The Best Luxury Hotels in Rome

These urban oases provide a sumptuous escape from the bustle of the Eternal City.
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If you are planning a trip to Italy this year, a stay in the Eternal City is a must. Known for its breathtaking architecture, rich ancient history, and timeless charm, Rome should be at the top of your list. It is true that ancient Rome was known for its luxurious lifestyle, especially among the wealthy and powerful members of society. So, when in Rome, do as the Ancient Romans did and indulge a little! Discover our favorite luxury hotels in Rome.

Hotel de Russie

Located just steps from Piazza del Popolo, the iconic Hotel de Russie is one of the city’s most beautiful hotels. Designed by the great architect Giuseppe Valadier, Hotel de Russie features terraced gardens that cover 2,800 square meters. The outdoor courtyard, Le Jardin de Russie, is a favorite hangout with the city’s most stylish locals. I love to come by for a nice aperitivo with friends at the Stravinskij bar or a quiet cappuccino by myself.


Hotel de la Ville

If staying in an 18th century Palazzo is on your list, then let me introduce you to the Hotel de la Ville, another Rocco Forte Hotel. Here you can find a truly luxurious and indulgent experience on your trip to Rome.

Situated on Via Sistina overlooking the Spanish Steps, this stunning and iconic hotel has 104 rooms, each more beautiful than the next. Insider tip: book their Suite de la Ville if you want to stay in your very own Roman pied-à-terre. This suite, complete with an impressive collection of artwork and furniture, has its own private elevator and two outdoor terraces offering breathtaking views of Rome, which adds an extra layer of exclusivity and privacy to the experience.


Palazzo Ripetta

Palazzo Ripetta is a beautiful blend of history and sustainability, nestled in the heart of the Eternal City. Classical architecture meets modern amenities, creating a timeless ambiance. This oasis serves as a symbol of Palazzo Ripetta’s dedication to harmonizing with nature in the midst of a busy metropolis. Entering Palazzo Ripetta is like stepping into a living museum of Roman history — mixing together the past and present.

Palazzo Ripetta is a true feast for the senses. San Baylon, the hotel’s incredible restaurant, offers a culinary journey through Roman and Italian flavors. The menu offers tradition with modern techniques. The Piazzetta Ripetta provides a perfect outdoor setting for a more casual meal. Whether in San Baylon or the Piazzetta, each dining area celebrates Italy’s rich culinary history against the backdrop of the hotel’s historic charm, making Palazzo Ripetta a representation of Rome’s beauty and cultural history. Every corner has stories of emperors and artists, echoing the past. The hotel, with its rich history, is a living tribute to Rome’s legacy, welcoming guests to be a part of this timeless structure.


J.K. Place

If there’s a word that could capture the allure of the J.K. Place Rome, it would be chic. Located on a quiet street in the middle of the action, this is the perfect hideaway for design-lovers. From the decor and furnishings to the the staff, this is a hotel that will make you feel right at home from the second you step into the lobby.

The J.K. Palace has 24 rooms and 3 suites, and each room is a bit bigger than typical Roman hotels. The rooms are decorated with contemporary and antique pieces to mix the luxury of La Dolce Vita with a modern twist. And be sure not to miss Sunday brunch at the J.K. Cafe!


Portrait Roma

Set in the heart of Rome on the lussouso (luxurious) Via Condotti, Portrait Roma is part of the Lungarno Collection, a boutique group of hotels owned by the Ferragamo family. This hotel is minutes from the main shopping area in Rome and un passo from the Spanish Steps. While you will be in the center of all the buzz, rest assured that the minute you enter the hotel, you will be in an oasis of peace and calm.

This hotel features only 9 rooms and 5 suites, with the jewel being the one-of-a-kind Penthouse Trinita di Monti that has its own private terrace. Each room is more stylish than the next, with an artisanal Ferragamo flair that can’t be missed. You can also retreat to the rooftop, where you can gaze upon the beauty of Rome from above.


Hotel Locarno

The upscale Hotel Locarno is a beautiful boutique hotel with a charming art-deco style. It is around the corner from Piazza del Popolo and a short walk from Piazza di Spagna. This hotel has a beautiful, sprawling rooftop terrace that attracts Romans and tourists alike. And if you’re feeling hungry, Bar Locarno is here for all your culinary needs, and they do a classic Locarno Bloody Brunch you won’t want to miss!

Each room is more beautiful and unique than the one before it, and if you want a room with a view, book the Premium corner room, which has its own private balcony overlooking Piazza del Popolo.


Six Senses Rome

A brand new opening, the Six Senses Rome has quickly become one of the best wellness destinations in Rome. Located within an 18th century palazzo along the bustling Via del Corso, it manages to exude an aura of calm through its thoughtful design, luminous interiors and wellness offerings. The hotel has 96 relaxing rooms and suites. Opt for a terrace suite to soak in the Roman sunshine during your morning meditations.

Inspired by ancient Roman baths, the Six Senses spa is a highlight with biohacking rituals, state-of-the-art technology and personalized programs. It features multi-temperature baths — calidarium, tepidarium, frigidarium — a hammam, sauna and steam rooms, nail bar, yoga studio and more. The all-day, plant-based restaurant BIVIUM serves modern dishes with a Sicilian twist. Afterwards, enjoy a nightcap at the NOTOS rooftop which has unparalleled views of Rome.


Hotel Eden

Part of The Dorchester Collection, Hotel Eden is a true paradisiacal escape located on the edge of Villa Borghese and close to Piazza Barberini and the Spanish Steps. Hotel Eden has one of the best rooftops in Rome with stunning views of the city’s skyline. Sip craft cocktails during aperitivo at Il Giardino followed by a lavish dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant La Terrazza.

If you need some extra pampering, book a spa day for personalized face and body treatments. Hotel Eden even has a blow-dry bar. And while you may feel like you’re miles away from home, Hotel Eden is designed to make you feel like you are in your very own Roman home.


Sofitel Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is one of our favorite areas for a nice passeggiata; it’s calm, tranquil and utterly breathtaking. That is why we highly recommend the Sofitel Villa Borghese. This hotel mixes rich Roman history with French Sofitel glamor and is located close to the posh Via Veneto street.

Many enjoy this hotel for its proximity to the center of Rome while being just close enough to the more charming, calmer areas of the city. Settimo, their panoramic terrace, is a stylish and modern space with sweeping views over Rome and lots of plants. The culinary focus here is on Roman classics with a contemporary spin. Their cacio e pepe is one of the best in Rome.


NH Collection Fori Imperiali

A stay at the NH Fori Imperiali will make you feel like you are literally in ancient Rome. A short walk from Piazza Venezia, the Colosseo, the Monti neighborhood, the hotel overlooks one of the city’s most important archeological sites. The Imperial Fora, a monumental complex of buildings built between 46 BC to 113 AD, served as the center of the Roman Empire.

The NH Fori Imperiali has 42 contemporary rooms and suites that overlook this ancient site. While you’re here, don’t miss having lunch or dinner on the outdoor terrace to soak in one of Rome’s most spectacular views.


Fendi Private Suites

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Fendi is known for its luxury items like bags, shoes, fur, leather goods — and now also a small boutique hotel on Via dei Condotti. Located inside the Fendi flagship store, Palazzo Fendi has seven luxurious suites where guests can enjoy a privileged stay in the heart of Rome.

Each suite is a beautiful balance between traditional and modern elements, with carefully-crafted details that capture Fendi’s signature elegant aesthetic. Suites feature vintage items from Fendi’s home collection, original photographs by Karl Lagerfeld, satin bed linens and Diptyque toiletries in the marble bathrooms.


W Rome

Tucked away on Via Liguria, the W Rome is a newcomer to Rome’s luxury hotel scene and a true find. As soon as you step into the lobby, you will see vibrant, warm colors everywhere, from the couches to the decor. The hotel’s 147 rooms and 15 suites are painted in a reposing pastel blue shade, and many of them have balconies or terraces.

The W Rome has collaborated with some of Italy’s best-known names in contemporary dining. Famed Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano has designed a sumptuous Sicilian menu for Giano Restaurant, while master pizzaiolo Pier Daniele Seu has created a specialty pizza menu to be served alongside craft cocktails at Seu Pizza con Vista. The rooftop here is stunning and even features a small swimming pool — a rarity in Rome!


Maalot

The Maalot Roma is our favorite luxury hotel near the Trevi Fountain. Like many properties in Rome, this historic palazzo has a fascinating story: it was once the home of a famous opera composer, Gaetano Donizetti. Guests will appreciate the attention to detail in the restoration process, which has created a space that is both elegant and stylish.

This enchanting oasis of design and color is a fabulous place for those looking for a hotel with a unique touch. Recharge here in one of their 30 rooms and suites or at the famous Don Pasquale ristorante for a taste of authentic Roman flavors.

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