Hotel della Torre Argentina
When I made a short solo trip to Rome a while back, I searched the Web site of our booking partner to find a hotel that met several criteria:
A number of hotels met my criteria, but the most convenient choice for my purposes was the , which is located on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II next to the Largo di Torre Argentina--a square with extensive Roman ruins, a cat sanctuary (see photo below), and a tram line that runs directly to Trastevere Station.
I booked a single room, which turned out to be a double at a steeply-discounted price. The room wasn't huge, but it was big enough, with a traditional decor, a comfortable bed, a sleek modern bathroom, and air conditioning. Internet access was via an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Downstairs, the comfortable lobby had a good selection of newspapers.
Breakfast was included in the room rate. It consisted of a generous buffet that was served in a vaulted cellar breakfast room.
I spent three nights at the Hotel della Torre Argentina, and I had no complaints or problems during my stay. (I was especially pleased that the hotel permitted check-in at any time after noon, which meant I didn't have to kill time by wandering around the city in a daze after an overnight flight.)
How to book:
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For captioned photos of the hotel, go to page 2 of this article.
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