Rome Hotel Suggestion: Piazza Navona or Colosseum?

Hi All, I have been to Rome about 8 times, and traveling again next April with my 11 Year old Daughter. I was thinking of staying around the Colosseum or Piazza Navona this time. Any suggestions? I have stayed at Hotel Aberdeen my last several times, and while I really like the hotel, was thinking of staying in a different location. Not looking for anything expensive, as just my daughter and myself - looking for clean, good location, in room bathroom, etc, but don't need alot of amenities. Thanks! Glenn

Posted by Glenn
Marlton, NJ, United States
56 posts

Thanks guys! I did look at Nicolas Inn, looks great, they have rooms when i need it, but they accept only cash... not a deal breaker, but i prefer to pay with card for tracking purposes.

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3407 posts

A few years ago we stayed at Residenza Canali ai Coronari just off Piazza Navona. Charming place, roof terrace, excellent breakfastt. I would gladly stay there again.

Posted by SamSn
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
1092 posts

Piazza Navona is the hub of everything which may be beneficial when traveling with a young adult. I really like the Monti area near the Forum & Colosseum because I still get a neighborhood vibe. I've stayed at Nicolas Inn a couple times and would recommend it. Nice rooms and very friendly owners.

Posted by Glenn
Marlton, NJ, United States
56 posts

Thanks for the recommendation! I sent an email to Albergo Cesari. It looks a bit more expensive than I wanted, but given its location, probably not going to get much cheaper :-). Glenn

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8745 posts

If you want to save money be prepared to pay cash. That is a frequent case. If you want to have the credit card records instead of own written notes (they still give you a receipt) you will need to be prepared to pay more.

Posted by Glenn
Marlton, NJ, United States
56 posts

Thanks Nigel. Totally understand - always a trade-off between cost and cash. Paying cash is a bit more inconvenient from my perspective given that requires large sums to be taken out from the ATM (Bank Cash Machine) - not an issue, just not my preference :-). Glenn