Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy: Daphne Inn – Budget B&B near Veneto and Trevi
Daphne Inn’s two locations, near the Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto, are both stylish small B&B’s that are affordable and friendly. Cheerfully decorated rooms are each designed with individual touches, and are warm and cozy. There is free Wi-Fi and laptops available for use and guests receive pay-as-you-go mobile phones if they need them. Even though this is a budget hotel, the breakfast is pretty good, with fresh fruit, cold cuts, yogurt and muesli. A great choice for a budget hotel in the center of Rome. Friendly service, and most of the staff (and the owners) speak English.
Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy: Forty Seven – Modern Hotel near Circo Massimo
Modernity is juxtaposed with antiquity at Hotel Forty Seven. Forty Seven’s location—adjacent to the Forum and far from the chaos of the shopping district—and more affordable rates make this a good choice. Near the quaint neighborhoods of Trastevere and The Ghetto, which are filled with restaurants, wine bars and bakeries, just a block from Campidoglio Hill, the hotel has sixty-one rooms, including some suites with private balconies. There’s also a rooftop terrace that overlooks the piazza below, with the Temple of Vesta. And while guests have access to the hotel’s gym, the nearby Circo Massimo is perfect for a morning run.
Best Places to Stay in Rome, Italy: Hotel Apollo – Affordable family-run hotel, great location
I’m hesitant to include The Apollo in this guide, since I consider it my little secret. This small, clean, affordable hotel in one of Rome’s best neighborhoods is where I put my friends and family when there is overflow from my own home.
This 3-star hotel has been run by the Pontecorvi family since 1935, with great warmth and charm. All of the rooms have been refurbished and are clean, elegant and comfortable. They aren’t huge, but did I mention how affordable they are? Breakfast is served on the top floor, with a view out over Rome’s rooftops. Step out of the front door and you are in the Monti neighborhood, with a wealth of restaurants and a view of the Coliseum. There are only 24 rooms, so it is often booked solid.