Hotels in Venice Italy: Hotel Reviews from Budget to Luxury

See our recommendations for hotels in Venice, Italy. Venice accommodation can range from the ultimate luxurious to more humble quarters for students and budget travelers. These are travel reviews made by people who have stayed there. For those of you who have never been to Venice, you haven't lived! Venice is one of those 'must see' places before you die!

Hotel Prices are According to Location

the scene outside our hotel window of a small canal in Venice, Italy Prices of hotels here really depend on the quality of the hotel you choose as well as the location, but in the main they are notoriously expensive.

If you are looking for a hotel room overlooking the
Grand Canal be prepared to dig deep. This is prime real estate, and as such, you will pay top dollar for the privilege.

On the other hand, you can find hotels on minor canals at half the price and still have the canal experience of watching the Venetians as they go about their daily lives in this water-locked, 1500 year-old city.

Another tip to consider when booking hotels in Venice is that the closer they are to St. Mark's Square (San Marco) the more expensive your rooms will be as this is the main area that people flock to when visiting Venice.
What you will have to consider if you book cheaper rooms in less popular areas of the island is how much it will cost you to travel to the places you want to see as the water taxis or vaporetta are also not cheap. This is when you should invest in the Venice Tourist Card.

The ideal place to book is one where you can walk comfortably to all the top attractions and destinations, pay a reasonable price for the room, have a nice view and only pay for transport on the rare occasion.

Budget Hotels in Venice Italy

If you are looking for backpacking, budget accommodation in Venice, then head for the station area. It is a little out of the way, in fact it is right at the top end of the city, and will involve a lot of traveling and walking to get to where you probably want to be, but your accommodation will cost a lot less here than anywhere else.

Other cheaper options with a better class of hotel can be found in Cannaregio, Castello and Dorsoduro.  The cheapest out of the three is Dorsoduro which is home to wealthy Venetians and expatriates who enjoy the large expanses of land here that are not cut up by canals and is a great place for walking. Cannaregio is very easy to get from place to place and was home to the Jewish ghetto. It is very easy to get from here to the Rialto Bridge area. Castello is an interesting mix of working-class Venetians, traditional fishermen of San Pietro and backwater canals.

Travel to Venice out of Season for Cheaper Hotel Rooms

Another option to getting a cheaper room is to travel out of season during the winter months. I have visited Venice in both the height of the summer and the winter, and have to confess that I found Venice charming in the winter. It was far less touristy, I didn't have to queue to get into the  Basilica in St. Mark's Square and other attractions, and I was also able to get a hotel just off the Grand Canal , overlooking a minor canal with a great location at half the price I would have paid had I been there in season.

20 of the Best Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy (As of October, 2012)

If you want to sleep in luxurious hotels in Venice where your every whim is met and you are pampered with great service, look out of your window to magnificent views and end the evenings with sublime food, then have a look at the very special luxury hotels here.

These hotels are perfect for celebrating a special anniversary, honeymoon or just to have a no-holds-bar holiday.

Would you like to spend some time in a 16th century convent, or perhaps an historic palace? Venice has it all.


#1. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Moresco, Dorsoduro (Score: 9.3)

Interior of the Hotel Moresco Venice Italy.
Hotel Moresco is our top pick for luxury hotels in the Dorsoduro district. Convenient from a luggage hauling perspective - there is nothing worse than dragging your luggage around the narrow back alleys in Venice off the main canals. It is a 3 minute walk from the bus station and the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station. This 19th century villa exudes luxury, provides and excellent breakfast and is in a quiet location with great canal views. 4 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended .


#2. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Ca' Maria Adele, Dorsoduro (Score: 9.3)

Hotel Ca Maria Adele, Venice Italy
Ca' Maria Adele is not a hotel, but we couldn't resist including it. It's a luxury guest house in a 16th century palace overlooking the Grand Canal in a quiet location. The church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Grand Canal are both opposite Ca' Maria Adele, which is 200 meters from Peggy Guggenheim Museum . Accademia Bridge is 5 minutes' walk away. Beautifully decorated, large rooms and modern bathrooms, this guest house is perfect for those looking for nothing but the best.


#3. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Le Isole, Costello (Score: 9.3)

Hotel Le Isole Venice Italy
Hotel Le Isole is in a 16th century historic building with St. Mark's Square just minutes away.  The Zaccaria Vaporetto (water bus) stop is a few steps away, for connections to Venice Santa Lucia Train Station and Marco Polo Airport . There are great views of the Canal from the hotel and well appointed, although the rooms in this hotel are a little on the small size. A good breakfast is served and the service is very good. 3 Star Hotel .


#4. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Canal Grande, Santa Croce (Score 9.3)

Canal Grande Hotel
Hotel Canal Grande is right on the Grand Canal with spectacular views from the rooms with views. If you don't have a room with a view you can relax with a drink on the hotel's small terrace and admire the view of the Grand Canal. The hotel is not far from the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station and it also has its own private dock so you can quickly arrive by private water taxi or gondola. The hotel is about a 25 minute walk to St. Mark's Square . This is our pick for the best luxury hotel on the Grand Canal, Venice Italy. 4 Star Hotel .


#5. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Londra Palace, Castello (Score 9.2)

Hotel Londra Palace Venice Italy
Hotel Londra Palace is located on the Riva degli Schiavoni , and just a 5-minute walk from St. Mark's Square. Luxurious rooms are filled with antique furniture, silk furnishing and original artwork. Some of the rooms offer views of St. Mark’s Basin and St. George Island . The Londra Palace Hotel is 50 metres from St. Zacharias’ Church and 400 meters from the Doge's Palace . The vaporetto water bus departs from the nearby San Zaccaria stop. 4 Star Hotel .


#6. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - NoveCento Boutique Hotel, San Marco (Score 9.2)

Interior of the NoveCento Boutique Hotel Venice Italy.
NoveCento Boutique Hotel is located in Calle del Dose, just a 5-minute walk from the Gallerie dell'Accademia . Rooms are decorated with antiques and feature cosy wrought iron beds and wooden or marble floors. The vaporetto water bus stops near the hotel at Santa Maria del Giglio. St. Mark’s Square is a 10-minute walk from Hotel Novecento and the Baroque church of Santa Maria Zobenigo is just 200 meters away. 3 Star Hotel .


#7. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel La Commedia, San Marco (Score 9.1)

The exterior of Hotel La Commedia Venice Italy.
Hotel A La Commedia is just 200 meters from Rialto Bridge and the water-bus stop, and a 10-minute stroll from St. Mark's Square . Its terrace offers romantic views of Venice with the Campanile of St. Mark's Square in the background. Despite its central position, the hotel itself is quiet, just back from the Grand Canal and centrally located to all historic sights. When arriving via the Grand Canal, disembark at the Rialto and walk 100mtrs away from the bridge. Look for a small covered passageway called the Carbon. This is not marked on most city maps but it leads directly, and very conveniently, to the hotel. 4 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.


# 8. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Al Codega, San Marco (Score 9.1)

Exterior of Hotel Codega Venice Italy
Hotel Al Codega is set in a quiet courtyard, just 5 minutes' walk from St Mark's Square and the Ducal Palace . Rooms are air conditioned, have flat-screen TVs and decorated in an elegant Venetian style, many with views over the city. However, because of its location in the courtyard, it is off the main thoroughfares and difficult to find, particularly if you are arriving at night. Make sure you get a map of the hotel's location before you arrive. 4 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.


# 9. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Palazzo Stern, Dorsoduro (Score 9.1)

Hotel Palazzo Stern on the Grand Canal Venice Italy10
Hotel Palazzo Stern is right on the Grand Canal with a wonderful terrace with views, including a rooftop hot tub to relax in after all that sightseeing! Inside this historic building the architecture is majestic. Not all rooms have canal views so you will need to request this when booking. Room rates include a continental breakfast. The Ca’ Rezzonico vaporetto waterbus stop is next to the hotel. St. Mark's Square is a 10-minute walk away, across the Accademia Bridge . 4 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.

#10. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Palazzo Abadessa, Cannaregio (Score 9.1)

Hotel Abdessa Venice ItalySet in a former Doge’s 16th-century residence, Hotel Palazzo Abadessa overlooks the Santa Sofia Canal in Cannaregio, It offers a peaceful garden and rooms with Venetian views and antique furnishings. Most rooms feature original 18th-century furniture, frescoed ceilings and silk wallpaper. There is an extensive continental breakfast, which can be enjoyed in the private garden in fine weather. The hotel is a few steps from the Ca d’Oro Museum and 600 metres from the Rialto Bridge. Venezia Santa Lucia Station is a 10 minute walk away. 4 Star Hotel.

#11. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Ruzzini Palace Hotel, Castello (Score 9.1)

Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice Italy
Ruzzini Palace Hotel is set in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of Venice's largest and oldest squares. This historic building has beautiful décor and is 10 minutes' walk from the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Breakfast is included in the room rate. There are excellent transport links at Ruzzini Palace Hotel a water taxis stop right at the hotel. 4 Star hotel.

#12 Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Aqua Palace Hotel, Castello (Score 9.1)

The view from the Aqua Palace Hotel Venice Italy
The Aqua Palace Hotel offers stylish rooms and suites with all modern amenities. Some of the rooms also have views of the Rio della Guerra canal. If you are not lucky enought to have a room with a view, enjoy canal views from the communial hotel lounge. With just a 3 minute walk from St. Mark's Square and a 5 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge, this hotel is well located for all the historic sites of Venice. The downside to this hotel is that if you are not an early riser there is some noise from the canal below when the barges come for deliveries and refuse collection. Otherwise, if you are up by 7, then this shouldn't be a problem. 4 Star hotel.


# 13 Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Palazzo Sant'Angelo, San Marco, (Score 9.1)

Palazzo Sant'Angelo Hotel Venice Italy
Palazzo Sant'Angelo
is a luxurious boutique hotel with a private pier, located between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square right on the Grand Canal. Rooms are decorated in a timeless 18th-century Venetian style and all rooms have a spacious marble bathroom with hydromassage bath. Rooms offer views of the canal or the courtyard with garden. A generous buffet breakfast is served in a wood-panelled room with silk wall coverings and large windows overlooking a typical Venetian canal. 4 Star Hotel.


#14 Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Bucintoro, Castello, (Score 9.1)

Hotel Bucintoro, Venice Italy

Hotel Bucintoro is right on the waterfront in the heart of Venice and next to San Biagio Church with panoramic views over the Venice Lagoon. Set in the historic district of Castello, it's just a 10-minute walk from Saint Mark's Square. The area is still full of small neighbourhood shops, cafés and Venetian inns.Each room boasts a great view that includes Saint Mark's Square, Palazzo Ducale, the Campanile, and the Island of San Giorgio. 4 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.

#15. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel San Clemente, San Clemente, (Score 9.1)

A sunset view from the San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort Venice ItalySan Clemente Palace has a unique island setting and views over the lagoon, just a short boat ride from Venice. It offers a luxury wellness centre, 2 restaurants and offers a free shuttle boat from and to St. Mark's square which runs with a regular service and only takes 12 minutes to get there. Throughout the hotel, you will find elegant, Venetian decorations and antique furniture. Each spacious room is equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV. If you want to avoid and escape the summer crowds, this is the place to be! 5 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.

#16. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa, Giudecca Island (Score: 9.0)

Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa Venice Italy on the waterThe Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa is a 50 room luxury hotel on Giudecca Island. With a free shuttle service to the historic center, you will never be too far away from the sites of Venice. Rooms with lagoon views open onto St. Mark's Square and the Doges Palace. Other rooms with views look over the gardens. Enjoy good buffet breakfasts, fine dining and eat al fresco when the weather is good. Stay at the Palladio hotel and pamper yourself at their extensive spa after long walks around the city. 5 Star Hotel


# 17. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Ca' Sagredo, Cannareggio (Score 9.0)

A view of the room in the Hotel Ca' Sagredo Venice ItalyThe Hotel Ca' Sagredo is a 14th century historic villa that is right on the Grand Canal and a 7 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge. Based in the Cannareggio district you couldn't ask for a better location for living among the locals. You will never tire of the views if you have a room that overlooks this ever changing, busy canal. Your rooms are lavishly furnished with priceless artwork on the walls and your bathroom comes with its own marble bath. 5 Star Hotel.

# 18. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Luna Hotel Baglioni, San Marco (Score 8.8)

Luna Hotel Baglioni Italy VeniceThe Luna Hotel Baglioni  is right next door to St. Mark's Square so you definitely won't have far to walk to see this top tourist site. Stay at this luxury hotel and experience Murano glass chandeliers, marble baths, original frescoes, and breathtaking views of the Venetian lagoon. With its own private dock and a Vaporetta station just steps away, transportation to and from this hotel is very easy. Of late they have had some staffing issues, however, it won't be before long that they get this sorted out. 5 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.

# 19. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Bauer Hotel, San Marco (Score 8.7)

Interior of the Bauer Hotel, Venice ItalyThe Bauer Hotel is the sister hotel to the Bauer Palladio and Spa above. This luxury hotel is minutes away from the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Enjoy eating al fresco on the terrace that overlooks the Grand Canal and watch the passing parade. If you want the best from this hotel ask for a room with a view overlooking the Canal as not all rooms have views. Make sure that when you book Wi-Fi is included in the price. Between the two hotels, if I had to choose, despite its location, I would choose the Palladio as it is a far superior hotel over the Bauer. 5 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.


#20. Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy - Hotel Metropole, Castello (Score 8.6)

Hotel Metropole Venice ItalyOut of all the luxury hotels mentioned here, the Hotel Metropole is the most reasonable. Just 350 m from St. Mark's Square you couldn't ask for a more central location. This is an excellent hotel but there are some issues that you need to square away first when you book. Make sure that you get a room with a view, away from noise, and that the room rate includes breakfast. Breakfast is only Continental and at Euros 38.00 each it is better to find breakfast elsewhere if you want a heartier alternative. 5 Star Hotel that comes highly recommended.

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Our Favorite Hotels in Venice, Italy

We hope that when you do take a visit to Italy, and particularly to Venice, that you will stay in one of the hotels here that have been personally recommended.
Our favorite hotel in Venice is the Loconda Ca' Le Vele just off the Grand Canal.

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