Hotel Santa Maria is ideal for a relaxing, peaceful stay. The rooms are all on the ground floor and set around a couple of courtyards full of orange trees. It's a beautiful setting and quiet, although you can often hear local musicians playing in the nearby square which is actually a bonus.
We stayed in a family suite which was ideal for our needs, clean and pleasant. The staff were friendly and helpful and the staff in the breakfast room in particular were lovely. We stayed over Easter and there were complimentary Easter eggs given to us at breakfast. The range of food available for breakfast was excellent.
The hotel isn't very central for sightseeing Rome and you do need to walk a little way to reach any public transport, but the area immediately surrounding the hotel is full of character and it's a lovely place to come back to after a day exploring the city.
My children loved the hotel and we would definitely go back as a family again.More