How to pick a central hotel in Rome?
There are a lot of things to consider when selecting where to stay in Rome. On this page, you'll find help figuring out:
Which Rome neighborhood should you stay in?
What factors about your Rome accommodations will help you get the most out of your stay (cost, area, noise, safety, etc.)?
WHICH NEIGHBORHOOD SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Some of Rome's neighborhoods are very central and ideal for sightseeing.
Others are further out but can offer better pricing, more green space, or a chance to see another side of Rome.
Select a hotel close to a metro stop if possible, and not far out...but even the central neighborhoods in Rome vary a lot in character.
CENTRAL HOTEL IN ROME - WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?
Aside from the neighborhood and cost, other things you should consider include:
ease of getting to major sites
access to public transportation
the general ambiance of the hotel
I find also that many people consider having a view to be important, although this limits you very much, as Rome does not lend itself to this kind of accommodation.
KNOW THE DIFFERENT ACCOMMODATION TYPES IN ROME
A room in Rome is often more than just the room. Factors to consider in choosing your accommodation in Rome:
Do you want daily cleaning?
Do you want breakfast served?
Do you want a 24 hour reception?
Do you want help with your stay?
Do you want a gathering or lobby/lounge space?
This all has to do with the different types of lodging you will find in Rome: hotel, inn, bed and breakfast, self-catering apartment, etc. I go over all this in more depth on the Best Hotels in Rome Italy page.