Despite the fact that there are numerous hotels available throughout the Rome it is not easy to find good hotel in nice location for affordable price in Rome. If you want to spend less you should visit Rome during the low season (November - March) when you can find hotels at half-price of regular.
Depending on your preferences you can choose from staying near Termini station, historic center of Rome or maybe close to Vatican city. Read below our suggestions for hotels in each of mentioned Rome neighbourhoods.
The easiest way to narrow down selection of hotels in Rome is by location. Staying near the historical centre can be costly but a central hotel is very convenient for having a rest after a day of exploring it.
Staying on the outskirts is cheaper but you need to take into consideration costs of travelling into the city each day as well as time you need to spend on travelling. Some hotels do have a shuttle service for which they all charge. If you are visiting the city with elderly people or children, our advice would be to stay near the centre.
Regarding room rates they depends on the hotel and the season. During the low season in Rome which is from mid-October until mid-December and again from mid-January until April. In this period you can find rooms as low as €50 per night.
Find below our recommendations for your comfortable stay in Rome.
Staying near Vatican city during your visit to Rome could be a great choice as you will be a short walk to Saint's Peter's Basilica as well as Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. Other popular Rome sights are easily reachable from Vatican on foot or by metro.
For staying near Vatican, you can choose from San Pietro and Prati neighbourhoods. San Pietro is a nice and safe residential neighbourhood situated south of Vatican which offers few hotels and is only 10-minute walk from Saint Peter's Square.
Prati is situated north of Vatican and is elegant high class residential area - very safe and ideal for staying when in Rome. This area has many nice restaurants, cafés, shops as well as large food market - Trionfale Market. One of the most popular shopping streets in Rome, Via Cola di Rienzo can be found here offering a great choice of designers stores offering popular clothes, shoes, accessories and cosmetics brands. In this street you can also find Italian shopping department "Coin".
The Piazza di Spagna is one of the Rome's most renowned squares. This are is one of the most popular districts of Rome and is situated near the high streets Via dei Condotti, Via Frattina and Via del Babuino. The Spanish Steps were built at the beginning of the 18th century connecting Piazza di Spagna and the Church of Trinita dei Monti. Here you will find many nice hotels.
The Fontana di Trevi which is 26 meters tall and 49 meters wide and decorated in the Baroque style, is an unmissable sight of Rome. This Baroque fountain is among the most beautiful fountains in the whole world. In
This northeastern corner of the historic centre of Rome is home to the winding Via Veneto. This street is famous for its luxury hotels and is very popular among tourists. At the bottom of the street there is Piazza Barberini, named after Palazzo Barberini which is directly in front of it. At the centre of the square stands the beautiful Tritone Fountain. Piazza Barberini is dotted with numerous restaurants, cafes, snack bars and souvenir shops offering local products.
At the top of the Via Veneto you will find Villa Borghese - the third largest public park in Rome which has nine entrances from the centre of the city. The beautiful garden are tiered up the hill and contain a number of buildings, fountains, small lakes, museums and other attractions. Along the Via Veneto and in nearby streets there are many great hotels which are on the expensive side.
Piazza Navona is one of the most charming Rome's squares. The square is surrounded by restaurants and terraces giving Piazza Navona lively atmosphere during the day. On the square there are three fountains: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Nettuno and Fontana del Moro. Nearby you will find Campo de' Fiori - lively square dotted with restaurants and cafes.
Close to Pantheon you will find numerous hotels. This area belongs to centro storico of Rome. The areas is full of restaurants, gelaterias and souvenir shops. From here you can easily reach Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Venezia. Not far from here you will find Via del Corso - a shopping street with numerous fashion shops.
The neighbourhood of Trastevere in one of the prettiest neighbourhood of Rome with its narrow cobblestone streets, colourful buildings and balconies. This part of Rome is ideal for those who wish to experience true Italian lifestyle as it feels more like a small town than a capital city.
Trastevere is situated on the right bank of the Tiber river which means that from here you can easily walk to historic centre of Rome or the Vatican. There is no metro from here to other parts of Rome. Trastevere is divided in two parts. West of Viale Trastevere is a part with central square and churches with buzzing bars and restaurants by night and east is quieter more contemplative part also with fascinating churches and squares.
Termini station is the main Rome train station with connections to other Italian destinations (Naples, Bologna, Florence, Venice, Turin, Milan and many others) as well as other European cities. From Termini you can easily reach both Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports as well as cruise port in Civitavecchia.
In this area you will find many great hotels which are considerably cheaper than those hotels in other parts of the city. Also from here you can easily walk to some of the best Rome sights such as the Colosseum and Imperial Forums (taking Via Cavour). Nearby you will find Piazza della Repubblica and popular shopping street - Via Nazionale. If you continue to walk further you will reach the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
The Monti neighbourhood is one of the most pleasant parts of Rome for staying. It has central location between Termini to the north, and Colosseum and Imperial Forums to the south. Nearby you will find Piazza Venezia as well as a long shopping street - Via Nazionale.
This charming neighbourhood is filled with small restaurants, cafés and antique shops. Here you will find Piazza della Madonna dei Monti - a picturesque square with a fountain, ideal for people watching and having a coffee in one of the surrounding cafés. From here you can reach the Vatican by 20 minute ride on the 64 or 40 bus or by taking B line metro from Cavour or Colosseo stop. Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori are only 15 minute walk from the neighbourhood of Monti.
In Monti you will find great hotels offering comfortable rooms, excellent service and desirable location.
Parioli is one of the Rome best neighbourhoods and is located north of the bustling city centre.
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