Hotel Majestic – The Leading Hotels of the World
What We Love
- - The hotel might be familiar to film buffs: Fellini used it as a backdrop in La Dolce Vita
- Ending the evening in the dark, 19th-century hotel bar
- The fabulous wrought-iron elevator that’s been around since 1910
- Sipping a Cynar aperitif and people-watching on the terrace overlooking the Via Veneto
What To Know
- Take a peek into the grand ballroom, which has a jaw-dropping frescoed ceiling by Domenico Bruschi
- Breakfast is pricey, but the buffet includes wine and Prosecco
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With an enviable spot on one of Rome’s chicest and most elegant streets, the Majestic is a fabulous base for exploring the city. It’s been the hotel of choice for A-listers since it opened in the 1880s, and that retained sense of old-world elegance continues to be a big part of its charm. Beyond its Carrara marble lobby with club chairs and mirrored walls is all manner of Victorian furniture, gilded mirrors, and vintage photos (many depicting the hotel’s famous guests). Spacious rooms have hardwood floors, lacquered white furniture, and a smattering of antiques; bathrooms are floor-to-ceiling white marble. Anyone ready to splurge should book the decadent Via Veneto suite, which has two bathrooms, a separate living room, and a terrace that features a six-person whirlpool and an actual gazebo.
In the Area
The Majestic is located on Rome’s fabulous Via Veneto, stuffed to the brim with chic boutiques and cafés. A guest could stroll along here calling buongiorno to store security guards all day, but, after a coffee at the historic Café Doney, it will eventually be time to move on. The Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain (legend says those that throw in a coin ensure a return trip to Rome) are each just ten minutes walk away. If it’s a sunny day, head to the Villa Borghese, a lush landscaped garden filled with lakes, museums, and centuries-old villas. For explorations further away, guests can hop on the metro at Barberini, two minutes from the hotel.
How to Get There
This hotel is very conveniently located on a wide canopied boulevard which is about a 10-15 minute walk to the Spanish steps and some very great of shopping.
There are metros and buses close by and there are many good restaurants in the area if you choose to eat outside of the hotel. Our room included a buffet breakfast with many pastries, yogurts, fruit, egg dishes and meats to chose from as well as champagne!
This hotel is in a great location, very close to the Spanish steps. Most of Rome's attractions are a good 15-20 minute walk, if you don't mind hills. The staff is very helpful, although depending on your price point for meals, my recommendation is to ask the Front Desk people for restaurant recommendations instead of the Concierge. The concierge was sending us to pricier restaurants while the Front Desk people were telling us about places they, personally, like to eat.
We stayed 3 nights for sightseeing. Location was great, no more than 25 mins walk to most attractions. Rooms were spacious, neat and tidy, well serviced and everything worked - albeit they are a little old and tired looking. We didn’t do breakfast, the bar was quiet when we stopped in twice. Housekeeping was good. Front desk polite but somewhat stiff or disconnected. Overall a good value high end option in Roma.
My wife and I stayed at the Majestic Hotel for a long weekend last month. It's a terrific location and breakfast is a heavenly experience. A very nice selection of food and the terrace is just lovely. Our room was well-appointed and spacious. The decor was very pleasant. I loved the antique elevator, too! The staff at the hotel was first rate. Giulia at the front desk had a lovely smile and was very patient with my bad Italian. The location was a definite plus with tree-lined winding avenue. The hotel is a short distance from the train station. I highly recommend it!
We enjoyed our stay at the Majestic. It is a beautiful hotel, perfectly situated near restaurants and a quick walk to the Spanish Steps area. While it is in a good location, it feels more residential without all the hustle bustle of the tourist site areas. It was so nice to return each night. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning on the terrace, a great way to start the day. One morning we had a 7:15am tour and they were nice enough to give us cappuccino and coffee at 6:45 since we would be missing breakfast which opens at 7. The room was large and well appointed with a very comfortable bed. The AC worked well. The Majestic Roma met all our expectations and was a perfect place to stay in Rome.