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What We Love

  • Killer location on Via del Corso, a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum
  • Bulgari products in the bathrooms and eco-friendly Mitsubishi AC in the bedrooms
  • The Lifestyle team can arrange personal shopping trips and tailor-made tours

What To Know

  • It’s an intimate property with just 12 guestrooms
  • Executive and Luxury Suites come with kitchenettes and living rooms
  • Massages are available on request
  • A city tax of approximately $4 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
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Luxe former palace with 12 apartment-style suites and a killer location between the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum

The Lowdown

Set in an 18th-century palace, Corso 281 Luxury Suites is a contemporary home away from home with apartment-style suites and a killer location on Rome’s main shopping street, a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum. Designed by Milanese architects Caberlon Caroppi, the property features just 12 sleek guestrooms, which are decked out with parquet floors, monochromatic furnishings and graphic print linens. All come with Nespresso coffee machines and Bulgari toiletries in the modern marble bathrooms. Splurge on an Executive or a Luxury Suite for a kitchenette and a spacious living room. What the property lacks in traditional hotel trappings (there’s no restaurant, bar or spa) it makes up for in personal service; the lifestyle team is available 24 hours a day to arrange personal shopping trips, massages or tailor-made tours.

In the Area

Via del Corso stretches for a mile from the south side of Piazza Venezia to the Piazza del Popolo. It’s where you’ll find the Ferrari flagship store and all manner of designer boutiques. A five-minute walk from the hotel will take you to Gusto, a great place to enjoy a glass of Tuscan red and a Neapolitan-style pizza on the terrace. If you need a sugar fix head to Fatamorgana for organic ice cream in such eccentric flavors as wasabi, ginger and black forest gateaux. The property is within easy reach of the Trevi Fountain, the Forum and the picturesque Piazza di Spagna.

How to Get There

Corso 281
Via del Corso, 281
Rome, 00186 Italy


4.5 Very Good 373 Reviews
BUGS IN THE BED!!!! Dont stay here!!!!
Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked this hotel through american express platinum card. Upon my check in, they take a copy of mine and my 2 kids passaports. There is no lobby in this very small tight hotel, you just enter a door and there is a table w computer on top, thats all!! After coming back from dinner, SILVIA, the assistant manager, told me that I had to pay 40€ for my daughter in order for her to sleep in the room. We had an upgrade for a suite so what’s the problem if a 9 year old slept in couch of the suite? So, I decided to send my daughter to sleep with my husband which was in another hotel with a friend, but I Couldn’t because this hotel close their doors at 11am!!! I felt i was in prison!!!! There was lockers and double doors and after silvia been so rude to me, i truly felt i was locked in the hotel w no way hotel. I completely felt unsecured in case an emergency happened and I couldn’t get hotel of that hotel. Before going to bed, my kids found 2 BUGS in the bed, one was crawling around in the bed and another was dead. My daughter killed one bug and blood stained some of the sheets, by this time I was truly ready to leave and sleep w my husband at nearby hotel but w kids tiredness and double door locked, I decided to change the sheets. There is only one staff at night shift so i helped her to change. She was very nice and apologetic and she calm my nerves. I forgot her name. Overall, this is not a good hotel: 1)the bathroom ready needs some renovations (see pictures) 2)the rooms configuration makes you feel cramped in the space 3) no lobby space 4) SILVIA the assistance manager needs to treat hotel guests w kindness and she was completely rude talking to the manager over the phone about my reactions and she thought I couldn’t understand italian!! My last day in rome was completely a nIghtmare and I truly don’t advised anyone to stay in this hotel. I sent an email to the owner and he didn’t reply me back!

Lovely hotel with perfect location
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed here for a night pre cruise and couldn’t be happier with the hotel. We booked a quadruple executive room and were delighted with the space. The room had a lovely contemporary feel and the large king bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was well appointed with Bvlgari toiletries and large fluffy towels. Our room also came with a free phone equipped with good internet for us to bring out when exploring Rome.

Continental breakfast served in room is included in the tariff - additional cooked items can be had for an extra cost but we did order any extras.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat if we were ever in Rome. It is not cheap but it feels like a second home.

We got yelled at by manager Maurizio Criccomoro for asking to have room cleaned after 27 hrs of no service!!!!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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The only good thing here is the “location”; with that comes incredible loud street noise + 15 bus routes all day/night, both directions, so bring earplugs. WI-FI was so slow we used our hotspot. English tv stations not working, room so cramped no adequate storage space & when we checked in the elevator was out of service!

Junior suites as of May 2019 cost in excess of $600/night; the included breakfast is worthless with cold eggs & pancakes. This suite was on the 2nd floor, close to the lobby & you hear everything happening at the front desk. It isn’t comforting when the guests next door hear you complaining only to come out and say they are so upset about the construction work noise going on outside their suite, they had a child and things were miserable for them.

We asked how best to charge our smart devices/laptops when using the 1 wall keycard that you remove from wall each time we leave hotel to save on electric cost .. they recommended we get 2 keycards .. one to take when leaving, the other to keep in wall allowing electricity to be on, so we did.

We left our room at 6AM the next day and returned at 4PM to an uncleaned room .. asked why? Were told they had too many rooms to clean that day & they would get to it soon. Asked for the manager, he was not in. 30 minutes later, manager is in lobby getting extremely confrontational with us stating they did not clean our room because our keycard was in wall indicating we were in the room and they respect guest’s privacy. WHAT? did you even check with your staff? IT WAS THEIR RECOMMENDATION !!!

27 hours from the time we checked in ... nothing had been done to our room. Excuses excuses .. he did not diffuse the situation .. he made it worse by being so arrogant, defensive, loud, obnoxious & unprofessional . He either hates English people, LGBT people or both

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited for a 2 night stay on the way to Sorrento and then again 1 additional night before leaving to return home. From the minute I entered this beautiful well appointed hotel and was greeted by Marzia my trip to Rome was perfect. The location on the hotel is perfect , right in the heart of Rome, The rooms are well appointed and very good sleeping on their mattress's. They serve a very nice breakfast to you every morning in your room and their is a lounge on the lower level with a full bar on the "Honor System"
When I return again, this will be my place to stay.

Reviewed 1 month ago

A small, well appointed hotel with a staff who make it a point to render top level service. The rooms are very nicely decorated, spacious and very comfortable. Mini bar and espresso machine round out the conveniences. It’s location is ideal for easy walking access to Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Colosseum and Ancient Rome sites. We were able to find many good restaurants during our four day stay; some on our own and some at the recommendation of the helpful staff whose service level is more in keeping with a family owned B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would rebook Corso 281 for a future trip to Rome.