Best Hotels in Venice, Italy to book for a stay in 2021

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Venice is renowned for its beautiful architecture, artwork and canals. To make the most of your stay you'll want to stay on the island.

We've curated a list of the best budget, luxe and central stays so all you need to do is book and go.

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How did we pick these Venice hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Venice hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

Where are the best places to stay in Venice?

Best cheap hotels in Venice

With space being limited and an unfavourable exchange rate to the euro, cheap hotels in Venice aren't too easy to come by, but they can be found.

We generally find "cheap" in Venice (staying within the city on the lagoon) means paying $130–$150 per night in peak season (April to September) for a private room, which may not always come with an en suite. If you travel in the cooler months, from November to March, you may even be able to nab a room around the $100 per night mark, or less.

Rooms at Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio are well reviewed by previous guests and at the time of writing, were available for less than $100 a night in the off-season. Ca Dell'Arte, which is only 750 metres from Piazza San Marco and rated as "Excellent" on TripAdvisor, is available for a similar price.

Alternatively, staying at a hostel in Venice is a way to keep costs down on accommodation. The trendy Generator Venice and Casa Accademia both offer affordable accommodation in the city, with private rooms at the latter available for well below $100 per night.

Many of the budget-friendly places to stay in Venice aren't, well, in Venice. Cheap accommodation is widely available in Mestre, the closest mainland part of Italy to Venice proper. It's attached to the islands in the lagoon by a car and rail bridge, where you can transfer to the sites Venice is famous for.

Our top picks for cheap hotels in Venice, Italy: Eurostars Residenza Cannaregio, Generator Venice

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Best boutique hotels in Venice, Italy

Opulent, decked out with heavy linens and with plenty of golden finishes, traditional Venician hotels have a unique charm that's totally different to a generic anywhere-in-the-world chain hotel room.

Situated right on the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace,A Luxury Collection Hotel is just that. It has received accolades from Conde Nast Traveller and Michelin, while thousands of TripAdvisor reviews have placed it within the top hotels to stay at in Venice.

Boutiques in Venice don't come cheap, with rooms often going for $500 or more, especially if you're looking for a view. But we found the quaint Savoia & Jolanda with rates for as little as half of that.

Our top picks for boutique hotels in Venice, Italy: The Gritti Palace,A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hotel Savoia & Jolanda

The Gritti Palace A Luxury Collection Hotel
The Gritti Palace A Luxury Collection Hotel

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Alternative Venice accommodation options

A hotspot on the European backpacking trail, Venice has a fair share of backpackers accommodation. Like most cheap accommodation in the city, to save more you'll need to stay in Mestre. Luckily, this is also where some of the best-reviewed hostels are located, like Anda Venice and Wombats City Hostel Venice Mestre, which are both within walking distance of the train station.

You can also book an Airbnb in Venice, which will likely cost you less than a hotel room, making it another good option for those looking for cheap accommodation in Venice. We found charming canal-side apartments from less than $200 per night.

Frequently asked questions about Venice hotels

Which hotels are near Venice train station?

Santa Lucia train station services Venice proper, which sits in the lagoon, while Venice Mestre serves the mainland. You won't be able to get a taxi between the station and your accommodation if staying within the lagoon, so you may want to stay within walking distance of the station.

Some of the closest hotels to Santa Lucia station include Abbazia De Luxe, La Locanda Di Orsaria, Hotel Florida Venice, Hotel Dolomiti Venice, Hotel Abbazia and Venice Times Hotel.

Which hotels are near the cruise port in Venice?

The cruise terminal is conveniently located just west, and within walking distance, of Santa Lucia train station. Some of the closest hotels include City Apartments Rialto Market, Rialto Deluxe Apartments and Casa Sant'Andrea.

Which hotels are near Piazza San Marco in Venice?

Piazza San Marco sits right in the beating heart of Venice. Staying nearby will grant you easy access to most of the city's attractions and some spectacular views. Some of the closest hotels include the Grimaldi Apartments Cannaregio Dorsoduro, Antica Casa Coppo, Badlioni Hotel Luna and Palazzo Salvadego.

Which sites let me book Venice accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Venice, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Venice hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Venice hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Venice accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Venice stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Venice booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Venice accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Venice booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Venice hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Venice accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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