Part of the Planetaria Hotel Group, an Italian chain of 4- and 5-star hotels, the Hotel Pulitzer is located in a residential and business district near Rome’s southwest periphery. Given its proximity to conference centers and a popular music venue, the hotel appeals mainly to business travelers and concertgoers. But the Pulitzer is by no means a sterile home base. On the contrary, it’s laid-back and homey, with a comfortable lobby and a helpful staff. Adding to the mellow atmosphere, a sweet black-and-white cocker spaniel named Joe Cocker circulates through the lounge.
The common areas and rooms in this pet-friendly hotel are bright and feature wood accents, modern sculptures, and framed prints blending down-to-earth, classic decor with contemporary flair. The sixth-floor roof terrace, popular in summer, is trimmed by olive trees and provides panoramic views of lesser-known parts of Rome. The centerpiece of the terrace is a bubbling Jacuzzi.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Located in the Viale Marconi neighborhood of southern Rome—the area is named for the district’s main avenue—the Hotel Pulitzer is just 250 yards from the Marconi Metro stop, part of the Metro B line, which provides access to the center of town in under 15 minutes. A short Metro ride in the opposite direction delivers guests to the monumental EUR district, known for its rational fascist architecture, large park, numerous museums, and cafés. St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, an important pilgrimage destination, is just one Metro stop away, while the Circus Maximus and Colosseum are four and five metro stops away, respectively.
Need to Know
Rooms: 83 rooms. From $89. Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: The Paparazzi Restaurant near reception offers lunch and dinner. The garden bar, open year-round, is a pleasant lounge area with cocktail and snack service. Spa and gym details: While there is no spa, there is a rooftop Jacuzzi. The fitness center is open 24 hours.
Who’s it for: Business travelers and conference-goers, as well as dog-owning, public transit–savvy travelers willing to take a short Metro ride to reach Rome’s historic center. Our favorite rooms: All three top-floor rooms have large private terraces with views. For swimmers: In the summer, nearby Piscina delle Rose, an Olympic-size swimming pool and fitness center, is open to the public at affordable rates. It is accessible to the Metro B.