What We Love
- Upgrading our look with a cut and color at the highly rated in-house Rossano Ferretti Hair Salon
- Every hotel bathroom is different
- There are nice touches for the kids, from mini bathrobes to children’s city tours
- Gawping at the well-heeled locals lunching in the Palm Court courtyard
What To Know
- Prices don’t include breakfast
- Ask for a street-facing room on a high floor for the best views
- The gym is small and you might need to book a treadmill in advance
- Free WiFi
One of the few privately owned luxury hotels in Rome, the Hassler has an excellent pedigree: it’s run by a fifth-generation hotelier and its guest list includes Beckhams, Cruises, and Paltrows. The hotel has remained one of the city’s leading hotels for over a century, and its long history is apparent in the quirky mix of styles—a little Art Deco, a little contemporary, a little Belle Époque elegance. Guest rooms veer from classic wood and marble furniture to modern recessed lighting and fixtures in primary colors. The Hassler Bar, a small annex of red leather and gilded mirrors, retains its early 20th-century charm, though, and makes the perfect hideaway for a pre-dinner Campari before heading to the sixth floor Imàgo restaurant. The panoramic city views here take a backseat to the Michelin-starred food, which brings international influences to regional cuisine, like rigatoni slathered in shiso pesto, and a risotto with cacio cheese, pepper and sesame—book in advance to score a table with the best view. The concierge service is also second to none, so take advantage of it and ask for insider tips on where to shop and dine in the area.
In the Area
If this is your first time in Rome, the Hassler is well-placed for walking to the city’s landmark sights. The Colosseum and Trevi Fountain are less than 25 minutes’ walk from the hotel and the Piazza di Spagna, one of Rome’s most beautiful squares (packed with designer shops like Prada and Balenciaga), is just at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. The Vatican is a 1.5-mile stroll across the river, while the landscaped gardens of the Villa Borghese are just a few minutes away. Allow time here to visit a couple of the museums as well, particularly the Galleria Borghese with its impressive collection of classical antiquities. If you want to wander further afield, the Spagna metro stop is just down the street.
How to Get There
From start to finish the Hassler Hotel is 5 Star all the way
On arrival fab welcome , books on Rome for the kids , welcome drink for the big kids
2 rooms on level 3 ( interconnecting ) well appointed all you expect and want
Location is great one reason we choose to stay , right at the top of the Spanish steps an easy walk to most areas and a cheap cab ride for the rest
Loads of good restaurants nearby ( most in the moderate price bracket ) the concierge made a couple of recommendations that we took both really good
Breakfast each day was really good wide selection , scrambled eggs the best I’ve had on a buffet
Great location , great rooms , fab staff , wonderful experience
Our family enjoyed the incredible hospitality and elegance of the Roma Hassler again this holiday season. When we arrived, the Guest Relations Manager Laura Laurenti warmly welcomed us and showed us to our beautiful accommations overlooking the Spanish Steps. During our stay, the service was excellent; breakfast was delightful; our dinner in Imago was incredible; lunch in Salon Eva was particularly special because of Andrea; the Concierge staff was always exceptionally helpful; and the doormen always cheerfully greeted us and offered assistance with transportation and directions. Our sincere thanks to the entire staff for exceptional service, attention, and gracious hospitality!
The hotel physically is magnificent. But what exceeds that is the staff. From the man who opens your door to the person who checks you in ,it is just pure elegance and accommodation.Nothing better – nothing!
We stay here every year. Dennis and the concierge staff don't disappoint, but even more than that, everyone is friendly. From the cosy bar, to the lovely garden out back, to the private balcony with breathtaking views, there's so much to gush about. This isn't a trendy spot, but rather a very old style hotel with grace. All of the rooms are different: some modern, some more classic, all lovely.
It was our first time in Rome and our wonderful visit was made even more enjoyable by the Hassler. The hotel is absolutely exquisite with the most perfect location imaginable. We stayed on a package deal in a deluxe room, which included breakfast every day and a lovely three course lunch in the restaurant. Our room was beautiful and may have the most comfortable beds I ever have stayed in in all of Europe. We also enjoyed very good drinks and snacks in the bar with lovely piano music and went up to the 7th floor terrace to take in the amazing views of Rome and snap some photos.
As beautiful as the hotel is, it truly excels in its wonderful staff. Nothing was too big or small for them to assist us with, from correspondence before we booked helping me evaluate the best rate for us, to an understated word from the cheerful doorman as we were leaving for sight seeing to double check that we had secured the right reservations for our planned activities, as well helpful assistance from the knowledgeable concierge on restaurants and the perfect time of day to visit the Colosseum in winter. We noticed many returning guests welcomed like family by the staff and we look forward to our own return!