“Bright and Casual”
1. Hotel Eden
Via Ludovisi, 49 [BORGHESE]
The Eden is one of the grand old hotels of Rome but its recent makeover makes it the most comfortable (understatement of the year).
“Location and Class”
2. Hotel de Russie
Via del Babuino, 9 [POPOLO]
Fronting onto the very central Piazza del Popolo but with a gorgeous rear garden climbing the hill to the Borghese park, the de Russie is strategically placed. It is also very professionally managed and boasts impeccable design.
“Inside the Borghese Palace”
3. JK Place
Via di Monte d'Oro, 30 [SPAGNA] http://www.jkroma.com/
The design by J.K. Michele Bönan is compelling and smart but it is the location right in the heart of Rome’s elegant centro storico which puts this high on my list.
“Rome’s Newest Luxury Hotel”
4. Palazzo Dama
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia 2, Rome [POPOLO]
Brand new on the scene, another welcome luxury hotel between Piazza del Popolo and the Tiber
“High Design Amidst Archaeology”
5. The Rooms of Rome Palazzo Rhinoceros
Via del Velabro 9 [VELABRO] https://theroomsofrome.com
Unique addition to Rome’s luxury hotel scene. Designed by Jean Nouvel and activated by art under the curation of the Alda Fendi Foundation.
“A Villa by the Tiber”
6. Villa Laetitia
Lungotevere delle Armi, 22-23 [PRATI]
A bit out of the way across the river north of the Vatican, Anna Fendi’s villa is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
“Posh and Exclusive”
7. Fendi Private Suites
Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 48 [SPAGNA]
Yet another Fendi hospitality venue, this time the tiny collection of elegant suites, more private club than hotel. Great design, great location, and interesting formula.
“Design on a Charming Street”
8. Margutta 19
Via Margutta, 19 [SPAGNA] https:// www.romeluxurysuites.com/ margutta-19/
Small and stylish luxury hotel close to the Spanish Steps but picturesque quiet side street.
9. Hotel dei Ricci
Via della Barchetta 14 [CAMPO]
In the back of the Renaissance Palazzo Ricci this new boutique hotel has only 4 suites and a bar but provides full five-star service and a great location.
10. Ruspoli Bonaparte Residence
Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 56 [SPAGNA]
The heritage of the Ruspoli family spans from the 15th century to the current generation who provide an opportunity for guests to stay in their historic palazzo in breathtaking luxury.
11. Donna Camilla Savelli
Via Garibaldi, 27 [TRASTEVERE]
The setting is lovely, with a church by Borromini on the property.
“Newly restored but not ruined”
12. Hotel Locarno
Via della Penna, 22 [POPOLO]
I was happy to learn that the recent renewal of this historic hotel didn’t sacrifice its old world charm. Great bar.
13. Albergo del Senato
Piazza della Rotonda, 73 [PANTHEON]
Amazing location an arms’ reach from the Pantheon, with a view to die for from the roof terrace.
14. Hotel dei Mellini
Via Muzio Clementi, 81 [PRATI]
This is one of those hotels you find and keep; not too ostentatious but very well managed and conveniently located luxury hotel close to the center but away from the tourists.
15. Residenza Farnese
Via del Mascherone, 59 [CAMPO]
This four-star hotel is a mystery to me; I’ve peaked into the lobby a few times and it seems nice, and the location can’t be beat, but I’ve never known anyone to stay there.
“Comfort and Style”
16. Hotel Monte Cenci
Via Monte dè Cenci, 8 [GHETTO]
Cute little stylish boutique hotel on a cute little square in the ghetto.
“Stay in a Convent”
17. Domus Tiberina
Via in Piscinula, 37 [TRASTEVERE]
While it’s not really a convent, this old hotel caters to pilgrimage groups and feels like it was once one.
“Green and Well-managed”
18. Kolbe Hotel
Via di San Teodoro, 48 [ VELABRO]
In a former convent (really) this oddly named hotel looks out onto the archaeological site of the Palatine Hill and is a short walk from Rome’s most vibrant farmers’ market, not to mention the Tiber River.