Best Beds and Breakfasts in Rome

Staying in a Bed and Breakfast is the Perfect Way to Live Like a Local in Rome!

Sick and tired of staying in big and stuffy chain hotels every time you travel? If you're looking to live Rome like a local, staying in a Bed and Breakfast is your best option when it comes to accommodations. When it comes to B&Bs in the Eternal City, they come in all shapes and sizes. If you're looking for something a bit more intimate and a family-style atmosphere and freshly made breakfast, Al Colonnato di San Pietro and Nicolo III a San Pietro are the perfect choices for you.

Besides saving money on lodgings, staying in a bed and breakfast opens you to a world of friendly hosts looking to give you that special insider information on things to do and where to eat. But most of all, you'll see Rome, through the eyes of a local which offers travelers an experience that's absolutely priceless. The best part about staying in a B&B means you don't have to give up the idea of staying in a central location or doing without the modern comforts of home like internet. Staying at the Town House Fontana Di Trevi Rome and DaySleeper will make you feel like you're staying in an intimate boutique hotel. For a list of some of the top B&Bs in the city, check out the reviews from 10Best.


The Home in Rome Kosher Bed and Breakfast is the perfect little B&B for those looking to keep kosher during their vacation in Rome. The B&B is located in the Piazza Bologna district of Rome near the Italian university, La Sapienza in a residential neighborhood. It is also conveniently located on the Metro B line (Stop Name: Bologna) and near a mini-market, butcher, bakery and restaurant that serve kosher food and other items. The B&B's amenities include: TV, spacious rooms, WiFi and a computer with internet access for guest to use that left theirs at home. Though the B&B isn't centrally located, it is just a few stops on the Metro B line from Termini station. The breakfast, which is vegetarian and kosher includes a delicious pie made by the hostess Eva. BUS: 93, 62. METRO: Bologna

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Tolentino suites offer elegantly styled rooms at affordable prices in the centro storico of Rome. The various locations of this B&B are strategically positioned near and around Rome's most beloved attractions: the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Barberini and the Colosseum. The amenities include: breakfast served in your room, satellite TV, air conditioning, electronic safe, frigobar and wireless internet access. The rooms are luxuriously furnished with hard wood floors, characteristic wooden beamed ceilings, fitted sheets and jacuzzi-style bathtubs. BUS: 80, 52, 53, 491. METRO: Spagna, Barberini, Colosseo.

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The Relais Casa della Fornarina offers guests a romantic stay in the heart of picturesque Trastevere. The rooms are clean, comfortable and follow a contemporary design. Its amenities include: frigobar, double-glazed windows, safe, plasma TV, air conditioning and WiFi. A special touch extended by the owners of this B&B, is constant fresh coffee, tea and cookies available for its guests. The heart-warming owner, Sonia also goes the extra mile in making suggestions on sights to see and which mom-and-pop trattorie to try. There are dozens sprinkled about in the area! BUS: H, 125. TRAM: 8.

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The Daysleeper is a design B&B located near Rome's main transportation hub, Termini train station. The B&B is a relatively new lodging, created in 2010 with the idea of hosting travelers looking for a smart and savvy sense of style. The rooms (there are only 4 of them) are modernly furnished with warm colors, quality linens and the amenities include satellite TV, mini-fridge, air conditioning, WiFi and if you're lucky, you'll land the room with a jacuzzi-style bathtub. The breakfast which is abundant, includes fantastic cakes and muffins freshly baked by the owner. BUS: 40, 64. METRO: Termini

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Arco del Lauro is a lovely B&B situated in a an antique palazzo dating back to the 1700s on the quieter side of Trastevere. Staying in this neighborhood feels like living in a charming medieval village. The amenities include: modernly furnished rooms with hard wood floors, air conditioning, satellite TV and WiFi. Breakfast is arranged with a bar located in the adorable little piazza nearby. If you didn't bring your computer with you, the B&B also has a computer with internet access for guests to use during their stay. BUS: 23, H. TRAM: 8.

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For an upscale Bed and Breakfast with luxury furnishings, Town House Fontana di Trevi is your place. The B&B is situated in an antique palazzo dating back to the 16th century and is positioned within the vicinity of the Trevi Fountain and in the heart where some of Rome's best shopping is to be had. The rooms are elegantly furnished with hard wood floors, quality linens, flat screen TVs, air conditioning and wireless internet. The location of this B&B is so convenient as it's in the heart of the centro storico and makes seeing the sights on foot really easy. BUS 53, 52, 492. METRO: Barberini, Spagna.

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If you're looking to live the dolce vita, look no further than Cenci B & B. The posh bed and breakfast is located just up the street from the Trevi Fountain (don't forget to throw coin in!) and a short walking distance from the Metro stop Barberini, which makes moving around Rome comfortable. Strangely, as close as this b&b is to all of the tourist traffic from the Trevi Fountain, noise is never an issue at night when sleeping. Amenities include: flat screen TVs, private bathrooms, mini-bar, safe, internet and modern furnishings. BUS: 80, 53, 52. METRO: Barberini.

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Nicolo III a San Pietro is a bright and cheery bed & breakfast located near Vatican City. The neighborhood is quiet and serene, the perfect location for those looking for a little bit of tranquility during their vacation. The accommodations are clean and the rooms are decorated with bright yellow, red and orange colors. The amenities include: satellite TV, air conditioning and a kettle for guests to make tea and/or coffee. The B & B is just a 5 minute walking distance from St. Peter's Basilica and a short bus ride from the centro storico of Rome. The breakfast is particularly pleasant here as it includes homemade cake baked by the owner Francesca. BUS: 64, 571, 916.

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If you're looking for a clean, comfortable B&B with top-notch services, then Daphne Inn Veneto is the perfect place for you. The B&B is located in a prime spot just around the corner from Piazza Barberini where there is a big bus hub, metro stop (Barberini) and taxi stand. All three come in handy for moving around Rome. The Daphne is also just a short distance on foot from sights such as the Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna. Amenities include: modernly furnished rooms, safe, WiFi, fridge, a kettle for tea and coffee and even a cellphone for guests to use during their stay. Another plus is that there's an elevator in the building. This is a huge plus as the Daphne is located on the third floor and many buildings in the centro don't typically have an elevator. BUS: 52, 53, 80, 492. METRO: Barberini

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Located just a stone's throw away from St. Peter's Square and Basilica is a sweet little B & B that has been showing guests a good time for years. The B & B is situated in a palazzo from the 1800s and consists of just three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Rooms are simply but modernly furnished. The rooms' amenities include: a mini-fridge, safe and air conditioning. The B & B is just a 3-minute walk from St. Peter's Square and a short bus ride (5 minutes) to the main attractions and sights (Castel Sant' Angelo and Piazza Navona). If you're looking for suggestions on where to eat or for things to do, just ask Rosa Maria. She's the owner and is always willing to go the extra mile for her guests. BUS: 64 or 571.

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A 1999 trip to the Bel Paese and a kiss from an Italian boy made Nicole fall in love with Rome. Not being able to stop thinking about cappuccinos and her Italian amore, Nicole Arriaga packed...  More About Nicole