Price From $96
'Hood Across the street from the Teatro dell'Opera and close to Santa Maria Maggiore and Termini Station. The neighborhood can feel a little desolate at night, but it's safe. It's just a short walk downhill to the bars, restaurants, cafés, and gelaterie of the trendy Monti district.
The Gist A modest hotel on the third and fourth floors of a centrally located building. The 40 spacious rooms are pleasantly decorated with pastel bed sheets, deep-blue carpets, and mahogany furniture. Some have views of the Teatro dell'Opera. Online reviews focus on Selene's great location and the value of the rooms, though opinion is split on the quality of the breakfast. Luckily, there are plenty of nearby restaurants, including La Cucina Nazionale, where hotel guests receive a 10 percent discount.
Free Wi-Fi? No. ADSL wired connections are available in public areas for $8 (€6) an hour.
Credit Cards Accepted MC, Visa.
Details Single rooms from $96 (€70), doubles from $114 (€83), triples from $148 (€108), quads from $182 (€133), including breakfast.
Thanks for Sharing Reader Philip Hicks writes: "We stayed for a total of three nights, both before and after our cruise, at a small hotel, Selene, two blocks from the central terminal. The rooms had been recently remodeled, and the included breakfast was very good. The price was lower than we had anticipated."