Rome is Italy’s capital city, a location full of history that dates back to 753 BC. Known for numerous landmarks and amazing gastronomy, Rome offers entertainment, delights at every corner, and upscale comfort.
Visitors to the Eternal City will find plenty of refined boutique hotels to accommodate them during their stay.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Rome
Price: From $146
The charming Arpinelli Relais, also locally known as Casa Arpinelli, can be found only steps away from the Trevi Fountain. Guests at the Arpinelli can easily reach the Barberini metro station and the Piazza di Spagna, where they can explore the Spanish Steps.
The original building that houses this exclusive boutique hotel was first established in the 17th century and has undergone several restoration processes. The current version of the Arpinelli is full of modern convenience and many original furnishings that remain from when the location was a family home. Each room is individually decorated in a classic style full of elegance.
Every accommodation option includes a flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels, air conditioning, a private en suite bathroom with designer toiletries, and a hairdryer. The picturesque wooden ceilings add further style and class to the location.
The Fifteen Keys
Price: From $221
The Fifteen Keys is a peaceful boutique hotel in Via Urbana, in the trendy Monti district. This central location offers plenty of quiet while still granting great access to the heart of Rome. Guests can relax at the Fifteen Keys after a full day of exploring the city.
The hotel offers daily newspapers, 24/7 reception, Vespa rental, and a complimentary bike that is ideal for discovering the surroundings. Guests at the Fifteen Keys can also be treated to complimentary tea and an urban picnic, as well as bespoke itineraries that will help travelers wisely spend their time in Rome. In-room massages and wellness treatments can be arranged, and guests can engage in yoga sessions at Ryoga.
Each luxurious room at the Fifteen Keys includes a personal safe, a minibar, a writing desk, an LCD TV with satellite channels, and Malin + Goetz bath products.
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Price: From $552
Describing itself as a house rather than a hotel, G-Rough offers a unique boutique experience in the heart of Rome. Located near Piazza Navona in a landmark building that dates back to the 17th century, G-Rough provides original and upscale comfort with great access to the main attractions in the area.
Full of artistic flair and unique accents, G-Rough preserves many original architectural details and blends them with refined modern style. There are painted wooden ceilings and patina walls, as well as 1950s armchairs, bronze mirrored walls, and a brass-finish bar counter.
G-Rough offers only opulent suites to guests. They include unique individual designs and feature amenities such as a Bluetooth Marshall speaker, minibar, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, Malin + Goetz bath products, a smart TV, a coffee maker, and plush linens from Society.
Hotel De’ Ricci
Price: From $484
A haven for wine lovers, Hotel De’ Ricci, can be found near the Pantheon and a short drive from the Termini train station. This luxurious boutique hotel treats guests to a collection of more than 1,500 wine labels and an expert staff on hand to curate the experience.
The opulent suites at Hotel De’ Ricci all include a personal in-room wine cellar that allows guests to sample the delights on offer at any time. Right next to the lobby, guests will find the exclusive Charade Bar, a well-kept secret available only to discerning travelers.
Suite options at Hotel De’ Ricci include a junior suite, a classic suite, a balcony suite, and a deluxe suite. Each choice includes a sophisticated design inspired by the ’60s and features plenty of natural light.
Hotel Villa Linneo
Price: From $165
Originally built in 1921, the elegant Hotel Villa Linneo is only steps away from the Borghese Gardens, the Piazza di Spagna, and Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts. This exclusive boutique experience has a bespoke style influenced by many cultures.
There are French elements, along with Moroccan color palettes and an overall Italian aesthetic that brings everything together in a pleasing fusion. This intimate location treats guests to a sense of refined peace in the heart of Rome.
Accommodation options at Hotel Villa Linneo include standard and superior rooms. Each of them is soundproof and features a personal safe, satellite TV, minibar, writing desk, air conditioning, hair dryer, and several computer outlets for extra convenience. The opulent superior rooms add a Devon & Devon Victorian bathtub made from stainless steel and ceramic.
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Price: From $911
The sophisticated Hotel Vilòn can be found in the renovated mansion adjacent to the Palazzo Borghese. This art-filled boutique experience is located within reach of the Spanish Steps and the banks of the Tiber River, as well as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.
Hotel Vilòn treats guests to luxurious boutique accommodations in the heart of Rome. With a design inspired by the Art Deco era enhanced with plenty of modern comforts, the Vilòn includes an on-site restaurant and bar.
There are details throughout the mansion that pay homage to when it used to be a school for girls. Many of the rooms and suites at the Vilòn feature views over the Borghese Palace Gardens that guests can enjoy from private terraces. Each room includes a Tivoli Bluetooth radio, signature bath amenities, and a minibar stocked with soft drinks.
Price: From $177
Hotel Vivaldi offers a prime location on the prestigious Via del Corso, where some of the best shopping in Rome is found. In addition, most of the main attractions in the city are within walking distance, including the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, the Colosseum, the Borghese Gallery, and the Trevi Fountain.
Hotel Vivaldi treats guests to a daily continental-style buffet breakfast famous for its quality. It also grants access to the sophisticated facilities at the neighboring Hotel Mozart, including the rooftop garden with Mediterranean influence and amazing views over the city.
Each of the luxurious rooms at the Hotel Vivaldi includes air conditioning, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a personal safe, minifridge, hairdryer, LCD TV with DVD player, and fine furnishings. There is also an electric kettle and a minibar. Guests can opt for transfer service in luxury cars for an additional fee.
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The Radical Hotel
Price: From $114
Featuring a convenient central location, the Radical Hotel can be found in Lazio, right next to Piazza Barberini, Via Veneto, and the U.S. Embassy. True to its name, the Radical redefines the boutique hospitality experience into one not limited by traditional rules.
Guests are welcomed upon arrival into an open lounge area that includes a bar, a curated selection of books and art pieces, and a retro-style record player. Each space in the hotel features a minimalist design that focuses on clean lines and light.
Every room at the Radical is full of comfort and includes complimentary Wi-Fi, independent air conditioning, a Dorelan mattress with a memory foam topper, and 4 cozy pillows. Amenities also feature a minibar, a digital safe, a Philips smart TV with satellite channels, a kettle, and bath products from Maison Margiela.
The Shire Hotel
Price: From $202
The Shire Hotel can be found on Via Veneto, close to Piazza Barberini and the Villa Borghese. The hotel overlooks city walls dating back to the Aurelian period and offers superlative comfort to guests during their stay.
This boutique gem treats guests to a daily continental breakfast and excellent access to many of the city’s main attractions. Accommodation options at the Shire Hotel include deluxe guest rooms along with junior and corner suites.
Each room at the Shire features air conditioning, a writing desk, a personal safe, a flat-screen TV, and an en suite bathroom with a bidet. Amenities also include a minibar, deluxe bath products from C.O Bigelow, and double soundproofed windows. The deluxe rooms have a queen-size bed, while the suites have a king-size bed or twin beds on request.
U-Visionary Roma Hotel
Price: From $363
The U-Visionary Roma Hotel can be found close to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Surrounded by tradition and history, this unique boutique hotel experience offers a futuristic and digital take on hospitality.
Physical barriers are redefined, along with the concept of what a boutique hotel can offer guests. Guests can use high-resolution smart displays to interact with staff, enhanced by additional support from a latest-generation smartphone.
This futuristic hotel includes a sprawling rooftop terrace with gorgeous views over the city. The on-site U-Café treats guests to breakfast, lunch, and cocktails, surrounded by future-forward design.
Rooms at the U-Visionary Roma Hotel include warm color palettes, automated features, and cozy additions such as poufs and cushions. Accommodation options include classic, executive, and deluxe guest rooms, along with an open suite.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Price: From $719
The historic Villa Spalletti Trivelli can be found overlooking the Quirinale Gardens. This exclusive, sophisticated location is within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, Via Condotti, and Via del Corso.
This Quirinale location gives guests easy access to the most established landmarks in the city. The city retreat at the Villa Spalletti Trivelli is full of classic elegance and centuries of history.
The stylish drawing rooms are perfect to lounge in, while the rooftop terrace is an oasis in the middle of the city. In addition, the Villa includes an on-site wellness center for guests looking to treat themselves to pampering treatments.
The opulent rooms and suites at the Villa include original antique prints, a hypoallergenic mattress, and matching pillows, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, individual air conditioning, and heating controls, and a minibar.
Travelers will need time to explore the many wonders of Rome in detail. From the Roman Forum and the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, visitors can enjoy incredible sights, unforgettable food, and curated art in every part of this stunning city.