Venice Airport Hotels: Piazza San Marco
San Marco is the most popular tourist area of Venice, and it's also a convenient place to arrive or depart via the Alilaguna airport boats, since Alilaguna's Blue and Orange lines stop at the San Marco Giardinetti vaporetto station. (Caveat: The boat ride to San Marco takes a lot longer than the airport-bus ride to the Piazzale Roma.)
The best-known hotels in this area are among Venice's most expensive hostelries:
Compare rates, reviews, and availability for the Bauer Hotel:
...and for the Bauer Il Palazzo:
More good hotels in the neighborhood:
Moving down in price, we come to the Anastasia (3 stars), which has single and double rooms for prices that are quite reasonable for this part of town. The and the Torino (both 3 stars) are also convenient to the airport boat and the Piazza San Marco. The very reasonably priced Mercurio (2 stars) is just west of the square.
One of our personal favorites is slightly inland and within easy walking distance:
The (3 stars, photo at right) is about five minutes from the boat platform, on a quiet street near the Kette (4 stars). We're fond of both hotels, but the San Moisè might be a better choice during the warmer months because it has a courtyard with tables. It's also less expensive than the Kette. (See our Hotel San Moisè review.)
Other three-star hotels close by include the Violino d'Oro, the Lisbona, the Bel Sito & Berlino, the highly-regarded with its pretty garden, the on a tiny semi-private square, and--for opera lovers--La Fenice et des Artistes. The (4 stars, photo at right), the very popular Ala (3 stars), and the inexpensive but highly-rated Locanda Fiorita (1 star, and one of the best values in town) are also in good locations. Check Venice Hotel Maps: Piazza San Marco for an aerial overview.
If you're willing to roll your bags a longer distance, you might consider staying just north of the Piazza San Marco (see listings).
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