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The Inn at the Spanish Steps is a discreet hotel on the Via Condotti, one of Rome’s premier addresses, and with a terrace (and some rooms) offering outstanding views of the Spanish Steps.
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 29 bedrooms in total, spread across the main building and two annexes, one also on Via Condotti and the other, housing a Studio Room, two blocks from the Piazza di Spagna.
The rooms throughout are tastefully decorated with a clever combination of contemporary and antique furniture and works of art, and the atmosphere is almost that of a private club.
Next door, sister property the View at the Spanish Steps has a further three double rooms and one junior suite with - as the name would suggest - yet more fabulous views over the Spanish Steps, a contemporary design feel and Italian marble bathrooms.
Why we love it
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 entrance hall leads to a cryptoporticus; a stone gallery covered in 2,000 year old engravings.
Tom, Original Traveller