The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
What We Love
- Bar Tiepolo’s Grand Canal terrace and fabulous Negroni cocktails
- Ancient event rooms perfect for wedding receptions and private parties for upwards of 450 guests
- Terraces with views of Venice’s rooftops and the lagoon islands
What To Know
- Airport transfers operate 24 hours (arrangements should be made with the concierge 48 hours in advance)
- The concierge can arrange tours of Venice by foot, boat or helicopter
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
What else would the look be but Venetian! Eighteenth-century Venetian styling to be precise, with silk- and damask-covered rooms decorated with handsomely framed prints and maps. The hotel lobby impresses with its black, white and gray marble floors and giant Murano glass chandeliers that glow brightly day and night. In the summer, Bar Tiepolo is set up with comfy couches and dining tables for lunch parties and revelers in for a quick aperitif.
Bed and Bath
Room decor at this ancient hotel varies but is universally elegant. Basic classic rooms have blue silk walls, classic Murano chandeliers and beautifully framed prints. Canal Terrace rooms offer a bit more with their unmatched views of the Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute. All decor takes a modern twist on classic 18th-century Venetian style in shades of blue, yellow, gold, beige and white, while bathrooms are dressed in polished Italian marble with deep marble tubs and Murano glass sconces.
While the biggest wow factor here will always be the hotel’s perfect location by the Grand Canal, The Westin Europa & Regina’s bars and restaurant are a close second, offering guests the opportunity to splurge on decadent courses or simply snack and sip on cocktails. Chef Alberto Fol, who offers tasting menus and cooking classes, takes simple Veneto and Italian products and adds to them a modern spin (like the delicate prawns over confit tomatoes topped with an airy bubble of burrata). La Chic..chetteria, a cute bar that plays on Venice’s traditional bacaro snack bars, hosts a rollicking aperitif with traditional cicchetti, or small snacks paired with glasses of Prosecco or local white wines.
In the Area
Venice is a city for admiring art and architecture, and there is plenty of it nearby. A five-minute stroll brings guest to famous Saint Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and the Correr Museum . Within a 15-minute walk, find landmarks like the Santa Maria della Salute, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Ca’Persaro, which features works by Italy’s modern masters. Drinks at Harry’s Bar or snacks at L’Arco
are highly recommended, as is shopping for exclusive bespoke jewelry at Palwer
or antique glass pieces from NAPE’.
How to Get There
I was very pleased with this hotel. Rooms were well appointed and beds were very comfortable. The staff was excellent and made arrangements for any of my requests with ease and civility. I would definitely recommend it as a place to say in Venice. It is central to everything and sitting on the Grand Canal having breakfast each morning and then coming home after a busy day to an Aperol spritzer and watching the evening come up in such glorious surroundings..... what a way to enjoy life!.
Beautiful majestic hotel overlooking the canal. Location is great. It is just around the corner from San Marco square. Staff is fantastic. Make sure you take a little time each day to have a Bellini on the patio bar overlooking the canal. Best Bellini we had in Venice.
With their own dock on the Grand Canal, one can easily reach this hotel from the airport. The concierge made our arrangements which even included a meet and greet representative. One quickly learns that water taxis are expensive in Venice, and that includes the price of 245 euros for this service. However, it made our arrival from the U.S. flawless after an exhausting night of travel and worth the money.
The bell hops were waiting for us at the dock, and check in was fast. Unfortunately our rooms wouldn’t be ready until the afternoon so our luggage was held for us.
An upgrade to a lovely room overlooking the Grand Canal made the wait worthwhile. With a nice sized bathroom and all the amenities needed, the room met all our needs especially the view. Our reservation included complimentary breakfast which was served in an area overlooking the canal. A large buffet had something for everyone. We had a lunch one day in this restaurant which was good as well.
However, it’s the location that gave this hotel 5 stars. Just a 5- minute walk to St. Marks Square and just around the corner from designer shopping, one can be happy staying in this area.
We were within walking distance of many excellent restaurants and had an easy 15-minute walk to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum as well.
As return visitors to Venice and wanting to try something new, this was a good place to stay before taking our cruise.
The Westin in Venice was our splurge at over $600 per night for our Italy summer trip of a lifetime. After having traveled 48 hours from California to Zurich and then over the Alps on Bernina Express with stop in Lake Como we made our way to Venice. Upon arrival we did not receive the typical warm hospitality one is accustomed to from Westin hotels with SPG Gold and Platinum level status. On a late hot evening I was greeted by a woman who immediately told us that our room had to be canceled and rebooked because my husband was delayed and was not present at check in. However my name was on the reservation. No water, no warm welcome, nothing. Once we got past this we made our way to the room and it had no view what so ever. Looking directly at a wall and pipes. AC and Wifi were not operational which were my main requirements for hot Venice in the summer. I called the front desk and was told there was no other room to be moved to. I realize this is Venice in the summer and it is extremely expensive. However I do not think this worn property can be considered the typical 5 star Westin it is billed as. I was not expecting front grand canal view but for $600 a night I also expected more than a wall with pipes and AC and wifi. We woke up at 2am in a pool of sweat with the room over 80F and near heat exhaustion. I called front desk and was moved to a room with working AC at 2am. The next morning we were upgraded to a room with a view and AC . Its unfortunate that we couldn't have experienced this at checkin. The location is amazing and views from hotel are spectacular. But not a comfortable stay and hospitality needs help. Definitely not good value for money and I would rather give smaller 3 star hotel my money for more comfort. Conversely, on our way home we stopped in Toronto and stayed at Sheraton Centre. We were graciously greeted with water, appetizers, upgrades to spectacular city view and a lounge pass for breakfast. And the most heavenly beds on the planet earth. This is why SPG has my business. Maybe the manager at Sheraton Toronto can help Westin Regina come up to standards. I feel like I want to give Venice a second chance but maybe in Spring or Fall?
This hotel was beautiful from the minute I got there the Front desk manager Dalla Mura got involved to help me get the best room and the best location. The hotel looks like an old museum. I did not want to leave my room. His front desk crew is very helpful and very friendly too. I got the best treatment and felt very happy and relaxed. I loved venice because of my experience. I recommend this hotel 100 percent. Location is excellent too.Thank you Mr. Dalla Mura