Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Venice

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses 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 a 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.

If you like our list of best places to stay in Venice, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Dubrovnik or the best hotels in Florence.

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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 Gritti Palace Hotel Venice

    Gritti Palace Luxury Hotel, Venice

    New York Times

    “Better save up before bedding down on the Grand Canal. At the illustrious Gritti Palace, with its 82 recently restored rooms and suites, rates start around $477.”

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

  • 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.”

  • 4.5 Ca' Segredo Venice

    Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, Venice

    Fodors

    “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.

  • 4.6 Palazzo Barbarigo Venice

    Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande, Venice

    CNN

    “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 Hotel Flora Venice

    Hotel Flora, Venice

    CNN

    “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.”

  • 4.7 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.

  • 4.7 Corte di Gabriela Venice

    Hotel Corte Di Gabriela, Venice

    Lonely Planet

    “Yes, Corte di Gabriela is a 19th-century palazzo, but there’s nothing old or traditional about its 11 rooms, which inventively play with the palace’s historic features, combining frescoed ceilings and terrazzo floors with contemporary design pieces.”

  • 4.5 Hotel Danieli Venice

    Hotel Danieli, Venice

    CNN

    “Few hotels can match the Danieli — an icon for all the right reasons. From the glorious old-school concierge desk to the rooftop restaurant with 270-degree views from the prisons of the Doge’s Palace to the lagoon and Riva degli Schiavoni all the way to Sant’Elena and the Lido.”

  • 4.4 Bauer Palazzo Venice

    Hotel Bauer Palazzo, Venice

    CNN

    “The Bauer used to be two hotels, joined by a communal lobby: the 1940s brutalist Bauer L’Hotel, and the more classical 18th-century Il Palazzo, right on the Grand Canal. 2017 saw them come together to form a single property — and with 200 rooms at its disposal, it’s a winning combination.”

  • 4.4 Centurion Palace Venice

    Hotel Sina Centurion Palace, Venice

    CNN

    “Unlike the other luxury hotels on the Grand Canal, the Centurion Palace has ditched the traditional frou-frou Venetian style and opted for thoroughly modern bling. Bathrooms are clad in real gold leaf, bedrooms are given bright palettes and ceilings in the main wing can be enormous.”

  • 4.3 Hotel Excelsior Venice

    Hotel Excelsior, Venice

    CNN

    “The grand dame of the Lido island, built in 1908, the Excelsior is the single focus for the glamorous Venice Film Festival — little wonder, when it has a swish private beach, restaurant with sweeping views of the Adriatic, and decadent Moorish design in the guestrooms to match the turreted, tumbling façade.”

  • 4.8 Ca Maria Adele Venice

    Guesthouse Ca Maria Adele, Venice

    CNN

    “Most Venetian hotels take opulence to the max, but few amp up the romance as much as Ca’ Maria Adele, a 12-room bolthole on Dorsoduro, next to the iconic Salute church.”

  • 4.4 Locanda Vivaldi Venice

    Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, Venice

    CNN

    “Most of the 27 rooms have views — either of the side canal or the lagoon itself. The look is traditional — heavy drapes and deep colors — and for those wanting a more home-from- home experience, the hotel also has a hot tub-equipped apartment, Ca’ Bollani, in an adjacent building.”

  • 4.6 Locanda Cipriani Venice

    Locanda Cipriani Hotel, Venice

    CNN

    “All the cachet but none of the crowds is what’s on offer at this gloriously relaxed island retreat, far out in the lagoon on semi-deserted Torcello. It’s a stay unlike any other in Venice — and because of its distance, it’s more suited to regular visitors who want to experience lagoon life.”

  • 4.2 Hilton Molino Venice

    Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice

    CNN

    “The 13-building complex (of which eight are open to guests) is full of original features, from steel columns and beamed ceilings in the lobby and guestrooms to a statue of the mill’s founder by the spa — which used to serve as his office.”

  • 4.6 Ca Pisani Venice

    Ca’ Pisani Hotel, Venice

    CNN

    “As befits its status in the Design Hotels fold, this is a bold modernization of a 500-year-old merchant’s house on Dorsoduro, near the Accademia. Not too modern, mind you; it’s been entirely redone in Art Deco style, with furniture from the 1930s and 1940s, and futurist art on the walls by Fortunato Depero.”

  • 4.5 LaGare Hotel Venice

    LaGare Hotel Murano, Venice

    CNN

    “A stunning conversion of an old glassworks factory on Murano, the Lagare’s 118 bright rooms, located around a central courtyard, have hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, while works of art by local glass-blowers Venini are dotted around the premises.”

  • 4.6 Casa Burano Venice

    Guesthouse Casa Burano, Venice

    CNN

    “Something completely new for Venice, Casa Burano is an ‘albergo diffuso’ — or ‘scattered hotel’, an initiative sweeping Italy which takes unoccupied houses in a village and creates a ‘hotel’ around them — turning each apartment into a room, and ditching the public areas.”

  • 4.4 Hotel Avogaria Venice

    Hotel Avogaria 5 Rooms, Venice

    CNN

    “What started out as a restaurant has turned into a design-led, five-room residence on a quiet side street on the far end of Dorsoduro, near the San Basilio vaporetto stop. Owner Francesco Pugliese has opted for a modern take on traditional Venetian flounce.”

  • 4.1 Generator Hostel Venice

    Generator Hostel, Venice

    CNN

    “Originally a grain warehouse, the building has been converted into industrial design-led digs, and touches like exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings and Chesterfield-style armchairs will wipe any bad memories of past dormitory stays.”

  • 4.7 Hotel Novecento Venice

    Hotel Novecento, Venice

    Lonely Planet

    “Sporting a boho-chic look, the Novocento is a real charmer. Its nine individually designed rooms ooze style with Turkish kilim pillows, Fortuny draperies and 19th-century carved bedsteads.”

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Venice?
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.

Dorsoduro
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.

Castello
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.

Giudecca
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.

Cannaregio
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.
Which Venice hotel offers great views?
If you're looking for a room with a view, then try Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky or Hotel Danieli. Both hotels offer amazing views of Venice according to recent customer reviews.
How much does it cost to stay in a Venice hotel?
Venice is expensive. For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $220 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $340 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Venice hotel then you can expect to pay around $680 per night.
Which Venice hotel offers the best rooftop pool?
If you're looking for the best rooftop pool in Venice try Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky or JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Both hotels have excellent customer reviews for their rooftop swimming pools.
Which Venice hotel serves great breakfast?
Try Hotel Avogaria 5 Rooms or Guesthouse Ca Maria Adele if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Venice. Both hotels have excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
Which Venice hotel is the best for couples?
Try Hotel Corte Di Gabriela if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Vancouver, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.