There is no shortage of luxury hotels in Venice.
But you’re probably wondering:
“How do I find the right one?”
And today I have something that will make your vacation unforgettable.
List of 12 best, most luxurious, Venice 5 star hotels.
Most of these hotels are in San Marco district or on Riva degli Schiavoni. San Marco is the central part of Venice. This district includes probably the most famous sites of the city, St’ Marks Square, St’ Marks Basilica, Museo Correr, Campanile, Teatro Fenice and Rialto Bridge. Staying in San Marco means that you will be in the center of the city, only a short walk from main attractions, shopping and great restaurants.
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Lets start with 2 legendary hotels, Danieli and Gritti palace.
Only 200 meters from St’ Marks Square this hotel is located on Riva degli Schiavoni and offers amazing view over the lagoon. Probably the most famous hotel in Venice is actually located inside 3 connected buildings dating back to 14th,19th and 20th century. If you decide to stay in Danieli you can enjoy rooftop restaurant Terraza with amazing view over the lagoon. Lobby is also unforgettable experience. This is one of favorite hotels of rich and famous, Wagner, Peggy Guggenheim, Harrison Ford, Byron, Charles Dickens, Goethe and many others stayed here. If you want to know more about the history of Danieli click here.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Hotel Danieli
2)The Gritti Palace
The Gritti Palace is 500 meters away from St’ Marks Square, hotel has 82 rooms and is part of the Luxury Collection by Starwood. This is probably how most travelers imagine luxury hotel in Venice. Amazing view on the Grand Canal, luxury rooms and suites decorated in formal Venetian style and located inside 15th century palace. Hotel has amazing rooftop terrace and restaurant Club del Doge.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: The Gritti Palace
Do you want to stay in a hotel with some of the best views in Venice:
3) The Westin Europa and Regina
Hotel is located inside 17th century palace facing the Grand Canal. This is a relatively large hotel by Venice standards. Hotel has 185 rooms and suites. Some rooms are facing the city while others face the Grand Canal. Especially impressive are rooms with a view of Santa Maria della Salute church.
Hotel also boasts amazing private terrace and water taxi pier ( very convenient if you are arriving from the airport). Location is excellent for shopping, just across the Grand Canal is Santa Maria della Salute and Punta della Dogana. You can reach St’ Marks Square in few minutes.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: The Westin Europa and Regina
4) Hotel Metropole
This hotel is located in Castello district on Riva degli Schiavoni. Riva degli Schiavoni is probably the most beautiful promenade in Venice. Hotel has a great view on lagoon and San Giorgio Island, St. Mark’s Square is less than 100 meters away. Hotel has 67 rooms and suites. You can choose rooms and suites by different view, some suites have a roof terrace overlooking the city. Hotel has MET restaurant ( Michelin star ) and Oriental bar.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Hotel Metropole
5) Luna Hotel Baglioni
This hotel is part of Leading Hotels of the World and Fine Hotels & Resorts. Hotel is located inside Venetian palace in the very center of the city just few meters from St’ Marks Square. Hotel has 91 room and a very good restaurant Canova. You can also get there by private water taxi as hotel has private pier.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Luna Hotel Baglioni
6) Bauer il Palazzo
Only few steps from St’ Marks Square and with a beautiful view over the lagoon on Punta della Dogana and San Giorgio. This luxurious hotel has 38 rooms and 34 suites. Hotel has private water taxi pier in case you are arriving with water taxi from the airport. You can also enjoy gourmet restaurant De Pisis. Restaurant has a terrace with beautiful view on Dorsoduro and Santa Maria della Salute church. Dont mistake it with Bauer Hotel ( also part of Bauer group).
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Bauer il Palazzo
7) Bauer Hotel
This hotel is only few minutes away from St’ Marks Square. Hotel is just behind Bauer il Palazzo ( another 5 star hotel from Bauer group). Hotel has 109 rooms and is known to have some of the most spacious rooms in Venice.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Bauer Hotel
8) Palazzina G
Very interesting 5 star hotel very close to Grand Canal ( across from Ca’ Rezzonico). Hotel is designed by Philippe Starck and it has 22 rooms. This is a refreshing change from many hotels in Venice which are decorated in a very traditional style. Rooms and suites are very modern and some offer stunning views. Executive plus room has a wonderful terrace with view over the city center. Hotel has a restaurant ” PG’s Restaurant”.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Palazzina G
How about Dorsoduro?
If you want to avoid crazy tourist crowds of San Marco and still relax in style and luxury Dorsoduro is a great choice. This sestiere is closer to real Venice. Dorsoduro is also home to some of the best museums in the city: Accademia Gallery, Peggy Guggenheim, Ca’ Rezzonico and Palazzo Grassi are located in Dorsoduro. Dorsoduro is also home to Santa Maria della Salute church.
9) Centurion Palace
5 star hotel in Dorsoduro district between Punta della Dogana and Peggy Guggenheim. This hotel has a great location in Dorsoduro and a great view, looking directly at St. Mark’s Square across the Grand Canal. Centurion Palace is part of Small Luxury Hotels, it has 50 rooms. Hotel is very modern, it has very good fitness and you can get there by private water taxi.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Centurion Palace
10) St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace
This is an interesting option if you are looking for a luxury hotel in Venice. This hotel is located on a private island ( San Clemente ) halfway between Venice and Lido. As you can imagine you practically have the island for yourself and have access and comfort that you can not get in Venice city center, outdoor pool and private garden. When you want to discover the city, private boats will take you to St. Mark’s Square in 10 minutes. This is a large hotel with 189 rooms ( 39 suites).
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace
11) Hilton Molino Stucky
This is probably the biggest hotel in Venice. Molino Stucky is located on Giudecca island south of Dorsoduro. Although Giudecca Island is administratively part of Dorsoduro you need a shuttle boat to get there. As the name says this used to be old flour mill, it was converted to a luxury hotel in a very successful renovation. As you will notice many hotels in Venice ( even luxury ones ) are quite small and struggle with space, this is not the case with Hilton Molino Stucky, here you have all the space that you would expect from a grand 5 star hotel. One great feature is rooftop pool with great view over the Venice, hotel also has great spa area. Only downside is that you need a shuttle boat to get to Venice city center from Giudecca, however distance is not that big and it takes you just 5 minutes to get there.
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OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Hilton Molino Stucky
12) Ca’ Sagredo
Ca’ Sagredo is located in Cannaregio district. This is a great hotel if you want to experience everyday life of Venice, hotel is overlooking Grand Canal next to Ca’ D’Oro. This 15th century palazzo is actually a national monument. If you love art, history and shopping Ca’ Sagredo is excellent base to discover Venice. Hotel has 50 rooms and a very popular restaurant L’Alcova, with a terrace looking on the Grand Canal.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Ca’ Sagredo