We have added a variety of fun Venice Family Hotels to our recommendations for the best lodging when traveling with kids in Italy. Among the factors we like to consider carefully for families visiting Venice with kids are location, especially with respect to noise or accessibility, value for the price in a city that can see inflated pricing for average hotels and b&b’s due to demand, and size of the rooms for comfort as a family during your stay (not always an easy thing to find in such a historical town where the configuration of rooms is often limited). We also love terraces, proximity to charming piazzas for the kids to run around in safely away from the water, and rooftop or canal views.
Set in an elegant 13th-century merchant home just a short walk from St. Mark’s Square, Bloom Venice is a charming small boutique hotel with unique touches like the library for a cozy aperitivo, and the views from the hip rooftop terrace. The 6 guest rooms are spacious with typical decor, and extra beds can be added for families. Dining in Piazzo Santo Stefano, in which the hotel is set, is family friendly. Try Ristorante Santo Stefano for a pizza, or Le Cafe for an afternoon coffee or aperitivo on the piazza while the kids run around.
Just around the corner from Bloom, sister hotel (owned separately but managed in partnership), Settimo Cielo likewise has spacious, tastefully done rooms with triple and quad options for families in a quieter setting, with a rooftop terrace for breakfast or aperitivo.
We love locations like Settimocielo for families, in the off-the-beaten path areas of Venice that are still very central for siteseeing. Once you have arrived to such locations, getting around is easy, however, coming and going for arrival and departure involves more logistics than locations easily reachable on the Grand Canal. We recommend minimizing stress with Prontopia, a new service for door-to-door help getting you and your luggage where you need to go, while getting to know the city with tips from a local along the way. Learn where the local grocery store is, great spots for kids to run around, perhaps a playground, or your Prontopia Local’s favorite toy or mask shop in Venice. This light local touch for arrival makes all the difference in your trip, and provides equal peace of mind when organizing your departure.
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Corte 1321 is a small boutique b&b with family-friendly triple and quad rooms on the upstairs level and one apartment with a full kitchen on the ground level with doors that open out to a charming enclosed quiet courtyard, where breakfast is served weather permitting. In colder weather, a continental breakfast is served in baskets to enjoy in your room. On the upstairs level where the guest rooms are, there is a cozy shared living room area and kitchen facility. The rooms and studio apartment have quiet views onto the inner canal. The location near the San Silvestro vaporetto stop, just a few minutes walk, is convenient for families. Prices begin at 250+ euro/night.
Cimarosa Venezia (Santa Croce)
This tiny boutique hotel offers only three elegant suites with views of the Grand Canal, in a quiet area of the Santa Croce neighborhood. Set in a characteristic palazzo, you are welcomed as if you are a house guest by the couple committed to making this a lodging experience. Rates for canal-view suites that can lodge families offer significant value at this B&B in comparison to other options. We recently enjoyed a delicious lunch just around the corner from here at Osteria La Zucca, at Santa Croce 1762.
Gio & Gio Venice (San Marco)
Convenient to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, Gio & Gio Venice has large rooms that can accommodate families nicely, and the large junior suite offers a picturesque canal view. With only 3 rooms total, this is also a nice option for a multi-family group who can book the whole place.
Palazzo Guardi (Dorsoduro)
Near the Accademia, the Guggenheim Museum, and convenient to the Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Guardi is a great options for families in terms of location and value. The hotel has very spacious rooms with a range of options for families, including Canal View Junior Suites for up to 4 guests, and quad classic rooms for value in your budget. The hotel inhabits a majestic 15th-century noble palazzo.
The Hotel Ai Reali is set in a convenient Castello district location between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. The hotel has a selection of rooms large enough for families, from Luxury and Junior Suites sleeping up to 4 guests and a Triple Room that can have a rollaway bed added. The hotel has a wellness spa with sauna and jacuzzi and a nice restaurant set on the canal. Kids will love arriving to the hotel by gondola, entering at the tiny dock set on the inner small canal!
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