Rome Hotels and Accommodation
(Rome, Lazio, Italy)
With many existing hotels having been completely renovated and spruced up in recent years, Rome has never been more presentable when it comes to accommodation. Lodging in Rome ranges from hotels and pensioni (pensions / guest houses), to youth hostels, B&Bs and even a number of outlying camping sites.
Although the quality of Rome accommodation can be a little variable at times, most hotels have one thing in common, they are rarely what could be described as cheap, even for a relatively modest two-star hotel. The city does not really have an off-season and is busy throughout the year.
However, during the hot months of July and August, many Italians choose to go on holiday and accommodation discounts may be available at this time. Also November to March is a slightly quieter time in Rome, with the exception of the Christmas season.
For the best selection of budget hotels in Rome, you will need to look around the Termini Station (Stazione Termini), where you can often find some very appealing places in which to stay. Accommodation lines the streets either side of the Termini, along stretches such as the Via Amendola, the Via Marghera, the Via Palestro and also the Via Principe Amedeo.
Those wishing to immerse themselves more in the history of Rome will really need to find more centrally located accommodation, with the 'centro storico' area being highly recommended. Hotels within the centro storico may well be a little more expensive, but the surroundings are more appealing and many of the sights of Rome are not far away. For a taste of luxury lodging, the easterly side of the Via del Corso is a popular spot, particularly around the Spanish Steps and the Via Veneto.
Alternatively, consider looking for hotels next to the Piazza di Spagni, or across the Tiber River in nearby Prati, which is ideal for those planning a visit to the Vatican. Travestere is another vibrant suburb of Rome, where accommodation lies directly south of the Vatican City.