Venice Cruise Terminal Hotels
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Hotels near the Zattere (for all piers)
ABOVE: An Alilaguna airport boat stops at the
The Zattere is a pedestrian
promenade that runs along the Dorsoduro side of the Giudecca Canal, which is the
main channel for cruise ships that are going to or from the
Venice cruise terminals. Midway along the
canal are stops labeled "Zattere" for ACTV, Venice's public
waterbus network, and Alilaguna
(which operates airport boats between
Marco Polo Airport and various points in
the city center).
Line stops at the Zattere on its way between Marco Polo Airport and the
Marittima cruise terminals.
The trip between the Zattere floating pier and the Marittima ship basin takes
only 12 minutes and costs 7 euros, making it convenient to stay at a hotel near
the Zattere if:
Your ship is arriving or departing from Marittima. (Large
ships generally use Marittima; small and mid-size ships often use the
San Basilio pier, which we discuss on page 4.)
You're coming from (or going to) Venice Marco Polo Airport.
The following hotels are convenient to Alilaguna's Zattere pier:
Venice's first "Design Hotel" is an Art Deco-inspired boutique hotel next to the
Gallerie dell'Accademia. From the Zattere boat landing, you can roll your
suitcase a few short, level blocks to the hotel without crossing any bridges.
Hotel La Calcina
This long-established and popular hotel is on the waterfront, near the Alilaguna
and ACTV boat piers. If you're on a tighter budget and don't mind shared
bathrooms, try the two-star
Seguso next door.
Hotel Belle Arti
From the Zattere, you can reach the Belle Arti without crossing any bridges:
Just bear left as you leave the Alilaguna pier and head down the wide cross
street (Rio Terà Antonio Foscarini). Continue a block or so
to the hotel, which is on the left side of the street.
Accademia Villa Maravege (3 stars)
This garden hotel overlooking the
water has a loyal following, so
book well in advance if you want a room. (The Accademia Villa Maravege is on the
Grand Canal side of Dorsoduro, but it's an easy walk from the Zattere with only
one small bridge to cross near the hotel.)
Hotel American Dinesen
We don't know how or when the Hotel American got its name, but
if you're expecting a Hilton or a Travelodge, think again: The hotel occupies a
17th Century palazzo and has a completely Venetian decor. It overlooks
a canal that runs between the Zattere and the Grand Canal; you'll need to cross
one small bridge on your way to the hotel.)
This hotel offers great value in an upscale neighborhood near the Peggy
Guggenheim Collection and the Santa Maria della Salute Church. It's a bit
farther from the Zattere Alilaguna stop than the hotels listed above, but the
walk is mostly level with three footbridges between the boat stop and the hotel.
For the hotels that may be convenient if you don't mind walking
a little farther, see
Hotels near San Basilio on page 4 of this article.
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