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Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Rome is a beautiful city to visit and very high up on my recommended lists of where to visit! However like most cities, it’s difficult to work out where to stay, we’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sites depending on your budget.  Our hot tip: would be to stay close to the Spanish Step, Pantheon or Trevi Fountain if you are looking for a central location or if you’re looking for stunning views, check out hotels near St. Peter’s Basilica or the Colosseum.

We have created a list of hotels in Rome close to famous sites depending on your budget, the list includes Where to stay in Rome for the first time, Budget hotels in Rome, best places to stay in Rome on a budget, romantic places to stay in Rome and so much more…

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Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50-75%%! High tourist season in Rome begins in May, June and July, then skips August (as it can become extremely hot) and finishes around the end of September. Low Season is basically winter in Rome, which is late October and most of November and March and April which is more spring time.

Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

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Where to stay near the Colosseum

Rome’s most popular attraction is the Colosseum, which is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of Rome, it’s the largest amphitheatre ever built and could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was used for gladiator contests and public spectacles executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. Today you can tour the Colosseum either on your own or with a tour group/private tour, the advantage of going with a tour is that you can get access to the underground chambers and upper tier. If you decide to take the tour on our own, purchase “jump the line” tickets so you aren’t wasting precious time in massive lines.

Budget Hotels near the Colosseum:

Sunset Roma Guest House & Suite (800m away) 

Mid Range Hotels near the Colosseum:

Relais Colosseum 226 (100m away) 

Celio Hotel (300m away) 

Hotel Fori Imperiali Cavalieri (400m away)  

LuxuryHotels near the Colosseum:

Palazzo Manfredi – Relais & Chateaux (300m away) 

Richmond Hotel (500m away) 

Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Where to stay near the Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps are a set of 135 steps in Rome, that you can climb upto a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. Interesting fact…It’s forbidden to eat lunch on the steps,  by Roman urban regulations.

Budget Hotels near the Spanish Steps:

Hotel Croce di Malta (200m away) 

Trinita Dei Monti (200m away) 

City Hotel (300m away) 

Erdarelli (300m away) 

Mid Range Hotels near the Spanish Steps:

Piazza di Spagna View (0m away) 

Hotel Scalinata di Spagna (100m away)

Hotel Manfredi Suite in Rome (200m away)

Condotti Hotel (200m away) 

Hotel Madrid (200m away) 

Luxury Hotels near the Spanish Steps:

The Inn At The Spanish Steps- Small Luxury Hotel (100m away) 

Hotel Hassler (100m away) 

Portrait Roma (200m away) 

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese (400m away)  

Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Where to stay near the Pantheon

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, which has now been converted into a church, it’s located  on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It’s one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings in Rome an its surrounded by delicious Italian cafes, make sure to stop and enjoy the food and the view.

Budget Hotels near the Pantheon:

Governo Vecchio (400m away)  

Mid Range Hotels near the Pantheon:

Albergo del Senato (100m away) 

Hotel Abruzzi (100m away) 

Pantheon Royal Suite (100m away) 

Hotel Pantheon (100m away)

Luxury Hotels near the Pantheon:

J.K. Place Roma (600m away) 

Harry’s Bar Trevi Hotel & Restaurant (600m away) 

Fendi Private Suites (600m away) 

Pantheon - Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Where to stay near the Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, originally designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. It’s one of the most famous fountains in the world and it’s said if you throw a coin using the right hand over the left shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, it will ensure that you will return to Rome again in the future.

Mid Range Hotels near the Trevi Fountain:

Fontana Hotel (0m away) 

Relais Trevi 95 Boutique Hotel (100m away) 

Trevi 41 Hotel (100m away) 

Relais Fontana Di Trevi (100m away)

Luxury Hotels near the Trevi Fountain:

Harry’s Bar Trevi Hotel & Restaurant (100m away)

Villa Spalletti Trivelli (500m away) 

Hotel d’Inghilterra (500m away) 

Trevi Fountain - Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Where to stay near the Roman Forum

Wile not as popular as the Trevi Fountain or the Colosseum, the Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of Rome. Many of the oldest and most important structures of the ancient city were located on or near the Forum. You can get the best view of the Roman Forum Palatine Hill.

Budget Hotels near the Roman Forum:

Hotel Labelle (300m away) 

Hotel Giardino (600m away) 

Sunset Roma Guest House & Suite (700m away) 

Mid Range Hotels near the Roman Forum:

Hotel Romano (200m away) 

Nerva Boutique Hotel (300m away) 

Luxury Hotels near the Roman Forum:

Hotel Piazza Venezia (600m away) 

Villa Spalletti Trivelli (900m away) 

The Roman forum - Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Where to stay near the Vatican City

Vatican City is an independent city-state surrounded by Rome, it’s the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope. Within the Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures. If you would like to visit Vatican City, I’d recommend putting a whole day aside as there is a lot to see, don’t rush yourself and once again if you decide to do a self tour I’d recommend purchasing “jump the line” tickets as the lines to get in can be very long!

Budget Hotels near the Vatican City:

Hotel Spring House 

Mid Range Hotels near the Vatican City:

Relais Vatican View 

Vatican Charme (800m away) 

Luxury Hotels near the Vatican City:

Residenza Paolo VI Hotel

Caesar Place (1.6km away) 

Vatican City - Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

Where to stay near St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City.Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ’s Apostles and supposedly, St. Peter’s tomb is directly below the high altar of the Basilica. The Large dome was designed by Michelangelo, you can climb to the top of the Dome by foot which is 551 steps (a good way to work off all the delicious Italian food!) or you can take the easy way up and take the elevator, there is of course an admission fee. You have 360 degree views of St Peter’s Square and the city of Rome from the top.

Budget Hotels near St. Peter’s Basilica:

Casa Santa Maria alle Fornaci (500m away) 

Hotel Alimandi Tunisi (600m away) 

Mid Range Hotels near St. Peter’s Basilica:

Emmaus (300m away) 

Vatican View (400m away) 

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi (400m away) 

Luxury Hotels near St. Peter’s Basilica:

Residenza Paolo VI (200m away) 

Starhotels Michelangelo (400m away) 

St. Peter's Basilica - Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions

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Where to stay in Rome

Where to stay in Rome

Where to stay in Rome

Where to Stay in Rome – Close to Famous Attractions. Rome is a beautiful city to visit and very high up on my recommended lists of where to visit! However like most cities, it’s difficult to work out where to stay, we’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sites depending on your budget. 




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