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Hotel Hassler, Rome

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Ostia, Italy, Europe: A classic suite at the Hassler
6 Piazza Trinita dei Monti
Tel: 39 06 699 340's insider take:

Perched at the top of the Spanish Steps, the classic Hassler has spectacular views and—with more gold and brocade than a Palm Beach dowager—a timeless, stately elegance. Bigger rooms come with ornate moldings and ceiling frescoes, and a family-owned atmosphere still prevails. To make sure you get your money's worth, ask for a city-side view. The Hassler also has a restaurant worthy of the hotel's august reputation: stylish rooftop perch Imago, helmed by talented young chef Francesco Apreda. Oenophiles should consider staying at the adjacent Il Palazzetto: four intimate suites above a wine school, restaurant, and bar that are run by the hotel (39-06-699-0878;

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 91.1
  • Design: 89.3
  • Food: 87.6
  • Location: 99.1
  • Rooms: 87.6
  • Service: 91.9
An 1893 institution on the Spanish Steps, "it's by far the best location in Rome." Individually designed rooms are filled with art, antiques, Venetian lamps, Limoges porcelain, and trompe l'oeil paintings. In spring 2010, one wing was updated with new decor and larger closets. Imàgo's panorama of the Eternal City accompanies inventive dishes such as cuttlefish on a "potato cloud."

(95 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Spa

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