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.