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Hotels near San Basilio and Santa Marta

The San Basilio quay and terminal building are at the foot of the Fondamente delle Zattere, a pedestrian promenade that extends all the way from the S. Basilio vaporetto stop to the tip of Dorsoduro where the Grand Canal and Giudecca Canal meet at St. Mark's Basin. (See a photo in our Dogana di Mare article.)

Consider yourself lucky if your ship is moored here, because the historic center is just across a small wooden footbridge from San Basilio. (The Santa Marta pier, used by river vessels and other ships, is an extension of the San Basilio pier.)

San Sebastiano Garden hotelFor proximity to the San Basilio terminal, there are several clear winners:

  • Excess Venice Boutique Hotel & Private Spa (formerly the Hotel San Sebastiano Garden)  is a 4-star hotel on the Fondamenta San Sebastiano, across a canal from the Church of San Sebastiano and only 4 minutes from the pier over level ground after you've crossed one small bridge. The hotel has a private garden where you can enjoy breakfast or drinks outdoors in good weather. Accommodations range from double rooms to junior suites.
    Hotel San Sebastiano Garden courtyardCheck guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability for the Hotel San Sebastiano Garden by clicking the button below, and book early if you want one of the 18 rooms during the cruise season. (You can always cancel if you change your mind, as long as you don't book at a non-refundable rate.)

  • Avogaria Locanda photoAvogaria 5 Rooms is a "design B&B" just beyond the Hotel San Sebastiano and down a side street, about 4 minutes from the cruise terminal. For a touch of luxury, book a junior suite with private garden. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel Ca' Nobile Corner, VeniceHotel Ca' Nobile Corner (3 stars) faces the Campo Santa Margherita, within easy walking distance of the San Basilio terminal. You enter through a doorway that leads into a traditional Venetian courtyard, with steps leading up to the reception area of the nine-room hotel. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • imageHotel Tiziano (3 stars) is behind and to the north of the San Basilio terminal, with one small bridge to cross during your five-minute walk. It has only 14 rooms and is close to the IUAV university of architecture and design, so book ahead if possible:

Several other hotels are inland near the San Basilio terminal:

  • photoAntica Locanda Montin (2 stars) is a 12-room pension above the historic restaurant of the same name. The restaurant is a bit pricey; the Locanda's rates are more reasonable, although some rooms lack private facilities. Reserve far in advance if you want to stay at this simple but celebrated establishment. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • photoHotel Pausania (3 stars) occupies an atmospheric 14th Century Gothic palace near the Campo San Barnaba, where you'll find small restaurants, bars, shops, and the city's famous vegetable barge. The Campo Santa Margherita--one of Venice's liveliest squares--is also close by. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

If you have rolling suitcases, it may be easier to stay at a hotel on the Zattere, a waterfront promenade on the Giudecca Canal. You can easily walk along the Zattere to or from the San Basilio cruise terminal without getting lost. As a bonus, hotels on or near the Zattere are easy to reach from Venice Marco Polo Airport on the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat. (Use the Zattere boat stop.) For Zattere hotel listings, click here.

Other hotel tips for San Basilio:

  • If you don't mind wrestling your suitcases aboard a crowded public waterbus, you can stay at any hotel near the No. 2 vaporetto line and take the boat to the San Basilio stop, which is at the base of the Zattere next to the port. For example, you could stay at one of the Piazzale Roma hotels in this article (which are convenient to the ATVO airport bus) or near the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop above the Piazza San Marco. Both locations served by the No. 2 vaporetto line.

  • If you do have quite a bit of luggage, it may be easier to stay near the Piazzale Roma and get a taxi to the pier. (Again, see our page of Piazzale Roma hotels.)

  • The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is worth considering if you don't mind a boat ride across the Giudecca Canal and have money or Hilton loyalty points to burn. The Molino Stucky is almost directly opposite the San Basilio pier. (From the hotel, a free shuttle boat runs to the Zattere, where you can turn left and follow the waterfront promenade to the cruise terminal with one bridge along the way. Another possibility is to take the No. 2 vaporetto from the nearest ACTV stop to San Basilio.)  Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

Next page: Hotels near the Zattere (for all piers)

In this article:
Venice Cruise Terminal Hotels
Hotels near Piazzale Roma (for Marittima piers)
Hotels near Piazza San Marco (for Marittima piers)
Hotels on the St. Mark's Basin waterfront (for Marittima piers)
Hotels near San Basilio (for San Basilio and Santa Marta piers)
Hotels near the Zattere (for all piers)
Hotels on the Lido or Murano (for Marittima piers and the airport)

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