An insider’s guide to the best hotels in Venice, from Renaissance palazzos overlooking the lagoon, to elegant modern boutiques and expanding five-star resorts, including the best places for elegant dining, romantic rooms and destination spas, near Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Basilica.
Hotels in Venice – Tips and recommendations
- Bookingcom – The best website to book hotels in Venice.
- The best luxury hotel in Venice: Belmond Hotel Cipriani
- The best boutique hotel in Venice: Ca Maria Adele
- The best family hotel in Venice: Hotel Bisanzio
- Where to stay in Venice: San Marco, Dorsoduro, Castello and Cannaregio are all centrally located and have good areas for first-time stays in Venice.
The 9 best hotels to stay in Venice
1.Belmond Hotel Cipriani ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Quiet, classic hotel with Venetian charm, located on the island of Giudecca, a short boat ride from the city, with charming rooms and suites with iPod dock, minibar, baths (some), balconies / terraces (some) and a spectacular garden.Superior rooms at Palazzetto include kitchen, private butler service and views of St. Mark’s Square, poolside suites have direct access to the pool and Palladio’s high-end suites have floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views, Jacuzzis and pools on the private terraces.The hotel has an excellent Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, seawater and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
2.Sina Centurion Palace ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Overlooking the Grand Canal and located in a 19th century palace, this hotel offers rooms and suites in striking and distinctive colours, with luxurious contemporary interiors and Venetian touches, wooden beam ceilings, polished gold leaf in the bathrooms and minibar.The suites add living areas; some suites are two-story, others have bathtubs.
3.The Gritti Palace Luxury Collection ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fabulous hotel located along the Grand Canal in a beautifully restored palace, with luxurious Venetian-style rooms and suites with high ceilings, Murano glass chandeliers, antiques, splendid marble bathrooms with bathtubs, balconies (some) and mini-bars.The superior rooms have hand-painted ceilings, restored mirrors, traditional headboards and first-rate views. The suites add living rooms, entertainment systems and upgraded suites, wet bars, art books, dressing rooms, dressing rooms, hand-painted harpsichords, frescoes and private rooftop terraces with Jacuzzis, depending on the category.
4.Bauer Palazzo ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Centrally located, within walking distance of the main attractions, this impressive hotel in a historic palace has charming and eye-catching rooms with Art Deco and Venetian style interiors, marble bathrooms with bathtubs and minibar.The suites add living areas, jacuzzis (some) and better views.
5.Baglioni Hotel Luna ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Near St. Mark’s Square, this great Venetian-style hotel, well located, has luxurious rooms and suites tastefully decorated, with silk brocade wall coverings, hardwood floors, Murano chandeliers, marble bathrooms and minibar.The entry level suites have living areas and views of the lagoon (some) and the upgraded suites add living rooms, French beds, very spacious furnished terraces, antique furniture (from private collections) and more rooms, depending on the category.
6.Hotel London Palace ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A short walk from St. Mark’s Square, this illustrious and historic hotel features rooms and suites decorated in vibrant colours, with fabric-covered walls, lots of natural light, Biedermeier furniture, carpeted floors, marble bathtubs, mini-bar and magnificent views of the city / St. Mark’s Basin.The upgraded rooms have balconies (some), some suites add balconies, terraces and the high-end suites add living rooms and whirlpool baths.
7.Ca Maria Adele ⭐⭐⭐
Small, impressive 12-room boutique hotel with an intimate and romantic atmosphere, located in the quiet art district, with exquisite concept rooms (Moorish rooms, Noir rooms and more) and suites, with damask walls and balconies (some) Marble fireplaces, Palladian floors, black murano glass chandeliers and minibar, depending on the type.The suites have a more contemporary feel and add rest areas, terraces (some) with the high-end suite with illuminated vases with wooden beams and a chromotherapy jacuzzi right in front of the bed.
8.Al Ponte Antico ⭐⭐⭐
Splendid, small hotel facing the Grand Canal, located in a central location, with large, classic Venetian-style rooms and suites with abundant brocade, tapestries, baths/showers, minibar and views of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge (some).The suites add seating areas and the high-end suite has a beautiful courtyard that is directly on the Grand Canal and the hotel’s terrace overlooking the canal is quite popular for its fantastic views.
9.Arcadia Boutique Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
Pleasant 17-room boutique hotel with a good value for money, located in a 17th century building, with impeccable rooms and a category of suites, combining classic and modern elements, wooden floors and a mini-bar.The surrounding area is vibrant with many shops and restaurants and the hotel is close to the historic Jewish ghetto and a train station.