Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
ABOVE: A Costa ship passes the Hilton Molino Stucky in early evening.
INSET BELOW: Architectural detail from the restored flour mill.
Location: On the island of La
Giudecca, across from the San Basilio cruise pier.
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: Giudecca (by the hotel).
cruising from the Marittima ship basin, or you're visiting Venice in the
summer and want to soak in a rooftop pool after a long day of
As the words "rooftop pool" suggest, the Hilton Molino Stucky is a
full-service hotel for well-heeled visitors--Americans in
particular--who want familiar comforts and conveniences. The hotel,
which occupies one wing of a restored flour mill, has a wide range of
rooms and suites, all with coffee makers (something that you won't find
in the typical italian hotel). Other amenities include multiple
restaurants and bars, a spa, and a free shuttle boat to the
Zattere and San Zaccaria (next to
the Piazza San Marco).
For more information on getting to or from the hotel, see our
Molino Stucky transportation article (which has practical advice for
both airline and cruise passengers).
In the top photo, the Hilton Molino Stucky faces the
Giudecca Canal near the bottom right corner of the image. The San
Basilio cruise terminal for small- to mid-size ships is directly
across from the hotel, while the main Marittima cruise basin is at
upper left. (The Alilaguna Blue Line
airport boat runs
from the hotel to the Marittima piers.)
The second photo is a close-up of the Molino Stucky,
which was a derelict flour mill until it was restored a few years
ago. The Hilton occupies the wing with the copper-clad steeple (you
can see the rooftop pool just behind the tower), along with some of
the buildings behind. The rest of the molino consists of