Novecento Boutique Hotel Venice A small elegant family-run property on a quiet street a 10-minute walk from Saint Mark’s Square, the Novecento is more of an inn than a hotel. Each of its nine rooms is decorated in a unique style, suffused with artwork, fabrics and light shades from the owners’ wanderings through India and North Africa. The small courtyard in a perfect spot in which to unwind at the end of the day over a glass of prosecco before venturing back out into the evening crowds. See www.novecento.biz.
Design Hotel Cà Pisani This four-star establishment in Dorsodoro, the artistic neighborhood near the Gallerie dell’Accademia, prides itself on having an eye for fine Art Deco design, as befits its artsy location. Rooms include suites and family-size accommodations. As always with Venice, book early and bargain hard. There are rotating special offers on the hotel website: www.capisanihotel.it.
Westin Europa & Regina Venice Bangon the Grand Canal a short walk West of St. Mark’s Square, this five-star, 185-room hotel exudes Venetian luxury, not only because of its marble-tiled balconies but also the sweeping views from its terraces. It was on one of those terraces that Matt Damon learned he was inheriting a huge fortune from his murder victim, in the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley. The Bar Tiepolo boasts one of Venice’s finest views, and the restaurant La Cusina features fine local cuisine. See westineuropareginavenice.com.
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