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Venice Airport Hotels: Piazzale Roma

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ABOVE: Venice airport buses and land taxis arrive and depart near the three-star Hotel Santa Chiara, which is alongside the Piazzale Roma overlooking the Grand Canal.

Cruise passengers: The hotels on this page are good choices if you're arriving or departing at the Marittima cruise port, which is a only a short ride from the Piazzale Roma on the luggage-friendly People Mover. (If your ship is at the San Basilio pier, you can reach it easily by taxi.)

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Hotels near the Piazzale Roma

These hotels are very handy for early departures by airport bus or taxi.

  • Hotel Antiche Figure (3 stars) overlooks the Grand Canal. Its location couldn't be better, and it has a top rating among guests who have booked through Venere. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • Hotel Santa Chiara (3 stars) is an ISO 9001-certified hotel at the edge of the Piazzale Roma, next to the Grand Canal and the Calatrava Bridge to the railroad station. Some triples are available, and there's there's even a private car park. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • photoBest Western Hotel Olimpia (3 stars, photo at right) is across a small bridge from the Piazzale Roma. It has a private garden with beach umbrellas and deck chairs. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • Ca' Doge is a "town house suites, 1st category" property, which corresponds to a 3-star hotel. The Ca' Doge is on the Piazzale Roma, next to the elevated People Mover that will take you to the Marittima cruise port in less than two minutes. It offers free Internet access and has parking on the premises. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


The following hotels are within easy reach of the Piazzale Roma if you don't mind hauling your luggage around the corner or over a bridge or two:

  • Hotel Airone (2 stars) is down the steps from the Piazzale Roma and to the right, across a bridge and along a fondamenta or waterfront promenade. Some of the single and double rooms overlook the Grand Canal. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • Hotel Alloggi Locanda MarinellaAlloggi  Marinella (3-star equivalent), a personal favorite, has unusually high guest ratings from Venere and users. The inn's location is just about perfect: It's just a block from the Piazzale Roma, away from the parking garages and boat platforms but close enough for early airport-bus departures or catching a taxi to the cruise terminal. The Alloggi Marinella also has a garden where you can sit and relax in warm weather. If your budget allows, spend a little extra for a superior room with a walled private patio.  (We stayed in a room with patio for a couple of days before an MSC Eastern Mediterranean cruise. See our illustrated Alloggi Marinella review.) Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • Hotel Arlecchino (3 stars) is on the Fondamenta delle Burchielle, about 100 meters from the airport buses and taxis in the Piazzale Roma. Singles, doubles, triples, and quads are available, and guests have access to the garden of the Best Bestern Olimpia next door. (We booked through Venere at a bargain rate and got a room with a canal view.) Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • photoHotel Canal & Walter (3 stars) has 33 rooms, some overlooking the Grand Canal. One- to four-person rooms are available, and breakfast is served in the hotel's garden courtyard during summer.  Compare rates, reviews, and availability:


  • Hotel Gardena (3 stars) is about three minutes from the Piazzale Roma, with two tiny bridges to cross, but you might think it's in a different world: The hotel is on a delightful neighborhood canal, and the cafes along the water are often filled with students and professors from the architectural university nearby. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • Hotel Papadopli VeneziaHotel Papadopoli Venezia (ex-Sofitel) (4 stars) is just beyond the public gardens that are reached via a low footbridge from the Piazzale Roma. The former Sofitel, which is now part of Accor's MGallery Collection, is a good choice if you're looking for an upscale hotel with a bar, restaurant, concierge, and other services on the premises. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


  • photoHotel Abbazia (3 stars) is in a side street near the railroad station, making it a little more distant from the Piazzale Roma than some of the other hotels described here. (On the plus side, the modern Calatrava Bridge to the railroad station is easy to cross with luggage.) The hotel occupies a former monastery, and some rooms face the large garden where breakfast is served in nice weather. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:


Other hotels within walking distance of the Piazzale Roma:

If you prefer to be a little more distant from the buses, boats, and bustle of the Piazzale Roma, you could try Al Sole (3 stars), the Carlton on the Grand Canal (4 stars), or a Venetian mansion that doubles as a boutique hotel, the Palazzo Odoni (3 stars). Please note that the term "distant" is relative: All of these hotels are within a five- to 10-minute walk of the Piazzale Roma, depending on your speed.

photoOr you could book a room at the Falier (2 stars, photo at left), which is a 10-minute walk from the Piazzale Roma but is handy to one of the liveliest squares in Venice, the Campo Santa Margherita. It's an appealing choice if you're traveling with nothing larger than a midsized wheeled suitcase.

Hotel Ai Due FanaliIf you don't mind walking across two small bridges, you won't go wrong with the cozy Ai Due Fanali (see our illustrated review), the Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort with its huge garden, or the Canal Grande. All three hotels are on the Campo San Simeon Grande, a lovely and peaceful little square where you can sit on a park bench and watch boat traffic on the Grand Canal.

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