Hotels in Venice can be found in abundance. There are so many to choose from that you could spend days pondering over the perfect place to stay, but regardless of your budget most Venice hotels will be traditional in style, making good use of their surroundings and entering into the romance of the city with vigour. The closer to the Grand Canal you get, the more expensive the hotels become. If you’re looking for cheap hotels, the Canareggio region is a good starting point. Prices rise dramatically during major events.
The Venice hotels below have been handpicked by our guide author and grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €350)
Moderate (€110 to €350)
Cheap (under €110)
These are the starting prices for a double room, including tax and breakfast, unless otherwise specified.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
This is one of the most exclusive hotels in Italy and remains one of Europe's finest. Hidden by a thick barricade of trees, this bolthole on the tip of Giudecca has been the number one choice of the super rich since 1958. Double rooms have garden or lagoon views; suites have private butler service.Address: , Giudecca 10, Venice, 30133
Telephone: +39 41 520 7744
Ca Maria Adele
Just minutes from the Salute Vaporetto stop, this lush boutique hotel has Old World Venetian charm. Its beamed ceilings meet lavish furnishings as part of its eastern theme. In the evening, it's possible to have drinks on the terrace while listening to opera music.Address: , Dorsoduro 111, Venice, 30123
Telephone: +39 41 520 3078.
JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa
With the largest spa in Venice, this resort on a private island boasts a complimentary shuttle service to St Mark’s Square, 250 contemporary rooms and suites designed by architect Matteo Thun. This is an exclusive getaway set in acres of private garden with a rooftop pool overlooking the lagoon.Address: Laguna di San Marco, Isola delle Rose, Venice, 30133
Telephone: +39 41 852 1300
Charming House DD724
This characterful hideaway by the Guggenheim Museum only has six rooms in the main buildings as well as three more nearby. The decor is design-led with muted browns and creams complementing the work of local artists that hangs in all rooms. The chic modern rooms and suites boast plasma TVs and free Wi-Fi.Address: , Dorsoduro 724, Venice, 30124
Telephone: +39 41 277 0262.
Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal
Modern design has been brought to this palatial old building with stunning results. On the banks of the Grand Canal, and within a stone's throw of St Mark's Square, its setting is convenient. There are only 100 rooms and most of them tend to be booked up well in advance.Address: , San Marco 1322, Venice, 30124
Telephone: +39 41 520 0211.
Hotel Saturnia and International
Situated on one of Venice’s smartest shopping streets, this sophisticated hotel is very good value. Run by the same family since 1908, you will get a friendly welcome, a good-sized room with elegant antique furniture and a plentiful breakfast. The suntrap roof terrace is an excellent retreat.Address: Via XXII Marzo, San Marco 2398, Venice, 30124
Telephone: +39 41 520 8377.
This family-run hotel is far from the grandeur of its 5-star canal-side cousins, but what it lacks in luxury, it makes up for in friendly and welcoming service. One of the best cheap hotels in Venice, visitors can expect staff on hand 24 hours a day, and reasonable room facilities including free Wi-Fi access.Address: Cannaregio, Calle Ormesini 1506,, Venice, 30121
Telephone: +39 41 523 6675.
Hotel Santa Lucia
This cheap hotel might not win any awards, but it's trim and well run and enjoys a handy location a few minutes walk from Santa Lucia train station. The rooms all have TVs and are cleaned daily; some also have their own bathrooms. Breakfast is served on the small garden terrace outside.Address: Cannaregio, Calle della Misericordia 358, Venice, 30121
Telephone: +39 41 715 180.
Hotel ai Mori d'Oriente
The 55 rooms in this 15th-century palace are designed in unique oriental style, but the elegance and grandeur of Venice is still clear. The hotel caters for breakfast but doesn’t have a restaurant, however staff will make suggestions and there is a small, intimate bar for a late night drink.Address: Fondamenta della Sensa, Cannaregio 3319, Venice, 30121
Telephone: +39 41 711 001.