Where to Stay
You can do a day, a week, or even a month in Rome on almost any budget. There are hostels for a few euro if you're trying to travel on a shoestring, or you can go first-class elegance with prime-location hotels full of modern amenities.
The price code for the hotel listings below is $ = 200 or more per night, per room.
Located northeast of Stazione Termini, this is a small hotel owned and operated by American ex-pats from Los Angeles, California. There are just eight rooms, and one of those is a dormitory-style setup that sleeps eight people. All of the rooms share bathrooms, though if you want your own apartment, the couple offers three that can be rented by the room or in their entirety, about fifteen minutes' walking distance from the hotel.
Hotel Palladium Palace
This large hotel is within walking distance of Stazione Termini and includes an on-site gymnasium, conference room, and panoramic terrace. There is a WiFi hotspot in the lobby as well as a wireless keyboard in each room. Laundry service is available, as is a shuttle service to and from the airport. Occasionally, special offers and last-minute deals are posted on the website.
Hotel Julia has been operating since 1949 inside a small 1800s palace. There are thirty-three rooms with direct phone lines, satellite television, and air conditioning. Free WiFi is available in the rooms as well as the public areas, and a buffet breakfast is served daily. Room rates vary widely depending on the season, with “economic singles” costing anywhere from 90 for the same exact accommodations.
Built in 1925, the Hotel Locarno's main building houses forty-eight rooms, with most of the deluxe rooms and suites in an extension building that brings the property's total number of rooms to sixty-six. Each has a private bathroom, air conditioning, WiFi access, satellite television, a safe, a mini-bar, and a hair dryer.
The same family has owned and operated this hotel for a century and a half, upgrading it over the years so that rooms now include private telephones, air conditioning, satellite television, and WiFi access. There is a roof garden if you want to relax with a cold drink on a sunny day, away from the crowds.