Hotels near the Piazza San Marco
West - Hotels toward the Accademia Bridge
One of the most conveniently located hotels in this neighborhood is the (5 stars), which is just off the western end of St. Mark's Square. The Luna is Venice's oldest inn, with a history that goes back to the time of the Crusades. Read our review of this intimate luxury hotel that attracts many repeat visitors from Europe and North America.
(5 stars) is close by; this member of the Westin group occupies five connected palazzi next to the Grand Canal. The impressionist painter Claude Monet spent an autumn painting canalside views at the Europa & Regina (then the Hotel Britannia) in 1908.
(5 stars) are sister hotels. The Bauer is a luxury hotel facing a small square
next to a side canal where gondoliers wait for customers, while Il Palazzo is a
more exclusive boutique property in a restored palace facing the Grand Canal. Amenities include an open-air rooftop hot tub where you can soak
away aches from sightseeing. and
(4 stars) is just a short walk from the Alilaguna airport boat's pier. The hotel occupies a magnificent site where the Grand Canal feeds into St. Mark's Basin.
Moderate and budget hotels
Two personal favorites are within five minutes of the Piazza San Marco:
The (photo at left) is a block north of the Calle Larga XXII Marzo on a quiet street near the (4 stars). We've stayed in both hotels and can recommend either, although the San Moisè may be a better choice during the warm months because it has a courtyard with tables for guests. (See our Hotel San Moisè review.)
The slightly pricier (4 stars), the very popular (3 stars), the reasonably priced Mercurio (2 stars), and the highly-rated (1 star, photo at right) are also within walking distance of the Piazza.
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