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Venice hotels

Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.
- Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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Aman Venice

How does it get better than a grand Renaissance palazzo on the Grand Canal with original Tiepolo paintings on the ceilings? You add the signature Aman resorts touches: modern amenities, impeccable service, and attention to every single lasting detail.

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Bauer Il Palazzo

Tucked behind 1950s temple Bauer Hotel is this opulent, exquisitely decorated 18th-century gem. The rooftop breakfast room Settimo Cielo has spectacular views, and canal-side De Pisis restaurant is one of the city's finest.

Ca'Sagredo Hotel

  • San Marco, Timeless, $$$$ $$
  • Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99
  • Venice, 30121
  • +39-041-241-3111
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Is it a palazzo? A museum? A hotel? Si, si, si. The common areas, which are anything but common, are breathtakingly beautiful — frescoed walls and ceilings, Murano glass chandeliers, a dramatic marble staircase. There are 42 rooms; try to reserve one overlooking the Grand Canal.

Casa Flora Venezia

  • San Marco, Trendy, $$$$ $$
  • San Marco 2313
  • Venice, 30124
  • +39-041-520-5844
  • Website

This boutique hotel defines a new concept of hospitality intrinsically connected with design. Renovated in the summer of 2015 by six students from schools like New York’s Parson School of Design, Milan’s Domus Academy, and Venice’s IUAV, the result explodes with vibrancy and elegance. Casa Flora offers an array of services — from homemade breakfast delivery to wine tasting class to an exclusive handmade shoe service. 

Charming House iQS

  • Castello, Modern, $$$$ $$$
  • Campiello Querini Stampalia Sestiere Castello 4425
  • Venice, 30122
  • +39-041-241-0062
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As mesmerizing as traditional Venetian style can be, it can be a bit much. This Castello hotel, a sister property to Charming House DD.724, is the antidote. The four modern and sleek suites are the choices for those who don't want an overdone setting.

Gritti Palace

  • Venice , Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • Campo Santa Maria del Giglio
  • Venice, 30124
  • +39-041-794-611
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An extensive refurbishment made the 1475 palazzo on the Grand Canal even grander, preserving the original art and objects that fill the 82 rooms and public spaces. The Gritti Epicurean School taught by Club del Doge chef Daniele Turco, the Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa, and the Riva and Longhi bars are excellent reasons not to leave the compound.

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Hotel Danieli

  • San Marco, Cozy, $$$$ $$$$
  • Riva degli Schiavoni 4196
  • Venice, 30122
  • +39-041-522-6480
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Many Venice hotels boast about being a former palazzo. But Danieli is three. Mere steps from St. Mark's, the hotel is on the larger side, with 210 rooms, a jaw-dropping lobby, and amazing views from Terrazza Danieli are simply amazing.

Hotel Widener

It's a little shabby, but it's not easy to find budget accommodations in Venice. It's pretty — lots of gold and blues, and the San Zaccaria location is great. 


A quiet charmer right off Piazza San Marco where rooms are decorated with a mix of Oriental, Art Deco, and 18th-century antiques. The family's many collections of objects – fans, corkscrews, nutcrackers – fill display cases and line the walls throughout the four floors. Also on site, Michelin-starred restaurant MET and a chic bar located in the former chapel where Vivaldi taught music.

Oltre il Giardino

  • San Polo, Timeless, $$$$ $
  • Fondamenta Contarini, San Polo 2542
  • Venice, 30125
  • +39-041-27-0015
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The former home of Alma Mahler is now a quiet hotel in San Polo with six spacious rooms overlooking a beautiful garden and décor that mixes classic and contemporary styles.

Palazzina G

Chic glamour is the mood at the Philippe Starck-designed inn that totally upped the cool factor of the Venetian hotel scene. It’s a big draw for celebs and boldface names, which may be why its Krug Lounge is only open to guests.

Villa F

  • Giudecca Island, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • Giudecca 50
  • Venice, 30133
  • +39-041-520-7022
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An intimate, grand, and discreet hotel on Giudecca Island with primo views onto San Marco and Punta Della Dogana. The 16th-century palazzo and former artists’ pensione is now eleven sumptuous mini apartments. Guests have access to the spa at Bauers Palladio across the shared garden.

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