Most of the hotels with swimming pools are on the Lido di Venezia and close to a beach or on small private islands a short boat ride from the historic city centre. They range in price from the surprisingly cheap – for Venice – to the luxurious and eye-wateringly expensive.
The list below does not include hotels and camp sites further away on the mainland.
Ca’ del Moro on the Lido has a large outdoor swimming pool (20 May to 30 September), tennis courts and a children’s play area and is the least expensive hotel with a pool. It’s just two minutes’ walk to the beach and a free 10-minute bus ride to the vaporetto stop, from where the vaporetti (water buses) run between the Lido and the historic centre of Venice. Prices vary enormously depending on season, typically between about 60 and 180 Euros per room per night. Reviews from guests are generally good.
The pool is sometimes open to non-residents too, with rates for the day or half day.
Hotel Giorgione in Cannaregio is the only centrally located hotel that has managed to find space for a small outdoor pool, though this is a salt-water spa pool rather than a real swimming pool. This 4-star hotel in a charming 18th century building is classical in style, with antique furniture and Venetian décor. Reviews from guests are generally very good. Prices vary greatly, typically between 100 to 220 Euros.
Le Ville del Lido is an apartment complex on the Lido with a large outdoor pool. Each apartment has a sitting area and kitchenette. It’s very near the beach and a 10-15-minute walk to the stop where you can take a vaporetto to the heart of Venice. Prices vary, typically between 150 to 300 Euros per night. Reviews are generally very good.
Hilton Molino Stucky on Guidecca has a rooftop pool with great views across the water, a gym, and the largest spa in the city.
(Important note: The pool is closed for maintenance until the end of June 2020.)
From this peaceful location, the hotel’s free water shuttle service takes you to the city centre in about 20 minutes. Typical prices are 300-500 Euros for a double room. Reviews of this hotel are generally very good.
Hotel Excelsior Venice, also on the Lido, is a 5-star hotel with a large heated outdoor pool in its spacious grounds as well as a private beach. A free regular launch service takes guests across the lagoon to the heart of Venice. A double room varies seasonally from about 350 to 700 Euros. The hotel generally gets very good reviews.
Guests at the famous Hotel Danieli in the heart of Venice also have access to the private beach and pool at the Excelsior and its sister hotel, Hotel des Bains.
JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa has its own private island, Isola delle Rose, in the Venetian lagoon, with lush gardens and a large outdoor pool, as well as a rooftop pool. The island is just 15 minutes by complimentary boat shuttle from central Venice. Double rooms currently from about 350 to 850 Euros. Very good reviews.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski is, like the Marriott, located on its own private island, Isola di San Clemente, in the Venetian lagoon, with a free regular shuttle boatto and from St Mark’s Square. The hotel’s splendid grounds contain a large outdoor swimming pool as well as tennis courts. Most guest reviews give this hotel a very high rating indeed. Double rooms are typically around 400-900 Euros.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani is in a class of its own, with rooms usually well above 1000 Euros a night (but sometimes less in the low season). Luxury, peace, outstanding views, facilities and service as well as its location – only four minutes by boat from the bustle of St Mark’s Square – inspire rave reviews of this fabulous hotel. There’s a large outdoor pool, of course!