Where to stay in Rome | Boutique Hotels

Finding accommodation in Rome is no mean feat with so many to choose from and ranging in prices, where do you even begin to look? Never mind book anything!

Hotels in Rome are diverse and depending on location can be very expensive.

Do you want a boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace or a cute 3 star hotel in central Rome? Anything goes in the Eternal City. 

Before thinking of the hotel itself, I find it is easier to choose the neighbourhood that suits your style, taste and price range.

In this guide I have split my recommendations into 5 neighbourhoods, focusing on 3 - 5 star hotels in Rome suited for different budgets and of course with the emphasis on affordable luxury. 

Budget Guide: 

£  £100 - £150 | ££  £150 - £200 | £££  £200+  Per Night

Centro Storico

For those who want to be in the action, on the doorsteps of Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, you want a Roman Holiday moment every minute of every day. Hotels in Central Rome are naturally costly, you're paying for the accessibility but you will do less walking. 

Albergo del Senato

Piazza della Rotonda | ££

Hotels in Rome do not come any better than this gem. Right in the heart of the historic centre and directly next to the Pantheon, the Albergo del Senato is a luxury 3 star boutique hotel where modern meets antique. A 19th Century building with 56 rooms and a romantic roof top terrace overlooking the Pantheon for an evening Aperol as the sun sets. It also offers a range of rooms and sizes perfect for groups or families. 

Residenza Argentina 

Via di Torre Argentina 47 | ££

A stunning 4 star boutique hotel only 5 minutes walk from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. A great location to tick a lot of attractions of your bucket list without much walking involved. What I love most about this luxury hotel is the price! You can snag a bargain here at £160pn, plus a 24 hours bar serving Italian Wine, Beer and spirits. 

Hotel Lunetta

Piazza del Paradiso 68 |  ££

Fancy staying in the very first and oldest hotel in Rome? It is definitely one for the history lovers out there. Lunetta's doors were first opened in 1368, but fear not as every detail is now modern and sleek. After a full day site seeing in Rome, the onsite spa and rooftop terrace offers rest and relaxation. 


For those of you who like to explore ancient ruins and get lost in history! Be a stone's throw away from the Roman Forum, Trajan's Markets and the Colosseum. 

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Fifteen Keys

Via Urbana | £££

A clean, trendy  and homely boutique hotel on a secluded street in the heart of Monti. With only 15 rooms you will have this five storey townhouse to yourself. Each room is decorated differently but in keeping with a contemporary vibe that matches it's flare for style. It even has Malin + Goetz amenities in the rooms - a sure fire hit with me! 

Nerva Boutique Hotel

Via Tor de'Conti 3/4  |  £

The Cirulli family welcome you to their gorgeous luxury Boutique hotel near to all the ancient sites, a stones throw from the Roman Forum. Attention to detail is the motto loved by the Cirulli family and is injected into all elements of the hotel - you can even book a personal shopper! 

Via Veneto/Borghese

For those who live for the finer things in life, this neighbourhood oozes luxury and romance. The historic shopping street Via Veneto home to high end brands is on your doorstep.


Hotel Degli Artisti

Via degli Artisti 18 | £££

Romance is in the air at this stunning boutique hotel. Positioned on the Pincian Hill, with breathtaking views over Rome, it's little wonder why this hotel rates so highly. If you want to splurge, you can book a suite with a private terrace and Jacuzzi, what a way to end the day!

The Tribune Hotel

Via Campania | £

Are you a fan of flashy interiors? If so, the design led Tribune hotel is right up your street. It's cool, sleek and exquisite plus it's only a few minutes walk from the beautiful Villa Borghese gardens, perfect for afternoon strolls and picnics. All details throughout the hotel are luxe and with your comfort in mind. What's more, it's on the cheaper side, bargain!


For those who like the local feel and bustling evening scenes. Trastevere has always been my favourite part of Rome, I adore the laid back atmosphere in the day, chilling with a Vino in hand and watching the locals go about their business in a cute piazza. Come night time, this place is alive and not in a loud, garish way! 



Hotel Santa Maria 

Vicolo del Piede, 2 - 00153 | £

Hotel Santa Maria may be a 3 Star but I feel that you are staying in luxury, with free breakfast included, complimentary bicycles, a rooftop garden to admire Rome and a quaint courtyard to cosy up in. With only 19 rooms in these 16th century cloisters you'll feel like you have the whole place to yourself.

Residenza San Calisto

Via Dell'Arco Di San Calisto | £

The Residenza San Calisto is a restored 18th Century hotel only a stone's throw away from the bustling Santa Maria square. With a range of rooms and apartments it suits all different groups and party sizes. A nice touch are the Tempur mattresses in each room for ultimate comfort. 

If these guides helped you choose a neighbourhood, simply put your dates in below and check what hotels are available in your budget range. I always look at hotels on a map as you get a sense of what is around the hotel and whether it will work for you.


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