nice hotel in Rome

Hi ! I am hoping to find a nice hotel in Rome to finish off my last stop of my first trip to Italy with a little luxury!! I am comfortable with around $300/$350 or so a night. Hoping for a location near the sites. I work with Marriott, and was hoping to find associate rates at Grand Flora or the Boscolo Collection, but even the employee rates are $500/night! Not in my budget!!! Any good recommendations? I've been on expedia, trip advisor and hotels.com, but am so unsure of any of the options on there.
Thanks for any feedback you might have. :)

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17780 posts

Cat, Check the excellent www.roninrome.com website. As I recall, he has a section there of hotels in Rome. You could also check the Italy Guidebook if you have a copy at hand. You may have to forget finding a Marriott property and just go with something that fits your budget. Cheers!

Posted by Cat
Paia, HI, USA
141 posts

Thanks Ken, I always appreciate your quick feedback. I'll check out the roninrome website, good call.
I went through both my RS Italy and Rome 2013 guidebooks for hotel references a whole back, but I think it's time to recheck, with my trip getting closer. Thx, Cat

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
5763 posts

Definitely use the RS recommendations as a starting point. If you don't find anything there that you like, then turn to booking.com or venere.com.

Posted by donna
roswell, ga, usa
1012 posts

Booking.com and Venere both require stays in the hotels before giving evaluations. These are trustworthy sites.

Posted by Mary
Leander, Texas, USA
23 posts

Cat, my sister and I found a bed and breakfast near the Piazza Navona--B&B Baldaccini. You might look at their website. They have two B&Bs, one near Navona (also called the Pantheon location), and one in another area of Rome.

Posted by Cat
Paia, HI, USA
141 posts

Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I went through my RS books, and my Frommers book, and all my selections are fully booked - I shouldn't have waited this late - looking for May 10-15... Lesson learned. That b&b looks great at Pantheon area! - but booked! :(
I am going through roninrome, veneer, hotels.com and booking.com. Thanks everyone for your advise - I'lll keep you posted, and sure I'll have more questions!! Mahalo!

Posted by Cindy
Wellington, Florida
8 posts

recently booked the St. Regis for late April in the price range, take a look at their website if that interests you -

Posted by donna
roswell, ga, usa
1012 posts

Cat, I go to Rome every year. Go to booking.com They have great last minute deals. try to stay near Pantheon/Piazza Navona/Trastevere or even Vatican.
Do NOT stay near Termini. You WILL get a room

Posted by Cat
Paia, HI, USA
141 posts

Thanks Donna!!! Two of my favorite qualities - direct and positive! I've been looking on booking.com tonight -all night (me, my red wine, and my computer - another wild Friday evening!), and you are right! GREAT deals for NICE hotels. I'm using the map feature on there, so let me get this straight - South to SouthWest ("beneath and to the left") of Villa Borghese? Via Veneto street, or immediate surrounding streets? Trastevere sounds cool, or perhaps just on the other side of the river from Trastevere (I assume this is Pantheon/Piazza Novanna?)? *And NO to the termini train station? I found a beautiful hotel at the "Baths of Diocletian"? This is at termini, right? Just checking. I want location, convenience, walking to the first timer main sites when possible. Thank you so much!!!
With a few more searches, I should be booked this weekend. :)

Posted by donna
roswell, ga, usa
1012 posts

Trastevere/Pantheon are both Good! Villa Borghese is more commercial, restaurants may require a long walk or taxi. Termini is "seedy" in my opinion. Anywhere in Centro Storico. Prati area is where I stay, near the Vatican and more local restaurants, I'm "old" and like it more quiet at night. Young?
Trastevere/Pantheon! These are MY opinion. Many people on Rick Steves like Termini. I don't.