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.

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

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The hotel California provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

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  • 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
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • CD player



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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Size: 185 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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      Size: 250 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds or One Single Bed
        Size: 165 sq. feet

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          Size: 230 sq. feet
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            • Museums
            • Convention centers
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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • Stazione Termini
              2300 ft
            • Domus Aurea di Nerone
              2300 ft
            • Colosseum
              3300 ft
            • City Center
              3300 ft
            • Centro Storico (Historic) District
              3300 ft
            Popular areas
            • San Lorenzo
              2700 ft
            • Rione Monti
              3300 ft
            Places of interest
            • Santa Maria Maggiore
              1400 ft
            • 2300 ft
            • Basilica di San Clemente
              2700 ft
            • San Giovanni in Laterano
              3300 ft
            • Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours
              3700 ft
            Train stations
            • Roma Termini
              2300 ft
            Monuments and Landmarks
            • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
              1700 ft
            • Basilica of S. Giovanni in Laterano
              3300 ft
            Historical sites
            • Coliseum (Colsseum)
              3300 ft
            • Roman National Museum
              2700 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • Università La Sapienza
              3300 ft
            • Teatro Brancaccio
              700 ft
            • Teatro Ambra Jovinelli
              1000 ft
            • Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
              2700 ft
            • Aula Magna dell'Universita la Sapienza
              3300 ft
            Underground stations
            • Vittorio Emanuele
              400 ft
            • Manzoni
              2000 ft
            • Termini
              2300 ft
            • 2700 ft
            • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera
              3300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
              1.1 mi
              Piazza di Trevi, Rome
            • Pantheon
              1.4 mi
              Piazza della Rotonda, Rome
            • Temple of Castor and Pollux
              5100 ft
            • Fontana del Tritone
              5200 ft
              Piazza Barberini, Rome
            • San Lorenzo fuori le Mura
              5300 ft

            Near the hotel

            • Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale 'Giuseppe Tucci'
              1000 ft
              Via Merulana 248, Rome
            • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
              1600 ft
              Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome
            • Santa Prassede
              1400 ft
              Via di Santa Prassede 9/a, Rome
            • San Martino ai Monti
              1500 ft
              via del Monte Oppio 28, Rome
            • Church of Santa Maria Maggiore
              1600 ft
              Largo Santa Maria Maggiore, Amalfi
            • Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
              2100 ft
            • Parco di Colle Oppio
              2100 ft

            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 625 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.

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            • 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.

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            • Couple

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

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