Price From $160
'Hood A quiet residential area just north of the Vatican Museums and a few blocks from a metro stop.
The Gist Founded by a music lover, the hotel has 22 airy, contemporary rooms with rock-and-roll touches like snare drums for bedside tables, disco balls in the bathrooms, and CD players—guests can choose from more than 400 CDs available at reception for borrowing. Online reviews generally praise the hotel as an affordable gem with a fun, unique theme. There are patios off select rooms.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Mastercard, Visa.
Thanks for Sharing Reader Dawn recommends Franklin Feel the Sound, where she stayed in June 2009. She writes that the Franklin exceeded her expectations and was an excellent value: "The reception staff were outstanding in recommending restaurants and giving directions."