Rome is one of the most visited capital cities in the entire world! And for good reason. With its extensive history, decadent food and wine, and myriad of things to do and Italian landmarks to visit, its vast popularity comes at no surprise. Rome is also home to some of the most beautiful, Insta-worthy photo opps. It’s expected that many of them will be tourist attractions, such as the Colosseum or Trevi Fountain. However, not all of the most Instagrammable places in Rome are tourist sites. Without further ado, we bring you the most beautiful hotels in Rome. It doesn’t matter if you want to visit one of the on-site restaurants or stay in sheer luxury. These hotels are perfect for the traveler who finds solace in luxury.
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Most Beautiful Hotels in Rome
Baglioni Hotel Regina
This exquisite hotel was first erected in the late 19th century. A stunning illustration of art deco
Italy, Baglioni Hotel Regina is an Instagrammers dream. In the ornately decorated suites, you can take in breathtaking views of world-renowned monuments such as the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel.
Furnished in luxury materials such as marble, velvet, and fine metals, you’ll enjoy the authentic ambiance of ‘la Dolce Vita’ that is sheer magic. You’ll find rooms adorned in Murano glass, contemporary wall decor, reclaimed woodwork, and even Moroccan lamps.
For a truly world-class experience, the Roman Penthouse offers 360 degree views of the Eternal City from one of the highest points in Rome. It’s absolutely gigantic, at 560 square meters, with three bedrooms and a three-level terrace.
You can bring your furry friend along with you for your stay, so long as they are under the 15kg weight capacity. I can’t attest to whether or not the staff goes so far as to weigh your dog, but I’m sure you could get away with a kilo or two over the limit.
The most modest rooms here start at € 270 for one night.
In this remarkable ancient residence (designed by Borromini himself), hotel guests can get as intimate with Roman history as possible. You can actually sleep beneath 17th century frescoes, as well as enjoy breakfast in the presence of Bernini’s famed ‘Fountain of the Four Rivers’ while the tower bells of Sant’Agnese church chime in the background. This is about as quintessentially Roman as you can get!
In the various rooms at Eitch Borromini, you can admire such epic views as Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon dome, and the iconic Roman rooftops.
Head to the fourth floor to enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant Terrazza Borromini. This is accessible to hotel guests only. Terrazza Borromini’s menu lends itself to traditional Roman cuisine, sourcing local ingredients. The rooftop bar is unparalleled with its perfect views over Piazza Navona, making this one of the most beautiful hotels in Rome.
Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge
Also located on Piazza Navona is the Holy Deer San Lorenzo City Lodge. This marvelous marble-sculpted hotel immerses its guests in all of the quintessential Roman richness that visitors to the Eternal City know and love.
This hotel encompasses a timeless beauty, evocative of the Roman spirit and Italian excellence. Here, you can enjoy swoon-worthy Baroque frescoes and an environment sodden in history perfectly coupled with modernity.
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Hotel de Russie
Nestled between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie offers a chic amalgam of classic and contemporary vibes. A veritable celebrity hotspot, Hotel de Russie attracts the likes of movie stars, politicians, and a myriad of other artists. The hotel began getting accolades from celebs as early as 1917, when Jean Cocteau, a French poet, called the hotel a ‘paradise on earth.’
The suites housed in Hotel de Russie epitomize the opulent Roman lifestyle, seamlessly melding classical with contemporary. With picturesque views over historic Roman streets and the famous Piazza del Popolo, you’ll have plenty to admire from your terrace.
In addition to the pristine suites, guests also have access to a stunning tiered garden, complete with citrus trees, rose bushes, and waterfalls.
The hotel boasts a couple of different options for food and drink. Le Jardin de Russie is famous in the city for its verdant terrace amid citrus trees and pine, with some of the best views Rome has to offer. Le Jardin de Russie offers a menu of innovative Italian dishes.
If you’re thirsty, look no further than the Stravinskij Bar. This award-winning watering hole offers white glove service in a modern setting. Their craft cocktails are to-die-for.
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi
Located in a 17th century building a mere 5-minute walk from the Colosseum, Hotel Palazzo Manfredi makes an ideal base in the midst of Imperial Rome. A step outside the entrance is Ludus Magnus, where gladiators once trained before competing in the world-famous Colosseum. Let your imagination run wild as you close your eyes and almost hear the clanging of swords and chinking of armor, cheers coming from the stands.
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi combines the magnetism of ancient history with luxurious amenities and comforts of modern living. With meticulous detail, the hotel’s designers impeccably combine past and present in all aspects. Where sophistication meets comfort, you’ll find a true five-star experience at one of the most beautiful hotels in Rome.
One of the highlights of Palazzo Manfredi is the spectacular Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant, Aroma. With perhaps the most stunning views of the Colosseum the city has to offer, the rooftop terrace is open to the public as well as hotel guests. Reservations are required.
Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte
Here, you’ll stay in the very palace that a young Emperor Bonaparte resided with his mother. Offering a central location, just a stone’s throw away from Via del Corso, Piazza di Spagna, and the Trevi Fountain, this luxurious hotel offers a variety of room tiers from which to choose. All equipped with minibars and satellite programming, you can choose which theme you’d like. The Queen Hortense Bonaparte Suite and the Emperor Bonaparte Presidential Suite are by far the most breathtaking, earning the Residenza Rusopoli Bonaparte a spot on the list of most beautiful hotels in Rome.
The bathrooms in this 16th century palace are equipped with clawfoot bathtubs and separate showers, catering whatever mood you are in.
There is also babysitting and childcare (at a surcharge) if you’re traveling with the little ones and need a reprieve.
Located within a few steps from Campidoglio and multiple museums, come experience the Belle Epoque magnificence of the OTIVM Hotel. Though not quite as extravagant as others on this list, the OTIVM Hotel has an absolutely breathtaking terrace with a world-class rooftop bar where you can enjoy 360 degree views of the Eternal City. You don’t need to be a hotel guest to enjoy the rooftop bar, but the rooms here are not too expensive in case you feel like spending the night. Room prices start at a mere € 75 per night.
In addition to being very spacious, most rooms also have their own balconies that look over Vittoriano and Campidoglio.
There is an extravagant continental breakfast buffet served daily.
The Westin Excelsior is housed in one of Rome’s most epochal palaces, steeped in history and culture on Via Veneto. Situated equidistant between Piazza di Spagna and Villa Borghese, the Westin Excelsior has an impressive number of suites (35 to be exact). It also has one of the most lavish villa-style suites in all of Europe – Villa La Cupola. Villa La Cupola has a whopping SEVEN private terraces! Not to mention all of the other luxury amenities you’d expect from a five-star hotel.
In terms of on-site food and drink options, you can enjoy refined Italian cuisine at Restaurant Doney, located on the Via Veneto sidewalk. At the Orvm Bar, enjoy the old world luxurious ambiance of a piano lounge while you sip on a craft cocktail, alcoholic or non. There is also a small cafe where you can grab a coffee or smoothie. There are also a variety of finger foods to snack on.
The hot tub room is exquisite, reminiscent of ancient Greek baths. Rooms start at just € 180 per night! Since the Westin is a subsidiary of Marriott Hotels, it may behoove you to become a member. There are special perks and discounts available.