Vatican City hotels near to St Peter's, Rome

Hotel accommodation in the vicinity of Vatican City

3- and 4-star hotels near the Vatican
Best Western Spring House - modern hotel near the Vatican

Vatican City hotels are readily found just outside the Vatican City walls in the Prati district, a middle-class suburb just north and north east of the Vatican itself.

There are numerous small affordable pensions in the area offering relatively cheap and good quality accommodation, these we discuss in a separate dedicated page for budget hotels near to the Vatican.

On this page the focus is on the many standard three and four star hotels that abound around Vatican City.

There are very few chain hotels with familiar names in the district. Perhaps the notable exceptions are the two NH hotels listed below and two Best Western franchised hotels also listed below.

What to expect from 3- and 4-star hotels near the Vatican in Rome

There is a Crowne Plaza hotel called the Crown Plaza St Peter's which despite its name is about 3 kms (2 miles) from the Vatican itself. However, just going this short way away from the city does reward you with very good value rates. The grounds of the Crowne Plaza are also more spacious than anything you will get in the city and has room for facilities like a swimming pool.

The Prati area where most of the hotels are is a middle class area abounding in shopping streets less expensive than those found in central Rome. Line A of the Rome Metro cuts right through the middle of the district with three stations, so you are never far away from quick transport over the river to the ancient city of Rome itself.

From most hotels you can walk over to the river to the ancient city of Rome and places like the Trevi Fountain in about fifteen minutes.

The ancient city of Rome is walkable from the Vatican, although many buses are available. We have a delightful short walk from St Peter's Square to Piazza Navona opening up all the sights of Rome beyond.

Transfers to hotels in this area using public transport are not the greatest. SIT run an airport bus service from Fiumicino Airport and for those arriving on a cruise ship at Rome's cruise port Civitavecchia the stopping trains from Civitavecchia stop at S. Pietro station on the other side of the Vatican itself from most hotels.

The main arrival point in Rome is Termini Station that as well as being the main train station in Rome is also the terminus for the main airport buses. Termini Station is the other side of the city centre from the Vatican, connected by Line A of Rome's crowded Metro system.

Our selection of 3- and 4-star hotels near the Vatican in Rome:

Hotel Gravina San Pietro

Hotel Gravina San Pietro Rome

Set just outside the Vatican Walls, a 10-min walk from St Peter's Square. 5-mins' walk from St Pietro train station. Each room has parquet floors, a minibar, and a TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi. A generous sweet and savoury breakfast is included in room rate including scrambled eggs, cold cuts, cheese, cakes, fruit juices, and croissants.

Rooms: Single, double & triple rooms
Location: Saint Peter’s Square 500m

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Franklin Feel the Sound Hotel

Franklin Feel the Sound Hotel Rome

Located in Prati, close to the Vatican & Metro a 'hip' hotel devoted to good music, design, technology and friendly good times. Free Wi-Fi, luxury Bang & Olufsen sound systems and LCD TV sets. Free bicycle rentals are available. A sweet and savoury breakfast buffet is available daily. Weather permitting, you can enjoy it in the garden with furnished patio.

Rooms: Double, triple & quad rooms
Location: Ottaviano Metro 800m

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Relais San Pietro

Relais San Pietro

Just 250m from Ottaviano Metro Station. It offers a wellness centre, with sauna as well as a host of beauty treatments and massages. The Vatican Museums are a nine minute walk away. Breakfast can be included in your rate. The breakfast room opens out on the panoramic roof garden in the summer. Free Wi-Fi throughout. Room service and shuttle.

Rooms: Double, triple & quad rooms
Location: Ottaviano Metro 250m

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Hotel Arcangelo Rome

Hotel Arcangelo Rome

Located just a pleasant 5-min walk from the Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Cathedral as well as the nearest Metro. Drinks are served on the terrace. Air conditioned rooms with satellite TV and minibar. A sweet and savoury buffet is included in room rate in the breakfast room or directly in your room. 24-hr front desk, free Wi-Fi in all areas and airport shuttle.

Rooms: Single, double & triple rooms
Location: Saint Peter’s Square 700m

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Crowne Plaza St Peter's Hotel

Crowne Plaza St Peter's Hotel Rome

Away from the centre of Rome with a cheap and private shuttle providing connection to the historic centre. The spa and fitness centre are free for all guests as well as two tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool, (summer only). The restaurant is open all day long. During summer meals are served on the terrace. Free Wi-Fi and parking on-site.

Rooms: Double, triple & quad rooms
Location: Vatican 3km, Rome City Centre 4km

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Hotel Sant Angelo

Hotel Sant Angelo Rome

On the right bank of the Tiber River, set in a historic building, just a ten minute walk from the Vatican, with sun terrace and optional personal trainer. Rooms are individually furnished, air conditioned, and fitted with parquet flooring. Each features satellite TV, desk plus laptop safe. Free Wi-Fi. Continental breakfast can be included in rate. Coffee house.

Rooms: Single, double & family rooms for up to 5
Location: Lepanto Metro 600m

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Hotel Metropolis

Hotel Metropolis Rome

200 metres from Lepanto Metro Station and walking distance of the Vatican. The modern rooms have air conditioning, TV and minibar. Some rooms have a spa bath. Free Wi-Fi throughout. Buffet breakfast is included. The restaurant specialises in traditional local cuisine and serves both meat and fish dishes, and large wine and champagne menu. Coffee house.

Rooms: Single double & triple rooms
Location: Lepanto Metro 200m

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Twentyone Hotel

Twentyone Hotel Rome

Modern boutique hotel on Via Cola di Rienzo, one of Rome's best shopping streets. Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica, which are a 15-min walk away. Lepanto Metro Station is 500m away. Rooms are ultra modern and feature a minimalist decor offering satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast can be included in rate. Bar/restaurant.

Rooms: Single, double, triple & quad rooms
Location: Lepanto Metro 500m

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Hotel Relais Dei Papi

Hotel Relais Dei Papi Rome

5-mins' walk from St. Peter's Square and the Vatican Museums. All air-conditioned, rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels, and a minibar. A breakfast buffet is included in room rate and can be taken in your room. Library, sports events on TV, 24-hr front desk, airport shuttle, shared lounge and bar.

Rooms: Single, double/twin & family rooms for up to 5
Location: Lepanto Metro 500m

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NH Collection Roma Centro

NH Collection Roma Centro  Rome

Set in the Prati area, between the Vatican and Castel Sant Angelo. Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, an extensive buffet breakfast, and a fitness area overlooking the city. Both Lepanto and Ottaviano Metro Station, on line A are a short walk. Rooms are equipped with soft carpeted floors, air conditioning, and a satellite TV. Bar/restaurant and terrace.

Rooms: Double & triple rooms
Location: 400m Lepanto Metro

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Best Western Spring House

Best Western Spring House Rome

Located close to Vatican City just a 5-min walk away, 10-mins' walk to Metro. Modern hotel offering free Wi-Fi throughout as well as a free sauna, relaxation and free fitness area. All rooms come with air conditioning, satellite TV and minibar with free mineral water. Breakfast is a generous American buffet included in room rate.

Rooms: Double, triple & Quad rooms

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