Where to Stay in Venice

You’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re looking for romantic hotels in Venice, and there are many elegant boutique hotels located close to key proposal spots such as the Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. If you’re looking to really splash out, there are also a good selection of five star and luxury hotels. Many hotels have their own mooring so you can take a gondola or water taxi from the door.

Boutique Hotels in Venice

If you’re looking for a small elegant boutique hotel just a few minutes from the Rialto Bridge, the Oltre Il Giardino is a fantastic place to start. With just six beautiful six you will receive a very personal service and the hotel has a gorgeous garden with olive trees, magnolia and pomegranate where you can eat your breakfast.

If you’re planning to propose on the Piazza San Marco, the hotel Ca Maria Adele could be the perfect choice. Located in the arty Dorsoduro district, the hotel is housed within a former fifteenth century palace and offers twelve superbly designed rooms, fantastic views over the canals, and many quirky details such as a Moroccan style terrace and a 1950s style breakfast room.

Another former palace, the Palazzetto Pisani, is located right on the Grand Canal and even has its own private mooring so you can take a gondola ride from the door. It is the ideal place if you’re looking for a taste of old Venice and elegant traditional Venetian decor such as Murano chandeliers and painted ceilings.

For those that prefer a little modern luxury, the Charming House IQs offers the contradiction of contemporary design within a renaissance exterior. Made up of four luxurious suites, the location near the Piazza San Marco makes this an ideal base for exploring Venice.

Luxury Hotels in Venice

The Luna Hotel Baglioni is one of the most luxurious hotels in Venice and offers its guests a true flavor of Italy with crystal chandeliers, stunning fresco's, and glamorous antiques. The beautifully furnished rooms offer views over the lagoon and San Marco Basin and the Piazza San Marco is just a few steps away.

Another five star hotel close to the Piazza San Marco is the Hotel Danieli, which is made up of three interconnecting palaces, each with its own unique style. For a special treat book a Lagoon View room with a balcony, decorated in Empire or Venetian style.

For a luxurious hotel on the edge of the lagoon itself, the Hotel Londra Palace is an excellent choice. The large rooms and suite have elegant marble bathrooms, and offer wonderful views of the whole San Marco basin. Book a junior suite for the best views and to really impress your soon-to-be fiance.

For something extra special, why not stay on a private island on the lagoon itself when you book a room at the San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort. The hotel has a pool and a fabulous spa, and there are regular boats to the Piazza San Marco which takes just twelve minutes.