Best Marriott Bonvoy Hotels In Venice


Which Marriott Bonvoy hotel is the best in Venice, Italy? Which is best in downtown and at Venice airport? We have already reviewed the hotel with the best club lounges in Venice, now we look at the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Venice.

Ritz-Carlton hotels are often some of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in an area. They also tend to offer the best club lounges in a city. Interestingly, you can get a bunch of free benefits at the Ritz if you book it via our luxury travel concierge if you decide this is the hotel for you. There’s no Ritz-Carlton in Venice, but there is a St Regis and two exquisite Luxury Collection Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Venice as well as an excellent JW Marriott. We offer free benefits at all of these hotels. W Hotel is missing, but there are mid-range brands like their Autograph Collection, no Renaissance, no Sheraton, but there is a Four Points. There’s also no Le Meridien or Westin hotel in Venice.

In this review, we focus on the best luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Venice. If you want to book any luxury Marriott Bonvoy, or any other hotel, use our luxury travel concierge. Our agents offer exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit, and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, and more for the same price as the hotel’s own websites. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits if you book with us.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels if you book via our luxury travel concierge include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

1. The St. Regis Venice

With an Avant-garde design, The St. Regis Venice merges striking, modern interiors with its historic provenance as the best address in the city. Flanked by the Grand Canal with views across iconic landmarks, the hotel has stood in this privileged position for over a century and a half.

If you want a modern and classy hotel with fantastic terraces, this is an excellent Marriott to choose. If you are after a property oozing history, you would do better choosing the Gritti Palace, and if you want your own private pool, pick the JW Marriott Venice.

The hotel is right in the center, within walking distance from pretty much everything and just five minutes walk from St. Mark’s Square via alleyways full of luxury boutiques. It has 129 guestrooms, 40 suites (some with a terrace), a garden terrace overlooking the canal, and a fitness center.

If you are paying (as oppose to redeeming points), the price is upwards of €700 EUR per night or around 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. If you have any suite-upgrade certificates from your Bonvoy Ambassador elite status, this is the place to use them. You can upgrade to a Grand Terrace suite, which is really something. You get a private terrace with views of the Santa Maria Della Salute Basilica. The Points Guy was one of the first to visit this hotel, and you can see the pictures of his suite here.

The communal areas in this newly launched hotel feel modern more than Venetian. The Italianate garden presents access to a range of dining and beverage options at Gio’s restaurant, the St. Regis Bar, and at Arts Bar.

Book a stay here with our luxury travel concierge and you will get extra free benefits.

2. JW Marriott Venice

JW Marriott Venice is another one of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Venice. If you book this as a redemption, it is cheaper than St Regis or the other ultra-lux options and it hits the spot in terms of luxury. The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, which is on its own private island, costs 50,000 Bonvoy points per night to stay at as it is a Rewards Category 6 hotel and is one of the cheapest luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Venice.

The problem is that although the hotel is fantastic, with beautiful rooms, a fantastic rooftop pool and another pool flanked with loungers, numerous bars, and restaurants and beautiful extensive grounds (and some rooms with their own private plunge pool), the hotel is a 15-minute private JW Marriott (free) boat trip away from the center (+ wait time & loading time), which is a pain if you want to go out in the evening or have a leisurely drink at a bar in a different hotel. You are somewhat marooned on this beautiful island.

JW Marriott is the exclusive inhabitant of the small Venetian island of Isola Delle Rosa, one of the largest islands in the Venetian lagoon and the youngest. It was artificially created in 1870 with materials from the construction of the Santa Marta commercial port.

This lush green island houses easily the best Marriott I have ever stayed in. The main building sits in the center of the island and is home to most of the rooms, as well as the rooftop bar and pool. I have outlined some of the best rooms at the JW Marriott Venice.

Outside the entire island is yours to explore, take a wander along meandering paths past groves of olive trees and fields of poppies and you’ll reach outbuildings, which include some of the higher-end rooms with their own private pools. Continue on to a church, herb garden, family pool, the Dopolavro Dining room, and the Gardino Grill all set in a pretty garden. The Spa at the JW Marriott Venice is also immense and offers the same superb views across the water.

The rooftop infinity pool, located just beyond a rooftop bar and restaurant area ticks all the boxes. Just look at the view in the photo above! Gobsmackingly good views from comfy seating on a beautifully decked terrace. Music playing in the background and plenty of daybeds and loungers. Dip your foot in, and the pool is as warm as a slipper, perfect for lounging in the bubbles at the edge. Perfect, except for the fact it is incredibly shallow. There’s another outdoor “family” pool hidden away the greenery of the Island which is a bit of a trek in your dressing gown, but offers the option of swimming, as the pool is deeper, along with some more extremely comfy loungers and just across from a young kids playpark.

This resort is so idyllic, so totally peaceful and relaxing that you really won’t want to leave. The craziness of St Marks Square, Gondolas, and tourists seem a world away. If you do get bored, the hotel extremely regular and comfortable shuttle boat whizzes you right onto St Marks Square.

Book a stay here with our luxury travel concierge and you will get extra free benefits.

3. The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection, Venice

Overlooking the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice, The Gritti Palace boasts one of the most enthralling views of the lagoon city – from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore past landmarks Punta Della Dogana and Santa Maria Della Salute Basilica to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

This hotel is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 8 property costing 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, same as the St Regis above. The Gritti Palace tends to be the most expensive Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Venice, with prices starting at around €1,000 EUR / night. This means that this hotel makes a great redemption if you can find the availability.

Dating to 1475, this noble palace and luxury hotel is a place of exceptional art and elegance that has retained its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel of a private residence. A historical treasure where heritage and culture blend with renewed Venetian style, The Gritti Palace is a refined version of its iconic self, offering attentive service, a delectable culinary experience, and new avenues for relaxation and pleasure.

From the artistic design of its signature suites and iconic terraces to the Gritti Epicurean School, Riva Yacht experiences, and Riva Lounge and the Gritti Spa branded by Sisely Paris, The Gritti Palace is where multiple generations of elite global influencers gather to explore, taste and celebrate.

Book a stay here with our luxury travel concierge and you will get extra free benefits.

4. Hotel Danieli, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

With its heritage setting on Riva Degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli dominates the Venetian lagoon with spectacular views of the Grand Canal and islands. Also overlooking the Palazzo Ducale, the hotel is just steps away from Ponte Dei Sospiri and Piazza San Marco.

The three palaces which comprise the hotel date from the 14th, 17th, and 19th Centuries: Palazzo Dandolo in Venetian Gothic style, once home to the noble Dandolo family; Palazzo Casa Nuova, previously the city’s treasury; and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, features guestrooms with balconies overlooking the lagoon on its upper floors.

The three palaces house a rich collection of precious art and antiques that play witness to the city’s history, blended with contemporary comforts to meet the needs of cultured global travelers. Essential to the Danieli experience is its Restaurant Terrazza Danieli and cuisine concept, a magical voyage for the senses which retraces the oriental influences of spice traders and blends them with ingredients from the lagoon.

5. AC Hotel Venezia

AC Hotel Venezia is Rewards Category 5 hotel so is a cheap redemption and a really nice hotel but its location is bad. The brand new AC Hotel Venezia, strategically located at the “entrance” of Venice. It is located close to Piazzale Roma, the final bus and car terminal, two minutes walking from Santa Lucia Railway Station and the waterbus stop and only 20 minutes ride from the Venice Marco Polo Airport.

This modern design hotel, combined with Venetian style details. Seventy-nine rooms, among which 3 Junior Suites and 14 Superior Canal View rooms, equipped with every comfort; a cozy AC Lounge where you can chill out after a day spent to discover the city with the world-famous Venetian aperitif: the Spritz, or where enjoying one of our specialties. The problem is that this hotel is not in the touristy and pretty part of Venice, it’s on the edge, meaning you have a trek (well, waterbus ride) to get to where you want to be. You can easily reach Rialto Bridge, St Mark Square, and all the exciting places you want to visit, but you are not on top of the action. However, this is one of your cheapest options in Venice.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Venice Airport

Ideally located 900mt from Venice Marco Polo Airport and 20 minutes from Venice, which can be reached by water bus or taxi, is Courtyard by Marriott Venice Airport. It is an excellent choice for those arriving or departing from the VCE Airport terminal, particularly for early and late flights. If you decide to stay here, you will not feel like you are in Venice as it is in a more industrial area and lacks any cutesy alleyways or old sinking, historic buildings.

That said, it’s cheap, and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and in-room safe. Wi-Fi internet connection is available in public areas of the hotel free of charge. Hot Buffet Breakfast is served every morning. Renewed Gym room is available 24/7. Private transportation to Venice Cruise Ship Terminal is available upon request for a fee if you are connecting to a cruise. Public bus stop right in front of the hotel, direct from/to Marco Polo Airport or downtown Venice – bus #5 – every 15 minutes.

7. Four Points Venice Mestre

The very cheapest Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Venice (and this is not the best) is the Rewards Category 3 Four Points Venice Mestre. Situated between the lagoon and the mainland, this hotel is located in an area called sestieri. This area has alleys, museums, historic buildings, majestic palaces, small isles, and ancient villas. Four Points by Sheraton Venice Mestre, strategically located nearby the city center as well as the railway station. It is a bargain for Venice but it is not a luxurious hotel.

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