Travelers with shopping on their minds will appreciate the position of this quietly chic hotel set in a centuries-old palazzo near Piazza San Silvestro, a short walk from the Spanish Steps. The old palazzo has been remodeled to provide spacious lounges and a glassed-in garden courtyard; a small private art collection is also on view. Guest rooms, cleverly furnished with sharp gray, black, and red tones, have been designed to create an illusion of space, though they are
actually petite. Some rooms have balconies or terraces on the interior court, and the hotel offers free bicycles for guests to putter around the city.