Discreet, exclusive, and occupying a prime location, the J.K. Place is a Rome triple threat. Just a few minutes walk from the posh Spanish Steps shopping area, the 17th-century townhouse has for its neighbors the Richard Meier-designed Museum of the Ara Pacis, Castel Sant'Angelo, and the Pantheon, and is in walking distance of the Eternal City's prettiest piazzas like Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona. The hotel is a bit hard to find on the street, but once inside, you have a good idea of what you're here for—luxury. The gorgeous, ground-level atrium lounge is decked out in marble, statues, and velvet, and its library is stocked with just about every Phaidon edition imaginable. Upstairs, the elegant guest rooms feature jewel-toned classic design with canopy beds, marble bathrooms, and lavish linens.