Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Rome

Below is a list of the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Rome as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All the hotel recommendations on the list have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

Rome is the capital of Italy and a special commune. Historically, it is one of the most popular cities on earth and the home to some of the world’s most important history. Spanning over 28 centuries, Rome has some of the richest histories on earth. It is one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe and the world at large. Rome is regarded as the home of Western civilization and described by some as the first-ever metropolis in the world.

Rome became one of the first major centers of the Italian Renaissance and the birthplace of both the Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Rome has been the center of creating masterpieces by several artists, sculptors, and architects. As one of the most popular cities in the world, the city sees millions of visitors yearly.

The city is a global city with influence in arts, fashion, media, culture, architecture, and religion. UNESCO lists the historic center of the city as a World Heritage Site while several landmark buildings and structures such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums are some of the most famous in the world.

Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Rome, Italy. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Rome, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Venice or the best hotels in Florence.

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  • 4.7 Inn At The Roman Forum

    The Inn At The Roman Forum, Rome

    Frommers

    “The name doesn’t lie. This small hotel is tucked down a medieval lane, on the edge of Monti and with the forums of several Roman emperors as neighbors. Its midsized rooms are sumptuously decorated.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Rome.

  • 4.8 Villa Spaletti Trivelli Rome

    Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome

    Lonely Planet

    “This glorious boutique hotel resides in a mansion fitted out with 16th-century tapestries, antique books and original period furnishings. Its 14 romantic suites are elegantly decorated, with lovely green garden views.”

  • 4.8 Hotel Vilon Rome

    Hotel Vilòn, Rome

    CN Traveler

    “The quiet, confident arrival of the Vilòn gave Rome a boutique hotel to showcase the city’s sharp sophistication, which too often gets lost among its antiquities. The Vilòn stylishly captures a vital facet of the direction the city is headed in.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s Best New Hotels of 2019.

  • 4.7 Hotel Locarno Rome

    Hotel Locarno, Rome

    New York Times

    “The Hotel Locarno, with generous high-ceilinged rooms, a fabulous bar and a lovely courtyard, is an oasis of class and tranquillity a stone’s throw from Piazza del Popolo.”
    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Rome.

  • 4.6 Margutta 19 Rome

    Hotel Margutta 19, Rome

    New York Times

    “Across the piazza on a quaintly picturesque street, the year-and-a-half old Margutta 19 offers 16 plush, modern rooms and suites surrounding a terraced green hillside.”
    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Rome.

  • 4.4 Arco Del Lauro Rome

    B&B Arco Di Lauro, Rome

    Lonely Planet

    “Perfectly placed on a peaceful cobbled lane in the ‘quiet side’ of Trastevere, this ground-floor guesthouse sports six gleaming white rooms with parquet floors, a modern low-key look and well-equipped bathrooms.”

  • 4.3 Generator Hostel Rome

    Generator Hostel, Rome

    Lonely Planet

    “Hostelling just got a whole lot smarter in Rome thanks to this designer hostel which, quite frankly, is more uber-cool hotel in mood – 72% of the 174 beds here languish in bright white private rooms with sharp bathrooms, and dorms max out at four beds.”

  • 4.8 JK Place Rome Hotel

    J.K. Place Roma Hotel, Rome

    New York Times

    “Midcentury furniture mingles with marble sculptures at the J.K. Place Roma, a 30-room hotel that opened in 2013. The eye-catching design by the architect Michele Bönan features colorful palettes, stately four-poster beds and common spaces adorned with Berber rugs and a futuristic chandelier.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Rome.

  • 4.4 Palazzo Cinquecento Rome

    NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento Hotel, Rome

    New York Times

    “Travelers arriving by train will appreciate the hotel’s quiet, easily accessed location. And those who have seen and done Rome’s main sights may appreciate its proximity to lesser-known ones.”

  • 4.6 G-Rough Hotel Rome

    G-Rough Hotel, Rome

    New York Times

    “Like a Fellini film, the G-Rough deftly balances the refined and the rugged, creating a sophisticated hotel with both a sense of place and a sense of style.”

  • 4.8 Palazzo Scanderbeg Rome

    Aparthotel Palazzo Scanderbeg, Rome

    CNN

    “Built in the 15th century, this beautifully renovated palazzo offers a collection of apartment-style suites perfect for large families and groups. Each minimalist-modern apartment offers large bedrooms, sprawling living spaces and sleek kitchens equipped with designer Alessi appliances.”

  • 4.6 Hotel Lunetta Rome

    Hotel Lunetta, Rome

    CNN

    “This four-star hotel near Campo de’ Fiori will wow you with its ultra-modern black-and-white marble interiors and 30 recently refurbished rooms, but it’s a surprise in the basement that’ll have you posting on Facebook — the original Roman-era walls of the Theater of Pompey.”

  • 4.5 The First Hotel Rome

    Hotel The First, Rome

    CNN

    “This super-chic, five-star art hotel just around the corner from Piazza del Popolo attracts well-heeled guests who want a base in the heart of Rome’s shopping district. The First offers one of Rome’s best views: roof-top tiles, domes and bell towers.”

  • 4.7 Brunetti Suite Rome

    Guesthouse Brunetti Suite, Rome

    CNN

    “This family-run guest house is a short walk from Piazza del Popolo. Brunetti Suite has seven rooms on two floors — the double rooms aren’t huge, but they’re big enough and well appointed.”

  • 4.6 Campo de' Fiori Rome Hotel

    Boutique Hotel Campo de’ Fiori, Rome

    CNN

    “The best thing about this hotel is its private rooftop terrace, with a 360-degree city view so good that people sit up there even on cold winter evenings. This homey, four-star pad has comfortable baroque-style rooms with expensive drapes, wooden beams and sparkling chandeliers.”

  • 4.3 Hotel Navona Rome

    Hotel Navona, Rome

    CNN

    “Location is really the key to this unpretentious establishment. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon and Hotel Navona is on one of the quieter streets.”

  • 4.4 DOM Hotel Rome

    DOM Hotel, Rome

    New York Times

    “In a 17th-century palazzo in the historic center, D. O. M is a luxurious hotel with 24 rooms and suites that opened in late 2013. The richly textured décor is an appealing mix of old and new — think artworks ranging from Renaissance-era marble inscriptions to Andy Warhol silk-screens — and the clubby rooftop terrace is a new hot spot for aperitivi in warmer months.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Rome.

  • 4.7 Hotel Eden Rome

    Hotel Eden Dorchester Collection, Rome

    CN Traveler

    “It is elegant and calm, with marble floors, a gold-lit ceiling and vases of freshly-picked flowers in every corner. Everything is flawless, but it’s the staff that truly stand out, taking care of guests’ every need, from tour bookings to dinner reservations.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List

  • 4.8 Hotel De Ricci Rome

    Hotel De’ Ricci, Rome

    CN Traveler

    “Old school lushes and anyone who enjoys a tipple will love Hotel De’ Ricci. This is a place that’s all about the wine, with eight seriously smart rooms. You get the feeling you’re somewhere swanky the moment you walk in, all secluded booths, low lighting, and draped curtains.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Rome?
The cradle of modern civilisation, it has a history of more than 3000 years, which is very much evident in present-day Rome too. It is home to some of the most iconic wonders of Christendom, the creation of Renaissance masters.

Trastevere
Its quaint cobbled streets are lined by several pubs and restaurants which are popular amongst both locals and tourists. You will find several hotels located here, catering to various budgets.

Trevi
It is a vivacious neighbourhood, making it a favourite haunt of tourists. There are street vendors selling a variety of wares, delectable food, and Italy's famous gelato. There are some top-notch restaurants here as well. A number of hotels are present overlooking the famous fountain and square.

Ostiense
There are several hipster bars and discotheques, making it a popular haunt of youngsters. The Eataly superstore houses 4 floors of restaurants, bars and other gourmet items. Some of the luxury hotels are located here.

Esquilino
It is one of the primary attractions of Rome, the site of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Since it is popular with tourists from all over the world, one can come across several eateries serving global cuisine like Asian and African, as well the famous pizzerias and Italian restaurants. Many budget hotels are located here.

Castro Pretorio
This neighbourhood has undergone a massive turn around in the recent years. From nondescript accommodations, it now has boutique hotels and edgy hostels popular with backpackers. Traditional pizzerias and delis satiate the hunger of travellers as do the wonderful historic sights.
How much does it cost to stay in a Rome hotel?
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $140 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $180 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Rome hotel then you can expect to pay around $480 per night.
Which Rome hotel serves great breakfast?
Try Hotel Lunetta or NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento Hotel if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Rome. Both hotels have excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
Which Rome hotel is the best for couples?
Try Hotel De’ Ricci if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Rome, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.