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Hotel Locarno

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just in from a night at Hotel Locarno, selected because Katie Parla tipped it as the place to stay. Bang on! Worked well from the outset. Easy to find, well located (central but in a quiet side street contiguous to P. del Popolo), such an easy walk to just about everything you will want to see. Staff very obliging, rooms clean and stylish. Breakfast room quaint, bar looked swanky but I didn't have a chance to road test. Loved the fact that Pizzeria Re was 4 min walk away and serious wine bar Buccone, similarly close to hand. Hard to fault. I normally stay at the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese (first rate by the way) but the slightly lower room rate got me over the line. will return to Locarno.

I have stayed at this charming hotel several times. Since the renovation, it is even nicer. Most importantly, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Be sure to include breakfast with your reservation. The hotel is located a very short walk from Piazza Popolo. Try eating at the Osteria St. Ana across the street. Medieval building with nice seafood.

My partner Joy and I stumbled across the Locarno on a previous visit, enjoying a relaxing cocktail in the hotel's renowned patio garden. At that time, the hotel had a slightly shabby weathered and tired appearance but after a thorough refurbishment the Locarno is back to it's former glory. The owners have been clever enough to retain the elegant original Art Deco characteristics. This is especially noticeable in the famous bar, a well known hangout in the 60s for the likes of Federico Fellini and Marcello Mastroianni. The bar and it's patio are still considered one of the trendiest watering holes in Rome where the glitterati are afforded their privacy. The hotel's rooms are stylish and classy and a delight to reside in. The staff are warm, friendly but discreet. The Locarno's location, merely two blocks from the Piazza del Popolo means easy walking access to the best of the city, but at the same time the hotel, in general, is quiet and sedate. Room selection should consider being at the back away from the patio as drinks are served late. Will definitely return in the future.

We loved our stay at this old style magic hotel a five minute walk to the Piazza del Popolo which itself is a magical place on summer nights . We remember the ancient manual elevator and the clap your hands drinks we got the recipe for , made with passion fruit juice , orange and strawberries.

Not my usual place to stay while in Rome, but thought a change of pace, and area of Rome would be worth a try, and very happy I did. The hotel is a grand old Italian hotel, which has been recently renovated, but still retains the old Italian hotel look with modern updates. Located on a busy residential street, surrounded by restaurants and cafes, a short walk to the main Piazza del Popolo .I just loved the old world feel created by the hotels interior and very old lift to the upper floors, so very cool. The restaurant is under repairs so foods are limited, but the breakfast buffet was more than adequate. The staff was extremely helpful throughout the stay, and always a pleasure to deal with. The one drawback to the hotel is the noise factor generated by the very attractive patio located between the two hotel buildings, which lasted until 2AM when bars in the area close, and this was off season, so I am not sure what the level of noise would be on a warm summers evening. However, it is located on a very busy street in addition which adds to noise. It may be possible to find a more quiet room, but I am not sure so be advised. BUT I loved the hotel!!!!

Love this hotel. Love the old world look. Nothing “modern” but the amenities. Lush fabrics, wall coverings, linens, furniture. Excellent staff. Super accommodating. Can’t beat the location either. Right across the plaza from the Derussi, which is thousands more $ for a room. Easy walking to my favorite restaurant Babette. Wonderful addition dining in the square, plaza de popolo. Walk to Museums, churches and tons of shopping. Roof top breakfast is the best! AND AMAZING WATER PRESSURE!

This has been my favorite Hotel in Rome for years, the location is great and it has great history and charm. However, they have been making changes and not all for the better. It used to be a delight to check in, but they have moved the whole location in the hotel and it does not have the former charm. They have changed the bar, made it bigger and it seems they are going for hip, not style - sad. And they used to have a really fine breakfast, now they don't. Don't be fooled by breakfast included. It's a few sugary pastries, no cheese, no sliced meats, and eggs are 10 Euros. I do hope they rethink the new ideas, as they are not an improvement. I'll give it one more try as I have a special place in my heart for this Hotel, but we will se.

This Art Deco hotel, built in the 1920s, is a real beauty in the heart of Rome that has become my favourite! I’ve been staying here many times over the course of 15 years and I’m always amazed by its charm and authenticity. The staff is super friendly and the interior design is one of a kind with so much thought gone in to the details. The rooms are both spacious and beautiful with spectacular bathrooms. The bar is well stocked and a piece of art in itself. The location is optimal, close to all the tourist sites and good restaurants. I can’t wait to go back!

We had a wonderful 4 nights stay at this hotel . We had an amazing suite , authentic and beautifully decorated . The personal of the hotel was so sweet and kind and Angelica from the front desk was especially great ( we love her!) . The bar and its ambiance, the breakfast ( even though the price includes only sweet breakfast and you need to pay extra for eggs etc but we never did cause products were fresh and tasty ) . Our stay at the Locarno hotel made Rome even more romantic. Cant wait to be back .

Stayed here for 5 nights in August and while the beer was silly expensive the Hotel's location was first class and the room was lovely as well. The roof garden was nice as well but it was very hot in Rome we didn't spend too long there. I'd recommend this Hotel to anyone at any time.

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 Municipio Roma I, Hotel Locarno is adjacent to Piazza del Popolo and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Villa Borghese. This 5-star hotel has 44 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Spanish Steps.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 44 soundproofed rooms provide sofa beds, safes, and phones. 22-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also included.

Property features

Renovated in 2017, Hotel Locarno offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 55 per vehicle, as well as 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. Other amenities at this historic hotel include free use of bicycles, free newspapers, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, Corner

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 776 reviews