Hotels near Civitavecchia Cruise & Ferry Port

Best Hotels near Port of Civitavecchia (Rome)

Best Hotels near Port of Civitavecchia (Rome)

Civitavecchia harbor in ItalyThe Port of Civitavecchia was established in the second century AD by the Roman Emperor Trajan.

It’s ancient city walls were added over the centuries and today, the port is the most important cruise terminal in Italy.

Civitavecchia is a popular port city for cruises and ferries in and out of Roma with many eateries, small shops, train station and a beach.

The best accommodation offering panoramic views of the harbor is either directly on the waterfront or in the Old Town. All are within a short distance of the port, and ‘free’ shuttles and taxis are readily available.

Civitavecchia is usually more affordable than Rome which is only one hour away. The port has a relaxed atmosphere compared to the capital of Italy, but for even more peaceful surroundings there are hotels further along the coast.

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You can also opt to stay in hotels near Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. These are conveniently located and are often a cheap shuttle ride from the airport. The morning of embarkation you can take a shuttle/transfer to the Civitavecchia cruise port.

Read also: Best Hotels in Rome (shuttle)

What are the Closest & Best Hotels near Civitavecchia Cruise & Ferry Port ? (with free shuttle)

Cruise Port of Rome in Civitavecchia Italy
Civitavecchia in Italy

Accommodation in Civitavecchia is like the rest of the city, old, charming and very Italian. There are several 4 star hotels close to the port, as well as several excellent bed and breakfast, which can be a good alternative to a typical hotel.

Hotels in Civitavecchia are more budget friendly then properties in central Rome.

When looking for a luxury 5 star place to stay, and when flying to FCO airport we suggest staying at QC Termeroma for an upscale hotel, or staying in Rome city centre.

1. Hotel San Giorgio ★★★★

This deluxe hotel is only a short distance away from the cruise ship terminal. Its entrance hall has an impressive ceiling of stained glass. A wide staircase leads into the lounge and dining areas which are beautifully styled with archways, marble floors and elegant wall lamps.

Forty-one spacious guest rooms have comfortable, traditional furnishings and French doors opening onto small balconies where there are lovely views of the harbor and the port. The hotel welcomes families who’ll love visiting the nearby beach of Il Pirgo. The hotel offers a port transfer on the morning of your cruise departure.

Why Stay Here

  • Good location
  • Close to the Port of Civitavecchia & train station
  • Rooms available with sea view

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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2. Hotel De La Ville ★★★★

This is one of the best hotels for enjoying sightseeing trips before heading fo the cruise terminal which is a few minutes away. The nearby train provides a fascinating, hour long journey to the Eternal City of Rome. Within easy walking distance are restaurants, cafes and many of the local beaches such as Il Pirgo and Mar Tirreno.

A distinctive feature of this beachfront hotel is its elegant nineteenth century architecture, while the interior decor has a traditional style. There is an airport shuttle service available to the Fiumicino Airport thirty-five miles away. Transfer from the hotel to the port is €22 (1 to 3 passengers) and €35 (4 to 6 passengers).

Why Stay Here

  • Some rooms have balcony & sea view
  • Good location close to port, walking distance to shops & restaurants
  • Closest hotel to train station

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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3. Hotel Borgo Del Mare ★★★★

There are wonderful views of the luxury cruise liners from this small boutique-style hotel. Fourteen spacious rooms feature wooden panelling, comfortable upholstery and French doors opening onto decorative wrought iron balconies overlooking the harbor. Guests can relax in the lounge and bar or enjoy sampling the hotel’s traditional Italian ice cream and freshly baked pizza on the outdoor terrace.

The hotel has parking facilities and operates a shuttle service to the port (€5.00) which is only a short distance away. Within easy reach is the popular sandy beach of Grotto Aurelia. The property offers a shuttle service from FCO Airport as well, which is available for all guests. The cost of this service is 50,00 euro per person (to be prepaid for a minimum of 2 passengers).

Why Stay Here

  • Shuttle to Port
  • Very convenient for Civitavecchia cruise port
  • Restaurant On Site

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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4. Hotel Traiano ★★★

As one of the hotels in the center of Civitavecchia, the Traiano offers convenient access to cafes, restaurants and many tourist attractions. You’ll discover a Medieval stone fountain in the Piazza Leandra, the city’s oldest square and the nearby train connects with Rome.

A pink and white contemporary exterior contrasts sharply with the more traditional interior that features a tasteful decor of wooden panelling and elegant drapes. The dining area and bar have tiled flooring and arched windows. When your ship is due to sail, the hotel has a free shuttle to the port.

Why Stay Here

  • Good value for money
  • Free shuttle service to Civitavecchia port
  • Family rooms (apartments) up to 6 people

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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5. Hotel Traghetto ★★★

The five storey Traghetto has accommodation consisting of forty well-appointed rooms. Many of the rooms are compact with minimalist styling, but they have a cozy atmosphere and from the balconies there are panoramic views of the port. Guests can socialize in the lounge and bar or take a short walk into the center of Civitavecchia where there is an extensive choice of restaurants and bistros serving local cuisine.

Il Pirgo is a popular pebble beach approximately ten minutes walking distance from the hotel and there is a convenient shuttle service to your ship. The hotel is located in fact across the street from the bus pick up (less than 100 meters) where you can take the free shuttle bus.

Why Stay Here

  • Good location for pre- or post cruise stay
  • Affordable hotel
  • Plenty of restaurants nearby

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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6. Hotel Porto Di Roma ★★

This affordable hotel has a cheerful interior featuring bright color schemes in each of the well-appointed rooms. In the dining area there are stylish features such as exposed brick and furniture with a sleek, contemporary design.

It’s one of the best places to stay for exploring the Old Town and visiting the market in the Piazza Regina Margherita, a square with Renaissance architecture. There is convenient public transport and a shuttle service to the Fiumicino Airport. You can reach your ship in the cruise port within a few minutes.

Why Stay Here

  • Within easy reach of cruise terminal
  • Located close to shopping & dining
  • Budget friendly

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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7. Mercure Civitavecchia Sunbay Park Hotel ★★★★

As one of the top places to stay in Civitavecchia, this four-star, waterfront hotel even has its own private beach. It also has a beautiful garden, terrace and outdoor pool. The impressive exterior has several tiers with balconies providing magnificent views of the inlets and small bays along the rugged coastline.

Pet and family-friendly, the spacious rooms have a refreshing decor and comfortable furniture. The cruise port is almost two miles to the north (15 minutes). Transportation by taxi can be arranged by the hotel to the cruise port. Cost for shuttle is around 15 euro. There’s also a shuttle service available to the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) with a journey time of forty minutes.

Why Stay Here

  • Beachfront hotel (private beach)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Superior rooms have sea view

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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What are the Best B&B’s near Civitavecchia Cruise Ship & Ferry Terminal ?

1. B&B HomEitaly Civitavecchia

The facade of this bed and breakfast has classical nineteenth century architecture. Inside, there are brightly decorated rooms with individual color schemes, wooden parquet flooring and furniture in a minimalist style. There are views of the city center and the cruise terminal which is immediately opposite.

A compact dining area is cozy and comfortable and there is also access to many high-quality restaurants in the nearby Old Town. You can stroll along the beachfront of Mar Tirreno or dine at one of the many local restaurants. A shuttle service to Fiumicino Airport and cruise port can be arranged by your hosts.

Why Stay Here

  • Good value for money
  • Near the Port of Civitavecchia
  • One of the best Bed and Breakfast

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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2. Port View Guesthouse

The fascinating views from this beachfront accommodation include the small yachts in the harbor, almost every cruise ship and city scenery. Inside the family-friendly bed and breakfast hotel there is a relaxed, informal atmosphere. A bright, cheerful decor combined with modern upholstered furniture and colorful artwork makes the spacious rooms pleasant and comfortable.

It only takes a few minutes to walk into the center of Civitavecchia where there are several restaurants, cafes and exclusive stores. One of the best tourist attractions is the city’s oldest church, St. Mary and the Prayer. It’s one of the most popular places to stay by cruise passengers.

Why Stay Here

  • Popular pre-cruise place to stay
  • Walking distance to port and city centre
  • Family rooms available

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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3. B&B COLORS

This boutique b&b hotel has an elegant exterior of beige stonework. Many of the rooms have large balconies where you can relax over breakfast and enjoy the impressive views of the cruise port which can be reached during a walk of approximately ten minutes.

Inside, the tastefully decorated rooms are spacious and contain simply styled furniture. There is a comfortable lounge, dining area and outdoor terrace. The family-friendly hotel is one of the best places for visiting the cafes and restaurants of central Civitavecchia Italy. The property is in a great location for both cruises and ferries.

Why Stay Here

  • Good value for money
  • Very close to cruise ship terminal
  • View of Civitavecchia port

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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4. La Casa Sul Mare

This six storey bed and breakfast has a charming exterior with dormer windows in the red gabled roof. Many of the guest rooms open onto long balconies where you can relax while watching the activity in the busy cruise ship terminal.

The property welcomes families and offers spacious rooms, a comfortable lounge and an outdoor terrace. It’s some of the best accommodation for being by the port and the train for excursions to Rome. The bars and restaurants of the Old Town are nearby. Transfers can be organized to/from Fiumicino airport and to/from the cruise ship.

Why Stay Here

  • Excellent value for the money
  • Restaurants, shops and the cruise port is a very short walk away
  • Rooms with sea view

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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5. La Marina B&B

Within minutes from the cruise terminal is La Marina, a waterfront bed and breakfast located at the southern end of the port. The property offers comfortable accommodation in bright, well-appointed rooms with a tasteful decor and incredible views of the port.

Many rooms have a private balcony, but there is also a cozy guest lounge and an outdoor terrace. The hotel has family rooms, on site parking and a cafeteria style breakfast room. It’s an ideal location for exploring local bistros and cafes situated near to the elegant Piazza della Vita promenade.

Why Stay Here

  • Good location for departing on a cruise
  • Close to shopping and restaurants
  • Rooms with sea view

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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6. B&B Il Veliero

This is one of the best b&b’s for enjoying wonderful views of the entire port, including Michelangelo’s Renaissance fort, yachts in the harbor and luxury cruise liners. The spacious rooms have a comfortable, modern style. Many include balconies and there is also an outdoor terrace that makes the most of its waterfront setting.

This Civitavecchia bed and breakfast is ideal located for walking into the Old Town where there are cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions such as the tiny, but beautiful, Church of the Star. Trains leaving the local station can reach Rome in an hour.

Why Stay Here

  • 2-minute walk from Civitavecchia Port
  • Extra beds and cribs available
  • Sea facing rooms (some with balcony)

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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What are the Best Hotels near Rome Fiumicino Airport ? (Leonardo da Vinci International)

Fiumicino Airport, which is also known as Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport is the main airport of Rome Italy, and the most important Italian airport. FCO airport is located about 65 km or 40 miles from the port of Civitavecchia, with a driving time of 50 minutes by taxi/shuttle.

Fiumicino airport (FCO) is the best choice when flying to Rome and to reach Civitavecchia cruise and ferry port. Ciampino airport, Rome’s second airport, is further away, about 85 km or 53 miles (1 hour and 20 minutes driving). Ciampino is mainly served by low cost airlines.

The best option to reach the port of Civitavecchia is with a private transfer. It’s the fastest, easiest and most comfortable solution, but not the most economical choice.

1. Hilton Rome Airport ★★★★

The hotel is a convenient place to stay as it has a covered travelator connecting directly to the airport terminals. You can relax in the spacious, comfortable rooms or in the large indoor swimming pool. A small playground is ideal for children to enjoy some exercise. In the bar there are cozy leather armchairs while the restaurant and cafeteria offer a wide range of refreshments.

Three miles away, you’ll find the well-preserved ruins of Ostia Antica which once served as Rome’s port. The Civitavecchia cruise terminal lies thirty miles to the north west.

Why Stay Here

  • Closest hotel to Fiumicino Airport (directly connected)
  • Free shuttle to Rome city centre
  • Indoor pool

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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2. QC Termeroma Spa and Resort ★★★★★

This picturesque, two storey villa is located in the idyllic Oasi di Porto Natural Park near the coast. The luxurious accommodation features elegant, traditional furnishings in rooms that offer views of the hotel’s gardens and swimming pool. The dining and lounge areas are particularly attractive with archways, tiled floors and wooden beams in the ceilings.

It’s a top place when looking for luxury and wellness facilities. Rooms are available with free access to the sauna, sensory baths and relaxation areas. Fiumicino Airport is two miles away and private transfer can be arranged for only €6.00 per person on request. When it’s time to begin your cruise, it takes almost an hour to reach the Civitavecchia port.

Why Stay Here

  • Luxury 5 star hotel
  • Spa & wellness center
  • On-site restaurant

Cruise Expert Rating: 9/10

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3. Best Western Hotel Rome Airport ★★★★

Five minutes from the Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is this larger hotel with ninety-six rooms. Its contemporary design includes bright colors, modern furniture and floor to ceiling windows in the lounge. The cozy, comfortable rooms are light and airy with a combination of modern and traditional furnishings while outside, there is an extensive garden terrace and swimming pool.

There is free parking plus a convenient shuttle service to the airport and the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia which is approximately thirty-seven miles away. Local attractions include the Lido Ostia Beach and several shopping malls. Rate is €7.00 per person, per way for the airport transfer. A private transfer to Rome city centre can be arranged as well.

Why Stay Here

  • Good location & value
  • Outdoor pool
  • Standard & family rooms

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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4. Mercure Leonardo da Vinci Rome Airport ★★★★

This large, welcoming hotel is the best place to stay for visiting the Fiera di Roma Exhibition Centre, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Fiumicino Italy. Many fashionable stores, restaurants and cozy cafes are also within reach.

The Mercure is a good value hotel with an extensive garden terrace and pool, while in each of the 187 rooms you’ll find a pleasant decor and comfortable beds. Guests can relax in the spacious lounge and bar where there are leather armchairs and sofas. A convenient shuttle service connects to the airport at a cost €6.00 per person. The cruise and ferry port of Civitavecchia can be reached in 55 minutes.

Why Stay Here

  • One of most popular hotels near Fiumicino Airport
  • Good value for money
  • Outdoor pool

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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What is the Best Hotel near Ciampino Airport ?

1. Hotel Villa Giulia ★★★

A contemporary exterior full of geometric lines and extensive balconies adds a unique charm to this boutique-style hotel. Its thirty-three rooms are compact, but elegantly furnished in a minimalist style and have fascinating views of the hotel’s quaint garden. The cozy dining area and lounge have an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

Local transport is readily available from the nearby station providing quick travel to the Ciampino airport which is less than two miles away. A shuttle service to the airport is available as well. The service is run by an external taxi company and it takes about 5 minutes to reach the Ciampino airport. It can take more than an hour to drive along the coastal route to the Civitavecchia cruise port terminal.

Why Stay Here

  • Excellent value for money
  • Walking distance from train station & restaurants
  • Airport shuttle service available

Cruise Expert Rating: 8/10

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How to get to Civitavecchia cruise port from Rome ?

Civitavecchia, which is also referred to as the “Port of Rome”, is a modern cruise and ferry port located about 70 km or 45 miles north-west of Rome in Italy.

There are also various options for getting from central Rome or airport hotel to the port;

  • Taxi is the most expensive option and is not recommended
  • You can arrange a private transfer (not shared). This is the fastest and most comfortable way. Cost of transfer for two will be around 120 to 160 euro
  • You can take a shared shuttle. Ranges from around 40 euro per person, or from $39.00 (Expedia)
  • You can always arrange a shared private transfer with others on your Cruisecritic roll call (rates are depending on number of travellers)
  • Take the train from Rome to Civitavecchia. This is the cheapest option but there are a number of challenges such as carrying your luggage down and up the stairs at the train station at Civitavecchia. The “Argo” buses leave from the area in front of the station, running every 20 minutes, getting you to the port in less than 10 minutes. The ticket costs €2 and can be bought at the news-stand or at the bar inside the station. When entering the port you can take a free, port-operated shuttle bus to your ship’s terminal
Rome cruise and ferry port
Port of Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia Ferry Terminal

From Sardinia and Sicily to Spain and North Africa, the Port of Civitavecchia is a major departure point in Rome for passengers travelling by sea. One of the main links between mainland Italy and Sardinia, the Civitavecchia Ferry Terminal at the port offers year-round services to Arbatax, Cagliari, Olbia and Porto Torres.

You can also reach Sicily by ferry, including to Palermo and Termini Imerese. Spain, Corsica, Malta and Tunisia are also important destinations from Civitavecchia, which forms part of Europe’s Autostrade Del Mare network.

Several ferry companies are based at Civitavecchia, each specializing in various destinations across the eastern Mediterranean. Ferries operated by Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), Grimaldi Lines, Moby and Tirrenia are based at the port.

Moby and Tirrenia both serve Olbia in Sardinia, while Tirrenia also links Rome with Arbatax and Cagliari. GNV sails to Palermo and Termini Imerese in Sicily as well as Tunis in Tunisia.

Grimaldi Lines offers connections to Porto Torres in Sardinia as well as Barcelona and Tunis.


(Latest update August 24th 2020)

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