The 10 Best Hotels in Central Rome

The Modern Centre of Rome is the city’s hub for nightlife and shopping. It’s also home to the Trevi Fountain and the Capuchin Monastery, a building that is decorated in human skulls. This is also where you’ll find a lot of Rome’s hotels - and there’s really a lot of hotels here. Which is why our Guru’s list of the best hotels in Central Rome might be a godsend to anyone planning a Roman Holiday.

Portrait Suites

If you’re after historic Rome then you might like to consider our Guru’s list of the best hotels in the heart of Old Rome, but if you’d like to mix your tours of historic treasures and appreciation of fine art with some shopping and a lively evening out or two, then our list of the best hotels in central Rome is for you.

The 10 Best Hotels in Central Rome

The Best Hotels in Central Rome for a City Break

Close to the Spanish Steps, and with three restaurants, a piano bar and a magnificent roof terrace with spectacular views, the Hotel Valadier is a great choice, along with being a great value choice.

Hotel Valadier

Or you might try Babuino 181, which is almost right next door, a 24 room, boutique hotel with a fabulous breakfast terrace and easy access to the main shopping streets.

Babuino 181

The Best Hotels in Central Rome for Families

The Due Torri is surprisingly peaceful, consider its central location, and offers 26 elegant rooms and four family apartments, in a building which was once home to Cardinals, Bishops and famous noble families.

Due Torri
Margutta 54 is a bit different, a sleek collection of six suites with all the mod. cons. which can cater to all types of travellers.

Margutta 54

Or you might also try Mario de Fiori 37, another slick set of four self catering suites and apartments.

Mario de fiori 37

The Best Hotels in Central Rome for Luxury

The Eden is a large and luxurious, five star property with traditional decor and traditional discretion in a great spot that you can really appreciate when dining in the spectacular roof terrace restaurant.

Eden
Or you might try the Hotel de Russie, which has a lovely courtyard and garden, and light, airy rooms, and a spa and pool - despite being in the centre of town.

Hotel de Russie

The Best Hotels in Central Rome for Great Value

At around £80 per night the Locarno is in a similar price bracket, and is a 1920s era hotel with a lively bar and understated sophistication.

Locarno

The Best Hotels in Central Rome for Romance

Crossing Condotti offers an oasis of privacy and luxury, with just six rooms and decor which is a happy marriage between nicely chosen Baroque antiques and a modern canvas.

Crossing Condotti
Or, if you want the ultimate in romantic luxury, try La Residenza Napoleone, two incredibly opulent apartments dripping in old world romance, with huge oils, taffeta silks and beautiful antiques. They also offer an in-house cook.

La residenza Napoleone

The Best Hotels in Central Rome for Something Special (These are actually numers 11 and 12, but they're too good to leave off the list)

The Piazza di Spagna 9 is a beautifully designed mansion in the heart of Rome with just six, individually decorated rooms, a Turkish steam bath and its own contemporary art gallery.

Piazza di Spanga 9
The Portrait Suites, in the fashion district, are a collection of 11 luxurious, boutique style suites with haute couture furniture, kitchenettes, marble bathrooms and private terraces.

Portrait Suites

If you haven’t found your idea of the best place to stay in Rome on our Guru’s list of the best hotels in central Rome, then you could:

The 10 Best Hotels in Central Rome

  • Hotel Valadier Rome 67 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Well located in the heart of historic Rome just a short walk from the Colosseum
    City Style  -  With elegant design and its own piano bar this is a grand central stay
    Good wine list  -  Four hundred different wine labels
    Sights nearby  -  The Vatican City and Colosseum are three kilometres away but it's a pleasant walk or a short taxi ride

    Classic hotel with modern comforts next to Piazza del Popolo and close to the Spanish Steps & Villa Borghese. Three restaurants and a piano bar. The magnificent roof terrace has wonderful views of Rome. Cool bar and classy restaurant Hi-Res with gourmet cuisine. Great location for a short stay. See More

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  • Babuino 181 Rome 24 rooms from £200

    City Style  -  A sleek boutique hotel with simple minamilist design beautifully executed
    Local exploring  -  Just yards from the Spanish Steps, this couldn't be better placed
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the Spanish Steps quarter
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Sleek boutique suites surrounded by designer shopping and next to the Spanish Steps. More private apartment than hotel room. Plush interiors and modern gadgetry. Add to that a fabulous breakfast terrace on the roof and you have a very upmarket and private Roman spot. See More

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  • Due Torri Rome 26 rooms from £104

    Local exploring  -  Location is perfect for those wishing to emerce themsevles in Rome and explore like a local.
    Historic  -  Previously the building housed Cardinals, Bishops, and famous noble Roman famillies.
    Families  -  Four small apartments are ideal for accommodating families.
    Great walks  -  Right in the historic heart of Rome, wander the streets and get a feel for the Eternal City.

    A charming historical hotel just a few steps from Piazza Navona and the Vatican. Surprisingly quiet for its central location, the elegant rooms offer comfortable beds and antique furniture. A true gem with plenty of traditional 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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  • Mario de Fiori 37 Rome 4 rooms from £246

    Families  -  Extra beds can be arranged in your room for children and there's a babysitting service too
    Local exploring  -  Located just a stroll from the Spanish Steps
    Sights nearby  -  Within spitting distance of the Spanish Steps
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Gloriously sleek and private self-catering rooms and suites, excellently located near the Spanish steps, equipped with every modern gadget. Bedrooms and suites have their own living areas. Ideal for couples, families, or groups. See More

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  • Eden Rome 121 rooms from £321

    Romantic Break  -  The opulent and enourmous suites are ideal for a couples hideaway, not to mention the romantic rooftop resturant.
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploing the sights of Rome, close enough to travel by foot or bicycle.
    Great walks  -  Visit nearby Borghese Gardens for lovely walking gardens, museums and historic buildings.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Spanish Steps, one of Rome's most famous sights.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    A five-star luxury hotel in one of Rome's most exclusive areas. Traditionally furnished rooms exude opulence and old world style with bold fabrics, antique furnishings and spectacular views of the city. Unwind in the Piano bar or soak up the skyline in the fine dining rooftop restaurant. Spoiling. See More

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  • Hotel de Russie Rome 122 rooms from £350

    Local exploring  -  With it's central location and range of guided walking and biking tours, this is the perfect launching spot to explore the city
    Garden  -  Stunning terraced gardens where you can dine during the summer months
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Spa  -  Featuring hydropool and Turkish steam bath
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    Beautiful contemporary Roman hotel overlooking the Piazza del Popolo. Plush rooms are light and airy, many of them feature courtyard garden views. Luxury with style, great food and a spa and pool. A grown up city escape. See More

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  • Locarno, Rome Rome 83 rooms from £200

    Romantic Break  -  Chic decor, central location and romantic rooftop bar make this an ideal getaway for two!
    Local exploring  -  Use the free hotel bikes to explore the historic city centre like a local.
    Great walks  -  Just five minutes away you'll find Villa Borghese, the third largest public park in Rome.
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the iconic Piazza del Popolo, located just a few minutes from the hotel.

    A 1920s Art Nouveau styled hotel oozing character and offering prime positioning. Spacious, beautifully designed rooms with mod-cons and excellent business facilities. The lively bar attracts a local and fun crowd. Perfect for a romantic weekend. See More

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  • Crossing Condotti Rome 10 rooms from £191

    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of the city, with easy access to numerous cultural sights as well as designer shops and restaurants
    City Style  -  The design perfectly merges traditional elegance and chic contemporary style
    Sights nearby  -  Steps away from the Piazza di Spagna in the centre of Rome
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.

    Luxurious recently refurbished oasis near the Spanish Steps that marries modern décor with well-chosen antiques. Intimate rooms, suites and one apartment with original beamed ceilings, polished wooden floors, enormous beds and tasteful artworks. Elegant and chic, with very personal service. See More

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  • La Residenza Napoleone Rome 2 rooms from £633

    Opulent
    Romantic Break
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Luxury
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape

    Incredibly opulent apartment suites drenched in old world Italian romance. Huge oil paintings, taffeta silks, lavish beds, Baroque furniture, antique lighting and romantic pastels covering the walls. Each suite has a kitchenette, private terrace, in-house cook and access to a concierge service. 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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  • Portrait Suites Rome 11 rooms from £555

    Local exploring  -  Located right beside the Spanish Steps this is a very central location for exploring the city
    City Style  -  Owned and designed by the Ferragamo family, this is an unsurprisingly stylish boutique stay
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Luxury boutique suites in Rome's fashion district. Like the shops below, these suites are just as fashionable and come with an equally expensive price tag, with good reason. Each suite boasts enormous space, haute couture designer furniture, marble bathrooms, kitchenettes and private terraces. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 6th May 2019