Summary: excellent service, great location Stayed at the Excelsior in late October as part of a special project to duplicate photos that my dad took back in the 1940s. My dad had stayed at the hotel right after the war, and took a bunch of photos in Rome with a couple of photos taken from the balcony of his room at the Excelsior. The hotel was pretty expensive for the weekend, but was available on points. (it would have been cheaper to buy points with the SPG promo than to pay cash for the room... but I transferred AmEx points). Contacted the hotel prior to arrival and told them of my project. They bent over backward to accomodate - and gave me the same room my dad had. Room was in good condition, clean, and quiet. Arrival gift was a large fruit basket. Service was great during the stay. Restaurant good, but a bit pricy, plenty of restaurants nearby. Highly recommended.