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
- 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
Attending a company offsite here. The hotel is on one of the islands. Even though it is a little far from the main land, the facilities and beautiful surrounding make it worthwhile to travel 30 mins to get to St Mark’s Square.
An exceptional resort - one of JW Marriott's signature properties.
The resort is located on a private island, in a world of its own, away from the bustle of Venice, but a quick hop to get to Venice anytime you want. It only added to the romance of our Venetian vacation.
Entering the island on a private taxi (recommended if arriving via Plane or Train) is an experience in itself. The check in was very personalized, the resort itself simple but beautiful, and whole property is very peaceful with lots of paths to walk around (or bike around) among olive groves and park benches overlooking the water. There is also a church on the grounds.
The staff was amazing, very personable, polite and helpful. Loved how we were treated.
Our room was spacious and elegant with a nice large sit out balcony - great to sit and have an outdoor breakfast. The rooftop infinity pool overlooking Venice had spectacular views.
We ate at the Sagra rooftop restaurant which was great. Dipovolo the Michelin star restaurant was closed at the time of our visit. This is a seasonal resort - closed for certain months of the year (mid Nov to end of Jan) and the kids pool is closed after summer.
We could hop on a free boat (indoor seating and very comfy) that would take you right to St. Mark's square with a frequent (usually every 30 mins) shuttle service from early in the morning till midnight. The ride is only about 20 minutes - which was very convenient. There is also a free shuttle going back to the train station (starting 6am).
We stayed in May 2018. The resort was everything we expected. We enjoyed the grounds and having ample space to walk around away from the city crowds. The pools were lovely and both had drink and food options. The spa is a must and one of the best I’ve been.
So yes prices are higher on the resort for dining and sagra charges a cover. And yes it takes about 20 mins to get to/from St Marks Square. But we expected this and were prepared. The shuttle schedule is timely and we never had problems. Plugs for phones are available so you can quickly recharge.
Maybe it’s because we came at a non peak time; we were upgraded to a suite! I’ve read many reviews that this doesn’t happen so we were pleasantly surprised.
Loved the spa
Had a blast at the chefs table with chef Luigi
Enjoyed being away from crowds
Resort rooms and grounds are nice
Staff is helpful and friendly
Onsite dining is a little pricy but good meals
Shuttle easy and timely
Spa and leisure facilities were beautiful and professional. All retaurants had top service and delicious food. I was without kids but visited the kids club anyway and would definitely feel comfortable with kids, their space and activities looked very interesting, friendly and clean
- Tranquil surroundings - away from the madness of Venice main island. Stunning place to be in!
- Beautiful rooftop area
- Comfortable bed
- Super clean and spacious room
- Staff service at front desk and concierge was good. Saw them handle a bad behaving guest well (guest threw her room card on table and shouted at them on how it didn't work even though they were serving other guests). They managed the guest gracefully even though I can see how frustrated they were with that situation.
- Could not just get up and go as you please, as the boat ride is about 20 mins and there is a queue in the morning to get on the boat
- The shower head did not hang up well and I had to hold on to it to shower. For a 5-star Marriott resort, I would have thought they would invest in a better shower head.
- Service was very slow at the rooftop restaurant even when it wasn't crowded. Waited a long time for the drinks to arrive.
- Electrical trip when we plugged in the kettle, so had to run down to get help because the phone was running on power. It must have been a recurrent problem, as the maintenance guy indicated by asking if it was the kettle on that particular power point.