The 20 Best Hotels in Rome's City Center

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Would you like to stay as centrally as possible in Rome so that you can easily reach the city’s historic sights on foot? Then we have some incredible hotel tips for Rome’s city center!

Our insider tips offer something for every budget. Some of our hotel recommendations are based on the best budget accommodation in the city center, while others target upscale 4-5-star hotels in the city.

However, it is essential to mention that we only recommend some of the best hotels in Rome. We have either tested them personally, heard about them, or noticed them particularly positively during our research.

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(Photo: © Otivm Hotel)

Which sights are located in Rome's city center?

The center of the Eternal City is home to many historically significant monuments. Some of the most famous attractions in Rome include the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the famous Spanish Steps. These hotspots can be covered on foot in less than 30 minutes.

Other tourist highlights, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Castel Sant’Angelo, are within walking distance of the city center. So it makes perfect sense to book a hotel room in Rome’s “Centro Storico” immediately!

This means you remain highly flexible in your daily planning. We rank hotels from cheap to expensive. So, let’s start with the best 2- and 3-star hotels in the city center!

Our Top 3 Hotel Recommendations in the City Center of Rome:

Hotel Paba

Tree Charme Parliament Boutique Hotel

Singer Palace Hotel

Do you already know what type of hotel you are looking for? Click on one of the following links to go directly to the relevant category.

The best cheap hotels in the city center of Rome:

01

Hotel Paba

Stars:

2/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,4 km

Roman Forum: 0,5 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,0 km

Spanish Steps: 1,5 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 3,8 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Paba)

The affordable Hotel Paba in the center of Rome enjoys a fabulous reputation. This small accommodation is located in a historic building next to the Colosseum. You can walk here in around 8 minutes.

Despite the 2 stars, all rooms have bathrooms and air conditioning, which is important during hot summer days. You can also use your own kettle or TV.

Some of the rooms in this hotel also have a balcony. The hotel rooms are classically yet chicly furnished, which is rare in this price category.

However, breakfast is served in the breakfast room of a nearby café. Unfortunately, this is not integrated into the building. The Hotel Paba is our absolute favorite among the cheaper hotels in the Eternal City!

02

Hotel Fiori

Stars:

2/5

Rating: 7.6 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,8 km

Roman Forum: 0,5 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,6 km

Spanish Steps: 1,1 km

Pantheon: 1,2 km

Vatican City: 3,5 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Fiori)

The Hotel Fiori in the heart of Rome is a top address for budget travelers. From this 2-star hotel, you can be in Rome’s city center in no time. Sightseeing spots such as the Colosseum or the Roman Forum can be reached on foot in 11 minutes.

Furthermore, the hotel is within easy reach of excellent local transport connections. Rome’s Termini train station is 1.5 km away, the nearest subway station, “Cavour,” is 750 m away, and there is a bus stop outside the front door.

In the morning, you can fortify yourself with savory and sweet treats in the hotel’s breakfast room. The rooms are clean and the staff are helpful. If you are looking for the cheapest possible hotel room in the center of Rome, you should look closer at this small hotel!

The best 3-star hotels in Rome city center:

03

Tree Charme Parliament Boutique Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,1 km

Roman Forum: 1,4 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,6 km

Spanish Steps: 0,6 km

Pantheon: 0,4 km

Vatican City: 2,5 km

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(Photo: © Tree Charme Parliament Boutique Hotel)

One of our favorite 3-star hotels in Rome’s city center is the Tree Charme Parliament Boutique Hotel. It is located near the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps and enjoys a first-class reputation.

The charming rooms of this 3-star hotel invite you to relax and unwind. WLAN access and many other practical amenities are available free of charge.

We particularly like the ultra-modern and stylish design of the rooms. The excellent all-around food enhances the entire hotel experience even further.

If you are looking for boutique hotels in Rome that are as central as possible, you will get your money’s worth here.

04

Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 9.0 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,6 km

Roman Forum: 0,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,1 km

Spanish Steps: 0,6 km

Pantheon: 0,7 km

Vatican City: 3,1 km

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(Photo: © Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel)

The Trevi Beau Boutique Hotel is a fabulously furnished 3-star hotel. It is located 50 meters from the Trevi Fountain and boasts really stylish rooms.

In addition to its great decor, this boutique hotel boasts three excellent restaurants. The II Chianti, the Spirit e Forme, and the Le Tamerici restaurant are on the first floor.

Here, you can enjoy typical Roman, Italian, and Tuscan cuisine. A continental breakfast buffet is served in the morning.

If that’s not enough, there is a whole range of recommended restaurants in the Trevi district.

In addition to the first-class hotel service, the bus and subway connections are also ideal. These are a maximum of 5 minutes away from this centrally located accommodation.

05

Charme Spagna Boutique Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.7 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,0 km

Roman Forum: 1,4 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,3 km

Spanish Steps: 0,3 km

Pantheon: 0,9 km

Vatican City: 3,1 km

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(Photo: © Charme Spagna Boutique Hotel)

Just 300 meters from the Spanish Steps, the Charme Spagna Boutique Hotel is very centrally located. If you want to go shopping in Rome, the Via del Corso shopping street 200 meters away offers plenty of opportunities to buy new clothes.

The 3-star hotel has 2 terraces on the first and third floors. If the weather is good, you should definitely have breakfast here! A sumptuous buffet of savory and sweet dishes is served daily.

There is also a good subway connection to Vatican City 500 meters away. From here, you can easily reach Rome’s Termini train station.

The rooms at the Charme Spagna Boutique Hotel not only look promising but are also very well-cleaned. The hotel is a precise insider tip in an excellent location.

06

Boutique Hotel Galatea

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,2 km

Roman Forum: 1,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,8 km

Spanish Steps: 1,1 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 4,0 km

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(Photo: © Boutique Hotel Galatea)

The Boutique Hotel Galatea is one of the hotels near Termini station in Rome. You can walk here in just 10 minutes if you arrive by train.

Right on the corner of Via Nazionale, you can be comfortable in one stylishly furnished hotel room. The Colosseum and the Forum are about a 10-minute walk away.

In addition to the central location, the cleanliness of the rooms and the courteous staff are most appreciated. There are also first-class restaurants and bars in the adjacent Monti district!

07

Hotel Centro Cavour Roma

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,5 km

Roman Forum: 0,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,0 km

Spanish Steps: 1,5 km

Pantheon: 1,7 km

Vatican City: 3,9 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Centro Cavour Roma)

Another hotel on our list of the 20 best hotels in Rome’s city center is the 3-star Hotel Centro Cavour Roma.

It is located on Via Cavour near the Colosseum. From here, you can reach the breathtaking amphitheater on foot in just 7 minutes.

Breakfast is served in a nearby café. Free Wi-Fi access is also available. Pets are expressly permitted in this hotel!

Most guests are particularly impressed by the extremely friendly staff and the first-class location of this accommodation.

08

Hotel Grifo

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 9.2 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,7 km

Roman Forum: 0,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,9 km

Spanish Steps: 1,3 km

Pantheon: 1,5 km

Vatican City: 3,8 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Grifo)

The 3-star Hotel Grifo is located in Rome’s trendy Monti district. This lovely hotel’s central location allows you to be within a 10-minute walk of the infamous Colosseum.

Therefore, most of the hotspots in the Eternal City can be reached quickly and easily on foot.

What is particularly commendable about this hotel is the courteous staff. They are willing to answer any questions or requests without hesitation.

Those who appreciate an excellent scrambled egg for breakfast will also be satisfied. Expect nothing extraordinary, but the breakfast is undoubtedly more than solid.

In the evening, you will find several bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. You can reflect on your day out over a glass of wine here.

If you want to visit the Vatican, there is a good bus connection just around the corner. We also have an article on the best hotels in Vatican City!

09

Domus Maggiore

Pension:

3/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,0 km

Roman Forum: 1,3 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,4 km

Spanish Steps: 1,7 km

Pantheon: 2,2 km

Vatican City: 4,5 km

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(Photo: © Pension Domus Maggiore)

If you are looking for an affordable guesthouse, you should look closer at the “Domus Maggiore” guesthouse. Some classically furnished rooms at the church of the same name, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, offer a fantastic view of the basilica.

The rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and a TV. The café on the first floor of the hotel serves a delicious breakfast. The nearby train station is a 5-minute away and extremely easy to reach.

10

Hotel Hiberia

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.6 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,9 km

Roman Forum: 0,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,5 km

Spanish Steps: 1,0 km

Pantheon: 1,2 km

Vatican City: 3,4 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Hiberia)

Another slightly cheaper hotel on our list of the best hotels in the center of Rome is the Hotel Hiberia. From here, you can reach sights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum in just a few minutes.

The rooms are all equipped with air conditioning, TV, and WLAN. The reception is open day and night.

Some compromises have to be made when it comes to room furnishings, but this should be self-explanatory for inexpensive hotels with a good location.

If you are looking for affordable accommodation in Rome’s city center, the Hotel Hiberia could be something for you.

The best 4-star hotels in Rome city center:

11

Hotel Artemide

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 9.3 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,2 km

Roman Forum: 1,2 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,9 km

Spanish Steps: 1,1 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 4,2 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Artemide)

The Hotel Artemide is one of the best Rome hotels with a pool and spa area in the city center. The building of this elegant 4-star accommodation dates back to the 19th century.

From here, it is around a 12-minute walk to the Trevi Fountain and 18 minutes to the Colosseum. After using the hotel’s spa area, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail in one of the great sitting lounges.

The hotel’s wellness area offers a swimming pool, a whirlpool, a Turkish bath, and numerous massage treatments.

The restaurant’s excellent food is often served on the roof terrace. Many guests describe the breakfast as excellent.

If you want a quiet, well-equipped hotel with lots of flair, you could have a wonderful time at the Hotel Artemide.

12

Argentina Residenza Style Hotel

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 9.0 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,4 km

Roman Forum: 0,8 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,9 km

Spanish Steps: 1,3 km

Pantheon: 0,5 km

Vatican City: 2,5 km

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(Photo: © Argentina Residenza Style Hotel)

The Argentina Residenza Style Hotel is a chic and fashionably furnished 4-star hotel in the heart of Rome. It is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

The bus connections to the Vatican and all the other sights in the city are ideal. Those who value a good breakfast will be satisfied here. A gluten-free alternative is also available on request.

Some of the rooms at this hotel are equipped with a whirlpool and a small sauna. However, if you want to avoid taking advantage of this, you will at least be spoiled with the comfortable beds in this accommodation. The ambiance of this hotel is really great.

13

Otivm Hotel

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 9.0 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,1 km

Roman Forum: 0,5 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,8 km

Spanish Steps: 1,2 km

Pantheon: 0,7 km

Vatican City: 2,8 km

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(Photo: © Otivm Hotel)

This beautiful 4-star hotel is located just a short walk from Palazzo Venezia. The Otivm Hotel has 20 rooms and enjoys an outstanding reputation.

Tourist attractions such as the Pantheon, the Imperial Forums, and Trajan’s Market are all within walking distance.

You will be delighted if you are looking for central Rome rooftop hotels with a terrace and a fantastic 360° view. A fresh cocktail from the American Bar on the roof will also sweeten the panoramic view.

On the first floor of the building, a rich breakfast buffet with plenty of choice awaits you. The luxuriously furnished rooms are spacious and offer a view of the Capitol, the center of the ancient Romans.

14

The Glam

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 8.6 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,0 km

Roman Forum: 0,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,7 km

Spanish Steps: 1,0 km

Pantheon: 1,4 km

Vatican City: 3,8 km

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(Photo: © The Glam)

An absolute tip among Rome’s centrally located luxury hotels is The Glam, a 4-star hotel on Via Nazionale. From here, you can reach the capital’s hotspots, such as the Trevi Fountain, in no time at all.

The rooms at the chic hotel palace are absolutely gorgeous. They also offer free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a kettle, and other amenities.

The lounge bar serves drinks, beautifully presented starters, and canapés, but no main meals. A restaurant is not included in this hotel.

The building was renovated in 2016 and shines with plenty of elegance. We were particularly impressed by the breathtaking roof terrace with parasols, loungers, and comfortable armchairs.

15

Hotel 55 Fifty-Five – Maison d’Art Collection

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 7.8 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,0 km

Roman Forum: 1,3 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,4 km

Spanish Steps: 0,4 km

Pantheon: 0,7 km

Vatican City: 2,9 km

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(Photo: © Hotel 55 Fifty-Five-Maison d'Art Collection)

Hotel 55 Fifty-Five—Maison d’Art Collection is an 8-minute walk from the Pantheon. This noble 4-star hotel impresses with its central location and first-class furnishing.

In addition to the tastefully decorated rooms, the Fifty-Five has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. A continental breakfast buffet awaits you in the morning.

The best 5-star hotels in the center of Rome:

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Hotel Vilòn

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 9.6 (Extraordinary)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,3 km

Roman Forum: 1,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,7 km

Spanish Steps: 0,6 km

Pantheon: 0,8 km

Vatican City: 2,5 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Vilòn)

It’s no coincidence that the stylish Hotel Vilòn is at the top of our list of the best luxury hotels in Rome. Located just a 10-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, this classy accommodation offers everything you could want for a first-class stay in Italy’s capital.

This luxurious hotel, once an outbuilding of the Borghese Palace, successfully blends tradition and modernity and offers 18 rooms.

Today, guests from all over the world enjoy themselves at the Vilòn. The generously furnished rooms all have a lavish marble bathroom and a minibar.

Some of the suites also have a terrace. The breakfast buffet includes American and continental options. The central location of the accommodation and the great ambience of the rooms are appreciated.

17

Hotel Eden – Dorchester Collection

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 9.3 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,9 km

Roman Forum: 1,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,7 km

Spanish Steps: 0,4 km

Pantheon: 1,4 km

Vatican City: 3,6 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Eden - Dorchester Collection)

The 5-star Hotel Eden—Dorchester Collection is located in the center of Rome. A world of luxury and elegance that will enchant your senses awaits you here.

The extraordinary roof terrace of this hotel offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Rome. Here, you can enjoy the sunset over the city’s rooftops with a drink and immerse yourself in a world of relaxation.

The rooms at Hotel Eden are true design masterpieces, with attention to detail and state-of-the-art facilities. From high-quality bed linen to elegant furniture – the highest level of comfort awaits you here.

The unsurpassed hospitality and courteous staff service will ensure your stay is unforgettable. Start the day with an exquisite breakfast and explore the diverse culinary delights in the hotel’s restaurant, which even has a Michelin star.

The hotel promises not just accommodation but an incomparable experience that will make your trip to Rome something very special. This temple of luxury was opened in October 1889!

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Singer Palace Hotel

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 9.4 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 1,3 km

Roman Forum: 0,8 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,3 km

Spanish Steps: 0,8 km

Pantheon: 0,4 km

Vatican City: 2,9 km

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(Photo: © Singer Palace Hotel)

The Singer Palace is one of the best 5 star hotels in Rome and also enjoys an excellent reputation. Just 350 meters away from the photogenic Trevi Fountain, guests of this luxury hotel enjoy their stay in Rome.

While you are spoiled with a continental breakfast in the morning, fish and typical Italian cuisine are usually served at lunchtime and in the evening.

In addition to the stunning view from the hotel’s roof terrace, most visitors greatly appreciate the Singer Palace Hotel’s modern, newly renovated rooms.

The entire staff of this 5-star hotel is dedicated to ensuring that guests have an unforgettable stay. Many of Rome’s historic sights are just a few minutes away.

19

Hassler Roma

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 9.2 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,1 km

Roman Forum: 1,5 km

Trevi Fountain: 0,6 km

Spanish Steps: 0,1 km

Pantheon: 1,1 km

Vatican City: 3,0 km

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(Photo: © Hassler Roma)

Anyone looking for an extravagant luxury hotel in Rome’s city center will find what they want at the 5-star Hotel Hassler. Its excellent location near the Spanish Steps complements the stylishly furnished rooms.

If you are particularly interested in an exceptional atmosphere with a great city view, you will be satisfied with this excellent accommodation.

From here, you can reach the sights of Rome as well as the most luxurious shopping districts of the Eternal City in just a few minutes. You can also enjoy your meal daily with an outstanding view over Rome.

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Hotel Palazzo Manfredi

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 0,2 km

Roman Forum: 0,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,6 km

Spanish Steps: 2,1 km

Pantheon: 2,2 km

Vatican City: 4,4 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Palazzo Manfredi)

The 5-star Hotel Palazzo Manfredi is located just south of the city center. From here, you have a fantastic view of the city’s highlight —the Colosseum. The small but extremely fine hotel is very attentive to its guests’ wishes.

Some master suites also offer an unforgettable view of the city’s unique monuments. The hotel building itself dates back to the 17th century.

Incidentally, Giuseppe Di Lorio is the chef of the excellent Aroma restaurant. He loves to spoil his guests with dishes from Italian traditions.

If marinated duck breast with chanterelles and blueberries appeals to you, you will probably love Giusepppe’s cooking!

An overview map of the individual hotels:

On the map, you can see where the hotels are located. Click on one of the hotel icons to find out which hotel it is.

Editor: Sebastian Erkens
Hey and welcome to Rome-Tourist! My name is Sebastian and I travel regularly to Rome, Italy.
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