La Griffe Roma MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Bold modernist design flourishes in a 19th century building
- Restaurant with sweeping views of St Peter’s Basilica
- Champagne cocktails on the rooftop bar
What To Know
- Within walking distance of attractions like the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
- Guestrooms feel modern and have large private balconies
- Meeting space is available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Built in the 19th-century, and fully revamped in 2013, this luxe urban retreat on Rome’s buzzy Via Nazionale feels thoroughly modern. Behind the property’s cream and pale yellow façade, sit slick, minimalist interiors of bold red, black and grey. In the guestrooms, you’ll find large private balconies, chunky leather chairs and modern Italian artwork. For added space, book a suite with extra goodies like split-level rooms, saunas and hot tubs. Curl up with a book in the hotel library or book an in-room massage with the concierge. In the evening, take the elevator to the top floor and feast on squid ink cannelloni or breaded red tuna with sautéed cabbage at the hotel’s al fresco restaurant, La Luna. The wrap-around balcony is nearly 150 feet above street level, affording dazzling views of the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Opera House. After dinner, slouch off to the adjoining Champagneria Mumm for a glass of bubbly under the Roman stars.
In the Area
The hotel’s prime location makes sightseeing a breeze: cultural heavy-hitters like the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are all a short walk away. For a shopping fix, you don’t have far to go, either; posh boutiques and eateries abound on this busy stretch of Via Nazionale. If carb loading or card maxing don’t appeal, try a stroll the through the dazzling Villa Borghese gardens; or head to nearby Repubblica metro station and hop on a train to Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel.