Rome, Italy

Piazza di Spagna 9

Rates per night from$238.47

Price information

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR204.55), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Roman holiday


Sights on the Spanish Steps

Beside the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna 9 boutique hotel offers six art-filled rooms in the Rome’s historic centre. Tucked away from tourists, in a private building overlooking a courtyard, the tiny hotel feels more like an art gallery, with installations throughout the space, and each room customised with site-specific furniture. Staff are onsite by day, but in the evenings, it feels more like a private home. A leather bag’s toss from prime shopping streets and the city’s most prominent sites, Piazza di Spagna 9 offers a taste of local life at the heart of Rome’s most scenic neighborhood.

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Need to know


Six, including four junior suites.


11am, but flexible, subject to availability and an additional charge. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Those arriving after 8:45pm must make special arrangements with the hotel to ensure staff is onsite. Check-in after 9:30pm will incur added costs.


Double rooms from $238.47 (€205), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.50 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates exclude Continental breakfast, from €20 a person.


Each room is uniquely designed with custom art and furniture, much of which can be commissioned or purchased by guests.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, honesty bar, hammam. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, free bottled water, L'Occitane bath products and air-conditioning.

Our favourite rooms

Each of the six rooms is individually designed. The spacious Sunrise junior suite has a prime view of Piazza di Spagna, and a custom bed with a headboard resembling a brass constellation. Junior suite number nine is particularly spacious, with views over the rooftops of Via Margutta, and a romantic glassed-in shower.


There is a dedicated room with a hammam, hot tub and treatment table; the hotel can arrange for treatments, including massages, steam baths, scrubs and couples’ treatments, using local oils.

Packing tips

Bring trainers for bounding up and down the famed Spanish Steps. Leave room in your luggage for chic souvenirs from Via dei Condotti, the city’s world-renowned shopping street that’s home to flagships for Bulgari, Gucci and Valentino.


The 'Breath' Junior Suite has space for a third guest on an extra bed (from €30 a night).


Though the hotel is best-suited to couples and adults, teenagers are welcome. Free baby cots are available in junior suites for babes in arms, too.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Snag a spot by the window for piazza views to accompany your espresso.

Dress Code

Dress for a day of city strolling, with cigarette pants and ballerina flats for Mrs Smith and a Loro Piano pullover for Mr Smith.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel doesn’t have a dedicated restaurant, but a Continental breakfast spread is available each morning in the Spagna lounge, facing the Piazza di Spagna square, or next door in La Buvette café. Coffee and tea are available throughout the day.

Hotel bar

Pour yourself grappa and whiskey from the honesty bar in the evening.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7:45am until 10:30am each day.

Room service

Á la carte dishes can be delivered during breakfast hours. Wine can be ordered to your room until the staff depart, at 8:45pm.


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Piazza di Spagna 9
Piazza di Spagna 9, 00187 Rome Italy


Rome Fiumicino Airport, the major hub, is a 35-minute drive from the hotel. Flights are available into Fiumicino from major airports around the world, including London, New York and Tokyo; the hotel can arrange transfers for €55. The Leonardo Express train runs direct to Roma Termini Station, a three-kilometre jaunt from the hotel. Trains make the 32-minute trip every 15 minutes, and tickets are €14.


Trains are one of the the fastest ways to get around Italy. Termini, Rome’s hub, offers high-speed connections throughout the country, including to Milan, Florence, Venice, Naples and Bari.


Cars are a great way to see Italy’s countryside, but Rome can be difficult to navigate. The hotel is in a restricted traffic zone, so luggage can only be dropped off after 7pm. The hotel has parking available 200 metres from the hotel, for €25 a day. Follow signs for the centre and then Piazza di Spagna, then use Via di San Sebastianello.

Worth getting out of bed for

Rome is rife with attractions, many within a quick stroll of the hotel. Scale the Spanish Steps to view the historic centre of town, then set off to enjoy the bold-named tourist sites, including the Pantheon, the Forum, the Colosseum and Vatican City. On a beautiful day, take in the stunning art collection at the Villa Borghese’s gallery, home to several iconic Bernini sculptures. Enjoy some of the city’s not-so-ancient art with a tour of a contemporary artist’s studio. The hotel can arrange a visit to Art Lab, home of popular Roman artist Nicola Guerraz, whose work is showcased at the hotel.

For simple strolling, there’s no need to venture far to find some of Rome’s most iconic streets. Via Condotti connects to Piazza di Spagna, offering luxury shopping within a 30-second walk of the hotel. Before departing, visit the Trevi Fountain, made most famous by a voluptuous splash in La Dolce Vita, and toss in a few coins to ensure a speedy return visit.

Local restaurants

Reserve well in advance to secure a table at Roscioli, a lively restaurant, salumeria, bakery and deli near Campo de' Fiori. The pastas are impeccably fresh, the meats sliced to order and the atmosphere as pleasing a taste of Rome as Audrey Hepburn on a Vespa. Dive into hulking portions of traditional Roman fare at Trattoria Dal Cavalier Gino at Vicolo Rosini 4 in Sant'Eustachio. Tuck into cacio e pepe and house red alongside chatty locals. Sample Italian food with a Spanish accent at Marzapane, home to a boldly innovative young Iberian chef. For a pause from pasta, sample sushi and streamlined Japanese dishes at Zuma, a modern Japanese restaurant on two floors of Palazzo Fendi, a short walk from the hotel on Via della Fontanella di Borghese.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Central Rome and unpacked their art supplies and leather goods, a full account of their Italian city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Piazza di Spagna 9 in Rome…

Experience life as a Roman at Piazza di Spagna 9, where the independent feel and a prime address make it feel like you’ve moved into the heart of Italy’s capital city. Each of the six rooms is uniquely decorated with contemporary art and custom furniture, as well as Italian linens and lighting meant for masterpieces. Take in breakfast with a view of the famous Spanish Steps, then hit the town to see more of the city’s historic art and architecture. Within a coin’s toss of the Trevi Fountain and Campo de' Fiori, the hotel allows even the most walking-averse guests to take in the best of the city with minimal effort. Those who do take on the town can succumb to the hammam or request deep-tissue treatments in the small spa afterwards, where local oils and expert hands prime visitors for another day of Roman conquests.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Piazza di Spagna 9’s Guestbook below.

We loved

If you love art its basically a gallery with 6 guest rooms. Location is great. Breakfast included is good. Furnishing are terrific and all cataloged items available for purchase. Thank you Mary Rose for welcoming us and Stefania Grippo (owner/designer) for local recommendations for lunch. Try Trappizzini at Il Sorpasso not far from the Vatican.

Don’t expect

No bar or restaurant. But you are in Rome so plenty to visit at your doorstep. No pool or gym, but ask and you can book a trainer at a local square or park.


Stayed on 13 Jun 2018

We loved

The small, friendly boutique style of the hotel. The staff were attentive and made us feel at home.

Don’t expect

A large, busy hotel.


Stayed on 25 Apr 2018

We loved

Amazing design-centric, wonderfully located and personal little hotel. The hotel looked great, the service was really personal and professional, and the location and the view (if you get the sunrise room) can't be beaten. They also gave a great dinner recommendation and organized our transfer seamlessly. Spend an evening out in Trastevere shopping, eating and drinking.

Don’t expect

Room service in the middle of the night.


Stayed on 4 Apr 2018

We loved

The intimacy of the hotel, the artwork and the fabulously attentive staff  Great location within walking distance to all tourist attractions! Do make time to go to the catacombs, maybe 15 mins walk away!

Don’t expect

To find fault with anything!


Stayed on 11 Sep 2017

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