Very Good 1979 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Hopping onto the complimentary water shuttle that drops you at the iconic St. Mark's Square
  • Indulging with a rejuvenating treatment in Venice's largest spa
  • Gorging in all the restaurants with your generous dining discount

What To Know

  • Designed by Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun
  • Cool off with a dip in the rooftop pool, overlooking Venice and the waterfront
  • The boat shuttle runs every 20 minutes


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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All-out romance on a private Venetian island, including breakfast, dining and spa discounts, and welcome extras

The Lowdown

Venice is a beguiling and romantic city, packed with impressive marble palaces and historic cultural landmarks that dot its picturesque lagoon. This unique Italian landscape spans no less than 117 islands, a private one of which is home to the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. With 250 rooms and suites, all designed by Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun (think soft furnishings, generously sized windows, and separate living areas and ensuite bathrooms), this stunning resort takes a no-holds-barred approach when it comes to facilities. Rejuvenate with a body scrub or wrap or indulge with a couples’ massage or a facial at the spa, a serene oasis with plunge pools, a steam room, and therapy baths. The resort also offers four restaurants and four bars to suit your mood. Head to Cucina Daily Restaurant for breakfast, and grab lunch or dinner at Sagra Rooftop Restaurant for wonderful views over the lagoon. There’s a poolside bar, a lounge bar and a garden grill, plus a delicatessen just a few steps from the boat, so you can snag a classic Italian coffee before heading into Venice.

In the Area

Despite its relatively small size, Venice harbors a wealth of architectural and artistic masterpieces. A complimentary boat shuttle departs the JW Marriott every 20 minutes bound for St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s beating heart. From there, the city’s most iconic sights are all within walking distance, including Doge’s Palace, the Campanile, and the Grand Canal. Art lovers won’t want to miss the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and its portfolio of early 20th-century masterpieces by Picasso, Braque, Dalí, Miró, Pollock, and more. Another must: an excursion to the outlying island of Murano, home to Italy’s famous glass-making masters.

How to Get There

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Isola delle Rose, Laguna di San Marco
Venice, 30133 Italy


4.5 Very Good 1979 Reviews
So good!
Reviewed 7 days ago

We were initially nervous about staying on an island off of Venice because we really wanted to spend a lot of time in Venice. However, the boat shuttle was reliable and made that a non-issue. It was actually much nicer to have an escape from the crowds of the city when we wanted it. The grounds, rooms, and service are all fantastic. Would absolutely recommend and hope to return.

Birthday weekend
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on its own island, the hotel will pick you up from the airport by private speedboat (cost involved) which is the perfect "James Bond" style way top get to the aiport. They do a more public service which takes a lot longer but is complimentary.

Beautiful rooms, clean and fresh, modern reception and bar. The best part has to be the rooftop pool, bar and restaurant. You need to be up early to bag a lounger by the pool but they come available throughout the day. Prices are 5 star but the view and the experience is worth it. We ate in the restaurant for the birthday meal which was delicious and presented with a cake for pudding!

Complimentary water taxi into Venice itself right outside the hotel which took around 30 minutes.

Hotel is expensive...it's 5 star of course - but definitely worth it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 2 heavenly week’s tour old world Italy through Rome, Pompei and Tuscany, I was initially a little put off by the modern, stark white resort look of this resort... but that ended 3 min into our check in process when a waiter randomly showed up at the desk w/a tray of sparkling water & cappuccinos!! 2 family pools, tons of kids from all over, lovely families we made friend with, a field full of fun & sporty toys, a great little gym and a fantastic, truly helpful concierge staff (who arranged everything for us)! Yes- go to Venice, but STAY on this island resort and take the boat over - preferably after 5pm when the cruise ship crowds leave. It’s a king’s random - but worth every penny!!

Always a fabulous stay here.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have Stayed at the JW Marriott in Venice every year for the last four years. Always a pleasure. The employees are so accommodating and friendly to their guest. I would take the time to hire a private water taxi to bring you in to the hotel ,it truly is a beautiful experience when the boat brings you into the outdoor reception area. Absolutely over-the-top service. The boat is always available to take you over to the island of Venice for a day trip and back after dinner in the evening. We really enjoy the luxury of the JW Marriott and the fun of visiting Venice by day. The pool is really beautiful and the restaurants are delicious,with excellent service.The view from the rooms are also fabulous you can’t beat this island it is a beautiful place to visit and really relaxing..They have rooms with beautiful patios that are large and spacious and easy to enjoy. We have also stayed in a room without a patio with a beautiful view of the grounds. You can also book a villa for a larger party. We have stayed both by purchasing rooms for our family and using our Marriott points to stay here for a five night stay. Sadly the one negative thing I could say,is that our Marriott reward points program has made some changes so this year we will be staying at a Airbnb in Venice. We may return next year to stay at the JW Marriott again. It truly is a fabulous Hotel.

So relaxing.... Staff was Excellent.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere of this hotel is so peaceful and relaxing. The only problem we had was getting to the Hotel. We did not know that the only way to the hotel was by boat. Between certain times the boat was complimentary. It would of been nice if we got an email letting us know what the best way to get to the hotel was. Our plane was delayed and we got to the airport late. We were at the airport for 2 hours and talked to 6 different people before we realized how to get to the hotel. Each person gave us different answers. The first time we called the hotel we were given the wrong answer also. We weren't able to find a solution so we called the hotel back 2 hrs later and got someone else that gave us the correct solution. If we got instructions ahead of time it would probably save us a couple hours time at the airport and cost of chartering a boat to the hotel. Just a simple email from the JW Marriott would of been nice.