The 15 Best Hotels in Vatican City - Top Accommodations for 2024

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The Vatican is one of the must-see destinations. Covering an area of 44 hectares, the city-state is home to the center of the Catholic Church and a host of breathtaking sights, art treasures, and much more!

This article presents a hand-picked selection of the 15 best hotels in Vatican City. Some of these hotels in Rome are so close to the Vatican that you can even see the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica from your balcony.

However, all the accommodations we recommend are at least a few minutes’ walk from Vatican City, so you can easily explore highlights such as the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.

However, if you want to focus on the sights of Ancient Rome, we recommend choosing one of the great hotels in Rome’s city center. From here, you can much more quickly reach the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and other highlights of ancient Rome.

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(Photo: © Starhotels Michelangelo Rome)

These Highlights Await you at Vatican City:

With a size of 0.44 km², the autonomous state of Vatican City is Europe’s smallest officially recognized state. But don’t let the small size of the Vatican fool you; there is a lot to discover here:

  • St. Peter’s Basilica and its dome
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Vatican Gardens
  • St. Peter’s Square
  • Apostolic Palace
  • Vatican Audience Hall

Our Top 3 Hotel Recommendations in Vatican City:

Dante’s in Vaticano

Eccelso Hotel

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The Best Cheap Hotels & B&B's in Vatican City:

01

Domus Terenzio

Hotel:

Rating: 9.1 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,4 km

Roman Forum: 2,7 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,2 km

Spanish Steps: 1,6 km

Pantheon: 1,7 km

Vatican City: 1,6 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Domus Terenzio)

This fantastic accommodation is one of our favorite, comparatively inexpensive hotels near the Vatican. The Hotel Domus Terenzio is located on Via Terenzio and is, so to speak, a link between Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican City.

You can walk to St. Peter’s Basilica in 10 minutes, so you are incredibly close to it, although you are staying here cheaply. The hotel rooms are air-conditioned and have WiFi, a TV, a safe, and a minibar.

Some of the hotel rooms also have balconies. Guests can relax in the hotel garden and enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine.

You will also be spoiled with a delicious breakfast buffet every day. You can choose from muesli, fruit salad, sandwiches with cold cuts, cakes, and more here.

If you are looking for outstanding value for money, this small but fine hotel is the perfect choice.

02

Dante’s in Vaticano

B&B:

Rating: 9.0 (Excellent)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 4,1 km

Roman Forum: 3,4 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,5 km

Spanish Steps: 2,3 km

Pantheon: 2,5 km

Vatican City: 1,7 km

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(Photo: © Dante's in Vaticano)

This bed and breakfast option is located on Viale Giulio Cesare, just north of the Vatican. From Dante’s Pension in Vaticano, it is 350 meters to the Vatican Museums – you could hardly be closer!

The rooms are air-conditioned and have WiFi, a fridge, TV, and WiFi. If you are looking for spotless accommodation near Vatican City and want to get away as cheaply as possible, you should look closer at this accommodation.

Thanks to the best location, comfortable beds, and a delicious breakfast, you can explore Rome daily feeling refreshed and well-rested.

If you want to arrive by car, there is free parking right next to the street or in a nearby parking garage (15 euros/day).

Francesco provides you with a lovely but tasty breakfast in the morning. The only thing we found annoying was the noise from the main street. Otherwise, this is an excellent location for exploring Rome and the Vatican!

03

Romantica Guest House

Pension:

Rating: 8.4 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,4 km

Roman Forum: 2,7 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,7 km

Spanish Steps: 1,6 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 1,6 km

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(Photo: © Romantica Guest House)

Another top address on our list of the best hotels and guesthouses in Vatican City is the Romantica Guest House on Via Crescenzio in the Vaticano Prati district. St. Peter’s Basilica is an 11-minute walk away.

Located around 2 km from Piazza del Popolo, this guest house dates back to 1900 and, like all the other accommodations on our list, has air conditioning, WiFi access, and a private bathroom and toilet.

Bed linen and towels are provided. For an additional charge, private parking is available for the duration of your stay.

This affordable guesthouse could be the perfect choice if you’re looking for a cheap hotel near the Vatican.

Although the breakfast at this guest house was less than satisfactory, we enjoyed the Romantica Guest House overall.

The Best 3-Star Hotels in Vatican City:

04

Navona Street Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,5 km

Roman Forum: 1,8 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,3 km

Spanish Steps: 1,5 km

Pantheon: 1,0 km

Vatican City: 1,6 km

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(Photo: © Navona Street Hotel)

The Navona Street Hotel is at the top of our list of 3-star hotel recommendations near the Vatican. This chic hotel is exceptionally modern, stylishly furnished, and in an excellent location.

One of the most beautiful squares in Rome, the Piazza Navona, is 500 meters away. Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica are a 12-minute walk away.

In the morning, you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs and everything your heart desires. You will see that this hotel does a lot right

 if you read the numerous guest reviews online. The service and comfort of the rooms are absolutely excellent. We recommend the Navona Street Hotel with a clear conscience!

05

The Boutique Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,6 km

Roman Forum: 2,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,9 km

Spanishe Steps: 1,7 km

Pantheon: 1,9 km

Vatican City: 1,6 km

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(Photo: © The Boutique Hotel)

Another excellent 3-star hotel on our list is the chic The Boutique Hotel, northeast of the Vatican.

Step into the lobby of this impressive hotel, and you will soon realize why it is on our list of the best boutique hotels in Rome.

A harmonious, timeless design awaits you here in a fantastic location. St. Peter’s Basilica is an 11-minute walk away, while Castel Sant’Angelo can be reached on foot in around 10 minutes.

Those arriving by car can park on Via Cola Di Rienzo for 8 euros/day. The nearest parking garage, on the other hand, charges 35 euros/day.

Visitors to this accommodation particularly appreciate the friendly staff and the spacious, clean rooms. Breakfast is typically Italian—croissants.

Other sights in the city can be easily reached by bus or streetcar. The stops for the Colosseum and Co. are less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

06

Eccelso Hotel

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,7 km

Roman Forum: 3,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,1 km

Spanish Steps: 2,0 km

Pantheon: 2,1 km

Vatican City: 1,4 km

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(Photo: © Eccelso Hotel)

The Eccelso Hotel, a renowned 3-star hotel near the Vatican City, is just an 8-minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica. This accommodation offers guests everything you would expect from a hotel in this price range.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, connected to the in-house WLAN, and have a safe TV and desk.

The rooms are bright, friendly, spacious and clean. If that’s not enough, the magnificent rain shower in the bathroom should convince you.

If you are looking for a hotel with an excellent price-performance ratio near the Vatican, the Eccelso Hotel is a good choice. In this city, you can find a good breakfast in nearby cafés.

07

Hotel Paolo II

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.6 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,7 km

Roman Forum: 3,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,4 km

Spanish Steps: 2,8 km

Pantheon: 2,2 km

Vatican City: 0,7 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Paolo II)

The 3-star Hotel Paolo II is around an 8-minute walk from St. Peter’s Square. You will enjoy excellent connections to Rome’s highlights in this elegant accommodation.

This means you can reach other beautiful city corners, such as the picturesque Trastevere district, in just a few minutes.

The furniture at the Hotel Paolo is refreshingly modern and chic. Although the rooms are a little noisy, they are large.

The staff are bright, courteous and helpful. The breakfast is also very impressive! Parking is available in front of the hotel.

08

Hotel Amalia Vaticano

Stars:

3/5

Rating: 8.5 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,9 km

Roman Forum: 3,2 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,3 km

Spanish Steps: 2,1 km

Pantheon: 2,3 km

Vatican City: 1,5 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Amalia Vaticano)

The Hotel Amalia Vaticano is a classically furnished 3-star hotel in Rome. It is very close to the Vatican and a 9-minute walk before you reach St. Peter’s Square.

The hotel, equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, a minibar, an airport shuttle, and more, welcomes its guests with a top location and extensive comfort.

Although the Hotel Amalia is located next to a busy street, guests find their stay pleasant and quiet.

The Best 4-Star Hotels in Vatican City:

09

Hotel Della Conciliazione

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,3 km

Roman Forum: 2,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,9 km

Spanish Steps: 1,8 km

Pantheon: 1,8 km

Vatican City: 1,1 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Della Conciliazione)

One of the best 4-star hotels near the Vatican City for us is the Hotel Della Conciliazione. You can’t find a better location in Rome than this accommodation.

Within a 5-minute walk, you are already at the gates of St. Peter’s Basilica, from where you can explore the Vatican with all its treasures. There are also connections to Termini train station and other sights in Rome.

Some of the balconies offer a glimpse of the almost 2000-year-old Castel Sant’Angelo. Even the façade of this fantastic luxury hotel is typical of Roman style.

From breakfast to the service to the cleanliness of the rooms, there is absolutely nothing to complain about here. You will find a variety of excellent restaurants near the Hotel Della Conciliazione.

10

Orazio Palace Hotel

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,4 km

Roman Forum: 2,6 km

Trevi Fountain:  1,6 km

Spanish Steps: 1,3 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 2,0 km

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(Photo: © Orazio Palace Hotel)

A little further away than the Hotel Della Conciliazione is the 4-star hotel called Orazio Palace. It is a 15-minute walk to St. Peter’s Square and 10 minutes to the neighboring Castel Sant’Angelo.

Adjacent to your hotel, Via Cola di Rienzo is a highly recommended shopping street in the immediate vicinity. The hotel rooms shine in a modern, pleasant light.

The entire room layout is well-designed and looks very harmonious. A highlight of the Orazio Palace Hotel is the building’s fantastic roof terrace, from which you have a wonderful view over beautiful Rome and the Vatican City.

If the temperature is right, you can enjoy your breakfast from up here. If you want to stay as comfortably as possible and close to the Vatican, this is the place for you.

11

Hotel Isa

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,1 km

Roman Forum: 2,4 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,4 km

Spanish Steps: 1,2 km

Pantheon: 1,5 km

Vatican City: 2,1 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Isa)

The 4-star Hotel Isa is located directly on the western bank of the Tiber. You can reach Castel Sant’Angelo within a 9-minute walk from this fashionable boutique hotel. You can walk to the Vatican City in just under 20 minutes.

Therefore, the hotel is located almost exactly between the Vatican sights to the west of the river and the Pantheon and other Roman highlights to the east.

Enjoy a fantastic view of Rome from the hotel’s much sought-after roof terrace. Here, you can enjoy a wonderful meal both in the morning and evening and enjoy your stay in the Eternal City.

If you like the comfort of the Hotel Isa and the excellent starting point for any activities in the city, you should secure one of the coveted rooms as soon as possible!

12

Starhotels Michelangelo Rome

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 8.5 (Very good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,7 km

Roman Forum: 3,0 km

Trevi Fountain: 2,4 km

Spanish Steps: 2,8 km

Pantheon: 2,2 km

Vatican City: 0,7 km

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(Photo: © Starhotels Michelangelo Rome)

The Starhotels Michelangelo in Rome offers comfortable beds, the finest food, and an outstanding location. This 4-star hotel is just 600 meters from St. Peter’s Square.

You can make yourself really comfortable in one of the 179 classically furnished hotel rooms, some of which even have a view of St. Peter’s Basilica. The hotel’s restaurant, “Dome,” serves top-class international dishes.

The luxury hotel also has 2 meeting rooms for business meetings and conferences that accommodate up to 140 people. There are also some great pavement cafés near this phenomenal hotel by the Vatican.

13

Atlante Star Hotel

Stars:

4/5

Rating: 7.8 (Good)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,3 km

Roman Forum: 2,6 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,8 km

Spanish Steps: 1,7 km

Pantheon: 1,7 km

Vatican City: 1,4 km

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(Photo: © Atlante Star Hotel)

The Atlante Star Hotel offers a fantastic view of the Vatican. This glamorous 4-star hotel is located on Via Giovanni Vitelleschi, from which you can reach St. Peter’s Basilica in less than 10 minutes on foot.

State-of-the-art décor, first-class service, and a stunning panoramic roof garden restaurant await you at the Atlante Star Hotel.

From here, you have a truly unique view of Vatican City. The chefs at Les Étoiles restaurant will spoil you daily from 19:30 to 22:30 with fresh, delicious ingredients straight from the region.

The Best 5-Star Hotels in Vatican City:

14

Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 3,2 km

Roman Forum: 2,5 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,9 km

Spanish Steps: 2,2 km

Pantheon: 1,6 km

Vatican City: 1,7 km

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(Photo: © Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá)

Perhaps one of the most spectacular hotels in Rome is the 5-star Hotel Villa Agrippina Gran Mélia. This elegant designer hotel is only 1 km from St. Peter’s Basilica and is close to the Vatican City.

In addition to the great location, this spa hotel offers some excellent amenities. There are only a few Rome hotels with a pool on their rooftop!

A huge swimming pool is located in the outdoor area of the hotel, surrounded by beautiful parkland. Here, you will also find a fitness center and much more.

If you like, you can also book a whirlpool with your room and enjoy the view of the Vatican City from here. In addition to the many relaxation options, some guests particularly praise the food.

15

Hotel Indigo Rome

Stars:

5/5

Rating: 8.9 (Fabulous)

What’s nearby:

Colosseum: 2,6 km

Roman Forum: 1,9 km

Trevi Fountain: 1,5 km

Spanish Steps: 1,6 km

Pantheon: 1,3 km

Vatican City: 1,7 km

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(Photo: © Hotel Indigo Rome)

The Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George is another luxury hotel in Rome near the Vatican that should be included in our list of hotel tips in Vatican City.

From this 5-star hotel, you can reach the Vatican within a 13-minute walk. Surrounded by great boutiques, you can enjoy an excellent spa offer, including a wellness center, sauna, whirlpool tubs, and more! Hotel guests are pampered on the beautiful roof terrace during the warm summer months.

An overview map of the individual hotels in Vatican City:

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

Editor: Sebastian Erkens
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