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Hotel Franklin Feel The Sound

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Three of us stayed at this lovely hotel from Wednesday till Saturday last week, what a friendly clean hotel. Staff were exceptionally friendly especially reception, maid, and lady who staffed the breakfasts , all were very helpful. The room was very clean with complimentary soap, and a hairdryer in the bathroom. Tv and CD player in the room also. Lovely small courtyard at the back of the hotel to eat breakfast or just relax in. Situated close to restaurants and about 15 minutes walk from the Vatican .

The staff were lovely. There was a mishap with our room as we did not get the room we thought we had booked. The website needs to show you better details of triple rooms. It was rectified for our second night. Great staff and a really funky hotel. Close to Vatican

I thought with was a very nice boutique hotel. My kids loved the musical theme and the staff were very helpful. Our breakfast wasn't included with our stay but we chose to eat there twice as the food was super fresh and included local meats and cheeses. The disco ball in the bathroom is pretty great! Close to the metro and 15 min. walk to the Vatican.

I love this hotel, very quint! Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are modern and super clean! It's a Hidden Gem!! Love it!!! Love the music theme!! Love sitting in the courtyard to regroup, who says that travel can be relaxing!!

Selected this hotel cause stayed here a couple of years ago (the hotel was managed by Best Western). In general I'm not the fan of hotels in Rome: or this is a small old cage or it is a decent room that costs a fortune, especially if you're travelling during holiday season. So this hotel has simple and nice interior, located close to metro, Vatican and stop of the shuttle going to Fiumicino, in general - district is populated by locals and some chinese, no annoying crowds of tourists. District looks old and rich, 1-2 km walk to main attractions (Vatican and Piazza del Popolo). Bathrooms are large and have disco-ball for funny effect. Breakfast is not reach but you have quite everything: selection of cheese, meats, some tomatoes, lots of pastry and jams, decent coffee, welcoming personnel. Guests are mainly italian families visiting capital city but staying away from large crowds. The only drawback is that on one night our room simply was not clean and we were not relocated. But as an excuse we've got a discount of EUR 40 (stay of Dec31-Jan3, 2 pax cost us ca. EUR 360 incl. breakfast after discount). But in mid-season you'll find this 3 star hotel much cheaper. Nice place to stay!

We stayed here over the weekend for the rugby. It's within walking distance to the Vatican but further for other sites etc. The hotel is small but well catered for. The rooms are comfortable with drums as side tables, CD player on the wall and a disco ball in the bathroom. A mini fridge in the room with 2 small comp bottles of water daily. We overlooked the courtyard and found it quiet except when the bells rang on the Sunday. Breakfast is the usual continental style; boiled egg, meat, cheese, bread, cereals and mini pastries and a coffee/tea machine. All very pleasant. The staff are friendly and helpful if needed. There are bars, restaurants and shops nearby. Also bus stops nearby. We used Uber a lot as more convenient and quicker than taxis. A nice little place to stay if you want to be near the Vatican.

Third time we stayed at the Franklin Hotel. Again a fantastic experience. Nice hotel, comfortable, luxurious and very affordable. Very friendly Staff. English speaking. Best the Vatican in a very quiet neighbourhood. We will be back!

My wife and I spent one romantic night here (a Smartbox present for our 25th anniversary) . We found the staff really polite and helpful. The room was charming, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fine and with a lot of choices.

I have been there with my wife and our two kids, for a quick tour in San Peter square on our way to our home town (in the south of Italy). This place is gorgeous, between a hotel and a b&b, informal and 'cool' atmosphere, very stylish: basically each piece of forniture is a musical instrument! Clean and large rooms, nice people and excellent location, with Vatican City at walkable distance. Very child friendly and very convenient fares. We will stay there again for sure. One unique less positive note: the lift was a bit noisy and close to our room but overall this did not annoyed us that much.

Stayed here with my partner in April 2016. The positives are: its clean and modern with interesting decor. Its a short walk from the vatican and there are plenty of nice places to eat around the area which aren't tourist traps. The negatives: the room and bed were too small for two people. The bed was only slightly bigger than a single- I've never experienced this before. Also the receptionist was having some friends around at 11.30 one night amd was blaring music up to the rooms. I came down to complain but another guest got there just before me. Felt like i had walked into someones private party, not a hotel reception. I can't comment on breakfast because it wasn't included in our booking. From looking at other reviews it seems that you can get lucky with a normal bed/room and enjoy your stay or not as in our case. I booked a standard double and was not made aware of different options for double rooms i.e. "economy double"

Via Rodi 29 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Vatican Museums
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in Trionfale within a short walk of Vatican Museums, Hotel Franklin Feel The Sound is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as St. Peter's Basilica. This 22 -room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a bar/lounge, 24-hour room service, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to Castel Sant'Angelo and Sistine Chapel.


Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The 22 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free newspapers, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Franklin Feel The Sound enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and free newspapers. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle, as well as limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room Single Use

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 590 reviews