The 13 Best B&Bs in Rome

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One of the best things about staying in B&Bs is the personalised recommendations you get from the owners and managers, and from the other travellers or locals you meet during your stay. And Rome is a wonderful city for an insight or recommendation! Sure, you’ll have an amazing time if you just tick off the tourist hot spots, but if you have a chance to explore a bit further and go a bit deeper then you’ll never want to leave. Our Gurus have uncovered the very best bed and breakfasts in Rome to get you connected to the best advice.

Rome is known for the wealth and breadth of its accommodation, and it's no different when it comes to bed and breakfasts and guesthouses - there's a lot to choose from. So to start you off on your search we've a list of the 13 best B&Bs in Rome to recommend - all of them proven to offer an excellent local connection too.

Our Guru's recommendations for the best B&Bs in Rome include some luxury options, as well as some perfectly located gems and some wonderful family apartment-style accommodation.

The Best Located B&Bs in Rome

Casa Montani

  • Casa Montani is a gorgeous little guesthouse situated on the Piazza del Popolo, a short stroll from the Spanish Steps and close to many of Rome's best shopping streets. Its rooms and suites are beautifully finished, plus it's a family friendly option.
  • The The Fifteen Keys Hotel is an elegant, 15 room townhouse in a great location between the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. The neighbourhood is charming, with a bohemian feel and plenty of cafes and great antique shop. And breakfast is served alfresco in the courtyard.
  • The Arco dei Tolomei is an intimate, six room hotel in the centre of Rome with carefully chosen decor with includes some lovely antiques, great art and charming wallpapers.

The Best B&Bs in Rome for a City Break

Piazza di Spagna 9

  • In the heart of Rome, the Piazza di Spagna 9 is a six bedroom ‘designer mansion’ with its own contemporary art gallery. As well as the six individually decorated rooms there’s also a steam bath.
  • Buonanotte Garibaldi is a chic little B&B in the vibrant and historic Trastevere district, which is a great spot for local colour. There are just three rooms, themed by colour, with silk paintings, oak floors and antiques.
  • In one of the hippest spots in town, G-Rough is both luxurious and hip. This townhouse, built in the 17th Century, still has its beautiful parquet floors and original tiles, but it’s also got a fantastic collection of retro furniture in the 10 rooms. Plus there's a fantastic roof terrace and it’s only 450metres from the Pantheon, and even closer to the Piazza Navona.

The Bes Value B&Bs in Rome

Althea Inn

  • The Althea Inn is a three roomed B&B off the beaten track in the artistic Testaccio area. Rooms are spacious and whitewashed and there’s a lovely private balcony.
  • For a similar room rate you can afford to stay in the centre of town, in the Hotel de Monti, which has seven bright, comfortable rooms set between the train station and the Colosseum.
  • If you want to be right in the heart of things, by the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, try the Residenza Frattina, a charming townhouse with 13 neutrally decorated bedrooms with nice original features, such as stone floors, fireplaces and exposed beams. Charming and friendly too.

The Best B&Bs in Rome for Families

Santa Maria de Trastevere

  • The Santa Maria di Trastevere is built on the foundations of a former convent, and has 18 rooms around a lovely central courtyard - which is also where a continental breakfast is served. Quaint and quiet.
  • Margutta 54 is a collection of just six suites converted from a building in one of Rome’s most central, yet peaceful mews. Large and minimalist in decor, you’ll find all the mod. cons. you need.
  • Just steps from the Trevi fountain, the Daphne Inn has a collection of rooms, suites, family rooms and one apartment, decorated in a contemporary style in creams, bronzes and browns. There’s a great breakfast room and they offer bike rental as well.

Best B&Bs in Rome for Couples

Hotel Campo de Fiori

  • The Hotel Campo de 'Fiori is a gorgeous, 23 room boutique hotel with a fantastic roof terrace with wonderful views of the skyline. Rooms are romantic, with canopied beds and frescoed ceilings, antiques and beautiful details.

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the 10 best B&Bs in Rome might be perfect for you?

The 10 Best B&Bs in Rome

  • Casa Montani Rome 9 rooms from £149

    Families  -  Families are welcome in Casa Montani and its apartment; they can easily fit extra beds and cots in the Suites.
    Groups  -  The separate apartment sleeping up to 4 is ideal for small groups
    Local exploring  -  Just steps from Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese and Via Babuino
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of Rome next to the Piazza del Popolo. Walking distance to many major attractions

    Small chic city hideaway opposite the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome. Neutral tones, with silk fabrics, hardwood floors, chic modern art and marble bathrooms. Personalised service from owners Giuseppe and Charlotte. Intimate and luxurious boutique hotel in a great location. See More

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  • Arco dei Tolomei Rome 6 rooms from £139

    City Style  -  Centre of Rome, Trevi fountain, St Peter's Square, Colosseum and all of Rome's eateries, shops and markets are minutes away
    Sights nearby  -  Tiber River bridges to the Colosseum, Campo dei Fiori market, the Ghetto, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
    Local markets  -  Campo dei Fiori market
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.

    An intimate hotel in the centre of Rome. Unique rooms feature charming wallpapers, antiques and all the mod cons. An authentic breakfast room has family antiques and artworks on the walls, and the parlour room is perfect to relax in after sightseeing. A boutique spot. See More

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  • The Fifteen Keys Hotel Rome 15 rooms from £133

    Local exploring  -  An ideal location for getting to know Rome from its major attractions to its boutiques, galleries and local eateries.
    Sights nearby  -  Great location in the Monti district, just 10 mins walk from the Colosseum
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    An elegant townhouse hotel with stylish accommodation and an unpretentious feel. Enjoy alfresco breakfasts in the garden courtyard. Located in a charming neighbourhood, the area has a bohemian feel with great antique shops and good coffee spots and is close to major attractions. See More

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  • Piazza di Spagna 9 Rome 6 rooms from £258

    City Style  -  The hotel itself doubles up as an art and design exhibition, it doesn't get much trendier than that
    Romantic Break  -  Unwind in the Turkish steam bath, designed for two
    Sights nearby  -  Just next to The Spanish Steps and Fontana di Trevi
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    Located in the heart of Rome, this designer Mansion is uniquely decorated and boasts its very own contemporary art gallery. There are six individually decorated guest rooms and a Turkish steam bath for relaxing after a day's sightseeing. The perfect blend of contemporary and classic Roman elegance. See More

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  • Buonanotte Garibaldi Rome 3 rooms from £156

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed in Trastevere, a quiet untouristy spot, yet near the sights
    City Style  -  A beautifully styled house with a real focus on art
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic and vibrant Trastevere district
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays

    A chic little B&B with just three rooms and a lovely breakfast courtyard. Rooms themed by colour have silk paintings, oak floors and antique furniture. Understated, welcoming, and not at all glitzy. A great choice for a weekend away in Rome. See More

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  • G-Rough Rome (Navona) 10 rooms from £479

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the Piazza Navona and just 450m from the Pantheon
    City Style  -  Achingly trendy interiors - certainly not one for traditionalists!
    Local markets  -  Immerse yourself in the daily markets
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    One of the hippest spots in town, at G-Rough you'll find a unique blend of luxury living and trendy design finishes giving this 17th century townhouse a very urban vibe. Parquet floors & original tiles come with an eclectic mix of retro style furniture. Roof terrace for chilling and buzzy bar. See More

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  • Althea Inn Rome 6 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  Despite being in a leafy and quiet neighbourhood, the Colosseum and Imperial Forum are within walking distance
    Value chic  -  The appealing rates come as a pleasant surpirse in this sophisticated and elegant hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the Testaccio area, renowned for its art galleries. Walking distance from the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia

    Secluded penthouse B&B off the beaten track with spacious rooms, whitewashed walls, simple décor and the piece de resistance, a flower-filled private balcony on which to relax and enjoy an aperitivo as the sun goes down. A great budget choice and for those wanting to sample out-of-the-way Rome. See More

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  • Hotel de Monti Rome 7 rooms from £64

    Local exploring  -  In the heart of the city this bolthole has a concierge service which will book tickets to events and monuments for you
    Value chic  -  Located in the central Monti district this chic little hotel comes with very attractive rates
    Sights nearby  -  Central location between Rome train station and the Colosseum
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at Trajan’s Market

    Centrally located, contemporary B&B. Bright comfy rooms in whites and pastels. Excellent value for a weekend sightseeing in Rome. See More

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  • Residenza Frattina Rome 13 rooms from £102

    Local exploring  -  Located in the centre of Rome, this is the perfect spot to tour the city from and guests are even given bicycles to get around
    Value chic  -  With all bar one room coming in at under €100 this is a chic and affordable central base
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Spanish Steps and walking distance to many major attractions

    Charming townhouse near the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Beautiful bedrooms in neutral tones with stone floors, cast iron beds, fireplaces and wooden beams. Lovely sitting room and friendly service. A great value choice with lots of charm. See More

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  • Margutta 54 Rome 6 rooms from £217

    Local exploring  -  With a very central address and a very knowledgeable host (Alberto Moncada) who can give you endless local tips
    Families  -  Well suited to families with the option of using the sofabed or otherwise booking interconnected rooms
    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the Spanish Steps
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet

    A very slick collection of suites in one of Rome's most central, peaceful and attractive mews. Large, minimalist, and shiny with all the modern gadgetry. These suites can cater to any type of traveller; groups of friends, families, or couples. See More

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  • Daphne Inn Rome 19 rooms from £78

    Value chic  -  With contemporary design and a chic wine bar, you'll be sure to be getting alot of bang for your buck here
    Local exploring  -  Located minutes from Piazza Barbarini right in Rome’s historic centre
    Great walks  -  Wander through ancient Rome finishing at the Colosseum
    Sights nearby  -  Superb location very close to the Trevi Fountain
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Cheap, contemporary chic B&B steps from the Trevi Fountain. Rooms, suites, family rooms, and one apartment all in creams, bronzes and browns. Lovely breakfast room and bikes to rent. A great choice for those on a smaller budget. See More

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  • Santa Maria di Trastevere Rome 18 rooms from £207

    Value chic  -  An utterly superb spot, with quaint rooms facing the fragrant courtyard and an extensive wine list, all for a minimal cost.
    Sights nearby  -  A must see is the Piazza Santa Maria and its exquisitely mosaicked church, just around the corner from the hotel.
    Great walks  -  For a birds eye view of the eternal city wander up the dizzy heights of Gianicolo Hill.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Michelin Travel

    Foundations of a former convent complete with cloisters and modern day frescos. Large, simple rooms are great value plus a complimentary continental breakfast in the courtyard. Perfect location for Rome’s nightlife and sight seeing. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 16th March 2020