Venice's oldest hotel

Baglioni Hotel Luna is located in the city’s historic center, just a stone’s throw from San Marco, designer shops and hot spots like Harry’s Bar.

For a dual taste of Venice’s past grandeur and its modern comforts, the Baglioni is a good base of operations for your in-depth exploration of the city.

The royal treatment begins the second you arrive via private canal to the well-appointed Baglioni. Established as a convent in the 12th century, the hotel owns its impressive history with ornate touches like elegant stucco, silk-adorned walls, antique furnishings and Rococo-style ceiling frescoes painted by students of 18th-century painter Gianbattista Tiepolo.

A deep-seated luxe vibe blankets the Venice hotel. The words “comfortably aristocratic” describe the rooms and suites, which boast fine linens and marble-ensconced bathrooms.

For on-property sustenance, white-tablecloth-worthy dining abounds at the hotel’s three food and beverage venues

Our Inspector's Highlights

• Whether it’s your first or hundredth time in Venice, you’ll find the hotel’s concierge services to be useful. The concierges keep their fingers on the pulse of what’s compelling in the city, so use their expertise to arrange for gondola excursions, tours of Murano’s glass factories or a table at exclusive Venetian venues.

• Start your morning off with splendid vistas of Venice’s waterfront, then continue to enjoy a side of signature scenery in the fresco-covered Marco Polo Ballroom while you have the most important meal of the day.

• If you want to be in the middle of the action in Venice, you can’t beat the location of this historic hotel.

What to Know

• When booking, make sure to request a room or suite with a lagoon view and a breakfast-inclusive rate (as the meal doesn’t automatically come with accommodations).

• There’s a vaporetto stop about two minutes from the hotel, but the Baglioni also has its own private dock, in case you want to arrive by gondola or your own boat.

• Children under 16 stay for free at the hotel.

The Rooms

• All of the rooms have an understated opulence.

• Each room is unique, but all are bathed in lavish brocades, elaborate headboards, touches of gold, Venetian glass mirrors, Murano chandeliers and framed prints.

• Italian marble fills the bathrooms at the luxury hotel.

• For a more over-the-top experience, try the Giorgione Terrace Suite. Along with VIP treatment and 2,691 square feet, you’ll enjoy a private terrace with panoramic views of San Giorgio Island and St. Mark’s Basin.

Nearby Attractions

• The luxury hotel has a superb central location. Doge’s Palace, San Marco, Museo Archelogico Nazionale and Bridge of Sighs are all within easy walking distance, not to mention the plethora of cafés, shops and restaurants that pepper the city’s alleys.

• The oldest Venice hotel puts you steps from St. Mark’s Square — you can’t get any closer.

• The hotel is a short walk from major shopping. High-end brands like Hermès, Dior and Céline offer nearby boutiques.

DETAILS - Insider Information About This Hotel

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