Price From $128
'Hood A residential area of southeastern Rome, almost a half-hour walk from the Colosseum, but just down the block from the Re di Roma metro stop.
The Vibe A diamond in the rough, this boutique hotel has unexpected flair that extends from the cocktail lounge's wall art and mod chairs to the polished breakfast room with a buffet spread.
Rooms Large—and not just by Roman standards—the 38 rooms are done up in neutral tones, with soft lighting, flat-screen TVs, and large ottomans tucked under the espresso-colored desks. Half of the rooms have tubs big enough for a long soak.
Plus Pat yourself on the back for snagging a rarity in Rome—a contemporary hotel with exceptional service at a moderate price.
Minus Walking is arguably the best way to see any big city, but the center's a schlep from here. If you like to be in the middle of the action, look elsewhere.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes. There is also a free computer station with Internet access in the lobby.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Diner's Club, Visa, MC.
Details Doubles from $128 (€90), includes buffet breakfast.
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