The Best Family Hotels in Venice

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Updated: September 2, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Hotels in Venice

• 5-star: Gritti Palace
• 4-star: Santa Croce Boutique
• 3-star: La Residenza
• For families: Bisanzio
• Near train station: Venice Times

Two young, smiling boys in a boat on the Venetian lagoon.

Venice with Kids – Tips & Recommendations

  • The best sestieri (neighborhoods) in Venice for families are Castello and Giudecca. Both areas are quieter than the more central neighborhoods while remaining easily accessible to Venice’s breathtaking sights. Castello is situated around the Arsenale di Venezia (a 12th-century Byzantine shipyard) and has a huge public garden at its southeastern end, a handful of significant churches, and is walking distance to most of Venice’s attractions. Giudecca sits on the south side of the Venetian Lagoon, just a short vaporetto ride to San Marco or Dorsoduro. This low-key neighborhood offers lovely views of the city from its waterfront trattorie, artist studios, art-filled churches, and a rich history.
  • This Family-Friendly Sightseeing Tour for Kids is a wonderful, interactive walking tour of Venetian landmarks and canals with stories, challenges, and prizes to keep little ones entertained and learning.
  • Smoking is still allowed in some hotels in Venice, though usually confined to a particular floor in the hotel. If you or your kids are sensitive to smoke, request a non-smoking room or non-smoking hotel.

The 11 Best Hotels for Families in Venice

1. Bisanzio – Castello

Hotel dining room with colorful stained glass windows, with tables simply set for breakfast
Hotel phone: +39 041 520 3100
Conveniently located hotel in the heart of Venice, a short walk from Saint Mark’s Square, set in a delightful 16th century Venetian palazzo with charming loft suites (family of 5) with parquet floors, open beams, living rooms, bunk beds and mini-bars. Superior rooms have private terraces and lovely city views. Also has quaint apartments (sleeps family of 4) a few meters from the hotel with full kitchens (dishwashers and washing machines). Located on a quiet side street off the canal and close to water taxis and many top attractions. (This is where we stayed on our most-recent visit.)
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2. Pensione Accademia – Dorsoduro

Hotel dock on a Venetian canal, with colorful striped poles in front
Hotel phone: +39 041 521 0188
Family-run hotel with old-fashioned charm, close to the museums, and a short walk away from the Grand canal, having comfortable Venetian-style family suites and quadruple rooms (family of 4) with garden/canal views, mini-bars, refrigerators, and complimentary buffet breakfasts. Has no elevator. Tranquil location with 2 gardens flanked by canals.
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3. Ca’di Dio – Castello

Hotel courtyard with cafe tables set amid grass and palm trees
Hotel phone: +39 041 098 0238
Elegant but unstuffy Grand Canal 5-star in the quieter Castello sestiere – but convenient to St. Mark’s. Triple and Quadruple suites are perfect for families of 3 or 4; some offer courtyard views, many overlook the canal. Two restaurants and a bar are on site, as well as a lovely garden courtyard and fitness center.
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4. American Dinesen – Dorsoduro

Yellow exterior of a hotel on a Venetian canal, with balconies and lush window boxes
Hotel phone: +39 041 520 4733
Steps away from the Grand Canal, this centrally located, elegant boutique hotel has tasteful junior suites (up to 4 people) with Venetian decor, coffee/tea facilities, complimentary breakfast, bathtubs, mini-bars, and street views. Within walking distance of St Mark’s square, shops, and attractions.
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5. Al Redentore Di Venezia – Giudecca

Pink stone exterior of a residential building on a canal in Venice
Hotel phone: +39 041 522 9402
Fantastic luxury apartments set in a quiet location on Giudecca island, a short water bus ride from Venice, with immaculate, spacious 2-bedroom apartments (family of 6 or 7) with modern and traditional touches, designer furniture, exposed beams, parquet floors, sofa beds, fully equipped kitchenettes (stoves, fridges, dishwashers, ovens, washing machines) and canal views. Area has many supermarkets and restaurants.
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6. Baglioni Hotel Luna – San Marco

Exterior of a hotel in Venice, set on a canal with a gondola station in front
Hotel phone: +39 041 528 9840
Beautiful and traditional 5-star just off Piazza San Marco. Family suites here sleep 4; one with sweeping lagoon views and one boasting a panoramic rooftop terrace. Original frescoes and elegant furnishings abound. A close-by vaporetto stop ensures easy access around town – or use private transport up to the hotel’s private dock.
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7. Olimpia – Santa Croce

Exterior of a hotel on a Venice canal
Hotel phone: +39 041 711041
Well-located close to the train station and the Piazzale Roma, this pretty and traditional hotel overlooking a canal, has beautiful quadruple rooms (family of 4) with 18th-century Venetian-style furnishings, sofa beds, mini-bars, coffee/tea facilities (on request). Has a little garden. Also close to the port and cruise terminal. Boutique-vibe, perhaps not for all families, but some will love the atmosphere.
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8. Splendid – San Marco

Hotel entrance with revolving door and a colorful awning
Hotel phone: +39 041 520 0755
Quiet boutique hotel within easy walking distance of San Marco square and key sights, with elegant family rooms (group of 4 people) with Nintendo, puzzles, books, mini-bars, and espresso coffee machines. Also has luxurious suites (family of 4) with marble bathrooms, and hydrotherapy bathtubs, and private terraces – some with Venice skyline views. Hotel has a roof terrace and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
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9. Palazzo Vitturi – San Marco

Exterior of a historic stone hotel at night, with light shining through the windows
Hotel phone: +39 041 241 0856
Exceptional, restored 16-room, historic old palazzo with plenty of atmosphere, having spacious, stunning junior suites (family of 5) with partially frescoed walls/ceilings, high ceilings, complimentary breakfast, coffee/tea facilities, and mini-bars. Has no elevator. Minutes away from St Mark’s Square.
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10. Saturnia & International – San Marco

Exterior of a pink stucco hotel with window awnings at dusk, with window light reflecting on the pavement
Hotel phone: +39 041 520 8377
Top-notch family-run hotel, a short walk away from St Mark’s square, museums, and galleries with soundproofed, split-level quadruple rooms (for up to 4) with complimentary breakfast, parquet floors, and mini-bars. Has a restaurant, and a terrace-solarium with lovely city views. Close to major sights and water taxis.
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11. Nani Mocenigo Palace – Dorsoduro

Exterior shot of a hotel on a Venice canal, with pointed arched stone windows and doorframes
Hotel phone: +39 041 5227589
This traditionally-designed Venetian palazzo offers a variety of accommodations, including spacious family suites and apartments that can accommodate up to 5 people. The ground-floor bar/cafe provides a peaceful garden courtyard seating area. Conveniently located in quieter Dorsoduro near waterbus stops and the Squero di San Travaso gondola service yard.
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