Price From $131
'Hood Between Campo de' Fiori and the Pantheon, in arguably the best part of old Rome for wandering and people-watching. Locals take their weekend passeggiata through these busy streets.
First Impression One of Rome's oldest working hotels—built on the site of the ancient Theater of Pompey and in business since the 15th century—the Albergo exudes a sense of shabby chic that only a place with this much history could pull off.
Rooms Wood-beamed ceilings, tall windows, and rough-hewn furnishings are pleasantly reminiscent of an old farmhouse rather than a city-center hotel. Some of the 59 rooms have access to the communal terrace, but you'll pay more.
Plus The hotel affords gorgeous views of church domes and rooftops from flower-lined terraces with tables and benches. There's a quaint garden, too.
Minus Ignore the gaudy '70s-style neon sign out front and try not to be put off by the gaggles of tourists milling around the lobby.
Free WiFi? No.
Credit Cards Accepted None.
Details Double with shared bath from $131 (€100), double with a private bath from $158 (€120), double with terrace access from $210 (€160). Lower weekly rates (with the sixth night free) are available in June.