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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of places to stay in Venice. Bon voyage!
Updated May 15, 2019
“Excellent new hotel with fantastic staff. Modern rooms, which is not common in Venice, and very clean. Centrally located on the Grand Canal, next to Rialto bridge, with a beautiful view of the canal.”
Located in the San Polo district, Riva del Vin BOUTIQUE HOTEL offers rooms with free WiFi in central Venice, 100 metres from Rialto Bridge and a 10-minute walk from St. Mark's Square and Basilica.
All air conditioned, rooms are fitted with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms boast views of Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal.
A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the property. Guests can also enjoy the on-site bar.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you plan your stay.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is 10 km from the property.
“Beautiful location and very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was amazing with a lighted rain shower. Less than 5 min walk to the square and one of the best rated restaurants is right next to the hotel.”
Dona Palace is a 4-star boutique hotel 2 minutes' walk from Saint Mark's Square in central Venice. Facing the Ducal Palace's canal, it offers elegant Venetian-style rooms with an LCD satellite TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
Set in a 14th-century building, rooms and suites at Hotel Dona Palace have a classic design with wood furniture and carpeted floors. Each one has air conditioning and a private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. Some are fitted with wooden floors.
An American breakfast is served each morning. The hotel has its own internal garden, where drinks are served in summer, and a landing dock for water taxis.
A pleasant 5-minute walk will take you to the Bridge of Sighs.
“Super cozy property with lots of interesting art work. Perfect location on a quiet street but a few minutes away from main attractions.”
Joseph Apartments is set 1 km from Basilica San Marco in Venice. It offers elegant studios and apartments with free WiFi.
Accommodation comes with an equipped kitchen or kitchenette, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. Some units have a seating area or balcony.
The Rialto Bridge is 1 km from the property, while La Fenice Theatre is a 6-minute walk away.
“Utterly amazing apartments, furnished to the absolute highest standard. Postcard-worthy canal views from almost every window. This place is fantastic!”
Located within a few steps of Ca' d'Oro in Venice, Palazzo Morosini Degli Spezieri offers a shared terrace and accommodation with a TV. Complimentary WiFi is provided.
Each unit features a dishwasher, oven, a coffee machine, as well as a microwave and kettle. There is a private bathroom with free toiletries in each unit, along with a hairdryer.
Guests can also relax in the garden.
Popular points of interest near Palazzo Morosini Degli Spezieri include San Michele, Rialto Bridge and Basilica San Marco. Venice Marco Polo Airport is 13 km from the property.
“Great location, wonderful staff, beautifully decorated, opulent great service. Gorgeous room right on the canal. Plan on returning and wish we could’ve stayed longer.”
Located 5 minutes' walk from St. Mark's Square, Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is set on a canal in the Mercerie area of Venice. It features a private pier, a gourmet restaurant, and a rooftop terrace overlooking Venice.
Elegant air-conditioned rooms at the Splendid Venice each feature a satellite TV and a minibar. Free WiFi is included in some rooms. The private bathroom includes a soft bathrobe and slippers, and some rooms have a canal view.
An American buffet breakfast is provided daily, while Le Maschere restaurant serves traditional Venetian dishes and seafood. Guests can enjoy drinks at the Altana rooftop terrace.
Venice’s Santa Lucia Station is 3 km away, reachable by Vaporetto water bus line 2. The nearest water bus stop is Rialto, 5 minutes' walk from the hotel. The Rialto Bridge is 350 metres away on foot.
“The interiors were very unique and inviting. The room was incredible. I’m pretty picky on bathrooms and this was top notch. Everything was amazing and totally exceeded my expectations!”
Hotel L' Orologio offers accommodation next to the Grand Canal in Venice, a 5-minute walk from Rialto Bridge and 600 metres from Campo San Polo Square. WiFi is free throughout.
The elegant, air-conditioned rooms are all soundproofed and hypoallergenic. They come with parquet floors, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
Guets of the L' Orologio Hotel have access to a terrace and a snack bar. Restaurants, cafes, and shops are within 100 metres of the property.
St. Mark's Square and Santa Maria Formosa Square are 900 metres away, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is 2 km from the L' Orologio.
A 15-minute walk takes you to Venezia Santa Lucia train station.
“Small and very cozy hotel with amazing staff that went out of their way to make everything smooth and perfect. Turkish bath is a great extra to have especially when it's cold out.”
Liassidi Wellness Suites offers accommodation in Venice. You can enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your room or in the peaceful garden.
Boasting a Turkish bath in the private bathroom, rooms come with a seating area to relax and a satellite flat-screen TV. A coffee machine, bathrobes and slippers are also available.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property, as well as a bar.
Basilica San Marco is 500 metres from Liassidi Wellness Suites, while Piazza San Marco is 600 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Marco Polo Airport, 8 km from the property.
“Fabulous hotel! I have had the pleasure of staying there a few times and it is always an amazing experience from the private hotel boat to the accommodations to the wonderful kind people that are a part of the Excelsior.”
Set right on the beach on Venice Lido, this 5-star hotel offers a peaceful location and a large heated outdoor pool. A free regular launch service takes guests to across the lagoon to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice.
Opened in 1908, Hotel Excelsior Venice boasts a distinctive Moorish architecture, decorated with crystal chandeliers and rich fabrics.
The property was refurbished in 2013 and equipped with new tapestries and carpets, free Wi-Fi access in all areas including the beach, and a gym with modern machineries.
All spacious rooms come with a plasma-screen satellite TV and a minibar. Each room has a private bathroom with soft bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms overlook the Adriatic Sea, others have panoramic views across to Venice, and other overlook the Moorish courtyard.
The Excelsior's Tropicana restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy romantic candlelit dinners on the summer terrace, or a cocktail with live music in the Blue Bar. The Elimar Beach Bar Restaurant, located on the beach, is open from 07:00 until 20:00.
Tennis and golf courts are available nearby.
“The location is amazing, the staff highly professional and the food and amenities were awesome. Unique property which is a destination itself. I’ll definitely return!”
Overlooking Venice Lagoon, Hotel Danieli is a legendary hotel 200 metres from St. Mark's Square. Each room is spacious and finely furnished. The staff provides an unmatchable service.
This award-winning Luxury Collection Hotel is comprised of 3 separate buildings, dating back to the 14th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and connected by covered bridges. The nearest water-bus stop is just a 2-minute walk away.
All rooms and suites feature an LCD satellite TV, air conditioning, and an Italian-marble bathroom with bathrobe and slippers. Some rooms offer views of the lagoon.
The panoramic restaurant Terrazza Danieli offers amazing views and an exquisite menu. Drinks are served in the Bar Terrazza Danieli or the sophisticated Bar Dandolo.
“Simply a beautiful hotel. If you have an eye for interior design, this is the place to be. Comfortable rooms with all the amenities and beautiful and well equipped bathrooms. Very romantic and relaxing!”
PalazzinaG is located in the historic centre of Venice, just off the Canal Grande canal, and 700 metres from the Fenice Theatre. This is the first Italian hotel designed by Philippe Starck, the only one in Venice.
PalazzinaG's air-conditioned rooms feature a satellite TV, and a minibar. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the whole building. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
At the PG's Restaurant and Krug Terrace you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, and taste the delights prepared by the chef, at any time of the day.
“Simply the most beautiful hotell I have ever stayed at. The staff, the rooms, everything was best in class. The restaurant was outstanding with great food and an amazing view of the canal. Highly recommended!”
Restored to its original splendour, The Gritti Palace is set in a former noble residence on Venice's Grand Canal, with views of Santa Maria delle Salute Church. All luxurious rooms feature antiques and Murano glass.
The rooms come with air conditioning, a satellite flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom complete with bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms offer views of the Grand Canal, or of the city.
The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from La Fenice Opera House and 500 metres from St. Mark’s Square. The vaporetto water bus stop at Santa Maria del Giglio is 400 metres away.
The hotel's Club del Doge restaurant serves dishes made with fresh ingredients from the Rialto Market. Breakfast is served in an elegant room with crystal chandeliers.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated May 15, 2019