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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


5.0 Excellent 343 Reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Corso suites are in the most centrally perfect place in Rome for all aspects of a city break. Dining , sightseeing and shopping. Really stylish accommodation and really helpful staff. The breakfast was always more than enough, very well presented and always on time.

Best stay in the Eternal City
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Corso 281 was hands down the best hotel for every reason, in Rome. The location is bar none the best. Great location and walking distance to sites and shopping. Staff is very courteous and helpful, even with last minute dining reservations. The manager and owner Natalino has some fun facts about the property he loves to share and makes the stay more interesting and unique. The most helpful item they placed in the room is the cell phone to use around the city. Make calls, browse the internet/maps and figure out your way back to the hotel. Beyond clutch to have in a foreign city and came in handy more times than I’d like to count. If you can and have the opportunity to stay at this 5 star property, do so! No regrets and amazing memories.

Amazing Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at Corso 281 in Rome as part of post cruise Italy trip. I have to say the staff there was the most helpful and professional I have ever experienced outside of the US. Everyone spoke English, which was extremely helpful. The hotel is defiiitely “boutique” with I believe only 15 rooms but with everything you could possibly need. We had breakfast delivered to our room everyday including one morning we had to leave the hotel at 4:30am to catch a train to Cinque Terre. The hotel was located in the heart of Rome and only about 2 blocks from Trevi Fountain and about 5 blocks from the Spanish steps. We also only about a 15-20 minute walk from the Coliseum. I definitely recommend this hotel!

Exceeded expectations
Reviewed 1 month ago

I booked this expecting a nice bed and breakfast but it was much more. Lovely marble entry with a beautiful staircase, comfortable and clean room, surprisingly relatively large bathroom with Bulgari toiletries. Only downside was small wardrobe.

Breakfast is served "room service" style in your room, simply order the night before. Very nice pastries from Roscioli. Delivered by pleasant staff at your nominated time so you can relax and enjoy. Breakfast service starts at 7.30am but in the event you have an early tour/outing they will happily organise a takeaway "breakfast box" for you.

Great location along Via Del Corso shopping strip which connects to Via Condotti and the luxe high end shops. Very well located with an easy walk to Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish steps. It was suprisingly quiet at night.

Staff were all great - so helpful and welcoming, very happy to help with anything you might need and all really lovely, thank you to the team.

Great Place
Reviewed 1 month ago

Wow what a wonderful place. We stayed here with my family, best location in Rome reasonable all to everything Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, Coliseum and Vatican. Hotel is small but extremely attentive anything you need is brought to your room within a few minutes. Would love the opportunity to stay here again.