The Inn at the Spanish Steps, or, to give it its full name from Small Luxury Hotels of the World; The Inn and the View at the Spanish Steps, sits on Via Condotti and its roof terrace overlooks those famous steps.
Despite its A-list location, however, The Inn considers itself to be one of Rome’s best-kept secrets. Perhaps it is true that the discreet entrance of this 17th century stately home is easy to miss simply because of all the big-hitting sights it sits among. Just head for the famous Antico Caffè Greco coffee house and look next door, and you’re there.
With only 30 rooms and no restaurant, spa or swimming pool, The Inn at the Spanish Steps feels less like a hotel and more like the historic private residence that it once was. Its name is appropriate for somewhere that has an intimate, club-like feel, but don’t be fooled by any connotations of low-brow hostelry!
The style of the rooms is opulent and comfortable, some decorated with frescoes, deep colours and rich fabrics and others having a more contemporary and chic feel.
Breakfast, light meals and drinks are served amid the flowers and trees on the rooftop terrace and the view from here of the Spanish Steps and their surrounds is breathtaking. Naturally, with such a central location, you will not find it hard to identify eateries for lunch and dinner.
We also love this hotel’s sister property in Rome; The Inn at the Roman Forum.
The Inn at the Spanish Steps Information
- Location: Rome, about 50 minutes drive from Leonardo Da Vinci-Flumicino Airport.
- Accomodation: 18 Rooms
- Facilities: Jacuzzi, WiFi, Bar, Lounge
- Activities: Visit city attractions such as Vatican Museum, Colosseum and the Spanish Steps.
- Weather: Summers (from June to September) are hot and dry with temperatures often soaring to 37°C. Spring (March to June) and early autumn (September and October) are the best times to visit, with lovely blue skies and mild temperatures. November and December are the two wettest months.
- Children: Welcome.