InterContinental De La Ville
What We Love
- Drinks or dinner on the sixth-floor Terrazza Roma, with its views of St. Peter’s Basilica
- Gorgeous public spaces decorated with Murano glass chandeliers, antique gilded mirrors and marble columns
- Ideal location at the top of the Spanish Steps, near the Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese
What To Know
- There’s an extra charge for WiFi
- The hotel has a small fitness center and no spa or pool
- Some rooms overlook the hotel’s quiet courtyard and garden, while others have views of the city streets
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Originally a 17th century palace, this grand, green-shuttered mansion at the top of the Spanish Steps has welcomed A-listers including Tom Cruise, Sean Connery and Julia Roberts. There’s a cozy lobby library, a romantic rooftop terrace with views of the Eternal City, and several tranquil courtyards. The guestrooms are elegant and traditional, with framed historic prints, heavy curtains and polished wooden furnishings. Most Classic Rooms overlook the courtyard; many Executive Rooms have private terraces. The hotel has four bars and restaurants, from the casually chic Café de la Ville to the gorgeous rooftop restaurant, Terraza Roma.
With a dramatic location at the top of the Spanish Steps, the InterContinental is within easy walking distance of central Rome’s most famous sights. After a leisurely morning cappuccino at the Caffe Greco, visit the Trevi Fountain and explore the boutiques that line Via Condotti. Then spend an afternoon touring the Villa Borghese museum and its redolent gardens — and leave plenty of time for the Coliseum. For an interesting half-day trip, visit the 40 or so catacombs buried just beyond the city’s ancient walls, some discovered only recently.