Expect warmth and hospitality from the minute you walk in the door. The staff, all of whom have been here for years, are the heart and soul of Lancelot, and the reason why the hotel has so many repeat guests. The room decor is simple, and most of the units are spacious, immaculately kept, and light-filled, thanks to large windows. Sixth-floor rooms have private terraces overlooking Ancient Rome—well worth springing for. What makes this place truly remarkable are the genteel, chandelier-lit common areas for meeting other travelers, Room With A View–style. Unusual for Rome, Lancelot also has private parking, for which you’ll need to book ahead.