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Rome Hotels

Updated 2/2006

Rome (Roma) has thousands of hotels. Some are new, marble-laden chain hotels, while others are quaint classic places with frescoes on the ceiling. 

Here's my list of favorite hotels close to the sights. Check around for prices since there are often special rates available at even the fanciest hotels -- sometime for as much as 70% off!

Art Hotel Rome

The entrance to this hotel is definitely unique you won't miss it from the street!

The hotel is in a great location -- just a block from the Spanish Steps and the surrounding shops and restaurants -- and it's really close to a subway stop and a taxi stand if you want to further. You'll find antique shops and a small photo bookshop with pictures of Rome dating back to the mid 1800's just outside the front door.

The rooms are tastefully decorated with rich leather and wood. The hotel's beds have high threadcount Italian linens and extra thick down comforters. The bathrooms have frosted glass windows to let in the light.

There is some noise from the surrounding area during the day, but at night the room was extremely quiet even with the window propped open, and even quieter (and completely dark) with the interior wooden shutters closed.

Finally, the hotel has a great breakfast buffet that is included in the cost of the room. While it is not a gourmet feast, it's an excellent way to start the day. They serve salamis, fresh and canned fruit, tasty pastries and artisan jams.

Hotel Hassler Rome

Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps, this hotel is in the center of the action for shopping and hanging out on the steps at night. The hotel has beautiful views of Rome and the Villa Medici gardens. This hotel has been the place to be in Rome for a generation. The elegant rooms are decorated in classic Roman style. Service is excellent.

Raphael Hotel Rome

This elegant, secluded little hotel is hidden behind the Piazza Navona -- right in the center of the action for restaurants, sightseeing in the old city, and shopping in the artisan and food shops of the area. The lobby is decorated with art and antiques and the rooms are each uniquely and comfortably decorated. Richard Meier recently redesigned the third floor. You won't get the feeling that comes with staying in a large corporate hotel. There is a two level terrace where you can arrange to have meals while enjoying the views.

Hotel Condotti

In the heart of Rome's shopping, this hotel is decorated in classic European style.  The hotel has only 16 rooms, which means that you will get the personal attention you deserve.  Internet access available only in the lobby.  Low season rates are quite reasonable for this area and level of quality.

Atlante Star Hotel

If you intend to spend the bulk of your time in and around the Vatican complex, this is the hotel for you. This comfortable hotel has attractively decorated rooms that really make you feel like you're in Rome.  The friendly staff will be happy to help with whatever arrangements are needed.  One of the few hotels in the center of the city that offers complementary transportation from the airport to the hotel. The included breakfast is served in the hotel's roof top restaurant. Rooms are elegantly decorated.

Crowne Plaza Rome Minerva

This elegant hotel is on the Piazza de Minerva -- right in the center of old Rome and away from the crowds. If you're interested in being close to a lot of the sights in the old city (like the Pantheon and the Campo de Fiori market) and walking distance to lots of restaurants and nightlife, this is a very good choice. The hotel was completely renovated in 1990 and the rooms are very elegantly decorated with fine French fabrics.

Questions and Answers

i want to learn for the period of christmas in a 3 star hotel in italia,in rome how much will it cost me?

You can expect to pay anywhere between $50-200 USD per night, depending on the location and the quality of the hotel. The closer to the heart of Rome, the more expensive the hotel. The best way is to check prices on several hotels and book early. Christmas is a popular and wonderful time to be in Rome.

What about March or April in Rome ? Prices, temperature,etc.Thanks.

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