Rome's Fiumicino Airport, sometimes known as Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino, is Italy's largest airport. If you are arriving late into the airport, or are leaving to return home on an early morning flight, you might find it best to find lodging at or near the airport—there's less that can go wrong.
If you have to spend a long day at the airport, or several days, the area also has some fine attractions. Fiumicino and the adjacent Ostia Lido are affordable seaside resort towns. Seafood lovers will eat well here. But there's more: See ancient Roman ruins or even pretend you're in the Caribbean—there's a Marine Protected Area with a reef to scuba not far offshore!
Here are some top-rated hotels at Fiumicino Airport or in the town of Fiumicino, which is on the sea.
This is a classy and relatively new hotel with wi-fi. There is a bar but no restaurant, although you'll find a family-run restaurant next door, according to reviewers. Reviewers also like the friendly staff. It's located just a couple of miles from the airport and is also near the center of the town of Fiumicino.
This pet-friendly hotel is also close to Fiumicino center but with connections to the airport via Fiumicino Airport shuttle. It's also just three miles away from Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome. You can also take the shuttle to Sardinia from the hotel (via shuttle to the port). There is also free parking and kitchenettes available if you're planning on staying a while. Note that while there is no restaurant or bar on site, there's a small restaurant/pizzeria within walking distance.
Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport provides a complimentary airport shuttle, a restaurant, and a bar and lounge. It's mostly a business hotel and very convenient to the airport. Reviewers note that there isn't much around it to see, but like the clean, air-conditioned and sound-proofed rooms, the breakfast, and the efficient staff.
Residence La Maison Jolie is a modest, extended-stay hotel that's located in an apartment complex about four miles away from the airport. It provides complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary parking, and self-parking. In addition to balconies and kitchens, guestrooms feature washers and dryers along with refrigerators, dishwashers, and bathrobes. Reviewers like the quiet location and the convenience in getting to the airport. The lodging is in the seaside town of Fiumicino, a quick drive to the Roman archaeological site of Ostia Antica. This is a great value, especially if you are planning to stay a while.
This large property is situated just three miles from the beach and four miles from the airport. While not fancy, the property is well-kept with gardens and a seasonal outdoor pool. Rooms are simple and have flat-screen TVs and free wi-fi. Upper room classes sometimes have balconies. The hotel also serves a complimentary breakfast buffet, and there is a pizzeria and a bar on site.