Hotels near the Pantheon are easy to find, and a fantastic choice is available in this historic area of Rome. At the high end of the scale, Hotel Raphaël-Relais & Châteaux Rome is a five star accommodation with attractive facilities that include a BBQ/picnic area and library. If your budget is considerably more modest, B&B Hotel Rome is a 2-star hotel that is great value for money.
The Pantheon is one of the most famous monuments in Rome and is located in what today is called Piazza della Rotonda. It was originally constructed in 27 BC on order of the consul Marcus Agrippa, to be a Greek-style temple dedicated to all the gods that were worshipped in the various regions of the Roman Empire. The Emperor Hadrian, between the years 118 and 128 AD, had the temple renovated, and it became known as a temple dedicated to the seven planetary divinities: the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars.
As a popular tourist destination, the Pantheon is surrounded by numerous restaurants, cafes, hotels and tourist services. Though the fame of the area increases demand for hotels, and therefore prices, you can still find value for money. Pantheon View Rome is a 3-star hotel, set in an historical building, giving you easy access to the Pantheon and other historical monuments nearby.
In 608, the Pantheon was ceded to the Papacy, consecrated and renamed “Sancta Maria ad Martyres”. Under Pope Urban VIII, between the years 1623 and 1644, the bronze coverings of the portico were removed and used to create both the famous Baldacchino by Bernini in the Basilica of Saint Peter and a number of cannons for the defensive system of Castel Sant’Angelo. After admiring the magnificent exterior and interior of the Pantheon, head over to the Vatican Museums, the Arch of Constantine and Tor Sapienza.