Our Favorite Hotels and B&Bs in Rome

These are our very favorite historic hotels and B&Bs.


Hotel Villa Pinciana

Hotel ****

What a find! This elegant fully-serviced hotel charges the same price as many unattended B&Bs, with so much more to make it memorable. Especially great for those arriving by car (there is free gated parking, almost unheard of in central Rome), or those arriving/leaving by rental car (it is one block from the agencies). The gracious mansion, which was the official guest house of the US Embassy until only three years ago, has its own garden, patio and roof terrace, close to Via Veneto and just a 10-minute walk from the Spanish Steps. The Metro and the Borghese Galleries are only minutes from the door. All 25 guest rooms are beautifully furnished with parquet or carpeted floors and offer free internet, good satellite TV, mini bar, great air conditioning and a marble en suite bath with tub and/or shower. The Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and small fitness room are a welcome bonus, as is the six-star breakfast and most of all, the round-the-clock presence of the warm personable staff. Read more....

Relais Trevi 41


Just 150 yards from Trevi Fountain, in a 19th-century building surrounded by shops, restaurants and ice cream parlors. The 14 luxury guestrooms have a classic design with modern amenities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a 32" LCD TV. Each one has a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries, and some have a hydro-massage shower. Continental breakfast is served in the room each morning. The stairs are like a tower and there is no elevator, but the front desk is open 24 hours a day and staff can help you with bags. If you have trouble with any kind of stairs, do not book the annex rooms. Read more....

Antico Palazzo di Roma

Hotel ***

Good budget hotel across the street from Santa Maria Maggiore, convenient to the station, buses and subway. Excellent courtyard restaurant; elevator; air conditioning; good amenities. Read more....

Rome Hotel Genova

Hotel ****

Ultra-modern hotel with amenities galore; between the rail station and the Coliseum; restaurant; elevator; a/c; satellite TV; Internet access. Read more....


Four Rivers Suites


In the historic center just 200 yards from Piazza Navona. Free Wi-Fi throughout its six air-conditioned rooms, all elegantly decorated with attention to details. Each comes with an LCD TV, an electric kettle, and an en suite bathroom. Deluxe rooms boast a private balcony overlooking Rome's rooftops, while all the suites have a furnished seating area. Breakfast consists of a rich continental-style buffet with hot and cold drinks. On request breakfast also can be served in the comfort of your own room. On arrival you will also receive a free bottle of wine to welcome you. Read more....

Giulia Townhouse


On the banks of the Tiber River, this beautifully restored and decorated townhouse occupies the second and third floors of a 1920s building next to Ponte Sisto bridge, a 15-20 minute walk to everything. It offers three bright and spacious air-conditioned rooms, each featuring an LCD TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, a kettle, fridge and private bathroom with a great shower. There is also a shared living room where you can enjoy an Italian breakfast including fruit and cakes. The property is very clean and comfortable, and even though on a busy street, the building and windows keep sound out (if you are really sensitive, ask for a Via Giulia side room). The location is safe, and the patio is a nice treat with a wonderful view. Read more....

Locanda Colosseo


Just 400 yards from the Coliseum, five minutes from the Forum and even closer to the Metro, this inn run by Riccardo and his lovely parents offers six air-conditioned rooms individually decorated with attention to details. They feature comfortable beds with Memory Foam mattresses, a minibar and a kettle for preparing hot drinks, free Wi-Fi, LCD satellite TV, and a private bathroom with toiletries, slippers, and showers with good water pressure (not always the case in hotels!). Most rooms are much bigger than the usual 'doubles' in Rome, and if you are a light sleeper, the staff even provides ear plugs!
Included in the stay is breakfast next door at a little bakery. Read more....

Cenci B&B


Just 50 yards from Trevi Fountain and a five-minute walk from Barberini Metro Station, this B&B occupies a quaint and comfortable apartment offering just three soundproofed rooms with minimalist décor, earth tones and elegant tiled floors. Each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, minibar, and a private bathroom with chromo-therapy. Read more....

Cardilli Luxury Rooms


In Rome's central via Milano, near the shops of Via Nazionale and the Opera House. This stylish B&B is on the 3rd floor of a historic noble building, offering just three spacious rooms with antique furniture and parquet floors. Each room comes with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and LCD TV, and some rooms feature a whirlpool tub. Breakfast provides a good selection of croissants, meats and eggs with coffee or tea and toast. Guests receive the keys to the building and the room. Read more....

Maison Giulia


In a historic building only minutes from Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona, and just 10 minutes walk from the Pantheon, making it an excellent location to get to the sites, but not a busy/noisy tourist area. The six rooms are decorated with bright colours, parquet floors and beamed ceilings, and all have air conditioning, Sky TV and en-suite bathrooms. There are also apartments just down the street, which include a fully-equipped kitchenette. A rich breakfast buffet is offered daily in the dining hall for all guests. Read more....

Residenza RomaCentro


Just 5 minutes walk from Via Veneto, this lovely, quiet residential hotel is set in a historic building dating back to 1870. It offers spacious and modern accommodations in the heart of Rome, only a short and pleasant walk from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, and boasts five rooms that are very pretty, clean and well appointed with cherry-wood furniture, wood floors and marble bathrooms. Some rooms overlook the back of the American Embassy, and all come with satellite TV and free high-speed Internet access. Read more....

Residenza Torre Colonna


A very unique B&B housed inside a medieval tower! The location is right in the center of Rome, between the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain, and the rooftop terrace (equipped with tables and chairs, sun loungers and a jacuzzi) offers views over the most ancient part of the city. Although the tower is almost 800 years old, the interior was recently renovated so everything is new, stylish, clean, and in excellent condition. Each of the nine rooms features an LCD TV, a touch-screen PC, and a Nespresso machine with free tea and coffee. The bathrooms have hydromassage showers or baths. Breakfast is tip-top, including fresh fruits and berries, home-made sausages and cakes, cold cuts or cheese, served overlooking Trajan's Column and Il Vittoriano. Guests also enjoy free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Read more....

Residenza Gens Julia


Overlooking Largo Argentina (part of the archaeological site where Julius Caesar died), just five minutes walk from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, the residence offers five spacious, fully air conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs in the heart of historic Rome. Breakfast is not included in the price, but complimentary coffee, toast with jam, pastry and juice are served in your room daily. The residence is set on the 3rd floor of a historic building with lift, but this does not always work so it may not be suitable for elderly or disabled guests. Read more....

Rome Vatican Suite


Just a 4-minute walk from Ottaviano Metro Station and 650 yards from the Vatican Museums. All five air-conditioned rooms boast parquet floors and monochrome décor, and come with a flat-screen TV and a tea/coffee maker, as well as a private bathroom complete with hairdryer and comfortable slippers. Breakfast is continental style, with cold meats, cheeses and croissants. Read more....

Relais Maddalena


In one of the most beautiful areas of Rome's historic quarter, a short walk from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, this family-run relais combines Old World charm with contemporary comfort. The decor is just quirky enough to make it memorable. The six elegant, spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature a contemporary design, hardwood floors, satellite flat-screen TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi and complimentary mini-bar. Some rooms overlook Piazza Della Maddalena and some the Pantheon. The rooms are immaculate and offer excellent mattresses. Continental buffet breakfast can be enjoyed each morning in the breakfast room with views of the Piazza. Read more....

La Mongolfiera Rooms


On the fourth floor of a 17th-century building with elevator, this guesthouse is right in Rome's historic center, in a restricted-traffic area just around the corner from Piazza Navona. You can walk to the Vatican in around 15 minutes. The five rooms offer modern light-wood furniture, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV,  a mini-bar, a digital safe, and an electric kettle with tea and coffee facilities. Each room has its own private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. A simple Italian breakfast is served at two bars nearby. The front desk is open between 9 am and 10 pm but assistance, and English, are minimal. Read more....

Spagna Royal Suite


300 yards from the Spanish Steps, on the fourth floor of a historic building, this guest house features a small, elegant reception with staff available 24 hours a day. The 11 stylish and soundproofed rooms have flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar, and a bathroom with very contemporary fixtures, a rain shower head, or chromotherapy, or even a sauna! Some rooms have mosaic details, others have parquet floors, beds are extremely comfortable and linens are of a high quality. More then enough outlets are provided for recharging your travel gadgets. Breakfast is served in a dining room. Read more....

Residenza al Saraceno


Set in a 17th-century building only 100 yards from Trevi Fountain and 500 yards from the Spanish Steps. The 16 air-conditioned rooms, suites and apartments come with parquet floors and wooden furniture, each featuring a laptop safe, free Wi-Fi, a 32” LCD TV with satellite channels and pay-per-view programs, and a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Suites and apartments come with either a kitchen or a kitchenette. Read more....

La Residenza dell'Angelo


Occupying a central location just 300 ft from the Tiber River and Castel Sant'Angelo, this B&B's six soundproofed rooms have elegant hardwood floors, light-colored walls and dark furniture. Amenities include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, a fridge and a private bathroom complete with a bathrobe. Ideal for independent travelers, because there is often no one at the front desk, and each morning you will receive a voucher for breakfast at a snack bar next door. Read more....

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