Cheap hotels near Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Arguably Rome’s most recognizable attraction, the Colosseum’s history is nearly as rich as the city's.
Constructed between 72-80 A.D., the Colosseum was originally known as Flavian’s Ampitheatre, seating 55,000 people during its heyday. Amazingly, much of the landmark’s original shape remains intact, though pieces of it have crumbled over the years as a result of earthquakes and battle.
For today’s travelers, a tour of the elliptical masterpiece offers a fascinating look into an ancient world colored by ruling Emperors, Olympic-style events, gladiatorial fights and Christian martyrs. The Colosseum's hours vary, depending upon seasons and the weather. Admission charges apply. Tickets can be combined with a visit to the Forum, which is within walking distance.
Hotels near the Colosseum: Many of the budget hotels below that we recommend are located in our Colosseo & Monti neighborhoods. These are well situated for travel to other areas of central Rome.