The Best Hotels to Book in Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere has a lively atmosphere and many vibrant hotels
Trastevere has a lively atmosphere and many vibrant hotels | Courtesy of Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá / Expedia
Ellie Ross

Trastevere, Rome’s favourite neighbourhood, is lively, fun and known for its friendly atmosphere. It’s only a quick crossing of the Tiber River from attractions like the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, and is packed with great hotels ranging from the luxurious to the arty. Whether you’re a solo traveller, romantic couple or a holidaying family, here’s our pick of the best hotels in Trastevere.

1. Hotel La Rovere

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Bathroom with shower, sink, circular mirror, power points and a wall-mounted hairdryer at Hotel La Rovere
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This elegant four-star 19th-century hotel offers characterful double and triple rooms in a convenient location, just a short walk from both St Peter’s Basilica and the heart of Trastevere. The accommodation has an industrial feel and comes in four categories, from classic to superior. Modern touches blend with the building’s original features – think original brickwork and exposed beams paired with soundproofing, air conditioning and modern light fixtures.

2. Donna Camilla Savelli

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Garden with a water feature and green trees of various sizes at VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel
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This four-star hotel, set in a 17th-century baroque convent, has a calm and peaceful atmosphere, despite the buzz of Trastevere on its doorstep. Inside, the vaulted ceilings, chequered marble floors and neutral colour schemes add to the relaxed feel, while outside, there’s a pretty courtyard for al fresco dining. There’s also a private chapel and a 17th-century fountain to transport you back in time.

3. Hotel Santa Maria

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Courtyard dining area with six candlelit tables between trees at Hotel Santa Maria, Rome
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The 19 classically styled rooms at this three-star hotel sit inside a renovated 16th-century cloister, a short walk from the Piazza di Santa Maria. The rooftop solarium is a highlight – and a great place to enjoy your complimentary breakfast. The hotel also has a lovely internal garden and a lounge with original stone walls and arches. You can borrow board games and bikes for free.

4. Horti 14 Borgo Trastevere

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Outdoor social area with a long stretch of cushioned bench seating on wooden decking at Horti 14 Borgo Trastevere
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A few steps from the Botanical Garden of Rome, this hotel has a horticultural vibe. Walls are decorated with foliage patterns, and there are potted plants aplenty. Elsewhere, the outdoor terrace is at the heart of the hotel, and on warm summer days it’s the perfect spot to enjoy your morning breakfast or evening cocktails. Rooms are available in two categories and feature clean lines and Scandinavian-inspired design, with a white-and-bronze colour palette.

5. Hotel San Francesco

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Double bed facing wall-mounted TV in room with two desks, one chair and fish artwork on the wall at Hotel San Franscesco
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Drink in 360-degree views of the city from this charming hotel’s rooftop bar – a 30-minute stroll from the Colosseum. It’s the ideal spot for a sundowner after a day of exploring, and bartenders whizz up everything from negronis to liquorice mojitos. Rooms come in single or double sizes – perfect for solo travellers or couples – and you can even book a charity room, which includes a donation to help support abandoned dogs in the city.

6. Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Outdoor social area with two cushioned seats, two cushioned loungers and a jacuzzi at Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá at night
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For a luxury getaway consider this five-star hotel between the Vatican and Trastevere. Set inside an ancient villa surrounded by Mediterranean gardens, it has sumptuous accommodation, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool and four dining options. The jewel in its crown is the Emperor Nero Suite. This expansive, soundproofed room has a terrace with hanging egg chairs, a private plunge pool and gym, and a marble bathroom with a free-standing tub. It also allows for in-room massages.

7. Villa Matissa

Boutique Hotel

Water feature sprays water in a plant-filled garden outside Villa Matissa
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With a warm and homely feel, this B&B sits on the tree-lined avenue that connects Trastevere to the Gianicolo Hill area. Villa Matissa has six elegant rooms, a lovely garden and a jasmine-scented terrace. Choose from single, double and triple rooms, which all have views of the garden or courtyard. For families seeking extra space, there’s also an apartment that sleeps up to three adults and two children.

8. Palazzo Baj

Boutique Hotel

Double bed with a cushion in a room with two overhanging lamps and an orange canvas painting at Palazzo Baj
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With just four rooms, this bijou guesthouse is ideal if you want a quieter experience during your stay. Set inside a 19th-century building overlooking the Tiber River, it has an elegant atmosphere with contemporary touches throughout. Expect vaulted ceilings and Italian custom-crafted furnishings. Rooms are individually styled, with wood flooring, whitewashed walls and high windows overlooking the city.

9. Youroom Corsini

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Two cushions on an armchair in a room with a lamp on a desk at Youroom Corsini
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Youroom Corsini, at the foot of Gianicolo Hill, is well placed for exploring the Botanical Garden of Rome and the vibrant nightlife and restaurant scenes of Trastevere. It’s also a great choice for travellers looking for independence – check-in is electronic, and rooms come with smartphones pre-loaded with food and wine guides and maps. You can even rent a scooter to zip about like a local.

10. Residenza delle Arti

Boutique Hotel

Single bed in room with wall-mounted TV, wooden desk and desk chair at Residenza delle Arti
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Art lovers, look no further than this five-suite residence in the heart of Trastevere. Original paintings adorn easels and walls, while bedrooms feature antiques and art deco-style works. The oak parquet floors add to the elegant feel, and the bathrooms are spacious. Positioned next to the Roman house of poet Dante Alighieri, it’s well placed for exploring Imperial Rome while also enjoying the buzz of Trastevere.

11. Trastevere Royal Suite

Boutique Hotel

Double bed in ensuite room with wall-mounted TV, two chairs and intricate ceiling design at Trastevere Royal Suite Trilussa
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There’s a touch of palatial grandeur to this hotel, which is in the midst of Trastevere. The interior design is a blend of Victorian and rococo styles, with chandeliers, high ceilings, gold details and pleated curtains in rich satin fabrics. There are three room types, but the best is the Petunia suite, which is the largest and has a chromotherapy shower, as well as access to an infrared sauna.

This article is an updated version of a story created by Livia Hengel. Whitney Wasko also contributed additional reporting.

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