Romantic hotels in Rome where every day is Valentine’s Day

Hotel San Francesco Rome
The stylish lobby and baby grand piano at the chic and romantic Hotel San Francesco. Photo: Bruce McAdam

Even on the continent that invented romance, few cities rival Rome when it comes to creating or fostering amore. The Eternal City is chock-full of quiet lanes for strolling, pasta dishes for sharing, and covert corners for stealing kisses. But any good lover knows that a romantic getaway isn’t complete without a love nest.

Here are our favorite romantic hotels in Rome:

For the lovers on a budget: Marta Guest House
Vatican & Prati
Rates from €40

The Marta Guest House is by all accounts a simple pension, but a tucked-away location (on a side street off of Piazza Cavour) and sweet decorative touches (think wrought-iron bed frames and pretty gold fabrics), make it a great pick for a little lovin’ on the cheap.

Romantico classico: Pantheon View
Pantheon-Piazza Navona
Rates from €79

A former haunt of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and others, this charming and historic B&B embodies quintessential Rome. Each room is slightly different, but you can always expect distinct charms, such as chandeliers or candelabras, lovely balconies or even a view of the Pantheon’s dome.

Do not disturb: Daphne Inn Veneto
Piazza di Spagna
Rates from €130

While not the cheapest among the Cheapos, the Daphne Inn Veneto is worth the splurge if you’re after sleek luxury and an uber-romantic location near the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto. Another detail that ups the romance factor is the purposeful absence of TVs in the room, so you’ll have one less distraction from each other.

Modern mood: Hotel Giuggioli
Vatican & Prati
Rates from €69

Set on the first floor of a historic palazzo, the two-star Giuggioli takes the sleek, minimalist road. The rooms are simple yet stylish, and contain useful amenities (like a mini-fridge). Some also offer small balconies.

Extra indulgence: Hotel San Francesco
Vatican & Prati
Rates from €69

Classic meets modern at the three-star Hotel San Francesco, a former seminary in the quiet and lovely neighborhood of Trastevere. The reception is dominated by sparkling marble floors and a Baby Grand, and rooms are chic with dark wooden furnishings. Some feature extras like jacuzzi tubs, and the hotel also offers a lovely roof terrace perfect for cozying up to enjoy a sunset drink.

Sweet yet stylish: Hotel Boccaccio
Vatican & Prati
Rates from €67

The homey vibe at the one-star Boccaccio puts guests at ease, and the pretty décor (each room is unique) adds atmosphere. A plant-festooned patio is the icing on the affordable cake.

About the author

Suzanne Russo
About the author: Suzanne Russo thinks of herself as equal parts California Girl and New Yorker. She moved from San Francisco to New York four years ago to pursue her MA in English, and her obsession with all things New York life and history hasn’t dwindled yet. She is a freelance writer, director of the San Francisco-sponsored, New York literary pub crawl, Lit Crawl, and constant wanderer.
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