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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This review is long overdue but we had such a wonderful time here that I wanted to be sure to write about our stay. We loved Venice and much of that is due to staying at the Westin Europa & Regina. It is absolutely the best location right on the Grand Canal overlooking the beautiful church. We are Platinum level with Marriott and got free breakfast each morning which was delicious and allowed us to start our day with such a gorgeous view and relaxing setting. Lovely food and yummy Mimosas! Loved watching all the boats up & down the Canal. Just a great way to start our days! Our room was very traditionally styled which we like and wanted. We had a small Juliette balcony, not really usable, but could open to see the Canal. Our room was clean and the toiletries were my favorite of any hotel I've stayed at.
I should add, since we used points for our stay, I also considered the Hotel Danieli and the Gritti Palace. I am so glad we chose the Westin E/R. Our's was a better, quieter location than Danieli, though still very convenient to all the sights. We did go over to the Gritti for lunch one day, very pretty but crazy expensive! Same awesome view of the Grand Canal that we had and, I would say, one level up in the interiors though I didn't see a room. Both hotels are beautiful but I felt the Westin was a better value and a magnificent property.
I appreciated the great service. Both concierges were so friendly and knowledgeable, went out of their way to help me with plans. I had written a couple of postcards and took to them to be mailed but didn't have change (couldn't be put on room charge). They held them for me until I did but we checked out the next day and I forgot about it. Well, I thought my family wouldn't receive the cards but, sure enough, the concierge took care of it and sent them on. I don't think we were even billed for it. Phenomenal service and kindness!
I would absolutely stay here again and have recommended it to several friends. It was one of our favorite experiences in Venice. Others were riding the (shared) water taxi down the Grand Canal from our airport to hotel, and spending an evening in St. Mark's listening to the music and having wine that costs a small fortune (but worth it!). Oh, also wandering around the streets of Venice. Stay here! It will be a precious memory of your time in Venice.
The rooms were very old, not very clean, dusty, house-keeping is poor. The location is good the lobby is fine but the rooms atmosphere is very bad. I would prefer to try other hotels than visiting this hotel again.
It is said most of the hotels are old, but I would like to risk it.
I was upgraded to the super deluxe room. The room is huge and very comfortable.
This is not a very modern hotel but the antique decoration works for Venice. You can view the grand canal just behind the restaurant of the hotel. It's really a grand view.
If you are not coming by the private motorboat then it's quite tricky to find the place especially in a rainy day. GPS and smartphone navigator don't work too well in Venice city because the area is too small to pinpoint your location accurately. Location wise is great, most of the hot spots are easily accessible.
I LOVED staying at this beautiful hotel. I wanted to stay there again this last trip, unfortunately reservations were never available. I hope it will be possible to return there on our next visit! It was a perfect experience from the moment we arrived until we left!
We loved the location of this hotel. It was only a few minutes from St. Mark’s Square and right on the Grand Canal.
There is only one small complaint we had. The weather was hot for the time of year, which is not the complaint :), but because the air conditioning system of the hotel was not fired-up, our room was excessively hot.
We ended up sticking around the hotel more than we normally would. As it was the off-season, the outdoor restaurant was not open. This is why we stuck around - we got to use the outdoor patio at our leisure. We weren’t allowed to bring the bar drinks out, so we just brought our own champagne, meats, cheeses, olives, etc., and enjoyed an afternoon watching all the traffic on the Grand Canal go by. It was an amazing day.
This was a great hotel.