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Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Scalinata di Spagna

Piazza Trinità dei Monti 17, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy See on Map Fodor's Choice

Perched atop the Spanish Steps, this charming boutique hotel makes guests fall in love over and over again—so popular, in fact, it's often booked far in advance. If you're lucky enough to find vacancy here, you'll enjoy stylish rooms accentuated with cheery turquoise and yellow decor. The extravagant rooftop garden is a wonderful spot for breakfast or a glass of wine.

The hotel has one panoramic suite to book, offering 360 views of the historic city.

room

Most of the rooms are decorated gorgeous Tiffany blue walls with gold beds, coverlets, and wallpaper. There's tons of lighting throughout as well as a desk. Rooms have air conditioning, a coffee machine, minibar, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

Ask for a room with a terrace or balcony as you'll want to enjoy the people-watching here in the morning.

bathroom

Bathrooms are a good size feature the same golden coloring throughout the floors and tiles. A full set of hypoallergenic toiletries and slippers are provided. Large mirrors magnify the space.

lobby

The lobby contains just a small check-in desk where you'll leave your keys each time you leave the hotel. The front desk is open 24-hours and staff is extraordinarily helpful with anything you might need.

dining

Breakfast is served on the roof terrace, with lots of fresh fruits and pastries. The coffee is good and strong, just what you need to fuel a day of shopping. You can also help yourself to complimentary coffee and tea here throughout the day.

drinking

You can also have an aperitivo on the rooftop terrace in the evening. Enjoy a cocktail and a view of Rome's most lavish real estate at sunset.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Rome's most exclusive shopping district is just steps away from this hotel. Spagna Metro Station is a one-minute walk away. But you'll find that you can walk to most of centro storico's most popular sites. Taxis are also plentiful if need a break from pounding the pavement.

Restaurants

L'Asino d'Oro (16-minute walk) has incredible Umbrian dishes like wild boar or goose with innovative twists. The business lunch is an incredible value. Trattoria Da Valentino (22-minute walk) is another classic Roman restaurant with simple dishes full of flavor .

Bars

Al Vino Al Vino (18-minute walk) has incredible bottles for great prices and despite being in trendy Monti, it's usually easy to get a table. Il Vinaietto (23-minute walk) is another unpretentious wine bar where the focus is all on quality reds and great conversation.

WHY WE LIKE IT

This hotel offers a boutique individualized stay in one of Rome's ritziest neighborhoods. You'll be steps from all the luxury shops in the city, and yet come home to a stay that feels like your own quaint apartment. Having breakfast on the rooftop terrace every morning is a great way to start the day. And rooms with balconies and terraces have their own incredible views. The staff is exceptional at making you feel welcome.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic
Intimate
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 06-45686150

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