ABOVE: A view of St. Mark's Basin from the
altana, or roof terrace. BELOW: The hotel's entrance, and
another rooftop view.
Location: On the
Riva degli Schiavoni, the waterfront promenade that runs eastward from
the Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: San Zaccaria.
want a hotel facing St. Mark's Basin, but your budget runs more to
prosecco than to vintage Champagne.
The Hotel Paganelli's main building is just a few minutes from the
Piazza San Marco, the Basilica, and the Doge's Palace on foot. The
waterbus piers of San Zaccaria and Pietà
are in front of the hotel.
Paganelli also has an annex in the Campo San
Zaccaria, a pretty little square that's even closer to the Piazza San
Marco but lacks waterfront views. Guests in both locations have access
to the main building's roof terrace, and free Wi-Fi is available in all
public areas and guest rooms.
In the first image, the Paganelli's main building is
on the far right side of the waterfront promenade. The Campo San
Zaccaria (where the hotel's annex is located) is toward the
left and inland, by the San Zaccaria Church.
The second photo shows a close-up of the hotel's
main building, which is the cream-colored façade
on the right side of the footbridge.