If you are thinking of spending a holiday in the lagoon but do not know how to find the best place to stay in, this article is for you.

Thanks to this short guide, we want to help you choose the best places to stay in Venice according to your needs. Whether you want to spend your holiday in Venice with your sweetheart, in company or with your family, here you'll find the solution for all your needs.

Venice is a city rich in history, culture and beauty as well as many comfortable accommodations for every type of visitor, depending on their preferences and budget. But what are the best places to stay in Venice? You'll find the answer in this article.

We have divided our suggestions according to your travel needs. Whether you're travelling with a loved one, the whole family or a group of friends, you'll find useful tips to help you choose the perfect accommodation, whether you're looking for budget accommodation or a more refined and luxurious one.

Where to stay in Venice for couples

Venice is the romantic city par excellence. Walking down each of its streets, hand in hand, you can breathe romance in the air. Finding an equally romantic accommodation will make your holiday unforgettable.

Imagine opening your eyes every morning and looking out your window to see the sunlight reflecting on the waters of the Grand Canal. A dream that can come true. All you have to do is stay at Palazzetto Foscari, in the Santa Croce district, not far from Venice Central Station. 

Palazzetto Foscari is an elegant, finely restored charming structure, directly overlooking the Grand Canal. Located on the main floor of a 13th century Venetian palace, Palazzetto Foscari is a romantic place of peace and comfort. The sophisticated style of the custom-made furnishings with a mix of classic and modern and the refined details make Palazzetto Foscari an ideal place for all travellers looking for warm, intimate and romantic atmospheres that will make you feel at home.

Where to stay in Venice with your family

If you are travelling with children, you should consider the comfort of the area and the accommodation. The Cannaregio district is certainly a transit area to reach the most important monuments in Venice but it is also the area where most of the citizens live and it is here that we can find the most authentic part of this city.

The accommodation, on the other hand, should definitely be central, with a lift and spacious family rooms. Grimaldi Apartments Cannaregio offers all these services, with rooms for two to five people.

The Grimaldi Apartments offer flats located in the most exclusive areas of Venice, between St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Flats feature a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom. All accommodation units are non-smoking.

Where to stay in Venice with a group of friends

In order to spend a wonderful holiday in Venice with your friends, look for accommodation in the Cannaregio and Dorsoduro districts, areas of Venice that are young and full of pubs where you can spend the evening with your friends.

Between Cannaregio and Castello you find Combo Venezia, located inside the former Convento dei Crociferi. In this hostel there are 255 ways to rest, one for every bed available. Flats, studios, twin, double or shared rooms: all you have to do is choose. 

All rooms have a private bathroom, many have a kitchen and living area. The reception is open 24 hours a day; you will also find a reading room, a shared kitchen, luggage storage and a laundry room. A perfect place to hang out with friends!

Budget places to stay in Venice

If you want to stay within a limited budget without giving up a magical experience in Venice, we have the solution for you!

You could opt for hostels, like the one just described above, or look for budget hotels located in the Castello district, the easternmost of the city, one of the areas of Venice less visited by tourists.

But even in more central areas you can find excellent solutions. Housed in a historic building in the Cannaregio district, Hotel Mezzo Pozzo offers rooms in typical Venetian style and is a short walk from the Rialto Bridge.

Hotel Mezzo Pozzo is a small two-star hotel that is easy to reach, cosy and quiet, designed for those who want to experience and savour the real Venice, immersed in the tranquillity of a historic and poetic Venetian house.

Luxury places to stay in Venice

For thousands of people around the world, Venice is the quintessence of luxury holidays. On the other hand, how could it be otherwise? Its suave atmosphere permeates its calli in the evening, the lapping of the waves heard from a hotel terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, an aperitif languidly sipped in one of its historic bacari.

If you are looking for a similar experience we have just the thing for you: The Venice Venice Hotel. A 5-star hotel located along the Grand Canal a few steps from the Rialto Bridge.

The Venice Venice Hotel is located inside the Palazzo Ca' da Mosto, restoring its glorious past thanks to its avant-garde soul and the outstanding artistic works preserved inside. Its style is an unprecedented and utterly contemporary Venetian style; architecture, fashion, art and design come together to tell the story of the most influential avant-gardes in the international art scene of the last century.

Sustainable places to stay in Venice

If you care about preserving the environment and want to contribute in your own small way by staying in sustainable places, we can guide you in your choice.

Several establishments are taking steps to offer their guests more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel. 

The accommodation Appartamento Ca' Di Nive, located in the Castello district a few steps from the Giardini della Biennale, is making great investments and efforts in favour of sustainability. It is taking actions that can have an environmental and social impact, measured by the size and location of the facility itself.

Where to stay in Venice by the sea

In Venice there is also the sea! And by sea we mean the long golden sandy beaches of the Adriatic Coast. Deciding to stay on the Lido instead of in the city centre will give you a unique experience.

The Lido di Venezia, a thin island stretching for about 12 kilometres between the Venetian lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, represents the perfect combination of art and sea: Art Nouveau palaces, lush green areas, nineteenth-century buildings and beaches formed by natural dunes of soft sand.

Le Ville del Lido is a refined suite-only residence located just 10 metres away from the illustrious Lido beach. The residence features a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi, open in summer. It is an elegant retreat with complete facilities, immersed in one of Italy's most enchanting islands, Lido, famous for being the venue of the Venice Film Festival.