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Hotel Locarno

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I finished up our trip to Italy with several days in Rome. We stayed at the Hotel Locarno which was fabulous. Our room was large, lavishly decorated, with a real king sized bed and a very large bathroom with a tub. The name of the room was the Ste Matide di Canossa and it is the favorite room of an Italian movie star who always stays there when she is in Rome. Our room was on the corner and had a small balcony and electrically operated blinds--which was very nice since one side of the room faced East and the morning sun could be quite bright. The outdoor portion of the hotel bar was a great place to have a few drinks in the evening (with very nice snacks) and breakfast in the morning. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Our location was very good and was very close to the subway stop at the Piazza del Poppolo. While the distance to the Vatican was walkable, the subway was a help. One day we took the subway all the way to the stop before the Colosseum so that we could start by visiting the church of St. Peter in Chains. We were able to hit most of the tourist sights on our walk back and took the subway for the last leg of our journey (we walked almost 8 miles that day). Shopping along the Via del Corso is also very convenient to the hotel as are a number of nice restaurants. This was a splurge for us, but it was a great ending to our vacation.

This hotel was ok but for the price, I was expecting a bit more. The rooms were darker and gloomy and the bathrooms were outdated. My room only had a tub so getting clean was a challenge. The service was ok but could have been better. Basic items like bath soap, etc were a challenge to obtain. I think we may have been charged for even that. Since the kitchen was under renovation breakfast consisted of cakes and bread. There were not many options there either. Aside from the proximity to everything, I found this hotel to be just average and a bit overpriced. Internet service was free but very spotty most of the time.

We had a large one bedroom with a big bath (weird open shower which drenched the bathroom a minus) overlooking the main patio area. Nice friendly staff and a good breakfast, central location near the Piazza di Popolo, and a good bar patio area. Downside was that the rooftop was closed for renovation and we werent informed at booking. Reasonably priced.

Great Location in the middle of touristic area in Rome near Pizza di Popolo, we walked everywhere, even to a far location as trestevere. Most recommended. The only thing I can say-do not order the cheapest rooms, they are not stasifaying and very small. Order the rooms that cost more-belive me-it is worth it.

Gorgeous old hotel, recently renovated, near Piazza del Popolo (north end of Rome, very convenient to Spanish Steps area and Vatican City. Staff was charming, and room was very beautiful in an old school way. Our bathroom was large with double french doors accessing a juliette balcony, with a slipper tub. The bedroom was very large, with sets of french doors accessing balconies on 2 sides of the room. These French doors had exterior metal window shades, that rolled down with a push of a button - they kept the room very dark and quiet for sleeping.

We stayed at the Locarno for 2 nights on 27-29 March 2017. Before we booked we were told that one wing of the hotel was undergoing refurbishment. The hotel management were honest about it which goes to show their integrity. We stayed in the newly refurbished wing away from the noise. The room is very comfortable with very good Wifi. Our only complaint is the Bath which has no shower curtain, other than that this is a wonderful hotel in a great location. The staff are extremely friendly in particular Sarah from reservations who made sure we were comfortable and always came over to say hello. I would highly recommend and have no hesitation staying at the Locarno again.

The Locarno is under renovation. I would not stay there during the renovation. Most of the hotel is draped, and there is construction vehicles and workers all around the hotel. Would recommend waiting until renovation is complete.

We stayed in the Venetian suite (beautiful!!!!!) in this hotel in December 2016. This is a historical property just a 1min walk from Piazza del Popolo and 10min from the Spanish Steps. Pros: 1) great location 2) generally friendly / helpful staff 3) historical building / architecture with a boutique-hotel feel 4) very nice historical suites (the Venetian suite is one of the best hotel rooms I've ever stayed-in!) 5) for central Rome, it's a good price-to-quality ratio 6) fun outside bar with a good cocktail scene Cons: 1) there was construction going on and it was quite noisy 2) if you're a light-sleeper, you may have trouble as some rooms are quite noisy due to street-traffic and the bar 3) there can also be a lot of noise and cigarette smoke that wafts up into the rooms from the bar and the scene isn't over until about 1am, so if you go to bed earlier it can be distracting Overall this is a good hotel with a good value in central Rome.

Beautiful historical building decorated accordingly. The room is very big (do not order the cheapest rooms) decorated nicely. Location is the best, walking everywhere in Rome, 20 minures to Vatican, 30 minutes to Coloseum, 5 minutes to Borgose garden, 40 minutes to Trastevere. Staff is amazingly helpful. You can order taxi to airport from the desk and it is a bit cheaper by their taxi driver.

Beautiful boutique hotel is long on charm and history and the location, just steps from the Piazza Del Popolo and the Villa Borghese Gardens, absolutely can't be beat. The rooftop bar has great drinks and some of the best views in the city.

Via Della Penna 22 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Piazza del Popolo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Rome City Centre, Hotel Locarno is adjacent to Piazza del Popolo and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Villa Borghese. This 60-room, 4-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour business center. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to St. Peter's Basilica and National Gallery of Modern Art.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Hotel Locarno's 60 soundproofed rooms provide safes and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Locarno enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Classic Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 749 reviews