The 7 Best Venice Hotels Off the Beaten Path

Liz Humphreys | February 06, 2018

Sure, it can be fun to stay right in San Marco—but you also have to deal with the crowds and the craziness. Spending the night in a hotel in a more authentic neighborhood away from the tourist masses can give you a different sense of the city, and since Venice is so accessible by both foot and boat, it’s still easy to get around to the more central sights—you'll just have a quiet room to return to at night.


Palazzo Venart

Why it made the list

A beautiful hotel in a 16th-century palace, Palazzo Venart has loads of original Venetian details (frescoes, beamed ceilings, terrazzo floors) and Grand Canal views. It’s located in the peaceful and lovely Santa Croce neighborhood, far removed from the San Marco insanity.

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Hotel ai Mori d'Oriente

Why it made the list

The décor at this 15th-century palace is certainly different, with a unique Moorish flair and a lovely bar to enjoy a drink (or two). Though it’s a walk to the more central sites, the location is quite convenient for sailing to and from the airport and the other Venetian islands.

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3749 Ponte Chiodo

Why it made the list

In the residential neighborhood of Cannaregio, blissfully free from tourists, this charming guesthouse boasts a beautiful garden. The ultra-friendly owner is happy to share tips to help make your Venetian experience authentic and second-to-none.

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Hotel Canal Grande

Why it made the list

This 18th-century hotel is in residential Santa Croce, on the Grand Canal, and close to the train station—perfect for people who love a real Venetian look without the tourist craziness.

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Ca' Gottardi

Why it made the list

A palace-hotel in the Cannaregio sestiere, Ca’ Gottardi will please guests who like Venetian style combined with contemporary art.

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Alla Vite Dorata

Why it made the list

For a cute place to stay near the water (not the Grand Canal, but smaller, more peaceful side canals), don’t overlook this quiet B&B in Cannaregio.

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Hotel Bucintoro

Why it made the list

Though it’s in far eastern Venice, near Arsenale, if you like the boating life you’ll love Hotel Bucintoro, which has great water views and interesting rooms with a sailing theme.

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