Male, or female, optimistic or pessimistic, you can’t deny your desire to experience a fairytale outside of Hollywood. Those who are particularly headstrong in their search, vacation in Venice. Experiencing Venice will not only take you back to your early days of dress-up with ball gowns and masks, but it will spark an imagination in you that has been waiting for a deserving moment to make its appearance. While you’re exploring the city’s glittering waterways, though, it’s important to know that your shelter in the enchantment (sorry, storm just didn’t seem right) will be just as magical. Boutique hotels offer an indescribable benefit to your holiday. It could be the intimacy, elegance, the fact that you’re sleeping under ancient palace ceilings, or the welcoming lack of neon signage showing you the entrance. Whatever your reason, these 5 below will surely make you want to check-in ASAP. It’s time to check-out of reality, and explore the top 5 boutique hotels in Venice.