We already went over some of the most magnificent locations where you can get yourself the best foods in all of Rome, but night inevitably falls, and as a traveler, your best bet to find a place for the night is a hotel. Rome is home to some of the most prestigious hotels in Europe, some of them having the unique property of being situated right next to the ancient Roman ruins. Today we will take a look at top Rome hotels and review the top 10 places to stay in Rome.
Hotel Hassler Roma
Hotel Hassler Roma is the premier and one of the best hotels in Rome. It is located on top of the prestigious Spanish Steps in the Tridente and Trevi Fountain area and is one of the city’s old school and posh hotels.
On the sixth floor, you will be treated to the Michelin-starred food heaven, the Imàgo. While the hotel also offers its very own “Hassler Bistro.” There is also a unique terrace on the seventh floor, where you have the option of tasting some of the best afternoon snacks in Rome.
The rooms and suites themselves are tastefully designed plainly and simply with hues of cream and beige being the dominant colors while velvet and satin make appearances as accents. The hotel offers impeccable service to keep you undisturbed during your stay.
Hotel Hassler Roma offers you stay in Rome’s heart, close to ancient Roman monuments, and just a minute walk away from the central shopping districts.
Due to its historical importance, a strategic location at the heart of the city, and architectural wonder and the Spanish Steps’ prestige, the hotel is in great demand, so do not forget to book your room beforehand!
Located at Piazza della Trinità dei Monti, 6, 00187 Roma RM, Italy.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
If big, shiny, new hotels in the city center aren’t your thing, if you prefer the smaller, more intimate atmospheres, treat yourself to the splendorous Villa Spalletti Trivelli. The plot was bought by the widow of Count Trivelli, a senator of the old Kingdom of Italy. This particular plot caught her eye because it was once home to the well-known ancient Roman citizen Titus Pomponius Atticus, a legendary Cicero friend. It quickly became a prestigious building and a hotspot for politicians and men of culture and arts to spend their free time interacting. It wasn’t until 2004 that the Count’s grandson decided to renovate the beautiful building into a hotel. The hotel itself is founded on one of the original Seven Hills of Rome.
The interior is tastefully designed to provide ease of mind to the guests while maintaining many neo-classical design elements that reflect the hotel’s rich history. Nearly all the equipment inside the rooms is genuine antiques, while the walls are decorated with fascinating friezes and reliefs. The main rooms are decorated with astonishing pieces of renaissance paintings. The hotel offers more than 100 square meters to every guest. The hotel also has numerous fitness and wellness programs on the offer with pristine quality. The Villas also houses many sporting venues, including boxing rings, swimming pools, ping pong tables, and gyms, all with a coach to help you with a start! Villa Spalletti Trivelli is smaller and more luxurious than most other entries on the list, so as always, don’t forget that reservation.
Located at Alberto Cadlolo, 101, 00136 Roma RM, Italy.
This fine piece of luxury and superb architecture boutique hotel will indeed be a pleasure for your senses. Right from the start, in the lobby and special galleries, you will find yourself looking at paintings from local artists. The amount of unique and beautiful paintings in their collection could very easily make for a lovely museum on its own; just in the lobby itself, you’ll find not one, not two, but three paintings of the legendary Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
If you’re one after culinary delights, you can go to their very own La Pergola, the only 3 Michelin star restaurant you can find in Rome. It is so popular that even as a guest at the hotel, you still need to reserve your place weeks before attending. It is one of the best restaurants in Rome.
The hotel has three outdoor pools, a gym, and a unique spa. There are 345 rooms at the hotel, and incredible as it may sound, they’ve found a way to make every single one of them have a private balcony. The suites are located on the Imperial Club floors, and if you’re lucky, you can even get yourself a panoramic view of the city.
The Cavalieri is located far from all the Rome attractions, such as the Pantheon; it takes a 15-minute taxi ride from Rome’s center to get to it. If you love a stunning view, the slight locational inconvenience is offset as the hotel is situated atop Monte Mario, offering a magnificent view of the city.
Located at Spinola Road, Saint Julian’s ST.
Westin Excelsior In Rome
The Westin Excelsior has long been one of Rome’s most popular and well-received hotels since it was first founded in 1906. It has maintained an exemplary reputation, hosting many celebrities, artists, and other guests of great renown ever since then.
The Westin Excelsior professes its splendor and majesty so much that the five stars that it has been awarded fail to do it justice. It is simply a class above all the other boutique hotels in Rome. For example, it is the first and only hotel to house a private suite that occupies two complete floors in the complex, conveniently called Villa Cupola.
The hotel itself is filled with charming frescoes, posh furniture, and an environment that simultaneously succeeds at being both old and modern. The hotel has 316 rooms, excluding their conference rooms and other amenities; one of the great things about Westin Excelsior Roma hotel is that they don’t go short on space; even the cheapest rooms will provide you with at least 30 square meters to enjoy as you please. The hotel is located barely outside the city center in the Via Veneto neighborhood. However, it is close to the Termini station, so that you will end up having easy access to the city all around. The neighborhood also features a host of boutique fashion stores for you to shop from and roadside cafes.
Located at Vittorio Veneto, 125, 00187 Roma RM, Italy.
St. Regis Roma Luxury Hotel
The St. Regis Grand Hotel was initially supposed to be built as a palace all the way back in 1894. Fortunately, it was recently renovated in the past decade to great success as it has been featured among the top ten on Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Gold List’ hotels. This hotel masterfully makes sheer opulence and classical austerity meet in the middle. The mesmerizing façade of the hotel makes the hotel seem glorious and regal.
Among the greatest attractions of this special hotel is the Ritz Ballroom’s presence in the center with all its glory. This hall is a distant memory from when the hotel served as a palace for European royalty. The halls are decorated with magnificent Murano light fixtures and elegant stucco stairways. While it doesn’t seem much, these small details make St. Regis stand out from the rest of the hotels in Rome and be a truly unique hotel.
St. Regis Roma offers the guests with on-demand 24/7 access to butlers and on room service. The hotel houses the famous Vivendo restaurant that delightfully serves degustation in traditional Roman style.
The hotel features 138 rooms and 23 unique suites, each with their styles, some in the Empire style, others in Regency, or Louis XV inspired style. The special suites are incredibly beautiful due to their extensive use of wooden inlaid furniture and the many antique objects on display that have been collected from various state institutions throughout history. It is also located at Vittorio E, Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy.
Hotel Eden Of Rome
Part of the prestigious Dorchester Collection, this luxury five-star hotel is the representative embodiment of extravagance. Many hotel guests often note that its colossal statue gives it a sense of living in a private luxury residence compared to a hotel. This view is further empowered by the staff’s casual and friendly behavior. This does not mean that the service is neglected, however. It is incredibly efficient and concise, but handled with effortless grace, a balance that is quite hard to get right for most luxury hotels.
The rooms have a classical touch, with delicate frescoes, Italian furniture, antique feature design, and deep carpets. There’s a brilliant restaurant on the rooftop offering breathtaking views of the city, so make sure you don’t miss out!
The bathrooms are large and pleasant with bathtubs so huge, and you can practically lose yourself. Hotel Eden is located at Ludovisi, 49, 00187 Roma RM, Italy.
Located at Ludovisi St.
Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie
This entry is relatively younger compared to others on the list, being founded in the year 2000. However, it has established itself as a premier hotel and a frequent residence for many celebrities. It is located in a prime neighborhood, between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo. The hotel itself features incredible gardens with an oriental style featuring oases swarmed with beautiful butterflies. The architecture is a textbook copy of everything associated with the 18th century. The suites are designed by leading interior designers Olga Polizzi and Tommaso Ziffer, to bring a touch of modernity to a posh and chic setting, making the perfect blend in the process.
The most famous hotel suite is the Nijinsky Suite, with its private terrace often used to host massive parties. In addition to its centrally convenient location and the hotel’s fame, it also features a fitness center, a spa, and four conference rooms, making it perfect for your classy business meetings. The hotel has an aura of an intimate home, so it is ideal for long and extended periods of stay.
Rocco Forte Hotel is located at della Fontanella di Borghese, 35, 00186 Roma RM, Italy.
Many hotels in Rome exploit the city’s ancient history as a selling point in conjunction with their vision in a characteristically modern manner. Bobildonne Relais, however, takes things into a new level.
The Palazzo Merighi was originally constructed in the late 19th century; however, the architecture is one that reflects on Rome’s heyday during the 16th century. In its current incarnation, the hotel strives to resemble the environments in which Roman women of nobility lived during the 16th and 17th centuries, with several of the prestige accordingly named after these nobles.
The interior is elegantly decorated with Renaissance-style frescoes, Venetian mosaic tiles. The rooms are quite spacey, with enough space for three or even four adults. The palazzo features a villa’s salon, with lots of seats and an antique-style fireplace that functions as its social center. While the palazzo itself offers an excellent restaurant, the hotel is also located around the Spanish Steps, so you have an excess of world-class foods and drinks waiting for you in the Condotti and Via del Corso areas as well. Located at Della Fontanella di Borghese.
As we said, Roman history sets a very high bar for hotels to fulfill, a feat at which nearly all Roman hotels aim. A place like Crossing Condotti, by contrast, goes for the polar opposite in the direction they opted for, and the success cannot be overstated. It’s not your typical Roman hotel, but the simple contemporary and modern approach to hotel-keeping and their perfect guest accommodations makes them one of the true heralds of a modern Roman luxury than any number of marbled, colonnaded grand hotels.
Instead of massive frescos, arches, and marble statues, Crossing Condotti instead offers a magnificent pied-à-Terre with five modern, contemporary rooms and one junior suite, all with delicate touches like L’Occitane-style baths. The master chamber and the junior suite house their very own LED-splattered tubs for a singularly relaxing experience. The hotel is decorated with paintings and antique furniture from the hotel’s private collection, to add that extra touch of sophisticated posh feeling.
Crossing Condotti, however, is a small hotel and does not offer room services or an active restaurant, as it strives to be a second home for you, not a grand hotel, so while it is excellently well-equipped and homey, you have to look for certain accommodations such as food outside the hotel. However, much like many others on this list, this hotel is located around the Spanish Steps, so that accommodation will be anything but an issue. This Hotel is located at Mario de’ Fiori, 28, 00187 Roma RM, Italy.
Princeps Boutique hotel
The Princeps Boutique hotel is located in the Monti district of Rome. It is near the train station, and it’s about a 48 euro fixed fare from the International Airport. The hotel itself is tiny, it has 20 rooms that make up the fourth floor of a renovated former palace. Even though the building is ancient, you can tell from the tiny three-person elevator that the hotel is spotless and modern. Princeps Boutique is nicely renovated and extremely clean, and it’s not in a trendy area like Trevi’s dairy or Piazza Navona, but it is in a perfect neighborhood. It’s near the train station, which is super convenient for taking the metro and the high-speed train, and it’s within walking distance to the Colosseum via Borghese Piazza Navona. One thing about the hotel is they offer a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Rome isn’t a breakfast spot kind of place. It’s more of a grab a coffee and a pastry and then go on with your day kind of place, which isn’t great when you’re having a heavy touristy day. And this complimentary buffet will probably make your day. The Princeps Boutique hotel is located at Piazza dell’ Esquilino, 29, 00185 Roma RM, Italy.
In the end, we hope you could find your place to stay; this historical city has magnificent buildings and venues which are also perfect for your marriage ceremony. So don’t forget to check our other article on wedding venues in Rome.