If you're traveling with children or looking for a resort
experience during the summer, try staying at a villa or
resort hotel near the water or in one of the Lido's residential neighborhoods.
Many of these hotels have private gardens where you can relax after a long day
the listings below, we've focused mostly on hotels that are within walking
distance of the Lido S.M.E. waterbus station. (Other villa and resort hotels
on the Lido may be too far from the center to be convenient unless you have
Villa Laguna (4 stars)
The Villa Laguna is the only Lido hotel
with a private waterfront location facing the Venetian Lagoon and Venice's
historic center. From your room or the waterside bar and restaurant terrace, you can enjoy
views of the Campanile di San Marco and other Venice landmarks. The hotel
has its own water-taxi pier and is only a short walk south from the vaporetto
and airport-boat station.
Best Western Hotel Villa Mabapa (4
The Villa Mabapa is an Art-Nouveau hotel near the Lido
San Nicolò car-ferry pier, slightly north of the Lido's main shopping
and restaurant district. It has 70 rooms, all with free Wi-Fi. Parking is
also free. A restaurant is on the premises.
Russo Palace (4 stars)
From the Lido S.M.E. vaporetto
and airport-bus station, it's about a 10-minute walk toward the north along
the waterfront promenade to the Hotel Russo Palace. The hotel was built as a
private mansion in the 1930s and has 22 rooms.
Quattro Fontane (4 stars)
The "Four Fountains" is in a
residential neighborhood south of the Lido's shopping and restaurant
district. It's housed in a chalet-style villa and has a private water-taxi
pier on an adjacent canal. In good weather, you can have breakfast, lunch,
or dinner in the hotel garden.
Western Biasutti Hotel (4 stars)
comfortable hotel with a garden and patio is located a couple of blocks
south of the Lido's main shopping street, midway between the Lagoon and the
Adriatic beaches. It has 69 rooms, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the villa.
(Parking is also free, subject to availability.)
Villa delle Palme (3 stars)
The Art Nouveau-style "Villa of the
Palms" was built a century ago as a private mansion. The hotel, which is
surrounded by a large garden with 30 palm trees, has a belvedere with a sun
terrace above the roof where you can enjoy views of the Lido, Venice, and
the Venetian Lagoon.
Villa Cipro (3 stars)
For location, the
Villa Cipro is a winner: It's just off the Lido's main street, in a quiet
neighborhood but within a few minutes' walk of the Lido S.M.E. vaporetto
and airport-boat station. Restaurants, shops, and beaches are all nearby.
The hotel has 20 guest rooms, a bar, and a private garden where breakfast is
served in good weather.
La Meridiana (3 stars)
The Meridiana is a 35-room garden villa
in the center of the Lido, about 100 meters from the beach. From the hotel,
you can walk along the Via Lepanto to the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta
and the ACTV/Alilaguna waterbus station, which is about 10 to 15 minutes
Atlanta Augustus (3 stars)
This 37-room hotel faces a canal on
the Via Lepanto, south of the Lido's main shopping district. Higher-priced
penthouse suites have Jacuzzi whirlpool baths and private terraces with
Byron (3 stars)
The Byron is a few blocks south of the Gran
Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, in a quiet residential neighborhood. It has 37
rooms (including connecting doubles for families), a garden, and an American
Casanova (3 stars)
The 11-room Villa
Casanova is a "bio first class inn." It's housed in a 1930s villa that has
been renovated with non-toxic materials such as Travertine marble, cork, and
oil-polished wooden floors. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, free
baby cots, a bar, a private garden, and an organic breakfast buffet.
Hotel Villa Edera (3 stars)
With 23 pet-friendly rooms and a
location just south of the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, the Villa
Edera is a convenient hotel if you like being near (but not on) the Lido's
main shopping and restaurant street. During summer, breakfast is served in
Hotel Villa Pannonia (4 stars)
has more of a "design hotel" vibe than the usual Venice or Lido hotel, with
modern guest rooms, stylish public rooms, and contemporary art inside a
renovated villa that was built by an aristocratic family from Eastern Europe
in the early 1900s. The hotel also has a
garden and free Wi-Fi. It's located just a few minutes from the ACTV and
Alilaguna waterbus station, about midway between the Venetian Lagoon and the
Residence Venezia 2000 (3 stars)
The Venezia 2000 is one of the few hotels on the Lido
that overlook the Adriatic Sea: It's located on a waterfront boulevard, the
Lungomare Gabriele D'Annunzio, just north of the main street from the Lido
S.M.E. waterbus station. The hotel has a courtyard, roof terrace, bar, and
restaurant. Parking and Wi-Fi in public areas are free.
Rigel (3 stars)
This modern 42-room hotel
is only a few minutes on foot from the Lido S.M.E. waterbus stop, shops, and
restaurants. It has a garden, a bar, and a "pets stay free" policy. You can
rent bikes at the reception desk.
La Pergola (2 stars)
If you're on a budget, La Pergola may be right for you:
It's a couple of blocks north of the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta,
which makes it easy to reach from the public waterbus station. The hotel has
14 rooms (all with free Wi-Fi), a patio, and a garden where breakfast is
served on sunny days.
B&Bs and apartment hotels
Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
The 500 B&B is an easy walk from the
Lido S.M.E. boat station. It's located just across a canal from the Via
Lepanto, which leads south from the island's main shopping street. The B&B
has five air-conditioned rooms with private baths, a garden, and a kitchen
that guests can use.
delle Rose (B&B)
This tiny (three-room) bed and breakfast offers its
guests a number of perks, including free Wi-Fi, free parking, and the use of
a refrigerator. The Casa della Rose is slightly inland from the Lagoon
waterfront, about 500 meters or a third of a mile from the Lido S.M.E.
Villa Gabriella (B&B and apartments)
This converted Palladian-style villa is just inland from the Lido's Adriatic beaches, about a
15-minute walk from the Lido S.M.E. vaporetto and airport-boat
stop. (If you're traveling with heavy luggage, you can hire a taxi for the
800-meter or half-mile distance.) The Gabriella's self-catering apartments are convenient
for families and couples traveling together, and the rooftop observatory
offers great views of the Lido, Venice, and the Adriatic Sea.
You'll need to book early if
you want to nab one of the two guestrooms at Casa Robinig, which is on a
residential street just north of the Gran Viale Santa Maria
Elisabetta. The B&B's reasonable rates include Wi-Fi Internet
Lagoon & Residence
Fifteen suites and
apartments are available at the Oasis, which is located on the Lido's Lagoon
waterfront about 10 minutes north of the Santa Maria Elisabetta
vaporetto and airport-bus station. Wi-Fi and parking are free, but
you'll pay extra if you want breakfast.
A luxury hotel on the Lido:
Excelsior (5 stars)
stars flock to this Moorish-style palace during the Venice Film Festival.
The Excelsior is a long walk or a short taxi ride from the Lido's center,
but it can be a good choice if you're looking for a swanky resort hotel with
a swimming pool, tennis courts, a beach club, and a private shuttle boat to