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Venice is a city in northeastern Italy that has captured the imagination of people from around the world for centuries. Known for its rich history, Venice sprawls over 100 islands in a lagoon that opens up to the Adriatic Sea.
Beyond the masquerades and the carnivals, Venice offers luxurious boutique hotels on every corner.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Venice
Ca Maria Adele
Price: From $223 per night
Located in Dorsoduro, the intimate boutique experience at Ca Maria Adele can be found right next to the Basilica della Madonna della Salute. St. Mark’s Square is only 1 vaporetto stop away. The hotel can be accessed straight from the canal thanks to its exclusive private dock.
This highly romantic option is full of luxurious details. There is an exquisite lounge-style living room, a cozy terrace, and a charming breakfast room where guests can enjoy more than 70 delicious options available on the menu.
Accommodation options include deluxe rooms, concept rooms, suites, and the sprawling mini palace. Each room has a highly comfortable orthopedic mattress, a safe, a minibar with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, a magnifying mirror, an LED TV, and luxurious Italian linens. There are also plush bathrobes and slippers, as well as highly resistant windows.
Ca’ Pisani Boutique Hotel
Price: From $229 per night
The Ca’ Pisani Boutique Hotel is located in a palazzo from the late 14th century but features a distinct Art Deco design that sets it apart from most other accommodation options in the city.
As one of the first designer hotels in Venice, the Ca’ Pisani includes luxurious accents in every corner, including Venetian textiles made by Bevilacqua Fortunato Depero, art pieces, bamboo floors, and stylish geometric patterns.
The hotel also features a concept restaurant, La Rivista, inspired by the Futurist art movement and serving traditional Venetian dishes with ultra-modern flair. The hotel is located in the art-filled Dorsoduro near the Guggenheim Museum, the Pinault Collection, and Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia.
Rooms at the Ca’ Pisani include original furniture from the ‘30s and the ‘40s, a root-wood bed, a Starlight marble bathroom, a minibar, and air conditioning.
Hotel Al Ponte Antico
Price: From $375 per night
Located in a palazzo that dates back to the 16th century, the Hotel Al Ponte Antico offers one of the most unmissable views. With a terrace overlooking the Rialto Bridge, the Hotel Al Ponte Antico was carefully renovated to preserve all its Venetian beauty while offering all the luxurious amenities of a boutique experience.
The main room has a hand-painted historical wooden ceiling, along with elegant glass doors. Murano glass chandeliers adorn some of the rooms, as do golden headboards. A delicious buffet breakfast spread is served to guests every morning.
The front desk is open 24/7, and concierge services are available to help with tour bookings, show reservations, and recommendations. Each room features Louis XV decor and amazing tapestries on the walls. They also have complimentary Wi-Fi, a stereo system, a minibar, and air conditioning.
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Price: From $125 per night
Hotel Bucintoro can be found next to St. Mark’s Square, overlooking the San Marco basin and the docks. The lagoon views and strategic central position of the hotel make it an unforgettable Venetian destination.
This boutique experience is full of luxurious details and services. Guests are treated to an internet corner and to a delicious breakfast every morning. The attentive staff is on hand to provide personalized service to each guest.
Venice’s rich maritime history inspired the opulent design at Hotel Bucintoro. Each room is styled after a historic sailboat, enhanced by the hotel’s proximity to the Arsenale and the Naval History Museum.
The rooms at Hotel Bucintoro feature a courtesy kit, complimentary Wi-Fi, amazing views, a minibar for an additional fee, and air conditioning, along with tea and coffee-making facilities.
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Hotel Corte di Gabriela
Price: From $220 per night
The Hotel Corte di Gabriela has one of the most exclusive locations in the city. Its north side is between the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge, while its south side is between the Gran Teatro La Fenice and St. Mark’s Square.
This modern boutique experience is also close to the Fortuny Museum, the Palazzo Grassi, and the Guggenheim Museum. The Hotel Corte di Gabriela is an eco-friendly hotel with a more stripped-back design than most other Venetian options, without skipping over the luxury.
Once a private home palazzo, the building has been reconverted into a contemporary design lodging option that feels warm and welcoming. The hotel continues to preserve many original details.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property, with an indulgent buffet breakfast served every morning. There is also a bar and lounge area. Each room includes an iPad for guest use, a kettle, a minibar, and an Ortigia courtesy set.
Hotel Palazzo Stern
Price: From $265 per night
Located in a building that was originally a Moorish palace in the 15th century that was rebuilt in the 1900s, the Hotel Palazzo Stern is a breathtaking boutique experience overlooking the Grand Canal.
This exclusive hotel is within reach of St. Mark’s Square but away from the noise of the crowds. Many of the original elements from the Moorish palace were used when the Stern family rebuilt the palace. It is also adorned with incredible artwork from the family’s private collection.
The hotel includes the services of a private boat — a restored vintage model from the 1950s. In addition, Palazzo Stern enjoys an affiliated partnership with the nearby Prete Rosso restaurant, offering breathtaking views and fine dining.
Rooms at the Palazzo Stern include a coffee machine, a safe, a writing desk, a minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites add silk wallpaper and a private Jacuzzi tub.
Price: From $225 per night
Only steps away from St. Mark’s Square, the charming Hotel Sant’Antonin boasts an unbeatable central location featuring a breathtaking garden. This peaceful boutique experience offers an amazing way to get immersed in the Venetian atmosphere.
Close to all the best eateries in the city, the Hotel Sant’Antonin is also within walking distance of the best landmarks, like the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, the Museum of Naval History, and San Zaccaria.
Original furniture pieces and accessories are present in every room, with the palace’s history dating back to the 16th century. The accommodation options also include a spacious private bathroom, a minibar, a safe, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites add another bedroom, while junior suites add a sofa bed. Some of the rooms have views over the beautiful garden.
Novecento Boutique Hotel
Price: From $285 per night
The luxurious Novecento Boutique Hotel can be found between St. Mark’s Square and the Accademia. This convenient location gives guests great access to the Rialto Bridge and to the Santa Maria del Giglio vaporetto stop.
Featuring Mediterranean and Far East influences, the Novecento is decorated with premium materials and rich fabrics. In addition, there are original antique pieces and tapestries in every space of the hotel.
The Novecento Boutique Hotel is steeped in an opulent bohemian vibe while including all the sophisticated modern amenities of a contemporary boutique hotel. Guests are treated to a daily buffet breakfast, laundry service, an honesty bar, and a private courtyard.
Each bathroom has a luxurious shower, Ortigia toiletries, and fittings from Philippe Starck. Rooms feature multi-ethnic furniture, Venetian marble floors or Moroccan rugs on hardwood floors, and Thai platform beds or 4-poster options.
Price: From $411 per night
The scenic Palazzo Venart is located in a 16th-century building right next to the San Stae ferry terminal. This opulent 5-star boutique hotel is known for its incredible front garden opening to the Grand Canal.
The careful restoration preserved many original details that can still be enjoyed in the Palazzo Venart. There are frescoes dating back to the Renaissance and sophisticated marble fireplaces adorning many spaces in the hotel.
The Palazzo Venart includes a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars in its private courtyard. The GLAM serves Venetian classics with modern techniques. Meals can be enjoyed indoors or alfresco to better soak in the atmosphere around the hotel.
Rooms at the Palazzo Venart feature a marble bathroom with a shower or bath, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, designer toiletries, and a minibar.
Santa Croce Boutique Hotel
Price: From $196 per night
The Santa Croce Boutique Hotel is an exclusive location found on a charming cobblestone street in the most authentic part of Venice. It is close to the Venezia Santa Lucia train station and around half a mile away from the Rialto Bridge.
The hotel offers a beautiful hidden garden for guests to relax in, as well as a bar serving custom handcrafted cocktails and aperitifs. The Santa Croce Boutique Hotel treats guests to delicious breakfast made in the safest conditions and served on an express basis.
Breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden or in-room at no additional expense. Concierge services are available to provide personalized recommendations and bookings to guests. Rooms at the Santa Croce Boutique Hotel include deluxe toiletries, air conditioning, a bathrobe, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a chromotherapy shower.
Venice Times Hotel
Price: From $231 per night
The Venice Times Hotel is a modern boutique hotel full of elegant details. Located in a traditional-style building with shuttered windows, the Venice Times is close to the Santa Lucia train station and around 1 mile away from the Piazza San Marco.
This glamorous location is full of style and comfort. The hotel has an interior courtyard and a wine bar, as well as a laundry and ironing service. Personalized concierge services are available, including booking taxis and vaporetti to get around Venice.
The front desk is open 24/7, and a breakfast box can be provided if guests need to skip the delicious buffet available every morning in the breakfast room. Luxury details are everywhere, from the damask and chandeliers in the dining room to the silk throws in the rooms. Each room includes a free Samsung smartphone, a smart TV, a safe, and a tea and coffee maker.
Visitors to Venice will need ample time to explore all its beauty. From the scenic canals to the iconic bridges, this floating city has amazing sights for visitors to discover. There are also numerous museums and art galleries that celebrate and collect the incredible heritage of the city.
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