Where to stay in Venice and the Veneto region

Important Tips Before Choosing a Hotel or Apartment in Venice:

  1. There must be a vaporetto stop (water tram) near the hotel, as walking through the narrow streets with a suitcase, even for 656 feet (200 meters), is extremely uncomfortable.
  2. The closer to the Rialto Bridge or St. Mark’s Square, the better. These are Venice’s two main attractions, and everything is centered around them.
  3. If it’s your first time in Venice or you’re only staying for 1-2 nights, you should not choose accommodation on the nearby islands or in the Mestre area.

My Favorite Hotels List:

  • Hotel Rialto is a worthy 4-star hotel. I stayed here twice, right at the Rialto Bridge, and it has a perfect location. I recommend it to all lovers and romantics.
  • Baglioni Hotel Luna – uncompromising 5 stars right at St. Mark’s Square, where my friends stayed. Not just a hotel, but a museum! The only possible downside is the price, but if it does not deter you, go for it confidently. Also read the article about the best 5-star hotels in the center of Venice.

Special Filters I Use to Search for Hotels, With High Ratings Based on Real Reviews:

Each hotel’s listing shows the distance to the attraction, which ideally should be no more than 1640 feet (500 meters).
I also stayed on the Lido Island, a 30-minute vaporetto ride to St. Mark’s Square, at Hotel Riviera. The Vaporetto stop is right across the street, with champagne for breakfast and a quiet neighborhood.

In Mestre, I stayed at Hotel Plaza – an excellent budget hotel at 150 euros per day right opposite the train station.