Best Hotels in Venice, Italy

We list the best hotels in Venice as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
This is a northeastern city in Italy and also serves as the capital of the Veneto region. Situated among a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, this city is naturally scenic and beautiful place.
Venice is renowned worldwide for the beauty of the settings and landscape of some of its parts including their architecture and artwork. The city lagoon and a part of the city are both listed as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historically, the city of Venice was a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and an important staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto.
Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music and as well as famous for being the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi. Venice has also been ranked as the most beautiful city in the world showing its attractiveness to tourists.
The city is famous for being an important place for artistic movement over the course of history, especially during the Renaissance period. Venice is also popular in literature for being the titular city in one of Williams Shakespeare books, The Merchant of Venice.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Venice, Italy.
If you like our list of design hotels in Venice, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Dubrovnik or luxury hotels in Florence.


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It is the city in northern Italy, whose only means of thoroughfare is by the gondola or speed-boats that ply along the waterways. No other city in the world can live up to the romance of this place.

This place is thronged by the hip and young crowd, and is filled with traditional eateries, vintage boutiques and indigenous shops. It caters to the classical taste of tourists through the Gallerie dell’ Academia, and modernists with the works at Peggy Guggenheim. The buzzing nightlife and boutique hotels are the USP of this place.

Luxury hotels are found scattered around St. Mark's Square. The area is inhabited by casual bars, shops and restaurants catering to all budgets. Every alternating year, a biennial exhibition of contemporary art is held at this place.

Several luxurious hotels are located here, and all the local sightseeing is a quick gondola ride away. If you are looking for a laidback vacation away from the bustling crowd, then this is the place to stay.

San Marco
It is the heart of Venice, where the iconic sights like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs rest. Restaurants catering to global cuisine are found dotted around this area. You will find streets lined with upscale shops as well as those selling local handicrafts.

Some of the famous churches and monuments of Venice are located in this historic neighbourhood. The area has a certain old world charm, with cafes lining the cobbled streets. You can sip on some freshly brewed coffee and watch the worlds walk by.

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4.8 Al Ponte Antico Venice

Hotel Al Ponte Antico, Venice

Lonely Planet

“Like a courtesan’s boudoir, this 16th-century palazzo is swathed in damask wall coverings, heavy silk curtains and thick, plush carpets. A smiling host greets you at the padded, golden reception desk and whisks you up to large, unabashedly lavish rooms with enough gilt to satisfy Louis XIV.”

4.7 Arcadia Hotel Venice

Arcadia Boutique Hotel, Venice

New York Times

“Find more reasonable rates and a warm welcome at the Hotel Arcadia, a new boutique hotel with 17 modern rooms in a restored palazzo on Cannaregio’s main drag. Included is an outstanding breakfast buffet served beneath wood-beamed ceilings and a gorgeous Murano-glass chandelier.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Venice, Italy.

4.5 Hotel Flora Venice

Hotel Flora, Venice


“There’s little to dislike about the Flora. Rooms may be a little small but they’ve been thoughtfully put together, with comfortable mattresses on the antique beds, original terrazzo flooring, and Ortigia amenities in the bathroom.”

4.6 Palazzo Barbarigo Venice

Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande, Venice


“This fantastic little hotel on the Grand Canal, Palazzo Barbarigo occupies a small, unassuming building reached via the alleyways of San Polo. Room décor strikes out boldly from Venetian norms, with a sultry art deco feel.”

4.5 Ca' Segredo Venice

Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, Venice


“A bastion of Old World elegance in the peaceful Cannaregio neighborhood, Ca’Sagredo is housed in a 15th-century palace. It showcases some of the best-preserved interiors in Venice.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Venice.

4.5 JW Marriott Venice

JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Venice

New York Times

“The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the sole resident of Isola delle Rose, a lush private island in the Venice Lagoon. For travelers with deep pockets who want to experience the splendor of Venice with serene breaks from the crowds, this hotel is ideal.”