We are coming to Rome from Orvieto by train on a Saturday in early November. We fly out after 12 the next day from FCO. Does anyone have a suggestion for a reasonable hotel and nice place to have dinner that night? We have our RS guidebook of course, but looking for something more recent. Thanks
Hotel Sonya, a couple of blocks from Termini, always works for us. Couple of nice restaurants in the area and they will direct you. A shared shuttle to the airport in the am works well also. A little closer is Hotel Contilla just out the south door of Termini. It is cheaper somewhat.
Don’t have a hotel or restaurant recommendation, but my favorite neighborhood to sleep in is Trastevere, it’s very cool and bohemian like. You’ll find authentic restaurants and boutiques that make this area very inviting. The train from the Roma Trastevere station is slightly closer to Fiumicino Aeroporto than the Termini station.
I too, like the Trastevere. We stay at Hotel Trastevere, just over 100 euro. Some rooms can be cramped, but we find the place nice. It is on the edge of "tourist" Trastevere, with Piazza Santa Maria about a block away and Piazza di San Cosimato just in back, with a small daily market and families playing in the afternoon.
The restaurant choices are many, for a very good, better meal, we go to Ristorante la Scala Trastevere, a nice menu with meat and seafood, pasta, and in the fall, a truffle menu. If pizza is what you want, then dar Poeta, Ivo in Trastevere, and Ai Marmi are all top notch. For Roman pasta, Enzo 29 and Tonnarello are go to's.
You can get your covid test at the Pharmacy on Piazza Santa Maria for return to the US, and to get to the airport, just a 1.50 euro tram ticket on Tram 8 to Trastevere station, and then the Fara Sabina FL1 train to the airport for 8 euro.
All of the above is basically my plan in about two weeks.
We just had a one night stay in Rome at Hotel Alexandra. It's nothing fancy, but the staff was incredibly kind and it was comfortable enough and inexpensive. They arranged a car to the airport for us in the morning (we had a 10am flight), and it's very close to the sites in the center if that's at all important to you.
We stayed at Hotel Oceania on a Rick Steves Tour and also Hotel Aberdeen.
they are on the same street, Via Firenze and just a few minutes from Termini Station.
Loved both of them. Enjoy your stay. For more than 2-3 days, we get an apartment.