St. George, Rome
Opened in 2008, this restored 16th century palazzo sits on what might be most beautiful street in Italy. The 64 rooms and suites range from the most perfect single room we’ve seen to family suites measuring upwards of 600 sq ft. A capable front desk dispatches smiling, ready-to-help staff; a cappuccino arrived an impressive six minutes after it was ordered. The restaurant offers clean versions of Italian staples, and the lovely atrium bar with a merende (snack) menu between 2:30 and 7pm. The compact subterranean hammam/spa/gym, open all day to guests, is a real bonus; and the roof bar, with views of Sant’Agnese and the Janiculum, is a must.