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All Rome lodging locales have something to offer. But, overall, the best hotel area is the Spanish Steps. Advantages include:
The Spanish Steps area has a wide choice of accommodations, from basic to ultra luxury hotels.
The latter category has two five-star deluxe landmark hotels featuring sumptuous Old World-style common areas:
Rome's most famous luxury hotel.
Extravagantly pricey for nearly all travelers.
Both of these Rome establishments sit above the renowned Spanish Steps.
By staying in the Spanish Steps locality, you will be within walking distance of many of Rome's famed attractions. These include the Trevi Fountain, Borghese Gallery, and - of course - the Spanish Steps. And, if you enjoy leisurely 30-minute walks, add the Vatican to the list.
The neighborhood boasts a variety of interesting restaurants.
Rome's most prestigious shopping street - the Via Condotti - begins at the Spanish Steps' Piazza Spagna.
The Spanish Steps locale is one of Rome's safest evening locales.
This celebrated piazza has has charming narrow streets with old-neighborhood character - and an active dining scene.
Vatican and Colosseum locales
Although these two areas put you conveniently close to their respective esteemed attractions, you won't be near many of the other Rome must sees. And, their dining and nightlife scenes will be limited.
The main train station zone is popular because it's geographically convenient to public transportation. However, some parts can be noisy, run down, and possibly unsafe at night.