Finding a Boutique Hotel in Rome that's Right for You

It's hard to come to Italy and not have comfort, style and fashion on your mind. The same can be said for booking a boutique hotel in a city where locals have their best fashion foot forward. And Rome is no exception.

Unlike big chain hotels, boutique accomodations offer a sense of intimacy and privacy that's smart but not too stuffy either. The size of these hotels really differ. They can range anywhere from just 1 suite to nearly 100 rooms. A boutique hotel is often more appealing to travelers because of its unique amenities and services offered to customers. From haute couture fitted sheets and elegant furnishings to personalized concierge services and VIP tickets to exclusive shows and exhibits; if you're searching for the dolce vita in the eternal city, then look no further. You have arrived. 10Best has summed up a list of top-notch boutique hotels that certainly raise the bar on luxury lodging.

From the stylish design property Corso 281 to Palazzo Manfredi which features a roof top restaurant boasting the best un-obstructed view of the Colosseum. For art afficionados think Margutta 54 or The First Art Luxury Hotel and this list offers something boutique for all tastes and budgets. 

Portrait Suites
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If you've got fashion on your mind when booking your hotel stay in Rome, look no further than Portrait Suites. The luxury townhouse hotel was designed by none other than the Ferragamo family themselves. It's situated just above Ferragamo's...  Read More

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Leon's Place Hotel
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Waltz into this hotel and you'll think you were invited to a black tie event. Leon's Place is in a nutshell: glamorous. The common areas of the hotel are absolutely artsy and sexy. Its interior features Art-Deco inspired couches and chairs,...  Read More

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Fortyseven Hotel
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The Fortyseven Hotel is one secret that we just can't keep. This stylish and smart boutique hotel has about 61 rooms and is located near sights such as La Bocca della Verit-- (Mouth of Truth), Circus Maximus and the Vittoriano monument in Piazza...  Read More

Hotel Raphaël-Relais & Châteaux
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It's prime location (just behind Piazza Navona) and its gorgeous facade have often made this hotel a hot spot for movie backdrops. The front of the Hotel Raphael is draped in Ivy. While the interior is much like an art gallery with paintings,...  Read More

The Inn at the Spanish Steps
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After a whirlwind shopping spree down Rome's ritziest street (a designer shoppers dream come true!) Via dei Condotti, the perfect place to drop your bags and rest your pretty little head is the Inn at the Spanish Steps. This boutique hotel was...  Read More

Against the splendid backdrop of Rome, luxury and style come together to bring you the First Luxury Art Hotel Roma. Located in the heart of Rome, this 5 star all luxury hotel is located just a short walk from Via del Corso, the Spanish Steps and...  Read More

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When it comes down to the location, the competition among lavish lodgings is fierce. The Margutta 54 Luxury Suites is one of the leaders in luxury lodgings. The plush boutique hotel offers guests four elegantly furnished apartment-style suites...  Read More

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Il Palazzetto
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Good things come in small packages and the same can certainly be said for Il Palazzetto Hotel. The hotel is owned by the Wirth family, the same owners of its sister hotel, the grand Hotel Hassler. Though Il Palazzetto is much smaller than the...  Read More

Palazzo Manfredi is a magnificent historic villa that serves today as a small boutique five-star hotel. The beauty is really in the detail at this beautiful establishment, right from its rooms and opulent suites to the spectacular rooftop view...  Read More

You might not expect a high-end boutique property on Rome's main thoroughfare Via del Corso, yet Corso 281 Luxury Suites sits there grandly, stylishly and quietly, literally a stone's throw from Piazza Venezia. In fact, it really doesn't get...  Read More


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Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

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