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ABOVE: The Ponte dei Scalzi (the bridge in the background) crosses the Grand Canal from just beyond the square in front of the station.

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Hotels across the Grand Canal

If you're traveling light, the sestiere or district of Santa Croce is worth considering. The neighborhood attracts fewer tourists than the area around the station, and it's especially convenient to major art museums and other attractions in Santa Croce, San Polo, and Dorsoduro.

Below are listings for hotels that are within a reasonable walk of the Ponte dei Scalzi (the bridge that crosses the Grand Canal near the railroad station). We've divided them into two groups, with the second being convenient to the Piazzale Roma. (Note: The new Calatrava Bridge is another way to reach the Piazzale Roma from the railroad station.)

Santa Croce East

The following hotels are in the neighborhood to your left as you leave the bridge. Warning: Streets can be confusing in this area, so buy a good map before setting out.

  • photoCarlton on the Grand Canal (4 stars)
    This upmarket hotel has 150 air-conditioned rooms with a faux 18th Century Venetian decor. The deluxe doubles with canal views are worth the extra cost if you don't mind noise from vaporetti and other passing boats. Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • Hotel Carlton Capri (3 stars)
    A 10-minute walk will get you to the Carlton Capri, assuming that you pay attention to your map. The hotel has single, double, and triple rooms, and rates include an American buffet breakfast.  Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • Hotel Ai Due Fanali (3 stars)
    Approaching the Hotel Ai Due FanaliThis air-conditioned hotel is on the Campo San Simeone Profeta, a lovely little square with benches that face the Grand Canal. Breakfast is served on a roof terrace in warm weather. Read our illustrated review, which includes step-by-step directions to the hotel. Two excellent four-star hotels, the the Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort and the Hotel Canal Grande, are also located on this delightful square within a five-minute walk of the railroad station.  Check lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • Hotel Albergo Doge (3 stars)
    This affordable hotel isn't too hard to find, and the location is quiet. (The Doge is near the Riva di Biasio vaporetto stop, but it's easy to reach on foot from the station.) Rates include Wi-Fi Internet access. Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • Hotel Falier (2 stars)
    The Falier is on the Salizzada San Pantalon, a 10- to 15-minute walk from the railroad station. The street is pleasant, the hotel has a good reputation, and the location is handy to the Frari Church and the Campo Santa Margherita (a large, lively square with outdoor restaurants and cafés that are popular with tourists, local families, and students from the nearby university). Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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Santa Croce West (Piazzale Roma)

The hotels below are on or near the fondamenta that runs along the Grand Canal to your right as you leave the Ponte dei Scalzi bridge. They're especially handy if you're connecting to or from the airport, because Venice airport buses depart from the Piazzale Roma nearby. Taxis and shuttle buses to the Venice Cruise Terminal also leave from the Piazzale Roma.

  • Sofitel Venezia photoHotel Papadopoli Venezia (ex-Sofitel) (4 stars)
    This upmarket hotel is near the Tolentini church and behind the public gardens by the Piazzale Roma. (Cross one small bridge from the square, walk about 30 seconds, and you're there.) It has a bar and restaurant on the premises.  Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • photoHotel Arlecchino (3 stars)
    Singles, doubles, triples, and quads are available here; not too long ago, we stayed in a pleasant room with a lovely canal view after a cruise. The hotel is across one very small bridge from the Piazzale Roma, and you'll find places to eat (including a Majer bakery with take-out sandwiches and pastries) close by. Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • photoHotel Canal & Walter (3 stars)
    The Canal & Walter has single to quad rooms, some of which face the Grand Canal. It also has a private courtyard and garden (a prized amenity among Venice hotels) where breakfast is served in warm weather. Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • Hotel Gardena (3 stars)
    A delightful location on the Tolentini Canal is just one reason to like this hotel: It's close to IUAV, Venice's architectural university, so the patrons of the nearby cafés are as likely to be students or professors as tourists. In summer, it lives up to its name by offering breakfast in the hotel garden. Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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  • Hotel Airone (2 stars)
    Some of the Airone's single and double rooms overlook the Grand Canal. Note: The Airone doesn't serve breakfast, so when comparing its rates to those of other hotels, figure in the expense of breakfasting at a coffee bar or bakery. Also, the hotel doesn't offer Internet access--free or otherwise. Check rates, reviews, and availability:

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