Rome is vast with differing authenticities of the historic city filling each neighborhood. Choosing where to stay in Rome can be an overwhelming subject and search, so we’ve done the hard work for you. When we chose where to stay in Rome we weighed our hotel options by looking into each neighborhood and choosing which had the most offerings for the kind of experiences we wanted in Rome. Here is our guide for where to stay in Rome, specific to the most well-known neighborhoods in the Eternal City.
We always include an exclusive section for the Marriott collection of hotels in each city we write about. We do this because Marriott is a hotel brand that we value and trust. As often as we can, we choose a Marriott collection hotel for at least one night of our stay at every destination.
Set in the Tridente neighborhood of Rome, this boutique luxury sits near the Tiber River and all of Rome’s main attractions. Elizabeth Unique nods to Rome’s authentic romanticism and historic charm, a perfect destination for those looking to stay familiar but expand to reach Rome in its entirety.
Photo from The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel is a luxury as close as you will get to staying inside The Pantheon itself. With design and style that mock the historic wonder, you can’t get much more Roman than here.
Modern luxury located in Rome’s most ideal location, all notable destinations are just steps outside its doors. Take yourself to Rome’s golden age.
Located in the heart of Piazza Navona, G-Rough is one of the newest additions to the booming boutique luxury accommodations in Rome. This Marriott category hotel is exquisitely designed to showcase centuries past.
It is a suites-only hotel is designed by Italian hoteliers. G-Rough nods to unconventional “Made In Italy” luxury mixed with the great Roman past.
Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of Hotels, Palazzo Naiadi is best described as a contemporary curation of Rome’s best.
“From its chic rooftop pool terrace to its foundations suspended over the ancient Thermal Baths of Diocletian, this neoclassical Roman palace hotel connects you with the soul of the past and the spirit of the present, in a city that has mastered the art of living.” – The Dedica Anthology
CENTRO STORICO HOTELS
Although not technically a neighborhood, but rather an area made up of neighborhoods, Centro Storico claims the historic centre of Rome, showcasing its most authentic pieces. Layered with romanticism you will find boutiques, cafés, restaurants, street entertainment, and music stirring up the vibrant cobblestone alleys. The standouts here are The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more.
Stay here if you want to walk out and be right in the square of Rome. You are willing to pay a more premium price on accommodation and food.
DOM Hotel is across the Tiber River from Trastevere, the 5-star luxury resort is centrally located near Piazza Navona. Full-equipped rooms, panoramic views, luxury lounge and bar, and a perfect location are a few highlights here.
Refined and elegant, Terrace Pantheon Relais is a gorgeous offering in the heart of the city. Mixing together classic and modern, the rooms reside in present-day in a setting of ancient offerings. Here, you can step outside and be right in the action of The Eternal City.
The rooms are full-service, with a premium breakfast buffet served daily and always-on staff.
Hotel De’ Ricci is recognized as one of the top Small Luxury Resorts of the World. The 4-star accommodation is just 5 minutes’ walk from Piazza Navona and is as close to the city center as you can get.
Hotel De’ Ricci offers in-room wine coolers and an onsite wine cellar, boasting Italy’s bests flavors. The food is incredible, with continental breakfast every morning and complimentary bites at the bar, you’re sure to indulge in some of Rome’s best tastes.
Navona Street is the perfect accommodation for those who just need a place to kick the feet up at the end of the day. Simple and sophisticated, Navona Street offers a furnished courtyard, modern detail and cozy quarters in the centre of Rome, 500 metres from Piazza Navona.
Iconic Italian Fendi now has an offering outside of just being a luxury fashion house. Fendi Private Suites is the store’s flagship for boutique accommodation. The third floor of the Maison’s stunning home, Palazzo Fendi, has been transformed into the world’s very first Fendi hotel.
Stay here for an authentic stay of a lifetime and experience the magic of Fendi in its native home.
Describing themselves as not fancy, but not not-fancy, Chapter Roma is a youthful experience celebrating the vibrant present-day attitude of the famous Roman neighborhood.
“Glamorous and gritty, the hotel’s public spaces are filled with a mix of classic and contemporary art and graffiti to parallel the creative spirit and energy of the famously vibrant neighbourhood” – Chapter Roma
Located with the Spanish Steps right outside your door, this is considered the most upscale part of the city with designer shops and consistent 4/5 star hotels housing the area. This area is the wealthy neighbor of Centro Storico. The reason for its luxury? Celebrities used to hang out here, if you were someone back then, this is where you were found.
Stay here if the price isn’t something you are really concerned with. This area is central, you have access to almost anything within just a few steps.
Portrait Roma is a 5-star luxury set in the heart Rome’s exclusive shopping and dining district with some of the main attractions right outside your door.
Studio accommodations are offered here, with full top of the line appliances and furnishings. Continental breakfast is served every morning in your studio. There is also the option to enjoy your meal out on the gorgeous terrace that overlooks the heart of Rome.
Located just a bit outside of the main city center, Concept Terrace is an inexpensive modern accommodation with everything you need. Considered part of the Trevi District, this accommodation allows quick access to Rome’s best.
The Shire Hotel is a charming, modern tap into Rome. It is a modest luxury, a perfect boutique accommodation off of the beaten path.
“In the beating heart of the Via Veneto, and with a breathtaking view of the Aurelian walls, The Shire was born, a boutique hotel conceived and designed to bring together in one jewel all the details necessary to create a hotel that is a distinctive feature of Rome’s hotel accommodation.” – The Shire Hotel
Magica Luna Boutique Hotel is a quaint accommodation nestled in the streets of Tridente. Its location is perfect for those wanting a hybrid neighborhood with convenience without being right in the chaos of the city center.
Magica Luna sits fringes the line between Centro Storico and Tridente, making it a perfect mix. The rooms are fully-equipped and spacious, offering everything you need during your stay.
Casa Montani is a luxurious and charming accommodation set on the third floor of an 18th-century building overlooking Piazza del Popolo. Its central location is just 10 minutes’ walk to the Spanish Steps and the other main attractions of the city center.
Here, you can enjoy breakfast in your room with outstanding views of the Piazza.
The Radical Hotel is in the Via Veneto district which is just a few km away from the Spanish Steps and just a short distance further from Rome’s main attractions.
The 3-star hotel features a bar, continental or a la carte breakfast, modern and chic rooms and 24-hour staff readily available for any of your needs.
Where zestful living and youthful nightlife meet. This heady neighborhood on the other side of the Tiber River is full of character and spunk. Trastevere is home to the best nightlife in Rome and is a must if you want a colorful night out on the town. Filled with charactered restaurants, little shops, open-shutter bars, and lively clubs the bohemian style neighborhood is for those who enjoy a lively atmosphere.
Stay here if you prefer lively scenes by night and endless options in pubs and unique restaurants.
Located a short 10-minute walk from the heart of Trastevere, this 4-star hotel is perfectly located and affordable. Where modern luxury meets historic Rome, the aesthetic of this place will make you never want to leave it.
Here, you can enjoy a full breakfast buffet, an authentic Italian restaurant, spacious lounge areas, a fully equipped room, free wifi, and English speaking 24-hour staff. A dream indeed.
Tree Charme is located across from the famous Ponte Sisto, and is only a 5-minute walk from Piazza Farnese and Campo de’ Fiori, and 10 minutes from Piazza Navona. You truly can’t beat the location.
The photo above is one of many magnificent terraces on the property, breakfast is served daily, meant to be enjoyed in one of these shining gardens. The rooms are elegant, offering complete luxury at a cost that isn’t wild.
Gran Meliá is a luxurious resort-Esque accommodation in the heart of Trastevere and the site of historic Villa Agrippina. The resort is a juxtaposition of the timeless luxury and glamour of the city with the ancient history of the authentic Roman times.
Gran Meliá is a 5-star resort featuring a seasonal outdoor pool and lounge, romantic spa, cozy and spacious rooms, wellness center and so much more.
Monti is a slightly nicer neighborhood of Termini. This area can be considered to have a more suburban feel and really bleeds an authentic Italian atmosphere. This is the oldest Rione in the city and is a perfect place if you are interested in ancient Roman history. You can find original Italian private boutiques with the most authentic Italian pieces possible.
Stay here if you are a history guru and value time spent immersing in the culture of the city. Accommodation is averagely priced here.
Modern meets historic at The Fifteen Keys, from its cosmopolitan attitude to the urban decor, new luxury sits amongst the city’s oldest neighborhood.
As mentioned, Monti is the best neighborhood for those hoping to enjoy Italian sites and culture outside of the main tourist zoo. So, The Fifteen Keys is a great place to call home while enjoying the relaxing surroundings of the peaceful Monti area.
Condominio Monti Boutique Hotel is a dreamy, modern accommodation just a short 5-minute walk from the Colosseum and is 1 stop away from Termini Station. Another perk with its idyllic location, the boutique accommodation offers a rooftop dining terrace with panoramic views of the nearby neighborhood.
The rooms are full-service with apartment-style options. There is full breakfast served daily on the rooftop garden. Talk about a dream.
Resting on a hilltop, Aventino is an upscale residential area next to Rome Fori Imperiali and Circus Maximus, and is in walking distance to the Colosseum. Aventino is an escape from the commotion of the main hub, but it still offers what most come to Rome searching for, its history and ancient sites. The neighborhood is also recognized for its wining and dining opportunities.
Stay here if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle but still near Rome’s best. Accommodation is affordable, but you will have to travel a bit for some of Rome’s best spots. The Colosseum’s backyard.
Refined luxury is the best way to describe The Corner Hotel in Rome. With a modern style, this accommodation offers a cocktail bar, lounge garden, and the Corner Michelin-starred restaurant.
Residenze Argileto is a modest, airy accommodation offering a free spa and panoramic rooftop terrace that overlooks the Roman Forum. An idyllic 18th-century building placed in one of the world’s most ancient grounds.
Here you can enjoy marble-floored rooms with in-room minibars and wood-beamed ceilings. Guests can enjoy a full-service wellness center including a hot tub, sauna, steam bath, and relaxation lounge. Massages can also be reserved here in the spa. And like the rest, there is a full breakfast buffet served daily.