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Hotels near the Zattere (for all piers)

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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 port. 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).

Alilaguna Blue 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 only a little more than a vaporetto fare, 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 are more likely to 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 airport-boat stop:

  • Palazzo Veneziano signPalazzo Veneziano (4 stars)
    This renovated historic building on the Zattere is only a short walk from the San Basilio cruise terminal (which is used by river vessels, small- to medium-size oceangoing ships, and hydrofoils that cross the Adriatic to Croatia). It has 84 rooms, some with Jacuzzis and/or canal views. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel Nani Mocenigo PalaceHotel Nani Mocenigo Palace (4 stars)
    You won't need to cross any bridges to reach this wonderfully-situated hotel just inland from the Zattere. From the Alilaguna stop, the hotel is less than five minues away over level pavement. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • SHG Hotel Salute PalaceSHG Hotel Salute Palace (four stars)
    The Salute Palace is a bit of a walk from the Alilaguna pier at Zattere (with several small bridges to cross), but once you're there, you'll be in the heart of Dorsoduro's upscale arts district. The hotel lies on a sunny canal, and an upscale restaurant--the Bistrò da Cici--is on the premises. Check guaranteed rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel Ca' Pisani, VeniceCa' Pisani (4 stars)
    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. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel Pensione Calcina, VeniceHotel La Calcina (3 stars)
    This long-established and popular hotel overlooks the Giudecca Canal near the Alilaguna and ACTV boat piers. If you're on a tighter budget, try the pleasantly old-fashioned Pensione Seguso next door.

    Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability for the Hotel La Calcina:

 ...and for the Pensione Seguso:

  • Hotel Belli Arte entranceHotel Belle Arti (3 stars)
    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. If you want to save money, try the Belle Arti's cheaper annex, the Domus Cavanis, across the street. 

Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability for the Hotel Belle Arti:

...and for Domus Cavanis:

  • Palazzo Guardi, VenicePalazzo Guardi
    This upscale bed-and-breakfast is within walking distance of the Alilaguna Blue Line airport-boat stop at Zattere, with no bridges to cross. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel Pensione Accademia e Villa MaravegePensione Accademia Villa Maravege
    This long-popular Venetian hotel (which once served as a Russian embassy) was featured in Summertime, the 1955 movie starring Katherine Hepburn. It has a large private garden, and its 27 rooms have either garden or canal views. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel American DinesenHotel American Dinesen (3 stars)
    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. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability:

  • Hotel Messner, VeniceHotel Messner (2 stars)
    This hotel offers good 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. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reviews, and availability :

  • Hotel Galleria sign, VeniceHotel Galleria (1 star)
    Don't let the Galleria's one-star category fool you: This is a decent hotel that faces the Grand Canal and the Accademia art museum. It's a straight shot down the Rio Terà Antonio Foscarini from the Alilaguna pier at Zattere. Check guaranteed lowest rates, reiews, and availability:

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.

Next page: Hotels on the Lido and Murano (for Marittima 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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