One of the most popular areas to stay in Rome, most travelers look for the best hotels in Rome city center when planning a trip to Italy’s capital. In the city center, you can find a huge range of accommodations, including some of the very best hotels in Rome.
Depending on your budget and travel preferences, you can find pretty nice accommodation around Rome’s most important landmarks such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Campo de’ Fiori, and the Trevi Fountain.
In this guide, you will find the top hotels in central Rome divided by category and budget. Including the hotels with a view, accommodation near the Colosseum, near the Spanish Steps. We will list the best hotels for historic sightseeing and first-time visitors to Rome Centro Storico.
Best hotels in central Rome for sightseeing near the top attractions
Whether it’s your first trip to Rome or you are an aficionado, chances are you would look for the best hotels in central Rome. Find below the top accommodation in Rome city center. Whether you are looking for budget options, 5-star Rome hotels, mid-range stays, or bed and breakfasts, we got you covered.
Five-star hotels in Rome city center
Elizabeth Unique Hotel
Stylish and artsy 5-star hotel near the Spanish Steps, Elizabeth Unique Hotel is set in a 17th-century building and offers sophisticated rooms and suites. They are all decorated with a charming blend of historic and modern design and feature exclusive facilities such as a pillow menu, tablet, LED TV with satellite channels in the bedroom and in the bathroom, tea and coffee-making machine with a selection of tea and infusions.
Some suites include amenities like their own private sauna, a fireplace or a whirlpool bathtub. The hotel has also mansions detached from the main building and located some 10 meters away.
Every morning, the breakfast includes gourmet Italian and international options to welcome guests from the world over.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
This elegant 5-star boutique hotel is cleverly located in Rome’s central Ludovisi neighborhood next to the cosmopolitan Via Veneto and the scenic Villa Borghese urban park.
The rooms of Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese are decorated in classic style and feature the brand’s MyBed, a marble bathroom with Hermès toiletries, a large flat-screen TV, and a well-equipped minibar. Some rooms feature panoramic views of the city.
Renovated by French architect Jean-Phillipe Nuel in 2019, the hotel blends Italian and French cultures. Guests can enjoy innovative Roman recipes at Settimo, the beautiful garden-themed rooftop lounge restaurant boasting beautiful views over Villa Borghese and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
There is no shortage of 5-star hotels in Rome city center, and Villa Spalletti Trivelli is a great option.
Located in the exclusive Rione Monti, this luxury accommodation in central Rome is close to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, and other major landmarks. With most attractions and several great restaurants being within an easy walking reach, you will hardly need public transport.
The spacious rooms have a classic and elegant décor with antique furniture and a contemporary style. They all include a living room, satellite LCD TV, closet, and minibar. The private bathrooms are large and well-equipped with all comforts, including bathrobes and slippers.
Guests can enjoy a rich Italian and international breakfast that when the weather allows is served in the garden. Among the hotel’s facilities are a spa, a Turkish bath, and a well-fitted wellness center. The gym has free access.
J.K. Place Roma
Conveniently located between the Spanish Steps and the Tiber River, J.K. Place Roma is one of the best luxury hotels in Rome city center.
Here you can find everything you would expect from a luxury hotel. Professional staff, large and opulent rooms, excellent buffet breakfast with options for food intolerance, a quality Italian and international restaurant.
The soundproof rooms feature comfortable beds dressed in high-quality linen, air conditioning, TV with satellite channels, minibar, coffee machine. The large marble bathrooms have a spacious shower, bathrobes, slippers and courtesy set.
The Master rooms were designed by architect Michele Bonan and boast canopy beds, double-basin bathrooms and a comfortable sitting area.
Portrait Roma – Lungarno Collection
Near the Spanish Steps, this is one of the best 5 star hotels in Rome city center in a very prestigious location. Most landmarks are all-around within a pleasant stroll reach and so are good restaurants and coffee shops.
Portrait Roma is a collection of luxury studio apartments in central Rome. Embellished with an elegant modern design and featuring iPad and iPod docking station, it has a well-fitted kitchen with microwave and dishwasher.
The spacious bathrooms are complete with bathrobes and courtesy set by Salvatore Ferragamo. A rich continental breakfast is served every morning directly in your room.
Close to Piazza di Spagna and Via dei Condotti, this luxury hotel in central Rome is perfect for those who are in the city for sightseeing and shopping.
A blend of traditional and contemporary makes this a very stylish five-star accommodation in Rome city center. Formerly the house annexed to the noble Borghese Palace, Hotel Vilòn today offers a sophisticated Rome stay.
Enshrined in a historical palace are 18 luxury rooms recently renovated, charmingly furnished and equipped with modern comforts, including a complimentary minibar with soft drinks. All rooms boast a large marble bathroom with a spacious shower and toilette area.
The Suites include a sitting room and a studio separated from the bedroom.
A buffet American breakfast is served every morning and included in the rates. The in-house restaurant serves Mediterranean and Roman cuisine.
Boutique hotels in Rome city centre
Chapter Roma Hotel
This is a fancy and artsy four-star boutique hotel where you can get the feel of a five-star. Rooms are decorated with a minimalist style and common spaces evoke the characters of contemporary artists such as the Italian Alice Pasquini and Willy Verginer.
All accommodations boast modern bathrooms with an exclusive courtesy set and large shower, free WiFi, Smart TV and city or private courtyard view. Some rooms enjoy a sitting area, some rooms have their own private bar and the large suite is also a lounge area.
The common areas include a bar for drinks, smoothies and juices, and the Market for a casual meal. The morning breakfast is buffet-style.
Albergo Lunetta near Campo de’ Fiori
Located right behind Campo de’ Fiori, Hotel Lunetta is a pleasant boutique hotel in Rome city center for couples and honeymooners.
Rooms are large and comfortable, bathrooms modern and well-fitted, and the service professional and attentive. Some rooms can be connected to become large family suites, making this a great option for a kid and a baby-friendly hotel in Rome. In the afternoon, couples and honeymooners will find some fresh fruits and chocolate in their rooms.
The hotel has also a spa organized in historical settings. Here you can book a water route with sauna, whirlpool bathtub and Turkish bath, and a range of massage and beauty treatments.
The breakfast is rich and diverse. Served on the ground floor near the entrance in winter, it moves to the terrace in the warm season.
Dharma Boutique Hotel & Spa
This opulent 4-star boutique hotel in central Rome is in the exclusive Rione Monti, so perfect for those who are planning to visit the Colosseum first thing in the morning. The accommodations include both rooms and suites and feature amenities such as Lavazza tea and coffee-making machine, WiFi, air-conditioning/heating system, and a fully equipped private bathroom.
At this romantic hotel in Rome city center, guests can also enjoy first-class facilities such as the Jacuzzi, the sauna and the Turkish bath of the cozy spa, or the panoramic terrace to enjoy a city view with a drink.
Mario de’ Fiori 37
Located near Piazza di Spagna, this lovely boutique hotel in central Rome is set in a 17th-century building. In its luxury suites tradition perfectly blends with a contemporary style.
Each suite is an elegant private apartment featuring modern comforts like TV, minibar, electric kettle and coffee machine, air conditioning. Special treats like Frette bed linen and marble bathrooms decorated with handmade mosaics add value.
Breakfast is optional and can be included with an extra fee and had at a nearby property.
Nerva Boutique Hotel
A charming boutique hotel in Rome city center, Nerva is a great place to stay for sightseeing. Located literally a few steps from Via dei Fori Imperiali, this accommodation in central Rome is in a great location for reaching the relics of the ancient city such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Caracalla Baths. It’s well-served by public transport as it’s very close to the metro (Colosseo stop, line B) and several buses
The hotel itself offers a contemporary design and attention to detail in both the rooms and the bathrooms, which are in marble and include a crystal shower box. Perks like HD flat-screen TV with satellite channels, independent air-conditioning/heating system, safe and minibar add to the comforts.
The Fifteen Keys Hotel, 4-star hotel in central Rome
Located in the Rione Monti quarter not far from the Esquilino area, this is one of the exclusive 4 star hotels in Rome city center. In the near surroundings are places like Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana basilicas towards the Esquilino neighborhood. While if you head towards Termini, an important museum to visit is the Museo Nazionale Romano set in the ancient Baths of Diocletian.
Food-wise, this is a place where restaurants and eateries abound. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the guilt-free cakes of Grezzo, raw-vegan pastry shop and lab. Among the other places to try are Panella bakery (Via Merulana 54), Da Danilo traditional Roman restaurant (Via Petrarca 13), and Regoli pastry shop for the Roman maritozzi.
The hotel has 15 rooms each with its own furnishing and decoration style, minimalist and contemporary. Rooms provide modern comforts like minibar, independent air-conditioning, WIFI, LCD TV with satellite channels, kettle and private bathroom with courtesy set by Malin+Goetz.
Budget hotels in Rome city center
Tritone Top House
With minimalist room décor and modern bathrooms, Tritone Top House is one of the favorite budget places to stay in Rome city center. While it’s not as cheap as the other solutions listed below, this hotel’s rates start from 142 euro per night for a double room for up to three guests, even though sometimes hotel deals on Booking set the price to less than 100 euro four a double.
Alongside free WIFI, complimentary tea and coffee supplies, fridge, flat-screen TV present in every room, the apartments of this property include also a fully-equipped kitchen. Rates for the apartments start from 147 for two guests, 167 for three and 177 for four.
Given the position, the services and the facilities, this is a pretty smart budget accommodation in Rome city center if you don’t feel like staying too far from the tourist buzz or spending too much time on public transport.
Il Covo B&B, budget accommodation in Rome city centre
This is one of the favorite budget hotels in central Rome ten minutes from the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia. From this bed and breakfast in central Rome, most major landmarks are within easy walking reach.
All around the area you will find bars, gelato and coffee shops, restaurants for your dinner out. Plus, it’s well-served by public transport (metro B with Cavour station and several buses) to reach other areas also in the evening.
The exclusive location, the comforts of the room and the elegant décor of the rooms for prices starting from 113 euro for a double bedroom make this one of the top budget hotels in the city center.
All rooms feature a private bathroom, TV, fridge and air conditioning. The breakfast is included and is served at a local coffee shop in Piazza Madonna dei Monti some three minutes walk from your hotel.
Glance in Rome, B&B in the central Rione Monti
This is a favorite bed and breakfast in the central Rome Monti neighborhood. Close to Via Nazionale and Cavour metro station on line B, this B&B is served also by a wide range of buses like 64, 40, 70, 170. In the surroundings, you will also find plenty of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. Historic attractions are also very easy to reach either walking or with public transport.
The B&B in central Rome features all the modern comforts such as a private bathroom, flatscreen TV with satellite channels, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities, air-conditioning/heating system, safe and free WIFI.
Rates start from 146 € for a double room without refund options or 166 € if you want to book with a refund option. If you are looking for great but not too expensive hotels in Rome city center, check this one out.
Residenza Venti Settembre
Located in the Sallustiano quarter not far from Termini station, Repubblica, Via Nazionale, Via Veneto and Villa Borghese, this is one of the favorite budget hotels in Rome city center for its position, the new and elegant rooms complete with all comforts and the helpful staff.
Prices start from 181 euro for a double room with two guests or 178 with one guest in high season, while when it’s lower season prices can start from 123 for a double with two guests.
All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, WIFI, writing desk, private bathroom, tea and coffee-making facilities. Breakfast is not provided but around the hotel are several bars and coffee shops. Nearby is also Pinsere, one of my favorite places for a Roman traditional pizza al taglio, and Come Il Latte for one of the best gelato in Rome.
Casa Fabbrini Boutique B&B
This is a slightly more expensive accommodation option but not a boutique hotel, yet a boutique B&B right close to the Spanish Steps. Hardly in need of any description, this area is one of the most exclusive if you are looking for a Rome hotel in the city center.
The position, the lovely interior decoration, the rooms, the modern private bathrooms and the service are what sets the rates to start from 250 euro for a double bedroom with Italian and international breakfast included.
Rooms feature flat-screen TV, balcony, free WIFI, complimentary courtesy set, hairdryer and air conditioning.
Cheap hotels in Rome city centre
LHG Comfy Rooms, cheap hotel in central Rome
This is a guesthouse in central Rome located some ten minutes walk from Via Veneto and Villa Borghese Park from the entrance close to the great museum Galleria Borghese.
The location of the inn is quite an office area, so don’t be surprised if many places are open mainly on weekdays. And don’t worry, you will find plenty open also on the weekend. Nearby, you can also visit Quartiere Coppedè, one of Rome’s hidden gems, and try some lovely eateries like Smor for street food-style Scandinavian delicacies.
This guesthouse provides all the basic services for a comfortable stay such as private bathroom, flat-screen TV, free WIFI, laptop-size safe, minibar. Standard rooms look at the main road while Deluxe rooms feature a private balcony and a view of the property’s garden.
Rates start from 101 euro for a double room. Breakfast is optional and can be included with an extra fee of 3,50 and had at a nearby bar.
Easy to reach with public transport, it’s 10 minutes from Castro Pretorio metro station line B and close to several buses (38, 63, 80, 83, 89, 92, 223, 360).
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Soggiorno Downtown, a favourite cheap hotel in Rome city centre
Located in Via Cavour close to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this is one of the best places to stay in Rome for sightseeing, especially the ancient ruins being very easy to reach on foot. Trevi Fountain is about 15 minutes walk away, while the Pantheon and Piazza Navona some 20 minutes of pleasant stroll through the city center.
Rooms are simple but modern and spacious, and so is the bathroom, complete with shower and hairdryer. The breakfast, with both sweet and savory options, is served in the room.
In the surroundings of your hotel you will find plenty of restaurants, shops, bars, as well as landmarks worth visiting such as San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica, very close, and Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana basilicas some 10 minutes walk away. Most of them are beautiful and lesser-visited churches in Rome.
Roma Veneto Relais, cheap accommodation in Rome city centre
Close to Villa Borghese, Barberini and Via Veneto, this cheap hotel in Rome city center is in the Sallustiano neighborhood. Not far from Termini station either, all around you can find nice restaurants, a great pizza place by the slice (Pinsere, Via Flavia 98) and one of the very best gelato places in Rome, Come Il Latte (Via Silvio Spaventa 24/26).
Even though a pretty central location, the rates of this accommodation in Rome are pretty reasonable, starting from 104 euro for a double bedroom, breakfast included.
Decorated with a modern design, rooms provide all the necessary facilities for a pleasant stay, such as flatscreen TV with satellite channels, private bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee-making equipment. The breakfast is buffet-style and includes both sweet and savory options.