The 10 Best Hotels With A View In Rome (2024 Guide)

Vanessa Elle
Last Updated: January 22nd, 2024

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Despite the argument that a hotel room is “just somewhere to sleep,” any trip is automatically more magical when there’s something special about your accommodation. In Rome, the best special touch you can have is a view of some of those attractions.

Luckily, there are several Roman hotels that offer enchanting vistas of the surroundings, whether that includes seeing the Colosseum from your window, or dining on a terrace overlooking a typical piazza, showcasing authentic life in the Italian capital. Check out these amazing hotels in Rome with a view.

The 10 Best Hotels with a View in Rome, Italy

1. Seven

An historic guesthouse a stone’s throw from the train station

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A guest room at Seven offering a city view. Image by: Booking.com

Most of Rome’s hotels with a view are five-star and luxurious, but there are also more affordable options, like the sustainable Seven just a short distance from the Termini train station. Not every unit in the guesthouse has city views, but the ones that do give guests wonderful vistas over the ancient metropolis.

But more than that, Seven has a homely feel thanks to the allergy-free rooms, private bathrooms with walk-in showers, and packed lunches for guests to take out. Bikes are also available for hire as the area is a hit amongst cyclists.

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2. Hotel Splendide Royal

Restaurant views of some of Rome’s most impressive landmarks

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The unbelievable restaurant view from Hotel Splendide Royal Image by: Booking.com

Now, there are plenty of opportunities to splurge on accommodation in Rome, but if you want a hotel with a view, it hardly gets better than Hotel Splendide Royal, nestled between Villa Borghese and Via Veneto.

Previously a monastery dating back to the 19th century, the hotel is home to a spectacular terraced Michelin-star restaurant where you can bask in views of some of Rome’s most famous landmarks, and of course, the charming rooftops that give the city its character.

Prepare for some very fancy treatment at this establishment, from the elegant furnishings to the rooms with private terraces that look straight onto Villa Borghese.

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3. Royal House

A terrace with an unbeatable view of the Colosseum

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Not a bad view of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks! Image by: Booking.com

If you’re in Rome specifically to see the Colosseum (and many people are), you can’t beat Royal House, a central hotel that is just steps away from the ancient monument. The adequately named hotel offers breezy rooms with air-conditioning (which you’ll be thankful for if you’re visiting in summer), lavish wooden floors, and free Wi-Fi.

The best view is undeniably that of the Colosseum at the terraced Royal Art Café, which is one of the greatest spots in the city to gaze upon the landmark. However, certain rooms at Royal House also have views of the Colosseum or Ludus Magnus.

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4. Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome

Panoramic vistas from a world-class rooftop terrace

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Fantastic view of Piazza della Repubblica Image by: Booking.com

The Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel is steeped in history, set in a white-marble heritage building dating back to the 19th century. One of the best reasons to splurge on accommodation here is the rooftop terrace, where you’ll get amazing views of the city and Piazza della Repubblica.

Along with magnificent views, the hotel offers a luxe seasonal plunge pool that will truly let you relax and unwind in the midst of one of the world’s busiest and most exciting cities. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi, world-class interior designs, a free fitness area, and a wellness center.

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5. Hotel Giolli Nazionale

A central hotel with balcony views of the main street

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Beautiful view of Via Nazionale Image by: Booking.com

Just 10 minutes from the Colosseum, Hotel Giolli Nazionale is sought out by travelers from all over the world for its prime central location. You can walk to the Trevi Fountain and the Opera House, while the Repubblica Metro Station is 200 meters away.

The hotel is situated on the charming Via Nazionale, and some rooms offer balconies with views over the main street. While this isn’t necessarily the best hotel for views of certain landmarks or of the wider city, it does offer a wonderful vista of Via Nazionale.

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6. Hassler Roma

Stunning views over Rome’s rooftops

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Elite view from the Penthouse Terrace Image by: Booking.com

Hassler Roma is a Roman staple as far as luxury accommodation goes. As one of the capital’s best-known hotels, Hassler Roma unsurprisingly offers some of the best classic views of the city’s rooftops from both the gym and the on-site restaurant.

Speaking of restaurants, there are three of them at the hotel: Imàgo, which is Michelin-starred, Palm Court, and Salone Eva.

The hotel is conveniently located at the top of the Spanish Steps, and a stone’s throw away from a handful of authentic Roman eateries, gelato shops, and shopping outlets. It’s also home to a relaxing Turkish bath and wellness center.

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7. Hotel Palazzo Manfredi

Enjoy a rooftop garden with one of the world’s most iconic vistas

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Unbeatable views of the Colosseum Image by: Booking.com

At the top of Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, you’ll find one of the best rooftop restaurants in the world offering a breathtaking view of the Colosseum.

The rooftop terrace view has put Hotel Palazzo Manfredi on the map, but the hotel also offers some rooms with views of the Roman Forum. Lamborghini sports cars are available for rent from the front desk. As you do.

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8. Nikis Collection Navona

A city view in Rome’s historic center

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Charming rooftop views from the rooftop Image by: Booking.com

If you’re looking for a more affordable Roman hotel that still has a great view, check out Nikis Collection Navona, a guesthouse that offers a terrace and shared lounge that overlooks the rooftops nearby.

The hotel is conveniently located near Largo di Torre Argentina and Patheon, making it just a short walk from Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia. All the units at this hotel are also soundproof, ensuring a relaxing stay.

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9. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Luxury lodging with hilltop vistas

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Unrivaled views of Rome from the hills Image by: Booking.com

Nestled in the hills of Montemario, Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, gives guests the chance to take in sweeping views of Rome just as the ancient Romans would have (in a slightly more lavish setting!).

The balcony rooms overlook the attractions of the city to create postcard-perfect moments that you can enjoy throughout your entire stay.

The hotel is also home to a 2,500-square-meter wellness center. Complete with marble bathrooms, an exclusive club lounge, two restaurants, four bars, and a poolside terrace, Rome Cavalieri is in its own league and just a 25-minute drive from the Colosseum.

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10. Hotel Residenza in Farnese

Rooftop views in a charming boutique hotel

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Serene views from the terrace Image by: Booking.com

If you’re looking for a slightly more down-to-earth boutique-style hotel that still offers a nice view, check out Hotel Residenza in Farnese, which overlooks Farnese Palace.

The hotel features beautifully furnished rooms and a wonderful breakfast buffet with both sweet and savory options for all palates. It’s also just five minutes away from the lively Piazza Navona and Campo de Fiori squares.

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FAQs About Hotels in Rome

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What is the best hotel to stay in near the Colosseum?

One of the best hotels to stay in near the Colosseum is Royal House, which has a rooftop terrace boasting spectacular views of the ancient monument. It’s less than a 5-minute walk to Rome’s most popular landmark.

If you’re really looking to splurge while staying close to the Colosseum, a wonderfully indulgent option is Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, which is just a stone’s throw from the ruins. It offers breathtaking views from the guest rooms as well as from the lavish hotel terrace.

What is the best hotel to stay in near the Vatican?

For any Catholics visiting Rome, or simply those who love history, staying near the Vatican may be the best option. One of the best accommodation options nearby is the B&B Lunaria Suites. The suites are located just outside Vatican City, around a 10-minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica.

Another nearby lodging option is San Pietro Leisure & Luxury, just 15 minutes away. This highly rated guesthouse offers breezy balconies and modern rooms in a traditional Roman building.

What is the most luxurious hotel in Rome?

There are a few hotels that could be labeled the most luxurious hotel in Rome, one of them being the St. Regis. More than 100 years old, it was Rome’s first five-star luxury hotel, and remains a pillar of first-class service today.

Located in the heart of Rome a short distance from Roma Termini, the St. Regis features an elegant chandelier-clad setting with all the trimmings, from world-class restaurants to divinely furnished deluxe guestrooms.

Where are most of the hotels in Rome?

One of the best things about Rome is that there are points of interest in nearly all areas of the city, so no matter where you stay, you’ll be close to at least a few landmarks. That said, most of the hotels are located within the most prominent central districts to cater to the wants of most tourists. They include:

  • Pantheon – right in the heart of the city and close to many highlights
  • Colosseum/Monti – the best place to stay for Colosseum access
  • Vatican/Prati – nearby St. Peter’s Square and the museums of Vatican City
  • Trastevere – close to Rome’s historic center
  • Roma Termini – ideal for travelers on a budget or traveling by train
  • Piazza di Spagna – a high-end area with impressive shopping and dining

About The Author

Vanessa Elle

Vanessa is an Australian-based freelance writer and editor with a BA in Creative Writing. She’s passionate about creating travel content that inspires her readers to take a leap of faith and power through their bucket lists. When she’s not writing (with her border collie asleep at her feet), she’s devouring books, exploring the world, or planning her next trip.

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Vanessa Elle

Vanessa Elle

Vanessa is an Australian-based freelance writer and editor with a BA in Creative Writing. She’s passionate about creating travel content that inspires her readers to take a leap of faith and power through their bucket lists.

When she’s not writing (with her border collie asleep at her feet), she’s devouring books, exploring the world, or planning her next trip.

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