What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Located in a quiet residential area close to Vatican City
- Views of St. Peter’s Dome from some rooms
- Extremely courteous and helpful hotel and restaurant staff
What To Know
- The hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from the Termini train station
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of four percent, per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A few minutes’ walk from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican, the appropriately named Starhotels Michelangelo is a classically styled hotel in the heart of the Eternal City. The marble-heavy lobby is home to an elegant sitting area and a sleek, dark reception desk. The monochromatic color scheme is interrupted by splashes of rust and ochre, gorgeous flower arrangements give the ground floor a fresh look, and large-scale black-and-white paintings of iconic Italian masterpieces adorn the walls.
Bed and Bath
Dressed in a palette of earth tones, with wood and leather finishes, the 179 guestrooms feel comfortable and spacious despite the smallest category (Classic) measuring a petite 151 square feet. The focal point in each room is a giant black-and-white drawing by 18th-century architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi depicting St. Peter’s magnificent dome. Soft goosedown “Starbeds,” pillow menus and plush throws ensure a good night’s sleep, while bathrooms are outfitted with house brand Starbeauty amenities.
The hotel’s restuarant, the Dome, is elegantly kitted out with slate-gray-striped wallpaper, marble flooring and chunky brass ceiling lights, and it serves typical Roman specialties such as saltimbocca alla romana and tonnarelli cacio e pepe at a fair price. For after-dinner drinks head to the Dome Bar for a glass of prosecco (it’s open until 1 a.m.). Breakfast is an impressive spread of Italian pastries and savory options including eggs, meats and cheeses.
In the Area
Start the day at nearby St. Peter’s Basilica. After paying a visit to the Vatican Museums, cross the Tiber River to the lively Piazza Navona and stop for a quick bite or an espresso at Bar del Fico, where you can watch locals compete in a game of chess. Head to the nearby Gelateria del Teatro (65-66 Via dei Coronari) to indulge in some of the best gelato in the city. Burn off the calories with a stroll along the cobblestone streets, taking in sight after marvelous sight.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Starhotel Michelangelo in Rome for three days. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We had so many questions but they patiently answered them all. At one point we needed to print something out from a computer and one if the staff helped us to do so. The room was spacious and had a balcony. The room was also very quiet. We never heard other guests.The balcony had a view of the Vatican. The location of this hotel was phenomenal for visiting the Vatican. It was a 5 minute walk. To visit other sights we took the bus. We had breakfast every morning in the hotel. They served scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, fresh, fruit, toast, muffins, scones, coffee, tea and juice. It was excellent. Around the hotel were a few restaurants and little shops. In the Vatican there were other stores and restaurants. We liked this hotel so much that we booked a night at the Starhotel Michaelangelo in Florence. I would stay here again!!
Great location, clean, beautiful room and friendly helpful staff.
We spent 3 nights in Rome and the hotel was a perfect location. We walked EVERYWHERE and the staff were more than happy to help us in anyway we needed. We did not have breakfast at the hotel as there are many local cafes etc just a stones throw away.
Super comfortable beds, minibar and WiFi- did have trouble connecting at times but had a word with myself and that’s not why we came to Rome to use the internet!
Would definitely visit again! 5 stars!
We stayed at the Starhotels Michelangelo Hotel at the end of June. What a fantastic experience! It was the best hotel within walking distance of the Vatican. We had the best service and cannot wait to book for next year! The hotel was very clean, quiet, and the staff were very attentive to our needs. Special shout out to Alessia and Roberto G. Thank you Starhotels Michelangelo for the most wonderful experience on our first time in Rome! Thanks again, we'll see you soon!
We stayed her for out stop in Rome during our Italy summer vacation. It is a quick 15 minute cab ride from the train station. The views of the Vatican are hands down the best you will get! So close to restaurants to eat at. Great little spot. Clean room, great housekeeping, breakfast was great, staff was awesome. It is a tad far from the city center and main spots on Rome but we prefer that. Its a little of the main path but super close to get to the main things. Quick cab trips.
This hotel is beautiful. The hotel rooms are very spacious, clean and accommodating for families. The staff was friendly, and the room service was really convenient. The only downfall to this hotel is that its location is only convenient for the Vatican. The walk to the Vatican is less than 10 mins, and extremely convenient if you're only planning on visiting there. If you're planning on visiting the Colosseum, Pantheon or Trevi fountain, try a hotel closer. This hotel is a 20euro cab ride to the Colosseum, which adds up fairly quickly when you need to take multiple cabs. Overall this hotel is extremely nice, clean and spacious. However, the location is the reason why it doesn't have 5 stars.