Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world because of its iconic canals, palaces, bridges, and waterways. You’ll find plenty of bucket list things to do, from gondola rides, and unforgettable live performances to delicious seafood and fascinating museums. It is also a city with luxurious accommodations for travelers looking to treat themselves and fully immerse themselves in Venetian culture. As you explore the sights and satisfy your taste buds, here are some of our top picks for Venice luxury hotels to come home to.
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Hotel Danieli is a Luxury Collection hotel that overlooks the Venice lagoon and overlooks the Palazzo Ducale. It’s also very close to the Ponte Dei Sospiri and Piazza San Marco. The hotel is made up of three palaces from the 14th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and the rooms here are absolutely gorgeous. In total, there are 204 guest rooms and suites here, and all of them come with complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury bath amenities, and LCD televisions. For dining, guests of the Hotel Danieli can enjoy rooftop meals at the Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, afternoon tea at the Bar Dandolo, and a breakfast buffet for an additional fee. There’s a fitness center onsite that’s open 24/7 with cardio equipment and free weights for guests to use. Small pets are welcome at this hotel, off-site and valet parking are available, and babysitting services are offered here as well.
The Aman Venice is set inside a 16th-century Papadopoli palazzo – about 35 minutes by boat from Marco Polo Airport and 15 minutes from Piazzale Roma. One of its gardens overlooks the Grand Canal, the art and architectural features inside are lovely, and many of the rooms have protected frescoes and reliefs. Stay here to learn about the works of famous artists and architects and enjoy canal views in a tranquil environment. The on-site restaurant, Arva, features Italian cooking techniques with seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. There are three treatment rooms at the spa here where you can indulge in Eastern-influenced therapies, such as facials, foot treatments, and massage. The hotel can also set guests up with experiences at the opera, nearby palaces, on the water, and in the local art galleries.
This is a boutique hotel that’s in the heart of Venice and celebrates elements of original 16th-century furnishings. The Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande is a romantic place to stay with breakfast and a bar. There are just 18 rooms and junior suites here at this two-story hotel, and they are decorated with romantic and art deco touches. Each room includes a hairdryer, phone, minibar, air conditioning, safe, and cable television. Guests enjoy staying here because the hotel is between Campo San Polo and the Basilica dei Frari, an easy location to reach many Venice attractions and an exciting district to call your home base.
If you’re looking for luxurious accommodations, The Gritti Palace is another wonderful place to book a room. This hotel overlooks the Grand Canal and dates back to 1475. Here you’ll find spacious guest rooms and suites that have modern technology but are also decorated with antique furnishings and precious fabrics. Executive Chef Daniele Turco serves award-winning dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, and a buffet breakfast is served for an additional fee. The Gritti Terrace is a stunning place to enjoy the views with some cocktails or afternoon tea. There’s also a spa here, a whirlpool, and a 24-hour fitness center for guests to use. Guests can also walk to St. Mark’s Square from here and explore the Rialto markets with an Epicurean School tour while staying here.
We also love the Belmond Hotel Cipriani for a luxurious hotel in Venice because its on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride from St. Mark’s Square. Many of the rooms here have lagoon views, and the entire hotel is brimming with old-world Venetian charm. There are elegant rooms and suites here, a Michelin-star fine dining and al fresco restaurant, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s club, wellness center, private marina, and tennis court. Guests enjoy the complimentary shuttle launch to central Venice while staying here. This private shuttle boat is available for use 24/7. Meanwhile, the kids’ club keeps little travelers between ages four and 12 entertained. Treat yourself to a healing ritual at the Casanova Spa or book a spa package that includes daily meals and spa credits.
Another historical place to stay in Venice is the Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri, which has nine self-catering apartments that have been refurbished into masterpieces. One-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom accommodations are available here and give travelers a little more space to spread out and feel comfortable. Each of these apartments can accommodate between one and six people and have home automation systems, security-controlled settings, kitchens, and luxury amenities. The hotel is in a residential area near the Frari Church and the Rialto Bridge. You’ll be in the lively San Polo District when you stay here and close to public transportation.
The Baglioni Hotel Luna is an enchanting place to stay that’s one of the top hotels in Venice. Come here to feel the history and romance of Venice and to be close to St. Mark’s Square for sightseeing. Rooms here are cozy and have traditional Venetian-style décor, offering views over the lagoon and the city. Enjoy a meal at the award-winning Canova Restaurant to enjoy the best of innovative cuisine and traditional Italian flavors as you enjoy views of the canal and Royal Gardens.
The last luxury option we’ll mention here is the San Clemente Palace Kempinski, which is elegant, modern, and romantic. This hotel is on a private island accessible by the hotel’s complimentary boats and water taxi services. It has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, golf, a kids’ club, and a private dock. The on-site La Dolce Restaurant has a Mediterranean menu, while L’Acquerello Restaurant serves refined gourmet cuisine. There’s also a spa here for aromatherapy massages and beauty treatments.