The Best Hotels In Venice – From 5-Star Luxury to 3-Star Budget

It's pretty clear that Venice is a magical place, there's really nowhere else like it. We want you to have a magical visit, as well — what you see, the things you experience, and where you stay. With that in mind, we've decided to share our little black book of the very best hotels in Venice.

Of course, we don't just rely on our little black book or our crystal ball. We look at all aspects of a hotel, from location to design to comfort to service. Only if a hotel meets our high standards, and if it had received a lot of rave guest reviews, does is make our list. In these three articles we present the top 5-star luxury hotels, the best 4-star hotels, and the most amazing 3-star budget hotels in the City of Islands.

The Best 5-Star Luxury Hotels in Venice

Best 5-Star Hotels in Venice

There are only four luxury hotels in Venice that made the cut. But are they ever good ones! How about staying on a private island in the Venice Lagoon, with the hotel's fleet of motorboats shuttling you around? Or staying right on the Grand Canal in an amazing suite in a deluxe hotel with with a roof terrace overlooking the best of Venice?

All of these hotels feature fantastic locations, unsurpassed service, and über-comfortable rooms. It's going to be hard to choose just one!

The Best 4-Star Hotels in Venice

The Best 4-Star Hotels in Venice

A wonderful secret about Venice is that the best of the city's 4-star hotels offer many of the benefits of 5-star hotels, but come with a smaller price tag. The hotels that we added to our list of recommendations are all welcoming, in great locations, and provide a pleasing refuge at the end of a busy day out in Venice.

In fact, some of our selected 4-stars garner our highest hotel rating, Superb-Plus! You're also going to love the brand-new Hotel L'Orologio — everything about it is crispy-new and wonderful. And that terrace right on the Grand Canal!

Great 3-Star Budget Hotels in Venice

Great 3-Star Budget Hotels in Venice

The other thing we've discovered is that you don't have to spend top-Euro to get a great hotel in Venice. And our selection of 3-star hotels proves just that. If you're on a budget, this is the article you need to read.

We think you'll be surprised by just what a Venice budget hotel can offer. One of our faves, Hotel Arcadia, is housed in a completely re-done 17th-century palazzo. All of our fantastico finalists are boutique hotels, with only a small number of rooms, ensuring personal service.