I just wrapped up an amazing two weeks in Italy resting and re-charging from what seemed like a hellish year of work. I look forward to this trip every summer because it gives me a chance to truly disconnect and be present.
Though I typically spend all of my time in the Molise region of Italy, I always fly to and from Rome’s Fiumicino airport (FCO). As such, over the years I’ve found that spending the night prior to flying home in Rome (rather than driving two hours early in the morning the day of) was the best thing to do.
This year, I decided to book a night for EUR 90 at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel which is only about a 10-minute drive to FCO.
The Rome Marriott Park Hotel has a shuttle service from Terminal 3 at FCO and costs EUR 5 per person, each way. This is the most economical option as taxis can cost EUR 30 or more.
I have to say, while I didn’t expect to be disappointed by a Marriott-branded property, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was — and for only EUR 90.
My room was gorgeous with a very classic Italian feel. I booked the standard room, but was upgraded to an Executive club level access room with some additional, albeit wasted, space. The room was clean, elegant, and served its purpose!
After washing up in the room and relaxing a bit, I took a walk down to the Executive Lounge which is offered to Gold and Platinum Elite Marriott members.
There were slim pickings when I got to the lounge but this was completely expected as it was 1PM on a Sunday. When I went back around 6PM the lounge was completely stocked with pasta, fried eggplant/rice balls, salad, sandwiches, and cold cuts. There was also a fully stocked alcohol table with red/white wine and Nastro Azzuro beer. This was, without a doubt, one of the best hotel lounges I’ve been to in terms of food quality.
Overall, I would not hesitate to stay at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel again and would even highly suggest it before or after a long flight. It’s easy to get to, clean, and very friendly to Marriott elites.