Recommended Venice hotels that offer good value
As a tourist city for over four centuries, Venice is filled with hotels, both on the main island and in the surrounding area. It can be incredibly frustrating to go through all the listings searching for just the right place for your needs so we've done the work for you. Below you'll find six choices of excellent Venice hotels that are all quite cheap in their categories and are among the highest rated in the city as well.
Many people who visit Venice get tempted to stay on the mainland because hotel rooms are cheaper there, but in doing this they miss the real magic of the city that is only present in the early morning and late evening hours when it's not filled with day-trippers. These hotels are all on the main Venice island and are all very convenient to all the tourist attractions.
Basically, these hotels all…
- Are well located
- Are very good value in their category
- Receive among the best reviews in their category
We've spent many hours going through all the factors to choose the places we'd try to book on our own next trip.
6 Highly recommended Venice, Italy hotels
Note: Hotel “starting at” prices listed below were the cheapest I could find for each hotel, usually for a single room. It's likely your dates will show higher prices, especially for a double room, but this doesn't mean it's not a great deal. Please compare prices you are quoted to prices of similar hotels and you'll usually find that these are bargains.
Hotel Casa Petrarca Venice – 2*
–High rated cheapie near St. Mark's Square–
The Hotel Casa Petrarca has only 7 rooms, 5 of which have air-con and private bathrooms and the other 2 only have a fan and they share a bathroom. Specifically those two double rooms with the shared bathroom are amazing value for Venice when they are available. This is a very highly rated hotel from all guests and for all rooms as it's said to be spotless and comfortable with an extremely friendly and helpful host.
The location very close to St. Mark's Square puts it in the heart of the tourist district yet with a quiet location, so it's impossible to beat in its price range. The other rooms cost a bit more but are still great value compared to similar rooms in this location.
Rooms starting at €60 per night, including breakfast
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Hotel Abbazia Venice – 3*
–Charming and cheap 3-star near the train station–
If you are arriving and departing on the train then the Hotel Abbazia might be perfect, especially if you are bringing more luggage than you can easily carry long distances by hand. This place is literally 100 meters from the train station with no bridges in between, so it's also ideal for those coming or going early or late.
The rooms here are quite large for Venice and the service is excellent, according to nearly everyone who has stayed in the past. The standard rooms are cheaper than the superior rooms, but all are excellent value for Venice. The center of the tourist district is about 20 minutes away, which is pleasant and easy when you aren't carrying heavy bags.
Rooms starting at €70 per night (doubles from €80) including breakfast
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AD Place Venice Hotel – 4*
–4-star with cheap single rooms and great-value doubles–
Only open since 2009, the AD Place Hotel Venice is a new boutique hotel in a historic setting in the absolute center of everything. It's on a quiet little alley just a few blocks from St. Mark's Square and also not far from the Rialto Bridge in the other direction. Each of the 12 rooms are quite large for the center of the main island in Venice, and each is decorated with bright colors that reflect the city itself.
Each room also contains a minibar, free wi-fi, an iPod docking station, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The deals for the single rooms are quite amazing considering the 4-star luxury, and the double rooms are excellent value as well. The staff here are very friendly with solid English-language skills so guests will feel at home and very well taken care of.
Rooms starting at €128 per night, including breakfast
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Hotel Antiche Figure Venice – 3*
–Classy and cheap 3-star across from train station–
Another one that is very convenient for anyone coming or going by train, the Hotel Antiche Figure is just across the bridge from the main train station so you can be checked in before many of the people on your train even get on a vaporetto to reach their hotel. There is also a vaporetto stop very near the hotel so if you don't fancy walking too much you can get directly to the main attractions with only a few steps.
The rooms here are large, in both the main hotel and the new annex section just down the block. The breakfast is top-notch as well, and more filling than the coffee and small croissant you get at most hotels in Venice. The fantastic and fluent-in-English staff here are what really sets this place apart, making it one of the very highest rated hotels in Venice in spite of its moderate price.
Rooms starting at €205 per night including breakfast
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Hotel Le Isole Venice – 4*
–Luxury at great prices near St. Mark's Square–
Reopened in summer 2011 after extensive renovations, the Hotel Le Isole is a very popular and classy boutique hotel located only a few minutes walk past St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice's tourist area. There are only 16 total rooms, with the Standard rooms on the ground floor and the Deluxe and Classic rooms on the floor above. All are unusually large for Venice and include a flat-screen TV and in-room free wi-fi among other things.
The Hotel Le Isole is also inside of a 16th Century former monastery, so the boutique atmosphere is authentic and historic. There's a quiet inner courtyard where you can eat the included buffet breakfast if the weather is nice, or in the inside breakfast room if it's chilly. The staff here really go the extra mile and get rave reviews from all past guests, including their English-language abilities. If you are looking for something romantic and special in Venice at a mid-level price then this should work wonderfully.
Rooms starting at €203 per night, including breakfast buffet
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Residence Corte Grimani Venice – Apartment hotel
–Large tourist apartments near St. Mark's Square–
Perfect for a group or a couple looking for something large and unusual, the Residence Corte Grimani is a family-run complex of large apartments with a perfect location between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Each apartment has either one or two bedrooms and each can handle up to 5 or 6 guests, so a family or even three couples traveling together could get great value here.
The units are all spotless and the front is actually on a small side canal, so a water taxi can pull up right to the front door. Each unit also has its own kitchen so you can buy items at the local outdoor markets and prepare it yourself at home as a way to make the trip more special and save a bit of money as well. There's free wi-fi in all the units and satellite TV plus laundry facilities as well.
Rooms starting at €234 per night
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