Plush beds, cool and contemporary furnishings in a setting like the Roman Forum and the Colosseum? Not too shabby. That's exactly why this hotel gets booked up fast. Being in the heart of Ancient Rome is the real deal breaker, but having pluses like sleek furniture, cozy state-of-the-art bathtubs and a fancy fitness center doesn't hurt either. How about waking up and sipping on a delicious cappuccino with your breakfast on the hotel's rooftop terrace? Guests that stay here also take advantage of the rooftop to soak in the glorious setting at sunset over a glass of wine. BUS: 87, 571. METRO: Colosseo
Situated on a side street just off of one of Rome's romantic streets, Via Coronari, known for its wide array of antique shops and galleries, is the classy and affordable Palazzo Taverna. The furnishings in all Palazzo Taverna's 11 rooms are chic with smart wallpaper prints. What's so nice about this tiny budget boutique hotel is that one has virtually all of the major sights at their fingertips and doesn't have to spend a fortune to stay here either. While there is no dining room here, breakfast can be delivered to your room each morning. BUS: 30, 40, 46, 64.
Staying at Residence Candia is like staying at your very own home away from home. This quaint but comfortable hotel is located only just steps away from the Vatican Museums. The residence has both hotel-style rooms all complete with small kitchenettes and larger apartment-style accommodations. The decor is simple, clean and comfortable. The landlord and the staff are very friendly and are always willing to go the extra mile to help their clients. One of the perks of staying here is that sometimes the landlord organizes parties and raffles free tickets to the papal mass. BUS: 492. METRO: Cipro, Ottaviano.
Welcome to a lush green oasis and luxurious retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Those who stay at the Rome Cavalieri, don't stay here because they want to be at the center of it all. In fact, the luxury hotel isn't very well-connected at all to the centro storico of Rome. But with a sheek outdoor swimming pool, a world-class spa, and the exclusive Michelin star-rated La Pergola rooftop restaurant with million-dollar views of Rome; who needs to be right on the map? Besides, the hotel has a shuttle that transports its guests to and from their hotel to the city center at their convenience. With plush amenities like these, no one's even counting the mileage.
Guests keep coming back to the Daphne Veneto because it offers top-notch service, they know they can rely on. The cute little B & B is perfectly located just a short walk from the Trevi Fountain. It offers guest clean contemporary style rooms with quality linens and fluffy comfortable comforters. Unlike many other small hotels and B&Bs in the center, the Daphne Veneto has an elevator, which is a prized amenity especially for those with many bags. The Daphne also has a comfortable sitting area, lending library and Wireless internet throughout the hotel. BUS: 492, 80, 52, 53 METRO: Barberini.
If comfortable furnishings are what you're looking for with a quiet, central location, look no further than Albergo Santa Chiara. This 3-star hotel is situated just a hop, skip and a jump from the magnificent monument, the Pantheon. The hotel also faces the superb Piazza Minerva and is just a short walking distance from the beautiful Piazza Navona. Location, location, location. Wat makes Albergo Santa Chiara so popular is the fact that has been operated by the same family, the Corteggiani family for several generations. The staff and owners give off a warm and friendly feel to each of their guests who decide to stay at the Santa Chiara. The hotel's rich breakfast buffet has always been a hit with its customers. Those looking for something a little more homey or require a little more extra room, should inquire about the private apartments that Albergo Santa Chiara also rents out to its guests. BUS: 40, 64, 916, 46.
If you're looking for a change of pace and would like to stay close to Rome on the outskirts, Park Hotel Villa Grazioli in Frascati is the perfect escape! The hotel is located in a small town in the Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) area of Lazio just about a half hour away from Rome. This four-star luxury hotel is situated in a 16th century villa in the hillside of Frascati. The hotel has one of the most spectacular views of the Roman countryside. Inside the villa, one can capture a glimpse of the magnificent frescoes and artworks by Ciampell, Carracci and Pannini. Villa Grazioli also has a wonderful restaurant where tourists can dine in the evening.
Staying at Margutta 54 boutique hotel is like renting out your very own posh New York style apartment. What makes Margutta 54 apart from its fabulous location, situated on the quiet street of painters, is fabulous style and comfort. Though, it's set in a central location (between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo), the area couldn't be more peaceful and quieter. There are just 4 rooms at this hotel, all of which are modernly furnished in brown earthy tones. Amenities include flat screen TVs, Ipod charging docks, nespresso coffee machines (yum) and parquet wood floors. Another plus, is that both top floor rooms and bottom floors connect. Therefore, guests who want to rent out the entire floor for more space and privacy can certainly do so. METRO: Flaminio, Spagna.
The Aleph Hotel is hot, sexy and full of glamour and style. It's no wonder why all of the hipsters with money stay here. Around town, the Aleph is known as one of the best design hotel thanks to its sumptuous red and black overtones and stylish decor. The hotel was designed to portray a theme such as Dante's Divine Comedy. The ground floor where the lobby, bar and reception is where one walks through purgatory is. Meanwhile, the hotel's spa and Bar Angelo represent paradiso. The luxury five star hotel offers everything its elite customers are looking for including: luxury toiletries, exclusive access to their spa amenities, posh design and splashy parties on the roof top bar. If you can afford the best suite in the house, you even get your very jacuzzi on a private terrace! BUS: 80, 492, 53, 52. METRO: Barberini
When it comes to personalized service and over-the-top luxury, no one comes quite close to the Hotel Hassler. The luxury hotel has a long tradition in giving its faithful customers who run the gamut from royalty to rockstars, a personal touch in everything they do. The Hotel Hassler is family owned and operated and is situated just atop the Spanish Steps at Piazza Trinit-- dei Monti. The rooms follow an elegant, classic design. The Hassler is also home to the world famous, Im--go restaurant, one of the first roof-top restaurants with a panoramic view to open up in Rome. METRO: Spagna