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ABOVE: Venice airport buses and land taxis arrive and depart near the four-star Hotel Santa Chiara, which is alongside the Piazzale Roma overlooking the Grand Canal.

Hotels near the Piazzale Roma

These hotels are very handy for early departures by bus or taxi.

AC Hotel Venezia by Marriott (3 stars) is a 79-room design hotel that opened in 2018. Its entrance is on the Piazzale Roma, near airport buses and the People Mover station, but most rooms are on a quiet side street, and the back of the hotel faces a boat-lined canal.

Hotel Santa Chiara (4 stars, photo at top of page) is directly on the Grand Canal and the Piazzale Roma, next to the Calatrava Bridge. The hotel has a new, modern wing attached to its original palazzo.

photoHotel Olimpia (3 stars, photo at right) is over a small bridge from the Piazzale Roma. This hotel has a private garden with beach umbrellas and deck chairs.

Ca' Doge has a "town house suites, 1st category" rating, which makes it comparable to a 3-star hotel. The Ca' Doge is fully air-conditioned, offers free high-speed Internet access, and (unusually for Venice) has parking on the premises for a daily fee.

Try these hotels if you're traveling light or don't mind bouncing your luggage up and down the steps of a few bridges:

Hotel Antiche Figure (3 stars) is in a quiet location across the Grand Canal from the Piazzale Roma and the railroad station. Singles, doubles, and triples are available.

Hotel Airone (2 stars) has single and double rooms, some facing the Grand Canal. To reach it from the Piazzale Roma, head down the steps toward the water, turn right, and walk along the fondamenta or promenade.

Alloggi MarinellaAlloggi Marinella (3 stars) has high guest ratings from users--including us--and it's located on a quiet, tree-lined street with an open-air café nearby. The hotel is only a block from the Piazzale Roma, away from the buses and the boats but close enough to be acceptable if you're wrestling with luggage. (The railroad station is about five minutes beyond the Piazzala Roma.) 

The Alloggi Marinella has a garden where you can sit and relax in good weather. Our advice: Splurge for a superior room in the section by the canal, where--if you're lucky--you'll have a private patio.

photoHotel Arlecchino (3 stars, photo at right) is across one small footbridge from the Piazzale Roma on the Fondamenta delle Burchielle. It has rooms for one to four guests, the entire hotel is air-conditioned, and you'll appreciate the lift if you're traveling with heavy luggage. (The staff were friendly and helpful, and our room had a great canal view during a recent stay.)

photoHotel Canal & Walter (3 stars) has single to quad rooms, some of which face the Grand Canal. It also has a private courtyard and garden (a rarity among Venice hotels) where breakfast is served in warm weather.

Hotel Gardena (3 stars) is only about three minutes from the Piazzale Roma, with two low footbridges to cross. The hotel has a garden where breakfast is served in good weather, and the fondamenta along the Tolentini Canal is especially pleasant on sunny days (when you're likely to see students from Venice's university of architecture talking in caf├ęs and bars).

Hotel Papadopoli VeneziaHotel Papadopoli Venezia (4 stars) is affiliated with France's Sofitel group. The Papadopoli is a good choice if you're looking for an upscale hotel with a concierge, restaurant, bar, and other services. It's located right behind the public gardens next to the Piazzale Roma. (The bridge that leads to it has a gentle incline, making it easy to negotiate with luggage.)

photoHotel Abbazia (3 stars) in is a side street close to the railroad station, across the rollerbag-friendly Calatrava Bridge from the Piazzale Roma. It's a converted monastery with a pulpit in the former refectory (now the breakfast room). Some rooms overlook the large garden where breakfast is served in good weather.

photoIf you're willing to head slightly farther afield, you could book at Alloggi Al Gallo, the 15th Century Al Sole (3 stars), the Carlton on the Grand Canal (4 stars, photo at right), Palazzo Odoni (3 stars--and yes, it's a real family-owned palazzo), or the popular 2-star Falier. (The Falier is a 10-minute walk from the Piazzale Roma, but it's close to one of the liveliest squares in Venice, the Campo Santa Margherita. The Frari church is also nearby.)

Hotel Ai Due Fanali roof terraceWe've saved three of the best hotels for last. You'll need to cross two small bridges and walk about 10 minutes to reach them, but you'll love their peaceful setting on a quiet little square next to the Grand Canal.

The trio includes the 3-star Ai Due Fanali (which has a rooftop breakfast room and lounge), the 4-star Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort with its lovely gardens overlooking the water, and the Canal Grande (4 stars), which has several rooms facing the Grand Canal.

Apartments near Piazzale Roma:

If you prefer self-catering flats to hotels and restaurants, a vacation apartment is worth considering. Several are extremely close to Piazzalr Roma with its airport buses and land taxis:

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