The magical Italian city of Venice is famous for many things – but affordability is not necessarily one of them. Nevertheless, if you look hard enough, you’ll find a decent selection of hotels that should leave you with enough euros in your pocket to purchase an extravagantly priced beer in St Mark’s Square.
Jokes aside, the great thing about hotels in Venice is that you’ll struggle to find one without a scenic setting. Quite simply, this is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, with stunning views every which way you turn. To help you find a Venice hotel, we’ve dug deep and picked out 10 of the best and most affordable based on cost, location and guest reviews. We hope you find our selection useful.
From €157/ night
Spread across two historic buildings dating back to the late 19th century, this characterful hotel offers easy access to the nearby Basilica of San Marco. Guest rooms feature air conditioning, contemporary furniture and Murano lamps. Hotel amenities include a continental buffet served in the breakfast room each morning and a charming bar that was once an old Venetian inn and serves traditional Spritz aperitifs and a number of exotic cocktails. Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas. Calle Vallaresso water-bus stop is a short walk away.
From €189/ night
Enjoying an enviable location in the heart of Venice, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Saint Mark’s Square, Hotel Rio’s guest rooms offer a private bathroom with towels and free toiletries, satellite flat-screen TV, air conditioning and an electric kettle. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a 24-hour front desk, a mini-market, a shared lounge and luggage storage. For those arriving by rail or are keen to explore beyond Venice during their stay, Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station is 1.6 miles away.
From €91/ night
Located in Venice’s Cannaregio district, a short hop from Venice Santa Lucia Train Station, this hotel features a pretty inner garden where guests can relax and socialise. The large guest rooms all contain a private bathroom. Many of the hotel’s amenities, including reception and a breakfast room, can be found at a sister hotel next door. Breakfasts here are served daily and feature a croissant, juice, a hot drink and jam.
Hotel Il Moro di Venezia
From €106/ night
Also situated within easy reach of Venice Santa Lucia Station, Hotel Il Moro Venezia features en suite guest rooms with satellite TV and free WiFi. Daily breakfasts are served in a charming dining room and the hotel is also surrounded by a large number of restaurants and cafés for lunches, and evening meals. For those arriving by car, there is a car park just a couple of minutes’ drive from the hotel. Venice Airport is 8.7 miles away.
From €87/ night
With Venice’s iconic Grand Canal virtually on your doorstep, this hotel enjoys a delightful setting. Each guest room has satellite TV and a telephone while some have a private bathroom. Elsewhere in the hotel you’ll find a TV lounge area with sofas, a bar serving a range of beverages and a dining room where continental breakfasts are provided each morning. . The hotel is well served by water bus connections to St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge and Santa Lucia Train Station is a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Hotel Alla Fava
From €52/ night
Overlooking a pretty, quintessentially Venetian canal and a tranquil public square, this hotel is just seconds away from the city’s famous Rialto Bridge. Guest rooms are en suite and offer air conditioning and satellite TV. Daily continental breakfasts are served up in the dining room and 24-hour luggage storage is also available. St Mark’s Square is a few minutes’ walk away and there are a number of shops, cafés and restaurants surrounding the hotel. Rialto is the nearest water-bus station.
From €141/ night
Just minutes on foot from the world renowned St. Mark’s Square, this hotel puts you at the heart of the action. Guest rooms are classically styled and decorated and all of them come with a private bathroom. Breakfasts are served each morning featuring hot and cold drinks along with cold meat cuts, cheeses, croissants, jams, cream and butter. Other amenities at the hotel include an on-site bar offering local liqueurs and 24-hour reception. Venice Train Station is a 20-minute walk away.
From €98/ night
Situated next door to Venice’s Jewish quarter, Hotel Adua is housed in a traditional Venetian building dating back over 250 years and is a popular affordable option for visitors to the city. Air conditioned guest rooms are large and comfortable, and each has a private bathroom. There’s a reception area upstairs and staff are available to provide handy advice about exploring Venice and its myriad of sites and attractions.
Hotel Universo & Nord
From €96/ night
A short walk from Rialto Bridge, this hotel features air-conditioned guest rooms complete with a minibar and TV and picturesque views down below of either Lista di Spagna street or the property’s internal courtyards. Roma municipal car park, where you can pick up a bus to Venice’s main airports, is less than a 10-minute walk away and Venice’s Santa Lucia Railway Station is almost on the hotel’s doorstep. There is also a water-stop offering access to the rest of Venice just two minutes away by foot.
Hotel Belle Epoque
From €104/ night
This classical hotel is home to a number of original 18th-century furnishings, lending it a characterful look and feel. A panoramic lift takes guest up to their rooms which are air-conditioned and come with satellite TV, along with a white-marble bathroom and Murano-glass details. Buffet breakfasts are served each morning in a stylish dining room. Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station is a 10-minute walk away and there are a number of shops and restaurants located nearby. There is also a water-bus stop within easy walking distance of the hotel.