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The Inn at the Spanish Steps is a hidden gem on the Via Condotti (one of Rome’s premier addresses) with a terrace offering outstanding views of the Spanish Steps themselves. The Inn was once the home of author and poet Hans Christian Andersen – no wonder he was compelled to wax so lyrical with a view like this.
There are 78 rooms, suites and serviced apartments in total, spread across the main building and several annexe buildings around Via Condotti and Piazza di Spagna. The accommodations range in size from classic one bedroom options to large five bedroom apartments. Throughout the property, the décor is tasteful with a clever combination of contemporary and antique furniture and stunning works of art, and the atmosphere is almost that of a private club. Some of the rooms even have views of the Spanish Steps, while others have views of the surrounding city or rooftops.
A fresh buffet breakfast is served daily on the five spectacular rooftop spaces, and guests can choose the one that is closest to their room or apartment. In the main building the lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cocktail or afternoon tea, and there is also an outdoor terrace here with views over the elegant Via Condotti leading to the Spanish Steps.
Aside from the Hans Christian Anderson connection, the Inn has another claim to fame as the only hotel in town with Roman ruins actually inside it. The main entrance hall leads to a cryptoporticus; a stone gallery covered in 2,000 year old engravings.
Tom, Original Traveller