Venice Mestre and Marghera Hotels
ABOVE: Room 361 at the Best Western Hotel Bologna,
across from the Mestre train station.
The following three hotels are great choices if you plan to use
Mestre as a base for excursions into Venice. All three are directly across the
street from the Mestre Railroad
Station, which is served by the
ATVO Fly Bus from Marco Polo
trains to Venice depart frequently and take only 10 to 12 minutes to reach the
city center. If you're headed for the Marittima or San Basilio cruise
terminals, you can hire a taxi for about €30.
Don't let the four-star rankings of these hotels put you
off if you're on a budget: Rates are quite reasonable, especially by Venice
Best Western Hotel Bologna
This is an outstanding hotel, especially for the
price. The hotel has been around for more than a century, but its interior is
thoroughly up-to-date. Services include a book exchange, free Wi-Fi, and a
number of free Internet terminals in the lobby.
Parking is available at the
Hotel Bologna, and you can choose from two restaurants: the
upscale Datura or the more affordable Datura Quick Lunch and a bar-bistro.
(Gluten-free products are available in the breakfast room by special request.)
The Plaza is modern, with 210 guest rooms. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, parking is
available at the "Parking Stazione" next door, and there's a stylish bistro-café,
the Soul Kitchen, at street level.
The Tritone is a renovated 1960s hotel with free Wi-Fi, two PCs
in the lobby, and parking next door. Like the Bologna and Plaza, it has high
ratings from guests who have reserved through our booking partner,
Other hotels in Mestre
If you're primarily interested in using Mestre as a base for
travel to Venice, your best bet is a hotel by the
Mestre Railroad Station. See "our top
recommendations" above or consider the three-star
Roberta, which are fairly close to the Stazione.
a hotel near a
city bus route to Venice's Piazzale Roma or the Mestre train station may be worth considering. Examples include
the beautifully situated, three-star
Vivit (inset photo) and
Venezia in Mestre's historic center, or the tour- and business-oriented
Quality Hotel Delfino on the busy, modern Corso del Popolo.
Staying at a hotel near the Autostrada, or
on the outskirts of Mestre toward Marco Polo Airport, makes sense only if
you're looking for a place to spend your last night before driving to
the airport and dropping off your rental car. Examples of such hotels
Best Western Titian Inn Hotel & Residence,
Courtyard by Marriott Venice Airport,
Annia Park Hotel Venice Airport, the
Hotel, and the
Hotel Gronda Luganare.
For more hotel possibilities on the mainland, see the
(Please note that some mainland hotels are in Marghera,
a suburb on the other side of the railroad tracks from Mestre.
The residential areas of Marghera are pleasant and quiet, but downtown
Mestre has more to offer visitors.)