Venice, Italy

Palazzo Stern

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Historic boutique hotel on the Grand Canal
  • Near the Accademia Gallery & the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • There's a rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi & views reaching as far as the Dolomites
  • Elegant rooms have free Wi-Fi, exposed beams & Murano chandeliers

"[The] terrace that overlooks the Grand Canal is almost reason alone to stay here" -- Fodor's


Map & Directions

It's 20 minutes from Marco Polo Airport by private water taxi, or take the Alilaguna waterbus service, which runs from the airport to the center of Venice in 30 minutes. It’s six stops on the Linea Arancio to Ca’ Rezzonico, and a one-way trip costs about $20 (15€).

Rooms & Rates

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Set on the Grand Canal, Palazzo Stern impresses with helpful staff, Moorish-style architecture and a small rooftop terrace (with a Jacuzzi for rent) overlooking Venice’s main waterway. According to Fodor’s, this "is almost reason alone to stay here" -- on a clear day you can even see as far as the Dolomites.

The hotel is in the residential Dorsoduro district, slightly set back from tourist hot spots such as St. Mark’s Square, but still within walking distance of the Accademia Gallery and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. For sightseeing further away, the hotel has its own private dock, and the nearest waterbus stop (Ca’ Rezzonico) is just around the corner.

It's a boutique property, so the emphasis here is on the views and its 15th century artifacts -- the columned reception, carved staircase and frescoed upstairs lobby are especially striking. Don't expect tons of amenities, but there is a monastic-style breakfast room done in white with gilded nooks and Gothic windows, and an over-the-top bar with a romantic waterfront patio.

Rooms have exposed beams and plenty of gilding, with mosaic-tiled bathrooms with either hydro-massage showers or Jacuzzi tubs. Some have Juliet balconies and canal views, but a few of the standard rooms are lit by skylights. Ornate drapes, Murano chandeliers and parquet floors add to the glamor in pricier rooms and suites -- some with original features, such as corner fireplaces -- have canal views.

From the press:
  • "A wonderful breakfast terrace overlooks the canal" -- Time Out
  • "The gracious terrace that overlooks the Grand Canal is almost reason alone to stay here" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request. Charges will apply and be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Small dogs are allowed on request, free of charge.

Fees: City tax not included: 4.5€ per person, per night, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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