We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just excellent”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps
Ranked #303 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2013

It is always a great pleasure to stay at this boutique hotel. It is very well located just out off piazza espagna. Via Marguta is know by having hosted great artists such as Fellini. The staff is very nice and very professional and you don t even notice them. The room, even if they are small, are very cosy and very comfortable. It is a modern designed hotel in an old building. The breakfast is very good as well.
The only negative but small point is the wifi method of connection : you have to ask the reception for a new code every time you want to connect. I m sure that the receptionists hate it to.

Room Tip: Choose a large room, those in the corner
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ghra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (573)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

195 - 201 of 573 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2013

Stayed here with 3 adults and 3 children in two rooms. The rooms were very clean and modern. The bathrooms are very nice with tub and shower and separate toilet room. Hotel staff had a crib all set up for our baby when we got here without any request needed. Very convenient to spanish steps and shopping/eating. Breakfast is also included and very good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KRussell2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This hotel has a wonderful location, situated on a quaint and quiet alley near the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. The hotel itself felt like it was trying too hard to be modern and cool and missed the mark. The rooms themselves definitely fell into the category of form over function, especially in the bathroom. The bathroom door is glass, which is nice to look out, but lets in a lot of light into the bedroom when it isn't wanted. The shower head is hand held and cumbersome making the shower less enjoyable than it could or should be.I did appreciate the art in the room which was inspired by Magritte. In general, not a bad hotel, but I would look elsewhere first.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Stu16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We liked this hotel. It got a very modern look and feel. Every floor got a different color. Very original.
The staff is very friendly and the breakfast buffet is good.
What we liked is that it's very well located in a quiet side street, close to the spanish steps with a metro stations very close by.
So if you like to do some sightseeing in Rome this is the perfect start.
Small minor detail is that the room we had was a bit small but I guess that's everywhere in the center of Rome. In Rome you would spend nearly all day outside so it's not a big problem.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JW-RDAM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Cleanliness - Average. You don't particularly feel like it's super clean but you don't really see any dirt or stains.

Location - Excellent. I think this is probably what you're really paying for. It feels like a very safe area to walk around in at night. It has a lot of restaurants, the Spanish steps are like a hundred steps away, a huge shopping area less than 1000 feet away and there's a train station nearby for easy access to places you'd like to go to.

Rooms - Had the deluxe room for 3 people. It wasn't too uncomfortable but don't expect to be moving a lot with the extra bed and 3 luggages inside the room. Room was oddly shaped, which made it tighter than it could have been (there was a huge post in the center which made the area unusable). Bathroom was pretty small and a bit broken. Toilet was squeaky every time someone sat on it and the sink leaked at the bottom on the first night. The rooms were designed to be modern but they feel and look a bit tired already.

Service - Our first experience with regards to service in this hotel was very bad. We were faced with their surliest receptionist (it was a lady - didn't get her name although there was only 1 lady during our 4 day stay). We didn't feel welcome at all, she never greeted us when we passed by the reception area (while all the others do), and upon check-in, she rudely answered questions and ordered us to give our passports in order of room assignments (surely there was a nicer way of saying things). While the rest of the staff were polite - never warm or sincere though, there was 1 guy (I think his name was Francois) who went out of his way to make our stay much better and id like to commend him on that.

Other points are (1) breakfast was pretty good, something to tide you over until the afternoon. There was a selection of cold meats, smoked salmon, cereals, breads, spreads, juices, and you can request for scrambled eggs from the waiters. (2) Internet access is not free. The charge you a 1 time fee for access for 2 devices for your whole stay - although you have to request for a password every time. (3) There's a water fountain near the hotel (4) Beware of cab drivers. One driver charged us 11euro, while the other charged us 20 euro from the train station near Termini (we were a big party so we needed 2 cabs). (5) air conditioning was a bit weird, you had to call the receptionist if you wanted to turn up or turn down the temperature.

  • Stayed: July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank HonestAdvisory
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We had a Standard Double room at Hotel Art for five nights in mid June and had a pretty nice stay. On the plus side, the hotel is located on a quaint, quiet side street (Via Margutta) just a 5-minute walk from the Spanish Steps. It was so nice at the end of our busy day of sightseeing and being around hordes of tourists to take refuge in this peaceful oasis, but we were still only steps away from restaurants, shops, and lots of activity if we wanted it. In fact, one of our best meals in Rome was at a small restaurant just a few doors down from the hotel. The hotel's furnishings and decor definitely conveyed that it was a hip and happening "designer" hotel, and our room was stylish, clean, and comfortable. The customer service was, well, serviceable. The hotel staff we interacted with were pleasant enough, but no one really went out of their way to be overly personable. Everyone was business-like and a bit aloof. The breakfast selection was above average. Of the five hotels we stayed at during our recent Italy trip, Hotel Art probably ranks somewhere in the middle for its breakfasts....a decent selection of pastries, meats, cheeses, and (most importantly, as far as I'm concerned) fruits and cereals.

On the negative side, our room was extremely small. Because of the weird "bump-out" in the room (a rounded section of the wall between the bathroom and sleeping area in order to accommodate the bathtub), there was only a 9-inch clearance between the end of the bed and the wall, resulting in my frequently bumping my shin on the bed frame. Also, there wasn't much of a view; our window looked out at the covered walkway leading to the hotel's front doors, which was fine because we appreciated the lack of street noise. But as if to compensate for the lack of noise emanating from the outside, the interior noise was a little disturbing at times. The walls are really thin and the halls are really narrow, which resulted in our frequently feeling like we were sharing a room with the family across the hall (granted, maybe the family was just especially loud and annoying). As I mentioned, the room was clean and comfortable, but it was a little rough around the edges, e.g. chipped tile and bathtub enamel, taking away slightly from the designerly feel. And the lights and air conditioning were a little challenging to operate, resulting in some frustrating moments.

One caveat I'd give people considering staying here is that it's not in a particularly convenient location in relation to some of Rome's biggest attractions, like the Colosseum and the Forum. On a map, the hotel looks totally walkable to these sights. And it is, but it's not a pleasant walk. A large part of the only practical route between the hotel and these sights (Via del Corso) involves walking on the world's narrowest sidewalks, forcing you to either trudge slowly behind the masses of people or risk life and limb by walking in the street and dodging traffic. We made this journey nearly every day, and it quickly became burdensome.

Room Tip: Although even the Standard Double rooms are pretty darn expensive, if I had to do it over I'd pr...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank briguy2006
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Good location, near restaurants, near Spanish Steps...
Small room, we didnt have enough space (we were in a suite)
The shower is dangerous, if you have any kind of problems with back pain....
impossible to get into it
When we had a question and call to Front Desk there was anyone to answer
our call.....not safe, nobody at front at night
Poor but quite good the breakfast, a little dark inside....
Not elegible for a next time visit!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank moniquita50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rome hotels
Campo Marzio
The Inn At The Spanish Steps
Campo Marzio
Hotel Manfredi Suite in Rome
Campo Marzio
Mario de' Fiori 37
Mario de' Fiori 37
#23 of 1,271 in Rome
527 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Campo Marzio
Hotel Forte
Hotel Forte
#312 of 1,271 in Rome
769 reviews
Campo Marzio
Piazza di Spagna Suites
Piazza di Spagna Suites
#580 of 1,271 in Rome
257 reviews
Campo Marzio
Inn Spagna Charming House
Inn Spagna Charming House
#301 of 1,271 in Rome
285 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps

Address: Via Margutta 56 | Centre -Spanish Steps, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Spa Hotel in Rome
#164 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#287 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £147 - £283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is the verses of poets that guide the steps of guests of the Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps on Via Margutta in the artistic heart of Rome, few steps from Piazza di Spagna. Do not expect signs: the entrance is a minimalist passageway hidden by the many art galleries on Via Margutta.The Hall was once a chapel now below vaults decorated with a starry sky there are the tables of the bar restaurant. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, LoveHolidays, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Travel Republic (UK), 5viajes2012 S.L., Ebookers, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly and LateRooms so you can book your Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Art Hotel Rome

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing