Piazza di Spagna 9
What We Love
- Continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The setting, on the third floor of a 15th-century palazzo on the north side of Piazza di Spagna, within sight of the Spanish Steps
- The style, a contemporary mix of white walls and floors with avant-garde furniture and accessories, all selected by the interior designer owner
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- All the cutting-edge furniture and art is for sale
- There's a small by-appointment Turkish-style spa with a massage table and steam room
- The hotel is staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.; outside those hours guests let themselves in and out. (There's a number to call in case of emergency.)
- Check-in time is from 3pm to 8pm but late check-in (until 11pm) can be requested for $40
- A city tax of $5 (€3.50) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
Conceived by interior designer and owner Stefania Grippo, PiazzadiSpagna9 doesn’t just have the look and feel of a contemporary art gallery, it actually is one. All the cutting-edge furniture (upholstered in fabrics from high-end Italian fashion houses) and the art on the walls is for sale; Grippo considers the place a showroom not only for her decorating skills but also for the talents of her favorite Italian furniture designers and artists. The space is compact but open-plan, which makes it feel much larger than it is. The all-white reception area and petite lobby are punctuated by velvet chairs and dramatic, surreal photo-paintings; these give way to a light-filled lounge and breakfast room and a long hallway displaying more art.
Bed and Bath
Owner Stefania Grippo has individually decorated each of the rooms, which feature queensize steel four-poster or upholstered platform beds topped with crisp white cotton sheets from Tuscany and comforters and blankets from Society, a top-flight Italian textile company with a cult-like following. High ceilings, bare floors and white or colorful polished plaster walls are the order of the day; every room also has an artfully designed console table or desk (many are custom-made), lounge chairs and copious closet space. Most of the big, modern bathrooms come with glassed-in showers, and all rooms have large windows (some with French doors that open onto small step-out balconies). There’s also a little flat-screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine in each room.
The copious free continental breakfast features a mix of fresh fruit, flaky pastries, cereal, yogurt, salume, cheese and smoked salmon, plus coffee, tea and just-squeezed orange juice. You name the time you’d like it ready, and it’ll be waiting for you at a little table in the light-flooded lounge overlooking the Piazza. There’s also a small by-appointment-only Turkish-style spa, with a stone massage table, like one you’d find in a hammam, plus a steam room and a whirlpool soaking tub. The gallery exhibitions change frequently, and the owner plans to host periodic performances, pop-ups and fashion and design trunk shows.
In the Area
There’s hardly anything that isn’t in the area, so centrally located is the hotel. Most notably, you’ll have the eponymous piazza and adjacent Spanish Steps as your front yard, with the high-end shopping mecca that is Via dei Condotti heading west just off it, and the more local boutiques of Via Babuino and Via Margutta running north. Just past those is the Piazza del Popolo and the Villa Borghese, the largest park in central Rome, which also houses several museums. The Pantheon is a 10- to 15-minute walk away, with the Piazza Navona a bit farther on. Although they’re not so far that you couldn’t walk — and Rome really is a walking city — the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Forum can be reached in no time via the metro, which has a station right in Piazza di Spagna.
How to Get There
Spotlessly clean ✅
Bed & limens ✅
I can go on and on .
If there is someplace better to stay in Rome I would like to see it .
Viviana and staff are wonderful hosts , from the moment we stepped into the reception area I knew we found a special place .Art gallery meets modern hotel .
When in Rome this will always be my first choice .
I have to say I was disappointed from the moment I arrived. It is in a nondescript apartment building with hardly a sign. You have to find a tiny lift and the only reason I knew it was on l3 was bc my driver who helped with my bags noticed a tiny note on the hidden sign. When you get to level 3 you then have to go on a search for the entrance. Then when you find it you have to ring a doorbell. By this stage I couldn’t believe I’d spend 350 euros for this place. Once inside everyone and everything was satisfactory. Room was clean. Bathroom was ok. No bath and neighbours can see in unless you shut everything which makes it pitch black. Nothing is included in the price. There is no breakfast. They even have a poorly stocked minibar which they charge for. Yes they give u free water and Nespresso capsules. Wow thanks for that. Next time I’m staying somewhere where they help with my bags and have a reception. If you want a place like this then spend half the amount and get an Airbnb. Sorry to do this to you guys but it is not what it claims to be.
From check in to check out; what an amazing hotel. Art... coffee in your room.... location..., cleanliness, and could not fault it.
Look at the reviews and stay here. It’s awesome.
Art meets hospitality.
No more to be said. Beautiful bespoke hotel.
Do it..... and now.
I have stayed with my wife and my parents-in-law at Piazza di Spagna 9, an amazing little hotel packed with art and design, located very close to Piazza di Spagna, at a quiet corner. Fine taste in the furniture, in the books and magazines at the library, in the snacks offered. Graceful service by a caring staff. A nice touch of class: we would have to leave the hotel very, very early in the morning, so the hotel brought us at the night before a fantastic selection of goumandise so that we could amuse ourselves and have breakfast at a train trip. Memorable stay. Definitely, it is now our hotel of choice in Rome.
We have stayed in this area last few times in Rome but this was our first time in this hotel. Overall it's a good hotel very well located. Rooms are on the small size but make good use of space with a small balcony. Given the price for the room, it was ridiculous that they charge €2 for a Nespresso pod especially when they advertise the Nespresso machine as part of the room. They provide one Nespresso pod each for your stay. There's a Nespresso shop down the street where you can buy a sleeve of pods for roughly the same price.