8 fantastic family-friendly holiday apartments in Rome you’ll love

by marta

Our handpicked selection of 8 of the best family-friendly holiday apartments in Rome, chosen for location, amenities and kid-friendly facilities.

Short-term rentals and holiday apartments are fantastic accommodation options for families visiting Rome with kids.

Airbnbs and short holiday rentals in Rome are great for families who like that little extra space and like having rooms with doors you can close once kids are asleep.

Detail of fountain and residential buildings in Piazza Navona Rome

A kitchen is brilliant to keep meal costs down, and it can be invaluable if you have baby equipment or fussy eaters.

Available in all shapes and sizes and at different price points on the spectrum of price and facilities, vacation rentals are great for families who want more space, cooking facilities and the option to feel like a local in the most beautiful city in the world.

Rome has a plethora of short-term rental options for families.

So many, in fact, that the quest for a great family apartment in Rome become overwhelming very quickly.

This is why we are here to help!

Over the course of the years, we have come across many wonderful holiday apartments in Rome for kids and parents.

Some we testes ourselves, some come from reliable friends.

All recommendations come from first-hand experience of real families who have stayed there with their children and shared the experience with us.

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Not sure an apartment is for you? Check out here >>> our full guide to family friendly accommodation in Rome

Best websites to book family friendly rentals in Rome

My favorite booking tool for family-friendly holiday apartments in Rome is booking.com.

It has an excellent choice of apartments, plenty of photos, client verified reviews and very good search filters (Area, family friendly rooms, kitchen/ kitchenette, washing machine, reception etc).

Generous cancellation options on most properties also make it stand out.

Finally, it rewards loyal users with better prices, once you reach their ‘Genius’ status. I use it and love it and you don’t need a crazy number of stays to start seeing the perks!

Other websites for family holiday apartments in Rome are VRBO and Airbnb.

Piazza del Pantheon Rome Italy

The best area for families to stay in Rome

Unlike hotels, usually strategically placed in tourist friendly areas of the city, rentals span the width and breadth of the large city of Rome.

For this selection, I have focus only on what I consider the best area to stay in Rome for families and precisely:

Pantheon and Piazza Navona: in Rome’s historical center, this is the best area to stay for sightseeing.

Holiday rentals in this location puts you within walking distance from most attractions.

Here is also where you find Rome’s famous cobbled streets, main Rome sights such as Piazza Navona, Pantheon.

There are good facilities such as grocery shops and pharmacies for all your family’s needs.

Colosseum and Monti: Staying close to the Colosseum is a fantastic choice for families with kids who most likely have the Colosseum on their very own bucket list!

The Colosseum area is mixed in terms of charm, the streets immediately beside the amphitheater and in the Monti District being the nicest and most charming.

This is a central area, well served by public transport and shops. Compared with the one above, it is only a slightly longer walk to sights such as the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps still, however, walking distance from here.

Trevi and Spanish Steps: this is a very well served, central area. Depending on the exact location of the apartment, you may find it is a little too busy for kids.

However, there are some lovely apartments on side streets that are excellent even with little ones.

You can find here >>>> our complete overview of the best areas to stay in Rome

Type of holiday apartments in Rome for families

Most of Rome’s holiday apartments for families are private properties now turned into short-term rentals.

In this case, what you get is a private home and host that, depending on specific arrangement, may meet you on arrival or arrange for you to pick up the keys and let yourself in.

The other type of rental in Rome is hotel apartments and Aparthotels.

Hotel apartments are not very common in Rome and tend to be towards the higher end of the price spectrum.

However, they are excellent for families who want more space but do not want to renounce the services of a reception desk.

These apartments are usually near the main hotel, albeit not necessarily on site, and usually allow access to hotel facilities such as breakfast room, spa etc.

They are perfect for a first stay in Rome, when the extra support goes a long way to reduce potential first-timers’ stress.

I selected the family holiday apartments on this list on the basis of our own experience and that of families we trust.

I prioritized those that come with a minimum of two bedrooms, have a kitchen/kitchenette, washing machine, as well as a family friendly, safe and convenient location.

As much as possible, I have chosen apartment without child unfriendly staircases inside the property.

However, please be aware that many buildings in Rome City center do not have an elevator.

Check with each provider the exact location of the apartment they offer (some have several, on different floors or in different buildings) should steps be an issue.

Best airbnb in Rome / vacation rentals in Rome for families

Palazzo Nari – great family apartment close to the Pantheon for up to 9 people

A fantastic holiday apartment in Rome’s Piazza Navona area for large families or groups of family and friends is Palazzo Nari.

Close to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, the apartment is in a fantastic location and is generous in size, it has lovely wooden floors, a fully equipped kitchen and nice touches for children such as kids’ cutlery, high chairs and socket covers for crawlers.

Facilities include:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven and dishwasher
  • Wooden floors
  • 2 washing machines and dryer (a rarity in Rome!)
  • Supermarket nearby
  • Daily housekeeping / dry cleaning and additional service can be arranged for an extra charge.

This is my absolute favorite Rome area for visitors and this apartment is on a nice street striking the perfect balance between old Rome charge and convenience. The taxi rank of Torre Argentina and several buses are nearby.

You can find info, photos and prices here

Peter’s Dream – 3 bedroom apartment in Rome Colosseum area

Peters’ Dream is a beautiful family friendly apartment close to the Colosseum, on the historical and well served Caelian Hill. The apartment has many elements that make it perfect for families with kids.

Facilities include:

  • 3 bedrooms (Non smoking)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting area
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi

The apartment is in a building with elevator and it is pet friendly. The house has a generous size and several beds (double, single and sofa bed) that make it ideal for larger families.

Find photos, price and availability here

This is a fantastic area to stay in Rome for families: attractions, essential shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport are all on your doorstep. A gelato shop and a playground are nearby.

If you want to learn ore about this location, you can find here >>> our guide to the Caelian Hill

Roman Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain 2Bedroom apartment for families

The Trevi Fountain apartment is a bit of find: tucked away in a tranquil street near Trevi, it is just detached enough from the main tourist street to offer silence and quiet while staying very close to all attractions.

The apartment is on the second floor (no elevator) and sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child.

Facilities include:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathroom
  • Kitchen with hobs, over and dishwasher
  • Washing machine. Dry cleaning /laundry can be arranged at an extra charge
  • Double glaze windows
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning / heating
  • No smoking
  • Daily housekeeping available at an extra cost

The apartment is in a very central location, walking distance from most attractions and close to buses and metro. A gelato shop and pizza shop are near and supermarket/grocery shopping is available nearby.

Grocery delivery for your first day can be arranged at an extra charge.

Find info, photos and prices here.

Rome Trevi Fountain

Trevi Apartment: 2 bedroom apartment with 24h reception

Trevi apartment is a beautiful 2 bedroom / 5 guests apartment is Via degli Avignonesi, a historic cobbled street near via Veneto and the Trevi Fountain.

The location puts you within walking distance to attractions such as the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain but it is also served by metro stop Barberini.

Shops, cafes and restaurants are all on your doorstep.

Families include:

  • 2 bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with twin beds)
  • Additional sofa bed
  • Kitchen with dishwasher
  • Kids’ high chair and music/ dvds
  • Washing machine (laundry and dry cleaning available at an additional charhge)
  • Daily housekeeping abatable at an additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi

The apartment has a 24h reception service and can arrange arrival transport (extra cost) and luggage storage.

Find info, prices and photos here.

Casa Alice – 2 Bedroom Apartment near the Pantheon

Casa Alice is a lovely 2 bedroom family friendly apartment in a perfect location close to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, both only a few minutes walk from the house.

The apartment is on the coveted third floor but please note there is no elevator.

Apartment facilities include:

  • 2 bedrooms (queen beds)
  • Additional sofa bed
  • 2 Bathrooms (of which one is en-suite)
  • Kitchenette with dishwasher and kids’ high chair
  • Dining area
  • Wi-fi
  • Washing machine
  • Daily housekeeping is available at an extra cost
  • Tiles floors (no carpet) make this a good choice for families dealing with dust allergies.

The apartment is in a fantastic location: gelato shops, restaurants and all essentials shops including grocery shops and pharmacy are nearby.

Find info, photos and prices here.

Pantheon Domus Apartment: large 2 bedroom apartment close to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona

The Pantheon Domus Apartment is a large and beautiful 2 bedroom aparment on Via di Torre Argentina, a lovely cobbled street in Rome city center leading you straight to the Pantheon.

The apartment is perfect if you want to be walking distance from Rome main attractions and it is has the Torre Argentina tax rank nearby as well as several trams and buses stopping nearby.

If your kids love cats, they’ll love to know the apartment is only a couple of minutes from Rome’s cat sanctuary (if you don’t like cats, don’t worry! You won’t run into them unless you want to!)

Apartment facilities include:

  • Large apartments with 2 bedrooms and additional futon bed
  • Additional sofa bed in the living area
  • 3 bathrooms (of which 2 ensuite)
  • Kitchen with dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • Flat screen TV
  • Tiled/ parquet floors

The apartment sleeps 9 and it is perfect for larger families and small family groups alike. Please note that there are steps inside the house that may prove tricky for families with toddlers. I highly recommend you check the photos for suitability.

The apartment is on the second floor and the building has an elevator.

Find photos, prices and availability here.

Absolute Colosseum Apartment – 2 bedroom apartment near the Colosseum

In the same fantastic location as the apartment above, you also find Absolute Colosseum Apartment is a comfortable family apartment with two bedrooms (up to 5 guests).

The apartment is 70sq meters and comes with nice touches such as a flat-screen TV with free Netflix.

Facilities include:

  • 2 bedrooms (double and twin)
  • Recently renovated bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • The apartment is pet friendly

As mentioned above, the apartment is in a fantastic location for families. Attractions, essential shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport are all on your doorstep. A gelato shop and a playground are nearby.

Find photos, price and availability here.

Best family hotel apartments in Rome

Hotel Apartments suitable for families with kids are hard to come by in Rome; however, The Inn Apartments has several that are great also for families traveling with little ones such as the one in their Via Codotti/Spanish Steps location.

The apartments are in several structures close to the main hotel: the main facilities are on elegant Via Condotti, famous for its designer shops and leading directly to Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps).

Their best apartments have stunning views over the Spanish Steps. Butler service can take care of all your needs.

This is a fantastic apartment option if you are looking for an upscale experience in one of the most scenic locations in Rome.

The Inn at the Spanish Steps has apartments offering (specs vary on exact layout booked)

  • Apartment with 2 to 4 bedrooms
  • Well appointed bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Washing machine / dryer (ask at the time of booking)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning / heating

Find info, prices, photos and specs of different type apartments here

I hope you found this overview of family friendly holiday rentals in Rome helpful. Safe travel planning!

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