JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
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
This vacation was very special to me. It was my mom's 75th birthday so I decided to take her to Italy. I corresponded with JW Venice back in July, and they remembered all my email conversations. They took care of everything that I needed and even surprised my mom. I will never forget this JW Venice. My mom will not either. I sent ".."" an email, I really should find her and his name because they were on top of the transfer arrangements from Venice Marco Airport to the JW. It was pretty easy to find a boat dock connected to the airport. WHAT! Anyways our boat was an old fashion boat with a very helpful driver. The money was so worth a party of 3 and a party of 5 on the return. It was the only way to cruise up to the JW. If it is your first time to Venice, it is a must!! I give getting to the JW Venice a 5 star for transportation. Yes, you have yo pay for it, but it is so worth it.
The hotel itself is pretty new, I think 2016 established. The rooms are very spacious for Italy. The resort itself is stellar. The saline rooftop pool is so money!! The views are spectacular. The pool service is great. In fact, the entire staff at the JW is very professional. These guys are some of the best in the industry and deserve the credit in the Marriott portfolio. 5 stars. I like their professional etiquette, it is very Rosewood or Ritz. Always smiling,greeting, and being helpful.
The breakfast was very good, again the staff made it great. In Europe I have stayed at enough Marriott's to know the breakfast is very similar in format, but some have that extra presentation. The JW Venice has a delicious breakfast!
The beds are very comfortable. Rooms are sized above average in Venice, maybe in Europe. Super clean and contemporary deco. Cleaning staff is superb.
The location has its plus and minus, but overall I always wanted to get away from Venice, and sleep in a bigger, more comfortable, modern hotel, that isn't too big to not offer its customers boutique experience. I really this hotel has a great Venice experience, that Marriott loyalists will love. As far as upgrades in Europe, I always expect them not to happen. It's an American conglomerate in Europe. So I do not get disappointed.
For my visit, the JW Venice was a home run. I'm so glad I stayed there I'll be coming back probably in 2021. Thanks for a great visit JW Venice.
Venice is one of my favorite places to visit. Been there 4 times, and would drop everything to go there this minute given the opportunity.
On this trip, decided to try the JW Marriott, which is on a different island, only didn't know that it is on its OWN island. Nothing on this island except the JW Marriott
Took the boat taxi from Marco Polo Airport, prearranged with the hotel. The boat travels along predetermined paths, I guess, which took us close to San Marco onwards with a left turn to the JW Marriott.
Boat entrance to the hotel is thru what they refer to as the 'James Bond entrance'. Keep your video cameras handy. It is a truly unique entrance. Only used this during arrival and then departure, so you only get 2 shots at this.
Once in this entrance, staircase leads to the lobby and check in desks. Checkin was fast, and we were soon on our way to the rooms via their hotel golf carts.
Used my suite upgrades, suite was very nice, although I have had nicer suites in other locations, mostly in Asia, but all in all, more than adequate.
The hotel, and in fact the entire island, is simply magical. From the pool deck on the top floor, you get a very clear view of San Marco and some of the surrounding areas, and we spent a long time just looking over the sea across to all the other sights.
They have a free hotel shuttle boat to San Marco every half hour, so going to town and back was a breeze, and the boat ride itself was very enjoyable. The hotel, being on its own island, is a sprawling property, with never a dull moment.
Had dinner most nights at the hotel lobby lounge, which also has an outdoor seating area. Service, and the food, were both truly excellent.
I was there with my wife, my son and daughter in law, and my daughter. At the end of our 3 night booking, we tried desperately to extend our stay, as nobody wanted to leave, and while they made arrangements for extending our stay, we were unable to change our booking dates at the St Regis in Florence, our next destination, so we were forced to leave.
I could easily spend an entire week at this resort, and am hatching plans right now for my next trip to Venice.
My previous best hotel in the world was the Kempinski Hotel in St Moritz, but now I would rate this hotel equal to that. I could easily spend a long time at either of these hotels. Perhaps my next trip will, hopefully, include a week in each.
Truly magical and highly recommended
The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is a fabulous resort that is close enough to the main island in Venice but far enough away to offer a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the main island. The service is impeccable and reinforces why we continue to stay at JW Marriott properties worldwide.
We reserved transportation from Marco Polo airport with the concierge prior to our arrival in Venice. The process was seamless, and we were treated to a scenic, forty-minute boat ride to the resort by the transportation company that is partnered with Marriott. We entered through the magnificent "James Bond" style doors at the resort's dock, where our luggage was whisked away by friendly bellmen. We reserved transportation back to the airport the day before our departure, and the water taxi was, again, prompt and ready to transport us back to the airport.
Check-in was easy, and we were provided with information about what the hotel has to offer to its guests (i.e., excursions, transportation, resort amenities, etc.). Emanuela, who checked us in, was very friendly and offered us Italian beauty products and answered some of our questions. She not only found us a room that was ready, which was greatly appreciated after a long transatlantic journey, but she also found us a room on a high floor with a stunning view of the property's gardens and the sunrise!
We explored the property, which was large and beautiful. There is an olive grove and an herb garden, and the chefs use the bounty of the grove and garden in the food prepared for guests. There is a charming church that has been converted to a dining space, as well as a large park perfect for taking relaxing strolls. There are also two pools, one of which is adult-only, while the other pool is a family pool. The adult-only pool is located on a rooftop and provides stunning views of the landmarks on Venice proper. The property is beautiful in itself and is certainly not to be left unexplored!
It is located on an island that is located not too far away from Venice proper. The resort offers a water taxi service to the main island of Venice, and the journey takes approximately fifteen minutes. The shuttle always arrived on time and was available at both docks every half hour. The shuttle drops guests off right in the heart of St. Mark's Square.
We mainly ate our meals on the main island, but we ate one lunch at the Marriott, which was light and refreshing. The food was delicious and provided us with a great, authentic dining experience in Italy. We ate breakfast at the resort's restaurant each morning, which offered a buffet filled with delicious food that fueled us for full days filled with walking the magnificent streets of Venice. There was an omelette station, a spread of local fresh fruits that were virtually all unblemished, gardiniera, meats, smoked salmon, cheeses, breads, roasted potatoes, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, beans in tomato sauce, yogurt, cereals, pastries, and even ice cream! Even the pickiest of eaters would be able to find something delicious to eat on the buffet.
Another highlight to note was that our room was always clean when we returned from a long day of exploring Venice. We were always provided with bottled water, which we brought with us to the main island during the day. Also, as we were celebrating my birthday on this trip to Venice, the resort surprised us upon arrival with a beautiful lemon torte with fresh berries, which appeared as if it were prepared by the chef of a Michelin-star restaurant.
Overall, this property is incredible. If you are looking for a relaxing retreat that will enable you to lodge at a peaceful, charming property, but that will close enough to the main island of Venice, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the perfect place of lodging for you for your trip to Venice! If we are ever fortunate enough to return to Venice, we will most certainly be staying at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa.