Albergo del Senato
Time Out says
Polished hotel with unrivaled views of the Pantheon in a walkable but crowded central area near bars and restaurants
Situated on the same square as the Pantheon, there is hardly a hotel in Rome that can claim to be more central than Albergo del Senato. But in addition to location, location, location, the elegant three-star hotel has an old-world grace and attentive staff that make for pampered stay. The classic hotel is heavy on antiques, but they seem very much at home under the characteristic vaulted ceilings. While standard rooms are available, the split-level apartments are decidedly more comfortable. Oh, and did we mention the view? Many of the rooms at the front of the hotel offer unobstructed views of the Pantheon and the guests-only rooftop bar that is open from May to October offers once-in-a-lifetime sunset vistas.
Neighborhood: Essentially on top of one of Rome’s most famous monuments, the area around the hotel is the beating heart of the city. The historic center can sometimes be crowded with visitors, but the neighborhood also offers bars, restaurants, notable coffee shops and splurge-worthy boutiques.
San Crispino: For the otherworldly lemon gelato featured in Eat, Pray, Love
Salotto42: For a fashionable crowd sipping cocktails in a pretty square
Galleria Doria Pamphilj: For a palace museum filled with oil paintings, gilt edges, frescoes and marble busts
Time Out tip: Lots of rooms have views of the Pantheon but ask for Room 204. It has the best private balcony that faces the ancient monument.