Hotels in Rome are plentiful. Everywhere you turn there are small boutique hotels, luxury establishments, and teeny hole-in-the-walls that offer a place to crash. There’s a hotel for every budget in this ancient city.
When scoping out the various options I went with the Hotel Artemide in Rome for the first leg of our Italy vacation.
We arrived in the wee hours of the morning after our flight was delayed in Istanbul. The staff was amazingly accommodating and knew right away who we were as we stumbled our tired bodies into the lobby.
They quickly checked us in, had a bellboy grab our luggage, let us know about the free breakfast in the morning and we were off to crash in the bed. I had originally booked a deluxe Room but they upgraded us to a Junior Suite when we arrived which was a wonderful surprise!
Our room faced the street and we were not bothered by the hustle and bustle happening below. The rooms have sound proof windows which worked remarkably well so if you’re not overly sensitive to a bit of noise, try to snag a street facing room. It was fun to open the windows and watch the people and cars going by.
I’d highly recommend booking a room with the breakfast buffet included. It was fabulous and had every kind of juice, pastry, and fruit you could possibly want. Breakfast was served until 10:30 every morning (and 11:30 Sunday) which gave us time to get ready and have a leisurely breakfast without having to rush.
Located in the heart of historic Rome at Via Nazionale 22, Hotel Artemide was within short walking distance of all the major sites: the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. It’s also 2 blocks from the metro station if your explorations take you further out of the city.
The hotel’s rooftop restaurant serves up a variety of fish and meat dishes, as well as decadent dessert options (paired with sweet wines!). It’s on the more expensive side but the food was delicious.
I highly recommend Hotel Artemide if staying in Rome! You’ll find it’s the perfect home base for exploring this vibrant city!