- The hotel might be familiar to film buffs: Fellini used it as a backdrop in La Dolce Vita
Ending the evening in the dark, 19th-century hotel bar
The fabulous wrought-iron elevator that’s been around since 1910
Sipping a Cynar aperitif and people-watching on the terrace overlooking the Via Veneto
What To Know
Take a peek into the grand ballroom, which has a jaw-dropping frescoed ceiling by Domenico Bruschi
Breakfast is pricey, but the buffet includes wine and Prosecco
Parking on site
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Opulent, neoclassical landmark with a generous helping of old-world glamor and modern conveniences on Rome's ultra-chic Via Veneto
With an enviable spot on one of Rome's chicest and most elegant streets, the Majestic is a fabulous base for exploring the city. It’s been the hotel of choice for A-listers since it opened in the 1880s, and that retained sense of old-world elegance continues to be a big part of its charm. Beyond its Carrara marble lobby with club chairs and mirrored walls is all manner of Victorian furniture, gilded mirrors, and vintage photos (many depicting the hotel’s famous guests). Spacious rooms have hardwood floors, lacquered white furniture, and a smattering of antiques; bathrooms are floor-to-ceiling white marble. Anyone ready to splurge should book the decadent Via Veneto suite, which has two bathrooms, a separate living room, and a terrace that features a six-person whirlpool and an actual gazebo.
In the Area
The Majestic is located on Rome's fabulous Via Veneto, stuffed to the brim with chic boutiques and cafés. A guest could stroll along here calling buongiorno to store security guards all day, but, after a coffee at the historic Café Doney, it will eventually be time to move on. The Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain (legend says those that throw in a coin ensure a return trip to Rome) are each just ten minutes walk away. If it’s a sunny day, head to the Villa Borghese, a lush landscaped garden filled with lakes, museums, and centuries-old villas. For explorations further away, guests can hop on the metro at Barberini, two minutes from the hotel.