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Rome, the eternal city, is one of the most attractive places to visit in Europe. Boasting more than 3,000 years of history, it is definitely a spot not to be missed.
However, like the rest of Western Europe, Rome is also pretty expensive to visit and can be overcrowded especially in the summertime.
That is why we have decided to help you in the tough quest to find the best hotel in Rome.
Whatever your style, your budget or who you are traveling with, we have got you covered!
Our team of travellers has come together to deliver you our insider’s list of the best hotels in Rome, so you just have to sit back, relax and enjoy your stay… while getting the most bang for your buck.
Prepare to be amazed!
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A 10-minute walk from Plazza di Spagna and the Pantheon
The nicest hotel to stay in Rome is, without a doubt, the JK Place Roma. This opulent 5-star hotel offers rooms with marble bathrooms and four-poster beds.
The breakfast at the JK Place Roma is out of this world and offers a wide selection of sweet and savoury food. It’s definitely something you’ll be excited to wake up for in the morning!
JK Place Roma keeps it cosy; with only 30 guest rooms, this is a place where you will find a home away from home.
Close to the airport, but away from the hustle and bustle.
QC Termeroma Resort and Spa is a top rated hotel in Rome near the airport. Guests can enjoy a superb garden, day from the business of the city and the airport, and relax at the spa before getting on a long flight.
With both an outdoor and an indoor pool, you will be sure to enjoy swimming all year-round at the QC Termeroma. If you are looking for a place to start your journey back home refreshed, this is the right place for sure!
Contemporary rooms with air condition in the heart of Rome
If you are excited to explore Rome by foot, look no further! Hotel Artemide, located near the Termini train station, is the best hotel to stay in Rome near downtown. The contemporary rooms all offer a stylish ensuite bathroom, air condition and a free wifi connexion.
After a day of exploring the city, you can relax at Hotel Artemide’s 5-star spa facilities, including a jacuzzi, Turkish baths and massage services.
Family rooms geared for kids
We can’t argue against the fact that the Gran Melia is the best hotel in Rome for families. Its dedicated family suites boast two bedrooms and offer kids play tents, coloring books, TVs, milk and cookies.
On sunny days, the Gran Melia’s outdoor pool will keep the little ones busy while parents can relax at the Clarins in-house spa. Finally, the city is just one step away, the Gran Melia being located in the lively neighborhood of Travestere, where some of the best food in Rome can be found.
Pet-Friendly hotel in the eternal city
Let’s face it: even if you don’t have pets, La Casa di Amy is one of the top 10 hotels in Rome. Its laidback atmosphere set the scene for a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Each at room at La Casa di Amy is individually decorated in a unique way, and comes with a private bathroom. A fresh breakfast is served every morning, and the price is definitely an attractive feature here. Pets are allowed to stay for an additional fee.
Affordable hotel 10 minutes from the Colosseum
Domus Helena, one of our top choices of hotels in Rome, is managed by nuns eager to help travellers discover their beautiful cities. Every room has an attached private bathroom with free amenities and is air-conditioned to sleep well even during those hot summer nights. Some of the rooms have a balcony.
Domus Helena offers a common room for guests to relax after a long day, as well as vending machines for drinks and snacks.
Rooftop overlooking the Pantheon
Albergo del Senato offers one of the best locations in Rome for a very reasonable price. Sip on a drink on the rooftop terrace overlooking the world-famous Pantheon, or take a 5-minute walk to the Trevi fountain.
The Albergo del Senato staff is friendly and all types of travellers are welcome, from couples on a honeymoon to families and group of friends. Each room has a flat screen TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. You will have to be quick if you want to stay there, as it fills up quickly even during the off-season.
6-minute walk to Saint Peter’s Square
There is no doubt that Starhotels Michelangelo is the best hotel in Rome near the Vatican. Located just a 6-minute walk away from St Peter’s Square, Starhotels
Michelangelo will be your best hotel in Rome to visit the papal city’s museums, churches and gardens. The hotel’s restaurant serves local and international food, as well as good cocktails for a relaxing evening in.
Rooms with a view on the Colosseum and the Forum
Palazzo Manfredi is definitely one the top hotels in Rome. Every room offers an Instagram-worthy view on either the Roman Forum or the Colosseum and is equipped with free wifi and air conditioning. Some rooms have an independent kitchen and allow you to cook meals.
The Palazzo Manfredi staff is friendly and provides a 5-star service. And if cooking is not your thing, an excellent is located on the rooftop and offers excellent Italian cuisine with a breathtaking view over the Colosseum.
A five star service with unique views of the city
The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is the best hotel in Rome near the Villa Borghese and for a quiet stay. Each room is decorated in classical Italian style and is equipped with an iPod docking station, a mini bar and a flat screen TV.
Wifi at the Sofitel is complimentary everywhere in the hotel. For an evening to remember, head to the rooftop restaurant serving traditional French cuisine with stunning views of the city.
Nothing looked really appealing in that list? No need to worry, it’s not over yet! Here is an extra selection of the best hotels in Rome.
Excellent hotel near Piazza Navona and the Pantheon
Torre Argentina Relais is probably the best atypical hotel in Rome. This boutique hotel only has eight rooms that get booked very quickly – at an incredibly affordable price.
Each room at theTorre Argentina Relais comes with a Turkish bath or a spa bathtub. Breakfast is served in your own room every morning and contains home-made sweet and savoury treats. The hotel is located a mere 5-minute walk from the Pantheon, one of the most visited monuments in the world.
Convenient location near the train station
Iq Hotel Roma offers a great location for a great price. Conveniently located near the Termini train terminal and only 400 meters away from the metro, you will be able to easily roam the eternal city and pack in all the sights.
All the rooms at the Iq Hotel Roma are equipped with air conditioning, a mini fridge, satellite TV and an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is served every day on the rooftop terrace, with a view of the Rome Opera house. Vending machines with drinks and snacks are available 24/24.
Boutique hotel with a fantastic location
This charming boutique hotel is the best hotel in Rome for couples looking to spend a good and relaxing time. A buffet breakfast with a family feel is served every morning in the common room.
A free wifi connection is available all around the Via Veneto, and all rooms come with a private bathroom, a flat screen TV and air conditioning. Great restaurants can be found within walking distance of the hotel, as well as the Trevi fountain and the Piazza di Spagna.
A modern feel in the eternal city
Mama’s Home Rome is one of the top 10 hotels in Rome. In addition to a free wifi connection, the hotel offers a concierge service, a tour desk and a dry cleaning service. The staff is friendly and multilingual. The Piazza Navona and the Pantheon are both less than 10 minutes away.
Each room at Mama’s Home has a private bathroom offering free bathroom amenities and a hair dryer. Some of the rooms have apparent beams, adding charm to your stay.
4-star luxury in the heart of Rome
Otivm Hotel is a beautiful 4-star hotel located in the centre of Rome. It offers 21 well-decorated rooms coming with a range of free-amenities. The in-house bar prepares nice cocktails that you can either drink inside or on the rooftop. The hotel also boasts a concierge service, room service and a 24-hour reception.
The Otivm hotel is family-friendly and offers family sized rooms. A superb breakfast is served every morning and is included with the rooms.
Boutique hotel near Piazza di Spagna
Corso Boutique Hotel is one of the best mid-range hotels in Rome. Located along the Via del Corso, one of the main shopping arteries of the Italian capital, it is the perfect base to go shopping for Italian fashion.
You can find great restaurants within steps of the Corso Boutique Hotel. Every room is equipped with satellite TV, and some rooms have a lounge area and a bathtub. The decoration mixes design elements with a classic style.
Luxury rooms at an affordable price
With raving reviews online, the Independent Hotel is one of the top 5 hotels in Rome. They offer large and comfortable beds in modern, elegant rooms. Wifi is free in all the rooms and a minibar, a fridge and Nespresso coffee machines are provided.
Each bathroom at the Independent Hotel is fitted with either a bathtub or a large shower. Some of the rooms have a balcony and hard-wood floor is to be found in all the rooms. Breakfast offers organic and local products, gluten and lactose free.
Charming bed and breakfast
Rome River Inn is a comfortable option to stay in the eternal city. It is well located to explore all of Rome’s sights and explore the surrounding Latium wine area. Each room is fitted with hard wood floor, a safe, a mini bar and a private bathroom.
The hotel also offers an on-site spa and a coffee bar. Reception is open everyday until 10pm, and a phone assistance is available 24/7 for guests.
You have now come to the end of our insider’s guide to the best hotels in Rome. Our best addresses tend to fill up quickly, so if you have your eyes set on a specific place, make sure to book well in advance, especially during the high season.
There is a choice for all tastes, from couples to family, budget travellers to luxury-seekers.
If you are still on the fence, our overall best hotel in Rome is JK Place Roma, a luxury hotel offering all the services you could dream of for a perfect holiday away.
The eternal city has some much to offer, it would be a shame to miss it. Let us know your best spots in the comments below, and if you have found an address we missed, please send it to us so we can add it to our list.
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Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties. When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.