Gay Venice • Hotels

Planning a trip to Venice? The city is best explored on foot. It’s a good idea to choose a hotel in the central districts of San Marco, Cannaregio or San Polo.

Our top Venice hotels for 2018 are sorted by district:

San Marco  |  Cannaregio  |  Giudecca

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San Marco

San Marco district is located east of the Grand Canal from Railto Bridge to St. Mark’s Plaza. It is the heart of Venice and home to major sights including St Marco’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, along with numerous boutique shops and restaurants.

Grand Canal view.

Corte dell'Albero 3878A, San Marco, Venice | map | distance

9.48 Exceptional
based on 2332 reviews

NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci4 stars

Why this hotel? Grand Canal view. In San Marco. Great value. Free WiFi.

The great-value NH Collection Venezia has a fabulous location overlooking the Grand Canal, close to the Rialto Bridge and just 15 minutes’ walk from the famous St Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace.

The Venetian-styled rooms & suites feature satellite TV, minibar, high-speed free WiFi, espresso coffee maker. Excellent buffet breakfast is served daily. The hotel has an onsite café bar, and a very nice outdoor terrace (open in the summer).

It’s very easy to reach this hotel using the Airport Waterbus (Orange Line). There is a stop just outside the hotel (S. Angelo).

features: bar, free wi-fi

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Walk to St Mark's Square.

San Marco Mercerie 760, San Marco, Venice | map | distance

8.99 Excellent
based on 6402 reviews

Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to St Mark's Square. Beautiful location. Private pier. Free WiFi.

The Splendid Venice Starhotels Collezione enjoys a picture perfect canal side location in central Venice, surrounded by boutique shops and cafes. From here, its just a 10-15 minute walk to St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) and less than 5 minutes to the famous Rialto Bridge. This excellent-value designer hotel has its own pier and a gourmet restaurant.

All en suite guest rooms have satellite TV, minibar, free WiFi in many rooms. Some rooms offer views of the canal. The stylish in-house restaurant serves traditional Venetian food.

The hotel is just a five minute walk from the Airport Waterbus Orange Line stop (Rialto).

features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

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Top location.

Riva del Ferro 5149, San Marco, Venice | map | distance

7.92 Very Good
based on 5075 reviews

Hotel Rialto4 stars

Why this hotel? Top location. Next to Rialto Bridge. Great value. Free WiFi.

Hotel Rialto’s wonderful location, right next to the famous Rialto Bridge and just 15-minute walk from St Mark’s Square, makes it a popular choice with gay travellers.

Stylish guest rooms & suites feature air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and free WiFi. We particularly like the Rialto’s terrace which boasts excellent views of the bridge and the canal.

The Rialto Water Bus stop is in front of the hotel and provides easy connections to Santa Lucia train station and the Bus Station with connections to Venice Marco Polo Airport.

features: free wifi

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Calle Goldoni 4488, San Marco, Venice | map | distance

7.98 Very Good
based on 3071 reviews

| Free WiFi

Hotel Bonvecchiati’s location is pretty much as central as it gets in Venice. This part of San Marco is filled with boutique shops, restaurants and cafés, set along narrow walkways on each side of Venice’s network of canals. All the key sights are within easy walking distance.

The hotel offers a choice classically styled and more modern rooms, all with air conditioning, luxurious bathrooms and free WiFi. The hotel’s “La Terrazza” restaurant serves excellent Venetian and Italian dishes, with outdoor seating that overlooks Orseolo canal.

features: bar, free wifi, restaurant, massage, sauna, steam room, gym

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Cannaregio district stretches from the train station on the east side of the Grand Canal to Rialto Bridge.

This area is less crowded than San Marco. Away from the Strada Nuova, the main walking street, it retains a more relaxed residential feel.

Calle Priuli Cannaregio 4011, Cannaregio, Venice | map | distance

9.69 Exceptional
based on 1203 reviews

| Free WiFi

The Palazzo Abadessa is set within a historical Venetian house, located on a very quiet street, just 10 minutes’ walk from Railto Bridge and within easy walking distance of San Marco plaza and all the other major sights.

The guest rooms are furnished with gorgeous period furniture, Venetian mirrors, silk wallpaper and very comfortable beds. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature satellite TV, WiFi and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet in the breakfast room or the hotel’s beautiful private garden. If arriving by water taxi, you can be dropped off at the hotel’s own private dock next to the entrance.

Helpful and friendly staff provide city maps and will point out the location of all the sights and help with restaurant reservations.

features: bar, free wifi

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Ruga Do Pozzi 4173, Cannaregio, Venice | map | distance

9.12 Exceptional
based on 3044 reviews

| Free WiFi

UNA Hotel Venezia  is set within a restored building, where classic Venetian style has been retained and enhanced with modern comforts.

Venetian-styled guest rooms feature Murano glass chandeliers, air conditioning, minibar, safe, satellite TV with Sky channels and WiFi.

The UNA is conveniently located, close to most major tourist sights and just a couple of minutes’ walk from a huge choice of restaurants and cafés. A private water taxi can transfer you from the airport directly to the hotel’s dock.  The hotel is easy to reach using the airport bus and water bus service.

features: free wifi

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Convenient location.

Fondamenta Cannaregio 929, Venice | map | distance

9.04 Exceptional
based on 5673 reviews

Carnival Palace Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Very modern. Free WiFi.

Carnival Palace Hotel is conveniently located near Venice Santa Lucia railway station, the Bus Station (to the airport) and the cruise ship docks. It is also just a short walk to the Water Bus pier from which can get to Railto Bridge and San Marco Square (or if you have time you can walk – about 45 minutes).

All 67 elegantly designed guest rooms are non-smoking, soundproof and and feature very modern en suite bathrooms, TV’s, minibars. Free WiFi in all all areas.

Breakfast is served every morning, and room service is available. We like the hotel’s garden terrace (open in the summer).

features: bar, restaurant, free wifi

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San Polo

San Polo is a compact district in the middle of Venice. Located on the west side of the Grand Canal, it extends from the Rialto Bridge to the St Maria Gloriosa dei Frari church. This fascinating area is packed with narrow passageways, full of small shops and restaurants.

Great value for money.

Santa Croce 2070, Santa Croce, Venice | map | distance

8.18 Excellent
based on 1324 reviews

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal4 stars

Why this hotel? Great value for money. Excellent location. Free WiFi.

Excellent value for money with fabulous views. The Palazzo Giovanelli hotel is located next to Grand Canal and within each reach of all the major sights either on foot or by Waterbus.

The classic-styled rooms are decorated with original paintings, Italian furniture and modern comforts such as flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, free WiFi.

Located very slightly north of the San Polo district boundary , the Airport Waterbus Orange Line Stop (S.Stae) is just steps from the hotel. You can also walk to the train and bus station – both less than a 15 minutes walk away.

features: bar, free wifi

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Giudecca is an island located immediately south of the islands that make up Venice city centre. These selected hotels offer a quieter, more laid-back setting that’s worth consideration.

Regular water-bus services operate 24 hours a day, making it easy to get to and from the city centre.

Great budget hostel.

Fondamenta Zitelle 86, Venice | map | distance

8.28 Excellent
based on 1804 reviews

Generator Venice

Why this hotel? Great budget hostel. 10 min. to city centre. Free WiFi.

Our favourite budget choice in Venice. The Generator Venice is located on Giudecca Island just south of the central districts. From here, Saint Mark’s Square can be seen from a distance, and it is just a 10-minute ride by water bus to reach the town centre.

Housed in a historic 3-storey building, all guest rooms are large, bright and modern (as with other Generator hostels). Both private rooms and dorms are available and include free WiFi.

The onsite restaurant and café bar has a nice lounge area with pool table. Buffet breakfast options include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Excellent value for money.

The hotel is just a couple of minutes walk from the Airport Waterbus Blue Line – Zitelle stop.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, free wifi

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Luxury choice.

Via Giudecca 810, Venice | map | distance

8.71 Excellent
based on 6962 reviews

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice5 stars

Why this hotel? Luxury choice. Fabulous pool & spa. Free WiFi.

If you fancy a bit of luxury in Venice, then the Hilton Molino Stucky is definitely one to consider. This 5-star hotel is located on the peaceful Giudecca Island, in a building which was once a flour mill.

The rooftop pool and spa (the largest on the island) are some of the main highlights. Guest rooms & suites are elegantly decorated, each with flat screen TV, coffee maker, air conditioning, marble bathroom. Some rooms have views of the city or the canal.

The Hilton has its own gym, stylish restaurant & rooftop bar with amazing views. Shuttle services to the city centre are provided, as well as connections to/from the airport.

features: bar, restaurant, internet access, gym, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa

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