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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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
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.
Helga Gross and her staff can help you
find a furnished apartment or room for a short or extended stay.