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Hotel Santa Chiara photo

ABOVE: Venice airport buses and land taxis arrive and depart near the three-star Hotel Santa Chiara, which is alongside the Piazzale Roma overlooking the Grand Canal.


  • Tip for cruise passengers: The hotels on this page are good choices if you're arriving or departing on a Venice cruise, since it's only a short taxi ride from the Piazzale Roma to the Venice Cruise Terminal.

Hotels near the Piazzale Roma

These hotels are very handy for early departures by bus or taxi.

Hotel Antiche Figure (3 stars) overlooks the Grand Canal and has a top rating among guests who have booked through Venere. Singles, doubles, and triples are available.

Hotel Santa Chiara (3 stars, photo at top of page) is next to the Grand Canal, by the Piazzale Roma and the Calatrava Bridge. It has a private parking lot, which may be convenient if you arrived with a rental car. The Santa Chiara even has an ISO 9001 quality-management certification.

photoHotel Best Western Olimpia (3 stars, photo at right) is over a small bridge from the Piazzale Roma. This Best Western affiliate has a private garden with beach umbrellas and deck chairs.

Ca' Doge has a "town house suites, 1st category" rating, which makes it comparable to a 3-star hotel. The Ca' Doge is fully air-conditioned, offers free high-speed Internet access, and is next door to a parking garage.

Try these hotels if you're traveling light or don't mind bouncing your luggage up and down the steps of a few bridges:

Hotel Airone (2 stars) has single and double rooms, some facing the Grand Canal. To reach it from the Piazzale Roma, head down the steps toward the water, turn right, and walk along the fondamenta or promenade.

Alloggi MarinellaAlloggi Locanda Marinella (3 stars) has high guest ratings from Venere users--including us--and its location couldn't be better: The hotel is a block from the Piazzale Roma, away from the buses and the boats but close enough to be acceptable if you're wrestling with luggage. (The railroad station is about five minutes beyond the Piazzala Roma.) 

The Alloggi Marinella has a garden where you can sit and relax in good weather. Our advice: Splurge for a superior room in the Alloggi section by the canal, where--if you're lucky--you'll have a private patio. See the illustrated hotel review on our main site.

photoHotel Arlecchino (3 stars, photo at right) is across one small footbridge from the Piazzale Roma on the Fondamenta delle Burchielle. It has rooms for one to four guests, the entire hotel is air-conditioned, and you'll appreciate the lift if you're traveling with heavy luggage. (The staff were friendly and helpful, and our room had a great canal view during a recent stay.)

photoHotel Canal & Walter (3 stars) has single to quad rooms, some of which face the Grand Canal. It also has a private courtyard and garden (a rarity among Venice hotels) where breakfast is served in warm weather.

Hotel Gardena (3 stars) is only about three minutes from the Piazzale Roma, with two low footbridges to cross. The hotel has a garden where breakfast is served in good weather, and the fondamenta along the Tolentini Canal is especially pleasant on sunny days (when you're likely to see students from Venice's university of architecture talking in caf├ęs and bars).

Hotel Papadopoli VeneziaPapadopoli Venezia (4 stars) was formerly a Sofitel and is now affiliated with the AccorHotels "Made in Italy" quality group. The Papadopoli is a good choice if you're looking for an upscale hotel with a concierge, restaurant, bar, and other services. It's located right behind the public gardens next to the Piazzale Roma. (The bridge that leads to it has a gentle incline, making it easy to negotiate with luggage.)

photoHotel Abbazia (3 stars) in is a side street close to the railroad station, across the rollerbag-friendly Calatrava Bridge from the Piazzale Roma. It's a converted monastery, with some rooms overlooking the large garden where breakfast is served in good weather. The Abbazia's rooms include doubles, triples, and quads.

photoIf you're willing to head slightly farther afield, you could book at Al Gallo, the 15th Century Al Sole (3 stars), the Carlton on the Grand Canal (4 stars, photo at right), Palazzo Odoni (3 stars--and yes, it's a real family-owned palazzo), or the popular 2-star Falier. (The Falier is a 10-minute walk from the Piazzale Roma, but it's close to one of the liveliest squares in Venice, the Campo Santa Margherita. The Frari church is also nearby.)

Hotel Ai Due Fanali roof terraceWe've saved three of the best hotels for last. You'll need to cross two small bridges and walk about 10 minutes to reach them, but you'll love their peaceful setting on a quiet little square next to the Grand Canal.

The trio includes the 3-star Ai Due Fanali (see the illustrated review on our main site), the 4-star Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort with its lovely gardens overlooking the water, and the Canal Grande (4 stars), which has several rooms facing the Grand Canal.

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