This luxury guesthouse is located at the very end of Via dei Condotti, Rome’s couture shopping epicenter, and on the edge of Piazza di Spagna, one of the busiest tourist districts in town. Accordingly, the location is more appealing for low-season sojourns than it is for high-season holidays. The Inn’s annex nearby, at Via dei Condotti 48, offers some quiet rooms with interior courtyard views and others that face onto the street.
The building, formerly an 18th-century noble townhouse, has been embellished in somewhat generic Old World meets contemporary decor, but there are a few accents that set it apart from the neighboring properties, such as traces of period frescoes in the deluxe rooms and the wrought-iron balconies in rooms facing onto Via dei Condotti and Piazza di Spagna. Another draw is the rooftop terrace, ideal for drinks paired with views. The Inn is pet friendly, a rarity among properties in this category.
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Located on the Via dei Condotti, the central artery of Rome’s most prestigious shopping district, the area is known for its high-end designer boutiques, posh cafés, and luxury hotels. The hotel sits midway between Piazza del Popolo and the Trevi Fountain and about 50 yards from the Spanish Steps. Due west, the Augustan Altar of Peace (also called the Ara Pacis) is a splendid example of ancient art and is housed in a striking limestone-and-glass building designed by American architect Richard Meier. Owing to the density of clothing shops and the popularity of the Spanish Steps, the area is oppressively crowded during high season. For some respite, retreat to the leafy Villa Borghese park, a popular destination for joggers and home to the Galleria Borghese and Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum, two world-class collections.
Need to Know
Rooms: 37 rooms. From $222. Check-in: flexible; check-out: flexible. Dining options: No on-site restaurant, but breakfast is served in the rooftop café, which is open-air in summer and glassed over in winter. Snacks, drinks, and high tea are served in the lounge. Spa and gym details: No spa or gym.
Who’s it for: Avid shoppers and heavy sleepers. Our favorite rooms: The corner rooms offer the finest views over Piazza di Spagna and up to Trinità dei Monti. Good to know: The Studio Room, a small apartment located on Via Due Macelli 102, just two blocks away from Piazza di Spagna and a few blocks from the Inn at the Spanish Steps, offers a private and fully equipped kitchen, ideal for family stays.