Palazzo Stern

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Why We Love It

  • Historic boutique hotel on the Grand Canal
  • Close to the Accademia & the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • There's a rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi & views to the Dolomites
  • 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 15€.

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Set on the Grand Canal, Palazzo Stern impresses with helpful staff, Moorish-style architecture and a small rooftop terrace 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 like St Mark's Square but still within walking distance of the Accademia Galleries and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. For sightseeing further afield, 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 heaps 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 traditional bedspreads, exposed beams and plenty of gilding, and all have 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 glamour in pricier rooms, and suites 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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