Hotel San Moisè
ABOVE: A view from Room 107 at the Hotel San Moisè.
INSET BELOW: A view of the hotel's courtyard from above.
west of the Piazza San Marco, next to the San Moisè Canal. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: San Marco.
You want an affordable hotel with a romantic atmosphere near the
Piazza San Marco and the
Gran Teatro La Fenice,
Venice's rebuilt opera house.
Hotel San Moisè occupies a 16th Century palazzo with a
stone-paved courtyard that looks like a movie set. Walk past the
wellhead and up the stone staircase, and you'll find rooms that ooze
with over-the-top Venetian decor. Some rooms have views of the San Moisè
Canal, where "Gondola
Serenade" tours cruise past the hotel (complete with accordions and
crooning baritones) and disappear into the neighboring Rio delle Veste.
As you might guess if you read our
illustrated in-depth review,
we're fond of the Hotel San Moisè, and we think you're likely to enjoy
it if you're looking for a comfortable and pleasant three-star hotel in
the heart of the San Marco district.
Note: Rooms vary in size and
location within the hotel. If you can afford it, spring for a "superior"
or "luxury" room, which will offer more space and a better view than a
"classic" or basic room.
In the first aerial image, the Hotel San Moisè
is near the left side of the map, just to the left of the canal next
to the words "Ramo Primo." The San Marco
and airport-boat platforms are to the south, on the waterfront, and
the Piazza San Marco is
the large trapezoidal area above the water.
In the second photo, the Hotel Moisè
is the curved building in the foreground next to a canal, with a
courtyard behind it. (The hotel entrance is in a narrow street just
to the right of the canal intersection.) On the square at upper
left, you can see the edge of the San Moisè Church's façade
and--next to the water--the five-star Hotel
Bauer. From this small
campo, it's only a two- or three-minute walk to the Piazza