Price From $184
'Hood Centro Storico, with two locations near Piazza Barberini: The Daphne Veneto is parallel to the glam Via Veneto; the Daphne Trevi is on a quieter street.
First Impression A rare blend of personalized service, contemporary flair, and relative affordability. Where the staff at other hotels might circle a location on the map, the Daphne's will actually walk you there.
Rooms There are eight rooms in the Veneto and nine in the Trevi. Singles, doubles, triples, and, at the Trevi, two junior suites are available. All are decorated in soothing neutral colors, and many have terraces and garden access. The website has floor plans, so you know precisely what you're booking.
Plus Superhuman hospitality. Owners Elyssa (Floridian) and Alessandro (Roman) supply guests with cell phones with preprogrammed numbers—including theirs—in case guests get lost. When you arrive, the couple sits you down with a map for a helpful orientation.
Minus If you like to come and go discreetly, forget it. Elyssa and Alessandro will want to know how you spent your day and what you plan for the next. Note that the Trevi location, housed in an 18th-century palazzo, has no elevator.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes; There are also computers with free Internet access in sitting rooms; all rooms have high-speed connection jacks.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Double from €140 ($184), including breakfast, Internet use, and cell phone use (local calls only; others will be charged to your room).