The best hotels in Rome for families

by marta
Rome Hotels for families cover photo: Piazza Navona

Carefully curated selection of the best hotels in Rome for families: family friendly hotels in Rome to suit most budgets in and outside of the center

Choosing a great family hotel in Rome can be stressful. The city offers a staggering amount of accommodation options and when you add this variety to the size of Rome and its unreliable public transport network, you can find yourself overwhelmed very fast.

This is why, despite being local, I put a lot of research into finding great family hotels in Rome I feel comfortable recommending.

I have already shared my top picks for family hotels in Rome city center and today I am expanding that selection with other family hotels in Rome both in the center and in other child friendly areas.

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Best luxury hotels in Rome for families

There are many family friendly luxury hotels in Rome, in and outside the historical center.

Gran Melia, 5* family hotel in Rome with garden

The Gran Melia hotel Rome is fantastic for families.

Located close to the Vatican City and St Peter basilica, in the beautiful area of the Gianicolo Hill, the hotel has luxury family rooms and something very special: a large garden with a stunning, child friendly pool.

The Grand Melia has several accommodation options for families, in addition to their standard rooms:

A family suite, comprising of a bedroom and a lunge with beds for up to 2 kids, a private garden and open air bath tub

A ‘family Kids & Co’ room, which develops over 2 floors and has an area specifically for children,perfect for families who want more space

The hotels has also:

  • Restaurants and cafes on site
  • Kids Corner at the breakfast buffet
  • Kids welcome gift ‘because they are VIK (Very Important Kids)’
  • Milk and cookies before bed
  • Child friendly pool and fabulous garden for those sticky hot summer days in Rome
  • Air conditioning

The Gran Melia in Rome is an urban resort and as such is a little outside of the historical center, something that is widely compensated by the space and green areas it offers: a rarity in Rome!

Palazzo Manfredi, 5* luxury family hotel in Rome city center

If you are looking for a luxury family hotel in Rome with views over the Colosseum, then look no farther than the perfectly located Palazzo Manfredi.

Colosseum Rome outside view

With sweeping views over ancient Rome (and a fabulous roof terrace), Palazzo Manfredi is a great family hotel for location and facilities: from here, you can walk anywhere in the city and you are just a few meters away from the small yet pleasant Oppian Hill Park, a lovely green area perfect for young kids.

The Spanish steps, Trevi fountain and Pantheon are all a short walking distance.

Their family suite is spacious and sleeps up to 4 people and extra beds are available on requests. Booking the family suites includes a limousine pickup service from the airport, breakfast in the Aroma restaurant (rooftop) and tickets to the Colosseum.

Hotel Palzzo Manfredi offers to families includes:

  • Family rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Pickup service form the airport
  • Rooftop terrace and restaurant
  • Complimentary Colosseum entrance ticket
  • Park nearby

Hotel de Russie, 5* luxury hotel Rome city center

Located right in the heart of Rome city center, on beautiful Via del Babuino, Hotel de Russie is stunning and exceptionally family friendly.

To families with toddlers, the hotel offers a ‘Froggy teddy turn down service’ (their mascotte is a frog called Gian Lorenzo!), complimentary baby meals and equipment such as bottle warmers, high chairs, baby cutlery and baby supplies in the bathroom.

To older kids they offer welcome amenities such as coloring books, city activities fact sheet and they even cater for teenagers with game consoles and, on request, content protected wifi.

Interconnecting rooms are available and you can request extra beds when needed. The gorgeous Hotel de Russie restaurant also offers child friendly menus.

This is a wonderful family hotel in Rome if you are looking for a luxury experience in the heart of the city. Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese (park with Rome zoo and Borghese gallery), are both on your doorstep.

The family offer of Hotel de Russie includes:

  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Restaurant on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby and toddler equipment
  • Kids welcome kit
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service on request

best hotels in Rome for families: mid range/moderate

Hotel Kolbe, 4* family hotel in Rome city center

The Hotel Kolbe is a bit of a find. Located in the heart of Rome, a stone throw from the Colosseum and the Palatine hill, this is a family friendly hotel with a lovely welcoming atmosphere and something special: an unexpected and fabulous outdoor patio!

Their family room sleeps up to 4 people and has double bed/twin bed and sofa beds. American style breakfast is included and the hotel has a bar and lounge area and restaurants, which is exceptionally convenient if you don’t want to leave the hotel again after a day of sightseeing.

This is a wonderful hotel for families and, in summer, hosts children day camps by the wonderful Arte al Sole, a provider of Rome children activities we love and recommend.

Their family offering includes:

  • Family room sleeps 4 people
  • Room size: 25-30 sqm
  • One room, one bathroom (same level or mezzanine floor)
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub or shower
  • Twin or double beds and one sofa-bed
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Fully complimentary wifi
  • Unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant
  • Internal courtyard garden
  • 24/7 reception with multilingual staff

Hotel Mascagni, 4* family hotel Rome Termini

Located close to termini station, in a very well served area for transport and sightseeing, Hotel Mascagni is the first family hotel I found in Rome and has some special attentions especially for families with toddlers and young children.

High chairs, cots and even strollers are available (enquirer at the time of booking) and the rooms are equipped with Playstation 3 and DVD player. Children receive a welcome gift of coloring book and crayons on arrival.

Baby sitting service and children doctor contact available on request.

The hotel offers both family rooms and a detached family dependence that is perfect for families who want more space thanks to its nice interconnecting rooms

Nerva boutique hotel, 3* family hotel Rome city center

Hotel Nerva is a great accommodation option if you are looking for a family friendly hotel in Rome city center with a boutique hotel feel.

Rome Vittoriano

Located in Rione Monti, almost in front of the Roman Forum and easy walking distance to all main attractions, hotel Nerva has a family room that sleeps up to 4 people (3 adults or two adults and two young children) laid out as two bedrooms with queen size beds and a small living area.

The hotel offers pick up service from the airport (50 Euro, just 2 Euro more than the standard taxi fare from Fiumicino), has a breakfast service and is in a great location for access to sightseeing opportunities, shops, restaurants and supermarket.

This is one of my favorite Rome hotels near the Colosseum

Le Clarisse al Pantheon, 3* family hotel in Rome historical center

I have a soft spot for Le Clarisse al Pantheon, a fantastic accommodation choice for families in the heart of Rome.

My soft spot for them is due to their lovely staff and the fact that they offer both family rooms and apartments, which makes them a good all round option for most family needs.

This plus their central location, a short walk away from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, makes this a rare find.

They offer double, triple and family rooms and their apartment has 2 separate bedrooms with a queen sized bed in the master room, and two French size beds in the adjoining room.

The hotel has 24/7 reception, breakfast room, and a cafe serving coffee and drinks, meaning you can enjoy aperitivo in Rome with family without leaving the hotel! They also have a nice terrace and handy family services such as laundry

Private airport transfer from the airport and Civitavecchia port can be arranged.

This is one of my favourite hotels in Rome near the Pantheon.

Hotel Santa Maria, 3* family hotel in Trastevere

I love hotel Santa Maria, a 3 star family hotel in Rome Trastevere with lots of charm and large rooms.

The hotel develops around a patio, which is lovely after a day sightseeing, and has clean rooms with several layouts (including double, queen beds and bunk beds).

This is one of the few hotels in Rome for families of 5 or more and it has a senior suite that can take 1 queen sized double bed, 2 single beds and an option of a further 2 single beds.

Breakfast is included in the room package and there is free wifi throughout as well as the option of getting bikes to discover Rome on wheels.

Pick up transfer and baby sitting service available on request

Best Western Globus, 3 star hotel at Rome university

Families with young kids and teenagers may enjoy a stay at the Best Western Hotel Globus, a 3 star family friendly best western hotel in the university area.

While off the tourist path, this is a good location with great advantages: proximity to the metro, easy access to Termini station, a buzzy, student feel and lots of shops and lunch places.

The hotel overlooks a busy road during the day but is quiet at night and close to a lovely park, Villa Torlonia, which makes it very appealing with families with young children.

Their ‘baby and kids packages’ come with child friendly meals (menu and cutlery), kid friendly breakfast, bottle warmer, baby cot, baby bath tub, stroller and highchairs.

Older kids will be delighted to find DVD players with children and play stations (make sure you ask for the package when booking).

The hotel has several family rooms including the ‘fantasy room’ that has double bed, bunk beds and toys. This is a great, well priced family hotel in Rome in a slightly unusual yet great location.

I hope your found this selection of the best hotels in Rome for families useful and it helped you plan your family vacation in the Eternal city. Safe travels!

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