Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena
ABOVE: Deck chairs in the hotel garden.
INSET BELOW: The Hotel Sant'Elena at night.
Location: In the Sant'Elena
residential district, near the tip of Venice's historic center.
You want a peaceful, quiet, and almost completely tourist-free location
between the Piazza San Marco and the Lido's Adriatic beaches.
Hotel Sant'Elena (officially the Best
Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena) is in a quiet neighborhood of
apartment buildings and parks on the very edge of Venice's historic
center. From the nearby Sant'Elena vaporetto landing, you can
take a water bus to the Piazza San Marco area (3 stops) or the Lido (1
stop). Or you can follow the waterfront promenade to San Marco. The walk
takes 20 to 30 minutes, and you'll pass the park of the Biennale
modern-art exposition along the way.
The hotel has 76 rooms and suites. It's an especially good bet for
families in the summer, since the hotel is child-friendly, parks are
nearby, and you can reach the Lido in a few minutes by public boat.
The top satellite image shows the Piazza San Marco
at left, the hotel's district at right (just left of the words
"Isola di Sant'Elena), and--across a narrow strip of lagoon--the
Lido di Venezia with its beaches facing the Adriatic Sea.
In the lower close-up photo, you can see the
Sant'Elena vaporetto stop on the waterfront, next to the
park. The Best Western Premier Hotel Sant'Elena is the yellow
building with private lawns near the right side of the photo,
alongside the Viale Piave.