The Best Hotels in Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere in Rome has a lively atmosphere with vibrant hotels like Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá
Trastevere in Rome has a lively atmosphere with vibrant hotels like Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá | Courtesy of Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá / Expedia
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31 March 2021

Trastevere, Rome’s favourite neighbourhood, is lively, fun and known for a friendly atmosphere. It’s just across the Tiber river from the main city attractions such as the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum and is packed with great hotels ranging from the luxurious to the artsy. Whether you’re a solo traveller, romantic couple or family, there’s a hotel for you here.

Hotel La Rovere

4.4/5 (486 Reviews)
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Housed inside an elegant 19th-century building, this four-star hotel offers characterful double and triple rooms in a convenient location, just a few minutes’ walk from both St Peter’s Basilica and the heart of Trastevere. Accommodation has an industrial feel, and comes in four categories. Modern touches blend with features of the building’s past – think original brickwork and exposed beams, paired with soundproofing, air conditioning and modern light fixtures.
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VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel

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Set in a 17th-century baroque monastery, this four-star hotel 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 is a pretty courtyard for al fresco dining. There’s also a private chapel, 17th-century fountain and in-room massages can be arranged.
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Hotel Santa Maria, Rome

4.8/5 (646 Reviews)
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The 19 classically styled rooms of this three-star hotel are housed 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. There’s also a lovely internal garden and a lounge with original stone walls and arches, plus board games and bikes you can borrow for free.
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Horti 14 Borgo Trastevere

4.7/5 (35 Reviews)
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A few steps from the Botanical Garden, this hotel has a horticultural vibe. Walls are decorated with foliage patterns, there are pot plants aplenty and the outdoor terrace is at the heart of the hotel. On warm summer days it’s the perfect spot to enjoy your morning breakfast and evening cocktails. Rooms are available in two categories and feature clean lines and Scandinavian-inspired design, with a white and bronze colour palette.
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Hotel San Francesco

4.2/5 (663 Reviews)
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Drink in 360-degree views of the city from the rooftop bar of this charming hotel, located a 30-minute stroll from the Colosseum. It’s the ideal spot for a sundowner after a day’s exploring, and bartenders whizz up everything from negronis to liquorice mojitos. Rooms come in single or double sizes – ideal for couples or solo travellers – and you can even book a “charity room” which includes a donation to help support abandoned dogs in the city.
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Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá

Hotel, Spa Hotel
4.5/5 (713 Reviews)
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For a luxury getaway, consider this five-star hotel, positioned between the Vatican and Trastevere. Set inside an ancient villa surrounded by Mediterranean gardens, it has sumptuous accommodation, a full-service spa, 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 pool and gym, marble bathroom with freestanding tub and allows for your own in-room massages.
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Villa Matissa

Boutique Hotel
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This B&B has a warm and homely feel. Located on the tree-lined avenue that connects Trastevere to the Gianicolo hill area, it has six elegant rooms plus a lovely garden and 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.
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  • 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, it has a graceful 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.
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    Youroom Corsini

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    Handily located at the foot of the Gianicolo hill, Youroom Corsini is well-placed for exploring the Botanical Garden 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 borrow a scooter to zip about like a local.

    Residenza delle Arti

    Boutique Hotel
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    Art lovers, look no further than this five-suite residence in the heart of Trastevere. Original paintings are displayed in easels and walls, and bedrooms furnished with antiques and art deco-style works. The oak parquet floors add to the elegant feel, and en-suite 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.
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    Trastevere Royal Suite Trilussa

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    There’s a touch of palatial grandeur to this hotel, located 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 and access to an infrared sauna.
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    This article is an updated version of a story created by Livia Hengel. Whitney Wasko contributed additional reporting.

    These recommendations were updated on March 31, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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