The 15 Best Hotels In Rome

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023 - 9 mins read

Last modified on March 23, 2024

by Stefania

When it comes to important travel decisions, deciding where to stay is a close second behind the fundamental question of where to go. When Nancy Aiello Tours Travel Advisors are providing hotel recommendations for its travelers, they think holistically, with considerations for neighborhood, type of accommodation, budget, and services/features. Among the hundreds of offers we have selected 15 of the best hotels in Rome — including both small boutique properties and larger luxury hotels — that we recommend for your next trip.

Geographical proximity is an important factor to consider when thinking about what neighborhood best aligns with your tastes, preferences, and priorities. In Rome's historic center you'll find ancient monuments, medieval and Renaissance architecture, museums, lively squares, and restaurants. All of these hotels are centrally located near restaurants and sights.

Type of accommodation
Are you traveling with kids and looking for an adjoining room? Do you want two rooms on the same floor? Would you mind dozing off in a Queen bed or are you a stickler about a King? When it comes to European hotels—especially small boutique or historic properties—you can't expect the same type of accommodations as traditional American hotels, so it's important to do your research.

How much you want to spend per night (or per person, per night) is arguably the most important considering when deciding where to stay.

What are your non-negotiable when it comes to hospitality services and features? Spa? On site restaurant? Rooftop bar? Rooftop bar?

With these considerations in mind, we've narrowed down a list of 15 preferred hotels in Rome to help you indulge in la Dolce Vita in The Eternal City. But remember, travel is personal. That's why Nancy Aiello Tours builds every itinerary (complete with hotels, activities, and transportation) from scratch, every time.

Best Hotels in Rome - Luxury

Average price: €1000+/night

Palazzo Manfredi luxury hotel in Rome, Italy

Hotel Palazzo Manfredi – Small Luxury Hotels of the World

This pretty pink palazzo, with its foundations in the Ludus Magnus (ancient Rome's gladiator training school), is about as close as you can sleep to the Colosseum. In fact, deluxe rooms have an unimpeded view of that iconic monument. More prosaically speaking, this 21-room five-star endears itself to travelers who prize a central location and boutique comforts. A big selling point is the view from the rooftop bar and restaurant, which is, quite simply, stunning. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Ancient Rome

Hotel Eden, one of the most iconic luxury 5-star hotels in Rome

Hotel Eden - Dorchester Collection

The stately Eden is close enough to the Spanish Steps to be central, but because it's tucked away on a quiet street, it retains a tranquil feel—just what you'll need after a day spent fighting the crowds. If you can afford it, angle for one of the fifth-floor signature suites, whose balconies overlook the gardens of the Villa Medici and a large swath of the centro storico. The room decor is classically elegant without being musty, the service is close to impeccable (make use of the excellent concierge), and La Terrazza dell' Eden, the hotel's restaurant and bar, has some of the best views in Rome. Federico Fellini held court here back in the day, and just like his beloved Via Veneto, the Eden has seen renewed favor of late. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Veneto / Ludovisi

DOM Hotel Roma, luxury hotels in Rome, Italy

D.O.M. Hotel Rome

D.O.M hotel is located in the heart of Papal Rome in a 17th century aristocratic palazzo on one of the city’s oldest and most iconic streets (Via Giulia). With just 18 rooms, this 5-star hotel exudes a supremely intimate feel, with large stately mirrors and oversized decorative headboards contributing to the Venetian style. The romantic rooftop terrace offers guests spectacular views of the city center, along with an exclusive view of the Tiber River and Giancolo’s verdant green hills. The restaurant on premises, VERVE, boasts two acclaimed chefs, Adriano Magnoli and Antonella Mascolo, at the helm. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Piazza Navona/Pantheon

the Hotel Hassler is in one of the best areas for stay in Rome

Hassler Roma

Perched at the top of the Spanish Steps, the classic Hassler has spectacular views and—with more gold and brocade than a Palm Beach dowager—a timeless, stately elegance. Bigger rooms come with ornate moldings and ceiling frescoes, and a family-owned atmosphere still prevails. To make sure you get your money's worth, ask for a city-side view. The Hassler also has a Michelin starred restaurant worthy of the hotel's august reputation: stylish rooftop perch Imago, helmed by talented executive chef Andrea Antonini. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Trevi / Ludovisi

Hote Vilon luxury hotels in Rome, Italy

Hotel Vilòn - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Of the many adjectives Hotel Vilòn uses in their Instagram bio to describe their property are...elegant, chic, stylish, contemporary, unusual, aristocratic, cozy, and precious. We’d be inclined to agree with all of the above. Set in the heart of Rome in a former 16th-century building, Hotel Vilòn is the epitome of charm and one of the best luxury hotels in the city. Whether you opt for an intimate bedroom or sprawling suite, you’ll be treated with private terraces and exclusive views of the Borghese Palace Gardens. And for all family travelers out there, take note. The hotel offers babysitting services, extra beds and cribs, laundry, and free breakfast for the whole family. It’s also an entirely smoke-free property. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: City Center

Villa Spalletti Trivelli Rome Italy

Villa Spalletti Trivelli - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

This 14-room boutique hotel is the perfect home base with which to explore Rome’s top attractions, including the nearby shopping districts of Via del Corso and Via Condotti, the Piazza del Quirinale, and the Trevi Fountain. The refined yet intimate “drawing rooms” are outfitted in dark mahogany wood and furnished with genuine antiques and floor-to-ceiling bookcases, with rooms ranging from standard doubles to apartments and garden luxury suites. The Rooftop Terrace—with hot tubs, light bites, and drinks—is the perfect pre-dinner, golden hour spot to indulge in a dose of opulence on your vacation. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Monti

Hotel De Russie in Rome Italy

Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie

The crown jewel of the Rocco Forte hotel empire, Hotel de Russie sits between two of Rome’s most revered piazzas—Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps—on Via del Babuino. It has attracted a host of famous and influential guests over the years due to its stylish interiors, paradisiacal gardens, and fine dining—in fact, the French poet Jean Cocteau dubbed it "paradise on earth" in 1917. Indulge in an expertly crafted martini, an aperitivo in the Secret Garden, or an all-day spa session. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Piazza del Popolo

Hotel de la Ville in Rome Italy

Rocco Forte Hotel De La Ville

Sitting atop the iconic Spanish Steps, Hotel de la Ville is a taste of contemporary, Roman luxury, overlooking centuries of history.
With rooms designed by Olga Polizzi and Tommaso Ziffer, this hotel offers the best in comfort and Italian glamour. Sit with a drink in the elegant vermouth bar with panoramas of Rome to keep you company. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Trevi / Ludovisi

Best Hotels in Rome - High-End

Average price: €500 - €1000/night

The Inn at the Roman Forum is just a few steps from some of most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

The Inn at the Roman Forum

A foliage-draped door on a pedestrian alley reminiscent of a Tuscan village opens into one of Rome's most attractive designer-boutique offerings. The Forum's 17 bedrooms have cascading brocades around four-poster beds, and marble cladding in bathrooms supplied with luxurious toiletries. You'll eat breakfast on a fourth-floor terrace with a heart-stopping view across the Roman Forum. An excavated Roman cryptoporticus in the cellar gives the place an exclusive, ancient feel. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Ancient Rome


Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Recently dropping "Hilton" from its name as part of its Waldorf-Astoria Collection rebranding, this 1960s classic on lofty Monte Mario may be a fair hike from the sights (a 20-minute taxi ride to the Vatican, for instance), but there's regular shuttle-bus service, and the payback is the amazing view over the centro storico—plus the city's largest hotel pool, attached to a huge spa and fitness center. The 370 rooms are lushly decorated, all with balconies, and even the standard Deluxe doubles feel spacious. But for the full luxury experience, check into one of the suites, or any of the Imperial Rooms on the top two floors; the latter feature more opulent decor, choicer fabrics, a dedicated Imperial Club bar and breakfast room, and even a separate elevator, which whisks guests straight up past the plebs—and as you'd expect, the penthouse is pretty spectacular, too, with some of the best views in the city. The eighth floor hosts La Pergola restaurant, fiefdom of German super-chef Heinz Beck. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Monte Mario / Vatican

Crossing Condotti High-End Hotels in Rome

Crossing Condotti

This traditionally elegant property within walking distance of the Spanish Steps feels more like a chic, residential townhouse than a hotel. You’ll become fast friends with their two concierges, Davide and Francesco. You’ll marvel at the work of featured Italian artists in the rooms and throughout the corridors, and you won’t mind that there’s just a stairwell and no elevator—indeed an indelible part of the small luxury hotel’s historic charm. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: City Center/Central Rome

The First Luxury Art Hotel Rome

The First Roma Arte

An art-lover’s hideout in the heart of Rome, rooms at The First Roma Arte feel like a traveler’s personal gallery and are outfitted with works by acclaimed local Italian artists such as Alessandra Amici, Fabrizio Campanella, and Giacinto Occhionero. The roof of this 200-year-old, former 19th-century nobleman’s palace, Acquaroof, offers sweeping, panoramic views of the city. For dinner, don’t miss the refined Mediterranean cuisine at Michelin-starred Acquolina (the Scampi Linguine with Raspberry Vinegar, Black Garlic, and Artichoke caught our eye, as did the Red Mullet with Cherry and Hibiscus).  MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Piazza del Popolo

Best Hotels in Rome - Mid-Range

Average price: €300 - €500/night

Relais Orso Hotel in Rome Italy

Relais Orso

Location-wise, it doesn’t get much better than the Piazza Navona/Pantheon area where Relais Orso is located. What’s more, it’s just a short walk (about eight minutes) from Via Condotti and Piazza di Spagna, Rome’s exclusive shopping district. And with a comfortable, modern room design and rooftop garden, the property offers a welcome respite after a long day out and about in Rome. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Piazza Navona/Pantheon

Capo d'Africa mid range hotel in Rome Italy

Hotel Capo D'Africa

Nestled on a quiet side street just five minutes from the Colosseum and Roman Forum, Hotel Capo D’Africa is the ideal home base from which to explore historic Rome. Guest rooms are bright and spacious and, in addition to all the bells and whistles modern travelers have come to expect (24-hour reception, free WiFi, gym), there’s a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy breakfast with a not-too-shabby view of the Colosseum. For families, there’s babysitting services and cribs available upon request, connection rooms, and a large playground (Piazza Celimontana) not too far away. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Ancient Rome


Donna Camilla Savelli - VRetreats

This seventeenth-century convent in Trastevere was designed by one of the great Baroque architects, Francesco Borromini, and has all the play of convex and concave shapes for which the architect is celebrated: soaring archways decorated in bas-relief in the bar area and a refectory complete with a lofty coffered ceiling, dark boiserie, and a pulpit where matins were read. The 99 rooms are soberly done (although the beds are sumptuous), with many of the convent's antiques and Baroque architectural flourishes. The garden cloister, with its magnolia tree, camellias, jasmine, rooftop terrace, and smaller Cloister of the Angel, provides outdoor space where guests can enjoy the monastic tranquility. What saves the property from too much gravitas is the hospitality of the exceptional staff. MAKE A RESERVATION

Neighborhood: Trastevere

For a complete guide to Rome's must-see sights, must-eat food and drink, and must-visit neighborhoods, look no further than our complete travel guide.

Interested in weighing the benefits and trade-offs of other Rome hotels not on this list (Six Senses Rome, Umiltà 36, Hotel Martis Palace, The St. Regis Rome, Portrait Roma - Lungarno Collection, J.K. Place Roma)? That's what your personal trip designer is here for. For more ideas on how to enjoy Rome, check out one of our Italy sample itineraries here.

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