Once a seminary, Hotel San Francesco is now a boutique hotel in the heart of the Trastevere district and 984 feet from the Porta Portese market. Enjoy 360-degree views from the hotel's rooftop terrace. Set next to the medieval church of San Francesco a Ripa, at the San Francesco Hotel you can have breakfast while enjoying views of the church's 15th-century courtyard. The well-decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and air conditioning. The rooftop terrace offers views of the rooftops of Trastevere and the Aventine Hill. Enjoy drinks here as the church bells chime next door. The hotel is just a few steps away from Viale Trastevere, where you will find excellent tram and bus links.

This is our guests' favorite part of Rome, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Hotel San Francesco has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 10, 2008

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Rome, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American


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Room Type
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Caroline
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Fantastic lobby staff - so helpful, hospitable and knowledgeable. Great windows and light; fabulous roof bar.
  • Carl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Clean, comfortable, centrally located in the Travisteria area
  • Lisa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    A stylish quiet hotel close to lively Trastevere, with a great helpful and friendly staff.
  • Lena
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location—easy access to public transport, and good restaurants in Trastevere, but in a more quiet corner. Very close to the bike/running path along the Tiber. Breakfast was delicious and waitstaff in the morning were so nice.
  • Kendall
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff were wonderful!! It was a beautiful space and location. Jacopa, the restaurant and bar on the roof of the hotel, is a hidden gem and rightfully popular with locals. If you stay, you have to enjoy a drink or reserve a table for dinner or...
  • Debra
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location, small hotel with nice rooftop bar. Loved the air conditioning!
  • Martin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    great location for doing lots of tourist days at the main attractions. All are walking distance. hotel staff were very welcoming and couldn’t do enough. We brought out 14 month old son and the cot we were given was great and everyone was great...
  • Carl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room was small but was all that was needed. It was clean. Staff was fantastic. This was a very good place to stay and would do it again if we go back to Rome.
  • Katie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Accommodating staff, easy check in, loved breakfast and the bar. Great location in Trastavere. The room was comfy, good size bathroom, great view of the city from our room. Always felt safe no matter the time of day we were out walking.
  • Pezza
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very friendly staff, and a trendy room and hotel. Easy access to Trastevere and everything across the river.
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Property questions and answers
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  • hello, is the rooftop bar open all year round or just during the summer?

    Hello, the rooftop bar is open just during summer period.
    Answered on 11 October 2021
  • hi, we are are very interested in booking 2 rooms at your hotel , based upon the reviews of your roof top bar, so I just wanted to double check it wil..

    Dear Laura, first of all, thank you for the inquiry! Unfortunately our rooftop bar will be open from May to September, not in April. We remain at y..
    Answered on 26 January 2023
  • Hi - I see "laundry" listed under amenities for your hotel. Do you have laundry facilities on site - or is this an out service - and what is the char..

    Hi, there is a laundry nearby, 2 minutes walking from the hotel
    Answered on 26 February 2023
  • Hi! would like room facing back of the hotel. EITHER 2 twin or one dbl—IMPORTANT: back of hotel, window in BathRm, like in 6/2019, near Dunar. Gratzi

    Good Morning. Please, write directly to hotelsanfrancesco@gmail.com so that we can send you the best rates we can offer. Best regards. Chiara
    Answered on 24 June 2021
  • Do you provide luggage storage for guests who arrive earlier than check in or need to leave bags after check out?

    Yes, free of charge
    Answered on 10 November 2021
  • Do you have private bathrooms in the rooms? Thank you. George Ferris

    Dear George. In each room there is a private bathroom. Bestr regards. Chiara
    Answered on 6 June 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Jacopa
    • Cuisine
      Italian • Local
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour

Amenities of Hotel San Francesco
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Hotel San Francesco takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted ATM card Hotel San Francesco accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Hotel San Francesco of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Hotel San Francesco

  • Hotel San Francesco offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Happy hour

  • Room options at Hotel San Francesco include:

    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at Hotel San Francesco may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Hotel San Francesco can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Check-in at Hotel San Francesco is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Hotel San Francesco is 0.9 miles from the center of Rome. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Hotel San Francesco has 1 restaurant:

    • Jacopa