The 8 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.

For a City Break

Hotel Valadier

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

For Romance

  Crossing Condotti

  • 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.
  • 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.

For Something Special

Piazza di Spanga 9

  • 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.
  • 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.

Still not sure:

  • expand your search to include all the best places to stay in Rome,
  • refine your list to great hotels near the Colosseum,
  • consider our Guru’s list of the best hotels near the Vatican,
  • or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • Hotel Valadier Rome 67 rooms from £125

      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

      Check Availability
    • 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
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Air conditioningViews
      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

      Check Availability
    • 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
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
      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

      Check Availability
    • 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

      Check Availability
    • La Residenza Napoleone Rome 2 rooms from £633

      Romantic Break
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      Air conditioning
      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

      Check Availability
    • 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
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
      Air conditioningParking

      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

      Check Availability
    • 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.
      Air conditioningPet friendly
      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

      Check Availability

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 25th May 2021