The best luxury hotels in Rome

Enjoy the Eternal City in style with these luxury hotels.

The Rome skyline. Image credit: Nicola Forenza/iStock
The Rome skyline. Image credit: Nicola Forenza/iStock

Whether you’re in Rome for the history, the food, the art, or strictly business, time in Rome is rarely wasted. We’ve rounded up the best places to stay across three unique Roman neighborhoods spanning the ancient center, the trendy corner, and the artsy north.

Centro Storico – Rome’s historic center

Centro Storico is the center of the ancient city and home to the Pantheon, an architectural marvel. Sip cappuccinos in Piazza Navona or indulge with scoops of creamy gelato while exploring the cobblestoned streets, buzzing squares, and historic monuments of the old town.

HT6 Roma

HT6 Roma is a boutique hotel set in the historic center of Rome. Enjoy room details such as a whirlpool bathtub and chromotherapy shower as well as opulent furnishings and unique artworks.

Rooms range from the Smart Room, a luxury escape for one or two people, to the Family Rome, set over two floors, to the indulgent Exclusive HT6, which has an enviable view of the old neighborhood.

Hotel De’ Ricci

Moments from the Piazza De’ Ricci, this namesake hotel Hotel De’ Ricci is elegance and opulence in the center of the city. With just eight suites and a bar known only by the hotel’s guests, there’s an exclusive air about this hotel.

Inside, the rooms feature vintage furniture, balconies overlooking a courtyard, and walls adorned with paintings from international illustrator Andrea Ferolla. For wine lovers, the on-site sommeliers offer private wine tastings and tours of the wine cellar which holds more than 1500 labels. Sample these in the Charade Bar, the lavish on-site bar complete with Cigar Room.

Hotel Indigo Rome – St George

Hotel Indigo Rome – St George is moments from the River Tiber as well as museums, bustling bars, and cafes. Each of the 64 rooms has a modern décor with Roman-inspired touches, such as artwork featuring the city or the iconic Fiat 500.

Unwind in the spa with treatments ranging from quick 25-minute sessions if you’re strapped for time to full-day options if you’re in need of a true indulgent experience in the sauna, Turkish baths, and gym. Don’t forget to visit the rooftop terrace for 360-degree views of the city.

Monti – a hipster haven

Bordering the Colosseum and Roman Forum, Monti has come a long way from its days as the red-light district of Rome. It’s now a hip and buzzing neighborhood filled with chic wine bars, designer boutiques, and local trattorias. It’s also home to Via Nazionale, one of the oldest streets in the city and the go-to spot for small unique stores and designer outlets.

Enjoy the many trattorias in the area. Image credit: alblec/iStock
Enjoy the many trattorias in the area. Image credit: alblec/iStock

Hotel Artemide

Hotel Artemide is found in an 1877 building which has been restored with modern amenities while preserving historical features, such as the Art Nouveau glass dome in the lobby. Rooms are spacious, with the Honeymoon Suite offering a rooftop terrace complete with sun loungers and a hot tub. Unwind in the spa, 24-hour gym, or in the Terrace Bar which overlooks the rooftops of Rome. Or simply step outside onto Via Nazionale for some retail therapy.

Palazzo Manfredi

Palazzo Manfredi sits on ancient Roman history as the site used to be a training school for gladiators. The luxury hotel sees modern and elegant design throughout the rooms and suites plus a Michelin-star restaurant, AROMA, with a Roman head chef. Rooms are spacious and modern with the main draw being the view. Take in the Colosseum from a large living room, outside space, the bed, or even the bathtub.

Roma Luxus Hotel

There are a variety of rooms available at Roma Luxus Hotel ranging from the Deluxe Loft Terrace, with rustic wooden beams, to the Junior Suite with View, featuring a double terrace overlooking Rome. There are also marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, four-poster beds, and bold art to complete the chic and modern look. Relax in the on-site spa and dine in Madre, an Italian-South American fusion restaurant surrounded by foliage-covered walls.

Tridente– designer shops and renaissance squares

Named after the trident shape of roads leading out of Piazza del Popolo, this northern neighborhood of Tridente is a mix of imposing history and modern luxury. The Renaissance Piazza di Spagna and famous Spanish Steps give way to the high-end designer stores of Via dei Condotti and art can be found everywhere from the antique stores to galleries to museum exhibitions. Rome’s largest public park, Villa Borghese, is a short walk away for lakes, cycling paths, and almost 200 acres of greenery.

The Spanish Steps. Image credit: Blueplace/iStock
The Spanish Steps. Image credit: Blueplace/iStock

Portrait Roma

From the Lungarno Collection, Portrait Roma is a five-star hotel which oozes sophistication. Simple and stylish rooms have modern amenities with touches from the 50s, such as artwork and photos of Rome from the decade. There are 14 suites to choose from including the Penthouse Trinità dei Monti, with terrace views of the Renaissance church, and the Portrait Family Accommodation, which connects the Junior Suite and Deluxe studio for a spacious accommodation option with a living area and kitchenette.

Residenza di Ripetta

Residenza di Ripetta is housed inside a baroque building which was once a convent. Today, the original 17th-century architecture can be enjoyed from each of the 66 suites. You’ll find high ceilings and plush furnishings in the rooms as well as statues and antique art as you wander around the hotel. Dine in the on-site Café di Ripetta restaurant, run by famous Roman chef Rodolfo Chieroni, and sip on creative cocktails in the opulent American Bar.   

Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps

Opt for modern digs in the ancient city with Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps. Set in an old boarding school, the luxury hotel has been renovated with artistic flair featuring bright colors, minimalist spaces, and quirky details throughout. The Crystal Bistro restaurant and bar has vaulted ceilings and frescoes adorning the walls and just outside you’ll find art galleries and antique dealers.

Whether it’s the historic center, hipster haven or artsy neighborhood, book a reliable Blacklane car service in Rome to get there fast.


Vanessa Gibbs

Vanessa Gibbs is a freelance writer covering travel around the world for magazines and brands. Away from her laptop, she likes to explore her hometown of London, scuba dive wherever she can, and collect passport stamps along the way.