Radisson Blu Es. Hotel, Rome Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Radisson Blu offers a lot more than most Roman hotels in terms of amenities, many of which are especially suited for business travelers -- specifically the business center, abundant meeting space, fitness center, and sleek dining options (room service and the option of breakfast to-go give business travelers more flexibility with their meals.) The outdoor pool is a rarity in this city, and the spa is also a draw. Though the hotel's location by the Termini station isn't particularly quaint, it's convenient for business travelers traveling into the city by train. Rooms are modern, albeit small, with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi.
Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa is located in the Parioli district near the beautiful Villa Borghese park (but far from most tourist sights). The grand, opulent lobby has plush seating, chandeliers, and lovely artwork. Rooms are traditional in style with crisp white bedding and modern amenities. Marble bathrooms are finished with crown molding and jetted shower/tub combos. Business travelers will likely appreciate the 18 meeting rooms, business center, spacious fitness center, classy on-site restaurant and bar, outdoor courtyard garden with big heated pool, and Prince Spa, complete with indoor pool and steam room.
Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Rocco Forte is one of the top luxury hotels in Rome, but it's also one of the most business-friendly hotels in Rome, with five meeting rooms featuring modern technology. The largest space, the Sala Torlonia, can fit up to 90 people for a cocktail reception. The location near the Spanish steps is convenient, and bright rooms feature tasteful, modern decor and marble bathrooms. Highlights at this upscale hotel include the on-site spa -- with hammock-like loungers, a big Jacuzzi pool, and Turkish steam bath -- and an interior courtyard with a beautiful terrace and gardens. Le Jardin de Russie is a sophisticated place to dine, and the buffet-style Stravinskji Bar provides trendy lounge seating.
St. George Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The St. George is a luxury boutique hotel in a fabulous location: on a cobblestone street in Old Rome, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and some of Rome's most popular sights. The hotel is certainly luxurious -- sophisticated rooms have warm beige decor and modern amenities, and the small spa is sleek, with a tranquil Turkish bath. And it has some great perks for business travelers (that can also be enjoyed by tourists): 24-hour room service, a free breakfast buffet, a business center, a cigar lounge, several meeting rooms, and a fitness center. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi comes at an additional fee.
Palazzo Manfredi Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Palazoo Manfredi may be a small boutique hotel, but free Wi-Fi, free use of laptops and iPads, and meeting rooms make it a great pick for business travelers. Guests can take in the nearby Colosseum from the rooftop restaurant and lounge, as well as from their rooms (these view rooms cost a bit more). The 16 rooms themselves are quite spacious for European standards and have modern decor, flat-screen TVs and dim lighting.
H10 Roma Citta Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Clean, contemporary (if generic) rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks; free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; a large business center; and a free shuttle to the city center make the upper-middle-range H10 Roma Citta a great pick for the business traveler. Additional perks include a small fitness center, a nice salon with a few massage rooms, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
UNA Hotel Roma Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 197-room Una Hotel is an upscale option near Termini station, a somewhat gritty area that is nonetheless convenient for business travelers. The rooms are clean and modern, with wooden accents, white and beige decor, and flat-screen TVs. Large slate bathrooms are the highlight, and come with bidets and rainfall showerheads. There is an on-site restaurant and bar, but the hotel offers little else in the way of amenities for a hotel its size -- there is no fitness center or spa. But it does offer a free breakfast, as well as five meeting rooms and a small business center.
Hotel Turner Rome Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 19th-century style of this 63-room hotel is opulent (some might say over-the-top), but it feels fitting in this grand, historic city. The rooms have details such as rich wallpaper, crown moldings, chandeliers, and gilded headboards, though some are quite small. The location in a residential area outside of the city center isn't ideal, but the Porta Pia bus stop is right out the front door. It's an older property, with a few signs of wear, but many will consider the ornate charm ample compensation. Amenities are few, but the hotel does offer a free daily breakfast, rooftop terrace with views of the city walls and Porta Pia gate, a business center, and impressive meeting spaces, all of which are nice perks for business travelers.