7 of the best baby friendly hotels in Rome for you vacation in Rome with a baby. A handpicked Rome hotels with extra attentions for babies and their parents.
One of the biggest worries for parents planning a first trip to Rome with a baby is finding baby friendly accommodation in the city.
Staying in a hotel with a little one is always a little daunting: will there be enough space in the rooms for you and the baby; will the area be safe and family friendly; what if you need to heat up baby food at night, will the hotel be able to help?
On top of these questions, Rome adds to the worry as some historical properties may not have an elevator, a lot of space or be easily baby proofed.
This is why I am here to help!
I am a Rome mama and since I have lived abroad for a long time, I have many friends with small children who come and visit from abroad and need a baby friendly hotel in Rome.
I also myself often stay in hotels as a little treat to me and my family and, over the course of the years, I have selected great hotels for babies in Rome city center and beyond.
This is my handpicked selection.
I have chosen these hotels on the basis of:
- Location – as much as possible, I focussed onto the area that is closest to Rome’s top ten attractions and the city center
- Overall Facilities
- Extra attentions for babies / extra baby facilities
- Attitude of staff towards babies and kids in general
I hope you enjoy I!
Need to know: in Rome, you always need to tell the hotel you are traveling with a baby in advance as they need to know the number of occupants in the room to guarantee your booking. Do not book a room for two thinking you can co-sleep: unlike in other countries, where this is ok, Italian rules forbid hotels to have more people in the room than what declared at the time of booking.
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The best baby friendly hotels in Rome – my top picks!
In general, Rome hotels are able to offer a baby cot (free of charge, but book in advance) but only in few cases they have baby facilities on site.
This means that if you are looking at hotels in Rome, you will find many that are ok with babies, but not necessarily offering anything special to your patents and their little ones.
The best baby friendly hotels we have found in terms of extra facilities that are just for babies are:
|Name of baby friendly hotel in Rome||Address / (area)|
|Kolbe Hotel Rome||Via di S. Teodoro, 48, 00186 Rome (Colosseum)|
|Best Western Rome President||Via Emanuele Filiberto, 173, 00185 Rome (Colosseum/Termini)|
|Starhotel Metropole||Via Principe Amedeo, 3, 00185 Rome (Termini)|
|Best Western Spring House||Via Mocenigo, 7, 00192 Rome (Prati / Vatican)|
|Hotel de Russie||Via del Babuino, 9, 00187 Rome (City center)|
|Starhotel Michelangelo||Via della Stazione di S. Pietro, 14, 00165 Rome (Vatican / Aurelio)|
|Hotel Mellini||Via Muzio Clementi, 81, 00193 Rome (Prati / Vatican)|
Hotel Kolbe Rome – baby friendly hotel near the Colosseum
Hotel Kolbe is a lovely, baby-friendly hotel in Rome city center.
Located behind the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the hotel is in a quiet, beautiful and convenient area of Rome and has lovely facilities for families with kids and for babies in particular.
Hotel Kolbe’s family offering include:
Modern family rooms for up to 4 people, with private bathroom
Double glazed windows for extra silence and weather insulation
Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
Baby friendly services on requests include: baby cot, stroller (please ask for age suitability to make sure it reclines flat, if needed), walker, changing table, high chair, bottle warmer, toilet training seat, playpen, sink stool and baby bath.
A nice extra: the hotel has a lovely restaurant on site for those days when you just want to relax without having to fully go out again at night.
The hotel can arrange airport pick up transfer for you or you can easily reach it by taxi from the airport.
Find here >>> Photos, info and prices for hotel Kolbe
What is nearby: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Tiber River, Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. You are walking distance from most top attractions in Rome
Best Western Rome President
The Rome President hotel is a large family hotel on Via Filiberto, between Rome Termini station and the city center, in a central test residential area of Rome called Esquilino area.
The hotel is just beside the metro station Manzoni, which connect you with the Spanish Steps and Termini in Minutes, and also has the tram into the Colosseum and Ostiense on its doorstep, making transport in and around the city easy.
While the hotel overlooks a rather busy streets, you have some nice playgrounds and green areas nearby: Piazza Vittorio, Piazzas Dante and Oppian Hill are all nearby and perfect to get some fresh air with baby.
This baby friendly hotel in Rome in Rome city center with extra attentions for families such as cot, changing station, baby bottle warmer, baby bath tub, high chair, stroller rental (Please ask for age suitability), laundry service discount for families. Option to get discounted tickets to Explora Children Museum, with a simple yet nice soft play area for under 3s.
Find here >>> Best Western Rome President info and rates
What is nearby: Colosseum, Termini station. You have excellent public transport to the rest of the city.
Starhotel Metropole Rome
I love the Starhotel chain for families and the star hotel Metropole in Rome has all the services I have come to expect form the Starhotel name.
In particular, this one hotel is great for babies as it offers (on request) cribs/ cots, playpens, changing table, bathtub tray, bottle warmer, highchairs, as well as stroller for easy walk (please double check age suitability of the model available).
A baby sitting service is available, at an extra charge.
This hotel is close to Termini Station, perfect if you then need to catch a train our of the city or a taxi (there is a big taxi rank there) and it is on the edge of the Monti districts, which is one of the nicest areas in Rome.
The hotel is also close to the Opera Theater of Rome and the Ministry of Interiors, a good area with shops, restaurants and museums.
Find here >>> Starhotel Metropole Rome info and prices
What is nearby: Termini Station, Diocletian’s Baths, Palazzo Massimo Museum, Santa Maria Maggiore, Monti neighborhood.
Best Western Spring house – baby friendly hotel near the Vatican
This West Western hotel is a close to the vatican, in the Prati neighbourhood, which is local and baby-stroller friendly area of Rome.
The area strikes a good compromise between a local feel and a good location for sightseeing and has some baby amenities that make it great for families with babies.
For babies, they have special attentions and items such as cradle/ cot, bottle warmer, baby bathtub, changing uno and strollers available (please check age suitablity as now all may recline flat).
Baby sitting service is also available at an extra charge.
You can find here >>> Best Western Spring House family package info and prices
What is nearby: Vatican City
Hotel de Russie – 5 star baby friendly hotel on Rome city center
Hotel de Russie one of the best five star hotels in Rome and a city institution, having been the hotel of house of illustrious guests for well over a century.
Their exceptional facilieis and services extend to the baby in the family with rooms with baby cots and baby bedding, baby lamps, mobiles and play mats (on request), baby bath products, baby hooded towels and any slip mats as well as changing station essentials available upon request.
Baby meals are free and they can provide baby crockery, bottle warmers, high chairs etc are available on request.
This hotel is a treat and absolute delight: they internal garden and cafe are an oasis of peace and feel like a lovely Rome piazza, with all the charm yet without hte noice and the hustle and bustle of the city.
Find here >>> Hotel de Russie info and prices
What is nearby: Piazza del Popolo, Via Margutta, Spanish Steps. You are in the very heart of the city and can walk most places from here.
Starhotel Michelangelo is another Starhotel Property, like the Metropole mentioned above.
The Michelangelo is located near the Vatican and is well located to explore Vatican City, the pretty area of Borgo and art of the city center on foot.
Good public transport options connect you with the rest of the city center.
The hotel has beautiful modern and spacious interiors, a restaurant on site and lovely family rooms.
Their baby friendly offering includes: Cradle/ crib, playpen, changing table, Bath-time accessories, bottle warmer, high chairs, stroller rental (make sure you double check age suitability of the model available during your stay), babysitting (extra charge).
Find here >>> Photos, info and prices for Starhotel Michelangelo Rome
Hotel dei Mellini – baby friendly hotel in residential area near the center
Hotel dei Mellini is a nice and baby friend hotel in the pretty Prati neighborhood, a residential area of Rome with a local, family friendly vibe (Prati is, traditionally, where Roman lawyers live!).
The hotel is just outside the historical center of Rome and this comes with the upsafe of having a little more outdoor space and even a garden with playground which give the hotel a lovely family feel.
This is a baby friendly hotel in Rome offering:
- Family rooms
- Baby bottle warmer, cot, puppet and stroller (on request)
- Baby sitter (on request)
- Playground area for children
- Families with also others kids may like the availability of Playstation and the Relax area with ping pong table
What is nearby: Piazza del Popolo, Vatican. Both require a walk but the streets here are more pram and stroller friendly than in other areas.
Find here >>> photos, info and prices for hotel dei Mellini
I hope you found this handpicked selection of baby friendly hotels in Rome useful and it helped you plan your stay. Safe travels!
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