Among Rome's thousand-year-old aqueducts and ancient church steeples lies a "hyper-modern" hotel (per Frommer's) where prices through summer have plunged as much as 50%.
Check in to the Radisson Blu Es. in April, July and August for $158 per night (119€). Stays May-June are $192 per night (144€). Book through Perfect Escapes to secure these exclusive extras:
A restaurant and bar on the hotel's top floor opens to a rooftop pool and sun deck with views over the surrounding Esquilino neighborhood, "where artists and butchers mingle with immigrants and intellectuals, and everyone eats very, very well." (Travel + Leisure)
The hotel is a six-minute taxi ride from The Colosseum, and two blocks from the Piazza Vittorio, a leafy park surrounded by 1800s arcades. The city's main train station is right next door, and a two-hour rail ride can bring travelers to Florence and Naples.
Note: The hotel is currently renovating a separate section of guest rooms. The pool is open during summer. Bookings are nonrefundable.
This deal is not available on: April 10-11, 17-18, 21-23, 26; May 9, 17.
Update (April 11, 6am): Please note, the hotel is now fully booked on May 30.