Fantastic family hotels in Rome City Centre you will love in 2022

by marta

Looking for a great family hotel in Rome city center that can make your stay comfortable, easy and memorable? This is our handpicked selection of the best family hotels in Rome city centre chosen for location, facilities and welcome. Updated March 2022.

One of the biggest headaches when planning a trip to Rome with kids tow is to find a good family hotel in Rome city centre.

A quick look at your favorite hotel booking engine will soon reveal the problem.

Unless you have an almost unlimited budget, if traveling with kids you will have to accept a compromise, may it be access to green spaces, the presence of a pool or a good location.

Finding a family hotel, in Rome’s city centre with all of this is almost impossible.

However, this is not to say that there are no good accommodation opportunities for families in Rome!

Over the course the years, I have helped many friends picking the perfect hotel for their family stay in Rome and, recently, I have also been testing them out (my kids love a night at a hotel – even when we live in Rome, it’s a treat we sometimes indulge in!)

teddy bear on hotel bed
Teddy bear sitting on a bed with crisp white sheets. Hotel or home bedroom interior design UK

In this article I am going to share some of the best family hotels in Rome City centre that I believe will treat you to good welcome, good facilities and overall a good stay.

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The best family hotels in Rome City Centre – quick links

Name of HotelHotel CategoryWhat is nearby
Le Clarisse Al Pantheon3 starsPantheon, Piazza Navona
Hotel Capo d’Africa3 starsColosseum, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea
Hotel Lancelot3 starsColosseum, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea
Nerva Boutique Hotelmid-rangeColosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia
Hotel Mozart3 starsSpanish Steps, Trevi Fountain
Hotel Scalinata di Spagna4 starsSpanish Steps, Trevi Fountain
Hotel Mercure Centro Colosseo4 starsColosseum, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea
Hotel Kolbe 4 starsColosseum, Roman Forum
Hilton DoubleTree Monti4 starsColosseum, Termini Station
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi5 starsColosseum, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea
Palazzo Scanderberg4 starsTrevi Fountain, Spanish Steps
Hotel Navona3 starsPantheon, Piazza Navona
Indigo St George5 starsPantheon, Piazza Navona, Trastevere
Le Quattro Dame Luxury Suites4 starsPantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia

What Rome neighborhoods are in the city centre?

Before getting stuck into a list of the best hotels for families in Rome centre, I believe it  is important to define what Rome city centre is.

For the purpose of this article, I definite Rome city centre as the area comprised between the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish steps.

This is the area with the largest concentration of tourists sites and puts you pretty much in the centre of the city.

See also >>> Where are Rome main attractions?

Best family hotels in Rome city centre: our top picks

Hotel Kolbe, 4 star hotel near the Forum and the Palatine – top pick!

Hotel Kolbe is a lovely 4 star hotel in a great location, close to the wonderful ruins and view of the forum and the palatine. This is the first family hotel we ‘tested’ in Rome and it is still one of our favorites.

The location is excellent for sightseeing and they have good family rooms for up to 4 guests.

The hotel has an internal courtyard and it is close to the Aventino, which is one of the 7 hills of Rome with a gorgeous garden on top (no playground but amazing view and good to run around).

The Circo Massimo and its vast expanse is also nearby and good for small kids to let off steam.

Check availability and prices of family rooms at Hotel Kolbe Rome here

Hotel Capo d’Africa, 3 star hotel beside the Colosseum

The hotel has nice, clean rooms but what stands out here is the hotel terrace which is just delightful and where you can enjoy drinks and snacks. 

Rooms in this hotel fall into several categories and include interconnecting family rooms, perfect if you are visiting Rome with kids and need a little more space. 

Check availability and prices on  booking.com

Hotel Palazzo Manfredi: 5 stars, close to the Colosseum

This is a gorgeous 5 star hotel close to the Colosseum and the forum catering for families with rooms, suites and apartments (separate building just down the road) as well as full concierge service, option of private transport and personal shopper.

The hotel in the most convenient location for visiting the Colosseum and the Forum and sits at the foot of the Colle Oppio hill with its park and playground nearby.

Check latest offers at Palazzo Manfredi on booking com

kids in front of Rome Colosseum
Colosseum in a summer day in Rome, Italy

Hotel Mercure Centro Colosseo, 4 star hotel with pool near the Colosseum

The hotel Mercure Colosseum is a business hotel in terms of feels but comes with one thing that is a life saver if traveling with kids to Rome in summer: a pool!

The hotel is a minute walk from the Colosseum and has a pretty park with playground just beside, which is an added plus since not many places, in Rome city center, offer access to green area.

Check availability and prices on  booking.com for flexible cancellations options

You can find more hotels near the Colosseum here.

Double Tree Hilton Hotel Monti – with interconnecting rooms

The Double Tree Hilton Monti Hotel opened last year but quickly became one of my favourite family hotels in Rome for location and feel.

Situates in a fantastic spot in the Monti District, close to Termini Station and a short walk to the Colosseum, the hotel has large rooms, some interconnecting, and a lovely rooftop terrace with views over nearby Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

The hotel also has an onsite restaurant, perfect for those evening when you don’t want to go out again after sightseeing or for a first relaxing meal on arrival

Find info and prices here.

night view of Santa Maria Maggiore Church from the rooftop terrace of hte Hilton double tree one of the best family hotels in Rome city center

Nerva Boutique hotel, 3 star hotel close to the Colosseum

This is a nice boutique hotel near the Roman Forum and the Colosseum catering for families with a well appointed family suite.

The suite welcomes 3 adults or a family with 2 small children and has two charming bedrooms, a cozy living area and two bathrooms.

The hotel is in the charming Monti District, which is pleasant especially with school-age kids or teenagers who may enjoy the nice restaurants and cafes of the area.

Check out price and availability of family suites in Nerva boutique hotel here

Le Clarisse al Pantheon, 3 star hotel in Rome city center

This is a lovely 3 star hotel right in the centre of Rome, offering to families nicely appointed rooms in one of the most charming of Rome areas.

The rooms accommodates up to 4 family members.

A lovely touch for families is  the onsite bar selling coffee and snacks up to 23.30 (11pm) and the lovely terrace, which is a small piece of quiet in an otherwise bustling area of the city.

Check availability and prices of family rooms in Rome at Le Clarisse al Pantheon here

You can find more good hotels near the Pantheon here.

Hotel Mozart, excellent mid range hotel near the Spanish Steps

Hotel Mozart is a lovely mid-range hotel in a spectacular positions right in the center of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and the Trevi Fountain.

The hotel offers rooms, suites and a self-catering apartment, it has a lounge /restaurant and a beautiful rooftop terrace perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

Rooms take up to 4 people, kids are welcome: cots available free of charge for kids up to age two, advance booking necessary.

Find info and prices here

Hotel Scalinata di Spagna – 4 star hotel at the Spanish Steps

Hotel Scalinata di Spagna is a beautiful hotel offering rooms, suites and a self catering apartment right beside the Spanish Steps.

The hotel has double, triple, quadruple rooms and interconnecting rooms that make it one of the best family hotels in Rome for larger family groups.

The hotel has stunning views over Piazza di Spagna (it’s at the top of the steps) and has family -friendly services such as reception 24/7, concierge, and optional such as laundry service, baby sitting service etc

You can find info and prices here

Hotel Lancelot, 3 star family friendly hotel beside the Colosseum

Hotel Lancelot is lovely family hotel minutes from the Colosseum: it has large family rooms with a double bed and two single beds. 

Children under 3 stay free of charge in a baby cot and the hotel has a restaurant and bar/garden patio which is super handy for when tired kids cannot face heading out again for dinner. 

Check availability and prices here

Palazzo Scanderbeg, close to Trevi fountain

Not a hotel as such but a residence offering gorgeous apartments with 24/7 guest services in the heart of Rome, a stone through from the Trevi fountain.

The residence is in a fantastic location and is well priced for the level of elegance and service you receive. Families are welcome and kids stay for free: the residence offer family rooms, small present for kids on arrival and residence ‘treasure hunt’. A nice family friendly restaurant is also nearby

Check availability in family friendly accommodation at Palazzo Scanderbeg here

Rome Trevi Fountain

Le Quattro dame luxury suites close to Piazza Venezia

Le Quattro dame is a residence with luxury suites located in an excellent location between Piazza Venezia and Largo di Torre Argentina.

The suits can host up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) and we like it for families because of the handy location and the proximity to one of our kids favorite attractions in the whole of Rome: the city’s cat sanctuary!

The suites are equipped with private kitchenettes with Nespresso coffee and cappuccino machine, electric kettle and, mini bar which is handy for families with young children especially.

Check out availability and price here

Portait Rome, 5 star hotel near Piazza Di Spagna

For a family luxury stay in the centre of Rome, topped by a view over the famous Spanish Steps, look no further than the Portait Rome.

They welcome families in their family suite which comprises two bedrooms with separate bathrooms (one with its own sauna) and a separate living area.

The most impressive element of this hotel are its gorgeous terraces: they overlook stylish Via Condotti and Trinita’ de’ Monti and the view is so stunning you may never want to leave.

Just a word of warning: the terraces have pretty high walls however, if you are traveling with very young kids, do take into account possible safety concerns.

This area is not very green but you do have Villa Borghese nearby, one of the best parks in Rome.

Check price and availability in Hotel Portait Rome here 

Piazza Navona Roma
Wonderful Piazza Navona in Rome is right in the centre of the city and a great area to elect as home away from home

Hotel Navona, 3 star hotel

Like the name suggests, Hotel Navona is located in the heart of Rome and close to grand Piazza Navona, the old stadium of Domitian and one of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome.

This is a good hotel with rooms designed specifically for large families that can accommodate up to 6 guests, which is not usual in Rome in such a location and in this price range.

This area is not particularity green but it is good for families in terms of proximity to main sights and it does have some of the best gelaterie in the city nearby.

Check prices and availability for family rooms at Navona Hotel here

You can find more good hotels in the Piazza Navona area here.

Indigo St George, 5 star hotel in historic Via Giulia

Via Giulia is one of the most prestigious and charming roads in the whole of Rome and the hotel Indigo St George plays on this heritage with wonderful rooms inspired by Rome icons and Italian design.

To families, they offer family deluxe rooms, comprising of 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and independent entrances.

The hotel is close to many of Romes’s most important sites such as the Pantheon, Piazza Farnese,  Piazza Navona and even the Vatican.

The location close to the river also makes it a good base to explore Trastevere.

Check out latest prices for family rooms in Rome at hotel Indigo St George here

I hope you found this overview of the best family hotels in Rome city centre useful. Unsure what area is the most suitable for your stay? Check out our overview of Rome neighborhoods here.

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