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
The Fifteen Keys is the most beautiful little hotel. With just 15 rooms, the service is first class - personal and friendly. The interior design is on point and they really have an eye for the finer details. I wasn’t expecting much from the included continental breakfast, but actually it was fantastic.. bacon and eggs, the yummiest brownies, fresh fruit and so much more. Plus, you can have any coffee you’d like and even a glass of prosecco with your food, all included. What a perfect way to start the day!
My Partner arranged a honeymoon package, with prosecco, rose petals and flowers on arrival and it was beautiful. Location is fab and made getting around Rome very easy. A brilliant base for a busy city break!
Lastly, I want to say a massive thank you to the lady on reception (sorry, I can’t remember her name), who helped to sort out our flights for us and also recommended some great places to eat. All of the staff are a credit to this hotel and they were extremely helpful from booking, to departure. We hope to return in the future 😊
If I did not check the rankings of the hotels in Rome provided by Tripadvisor and Conde Nast Traveler, I would not have stayed in this wonderful hotel. The very high marks received by the hotel piqued my interest, so I booked it on two occasions last December. The first one was from December 21 to 24, and the second was from December 28 to 29. Based on my experience, the excellent reviews were accurate.
I booked a Single Room for myself, and at 20 sq.m., it was pretty large. The room was very clean with simple but elegant decorations. And the room's terrace was very instagrammable. My bookings included breakfast buffet and the choices were delicious and varied enough. They even accommodated my request on one instance that it be served earlier than usual as we had to catch an early morning tour.
For me, more than the nice location or the chic atmosphere that this hotel exudes, its best asset is the staff complement The hotel's staff were so kind, cheerful and helpful. I could find no fault with their service. We were treated very well during our stay, and I hope that I would have the opportunity to see them again soon.
We were a group of 8 friends in Rome for the rugby weekend.
We stayed here 2 years ago and it was so good then that we booked to stay here again as the location is great, the standard of the bedrooms and public areas are great together with the breakfast but the staff are so welcoming, friendly and above helpful that we love our stay here.
The quality bedrooms provide a room safe, fridge, tea and coffee facilities, and even umbrellas for use during your stay if needed.
We enjoyed breakfast each morning and the food selection provided was excellent with even a bottle of Prosecco there too! In addition afternoon tea (5 -6pm) with biscuits was most welcome after a day of walking the cobbled streets.
The wonderful staff (Serena and Julia) were most helpful in arranging airport transfers and also transport for the rugby match in addition to booking local restaurants each night of our stay.
I can't praise this hotel enough as it fulfilled all our needs for a very successful and enjoyable weekend in Rome.
The Fifteen Keys Hotel is tucked away in the trendy area of Monti. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast is very generous and tasty
Easily walkable to most of the sights - I cant recommend this little hotel highly enough
I had a fantastic stay at the Fifteen Keys hotel! The hotel has a chic and modern vibe, and the staff is very attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. We enjoyed the room we stayed in (the suite, which had a cute little balcony overlooking Urbana), and found the furnishings to be very comfortable. As you'd expect, there was a kettle, but also an espresso maker, nice toiletries, and even a hair straightener (!! so great when you can't bring American electronics).
Breakfast was also lovely. The spread was a traditional continental European one, with plenty of hearty and healthy options, along with a friendly attendant to help with coffee or tea. The hotel also has a tea hour if you need a break after walking around, and we also enjoyed a tasty cocktail at the bar.
My husband and I found the neighborhood to be very charming. There are cute shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and regular Romans milling around. We had a few very nice lunches and dinner just a few blocks from the hotel. The Fifteen Keys is a short walk to the Colosseum and Forum, and served as a great jumping off point to see the best of Rome.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Fifteen Keys and highly recommend it. From the kind staff, homey amenities, and delightful breakfast/tea/bar room, it was an awesome place to spend a long weekend. I look forward to returning!