Fathom Favorites : Rome Hotels

1. La Scelta di Goethe

La Scelta di Goethe

The three apartments in this restored historic building are filled with rich tapestries and Florentine artwork, which merge seamlessly, of course, with the latest technology (like iPads in every guest room). Book the the Trinita dei Monti suite for sweeping terraces, a well-stocked library, and a rooftop soaking pool.


Via del Corso 107
Rome, 00187

2. G-Rough


The fixtures, the chandeliers, the textiles, the paintings, the little messages painted on the walls — there's something interesting everywhere you look, and the eclectic design pieces, artwork, and textiles converge beautifully and harmoniously. The gorgeous, 10-suite hotel is located just a block from Piazza Navona, and you can feel how close you are to the city's heartbeat.


Piazza di Pasquino 69
Rome, 00186

3. The Corner Townhouse

The Corner Townhouse

A nouveau townhouse with a notable chef in the bistro, a mosaic on the rooftop terrace, a cozy library, and a speakeasy makes for a great home base (and place to come home to) while in Rome. 

Viale Aventino 121
Rome, 00153

4. CasaCau


Pretend you're a (very fortunate) Roman in one of these six hip, little apartments in a refurbished 17th-century building by the Trevi Fountain. The owner supplies seasonal recipes for your kitchen — a great excuse to shop the many farmer's markets, butcher shops, and larders around town.

Via in Arcione 94
Rome, 00187

5. Buonanotte Garibaldi

Buonanotte Garibaldi

A homey, three-room bed and breakfast in a converted family home in Trastevere. Owner Luisa Longo is a textile designer whose wares are displayed in a birdcage in reception. The living room, with its grand piano, leather sofas, and rows of books, welcomes lingering, as does the courtyard garden.

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 83
Rome, 00187

6. Hotel San Anselmo

Hotel San Anselmo

A sweet and cozy hideaway in a converted 19th century townhouse on the residential Aventine Hill. The décor in the 34-room hotel is a very Roman mix of modern and antiques, and there's a lovely garden in the back for breakfast or aperitivo.

Piazza San Anselmo 2
Rome, 00153

7. Hotel Palazzo Manfredi

Hotel Palazzo Manfredi

Ever wondered what it would be like to see the Colosseum from your window? Take up residence for a night at this little luxury hotel and bask in the light of the Roman Forum as you drink your last espresso of the night. Rooms are tastefully modern with pearly white bathrooms and fluffy robes.

Via Labicana 125
Rome, 00184

8. Relais Teatro Argentina

Relais Teatro Argentina

A lovely, six-room boutique hotel in a centrally located palazzo near Largo Argentino and Campo de’ Fiori. The look is a classic Italian family home: Venetian glass chandeliers, upholstered chairs, rich draperies, modern bathrooms. There's nothing ostentatious and it's all very tasteful. The lovely and helpful people in charge are Carlotta Fè d'Ostiani and her uncle Paolo. Her parents run Arco dei Tolomei Guest House in Trastevere.

Via del Sudario 35
Rome, 00186

9. Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George

Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George

A five-star hotel that mixes great modern style with excellent functionality. In other words, if you’re here on business, it won’t feel like it. There’s a great spa and a beautiful rooftop terrace bar with fantastic 360-degree views of Rome's 400+ domes.

Via Giulia 62
Rome, 00186

10. Crossing Condotti

Crossing Condotti

It’s not a hotel so much as an intimate townhouse, with five bedrooms and one suite, one flight up from chic Via Condotti. There’s a small living room and an honor kitchen for snacks and hot and cold beverages. The decor mixes modern and classic: warm grey walls, antique sconces, heavy wooden furniture. The staff is attentive but discreet: The concierge goes off duty around 6 p.m.

Via Mario de' Fiori 28
Rome, 00187

11. J.K. Place Roma

J.K. Place Roma

One of the best new hotels in town, it’s the third outpost of the mini J.K. Place empire. And like the truly heavenly sister properties in Florence and Capri, this one is impossibly chic yet totally welcoming, with a living room-style lobby filled with piles of art books and beautiful photography and sumptuous bedrooms upstairs.

Via di Monte d’Oro 30
Rome, 00186

12. The Inn at the Roman Forum

The Inn at the Roman Forum

Ancient meets modern at the 14-room boutique hotel overlooking the Roman Forum that has 2,000-year-old crypt on-site. (On-site! It's the only hotel in Rome that can make this claim.) The décor is contemporary, sumptuous and almost a little overdone, with curtains draped around four-poster beds, embossed wallpaper, and dramatic chandeliers. Breakfast and cocktails are served on the rooftop terrace, which has great views.

Via degli Ibernesi 30
Rome, 00185

13. Portrait Roma

Portrait Roma

The Ferragamo family has several hotels under their Lungarno Collection brand, many in their native Florence, but this was their first in Rome, an intimate and gorgeous, 14-room hotel that feels like a private home. Located on chic Via Condotti, it’s pricey, but the view from the rooftop bar is priceless.

Via Bocca di Leone 23
Rome, 00187

14. Hotel Locarno

Hotel Locarno

A charming and picturesque hotel off Piazza del Popolo, decorated with such beautiful Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Belle Epoque pieces that it feels like you’ve stepped back in time. There are two buildings; book a room in the newer one.

Via della Penna 22
Rome, 00186