Price From $66
'Hood Tucked between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona in the Centro Storico, an area where over-priced tourist joints and authentic trattorie and gelaterie meet.
First Impression A hotel at this price in this unbeatable location might set off alarm bells. Instead, there's a sense of relief on finding a centuries-old Roman palazzo whose unassuming second-floor lobby has fresh flowers.
Rooms The 14 rooms vary by occupancy (single to quad), size, and ambience. Standard doubles with private baths are the most inspired—decorated in sunflower yellows and terra-cotta reds, with antiques and Persian rugs.
Plus Unlike many budget hotels in Rome, the Mimosa doesn't skimp on comforts like fluffy towels and extra pillows, and it accommodates everyone from solo travelers to families. Single rooms tend to have more breathing space than doubles, and the staff can help reconfigure beds or remove furniture to make space for kids.
Minus Five rooms lack private bathrooms, and the shared bathrooms can feel neglected because they're only cleaned once a day, on the same rotation as the maid service in the rooms.
Free Wi-Fi? No.
Credit Cards Accepted Rooms must be paid in cash, although reservations are made online with credit cards—either MC or Visa.
Details Double without bath from $66 (€50), double with bath from $92 (€70), including breakfast.