Monday, June 24, 2024

I spent $650 a night to stay at a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Rome with my daughter. The incredible views weren’t even the best part.

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  • I paid about $2,600 to stay with my daughter at the Rome Cavalieri for four nights.
  • We were impressed by the great amenities and delicious meals at the hotel.
  • Our room featured a king-size bed and a large balcony overlooking the grounds.

For spring break this year, I took my 9-year-old daughter to Rome for four nights as part of a bigger trip to Italy. I decided we deserved a major splurge and booked a deluxe room with a park view at the Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

This wasn’t my first trip to Rome, but it was my daughter’s first time experiencing the city, which was named one of Google Flight’s most searched-for destinations for summer 2024.

Our room wasn’t the fanciest space available, as the hotel also offers larger suites and a separate tier of reservations with access to a private club. But at $2,600 for four nights, it was at the top of my budget — which I hoped would mean my daughter would have a good time.

Thanks to the Rome Cavalieri, she never wanted to leave. Here’s what our stay was like.

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