Hotels on the T1 tram line to Venice
From: Venice Mestre & Marghera
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ABOVE: A T1 tram from Mestre arrives at Piazzale
Roma, the gateway to Venice's historic center.
Venice's transit authority, opened a new T1
tram line between Mestre and Venice's Piazzale Roma in
September, 2015. (An older line, the T2, runs on a different route within Mestre
and surrounding areas.)
A hotel along the T1 tram route is worth considering if you're
traveling by car, because you can park your car in Mestre, jump on the tram, and
reach Venice in 15 minutes or so. (Parking in Mestre is much cheaper than in
Venice, and many of the hotels on this page offer free parking.)
If you've arriving or departing by air or rail, we suggest
staying closer to the Venezia Mestre
railroad station and its ATVO Fly Bus
stop. (See our listings for Mestre
hotels and Marghera hotels near the
station.) Still, for air travelers, there is another option: Take the
Venice airport bus from Marco
Polo airport to Venice's Piazzale Roma,
then catch a T1 tram to your hotel.
Most of the hotels on this page are along the eastern half
of the T1 tram line (the red line between
Mestre Centro (Piazzale Caldini) and
Venezia Piazzale Roma) on
this map. You may need to walk two or three blocks from your hotel to
the nearest stop.
Trams run about every ten minutes from early morning until
late evening. ACTV has a
timetable in PDF format that shows feriale (weekday) and festivo
(Sunday and holiday) schedules. You can buy ACTV tram/bus tickets at
tobacconists, newsstand, and most hotel reception desks. (Be sure to
validate your ticket by holding it against the electronic reader after
When you've clicked through to a hotel page from the
listings below, click the
"Check location" mini-map below the search box to see the hotel's exact
Elite Hotel Residence ****
Modest travelers might be turned off by the
glass-walled baths in some rooms, but others will appreciate this 85-room
hotel's wide choice of room types (including mini-apartments). The full-service
hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking,
a well-equipped fitness room, and a bar-restaurant on the premises.
Hotel Alexander ****
and free Wi-Fi are standard at this hotel, which also has a bar and restaurant.
Children under 8 stay free (if no extra bed is needed), and connecting double
rooms are available.
This 51-room hotel has a bland modern exterior, but if
offers a number of appealing amenities, including a bar, free Internet access
(both wired and Wi-Fi), and free parking.
San Carlo ***
The San Carlo has 27 rooms,
free parking, and
free Wi-Fi. (Pets stay free, too.) A tram stop is close to the hotel, and you
can buy tickets at the reception desk.
Ca' dei Baricoli ***
This hotel has 14 rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in
the lobby, and you can park your car on the premises for a fee. The Viale San
Marco and the T1 tram line are only a few blocks away.
San Giuliano ***
The 55-room San Giuliano is directly across a canal from
a newly-gentrified area of Mestre with marinas, offices, and a convention
center. Unlike some of its competitors, it offers triples and quads in addition
to the usual single and double rooms, and Wi-Fi is free. (No parking is
available, so skip this hotel if you're traveling by car.)
Hotel Guidi **
The Guidi is close to a T1 tram stop, and it's next to a small canal. The
two-star hotel has 17 single, double, triple, and quad rooms with free Wi-Fi,
and Booking.com's guest surveys have elicited praise for the friendly staff.
Parking is available for a fee.
Hotel Delle Rose **
This two-star hotel has 26 rooms,
a patio where breakfast is served in good weather, and free Wi-Fi. Parking is
available for a fee.
This B&B is housed in a traditional villa. It
has 10 rooms, free Wi-Fi, and free
parking. The villa is located slightly north of
Piazzale Cialdini, the hub of Mestre's two tram lines. (When you catch the tram,
be sure to board the T1 to Piazzale Roma.)
The Giada is tiny--it has only three rooms--but
a shared kitchen is available, and so is
Hotels in central Mestre (and beyond)
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