Not your typical Rome hotel, La Piccola Maison occupies a floor of a residential apartment building. (I was told they plan to expand to a second floor and add a breakfast room in the near future.) But if you stay there you feel as if you are a local. You have your key for the street entrance, there many cafes and restaurants nearby, the wine shop is next door. My room was spotless. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The subway is only a few minutes away allowing for easy connections to the airport train. If you like to walk - and what better way to explore any city - you can reach as far as the Colosseum and the Vatican within about 45 minutes. If you are a runner, the Borghese Gardens are very close by. I would recommend La Piccola without hesitation.