The Fifteen Keys Hotel
What We Love
- Cozy, casually elegant interiors
- Complimentary vintage-style bikes to explore Rome’s hidden corners
- A buffet breakfast of market fruits, fresh pastries, and Italian hams and cheeses served on a leafy courtyard, at no extra charge.
- Feeling like a local in this under-the-radar neighborhood’s hip cafés, restaurants, and independent shops.
- An inviting lobby living room with plush sofas next to soaring French windows
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The elevator is only 20 inches wide
- There’s no restaurant, but a small bar on the ground floor offers snacks and a variety of beverages- including wine and coffee- around the clock.
- In-room massage treatments can be arranged
- Groups or families should book Classic Light Rooms on the fourth floor, which connect through a private terrace upon request
- Free WiFi
Housed in a remodeled townhouse on a quiet street in bohemian yet upscale Monti, the Fifteen Keys has the feel of a private residence. Its name alludes to 15 individually designed rooms spread over four floors, all flooded with sunlight and offering views of either a courtyard or the neighborhood’s eclectic rooftops. Deluxe Blue Rooms (decently sized at 320 square feet) stand out for their ocean-blue walls set against old exposed bricks; they also feature walk-in closets, snug balconies, and the hotel’s signature padded headboards upholstered in neutral fabrics. The ample ground level is divided into a series of cozy spaces, including a bar with an oversized tufted sofa, cerulean paneling, a wall-to-wall beveled mirror, and modern brass pendants. It’s a nice spot to unwind after traipsing all over the Eternal City, with wines, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks available at all hours. Staffers are young and friendly and more than happy to offer insider tips.
In the Area
Monti is a centrally located residential neighborhood of cobblestone streets and historic buildings, along with a growing stable of trendy boutiques and eateries. Start your tour of the area by fueling up at La Casetta, a café on the ground floor of a 15th-century ivy-covered residence. Then, head north to Via del Boschetto, a picturesque street that’s becoming a destination for alternative fashion, to check out shops like Mikiwa, which stocks a collection of European labels. Some of Rome’s most important landmarks are within walking distance of the hotel, including the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. Before turning in for the night, pop by Urbana 47, a retro-chic restaurant and cocktail bar with a preference for organic, locally sourced ingredients.
How to Get There
My cousin and I stayed for a week. We absolutely loved the hotel and can highly recommend it.
The location was perfect - in the heart of Old Rome in the beautiful Monti district, on the trendy Via Urbana and within easy walking distance of many cultural sites. We had a twin room at the front. The hotel is on a quiet road. We loved the sounds of Rome so mostly kept the windows open but at night closed them and the sound-proofing was excellent.
The staff were really friendly and helpful. We had long discussions with them about where to have lunch, what to see, where to buy the best olive oil etc, etc. They booked us taxis and made reservations for us at restaurants. We had a day trip to Tivoli (Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este) and they booked us a driver and a table at Ristorante Sibilla (next to a Roman temple and waterfall). What a great day out.
The hotel is very chic, welcoming and relaxing. Our room was lovely and spacious, the bathroom enormous. The breakfasts were a feast, with many personal touches.
Again recommended by the hotel, we often went for lunch/supper to nearby Trieste Pizza for street food. It’s quirky and informal, and the food’s great. We were made to feel very welcome.
We had a perfect trip, thank you everyone at the Fifteen Keys Hotel.
My husband chose this hotel for its design elements. Indeed it differential itself from other brands with the blue modern rustic ambiance decor. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is unbeatable with its selection of 20 types of organic tea, fruits and bake goods. Convenient location also. I will choose to stay here again next time in Rome.
The hotel was beautiful designed. The pictures are of the library when you walk in. The staff was so nice and welcoming. They offered great reviews and service. Breakfast was great, the rooms were lovely. Huge bathroom, large bed. 10/10!
Spent a week here at Fifteen Keys. The 15 room boutique hotel is well located on a quiet street in the centrally located Monti neighborhood, a short walk to The Colosseum, and Termini train station. Staff are friendly and attentive. Rooms are stunning and well appointed, bed was ridiculously comfortable. Amazing daily breakfast spread was included as was afternoon tea, there is also coffee and bar service available for a fee. There are plenty of good restaurants shops coffee gelato and markets nearby and a small supermarket next door. Everything was perfect - highly, highly recommend!
The bests local neighborhood in Rome - Monti is central to most attractions and transport. The Fifteen Keys sets it self apart from its well sized (above average - we had a Blue room which is ideal for a stay of more than 3 nights) rooms, great location, but the friendliness & knowledge of the staff.
A great start to your day is a hearty breakfast and as they hotel doesn't have a restaurant the team have a ton of superb recommendations for your evening enjoyment - be that cocktails, dinner or that cheeky desert post dinner.
Mini-market next door, pharmacy around the corner. Metro stops within 10-12 mins walk.
Monti is a hidden gem that remains very much a locals neighbourhood .......wonderful food & boutiques for shopping. Check out Broccoletti for dinner plus try the great wine bar - Astemio
When I return to Rome - Fifteen Keys is at the top of my list.