California  3 stars

Via Principe Amedeo 39, Rome, Italy, 00100  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Two stops from the colosseum - Bathroom is modern - Beds were comfy
  • Good restaurants around - Old fashioned elevator - Great room for the price
  • Hotel was clean - Very old building - Breakfast is simple but nice - Wifi available
  • Clean room with ac - Friendly staff - Tv had 0 english channels - Excellent value
  • Good location for train station - Rooms were really old - Not a safe place


The Hotel California is a comfortable accommodation in the center of Rome. Being close to the Termini Railway Station the Hotel California is well connected to the public transport network. Due to its unique location, the venue is just in a few minutes to the historical sites and monuments. There is also a public car park just 50 meters away from the hotel location.

The 7-storey hotel is housed in a remarkable building that dates back to 1920.

The best just got better with the renovation in 2003 though which the hotel have been put. Now the accommodation is of a modern style and offers all comforts.

All the 45 rooms of the property include private bathrooms, centralized air-conditioning, radio and TV facilities, safety deposit box, telephone and a bar.

Comfort and an elegant atmosphere with functional areas provide an ideal solution for travelers that come to the eternal city for business or leisure.

Number of rooms   45.

Distance to:

  • City center Rome - 3300 ft
  • Airports: Ciampino (CIA) - 8.1 mi, Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) (FCO) - 14.4 mi
  • Train stations: Roma Termini - 2700 ft, Roma Tiburtina - 1.7 mi
  • Underground stations: Vittorio Emanuele - 400 ft, Manzoni - 2300 ft
  • Restaurants: Trattoria Vecchia Roma (Cuisine: Italian) - 700 ft, Miky Bar (Cuisine: Café, Sandwiches) - 200 ft
  • Parks: Parco di Colle Oppio - 2100 ft, Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre - 2100 ft
  • Beaches Stabilimento La Cannuccia - 3600 ft

Dining options

The hotel California provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Cloakroom

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

  • Cycling
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Animation
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Dressing area



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 3. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request

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        California LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Convention centers
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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Stazione Termini
          2300 ft
        • Domus Aurea di Nerone
          2300 ft
        Popular areas
        • San Lorenzo
          2700 ft
        • Rione Monti
          3300 ft
        Places of interest
        • Santa Maria Maggiore
          1400 ft
        • Domus Aurea
          2300 ft
        • Basilica di San Clemente
          2700 ft
        Train stations
        • Roma Termini
          2300 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
          1700 ft
        • Roman National Museum
          2700 ft
        • Teatro Brancaccio
          700 ft
        • Teatro Ambra Jovinelli
          1000 ft
        • Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
          2700 ft
        Underground stations
        • Vittorio Emanuele
          400 ft
        • Manzoni
          2000 ft
        • Termini
          2300 ft
        • Cavour
          2700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
          1.1 mi
          Piazza di Trevi, Rome
        • Pantheon
          1.4 mi
          Piazza della Rotonda, Rome
        • Stadium of Domitian
          5000 ft
        • Caesar's Grave
          5000 ft
        • Temple of Castor and Pollux
          5100 ft

        Near the hotel

        • Colosseum
          3500 ft
          Piazza del Colosseo, Rome
        • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
          300 ft
        • Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale 'Giuseppe Tucci'
          1000 ft
          Via Merulana 248, Rome
        • Teatro Brancaccio
          1000 ft
          Via Merulana 244, Rome
        • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
          1600 ft
          Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome
        • Teatro Ambra Jovinelli
          1200 ft
          Via Guglielmo Pepe 43, Rome
        • Santa Prassede
          1400 ft
          Via di Santa Prassede 9/a, Rome

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Trattoria Vecchia Roma

          80% likes this, based on 856 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

          700 ft
          Via Ferruccio, 12

          Phone: 06.4467143

        • Miky Bar

          72% likes this, based on 5 reviews
          Cuisine: Café, Sandwiches

          200 ft
          Via Mamiani 29

          Phone: 06/44703463

        • Indian Kabir Fast Food

          64% likes this, based on 89 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

          300 ft
          Via Mamiani, 11
        • Trattoria Antica Hostaria da Angelino

          75% likes this, based on 525 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 20 - USD 47

          700 ft
          Via Machiavelli, 64

          Phone: 064467555

        • La Sorgente

          Cuisine: Chinese

          400 ft
          piazza vittorio emanuele II, 131

        California Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at California

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 551 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          The location is very convinient, close to the Termini station and a city center.We've asked for a double bed but instead got a two beds attached together.

          The staff is really rude and unprofessional, the guy in the reception is the worst that I've ever see in my entire life. The elevator is really old, the room is needed a renovation urgently. The breakfast was very pure and not for a tree star hotel maybe a guesthouse. Awful place, just don't stay there!!!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Wi fi doesn't work with international IPhones here. Breakfast isn't too flash.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Location near train station was a plus, lots of nearby restaurants was great and breakfast buffet helped in getting us on our way in the mornings.

          Front desk clerk upon check in did not speak very much english, and although we were in Italy, there were other desk clerks that spoke more english.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Etwa 200 m entf Hbf Roma Termini und im Verkehrsknoten...die Sehenswürdigkeit kann man auch schnell finden .

          It is a shame for this hotel because it is situated in good place. But the Reception has only basic english and no German , the Room was unclean and had mould in the bathroom , in the shower the drain became blocked quickly ,so 69 € for the Room was too much and I will never recommend this Hotel to anyone , I have writen this in English and not German so anyone can read this .

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Good location, i live in a new room its very nice

          staff just have basic english, it is hard to communication with them

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          There is no hot running water despite personnel’s assurances that everything’s gonna be ok. On the second day we checked out, we had paid for the room almost 30% more than the reserved cost. We were supposed to live7 nights there. When booking a hotel it was noted that the Internet is free. In the evening we were told that the internet in the lobby for 2 euro per hour and only next morning it turned out that after all it's free for customers of the hotel. Staff barely speaks in English therefore it causes a lot of misunderstandings.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The location was absolutely perfect. Close to the train station & city center as well.

          Sometimes it was a bit complicated to talk with stuff. Their English was just basic.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Close to Roma Termini and restaurants around the hotel.

          The bad service of the overnight receptionist. He doesn't speak English but keeping talking to you in Italian which I totally don't understand. And when I complained about the noisy school kids shouting and running around in the corridor, he replied "the group" meaning he couldn't do anything about it. Therefore I had to sleep with accepting the crazy noise made from the school kid for 3 whole nights.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Good city hotel, good location,good personal! Thanks!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Location, location, location. Cry near to trains, subways, buses. Lots of restaurants. Close to most important sights.

          New bathroom avant garde renovations not conducive to family accommodation. Not private enough with the glass and no enclosed bathroom.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Excellent location, helpful staff. Very comfortable room, although we did not have a remote control for our tv and could not get it to work - we were told it had been sorted, but it was'T. But hey, there is more than enough to see and do in Rome than worry about watching tv in your room. This hotel is ideally located to enable easy travel across the city on public transprt to all of the things that we wanted to see. Really good value too.

          Shame about the lift - but the problem was with people not closing the doors - not the lift itself!!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Convenient location, helpful pleasant staff, Clean room, good breakfast. Helpful with sightseeing directions.

          Desk chair was always blocking passage to far side of bed. This was inconvenient with 2 people in the room. Shower smaller than which I am accustomed. How do you get those bed lamps to stay put?

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          A very modern and clean hotel. The hotel must have been recently renovated, a comfortable arrangement of the bathroom (use of modern material for construction), we liked the modern "minimalistic" style of decoration starting from the room furniture, wall paper and new mattress and towels. Excellent service and quality for the money.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          It's so close to the railway station. The hotel is actually below the 3 stars standard. The front desk is at 1st floor, but the rooms are on the 4th floor, the breakfast room is on underground floor. The most strange thing is that the 2nd floor belongs to two other hotels. The room is too shabby, and the breakfast is very simple. A hostel is much better than this hotel. There is even no internet in the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          5 minutes from station Termini, 15 minutes from the city center/

          • Average rating
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