If you’ve started looking for somewhere to stay in Venice and quickly become overwhelmed – don’t sweat it! Possibly one of the most famous Italian cities the world over, Venice is a destination for hundreds of millions of tourists every year. It’s no wonder there is high demand for the best Venice hotels.
I’ve put together a curated list of highly rated and aesthetically gorgeous properties that will make your stay in Venice as charming as it is convenient and affordable!
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If you’ve just booked a last minute trip to Venice and need somewhere to stay asap – look no further!
Here are the top five best Venice hotels for any budget:
- Luxury: Ca’di Dio Hotel
- Boutique: Il Palazzo Experimental
- Mid-Range: La Finestra sulle Beccarie
- Budget: Hotel Abbazia
- Great for a group: Fornace Loft
I’ve organized this list by neighborhood, and by budget. Check out my Venice neighborhood guide to read more about what each part of the city offers, and then skip to the sections that call to you.
If you already know where you want to stay, jump directly to any neighborhood:
Accommodation for Any Budget
Venice may be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – with 1.5 billion visitors in 2019 – but that doesn’t mean it has to be inaccessible for your budget.
In fact, with over 100,000 hotel beds in the city, there will most definitely be a plethora of Venice hotels available in your price range.
With that said, as with most popular tourist destinations, you should book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. All of the popular Venice hotels on this list were available 5 months out from the time of writing, but many had only a few rooms left.
The price ranges of each budget category are as follows (all prices in USD):
- €€€: $200+/night
- €€: $125 to $200/night
- €: Under $125/night
Keep in mind that prices fluctuate significantly between high and low seasons, but these ranges should be roughly accurate most of the time.
Which part of Venice is the best to stay?
Venice has no shortage of amazing neighborhoods to stay in and explore, and you can’t really go wrong! That said, Dorsoduro is the best part of Venice to stay in for a balance of culture, budget and vibes. A close second to Dorsoduro is Cannregio, a slightly more off the beaten path neighborhood that is teeming with innovation and popular with a slightly younger crowd. Finally, if you’re looking for proximity to the main tourist sites, then San Marco is the place for you.
Is 4 nights in Venice too long?
4 nights in Venice is definitely not too long! While 3-4 days in Venice is enough for many people to see the city, a bit of extra time will give you the opportunity to take things slower and get to see the city like a local—exploring lesser known areas, stopping more often for coffee and gelato, etc. In fact, if you have the time in your itinerary, 4 nights in Venice is a complete no-brainer!
How to stretch your accommodation budget in Venice?
Get off the beaten path! This may be obvious to some, but I think many people get nervous about the idea of choosing to stay somewhere outside of the usual tourist area.
You can always spend less money on accommodation by sacrificing a bit of proximity.
If you’re the kind of person who fears that you’ll be too far away from the action to have fun – think about it this way:
Staying somewhere off the beaten path is your chance to see what the local vibes of a place are like. You might end up away from the tourist action, but let’s be honest: that’s not really what makes a destination special, and who wants to pay an arm and leg for bad food anyway?
If you are on a budget, I highly recommend staying outside of San Marco (the most central part of Venice). There are some truly STUNNING hotels on this list under $100/night, if you’re willing to stay a 15-20 minute walk from the center. And the time you spend walking to all the sites on your itinerary will just be more of an opportunity to soak in Venice’s beauty, so there’s really no downside all, right?!
Check out my guide to Venice off the beaten path for more ideas about how to make the most of your time and budget in Venice:
Best Venice Hotels: San Marco
San Marco is great for anyone looking to be in the thick of it all and who wants an easy and convenient home base. This is the most famous part of Venice, and understandably so. It’s centrally located and is a seriously impressive sight to see.
€€€ | 3 Star | Eclectic | Family-Owned
It’s all in the details at this cozy, inviting boutique hotel by the local Venetian Romanelli family, who have been Venice hoteliers since 1950. The location could not be more central, yet Novecento feels like a private little nook away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Guests on Booking.com absolutely rave about the level of attentive service and thoughtful touches at this place, making it one of the most highly recommended Venice hotels on this list!
€€ | 3 Star | 16th Century Palazzo | Centrally Located
When you can have breakfast on the roof terrace of this 16th century palazzo, walk one minute to the famous Piazza San Marco, and then rest up from your long days roaming Venice in traditional Italian luxury, there’s nothing more you could want. Multiple Booking.com reviewers rave about the concierge service as well – so you’ll never run out of perfect restaurants and activities in Venice.
€ | 4 Star | Economical | Quiet
This budget option goes above and beyond for the center of Venice! Rooms are clean and sizeable, and the property is located on an inner courtyard meaning you’ll be able to get some much needed rest no matter how busy Piazza San Marco gets. Plus, there’s a full breakfast (including eggs!) included in the unbeatable price.
€€€ | 5 stars (Vrbo) | Classy | Glam
This 1 bed/1 bath flat in San Marco is elegant and classy without breaking the bank. It also has a fold-out couch in the living room, making it a perfect option for 4 people on a bit of a budget. A perfect, private retreat from the chaos of Venice.
€€ | 5 stars (Vrbo) | Rustic | Quintessentially Italian
If you’re keen to stay in central Venice but also want to chance to live your Italian grandma dreams, this retro chic flat in San Marco is for you! Enjoy a true local vibe and admire the rustic beams all while having conveniences like laundry and a functional kitchen at your disposal.
Best Venice Hotels: Dorsoduro
Dorsoduro is a great option if you want a more affordable, realistic feel to the city, and if you like a walkable, lively neighborhood! This is probably the most vibrant neighborhood in Venice, and it’s certainly the one best suited to give you a real look at what it’s like to live as a young Venetian. It has fewer tourists than many of the other neighborhoods, making it much more affordable than some of the more typical Venice neighborhoods.
€€€ | 4 Star | Vibey | Stellar On-Site Restaurant
Il Palazzo Experimental is one of THE best Venice hotels on this list. The Experimental Group owns hotels, bars and restaurants all over the place—from Venice and the Swiss Alps to New York, London, and Paris. And they clearly know how to cultivate a vibe. This might be the most beautifully designed hotel in Venice, and it doesn’t even really break the bank, especially when compared to other 4- and 5-star hotels. With an equally swanky cocktail bar and restaurant on site, you may just struggle to get yourself off the property to explore Venice…
€€ | 4 Star | Plush Decor | Great Views
With the perfect marriage of plush decor and modern elegance, Hotel American-Dinesen delivers for just about anyone. Situated right along a quintessential Venice canal with plenty of rooms overlooking the water, you will certainly have the visit of your dreams at this standout among Venice hotels.
€ | 3 Star | Charmingly Serene | Helpful Staff
Perhaps you wouldn’t expect a more budget friendly hotel to have such a following, but Hotel Agli Alboretti has FANS! The Booking.com reviews are teeming with repeat visitors, drawn back not just by affordable prices and charming rooms, but also the hotel’s amenities like a serene terrace, comfortable sitting room, and friendly staff.
€€€ | 4.5 stars (Vrbo) | Tastefully Decorated | Vintage Vibes
I’m sorry but you just NEED to check out the rest of this listing for yourself. The apartment (complete with an entire garden) is tastefully decorated in a very trendy 80s style that will make you excited to save some money and cook at home once or twice during your stay. The kitchen is to die for! This cozy, vibey home will be the perfect base from which to explore arty Dorsoduro and nearby Giudecca.
€€ | 4.9 stars (Vrbo) | Cozy & Book-filled | Garden
Ok, so this property isn’t really a bookshop – but it might as well be! In addition to perusing the host’s hundreds of books, you’ll be able to enjoy a garden space and cozy, wood panelled bedroom. Dorsoduro – known for being slightly less touristy than many other parts of Venice – seems to be the outdoor space capital of this city, so make the most of it here!
Best Venice Hotels: Cannaregio
Staying in Cannaregio is best for anyone looking for something off the beaten path, or who’s just looking for Venice hotels with a convenient trip to the train station (which is located here)! This neighborhood is densely populated by locals and is perfect for those wanting a slice of authenticity.
€€€ | 5 Star | Grown-up | Trendy
Modern meets classic with the tasteful and serene design of the Radisson Palazzo Nani Venice, appropriate for artistic Venice and still giving all the refinement expected of a global hotel chain. This is one of the newest Venice hotels, and it shows! Guests on Booking.com rave about the spacious rooms, and the water bus dock just out front makes for a convenient (and fun) journey into San Marco and the rest of Venice.
€€ | 4 Star | Traditionally Venetian | Historic Property
This hotel won’t just make you feel like you’re living the life of a medieval Venetian doge (the leader of Venice from the 8th to 18th centuries) – because you will be! Set in the gorgeous 16th century residence of a real doge, you will feel you’re living a life of complete luxury not just in your room but also in the stately grounds of the property. Past guests also rave about the secluded private garden making this place feel like a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
€ | 3 Star | Next to Train Station | Sense of Seclusion
This budget hotel has absolutely ZERO budget hotel vibes. Hotel Abbazia – a restored monastery – is set around a peaceful inner courtyard where guests can eat breakfast daily. The rooms, lobby, restaurant and garden give off a luxe vibe, completely unexpected of a hotel charging under $100 USD per night. Plus, it’s only 100 meters from Venice’s main train station, making it more than convenient for those traveling Italy by train and one of the best Venice hotels for budget travelers.
€€€ | 4.5 stars (Vrbo) | Newly Renovated | Private Garden
If you’re visiting Venice with family or a group of friends, look no further because this is your place. Forget about Venice hotels! Featuring 3 beds and 2 bathrooms, plus an outdoor space and beautiful, new furniture, this loft is a dream! A particular feature that families with older kids will enjoy is that 1 of the beds (plus 1 bathroom) are located in a guest suite across the patio.
Best Venice Hotels: San Polo
This area is best for history buffs and those who want something busy and popular for their stay. It’s home to the Rialto, Venice’s oldest settlement, and is the smallest neighborhood by area in the city. That doesn’t mean it’s not packed with things to see and do though, along with some of the most gorgeous Venice hotels!
€€€ | 4 Star | Terrace Cocktail Bar | Near Rialto Bridge
The spacious, well-designed rooms at the H10 speak for the themselves – all rooms at this property include seating areas and desks, so they are big! On top of this, though, the hotel features a stunning rooftop bar with views over the Grand Canal and exceptionally rated service/amenities.
€€ | 4 Star | Great Views from Roof | Highly Reviewed
In addition to an extremely central location and spacious rooms, La Finestra sulle Beccarie features a roof deck with stunning views of Venice. With a 9.7 Exceptional review on Booking.com at the time of writing, this is one of the most highly reviewed establishments on my list of best Venice hotels.
€ | 3 Star | Cozy Design | Attentive Staff
We LOVE when a boutique hotel is also affordable! Hotel Riva del Vin is stylish without being uncomfortable, and its location near the Rialto Bridge makes it super convenient for anyone looking to soak up the best of Venice’s sights. Booking.com reviewers of this property also rave about the cleanliness and high level of staff attentiveness!
€€€+ | 4.7 stars (Vrbo) | Architectural Masterpiece | Luxury Amenities
If you’re looking to treat yourself and a couple friends to an exceptionally nice apartment stay in Venice, this is the place for you. Apparently designed by a famous architect, this property features a sauna & jacuzzi in the bathroom, a panoramic roof deck, and a luxurious kitchen. Although it may be a little pricey, you will most certainly not be disappointed with this place.
Best Venice Hotels: Castello
Castello is the perfect place to stay for anyone wanting a quieter and lowkey time in Venice. Despite being the largest neighborhood in Venice, it’s by far the least busy and touristy – which also makes it a great options for those traveling on a budget! You’ll be surprised how many high quality Venice hotels are scattered around this area.
€€€ | 5 Star | Impeccable Design | High End Finishes
Recently refurbished, Ca’di Dio Hotel is a now a masterpiece of contemporary design featuring an on-site bar and restaurant with exciting menus. A recent Booking.com reviewer gave one of the most glowing hotel reviews I’ve ever read, so I’ll let them speak for themselves:
“…the attention to detail is astonishing from the divine Murano glass blown lights, the huge and deliciously comfy bed nested in a magnificent headboard, marble and glass bathroom and drink making facilities with sustainable supplies in mind. The understated glamour is given extra professional exuberance by the team who run this beautiful hotel…”
– Asparagasm (Booking.com user), February 2022
Ca’di Dio is surely one of the best Venice hotels you’ll be able to find!
€€ | 4 Star | Rustic Touches | Spacious Rooms
Featuring a luxe lobby and rustic ceiling beams in-room, Hotel Bisanzio offers a classic Venice vibe at an affordable price point. Guests love the atmosphere of the hotel and speak highly of room size (especially the bathrooms), location, and included breakfast!
€ | 2 Star | Clean & Simple | Near San Marco
If you’re a fan of Scandi style wherever you travel, this budget-friendly option offers something just for you! With nearby sights and a water bus stop just around the corner, Hotel Rio is here to be to your clean and simple jumping off point for a busy and exciting week exploring the canals of Venice.
€€€ | 4.8 stars (Vrbo) | Near Biennale | Spacious Terrace
Are you already dreaming about cooking a delicious Italian dinner and eating on this gorgeous terrace with views out over the water? Because I am! This is a true 2 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to 5 people, making a perfect option for families and groups visiting Venice together.
€€ | 4.5 stars (Vrbo) | Industrial Chic | Residential Area
If you’re looking for a bit of classic Venice architecture with a modern, well-designed twist – look no further. This apartment features a double bed as well as an additional single bed in the attic, and exudes great vibes from its industrial chic stairs to funky flooring.
Best Venice Hotels: Giudecca
Giudecca is a great option for anyone wanting an artistic vibe in a local part of Venice. This lowkey island next to Venice (just a 5 minute water bus ride away) is another great option for those looking to get off the beaten path.
€€€ | 5 Star | Rooftop Pool & Spa | Near Rialto Bridge
Everyone loves a Hilton, and this is a very special Hilton property. Set inside a former flour mill on the banks of Giudecca, the Molino Stucky features a rooftop pool and spa. With gorgeous views of Dorsoduro across the water, this hotel is stunning in every way. In addition the complimentary water shuttle service, the Hilton is serviced via its own water bus stop.
€€ | 2 Star | Away from the Hustle & Bustle | Room to Spread Out
This accommodation is actually a series of self-catering apartments in a historic 19th century building. Visitors hoping for a bit of peace and quiet away from the tourist buzz of central Venice will appreciate these spacious, amenity-laden properties situated just across the water from all the main Venice hotspots and only 100 meters from the nearest water bus stop.
Where in Venice will you stay?
To recap, we have covered the best Venice hotels in six popular neighborhoods at every possible price point – meaning your dream stay is within reach whatever your budget.
No matter where you decide to stay or what your budget, you won’t go wrong with any of these hand-picked options in one of the world’s most romantic and beautiful cities.
Don’t forget to check out my Venice off the beaten path guide for more ideas that will make your trip to Venice as unique and crowd-free as possible! I’ve even handpicked some guided walking tours and other experiences run by locals to help jumpstart your planning and make the most of the time you have in Venice: