Best Located Hotels for Sightseeing in Rome’s Centro Storico Neighborhood

Best Located Hotels for Sightseeing in Rome’s Centro Storico Neighborhood

Whether you are visiting Rome for the first time or just want to be within easy walking distance of the main sights of Ancient Rome, it makes sense to stay in the Centro Storico neighborhood. This area has some of Rome’s most important museums and temples, as well as the Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Farnese Gardens, and the Coliseum. You may want to discover the sights on an informative guided walking tour.


Re di Roma Design Hotel

Re di Roma is a popular five-story hotel with stylistic design features and contemporary artworks. Services include a 24-hour concierge and free Wi-Fi, which are both essential for planning your day’s sightseeing. Start each day with a continental breakfast buffet before heading out to explore the nearby Catacombs of Pretestato, the Aurelian Walls, and the Imperial Forums.

Free Minibar at the Hotel Diocleziano

The four star Hotel Diocleziano has air-conditioned rooms just minutes from the Diocletian Baths and Octagonal Hall. Walk to the Coliseum, or use the metro train from the nearby Stazione Roma Termini. Located in a quiet backwater, this friendly hotel has a fitness room and free Internet access. The comfortably furnished rooms offer satellite TV and a free minibar with soft drinks.

Family Friendly Starhotels Metropole

Just steps from the grand Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Starhotels Metropole is a centrally located hotel in Rome. It offers an airport shuttle service and free breakfast, making it a great family friendly place to stay. Services include childcare for parents who want to enjoy a romantic meal out or a night at the theater. The hotel is close to the 5th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and 20 minutes’ walk from the Trevi Fountain.

Great Value at Hotel Commodore

Although you pay a premium for a centrally located hotel in the heart of Rome, the Hotel Commodore is one of the most affordable. It has everything you need, from air-conditioned rooms to an on-site restaurant. The hotel is close to the Piazza Vittorio, the largest piazza in Rome, with a garden, Porta Alchemist (Magic Gate), and porticoed palazzi.

Rooftop Views at Hotel Raphael–Relais & Chateaux

At the other end of the scale, the Hotel Raphael–Relais & Chateaux offers five-star comfort within easy reach of St Pater’s Basilica and the Roman Forum. You’ll feel pampered in the luxuriously appointed rooms with wireless Internet, satellite TV, and opulent bathrooms. The hotel is a museum of antiquities, sculptures, and artworks, including a collection of Picasso ceramics. Enjoy drinks on the rooftop Terrace Bramante every evening with panoramic views of the Pantheon, the War Memorial in Piazza Venezia, the Palazzo del Quinale and the beautifully lit dome of St Peter’s Basilica.

Spa Therapy at Hotel Indigo Rome – St George

All that walking and sightseeing may leave you in need of a therapeutic massage or relaxing beauty treatment.The Hotel Indigo Rome–St George is the perfect place to return to each evening and make use of the hot tub, sauna, and steam room. Close to Castel Sant’Angelo and St Peter’ Basilica, this centrally located hotel will make your Rome visit truly memorable.

If you want to stay outside the central district, take a peek inside the Hotel Emona Aquaeductus in this article.

About gillianbirch

Greetings from your international roving reporter! Based in beautiful Cornwall UK, I am a freelance travel writer and published author of several travel books. As the wife of a Master Mariner, I have travelled extensively and lived in exotic locations all over the world including the Far East, Europe, Australia and the Republic of Panama. I would describe myself as having “endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust”, as I continue to explore Europe, Florida and further afield, writing about my experiences with humour and attention to detail. BTW, I have a Diploma from the British College of Journalism and am a member of the International Travel Writers’ Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers’ Association.
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