Our Favorite Hotels in Venice

These are our very favorite historic hotels.

Venice

Hotel Abbazia

Hotel ***

Charming rooms in a former monastery; superb location in nice neighborhood very easy to get to with luggage; a/c; DSL in the rooms; satellite TV; quiet courtyard. Read more....

Hotel Ca' d'Oro

Hotel ***

Historic rooms, trendy and easy-to-get-to location in Cannaregio, small and friendly. Some canal views; elevator; a/c; wireless throughout; satellite TV. Read more....

Ca' Maria Adele

Luxuriously decorated rooms, combining Arab and African furnishings with traditional Venetian décor, in a quiet neighborhood overlooking the Grand Canal in central Venice. Enjoy breakfast on the intimate rooftop terrace of this 16th-century palace. The 12 spotless guest rooms are comfortable and uniquely decorated, each with a king-size bed, an LCD TV with satellite channels, and free Wi-Fi, as well as a small but luxurious private bathroom with very nice English toiletries and spa bath or waterfall shower. The welcome drink of Prosecco will get you off to a great start! Then enjoy afternoon tea, aperitifs and light snacks in the breakfast room with panoramic views. Read more....

Hotel Palazzo Stern

In a traditional Venetian building on the banks of the Grand Canal in front of the water bus stop, with a breakfast terrace and a rooftop hot tub, this elegant Venetian hotel presents an intimate yet luxurious atmosphere, with many original frescoes and mosaics. The 24 guest rooms are traditionally decorated with  antique furniture, and some have canal views. Each comes with super-fast free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, an espresso coffee maker, and an en suite bathroom with soft towels and luxury slippers. A continental buffet breakfast is provided daily, including cappuccino and fresh fruit juice, together with cheese and pastries. Room service is also available. Read more....

Hotel Bucintoro

In Castello, right on the waterfront in the heart of Venice, next to San Biagio church and across the bridge from the Arsenale water bus stop. This historic district is just ten minutes' walk from Saint Mark's, and still full of small neighborhood shops and cafés. The 21 elegant guest rooms and suites are spotless and comfortable, with plenty of wardrobe space and drawers, as well as stunning views over the lagoon, Saint Mark's Square, Palazzo Ducale, the Campanile, or San Giorgio Island. Each one offers air conditioning, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. Read more....

Canal Grande

This 4-star boutique hotel occupies a small noble residence offering a combination of historic setting, opulent decor, rich classical design, modern comforts, and a quiet yet central location. The 15 spacious and luxuriously decorated guest rooms and suites are newly renovated and beautiful designed, with free Wi-Fi internet, year-round air conditioning and heating, and satellite TV. Admire the view of the Grand Canal as you relax with a drink on the small terrace, or take advantage of the hotel's bar, Internet point and 24-hour room service. There is also a private dock so you can quickly arrive by private water taxi or gondola. Read more....

Hotel Antiche Figure

Directly on the famous Grand Canal just across from the train station, the hotel is decorated in traditional Venetian style and offers a varied breakfast buffet. The 22 guest rooms are beautifully appointed with historic classic-style furniture and tapestries, and feature air conditioning, free high-speed Internet access, and a marble bathroom with Murano chandeliers. Rooms in the back may be quieter. The multilingual staff is on-site 24 hours a day, free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and guests can enjoy a drink at the Garden Café, with its canal-view terrace. Read more....

Hotel American-Dinesen

Overlooking the San Vio Canal, this extremely popular 17th-century Venetian town house is in the artistic Dorsoduro district, perfectly placed in a quiet area close to the Accademia Bridge so getting across the Grand Canal is easy. All 30 rooms are atmospheric, clean, quiet, and elegantly decorated, featuring flat-screen satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a balcony with canal views, others have modern furnishings. The buffet breakfast includes fresh pastries, cereals and fruit. In the summer, guests can enjoy a cocktail or traditional spritz on the terrace. Read more....

Hotel Al Codega

Hotel Al Codega is set in a quiet courtyard, in a fantastic location between St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. The 28 elegant Venetian-style rooms are air conditioned and have flat-screen TV, satellite TV and a minibar. Many have views of the city. Services include a 24-hour front desk, elevator and bar. A buffet breakfast is served daily. Be sure to get good instructions on how to arrive the first time, as this location can be tricky until you've done it once. Read more....

Hotel Becher

This boutique hotel is located in a quiet area in the heart of Venice, 55 yards from La Fenice Theatre and a five-minute walk from St. Mark's Square. There is a private landing for arrivals by water taxi or gondola. The 24-hour front desk staff will warmly greet you and will be happy to help you with directions, restaurant recommendations, and anything else to make your stay in Venice more comfortable. The 17 guest rooms are reached by elevator, and tastefully decorated with beautiful antique furniture and Murano glass lamps. Some have a private balcony, and canal views are available upon request. All rooms have LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast is available daily. Read more....

Palace Bonvecchiati

Located just 330 yards from Saint Mark's Square and a short walk from the Rialto Bridge, with beautiful views of Venice's most famous church, this hotel offers spacious contemporary rooms with elegant furniture, air conditioning and WiFi (charges apply). Each of the 70 guest rooms comes with a minibar, bathrobe and slippers and TV with satellite channels. A sauna and gym are on site, plus a bar serving hot and cold snacks throughout the day. Breakfast and other meals are served at the Orseolo restaurant at a partner restaurant next door which has a terrace for warm weather. Read more....

Ca' Del Campo

Housed in a completely restored antique palace just 100 yards from St. Mark's Square, Ca' del Campo offers an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere in a tranquil spot right at the heart of Venice, an area that bursts with tourist attractions, museums, monuments and elegant boutiques. The hotel's 18 rooms are served by an elevator, and boast a refined decor featuring authentic Venetian antique furnishings. While respecting the charm and personality of the palace, rooms boast all modern amenities expected in a contemporary hotel. Read more....

Hotel Fontana

This family-run hotel occupies a restored 18th-century Venetian house in a quiet area just off the waterfront, behind San Zaccaria Square and a few blocks from St Mark's Square.  The location is perfect for getting to know this unique city. Waterbuses stop just outside the hotel and much of the city is just walking distance away, including Rialto and its busy markets, which are a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The 15 comfortable guest rooms are reached by elevator and overlook the characteristic squares below; some have a private terrace with views of Gothic San Zaccaria church, which is just next door. Well-run, with friendly staff and an emphasis on service and hospitality, this hotel is a great solution for an unforgettable stay in Venice. Read more....

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal

With panoramic views of the Grand Canal, this hotel dates back to the 16th century, occupying a former palace that was once home to the Doge of Venice, as well as Mozart's family. Saint Mark's Square is just 2 stops away on the water bus. The 41 large elegant rooms, serviced by elevator, are embellished with original paintings, air-conditioning, and a flat-screen satellite TV; Wifi is in all the rooms and charges apply. Many rooms have exposed wooden beams on the ceilings, and a balcony with views of historic Venice and the Grand Canal. Some rooms overlook the inner garden. The spacious lounges feature Murano-glass chandeliers and elegant Italian furniture. Breakfast is a varied buffet. Read more....

Hotel Santa Marina

For a pleasant stay in an elegant setting, Hotel Santa Marina has everything you could wish for. Occupying a former convent, it is just 300 yards from the Rialto Bridge (not easy to find the first time, but the authentic neighborhood and great value for your money make the extra effort worth your while). Combining old world charm with modern amenities, the hotel offers an elevator, and 39 guest rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, marble floors and Murano glass furnishings. Start your day with a rich buffet breakfast, which in warmer weather is served on the terrace overlooking Santa Marina Square. Read more....


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