Where To Stay In Venice, Italy: Make Sense Of The Best Places - Updated 2023

where to stay in venice

Venice is beautiful, but one of the most confusing cities in the world! The island of Venice is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) with over 180 winding canals. Venice is divided into six main neighborhoods called sestieri, or “sixths”. Each one beautiful and alluring but can perplex any wanderluster. The six districts are: San Marco, Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo, and Santa Croce. Check out these accommodations to stay in while you navigate your way through beautiful Venice.

1. The Gritti Palace: be in the center of it all (from USD 2598)

San Marco is the center of Venice, known for its expensive restaurants, pricey hotels, and hundreds of shops. It is very touristy but the San Marco district is where you can sit in the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), with its Cathedral of St. Mark and Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace). It is the perfect place for history, romance and museums. You are close to all of the attractions, with most a short walk away. Just a 5-minute walk from La Fenice Opera House and 1,641 feet (500 meters) from St. Mark’s Square is the luxurious Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood. It has 82 rooms that offer views of the square or of the Grand Canal. Each room has antiques and Murano glass that exudes luxury. To provide the best quality service to all of its guests, each room comes with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom complete with bathrobes and slippers. The hotel’s restaurant, Club del Doge, prepares all meals using only fresh ingredients from the Rialto Market and includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. Also, this hotel is pet friendly and welcomes your four-legged friends, with an additional charge. Come and stay in luxury in the heart of Venice!

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Wifi Available

Address: Campo S.Maria Del Giglio 2467
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace

2. Hotel Campiello: the classy side (from USD 205)

Just east of San Marco, is the next district, Castello. It is home to numerous, less expensive hotels but is still very close to St. Mark’s Square, however there are not as many tourists here, which makes it a nice district to stay in. Set in a historic 16th-century building and 657 feet (200 m) from St. Mark’s Square is the Hotel Campiello. This cute, little hotel only has 15 rooms. It is decorated in a classic Venetian style with a modern minimalist flair. What the hotel lacks in size it makes up for it in service. The staff will go above and beyond to give you directions to tourist attractions, bars, or restaurants. Each room is basic but functional. They all come with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms with a hairdryer. When you’re visiting Venice, you won’t spend too much time in your room. If you’re looking for an upscale landing pad - Hotel Campiello is for you.

Hotel Campiello

Wifi Available

Address: Castello 4647, Campiello del Vin
Accommodates: 4

Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Heating Luggage storage

3. Hotel Giorgione: peace and quiet (from USD 189)

Cannaregio is in the top north of Venice and not a tourist area at all. Here you will experience a peaceful residential area that is a great choice for travelers attracted to scenery, photography and walking. Hotel Giorgione is in an 18th-century building, with a classic Venetian decor and antiques. Each room has Murano glass chandieliers with modern touches. What is great about the Hotel Giorgione is that you are far from the crowds but still a 15-minute walk to St Mark’s Square, and the Doge’s Palace. With 76 rooms, they provide flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and even have a seasonal pool on site. This is a fantastic hotel for relaxing and enjoying the serene environment.

Hotel Giorgione

Wifi Available

Address: Cannaregio Ss. Apostoli 4587
Accommodates: 5

Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

4. Locanda Sant'Agostin: canal boutique (from USD 308)

San Polo is always mispronounced and called San Paulo. San Polo lies on the West side of the Grand Canal and has several moderately priced hotels, shops and several churches. It is a great choice for travelers interested in walking, food and city walks. With only 10 rooms available, the Locanda Sant'Agostin hotel is a 16th-century, one level building. Each room is very spacious and features period furniture and wooden floors. Some of the rooms overlook the San Polo and Sant'Agostin canals. The staff at the hotel reception are available 24 hours a day and they will organize gondola rides and excursions. The Locanda Sant'Agostin hotel is less than a 20-minute walk away from St Mark’s Square and the bus station at Piazzale Roma is 10 minutes away on foot.

Locanda Sant'Agostin

Wifi Available

Address: Campo Sant'Agostin-San Polo 2344
Accommodates: 4

Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Safety deposit box Soundproof rooms

5. Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo: in the tiniest of the districts (from USD 331)

Santa Croce is considered the tiniest of the six districts. It is a mix of industrial and sleepy, old palazzi. It is very non-touristy and if that is good with you, then this is your district. The Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo has 10 rooms spread over two floors of an old Venetian building, looking out onto a court yard. Each room has a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, and each have a four poster bed with a Venetian wooden headboard. What is great about staying in the Santa Croce district is that very little tourists stay in this area, but you are only a 20 minute walk to St. Mark’s Square.

Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo

Wifi Available

Address: S.Croce 1985 - Salizada San Stae
Accommodates: 4

Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests

6. Hotel Palazzo Stern: in the trendy quarter (from USD 534)

Dorsoduro is considered to be the trendiest of the districts and can only be reached by boat. It is home to a few shops, cafes and two art museums, the Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim. This district is great for tourists who enjoy walks, art and the fun ambiance. The Hotel Palazzo Stern is a wonderful 24 room hotel where you can eat breakfast on the terrace that overlooks the canal. The building is traditional Venetian, where each room has antiques and a flat screen TV. Since this hotel can only be accessed by boat, you must take a water taxi. The taxi stop is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The staff are more than accommodating and will schedule gondola tours, excursions and taxis.

Hotel Palazzo Stern

Wifi Available

Address: Dorsoduro, 2792
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace

7. Quiet & Right Behind St. Mark's Square (from USD 185)

Stay in the heart of Venice in a newly renovated building that provides you all of the comforts of home. This beautiful two bedroom and two bathroom is just off the hustle and noise of St. Mark’s Square. It has its own private terrace, where you can sit and have a coffee or small meal. Just outside of the terrace is an open-air café and a charming theatre, Teatro San Gallo. All the comforts of home, in the heart of Venice but without the noise of the tourists.

Refined Venetian apart few steps from Saint-Mark's square
29 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c units are brand new and are excellent
the kitchen was small but absolutely well furnished with microwaves toaster coffee machine
the apartment was very comfortable especially the ac
we felt like we had 2 extra comfortable suites in a 4 stars hotel
the ronde table was useful as well as the fully equipped kitchen
the apartment was very nice and clean
we found a really really nice apartment clean quiet and perfectly furnished
we had 2 couples and the rooms were large and clean
the host was also very nice and helpful
great location in campo de fiori
finally the location was just perfect
beautiful spacious apartment in a great location
the location was great just few meters behind saint-mark square no heavily touristic quiet
very convenient location mathilde was an excellent host
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