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Accommodations

Also see the accommodations guide in our Venice Travel Planner, which has eight pages of links to Venice hotels, hostels, religious institutes, campgrounds, and furnished vacation apartments.

General Advice

Venice Hotel Maps
Use our interactive full-page map to find a hotel near major places of interest (such as the Piazza San Marco or Rialto Bridge) or close to airport transportation, trains, and cruise ships.

Where to Stay in Venice and Mestre
Doze like a doge in a palatial hotel, or huddle with the hoi polloi in a dormitory. It's up to you--and your pocketbook.

Early-Morning Flights from Venice
Departing at dawn? Learn where to spend your last night and how to reach the airport in the morning
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Accessible Hotels in Venice
We list wheelchair-accessible hotels that are convenient to both airport ground transportation or the railroad station and sightseeing.

Hostel

Generator Hostel Venice (Ostello Venezia)
This stylish, design-themed hostel is in a converted granary on the island of Giudecca, a short vaporetto ride from the historic center.

Hotels

Hotels Near the Piazza San Marco
If you're a first-time visitor to Venice, you'll probably want to stay near St. Mark's Square, the Basilica, and the Doge's Palace. Our article describes hotels on all sides of the Piazza, in every price category.

Venice Airport Hotels
Got an early flight or heaps of luggage? Whether you're going to Marco Polo or Treviso airport, pick a hotel that's convenient to transportation.

Venice Railroad Station Hotels
If you're in Venice for only a few days, stay at a hotel that you can reach easily on foot from the station--even with heavy luggage.

Venice Cruise Terminal Hotels
My four-page article describes hotels near the Piazzale Roma (for Marittima), San Basilio, and the shuttle pier at San Marco-Vallaresso.

Hotel Ai Due Fanali
If you're looking for a romantic, moderately-priced hotel within a few minutes' walk of the railroad station or the Piazzale Roma, the Ai Due Fanali is a great choice. It's on a quiet little square next to the Grand Canal, and you can eat breakfast on a rooftop terrace.

Alloggi Marinella
This delightful first-class inn (equivalent to a three-star hotel) is on a quiet neighrhood street right off the Piazzale Roma. It's especially handy for cruise passengers or guests with early-morning flights from Venice Airport.

Hotel San Moisè
This three-star hotel in San Marco is perfect for a honeymoon or romantic weekend--especially if you book a room overlooking Venice's most musical canal.

Hotel Cipriani
Venice's most exclusive resort hotel is just a few minutes by private launch from St. Mark's Square.

Locanda del Ghetto
If you're Jewish or simply have an interest in the Venetian Ghetto, try this newish hotel in Venice's medieval Jewish quarter.

Luna Hotel Baglioni
Crusaders slept at Venice's oldest hotel in 1118. Nearly 900 years later, the Luna is still serving luxury-minded guests at the same location next to the Piazza San Marco and Napoleon's Royal Gardens.

Best Western Hotel Bologna (Mestre)
If you prefer to stay on the mainland, this excellent and affordable hotel is hard to beat: It's directly across from the Mestre Railroad Station, where you can catch trains into Venice from early morning until late in the evening.

Hotel Continental (Treviso)
Treviso's Canova Airport serves Ryanair, Wizzair, Germanwings, and several other budget airlines. The 1950s-style Hotel Continental is a convenient place to stay on your way in or out of Treviso.

Molino Stucky Hilton: Airport and Cruise Transportation
This large, expensive hotel and convention center is in a former industrial quarter on the island of Giudecca, but it's surprisingly accessible from the airport and cruise terminals.

San Clemente Palace (archived review)
This luxury hotel on a beautifully landscaped 17-acre private island has 205 rooms, a swimming pool and tennis courts, and its own 12th Century church. The hotel is 15 minutes from San Marco by private launch. (Update: The hotel closed late in 2012 and is waiting for a buyer.)

Rentals/Self-Catering

Venice Vacation Apartments
If you're staying in Venice for longer than a few nights, why not pretend to be a Venetian?

A Home Away From Home
This general article on European vacation rentals includes photos and a description of a three-bedroom apartment in Santa Croce. From Europe for Visitors.

Palazzo Albrizzi Apartment
Well-heeled Venetophiles will enjoy this historic flat on the piano nobile of a palace near the Campo San Polo, which has 6 bedrooms and has been in the same family for more than 300 years.

An Apartment in Venice
Durant and our son stayed in this moderately-priced one-bedroom flat near the Campo Santa Maria Formosa. (This article is accompanied by a photo tour of the apartment.)

An Apartment in Cannaregio
This attractive two-bedroom apartment has a huge living room, beamed ceilings, and a nice location between the Campo SS. Apostoli and the Fondamente Nove.

Rental Agency: @home/Mitwohnzentrale
Helga Gross and her staff can help you find a furnished apartment or room for a short or extended stay.

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