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
Very nice staff and accommodations. Breakfast was included, and a free upgrade just because! Very clean and comfortable. The only thing was it was hard to locate using Google maps. There isn't a sign so we located it by the palladium windows!
This was a perfect spot for our 3 night stay in Rome. The location is terrific and the accommodations are lovely. But what you will enjoy the most is the helpful and friendly staff, the delicious and well-presented breakfast, and the overall service. Everything about this hotel was just perfect for us and we are not that easy to please.
So pleased I picked this hotel based on previous reviews.... it was an amazing stay. I would recommend booking direct as on arrival we were warmly welcomed and offered complimentary tea and coffee. It was my husbands birthday and we were also upgraded to their beautiful suite on the top floor. The breakfast area is really cute and plenty to choose from if your only staying a few days. All the staff are friendly and couldn’t be more helpful. Location is great, easy to walk too all the sights, even the Vatican is possible to walk. Had a fantastic stay and would not hesitate to book again if we return to Rome. They also offered great restaurant recommendations for dinner. Thank you all at Fifteen Keys!
We stayed here three nights. The hotel is only 15 rooms and is beautifully decorated in a low key tasteful way. The rooms have high ceilings and quality linens. It is a pretty hotel with a small courtyard and a delicious beautifully presented breakfast bar. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The hotel is in a great neighborhood— the Monti area with nice casual restaurants. It is easy to walk to the train station or historic sites like the Colosseum from the hotel. Truly one of my favorite hotels I have ever stayed in.
Just back from a three-night stay in the Fifteen Keys. It is a phenomenal hotel.
The location (in Monti) is perfect. It is close to the Centro Storico and Colosseum, and Vatican City is a short trip by taxi or bus. It is also surrounded by cool bars and some excellent restaurants.
The hotel itself is in a renovated period building. It is comfortable and charming and benefits from excelllent attention to detail. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast is a delight and far superior to standard “continental breakfast” fair.
Overall, you could not ask for a better hotel if visiting room. My wife and I are already looking forward to our next visit.