Hotels in Rome
Like all major tourist centres, Rome has its fair share of accommodations, in all price ranges.
As part of your trip planning, consider how much you want to spend. Perhaps there is room for tradeoffs —e.g., a B&B instead of a hotel, using the savings to extend your stay.
Also consider things as conveniences (like a private bath), proximity to transportation or major attractions, and whether meals are included or readily available nearby.
Inarguably, one of the most luxurious and elegant places to stay in all of Rome. This is a five star hotel with 236 luxury suites and rooms. The building, which dates back to the late 18th century, commands a spectacular view of the Piazza della Republica. The Via Veneto, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, and Villa Borghese are all within 600 metres.
St. Regis Grand
Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 3. Opened in 1894 by Cesar Ritz, this is one of Rome's first luxury hotels. Refurbishment in the late 1990s provided visitors with canopied beds, Murano chandeliers, and Hermès toiletries. Special services include personal shoppers and 24 hour a day butlers.
Best Western Hotel Canada
Via Vicenza 58. Elegant furnishings and friendly staff, centrally located, but without most of the amenities one might expect in a North American version of the chain, such as a swimming pool, shuttle service or dining room. It is however, located centrally, easily accessible to the train stations and the airport by way of Castro Pretorio stop. A two-night stay, single occupancy, starts at around 150 Euro. Discounts for seniors.
Comfort Inn Bolivar
Via della Cordonata. Lovely and somewhat luxurious four star hotel, with the usual amenities including maid and baby sitting services as well as a currency exchange. Rooms start at 140 Euro, including taxes, services and buffet breakfast.
Four locations in Rome. Larger, and perhaps more elegantly furnished than some of the hotels at home, the Rome chain does Holiday Inn proud with the traditional services, plus internet access, multi-lingual staff, and good locations, easily accessible to major attractions and methods of transportation.
For the couples or individuals who find the hotel life too steep in price, there are plenty of Bed & Breakfast places, and even private homes where you can get everything from just a bed at night, to your linens, cable t.v. and breakfast thrown in. It makes a viable alternative when your budget is tight.
Or if you're travelling around the region, and not just flying in and out, there are camping villages listed in most tourist and travel guides.
You might also check with your travel agent or the Rome Tourist Bureau for hostels.
If you are planning a long stay, an apartment rental may be more cost efficient, and there are locations all over the city, central to almost any place you want to be.