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17 VENICE Italy Hotels with Canal View + Venice Neighborhoods

Ah, Venice. Despite its over-touristy and stench-smelling canal reputation, Venice is one of my favorite cities in Italy to travel to, and there are some unique places to stay in the city of Venice that are so beautiful that they seem to be plucked right out of a romance novel! Venice is one of Europe's most romantic cities I've ever visited. In this blog, I want to share some of my favorite Venice, Italy, hotels with canal view + Venice Neighborhoods (sestiere) to explore if it's your first time in Venice that will make your trip unforgettable.

Neighborhoods in Venice.
Cannaregio, Venice, Italy

Venice, the capital of the Veneto region in northeastern Italy, is a city like no other. It's a city built on more than 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea, a city with no roads, just canals. These canals are lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces, adding to the city's unique charm. Venice has several nicknames, including "City of Canals," "The Floating City," and "Serenissima." Venice was built on water in the 5th Century to evade barbarian conquerors, who were unwilling to cross the water. As invasions persisted throughout Italy, more and more people sought refuge until they recognized the necessity for a new city.

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Venice is one of Europe's most romantic cities I've ever visited.

17 Venice, Italy Hotels with Canal View + Venice Neighborhoods

Table of Contents

3.2.1. Cannaregio

3.2.2. Santa Croce

3.2.3. San Polo

3.2.4. Dorsoduro

3.2.5. San Marco

3.3.6. Castello

How Many Days Do You Need in Venice, Italy?

Many people visit Venice on a day trip, but I highly recommend spending at least 48 hours in Venice. In 48 hours, you can see the city's highlights and even take a day trip to the colorful Venetian Island of Burano. If you're looking for things to do in Venice, check out my YouTube video, "48-Hour Guide to Venice." Click here to watch now.

Transportation and How to Get Around in Venice

The Vaporetto is the primary mode of public transportation in Venice and is widely used by locals and tourists. These water buses provide connections between Venice and its various islands, focusing on popular destinations such as Murano and Burano. While walking is the best way to explore Venice and take in the city's sights, Vaporetto buses are a convenient alternative if you need a break from walking. Despite being a small island, exploring Venice entirely on foot is possible if you're up for the adventure.

Shopping mall with free bird-eye views of Venice.
Transportation in Venice | View from Fondaco Dei Tedeschi

Marco Polo Airport | Venice Airport Transportation

You can take the ATVO blue bus from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Piazzale Roma in just 20 minutes. The blue buses operate approximately every 30 minutes from 6:00 am to 1:10 am during high season. It's one of my favorite money-saving travel tips for visiting Venice, as it's the cheapest alternative to get from the airport to the city center.

Public transportation in Venice.
Alilaguna Water Bus in Venice

Another alternative are the Alilaguna's water buses (vaporettos) from the Airport to Venice's city center. Each journey costs €15 ($16.10), and the water buses run all day, from early morning until late at night. You can check the Alilaguna's schedule here. We found this to be a very convenient and fast way of traveling.

You can book a private water taxi transfer from the airport to your hotel, which is convenient for group travel, bachelorette trips, and honeymooners. The transfer can accommodate 1-6 guests and up to 8 pieces of luggage. While this is one of the more expensive transportation options to Venice, the benefit is that the water taxi drops you off directly at your hotel. To find out more information and view the latest prices, click here.

Polo airport to Venice hotel private transfer.
Private Water Taxi in Venice, Italy

Venice Mestre Vs. Lucia Train Station

You'll arrive at the Venice Mestre or Venice Santa Lucia train station when arriving in Venice by train. The main difference is that Venice Mestre is located on the mainland, not in Venice itself. You'll want to stop at Venice Santa Lucia (Venezia S Lucia or Venezia SL.) This is Venice's main station, situated in Venice on the Grand Canal, just a 20-minute walk from Rialto Bridge or a 27-minute walk from St Mark's Square. While backpacking through Italy, we booked train tickets using Trainline. We found this app convenient because it organized all our trips in one place and provided updated information on the status of our departures. Click here for more information on Trainline and to see updated prices.

How to Get to Hotels in Venice

If you're taking public transportation, you'll have to get off at the stop closest to your hotel and walk from there. If you take a private water taxi, they'll drop you off at your hotel.

Venice Vaporetto Map | Venice Water Taxi Map

Map of Vaporetto lines in Venice, Italy.
Photo Credit: Muoversi Venezia

Public Transportation in Venice

My favorite way to explore Venice is on foot. If you tire of walking, you can buy a Vaporetto pass and hop on and off as you wish. Or take a self-guided tour and cruise the Grand Canal. Vaporetto passes are purchased based on time. You can buy a 75-minute ticket, a 24-hour ticket, a 48-hour ticket, a 72-hour ticket, or a 7-day ticket. Each ticket allows you to ride on water buses in Venice, Lido, Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands. Your pass can also be used for land buses, except buses to/from Marco Polo Airport. Once you validate your ticket, it will become active, so purchasing ahead of time is highly recommended to avoid long lines. Click here now for more information and the latest prices.

Gondola Ride

If you're in the mood for a romantic gondola ride through the canals in Venice, my favorite time is just before sunset. You'll be able to enjoy a beautiful pastel-colored sky. Gondoliers operate from 9 am to 7 pm, and the standard rate for a ride is €80. If you want to ride outside these hours (7 am-9 am or 7 pm-3 am), the after-hour charge is €100. Gondolas are an important part of Venice's history and tradition; riding one is a must-do activity when visiting Italy! Since gondola rides are not an everyday experience, it's worth spending a little extra on this unique Venice activity. Yes, it's touristy, but it's all part of the Venice experience. The best gondola route in Venice starts at Piazza San Marco, where you can enjoy stunning views of Dodge's Palace, the Campanile, and the Basilica di San Marco. Rialto Bridge is also a popular spot to start a gondola ride in Venice.

Most beautiful places in Venice.
Gondolas at Riva Degli Schiavoni

Consider booking a combo tour instead of just a gondola ride to save money while traveling. A combo tour is cheaper than booking a gondola ride alone. My favorite combo tour is the Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride. It's a 2-hour tour that includes visiting the city's main attractions on foot, learning fascinating history about Venice and the neighborhoods of Venice from a local expert guide, and ending with a 25 to 30-minute gondola ride through the bustling city! Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Guide to Venice Neighborhoods | Must-Know Venetian Sestiere

Venice is divided into six sestieri (districts): Cannaregio, Santa Croce, San Polo, San Marco, and Castello. Selecting the right areas to stay in Venice is crucial for maximizing your holiday experience. Each district possesses its unique charm, and depending on your travel preferences, you may find certain areas more appealing. Let's delve deeper into the neighborhoods of Venice and find the best part of Venice for you to stay at.

A Map of Venice

Where Venice
Venice Neighborhoods Map

Districts of Venice | Neighborhoods in Venice


Cannaregio is my go-to place whenever I visit Venice. In Cannaregio, you can experience the local culture and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with young people frequenting the alfresco bars and restaurants along the canal. It's an excellent place for a relaxed nightlife while still having an active scene. Cannaregio is also home to the Jewish Ghetto and some of my favorite local bakeries and wine shops in Venice. Moreover, you can find excellent budget accommodations and have the opportunity to stay in a traditional Venetian home, which, despite being small, is charming, full of character, and offers fantastic views. Keep reading to find out about my favorite ones. Cannaregio is the northernmost of Venice's six sestieri (see Venice neighborhoods map). It is one of the best neighborhoods in Venice for those looking to be in a less touristy area. Cannaregio is one of those districts in Venice with a little bit of everything without the massive crowds, allowing you to take in your surroundings.

Best neighborhoods Venice Italy.
Church of Madonna dell'Orto (My Favorite Church in Venice) Cannaregio
Top Things to Do in Cannaregio:

Santa Croce

Santa Croce is a bustling transportation hub in Venice, acting as a gateway to the city for many visitors. If you choose to arrive in Venice via train at the Venezia Santa Lucia Station, you'll find yourself in the heart of this vibrant neighborhood. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to the main port of San Basilio and Piazzale Roma, serving as the final destination for those traveling by car. A common question I often get asked is, "Are there any streets in Venice?" The answer is no. Venice has no streets or roads, but this is the only neighborhood where you'll see some cars and buses dropping people off in Venice, as this is the only area in the city in which cars can travel. One prominent feature of Santa Croce is the Santa Lucia railway station, connected to Piazzale Roma by the iconic Santiago Calatrava bridge. As you venture away from the bustling train station and Piazzale Roma, both of which are usually crowded, you'll discover stunning gardens exuding a tranquil ambiance, allowing you to leisurely explore carefree within the charming streets of Venice. Santa Croce is renowned for its local vibe and has many budget-friendly hotel options. It is a convenient and appealing choice for travelers seeking affordable yet comfortable accommodation in Venice. Each sestieri of Venice has its romantic charms, I urge you to explore them all!

Getting your bearings in Venice.
Venice Neighborhoods: THE SESTIERE
Top Things to Do in Santa Croce

San Polo

San Polo is Venice's oldest area and the smallest of the six sestieri. It's the liveliest area, home to significant landmarks like the famous Rialto Bridge. San Polo is always busy and crowded. You'll also find the fruit and fish markets here for all the foodies who want to cook in Venice! San Polo boasts many art galleries that attract college students and a younger crowd. It's also the most family-friendly area for those traveling with kids. San Polo is also home to the "Pink Palace" (Palazzo Pisani Moretta), which was the filming location for the movie "The Tourist," starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. If you have 24 hours or less in Venice, I highly recommend staying in this area, as you'll be right in the middle of the action! San Polo is one of the most central places to pick a hotel in Venice, Italy.

Venice Neighborhoods.
Fruit Market, Italy
Top Things to Do in San Polo


If you're interested in art and museums, Dorsoduro is the perfect neighborhood! Dorsoduro boasts numerous art galleries and iconic museums, including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The New Punta della Dogana Museum, and the Accademia Gallery. Additionally, in Dorsoduro, you can take a scenic walking tour and admire the historic buildings in a bohemian setting. Dorsoduro is connected to San Marco via Ponte Dell' Accademia.

Districts of Venice Italy.
Districts of Venice: Dorsoduro
Top Things to Do in Dorsoduro

San Marco

San Marco is the heart of Venice. It is home to luxury shopping, famous restaurants, and epic landmarks. San Marco is also the most touristy area of Venice. Accommodation rates are higher in San Marco, but you can still find good deals if you book well in advance. Iconic attractions in San Marco include St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace, and the Correr Museum.

Districts in Venice.
St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
Top Things to Do in San Marco


Castello has the most authentic Venice vibes out of all Venice neighborhoods. This off-the-beaten-path district offers a local experience to all its visitors. Castello is also home to the Biennale (a yearly art exhibition showcasing new and up-and-coming trends and artists.) In Castello, you'll find an array of local restaurants offering fantastic food without the hefty price tags! Castello is the largest sestieri of Venice.

Six Sestieri
Districts of Venice: Castello
Top Things to Do in Castello

Top Venice Islands | Best Venice Islands to Visit

Besides the six sestieri of Venice, you can stay and explore some nearby islands! Here are my favorite Venetian Islands: Burano, Murano, Lido, Pellestrina, and San Giorgio Maggiore.

Colorful houses in Burano, Venice.
The Venetian Island of Burano

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Canal View Hotels in Venice | Unique Places to Stay in Venice

Mid-Range Relaxed, Modern, Canal Views

Sestiere Cannaregio, 1250, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Districts of Venice Cannaregio Hotels with Canal View.
Photo Credit: Leone Hotel

Nestled in the peaceful Cannaregio neighborhood, Leone Hotel provides a comfortable mid-range accommodation option for travelers seeking a local experience. The hotel boasts breathtaking canal views right from the bedrooms, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the charm of Venice. Cannaregio, known for its budget-friendly hotel offerings, is ideal for those looking for affordable yet quality lodgings in this enchanting city. Leone Hotel, located in Cannaregio, is a mid-range option for those seeking to stay in a tranquil neighborhood with a more local ambiance. It offers epic canal views right from your bedroom. Cannaregio is an excellent neighborhood for budget hotel options, especially if you're seeking affordable accommodations in Venice. For Canal views from your room, book the "Canal View Room." Click here for more information and for the latest prices.

Amenities: Free Wifi, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Elevator, Heating, Air conditioning, Daily housekeeping, Baggage storage, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Located a 6-minute walk from Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with free Wifi.

  • Located in the historic old town.

  • Some rooms offer canal views.

  • Free Crib upon request.

  • Local bakeries and restaurants nearby.

  • Near the Guiglie water bus stop, it is easy to get to and from the airport.

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Rialto Bridge is a 20-minute walk.

  • Early check-out (10:30 am)

  • Pets are not allowed.

Mid-Range Upscale, Modern Luxury, Canal Views

Fondamenta Cannaregio, 929,30121 Venezia VE,Italy

Districts of Venice Italy Cannaregio Best hotels
Photo Credit: Carnival Palace

Carnival Palace is a stylish boutique hotel nestled along the Cannaregio canal in Venice's historic old town. The brand-new hotel features contemporary rooms with hardwood floors and complimentary Wifi. This renovated Palazzo offers a luxurious modern stay for all guests at affordable rates. For Canal views from your room, book the Superior Double or Twin Room with a Canal View, the Junior Suite with a Canal View, or the Suite with a Canal View. Click here for more information and for the latest prices.

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Room service, Free Wifi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Tea/ Coffee Maker in all Rooms, Bar.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Continental Buffet Breakfast.

  • A 10-minute walk from Venice Santa Lucia Train Station.

  • Great for couples.

  • Beautiful modern Venetian-style hotel.

  • Near great restaurants.

  • Easy access to the water bus

  • Quiet Neighborhood.

  • Canal Views.

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Early check-in is not always available.

  • Rooms with Canal View could be a bit overpriced.

  • The breakfast selection is limited for vegetarians/vegans.

Luxury Eclectic, Oldest Palazzo in the Grand Canal, Arsty

Sestiere Cannaregio, 5631, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Luxury hotels near Lucia train station.
Photo Credit: The Venice Venice Hotel
Terrace overlooking the Grand Canal from the Venice Venice hotel in Cannaregion.
Photo Credit: The Venice Venice Hotel

The Venice Venice Hotel is a charming destination in the oldest Palazzo along the Grand Canal. The recently renovated hotel boasts intricate vintage eclectic decor inspired by old churches with great attention to detail. The hotel features an all-day restaurant, a wine bar, and a café, offering various dining options. My favorite aspects were The dark, moody decor, the enticing aroma of delicious food, and the breathtaking views of the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal outside my room. To enjoy these stunning views, guests can book the King room with Canal Views, the King room with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge, or any available suites. For more information and the latest prices, click here.

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Room Service, 2 Restaurants, Spa, Free Wifi, Fitness Center, Tea/Coffee Maker in all Rooms, Bar, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • 5-Star Accommodations

  • Fitness Center

  • 2 Restaurants

  • An on-Premise Bar

  • 24-Hour Front Desk

  • Room Service

  • Rooms with Balcony Available

  • Great for Couples

  • Stunning Architecture and Interior Design

  • Rooftop Views

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Rooms can be dark with not enough lighting.

  • Not enough furniture inside the rooms.

  • The beds are too soft.

  • No early check-in.

  • Prices/ Room Rates are high.

  • No complimentary airport transfer (Usual in Luxury Accommodations.)

Mid-Range Historic Building, Elegant, Grand Canal Views

Santa Croce, 687 Fondamenta San Simeon Piccolo, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Gondola Ride Hotel in Venice.
Photo Credit: Hotel Antiche Figure

Antiche Figure Hotel is in a historic 15th-century building with stunning views overlooking the Grand Canal. Its prime location offers the convenience of being just a 3-minute walk from Santa Lucia train station. This intimate boutique hotel features 22 beautifully curated rooms, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking to be near the city center of Venice. Guests can book the Deluxe Double Room or the Junior Suite, both offering picturesque views of the canal, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the charm of Venice right from their own accommodation. Click here for the latest prices and more information.

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Airport Shuttle, Room Service, Facilities for disabled guests, Parking, Family Rooms, 24-hour front desk, Bar, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Accommodations Overlooking the Grand Canal.

  • Public Transportation is nearby.

  • Prime Location to Major Landmarks.

  • Breakfast Buffet with a View of Grand Canal.

  • Located in front of Gondola Rides and Vaporeto Stop.

  • Perfect for a short stay in Venice.

  • Soundproof Windows.

  • A free tour of Murano is available upon request.

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Some rooms need renovations.

  • Power Adapters are not up to date.

  • Very Simple Breakfast.

Luxury Elegant, Romatic, Overlooking the Grand Canal

Campiello S. Simeone Grande, 932, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Best Neighborhoods Venice Italy Hotels Santa Croce.
Photo Credit: Canal Grande Hotel

Canal Grande Boutique Hotel in Venice offers elegant, newly-renovated Palace accommodations overlooking the Grand Canal. Conveniently located in the main part of Venice, near the train station and iconic bridges for easy access to Venice and beyond. This hotel boasts modern amenities while still preserving its traditional Venetian charm. While staying here, you'll be a 10-minute walk to Piazzale Roma. Santa Croce is one of the most transportation-friendly neighborhoods in Venice and by staying in this area of Venice, Italy, you'll be able to tackle the six sestiere in no time! You can book the Prestige double room or the Suite for Canal views. Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Amenities: Balcony, Terrace, Patio, Free Breakfast, Laundry, Airport Transfer, Room Service, Free Wifi, Air Conditioner, Kids Allowed, Babysitting Services, Cribs.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Overlooking the Grand Canal

  • Near train stations and vaporettos

  • Beautiful Venetian Style Decor with Modern Amenities

  • Hydro-massage showers or marble bathtubs

  • Some rooms offer Grand Canal Views.

  • On-Premise Bar

  • Free Tour to Murano Glass Blowing Factories (Upon Request)

  • Free Wifi

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Paid Breakfast Buffet

  • 20-minute walk to St. Mark's Square

  • No Restaurant is on-site

Luxury Boutique, Rooftop Terrace, Canal Views

C. del Sturion, 678, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Best area of Venice Italy for accommodations.
Photo Credit: Riva del Vin Boutique Hotel

The Riva del Vin Boutique Hotel is opposite the Rialto Vaporetto stop, making it ideal and one of the best areas in Venice to stay if you're arriving via train. It's only a minute's walk from the Rialto Bridge, surrounded by numerous restaurants, gondola stations, and water taxis. One of my favorite activities in this area of Venice, Italy, is taking a leisurely walk and visiting the T. Fondaco Rooftop Terrace Observation Deck, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Venice and is free to access. Additionally, the hotel features a rooftop terrace that overlooks the Canal Grande and the Puente del Rialto. For Canal view rooms, book The Grand Delux Double Room. Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Amenities: Room service, Facilities for disabled guests, Free Wifi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Elevator, Heating, Tea/Coffee Maker in all rooms, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Near the Rialto Bridge.

  • Near Transportation.

  • Easy Access to/from the airport.

  • Best rated area in Venice for its location.

  • A 10-minute walk from St. Mark's Square and Basilica.

  • Buffet Breakfast.

  • On-site bar.

  • Great for couples.

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Small Rooms.

  • Dark rooms/ Not a lot of lighting.

  • Shower wall/glass doors are hard to keep closed during a shower, creating water spills on the floor.

  • Poorly soundproofed rooms.

  • Very Basic Breakfast Options.

Luxury Elegant, Rooftop Terrace, Grand Canal Views

Riva del Vin, 744, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Best neighborhood to stay in Venice San Polo.
Photo Credit: H10 Palazzo Canova

The H10 Palazzo Canova is situated in the heart of Venice and boasts windows overlooking the Grand Canal. It's an ideal choice for visitors with limited time in the city. The hotel offers a garden, terrace, and a patio bar with breathtaking views of the floating city. Additionally, it is conveniently located near popular attractions and iconic landmarks. For stunning canal views, consider booking the Junior Suite or the Suite with Canal View.

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Airport shuttle, Room service, Facilities for disabled guests, Free Wifi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Patio bar, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Central Location

  • Amazing views of the Grand Canal

  • Terrace and Patio Bar

  • Complimentary Trip to Murano

👎🏽 Cons:

  • A bit pricey

  • Limited Breakfast Options

Mid-Range Good Value, Apartment Style, Hidden Gem

Calle Riello Dorsoduro, 1873,30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Best neighborhoods in Venice Italy Dorsoduro
Photo Credit: Hotel Tiziano

Enjoy the charm of a 15th-century building set in a tranquil area in Venice while staying at Hotel Tiziano. This elegant hotel offers comfortably furnished rooms and apartments, making it perfect for those seeking an independent stay. Dorsodouro is the best neighborhood to stay in Venice for an artsy yet secluded stay. Within a 15-minute walk, you can reach Piazzale Roma and the Grand Canal, allowing easy access to all the attractions. Hotel Tiziano is an ideal choice for exploring the local wineries in the Veneto Wine Region. Consider booking the Superior Double Room for a picturesque view of the canal.

Amenities: Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Free Wifi, Family rooms, Heating, Daily housekeeping, Baggage Storage, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Located next to the canal

  • Rooms available with canal views

  • off-the-beaten-path

  • Quiet area/ non-touristy

👎🏽 Cons:

  • The location is not very central

  • No Elevator

  • A bit of a walk from the water taxis

Luxury Upscale, Chic Rooms, Canal Views

Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, 1413, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Best neighborhoods in Venice Italy for luxury accommodations
Photo Credit: Palazzo Veneziano
Best hotel to honemoon in Venice italy
Photo Credit: Palazzo Veneziano
Canal views from Hotel Palazzo Veneziano.
Photo Credit: Palazzo Veneziano

The hotel is situated in the residential neighborhood of Dorsoduro. It is ideal for honeymooners seeking a relaxing stay in Venice with stunning canal views and a private jacuzzi. Palazzo Veneziano offers the ultimate Venetian luxury and charm, providing an unforgettable experience. It is conveniently located just a 15-minute from the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, ensuring a peaceful and luxurious stay. Guests can choose from the Superior, Deluxe Double Room, or Panoramic Double Room with Outdoor Jacuzzi, all offering picturesque canal views. For the latest information and prices, click here.

Amenities: Free Wifi, Family Rooms, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Room service, 24-hour front desk, Terrace, Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms, Bar, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Rooms available with Canal Views

  • Rooms Jacuzzi available in some rooms

  • Great for couples and honeymooners

  • Spacious Rooms

  • Away from the Touristy Crowds

  • Beautiful courtyard space

  • Scenic location

  • Historic building

  • Modern and Luxurious rooms

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Breakfast is not included (Fee)

  • Hotel locations can be challenging to find (no signage)

  • Windows don't have mosquito nets

Luxury Boutique, Private Spa, Adults Only

Fondamente S. Sebastiano, 2542, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Venice areas to stay adults only hotels
Photo Credit: Excess Venice Boutique Hotel & Private Spa

Excess Venice Boutique Hotel is a luxurious 5-star accommodation that provides a more tranquil setting to its guests. Nestled amidst the stunning backdrop of Venice, the hotel offers a private garden, spa facilities, and exquisite suites that overlook the scenic canal, creating a serene and private atmosphere. Originally dating back to the 1600s, this opulent hotel was once an authentic Venetian villa and now boasts 15 elegantly designed rooms and suites, each exuding sophistication and elegance. Located in the peaceful Dorsoduro area of Venice, Excess Venice Boutique Hotel & Private Spa is a captivating 15th-century building exclusively catering to adults. With its alluring charm, romantic ambiance, and distinctiveness, this hotel ensures its guests a truly unique and memorable stay in one of the best neighborhoods in Venice, Italy. For rooms with canal views, book the Delux Double Room or the Suites with canal views. Click here for more information and for the latest prices.

Amenities: Free Wifi, Spa, Airport Shuttle, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Room service, Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms, Bar, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Some rooms offer views of the canal

  • Garden

  • Spa

  • Bar

  • Quiet Location

  • 10-minute walk to the train station

  • Elevator

  • Special parties and events (Check calendar)

👎🏽 Cons:

  • 20-30 minute walk from the major attractions in Venice

  • Rooms have low-lighting

  • There's a fee for Breakfast

Mid-Range Upscale, Romantic, Prime Location

Riva del Ferro, 5149,30124,Venezia VE, Italy

Venice areas to stay in the city center.
Photo Credit: Hotel Rialto

Located next to Rialto Bridge, Hotel Rialto offers accommodations in the most iconic location of the city, within walking distance of the legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica Terrace and Doges Palace. The San Marco district is perfect for getting your bearings in Venice and for those traveling to Venice quickly. The hotel also features a terrace with jaw-dropping views of the bustling city. For rooms with canal views, book the Double Room or the Junior Suite with canal views. Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Amenities: Airport shuttle, Free Wifi, Air conditioning, Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • In the heart of the city, next to Rialto Bridge

  • Beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the canal

  • Breakfast

  • Near the Vaporetto stop

  • Canal view rooms available

  • Free Wifi

  • Lively area

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Dated, needs renovations

  • Loud area

  • The elevator does not reach all floors

  • Small bathrooms

  • The hotel is split into the main hotel and the annex.

  • Mosquito complaints

Mid-Range Elegant, Modern Comfort, Canal Views

S Marco, 3824, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Other Venice lodging options.
Photo Credit: Hotel Palazzo Paruta & Wellness Suites

Tucked away in a historic Venetian building, Hotel Palazzo Paruta is a luxurious 17th-century property just an 8-minute leisurely stroll from St. Mark's Basilica. It offers a choice of room and apartment bookings (other Venice lodging options). It is situated in a tranquil corner of Campo Sant'Angelo, providing a serene escape from the bustling city. With 13 beautifully appointed rooms, this boutique property seamlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities, making it an excellent upscale mid-range accommodation option for those seeking the allure of a Palazzo experience without excessive costs. The lovely patio, complete with a terrace, provides an ideal spot for unwinding and indulging in moments of relaxation. For rooms with views of the canal, book the Junior Suite. Click here for more information and the latest prices on the best canal view hotels in Venice.

Amenities: Airport shuttle, hot tub, complimentary Breakfast, free wifi, 24-hour front desk, bar, full-service laundry, air conditioning, and kitchen amenities are available in some rooms.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Free Breakfast

  • Free Wifi

  • Hot Tub

  • Apartment Accommodation Options for Larger Groups

  • Central Location

  • Walking Distance to Major Landmarks

  • Vaporetto Stop nearby

  • Hidden Area local (Quiet)

  • Some Rooms offer Canal Views

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Some rooms need renovations

  • Small Bathrooms

Luxury Upscale, Elegant, Grand Canal Iconic Views San Marco, 1332/1238, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

Best canal view hotels Venice
Photo Credit: Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

The luxury hotel is situated in the center of Venice, just a short distance from the renowned St. Mark's Square. Offering stunning views of the Grand Canal, Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is a historic and charming hotel boasting exquisite Venetian-style decor and an exceptional upscale restaurant with breathtaking views. One of the best canal view hotels in Venice.Choose the Deluxe Double Room or the Suite for accommodations with a lagoon view. Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Amenities: Free wifi, air conditioning, Breakfast (extra charge), and an on-site restaurant.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Delux Rooms Overlooking the Grand Canal

  • Near Major Landmarks

  • Terrace

  • Some Rooms offer a Jacuzzi and Private Terrace

  • Near Goldolas and Vaporettos

  • Private water Port to Hotel

  • Excellent Breakfast Options

  • Private Transfer to/from the Airport

👎🏽 Cons:

  • A bit Pricey

  • No Coffee/Tea Maker in the Room

  • Rooms are not soundproof

  • Breakfast is not included

  • Very Touristy Hotel

Mid-Range Upscale, Gothic Venetian Edge, Canal View

Fondamenta de l'Osmarin, 4979/b, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

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Photo Credit: Hotel Palazzo Priuli

Palazzo Priuli offers a quiet location and canal-view rooms that are a 5-minute walk from St. Mrk's Square and the Bridge of Signs. Palazzo Priuli offers modern amenities and comfort within an authentic, history-rich Venice. The Renaissance, gothic-style rooms offer antique and traditional Venetian decor. Book the Junior Suite with a canal view for the best Venice views of the canal from your room. Click here for the most updated prices.

Amenities: Free Wifi, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Restaurant, and 24-hour front desk.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Arsty decor

  • Great location, but in a quiet corner

  • Walking distance to major landmarks

  • Historic building overlooking the canal

  • Nearby restaurant options

  • Airport shuttle available for a fee

  • Nice Ambiance

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Windows doesn't allow for much privacy

  • It can be a loud area, depending on the location of your room

  • No room service

Mid-Range Upscale, Luxury, Boutique

Calle del Remedio, 4416, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

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Photo Credit: Hotel Colombina

Nestled in the heart of Venice, Hotel Colombina offers a prime location just a stone's throw from St. Mark's Square. Exuding an elegant ambiance and showcasing authentic 18th-century Venetian style, this enchanting hotel is ideal for travelers seeking a fleeting escape to Venice. Conveniently situated in the bustling shopping district, guests will find themselves within easy reach of the city's most renowned attractions, adding to the charm of this romantic retreat. Hotel Colombina is centrally located in the heart of Venice, just a few steps from St. Mark's Square. With its refined atmosphere and 18th-century Venetian style, the hotel is perfect for tourists visiting Venice for a short time. This romantic hotel is situated in the shopping area of Venice, near all the popular attractions, and is where to stay in Venice, Italy, for those wanting to be in the middle of the action. For rooms with canal views, book the Junior Suite. Click here for more information and for the latest prices.

Amenities: Free Breakfast, Free Wifi, On-site Bar/Restaurant, and Air conditioning.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Central Location

  • Free Breakfast

  • Free Wifi

  • Balcony with City and Canal Views

  • Gondola and Vaporetto Stations nearby

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Steep Stairs

  • Breakfast selection is limited

  • The bar/Restaurant is small

  • Some rooms have old carpeting

Mid-Range Upscale, Luxury, Canal View

Calle de la Malvasia, 5492, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

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Photo Credit: Aqua Palace Hotel

Located in the picturesque Castello quarter, the Aqua Palace Hotel is a luxurious retreat with a charming brick and stucco façade. Just a leisurely 4-minute stroll from the ferry terminal, the iconic Piazza San Marco, and the breathtaking Rialto Bridge, this elegant hotel offers a unique experience accessed only by boat. With its 24 meticulously restored rooms within a historic Palazzo, the hotel provides a splendid setting in the heart of Venice, allowing guests to bask in classic Venetian elegance and feel truly at home. For rooms with canal views, book one of the Suites. Click here for the latest prices and up-to-date information.

Amenities: Airport shuttle, Room service, Facilities for disabled guests, Free Wifi, 24-hour front desk, Elevator, Heating, Tea/Coffee Maker in all rooms, and Breakfast.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Free Wifi

  • Breakfast

  • One-of-a-Kind

  • Central Location

  • Easy access to gondolas and water taxis

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Expensive

  • Rooms have dim lighting

  • Rooms can be noisy due to canal traffic

  • Small selection for Breakfast

Luxury Lavish, Elegant, Charming

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Hotels in Venice with canal view.
Photo Credit: Hotel Danieli

Nestled in a historic Venetian building, this majestic waterfront hotel provides a luxurious retreat just moments away from the bustling Piazza San Marco and the enchanting Grand Canal. The exquisitely appointed lagoon view rooms at Hotel Danieli offer an unparalleled experience for guests seeking to indulge in fairytale-like accommodations with a grand canal view. Staying at the Danieli ensures swift access to the numerous Vaporetto (water taxi) routes. It allows guests to conveniently explore every corner of Venice, soaking in its rich culture and picturesque landscapes. Hotel Danieli is one of the most luxurious hotels in Venice, with a grand canal view. Book any luxury lagoon view rooms for rooms with canal views. Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, breakfast (extra charge), and an on-site restaurant.

👍🏽 Pros:

  • Exclusive

  • Good Breakfast Options

  • Excellent Rooftop Restaurant and Bar

  • Great location

👎🏽 Cons:

  • Very Expensive

  • Breakfast is not included

  • Some rooms need renovations/ outdated

  • Small fitness center

Thanks for reading! I hope this guide was easy to follow and that you feel empowered to tackle Venice like a pro and travel with Venetian style! Now you know where to stay with the best hotel offers and how to get around in the city of bridges and all the neighborhoods that make up the beautiful lagoon of Venice. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below, and if you're traveling to Venice soon, check out my YouTube video "48-Hours in Venice" for a complete travel guide to Venice, Italy! Till next time!

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