My husband and I are traveling to Rome, pre cruise with my mom who is in her seventies. We will be there for 4 nights. I currently have reserved an apartment at the Hotel Mozart near the spanish steps. It is a one bedroom and is a few minute walk from the main hotel. It has an elevator according to the hotel but i have read many reviews that mention the elevator wasn't working or was a bit questionable. After researching the trip, i am also not as sold on the location as we are not big shoppers and will probably not be using the metro. My mom has issues with a lot of stairs and we will probably use taxis if we are traveling a significant distance for her.
I have found an apartment in the Campo dei fiori area which is also 1 bedroom and has terrace and has laundry for about the same price. It has an elevator and i feel like this may be a better location.
I liked the idea of having the hotel available if any issues or problems came up or if we needed guidance, but now i am leaning towards doing the rental.