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Hotels on the Lido's Main Street

From: Lido di Venezia (Venice Lido)

Hotel Ausonia & Hungaria

ABOVE: Spring blossoms add color to the garden of the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria, an historic four-star hotel on the Lido's main shopping street, the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta.

Hotels by the Lido S.M.E. waterbus stop

These hotels are extremely convenient if you plan to spend most of your time exploring Venice, because they're only a few meters from the Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta vaporetto and  airport-boat station. They're also handy if you're departing or arriving by ship at Venice's Marittima cruise terminals. (Alilaguna's Linea Blu airport boat offers direct service between Lido S.M.E. and Marittima.)

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If you're bringing a car, read our ACTV No. 17 Venice-Lido Car Ferry article.

Hotel PanoramaHotel Panorama (4 stars)
This small, highly-rated hotel faces the waterfront. Many of its 22 double and triple rooms have views of Venice and boat traffic in the Lagoon. (Free parking.)

Hotel BelvedereHotel Belvedere (3 stars)
The Belvedere is directly across from the ACTV and Alilaguna waterbus piers. It has 30 rooms, and Wi-Fi is included in the rates. (Free parking.)

Hotel RivieraHotel Riviera (3 stars)
Pets are welcome (with no extra charges) at this popular 60-room hotel on the Lido's waterfront. Rooms include singles, doubles, triples, and quads.

Hotels between the waterbus stop and the Adriatic beaches

The following hotels are a few minutes inland from waterbus station on foot. They're located directly on the island's main shopping street, the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, which runs directly from the boat stop to the Lido's public beach over level ground.

Grande Albergo Ausonia & HungariaGrande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Wellness and Spa (4 stars)
For a memorable taste of early 20th Century glamour and style, book a room or a suite at the Ausonia & Hungaria, an historic hotel that opened in 1907. The hotel's façade is covered in mosaic tiles, and much of the furniture in the public rooms is original. The spa, which offers Thai massages, is a 21st Century amenity. (Free parking.)

Hotel Le BoulevardHotel Le Boulevard (4 stars)
This 54-room hotel is in the heart of the Lido's business district, in a location that's busy in the daytime but quiet at night. It has a comfortable lobby, a bar, and private parking. The waterbus station is only two blocks away.

Hotel CristalloHotel Cristallo (2 stars)
For value, it's hard to beat the Hotel Cristallo, which is only a few minutes on foot from the waterbus stop on the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta. Don't let the 2-star category fool you: The Cristallo has an elevator, many of the air-conditioned rooms are quite large, and rates include free Wi-Fi. Be sure to try the croissants at the breakfast buffet, which are excellent by Venetian standards. (Tip: If you visit the Cristallo for three days or longer during the summer months, you'll have free access to a private beach club nearby.)

Next page: Lido villa and resort hotels

In this Lido travel guide:
Lido di Venezia - Introduction
Layout and orientation
Getting to the Lido
Lido to Venice by public transportation
Hotels on the Lido's main street
Lido villa and resort hotels
Restaurants and food
Beaches and recreation
Lido photos: Transportation
Lido photos: General scenes
Lido photos: Beaches
Lido map

Also see:
Lido hotels and vacation apartments (general information)
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Durant Imboden photo.Durant Imboden has written about Venice, Italy since 1996. He covered Venice and European travel at for 4-1/2 years before launching Europe for Visitors (including Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl Imboden in 2001.

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