Our "go to" hotel in Rome. The 6th time we've stayed there and when we return to Rome, we'll stay again! Within walking distance of Termini (we first stayed there because we were arriving in Rome by train), a Metro stop on the corner, 15 minute walk to the Spanish Steps and the Forum. Once one of the most elegant hotels in Rome (it had a direct connection to the Opera House and was built in the mid-19th century) and works hard to retain that charm: high ceilings, wooden floors, deliberately old furniture, even, if you look hard enough, an older gated, swinging wooden door elevator. A big hotel (250 or so rooms). Breakfasts are substantial but basic. The inner courtyard, where you can breakfast in the summer, or eat on an enclosed terrace in cooler weather, is one of my favorite places in the world. We simply love the place. If you are looking for a slick, modern hotel, this is not the place (but wi-fi works fine and bathrooms, though not slick are fine). But if you are looking for a 4 star hotel that is charming and comfortable, I highly recommend Quirinale.