There are a lot of hotels in Venice but nevertheless, places in hotels may not be enough. This is especially true in high season and during popular events (such as Carnival).
This is due to the fact that hotels in Venice, as a rule, are small and with a small number of rooms, as well as because the fact that Venice is one of the most visited cities in Italy.
Therefore, all those who are planning a trip to Venice, can be recommended to book a hotel in advance, as soon as travel dates will be known.
The best and most luxurious hotels in Venice are usually located near the Piazza San Marco and close to the Grand Canal. Among the best hotels can be called, for example Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Aman Canal Grande, Danieli Hotel. Tourists get to these hotels often by boat (or by gondola).
For many tourists, it will be most convenient to choose a hotel close to the Santa Lucia train station and the Piazzale Roma square (the bus station and taxis are located there). It will be more convenient to you to get to the airport or to other destinations by bus or by train from these places (especially if you have a lot of luggage). You can walk in the historic center of the city (and save money on tickets for water transport).
Many tourists choose to stay hotels, which are located in the Mestre area (mainland of Venice). Accommodation there can be a bit cheaper, but way to the city center a little longer.
Among the most inexpensive hotels, can be called, for example, Apartment Garden Venice (Cannaregio 631, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy), Bella Venezia (Cannaregio, Fondamenta Sensa, Venice, Italy), Leonardo Hotel (the hotel is located within walking distance from the Santa Lucia Train Station).
Another recommendation for those planning a trip to Venice. Carefully study the route to your hotel on the map. It can be difficult to find the right place in this town, if you only know the address. It will be helpful to print out and take with you a map, which indicated the location of your hotel. Our Venice map can also be useful to you. (There is a version for mobile devices.)
It will be more convenient for you if you choose a hotel that is located next to Piazza San Marco or on the banks of the Grand Canal. Venice is quite a small city. You can easily get to the desired place from any hotel located in the central part of the city. If you decide to stay in a part of the city east of the Grand Canal, it is better to choose a hotel next to one of the bridges.
Probably, you should not choose a hotel on the Lido or Giudecca islands (without special need).
Choose the right hotel
Venice is one of the most popular cities in the world for travelers from many countries. There are a lot of hotels in the city. We have prepared a short overview of the hotels that are located in the most popular places in the city. You can use any online hotel reservation service to get detailed information about all the hotels.
The San Marco square is the central square of the city. All tourists who come to Venice must visit this place. It is convenient and prestigious to live near the square. Several hotels are located at a distance of not more than 200 meters from St. Mark's Square.
Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel (5-star hotel). Address: Riva degli Schiavoni 4196, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani is one of Venice's most luxurious hotels. It is said that this hotel is often chosen by celebrities. It is rare when the hotel has a large swimming pool and tennis court in Venice. The hotel is separated from Piazza San Marco by a canal. (The paparazzi will not bother you here.)
Check rooms availability and prices in this hotel.
Baglioni Hotel Luna (5-star hotel). Address: San Marco 1243, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
Palazzo Selvadego (4-star hotel). Address: San Marco 1224 / B - 1235, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
Monaco & Grand Canal hotel (4-star hotel). Address: San Marco 1332, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
There are also relatively inexpensive hotels near San Marco Square.
Hotel Rio (2-star hotel). Address: Castello 4358-4358 / A (Campo SS, Filippo e Giacomo), Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy.
Hotel Orion (2-star hotel). Address: S.Marco Spadaria 700 / A, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
Hotel San Maurizio (1 star hotel). Address: Campo San Maurizio 2624, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
The island of Judecca is separated from the rest of Venice by a canal. The distance from Piazza San Marco is only 600 meters, but you can only get there by water (boat or gondola). There are much fewer tourists and this is exactly what (privacy) attracts celebrities and wealthy travelers.
Hotels near the Rialto Bridge
Tourists most often arrive in Venice at the Santa Lucia station (by rail) and Piazzale Roma (by bus). The San Marco square is located at a distance of about 1.7 kilometers (in a straight line) or 2.2 kilometers if you walk. The Rialto Bridge is located approximately in the middle of the road between the station and the central square of the city.
The hotels located near the Rialto Bridge may be very convenient for tourists.
Hotel Rialto (4 star hotel). Address: Riva del Ferro, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
Hotel A La Commedia (4-star hotel). Address: San Marco 4596 / A Corte Del Teatro Goldoni, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
Cheap hotels located near the Rialto Bridge.
Hotel Bartolomeo (2-star hotel). Address: San Marco 5494, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.
Venice Star. Bed and breakfast. Address: Cannaregio 5396, Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy.
Hotels near the Santa Lucia train station and the Piazzale Roma square
Tourists, as a rule, arrive at the Santa Lucia station or Piazzale Roma in Venice. There are taxi and interurban bus stops, as well as parking for cars at the Piazzale Roma square. It will be more convenient for some tourists to choose a hotel near this place during their trip to Venice.
Canal Grande (4-star hotel). Address: Santa Croce, 932, Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy.
Hotel Carlton on The Grand Canal (4-star hotel). Address: Santa Croce 578, Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy.
Hotel Caprera (2-star hotel). Address: Cannaregio 219, Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy.
The hotel map shows the hotel's location and cost of living. This will help you find the right hotel for you.