Best Luxury Hotels in Rome

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A historic city with enough museums and sculptures to keep visitors busy for weeks, Rome is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. If after a day sightseeing at the Vatican and Trevi Fountain, retreating to a luxurious hotel with comfy beds and excellent service sounds ideal, you've come to the right place. After visiting over 300 hotels in Rome, we compared each to find the best of the best, taking into account the guest rooms, restaurants, and location, and more. Take a look at our picks for the best luxury hotels in Rome, Italy and get inspired!

  1. The luxurious Hotel de Russie is located in a posh neighborhood near the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. This 122-room property combines style and comfort, starting in the cozy lobby with plush sofas and appealing artwork. Bright rooms feature tasteful, modern decor and marble bathrooms. Suites provide extra living space, as well as French doors leading out to small private balconies. 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. Sure, Hotel de Russie may not have the coveted outdoor pool that a couple of hotels lower on our list do, but its spa does have a large warm-water pool, and the hotel's location, amenities, gorgeous rooms, and the lush garden in the middle of Rome put it at the top of our luxury list.

  2. The First Luxury Art Hotel is a 29-room boutique in the historic center of Rome near the Spanish Steps. The property has an elegant, modern design with contemporary art and top-notch technology. Rooms and suites have ample space, iPod docks, Nespresso machines, and big marble bathrooms. The hotel's restaurant has a Michelin-starred chef and the rooftop cocktail garden has 360-degree views of Rome, but some guests note the hotel is difficult to find.

  3. The St. Regis Rome is a grand five-pearl hotel of the Belle Epoque era, with modern amenities. Most guests rave about the helpful concierge and butler service, and the property features include an Asian-themed spa, a fine dining restaurant offering wine cellar tastings, and formal afternoon tea service. Elegant rooms blend several historic decor styles and are adorned with lovely antiques. The hotel is within walking distance of Termini Station, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.

  4. The five-pearl Aldrovandi Villa Brogheseis is an opulent experience in a quiet, upscale residential neighborhood just outside the city center. The well-preserved 19th century building is loaded with rich period details. And its 103 rooms are spacious and offer simple yet elegant decor and marble bathrooms. The lush, relaxing garden area, new La Mer spa, and fine-dining restaurant add luxury. Free parking and free shuttle to the Spanish Steps add value. But, the neighborhood is not a good match for guests who love to walk Rome’s streets to browse shops, visit restaurants, and explore landmarks. 

  5. This upscale boutique hotel, with just 12 rooms, is housed in a gorgeous historic mansion less than 10 minutes from the Trevi Fountain. Despite its small size, the hotel goes above and beyond with the amenities, offering a gym, spa, lovely outdoor garden, excellent free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. The rooms blend elegant decor (antique furniture and artwork, patterned bedspreads, crown moldings) with modern technology (iPod docks, flat-screen TVs). The luxurious, large marble bathrooms are the highlight -- all have separate showers and tubs. Many of the rooms overlook the hotel's private courtyard.

  6. This luxury boutique hotel stands out for its incredible views -- 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 (that's almost too sexy to be practical). The rooftop restaurant, Aroma, offers fine dining and spectacular views -- and serves a free American-style buffet breakfast daily. All in all, it's a great option, but there aren't many sights or restaurants in the immediate area. The hotel does not have a spa or fitness center, though guests are given access to a nearby fitness center for discounted rates. Its gorgeous rooms are impressive enough to put this hotel higher on our list than luxury options with more amenities.

  7. The Hotel Indigo Rome - 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. Rooms were redecorated in 2014 and now have vibrant colors, iconic Italian accents, and iPod docks. Spa access and Wi-Fi are included in the rates. Luxe extras include a wine bar, and traditional Italian restaurant, and an on-site spa with a huge hot tub

  8. Yes, four-pearl Artemide's prices are higher than those of its nearby competitors. With the higher rates, though, comes a renovated spa, complete with indoor pools, sauna, and massage room. There's a large free breakfast, a popular rooftop barand restaurant, and free minibars in the stylish rooms. This property is also smack in the middle of central Rome, within walking distance of the Piazza Della Repubblica and Termini Station, making this hotel convenient and decidedly upscale.

  9. The 41-room Barocco is an upscale hotel on the Piazza Barberini. The spacious, upscale rooms have decor in shades of champagne and cream; some have great piazza views. While the hotel is lacking in common space and features (such as spa or fitness facilities), it offers a picturesque piazza location within walking distance of the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. The extensive breakfast buffet includes pastries, yogurts, fruit, and meats.

  10. The 61-room Fortyseven is an upscale boutique that offers solid returns for the price. Housed in a historic building restored in the mid-2000s, the property has a modern aesthetic. Rooms are spacious and bright with impressive views, comfortable hypoallergenic bedding, and bathrooms with large walk-in showers. Circus, the rooftop restaurant, is a major draw for guests and locals alike with its sweeping scenes and Italian dishes.

  11. Noted for catering to both vacationing couples and business travelers, the Trilussa Palace Congress & Spa in Trastevere features rooms with an understated Louis XVI-style decor. The standout feature of the property is the large spa, which offers a wide range of treatments for an additional charge. During the warmer months, the rooftop garden is open and houses a small cocktail bar as well. The picturesque surrounding area with its medieval architecture contains an assortment of shops and trattorias, but most popular tourist sights are not within easy walking distance.

  12. Although its 30 rooms are somewhat small, the four-pearl Hotel Lunetta is one of Rome’s most historic and charming hotels. Situated in the historic center, it offers tremendous views from the small rooftop bar, and an underground spa with a foundation that dates back to 55 B.C. Guest rooms have hardwood floors and exposed beams, and stocked minibars. An ample breakfast buffet is included in the price of a room. The hotel is ideal for romantic tourists with money to spare, who don't mind compact rooms, and who appreciate staying within ancient walls more than they do amenities like lobby lounges and full-service restaurants found in other upscale properties.

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