Venice

Hotels in Venice

At the ultraminimalist Palazzo Soderini, a three-room pension hidden in a 15th-century villa, everything is rigorously white, from the bed linens to the marble-chip terrazzo floors.

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

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.

Just five minutes from the Piazza San Marco in the city's Catello neighborhood, this intimate B&B is an excellent choice for an affordable stay. Book one of three antiques-filled rooms or a two-bedroom apartment off the courtyard.

Quiet Giudecca—the only “downtown” Venetian island not connected to the others by bridge—has lately become the center of the exclusive Venice scene.

The new B&B is a loftlike hotel in an 18th-century palazzo near the Rialto Bridge. The wood-beamed rooms are edgy, but classic: colorful Kartell lights, Venini vases, and Starck Ghost chairs are paired with antique wooden dressers.

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.

At the foot of Venice’s beloved and infamous Rialto Bridge, this watermelon-red hotel embodies classic Venetian opulence.

The Hotel: Like the home of an exotic world traveler, this tiny jewel-box of an inn is filled with unusual art, gorgeous textiles, and unique furnishings from far-flung locales like Asia and North Africa.

For travelers in search of classic Venetian elegance in San Marco, the city’s epicenter of dining and shopping, Bauers L’Hotel has been the top choice since 1890.

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).

The ace in Venissa’s pocket is its location on the remote Mazzorbo island—not to mention its star chef in the kitchen. Six guest rooms mix rustic elements (wooden rafters; vintage wardrobes) with Italian haute design (colorful Driade rugs; light fixtures by Artemide).

The 178-room Hotel Excelsior, on the Venetian island of Lido, first opened in 1908, and has remained one of Italy’s top-notch luxury hotels for more than a century.