Venice

Hotels in Venice

You'll find countless hotels in Venice (more than 400, to be exact), since the city's tourism industry has been vital to the economy for ages. Most, not surprisingly, are quite charming. But it's important to verify certain elements on the phone before you book. For example: The size of your room, whether or not it has views of the water, and if it's equipped with an elevator.

In the heart of the city lie the best hotels in Venice, those with stunning canal views and excellent amenities. Built on the Grand Canal, the opulent Hotel Gritti Palace is filled with antiques (think Murano glass chandeliers). Bed and breakfasts have been on the rise and one standout is Ca'del Pozzo near St. Mark's Square.

Or, stay in true Venetian style at the Hotel Ca' Vendramin. If you're looking for more affordable accommodations, turn to the less expensive guesthouses on the outskirts of the city. Regardless of where you decide to overnight, it's essential to book months in advance—even for the off-season—since hotels in Venice are in such high demand.

A Venetian classic, right next to Piazza San Marco. Quiet 18th-century property with its own Grand Canal berth, adjacent to the modern Bauer I Hotel, with personalized service and up-to-date amenities.

17th-century palazzo with a courtyard garden.

Contemporary rooms steps from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the galleries of Dorsoduro.

Trio of buildings (including a 14th-century palazzo) on the water's edge near the Bridge of Sighs, with new rooms designed by Jacques Garcia.

Glamour comes naturally to the Campa brothers, owners of the intimate 12-room property. Their grandfather created the world’s largest Murano-glass chandelier, now in a casino in Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium (a panoramic photograph of the piece is on view in the breakfast salon).

It’s a canal-side palazzo with a twist: Each of the 50 rooms in the 19th-century monastery turned merchant’s residence—located on one of the best spots on the Grand Canal—forsakes traditional grandeur for a design-forward sensibility, thanks to bleached-wood floors and sinuous, vibrantly hued sof

Set on a prime location along the Grand Canal (but still north of Piazza San Marco, away from the crowds), Ca’ Sagredo Hotel is a landmarked 15th-century palazzo artfully converted into a 42-room hotel.

Former monastery dating to the 1700's on the private, 16-acre San Clemente Island, with spacious rooms and amenities including a pool, tennis, a 3-hole golf course, and a spa.

In the serene Accademia neighborhood, just beyond the Campo San Stefano, the 26-room Palazzina Grassi has a superb collection of Modernist glass from Murano masters in a sparkling space designed by Philippe Starck.  The mahogany-paneled restaurant, where a collection of rare glass objets d’art is

Giuseppe Cipriani’s legendary 1950’s getaway—silk lampshades and all-marble bathrooms—flanked by two 15th-century palazzos.

Five connected historic palaces situated along the Grand Canal, with unsurpassed views of Santa Maria della Salute, the city's iconic 17th-century church.