What this old Bologna fixture lacks in chic style it makes up for with plenty of old-school charm and hospitality and a wonderful location just off Piazza Maggiore. Downstairs lounges and a small bar are gracious and welcoming, and the plain, no-nonsense guests rooms upstairs are large and pleasantly done with brass beds and gleaming wooden floors; many open to small terraces overlooking the surrounding pedestrian streets, and many of the large tiled bathrooms are windowed. The excellent in-house restaurant, C’era Una Volta—which tellingly translates as Once Upon a Time—carries on the Roma’s old-fashioned ways with Bolognese classics served by crispy uniformed waiters.