Living La Dolce Vita: The 7 Best Luxury Hotels in Venice

Liz Humphreys | February 01, 2018

Fabulous frescoes, Murano glass chandeliers, and gilded mirrors. (Check.) Amazing pools and spas. (Check.) Michelin-starred restaurants. (Check.) Grand Canal or lagoon views. (Natch.) Luxury hotels in Venice are some of the finest in the world, and our favorites are the best of the best.


Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Why it made the list

From the Olympic-sized seawater pool to the oversized guest rooms to the Michelin-starred restaurant, staying here is the perfect example of living large. And it’s on its own island, which guests are shuttled to every 15 minutes 24 hours a day. If you splurge on one hotel in Venice, this should be the one—no question.

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Aman Venice

Why it made the list

The Aman’s hushed, understated look screams sophistication, from the beautiful frescoes and chandeliers in its multiple lounge areas to the pretty garden with Grand Canal views where you can nurse a perfectly mixed cocktail. Unlike many Venice hotels, it also has a gym and spa, and guests can take meals when and wherever they want. It's luxurious in every sense of the word.

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The Gritti Palace

Why it made the list

This celebrity haunt with fabulously decorated rooms, amazingly decadent bathrooms, and a perfect terrace overlooking the Grand Canal will win your heart (and your wallet). As you’d expect, service is exceptional and the prime water views are out-of-this-world.

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Hotel Danieli

Why it made the list

The lobby is an amazing work of art, all glass, marble, and gilded ceilings, and the traditional Venetian rooms are the height of elegance. Plus the superlative views (and delicious food) from the rooftop Terrazza Danieli restaurant alone are nearly worth the price of a (truly expensive) stay.

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JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

An island hotel with modern style, the spa is gigantic, the indoor/outdoor pool is lovely—and offers fabulous views of the lagoon—and the gardens are wonderfully lush. If all that beauty and pampering makes you hungry, you can choose from four restaurants, including one with a Michelin star.

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Why it made the list

Dripping with a decadent Art Deco/Oriental design, the Metropole is like an old movie fantasy come to life. The beautiful hidden garden is a highly atmospheric place for a drink—and people-watching—or just hang in your lagoon-facing suite with private roof terrace to feel like a true Hollywood star.

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Ca' Maria Adele

Why it made the list

More intimate than the other luxury hotels on this list, Ca’ Maria Adele is a jewelbox with fabulously decorated rooms, including the blood-red Doge’s Room and the gold Oriental Room. As you’d expect from a smaller place, service is personalized, so you can breakfast till noon or enjoy a Prosecco on the terrace anytime.

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