Venice has plenty of accommodation to provide for its multitude of visitors, but booking early is essential.

Luxurious palazzos have been beautifully converted into 5-star accommodation but there are also a number of new mid-range hotels, and former convents offer perhaps the simplest but best value stay in the city, which can be easily booked directly or via an agent. See » for example.

For stays of more than a couple of days or for visits with a family there are an increasing number of attractive, rentable apartments - see for example the Albertini family's pleasant apartments » in the Dorsoduro district - central but much less crowded with tourists than Sam Marco - or an agency such as Truly Venice ».

The hotels currently recommended in BLUE GUIDE VENICE are the following:

Casa QueriniHotelveniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Gritti PalaceHotel€€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Hotel Excelsior Venice LidoHotel€€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Hotel La CalcinaHotel€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
KetteHotel€€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
La ResidenzaHotel€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Locanda ai Santi ApostoliHotel€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Locanda al LeonHotelveniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Locanda San BarnabaHotel€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
MetropoleHotel€€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Residenza d'Epoca San CassianoHotel€€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
TizianoHotel€€veniceNorthern Italy & Venice
Villa RosaHotelveniceNorthern Italy & Venice

See our criteria for recommendations.

(See the Blue Guides annotated MAP of recommendations »)