Top 9 Historic Hotels In Venice, Italy - Updated 2024

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Sitting on more than 100 islands, Venice is popularly known as the country’s floating city. The beautiful canals and winding streets characterize this beloved city, which features art galleries, such as Gallerie Dell’Accademia, coffee shops, and eateries. There is no doubt why tourists flock here for the vibrant art scene and quaint cafe culture, not to mention the picturesque canals. If you are into good food, there is a plethora of food to try in Venice, and you will most likely enjoy the abundance of seafood restaurants that the city has to offer. Over the decades, many Renaissance palaces were converted into world-class hotels to welcome tourists with unrivaled hospitality. Check out the top historic hotels in Venice, Italy.

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We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) properties with historic significance, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 13, 2024.

1. The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice (from USD 1220)

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice has been around since 1475, and it is considered one of the city’s finest and historic treasures. Meticulously restored to welcome guests from all over the world with unparalleled comfort, it features unique entrance flooring, 18th-century wall lamps, and original wooden ceilings. The rich artwork collection and elegant furnishings celebrate the rich heritage of the original palace.

Blending refined Venetian style and attentive hospitality, this hotel guarantees you a space for unparalleled relaxation. It offers air-conditioned rooms that are equipped with a private bathroom that is stocked with slippers and bathrobes and a flat-screen TV. It even provides some rooms with captivating views of the city or Grand Canal.

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The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Wifi Available

Address: Campo S.Maria Del Giglio 2467
502 meters (0.4 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace

2. Hotel Liassidi Palace (from USD 249)

Housed in a restored Gothic palace in the city center, Hotel Liassidi Palace is only moments from Piazza San Marco. As a former, classic Venetian residence, it is adorned with many oil-on-canvas reproductions of famous artworks from the last century that reflect the country’s rich art scene. The exposed beams, high ceilings, and Murano glass chandeliers further mirror the hotel’s original 15th-century charm.

On the upper ground floor, you will find a stunning lounge, a huge conference hall, and two quiet areas for meetings.

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Hotel Liassidi Palace

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Castello- Ponte Dei Greci 3405
502 meters (0.4 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

3. San Clemente Palace Kempinski (from USD 685)

Peacefully tucked in Isola di San Clemente, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is only 10 minutes from Piazza San Marco by a complimentary boat. This 5-star hotel in Venice used to be a historic church that was constructed in 1131 and first welcomed guests in 2003, offering 196 guest rooms and suites with exceptional lagoon views.

For an indulgent stay, you can take advantage of the many leisure facilities on site. These facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a Pitch & Putt golf course, and a couple of tennis courts. A dedicated kids’ club is available for young guests too.

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Isola Di San Clemente 1
2.62 km (1.7 mi) from St. Mark's Square

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

4. Hotel Saturnia & International (from USD 257)

Welcoming guests since 1908, Hotel Saturnia & International is a 4-star hotel delivering world-class hospitality. This palace hotel in Venice is housed in 14th-century and has one-of-a-kind Venetian style, brimming with a historic charm and sophistication. It is only a few steps from popular attractions, such as Piazza San Marco and Teatro La Fenice.

If you are here for leisure, you are going to enjoy the convenience of the on-site fitness center and spa because you will be able to keep active while also unwinding.

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Hotel Saturnia & International

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Via XXII Marzo, San Marco 2398
372 meters (0.3 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

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5. Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal (from USD 269)

A vintage hotel like Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal was originally the home of the noble Coccina family, and it was constructed in the 16th century. It has maintained a refined architecture rich in polychrome marbles and vintage frescoes while still promising luxurious comfort with modern-day amenities. Over the centuries, it has served as the home to many distinguished individuals, such as Doge Marco Foscarini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Frederik IV, King of Denmark.

All guest rooms and suites have lavish furnishings that blend the charm of the past and contemporary sophistication.

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Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Santa Croce 2070, A,B,C,D San Stae
967 meters (0.7 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Business centre Babysitting/child services

6. Londra Palace (from USD 743)

Londra Palace, a famous hotel in Venice used to be known as Hotel d'Angleterre & Pension, has been delivering exceptional hospitality since 1853, offering 52 guest rooms and suites tastefully decorated with high-quality brocades and tapestries. One of its most famous guests is the Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Situated on Riva degli Schiavoni, it offers convenient access to many attractions, such as Bridge of Sighs and Piazza San Marco.

Ensuring you a worry-free stay, the establishment has a 24-hour reception to attend to your needs. The concierge can arrange special experiences to make your stay even more meaningful. These experiences include Pic Nic on the Altana, which lets you enjoy a full English picnic on the rooftop terrace, and personalized tours.

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Londra Palace Venezia

Wifi Available

Address: Riva Degli Schiavoni - Castello 4171
383 meters (0.3 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry

7. Metropole Venezia (from USD 708)

An independent five-star hotel on Riva degli Schiavoni, Metropole Venezia is only a short walk from Giardini della Biennale and Piazza San Marco. With many historic furnishings and elegant touches from the past, such as its traditional wallpapers and chandeliers, it takes you on a journey through the centuries. In 1686, it housed a chapel where Antonio Vivaldi taught music and created his masterpieces, such as Four Seasons. The guest rooms and suites here have handcrafted, Venetian artifacts and unique antiques that further elevate your overall experience.

Moreover, Oriental Bar & Bistrot, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, is defined by its retro and speakeasy savoir-faire. This restaurant features 19th-century Thai armors and deep red velvet sofas.

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Hotel Metropole Venezia

Wifi Available

Address: Riva Degli Schiavoni 4149
529 meters (0.4 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms

8. Hotel Le Isole Venice (from USD 169)

Hotel Le Isole Venice is housed in a 16th-century palace, in the heart of Venice, only a few minutes from Piazza San Marco. It has an appealing charm that makes you feel welcome, combining classic Venetian style and contemporary architecture, which are reflected in its rooms with lighting fixtures, elaborate patterns, and neutral colors. When you stay here, you can enjoy a taste of the Venetian lifestyle, beginning with a breakfast served until midday in the indoor courtyard.

The three-star hotel also has a 24/7 reception where you can arrange boat trips, book guided tours, and learn more about what you can do in the city.

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Hotel Le Isole

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Campo San Provolo - Castello 4661
305 meters (0.2 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

9. Pensione Accademia (from USD 107)

A family-operated hotel in a 17th-century palace that is set in the city center, Pensione Accademia is only a stone’s throw away from Grand Canal. Originally a patrician residence that became a Russian embassy by the end of the Venetian Republic, it first opened its doors to guests in 1948.

In 2018, the establishment has been acknowledged as an important cultural and historic structure by the Association of Historical Places of Italy. All guest rooms and suites are individually designed with Venetian style.

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Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Dorsoduro 1058
920 meters (0.6 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry

10. Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande (from USD 381)

Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande evokes elegance with its original 16th-century furnishings and high-end touches. Situated on Grand Canal, it features 18 intimate guest rooms and suites across 2 floors that offer sweeping views of Grand Canal or San Polo. The luxurious “Grand Canal Junior Suite n.10” is perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. This suite boasts refined Art Deco elements, creating a stylish atmosphere that will make you feel at home.

With a strategic position, the property is only a few minutes from several points of interest, such as Piazza San Marco.

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Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sestiere San Polo 2765
717 meters (0.5 ft) from St. Mark's Square

Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

Wander through Venice

Venice’s rich heritage and culture are visible in every canal and every street, which is why the city attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. For an immersive experience of the Venetian lifestyle, don’t forget to check out these top historic hotels in Venice, Italy!

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