Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy (V)
Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy: Hotel Locarno – Art Nouveau charm
The Hotel Locarno has been in business since the 1920’s and still retains its old world, fashionable charm. Fabric covered walls, marble floors, oriental carpets and antiques make each room unique. The quirky style makes it a favorite with the film and fashion world. The hotel is made up of two buildings, connected by a central courtyard that is a cocktail bar during the summer. In addition to the usual luxury amenities, the hotel offers a fleet of bicycles for guests’ use.
The location is very central, just off the majestic Piazza del Popolo and within walking distance of the shopping district around The Spanish Steps.
Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy: Hotel Portoghesi – Small 3-star Hotel. Great location
The days when the Hotel Portoghesi used to be a well-guarded secret are long gone. You have to book months in advance to get a room at this small hotel located a block away from Piazza Navona. With only 27 rooms, the family-run hotel feels very old world. But the recent renovation has made the rooms (and bathrooms) all the more comfortable.
The location is excellent: a few blocks to both the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, yet on a narrow side street that is quite and romantic. Some of the standard rooms are on the small side, but for Rome this is fairly common. For a bigger room, book a junior suite. The rooftop terrace is used for breakfast and open to guests all day long. Staff is helpful and friendly.
Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy: Hotel Sant'Anselmo – Secluded Romantic Hotel
The Sant’Anselmo is located on the Aventine Hill, tucked between Circo Massimo and the Testaccio neighborhood. In other words: this is not your typical tourist area. In fact, the Sant’Anselmo is the only hotel in this area. That said, it’s a short walk down the hill to Testaccio, where