such as the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto. With its own private park, outdoor swimming pool and poolside dining, guests can indulge in the amenities of a resort while being located in the center of the city.

All of the rooms and suites in the hotel are uniquely furnished in elegant, rich fabrics. All rooms are fully equipped with the latest of contemporary comforts such as individually controlled air conditioning, three telephones per room, voicemail, computer outlets, mini-bar, interactive TV, in-room safe, hairdryer, and writing desk, 24 hour room service, dry cleaning, ironing, and laundry service.

Hotel Splendide Royal

Hotel Splendide RoyalJust minutes from the Spanish steps, this hotel offers 68 luxury bedrooms, including 19 suites, many with spectacular views over Rome. Beautiful Carrara marble bathrooms accentuate the elegant décor, while modern conveniences include two phone lines, fax and computer links and satellite television.

Le Mirabelle restaurant serves gourmet dishes in one of Rome’s most romantic settings, with spectacular views over the city to the hills beyond. Le Bon Souci piano bar also boasts impeccable service, excellent food, and a delightful atmosphere.

4-Star Rome Hotels

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Sofitel RomaWe love Sofitel Hotels and this one was named Best Luxury Hotel in Rome – 2008, by readers of TripAdvisor. It is located near the Spanish Steps (in our opinion, the best hotel location in Rome.)

Designed in Roman Neoclassical style, this Rome four-star hotel offers 113 rooms and four suites with private terraces. The Bar & Lounge ” La Bella Vista” located on the top floor of the hotel with stunning panoramic views of Rome.

Capo D’Africa

Capo D’AfricaThis hotel is located near the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, but away from the other important Rome attractions (easily accessed by Metro or buses.)

The rooms are generous size and the decor is Italian Modern. This hotel is a true find, especially if you like modern and unique decor and wonderful service and amenities.


Hotel Mediterraneo

Hotel MediterraneoThe Mediterraneo is located at the center of the city on the Esquilino Hill, the roof garden “La Terrazza”, open all year long, has a panoramic view of Rome.

The rooms have all the modern conveniences including air conditioning. The Mediterraneo Hotel is a perfectly preserved example of Italian Art Deco with public rooms decorated with mosaics, inlaid panelling and marble busts of Roman Emperors.

Hotel Quirinale

Quirnale HotelA long tradition in Roman hospitality, the Quirinale hotel has 209 bedrooms and suites. It is located just a few steps from Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia and the Coliseum.

This imperial-style hotel is appointed with genuine antique furnishings and original paintings. The charming garden bar and restaurant facilities provide a haven from the hectic city center.

Three Star Hotels in Rome

Hotel Artorious

Hotel ArtoriousLocated between the Coliseum and the Trevi Fountain, the Hotel Artorious is in the middle of Ancient Roma set between the important streets of via Nazionale and via Cavour. The rooms are decorated with taste and are completely soundproofed and air-conditioned.

This hotel offers excellent service and great value.

Hotel Columbia

Hotel Colombia RomeThe Hotel Columbia sits in the heart of the historic center between the Opera House and the last bastion of the Diocletian Baths.

Hotel Columbia provides 45 bedrooms where modern amenities are combined with traditional decor. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, satellite television, room safe, modem outlet, and air conditioning.

Hotel Modigliani

Hotel ModiglianiLocated near the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto, this hotel’s 24 rooms have all the modern comforts of air conditioning, private bath/shower, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, and satellite TV. The inner garden offers a quiet respite from the bustle of Rome.

The owners are artists: she is a musician and he writer. Their particular philosophy of life reflects the characteristics of the staff working in this hotel: one of professionalism, elegance and sympathy.

Written by Terri Fogarty for

On the Rock of St. Peter in Rome |

Sunday 28th of April 2013

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