Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Cannaregio.
A seven-room residence on the Grand Canal, Al Ponte Antico Hotel is an elegant restored palazzo with a lovely shaded terrace overlooking the Rialto Bridge. Located on a quiet street in the heart of Venice (and just an eight-minute walk to St. Mark's Square), this hotel has huge rooms with flat-screen TVs, gilded-edge headboards, and traditional decor (wallpaper, upholstery, and bedspreads are all patterned). Guests get plenty of personal attention at this intimate, family-managed property, and the free breakfast includes homemade pastries, crepes, eggs, fruit, and cold cuts.
The Ai Mori d'Oriente is an upper-middle-range hotel with 21 rooms across two buildings in a 15th century former palace. Located a 20-minute walk outside of the main tourist area, this hotel is in a quiet residential spot with some good value, authentic restaurants nearby, as well as some less well-known attractions. Rooms are sumptuous, spacious, and well-kept with a North African twist on Venetian style (though some of the Classic Rooms feel a touch dated and are cramped). There’s no restaurant here, but a breakfast buffet is included and can be taken in the pretty courtyard during warmer weather. Rates are lower here than hotels in the main tourist areas, so for those who don’t mind a walk, it offers great value.
Occupying a former 16th-century residential palace on a canal (with a private dock), this charming upscale hotel features beautiful, decadently decorated interiors with definite wow factor. Its 13 guest rooms are full of ornate details like antiques, silk damask wallpaper, frescoes, and candelabras, and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms can be a bit small, however, and fixtures could use an update. A free buffet breakfast is served in an inviting dining room or, weather allowing, in a charming garden that feels like an oasis. The hotel is just a three-minute walk to a vaporetto stop, plus it's within walking distance of most attractions (but far from the train station). For something truly luxurious and with more features, check out the Westin Europa & Regina.
The 17-room Arcadia Boutique Hotel is a charming three-pearl boutique hotel located in the historic Cannaregio district. It's close to the train station and a vaporetto stop, and multiple stores and restaurants are within walking distance. However, it will take at least 20 minutes to reach Piazza San Marco on foot. Rooms are lovely, decorated in a modern Venetian style, and they feature flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, minibars, and kettles for tea and coffee. There's not much in the way of features, but the breakfast buffet gets rave reviews for its quality and range of offerings. After breakfast, the space becomes a lobby lounge serving cocktails, beer, and wine. For something slightly cheaper, check out Ca' Riccio, a quaint bed-and-breakfast with similar features.
The clean, 67-room Carnival Palace Hotel near the train station in Venice is tucked away in the quiet north of the city, away from the tourist bustle. A big, well-kept interior garden and small bar in the lobby provide convenient places to relax. Rooms are bright and upscale with Murano glass chandeliers and either face the Cannaregio Canal or the garden; the garden side is quieter. This hotel is a good pick for visitors that want to explore a more local side of Venice. It's worth comparing rates with UNA Hotel Venezia, but rooms here are more modern.
Fresh from its 2015 opening, the two-and-a-half-pearl Hotel Filu is a stylish bed-and-breakfast. Outside the tourist hub, but well-placed in the Cannaregio district, its canal-side location is both beautiful and practical. A water taxi dock is right by the hotel, and links directly to both San Marco Square and the airport. The 13 rooms are attractively outfitted in large photos and elegant suedes, and modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and mini-fridges. Canal views in some are scenic, but others face an alley. Aside from a continental buffet breakfast, there are no real amenities. For a classy stay in an expensive city, it's a solid pick. Compare rates with Hotel Ca Dogaressa, which has classic Venetian decor and a rooftop terrace.
A classic Venetian small palace turned 36-room hotel, the UNA Hotel Venezia is located in the charming Cannaregio district near a Vaporetto stop. A cozy café serves a big breakfast buffet and free afternoon refreshments -- including Prosecco. Clean rooms have elegant, historical style (think: damask wallpaper, bed drapery, striped fabrics, gilded mirrors, chandeliers), but some may find the rooms with green decor a tad busy. There are pretty canal views from some rooms but there’s a pesky fee for Wi-Fi. It's worth comparing rates with the Carnival Palace Hotel, which has free Wi-Fi and arguably more stylish rooms.
The 42 luxurious rooms of Ca’Sagredo were designed in aristocratic Venetian style. This restored pink palazzo on the Grand Canal has maintained its original grandeur, including salons filled with frescoes and sweeping staircases. Huge rooms have plush furnishings and marble bathrooms; the terrace along the canal is a scenic place for a drink. This is one of the most decadent hotel experiences in Venice, and it's right on the Grand Canal, within walking distance of St. Mark's Square.
The 20-room, mid-range Hotel Antico Doge is housed inside the historic 18th-century Gothic Palazzo del Doge Marin Falier. Outside and in, the hotel overflows with Venetian atmosphere in both the common areas and guest rooms. The location is stellar, within a five-minute walk of the Rialto Bridge, although the crowds are unavoidable. Rooms are clean, spacious, and sumptuously decorated in Venetian pinks and golds, with silk and damask-covered walls, antique furniture, and large modern bathrooms, some with whirlpool tubs. Rates are fair for what you get, though those who prefer to be even closer to St. Mark's Square may want to compare rates with Hotel Saturnia & International.
There are 23 rooms at this upper-middle-range hotel set right on the Grand Canal. It’s an excellent spot for sightseers, as many of Venice's top attractions, like St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, are within a short walk. The immediate neighborhood is bustling with good restaurants and bars as well. Rooms are light and spacious, and many have views of the Grand Canal, and even the Rialto Bridge. The hotel includes a generous breakfast buffet in the room rate and Wi-Fi is free as well -- there's also stunner of a rooftop terrace that offers amazing Grand Canal views. Those wanting to be right on St. Mark’s Square should check out the opulent Luna Hotel Baglioni as an alternative, although prices are a lot steeper.
Locanda Leon Bianco offers budget-conscious travelers affordable accommodations right on the Grand Canal. The two-and-a-half-pearl property is located in Cannaregio, a lively neighborhood with tourist attractions, restaurants, and bars. The boutique property's six guest rooms have canal views, and some face the Grand Canal. All are decked out with velvet damask walls and Murano-glass chandeliers, and they're equipped with AC, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and safes. Bathrooms are a highlight, with large walk-in showers, bidets, and heated towel racks. Features here are limited to a breakfast room, where a free spread is served, and there's free afternoon snacks and beverages, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Travelers looking for a step up check out the nearby three-pearl Hotel Antico Doge.
The 36-room Pesaro Palace is a handsome three-and-a-half-pearl hotel right on the Grand Canal in Cannaregio. It has stunning views of the canal and the Ca’ d’Oro Palace from communal areas, many bedrooms, and the front garden. The hotel embraces its famous setting with rooms that are outfitted with Murano glass lamps and chandeliers, huge leather or mirrored headboards, and chaise lounges. Modern amenities include LCD flat-screen TVs and minibars, but coffee machines are notably lacking. St. Mark’s Square is within a 15-minute walk, and even closer to the main shopping area, Strada Nova. Rates are reasonable for the size and area, though any extras soon add up. Additionally, the style can be a bit gaudy for some travelers. For a more intimate stay in Cannaregio, consider Ca' Riccio instead.
The 76-room Giorgione Hotel is a three-pearl property with an excellent location in the Cannaregio district. It's within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions, and public transportation is nearby as well. Housed in an 18th-century former warehouse, the hotel maintains that historic charm. Rooms are decorated in a classic Venetian style that some may consider elegant and others see as old-fashioned. Some have balconies or terraces. The main highlight here is a lovely central courtyard with a spa pool that's open in warmer months. Breakfast is served here, followed by lunch and snacks. It's also worth considering the UNA Hotel Venezia, which offers free breakfast and snacks, and where classic rooms look far less old. However, rates there are a bit higher and Wi-Fi isn't free.
A six-room bed and breakfast in quaint, quiet Cannaregio, Ca’Riccio is a bright, homey pick filled with fresh-cut flowers and a variety of attractive art on the walls. Rooms are cozy and clean with wrought iron headboards, Murano glass lamps, and minibars. A free continental breakfast is served in a charming breakfast room and Wi-Fi is free, but there is no elevator. Its offers wonderful value considering its level of charm, and it's within walking distance of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square.
The 63-room Amadeus Hotel is a classic property in the Cannaregio district, an easy walk from the train station and bus terminal. Main tourist attractions including San Marco and Rialto are a long walk away. A serene interior garden has chairs and umbrellas and a free breakfast buffet has both hot and cold items. Rooms are mostly quiet with stocked minibars (some have balconies overlooking the garden) but most are worn and in need of an update. Wi-Fi is free but inconsistent.