Hotels in Rome near the Colosseum you will love

by marta
Colosseum Rome

Handpicked selection of the best Rome hotels near the Colosseum for all budgets and travel styles.

The Colosseum is the most popular and visited Rome attraction and finding accommodation is a very tempting option, especially if this is your first trip to Rome.

Staying near the Colosseum has indeed its advantages, that go beyond the easy access you would have to this unique attraction.

Staying in one of the many Rome hotels near the Colosseum means you are right in the center of Rome, you are walking distance from most Rome attractions and you also have a large selection of restaurants to choose from for your evening meal.

However, the area around the Colosseum is not all beautiful and charming and while this is one of the best areas to stay in Rome for sightseeing, knowing exactly where to stay is paramount.

These are the best hotels near the Colosseum and my local tips on the places to stay in this wonderful yet varied part of Rome city center.

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The best hotels near the Colosseum Rome at a glance

All the hotels in this article have been handpicked for location, amenities and welcome.

Standard amenities a such as free wifi, air conditioning and private bathroom are offered in all: please check the links provided for specific amenities and room types.

All hotels on this list are walking distance from the Colosseum.

Name of HotelStyleBest hotel for
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi5 star hotel, Luxury stayFamilies, Couples, Business Travelers
NH Collection Fori Imperiali5 star hotel, Luxury stayBusiness travelers, Couples, Solo Travelers
Inn at the Roman ForumLuxury, boutique feelCouples
Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo4 star hotel, modernBusiness travelers, groups
Hotel Capo d’Africa4 star hotel, cozy feelCouples, Families, girls weekend
Boutique Hotel Nerva4 star hotel boutique feelCouples, Families, girls weekend, solo travelers
Otivm Hotel4 star hotel boutique feelCouples, solo travelers
Condominio Monti4 star hotel boutique feelCouples, girls weekend, solo travelers
Hotel Kolbe4 star hotel, modernFamilies, business travelers
Hotel President4 star hotel, modernBusiness travelers, families, groups
Hotel Lancelot3 star hotel, cozyCouples, families, girls weekend
Colosseum Palace StarSpeciality, cozyCouples, families

Best luxury hotels near the Colosseum Rome

Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, 5 start hotel near the Colosseum, Rome with Colosseum views

If budget is not a concern, I recommend you check out Palazzo Manfredi, a wonderful 5 star hotel right in front of the Colosseum.

Palazzo Manfredi - Relais & Chateaux

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The hotel’s main entrance faces over a rather busy street, Via Labicana, however, once you enter the hotel you will forget the traffic and quickly be swept away by the beautiful interiors and the stunning views over the amphitheater, literally across the road from the hotel.

Palazzo Manfredi has beautiful accommodation falling into the categories of rooms and suites, grand view suites and apartments.

The hotel has a stunning Michelin star rooftop restaurant and a scenic cocktail terrace with views over the Ludus Magnus and the Colosseum.

If you are looking for a luxury hotel near the Colosseum, look no further!

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NH Collection Fori imperiali, 5 start hotel near Colosseum with panoramic cocktail bar

NH Fori Imperiali has a very special location: right in front of Trajan’s Column, just outside the hotel entrance!

NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali

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The hotel has all the comfort and amenities of NH hotels including 24h front desk, concierge service, laundry service, 24h rooms service, free wifi. Some of the rooms have views.

You Restaurant Oro Bistrot is on the ground floor and the hotel also has a wonderful panoramic cocktail bar with breathtaking views over the city.

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Inn at the Roman Forum, luxury hotel near the Colosseum in quiet side street

The Inn at the Roman Forum is a beautiful luxyury hotel near the Colosseum and precisely on charming Via degli Ibernesi, in the Monti District.

The Inn at the Roman Forum

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The hotel offers rooms, suites and apartments (studio and up to 3 rooms) and has a rooftop terrace where breakfast and aperitivo are served.

The hotel has beautiful rooms with a classic feel and lies in a small, historical street tucked away just enough to ensure quiet in an otherwise very central location.

The Colosseum is a 10-minute walk away so while the hotel doesn’t offer Colosseum views, it is very well located for a visit.

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Best Rome hotels near the Roman Forum: 4 star, mid range and Boutique hotels

Mercure Rome Center Colosseo: best Rome hotel near the Colosseum with pool, 4 stars

Rome city center is busy and, in summer, very hot so a hotel with a pool will work as a wonderful treat!

Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo

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A beautiful Rome hotel that blends a convenient location near the Colosseum with a beautiful rooftop pool is the Mercure on Via Labicana (pool open May to September only).

The hotel is only a couple of minutes walk from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, offers rooms with Colosseum view, a pool bar and a lounge bar for drinks and food.

The hotel is on Via Labicana, which is a rather large road convenient for transport and walking distance from all Rome main attractions.

This is a large hotel perfect also for business travelers.

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Hotel Capo d’Africa: best hotel near the Colosseum with terrace, 4 stars

Hotel Capo d’Africa is beautiful 4 star hotel just beside the Colosseum, tucked away in pretty Via Capo d’Africa.

Hotel Capo d'Africa - Colosseo

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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.

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Nerva boutique hotel: boutique hotel near the Colosseum

If you love boutique hotels, then you will love the delightful Nerva Boutique hotel, a short walk from the Colosseum and pretty much in front of the Roman Forum.

Nerva Boutique Hotel

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The hotel is in the wonderful Monti District and I love its location as it mixes the grandeur of the Colosseum area with the charm of this hip area, one of the prettiest and most charming in Rome.

The hotel has seeral thypes of room including a family suite. This is a great small hotel for all types of travellers and couples especially.

Restaurants are nearby: this is a wonderful hotel near the Colosseum to use as a homebase to explore the whole of Rome.

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Otivm Hotel, 4 star hotel close the the Colosseum with rooftop terrace

The Otivm hotel is located on Via dell”Ara Caeli, only a short walk from the Colosseum and right in front of one of Rome’s most beautiful landkarks: The Campidoglio Hill.

Otivm Hotel

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The hotel is hosted in a fully refurbished historical palazzo and has wonderful rooms, some with a private terrace.

The position of the hotel doesn’t allow Colosseum views but the rest of Rome is at your feet! The view can be enjoyed from the hotel rooftop terrace which is also a lovely cocktail bar.

I love this hotel and consider it one of the most romantic hotels in Rome (ask for the room with the private terrace!)

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Condominio Monti Boutique hotel near the Colosseum

Condominio Monti is a boutique hotel walking distance from the Colosseum. It is located on Via dei Serpenti, a charming street in the Monti district with many restaurants and cafes and will surprise you with a wonderful terrace with wonderful views over the city.

Condominio Monti Boutique Hotel

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The rooms are decorated with pretty, soothing tones and they have single, double, triple and quadruple rooms also suitable for families

This hotel is particularly suited to visitors who want boutique-style accommodation and want to enjoy the many dining options of Rione Monti as well as proximity to the Colosseum and all Rome main landmarks.

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Colosseum Palace Star, small guesthouse close to the Colosseum with Colosseum views

Colosseum Palace Star is a small guesthouse on Via del Colle Oppio, right in front of the Colosseum with cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Colosseum Palace Star

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The rooms are nice and spacious, some with Colosseum views but most of all a beautiful terrace with incredible views over the city.

There is no reception as such and all arrivals need to be arranged beforehand so this hotel is perfect especially for independent travelers who enjoy intimate hotels in a stunning location.

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Hotels near Rome Colosseum that are great for families

Several hotels on this list are good for families however, two hotels have additional attentions for families:

Hotel Lancelot, 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.

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Hotel Lancelot

Hotel President, 4 star international family-friendly hotel walking distance from the Colosseum

Hotel President is a large, Best Western Hotel great for families who want the comfort of an International chain hotel and extra space.

The family room here is two interconnecting rooms with individual bathrooms, PlayStation (on request) and free cots for younger kids.

Best Western Hotel President

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The hotel offers a ‘kids package’ that includes bottle warner, changing station, kids menu and cutlery and even strollers. The hotel has a restaurant on site

The hotel is walking distance from the Colosseum or you can catch the tram just outside the hotel for a couple of stops to get there.

The hotel overlooks quite a busy junction served by trams and the Metro.

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Hotel Kolbe, family friendly 4 star hotel near the Colosseum and Mouth of Truth

Hotel Kolbe is located at the back of the Colosseum, close to the Mouth of Truth, the Circus Maximus, the Aventine hill and the Tiber.

Kolbe Hotel Rome

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The hotel has nice family rooms, wither on one level of with a mezzanine, a lovely back lawn, rare in this part of the city, and a very welcoming attitude towards.

The hotel is about 1km from the Colosseum that you can easily reach walking along Circo Massimo, one of the most scenic parts of Rome!

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Budget Hotels near the Colosseum

Finding good quality budget accommodation near the Colosseum is not easy however, if you are happy to compromise on services such as 24hour reception, you can find some budget-friendly options.

Addresses to consider are:

Colosseo Accommodation Room Guesthouse – Nice, budget friendly B&B, a short walk to the Colosseum

Colosseo Flat – self catering apartment sleeping up to 4 people (double bed + sofa bed), close to Santa Maria Maggiore and walking distance from the Colosseum.

Other accommodation near Colosseum Rome

Some good Airbnbs are also in this area. Have a look at:

AirBnB Designer Suite Condo, one bedroom / one bathroom apartment with self catering kitchen near the Colosseum.

  • Close to the Colosseum: yes
  • SuperHost: yes
  • AirBnBPlus: yes
  • Committed to Airbnb’s 5-step enhanced cleaning process: yes

Colosseum Courtyard Flat (entire place) by GoodMorning Rome: 1 bedroom (up to 4 guests) apartment very close to the Colosseum with semi private yard.

  • Close to Colosseum: yes
  • SuperHost: yes
  • AirBnBPlus: yes
  • Entire place: yes
  • Committed to Airbnb’s 5-step enhanced cleaning process: yes

Via della Madonna ai Monti apartment for up to 5 guests:

  • Close to Colosseum: yes
  • SuperHost: yes
  • Committed to Airbnb’s 5-step enhanced cleaning process: yes
  • Entire place: yes

I hope you found this overview of hotels in Rome near the Colosseum useful and it helped you find a place in Rome home to call home during your stay. Safe travel planning!

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