Let’s face it, accommodations make up one of the biggest expenses of your trip to Rome. And while you’re probably dreaming of a 5-star luxury stay at the St. Regis, you might not have the budget, or desire, to spend at least $500 USD a night for the most basic room in the dead of January.  Luckily staying in style doesn’t have to break the bank.  We’ve rounded up the most affordable boutique hotels in Rome to help you plan a Roman holiday with enough room in your budget to eat the best cacio & pepe in town.

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Nerva Boutique Hotel is a 3-star located in the hipster, bohemian neighbourhood of Monti.  The decor is modern yet classy. A black and white houndstooth palette accented by colorful artwork. Starting around $115 USD per night, the location to price ratio is almost unbeatable when it comes to other boutique hotels in Rome. The Colosseum and the Roman Forum are just a five-minute walk away, as is the Colosseo stop on metro line B. You’ll get easy access to the rest of the eternal city’s bucket list sites and be able to spend more time enjoying your vacation than worrying about all the logistics. 

Pro-tip: If you need more space to spread out we suggest upgrading to one of the superior rooms.

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The Fifteen Keys is another one of the boutique hotels in Rome that’s conveniently located in Monti’s hip rhione. Converted from a 5-storey townhouse to 4-star boutique hotel in 2015, it’s locally owned and offers 15 individually designed rooms.  Each room is furnished with modern and minimalistic decor that has a touch of 1950’s flair. Situated on a secluded street, it seeks to offer a homey feel.  On Sundays, you can sleep in and enjoy breakfast until 11 and in the summer you enjoy the tranquility of the courtyard for your first meal of the day. You can have this all starting around $145 USD per night (or around $30 more a night than the Nerva Boutique Hotel).  For those with a flexible budget the upgrade from 3-star to 4-star is worth the added comforts of home.

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Can’t afford a night at the Fendi suites? Villa Laetitia is the solution you’re looking for!  A lovely Liberty-era Villa with just 21 rooms, it was completely renovated into a boutique hotel by Anna Fendi Venutrinin, one of the 5 Fendi sisters. Booking a stay here you won’t have to compromise on style.  However, the location isn’t the most desirable. Located near Rome’s Prati neighborhood, it’s about a 15 minute walk to Piazza del Popolo, and a bit further to the other main sites.  This boutique hotel in Rome is an excellent choice if style is your priority and you don’t mind getting in a little exercise. Rooms start at around $118 USD per night.

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Martis Palace has to be one of the most affordable boutique hotels in Rome ticking off all the boxes as the ultimate historical stay.  Crafted from a Renaissance palace and monastery, it’s 600 year-old granite columns and stately glass doors transport you back to another place and time.  You’ll go from Renaissance to the Roman era by visiting the spa, built on the foundations of an ancient Roman theatre, and return back to the golden years just in time for an aperitivo at the wine bar located in the monastery’s chapel.  History lovers will delight in the lux feel, large rooms and perfect location for seeing all of Rome’s main attractions – it’s just 30 seconds from the Pantheon!  You’ll get all this starting at around $145 USD per night. 

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Courtesy of Martis Palace Hotel Rome


Hidden away on the edge of Rome’s Jewish quarter, Hotel Monte Cenci offers 30 modern rooms surrounded by charming pedestrian friendly streets.  One of the most quiet residential neighborhoods in the historic center, you can even request a yoga mat in your room to amp up the R&R or to get in some much needed stretching after a day’s worth of discovering the eternal city by foot. Not only will you love the tranquility of this boutique hotel’s location, but it’s proximity to all the sights make it a great place to settle in for a Roman holiday.  Rooms start at around $135 USD per night.

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  1. Sandra Tucker

    How do you rate the Trevi Hotel? We are booked there for May 2021

    • Chantelle

      Hi Sandra,
      The Trevi Hotel in terms of location it’s great. In terms of amenities and personalized touches it could have more. Hotels are truly a personal choice and it all depends on what is your priority. For example, having a centrally located stay that is on a quiet street is a priority for me, but I am also happy to walk 10 or 15 minutes to get a hotel with more amenities that is in my budget.

  2. Chocoviv

    Excellent tips!

  3. Rachelle Pachtman

    La Rezidenza is a charming boutique hotel and is pet-friendly. I loved my stay there

  4. Rachelle Pachtman

    It’s La Residenza right at the Via Veneto.



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