What We Love
- The location, an easy walk to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, with the rest of the city’s historic center easily reached on foot or by metro (a stop sits less than 500 feet away)
- The lovely lobby lounge, library and bar rooms, where a simple but tasty free breakfast buffet and evening canapés are served daily
What To Know
- A city tax of $7 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- There’s no gym, spa or restaurant, but you’ve come to Rome to eat and drink, not to work out and dine without leaving your digs
- Set on one of Rome’s busier streets. Doubled-pane windows keep rooms relatively quiet, but you can request a room on an upper floor
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A modern/classic mashup. Cream-colored marble floors and moldings define the hotel’s public spaces, from the small reception alcove to a trio of cozy rooms all lined with wood paneling and painted a soothing light aqua. These rooms house a Deco-ish bar, café tables for breakfast and a few small upholstered loveseats, as well as book-and-knick-knack-filled shelves. Paintings and drawings of Roman scenes and Italianate images dot the walls.
Bed and Bath
The 30 petite guestrooms feature walls upholstered in robin’s egg–blue and beige-gold fabric, and ivory-painted wood wainscoting. The pale color palette is offset by cherry-stained wooden headboards, writing desks and cabinets. Rooms each have one or two windows (front facing rooms overlook Barberini Square), their own AC and heating controls and plenty of plugs. Bathrooms recall the cream-colored stone used in the lobby, and all have an alcove tub-and-shower combo, single sink, toilet and bidet. As the name suggests, Double Superior Rooms are a bit larger and have larger baths than the entry-level Double Rooms.
The breakfast buffet, served on tables with tablecloths and flowers in the ground-floor rooms off the lobby, proves a filling feast of pastries, cheeses, salume, cereals, yogurt and eggs, scrambled or hard-boiled. Coffee and espresso are made to order. Throughout the day the hotel replenishes the bar with snacks (chips and nuts, mostly) and in the evenings it opens for drinks and light canapés, during aperitivo, the Italian cocktail hour.
How to Get There
I will be booking the Hotel Stendhal when I return to Rome in the future. The staff is courteous to a fault, and the amenities were very attractive and clean as could be. The location is terrific, central to many great sights and shopping.
And the bed was super comfortable.
Great hotel with attentive staff. It’s in the perfect location for access to the city of Rome. Rooms were always very clean and staff very accessible if you needed anything. I would stay at this hotel again and I would recommend it to a friend.
Close to shopping, restaurants, sights. Complimentary mini-bar. We felt safe in the area. Service oriented friendly staff. Comfortable clean rooms. Very nice breakfast. A great place to stay in Rome!!!