Where to Stay in Rome – Hotels for Every Budget

Below I’ve provided a list of hotel recommendations. I obviously haven’t stayed in all of these locations, but I have only included recommendations from people with similar travel tastes to my own and all of you!      

As you can imagine, there are a lot of hotel options in this city and I’m here to help narrow the options down for you! During the summer months many of the hotels sell out quickly, so I didn’t narrow the list too much to make sure you have available options when looking.

As a general disclaimer, I haven’t stayed in all of these hotel locations, but I have only included recommendations from people with similar travel tastes to my own and all of you! I also want to point out that with the availability of Airbnb there are a lot of options to stay in someone’s home and pretend to be an Italian (even if for just a little while!).

Rome offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. The best area to stay in Rome depends on what you want to experience during your visit. Here are a few popular neighborhoods to consider:

  1. Historic Center (Centro Storico): This is the heart of Rome and home to iconic attractions like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Staying here provides easy access to many historic sites, charming streets, and excellent dining options.
  2. Trastevere: Known for its bohemian atmosphere, narrow cobblestone streets, and lively nightlife, Trastevere offers a more local and artistic vibe. It’s within walking distance of the historic center but feels like a distinct neighborhood.
  3. Monti: This area is known for its hipster and artistic scene. It’s close to the Colosseum and has a blend of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. The neighborhood is full of character and has a slightly quieter ambiance compared to the bustling historic center.
  4. Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna: This area is known for luxury shopping, including brands like Gucci and Prada. It’s also close to the famous Spanish Steps and the beautiful Villa Borghese park.
  5. Vatican City: If you’re interested in exploring the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel, staying near Vatican City could be convenient. This area also offers a quieter atmosphere compared to the city center.
  6. Testaccio: If you’re a food lover, Testaccio is known for its excellent food markets, traditional trattorias, and vibrant food scene. It’s a bit off the beaten path but provides an authentic experience.

When choosing where to stay, consider factors like proximity to the attractions you want to visit, your preferred atmosphere (busy and historic vs. local and relaxed), and your budget. Keep in mind that Rome’s public transportation system is well-connected, so even if you’re not staying in the exact city center, you can still easily get around to major sites.

Lastly, remember to book your accommodation well in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure the best options for your stay.

  1. Hotel de Russie: A luxury five-star hotel located near the Spanish Steps. It’s known for its elegant rooms, beautiful garden, and top-notch service.
  2. Hotel Hassler: Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps, this luxurious hotel offers stunning views of the city. It’s known for its classic elegance and impeccable service.
  3. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel: Perched on a hill overlooking the city, this hotel offers panoramic views of Rome. It’s known for its opulent rooms, extensive art collection, and a beautiful outdoor pool.
  4. Hotel Eden: Another luxury option, this hotel is located near the Villa Borghese park. It’s known for its sophisticated decor, Michelin-starred restaurant, and a rooftop bar with breathtaking views.
  5. Hotel Artemide: This is a more modern and contemporary option, located near the Termini train station. It’s known for its stylish rooms, spa, and rooftop terrace with a hot tub.
  6. The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel: As the name suggests, this hotel is situated near the iconic Pantheon. It offers modern luxury and easy access to many of Rome’s famous attractions.
  7. Hotel Santa Maria: If you’re looking for a more charming and intimate experience, this boutique hotel in Trastevere might be a great choice. It’s known for its cozy atmosphere and beautiful courtyard.
  8. Hotel Raphael: Located near Piazza Navona, this eco-friendly hotel offers a blend of luxury and sustainability. It’s known for its rooftop terrace and its commitment to environmental practices.
  9. Hotel Nazionale: This elegant hotel is located near the Roman Forum and Colosseum. It’s known for its classic decor and convenient location for exploring ancient Rome.
  10. Hotel Artemisia: A boutique hotel with a focus on art and design, located near Campo de’ Fiori. It offers unique rooms and a creative ambiance.

Remember to check recent reviews and ratings before making a reservation to ensure that the hotel meets your expectations and needs.

Want more on Italy? Check out the Perfect Itinerary for First-Timers and Florence Restaurant recommendations.

Do you have a favorite hotel in Rome? Please leave your recommendations below for fellow travelers!

Happy Travels!


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