Guide to Venice Hotels with Maps
Venice Hotels, How Shall I Get There?
Venice Hotels, Public Bus Boat Navigation Lines in the Venice Lagoon
This Venice Hotels Guide allows email and online booking on all kind of Hotels, from cheap Bed and Breakfast lodging to luxury and cheap Venice hotels; the first things you'll need to know are how to reach Venice first, and then how to reach your booked Hotels.
Venice is a very particular city for Hotels logistics but overall regard the "normal" behaviour of most local services providers, so you'll better read carefully our Important Warnings section by section.
Reaching Venice Hotels/ Apartments from Venice Airport (TOP)
To reach the Venice apartments and Hotels there are two landing opportunities, the International Venice Airport, located in the Mainland, and "Nicelli" Aero club located in the Isle of Lido.
Only the first Venice Airport allows international lines to land, but when you travel to Venice Hotels on a small private aircraft, the second would fit better.
Once out of the Venice Airport in Tessera, you can choose to go to the Venice Historical Centre Hotels by sea or by land.
Getting to Venice Hotels from Venice Airport by Sea
There are two main ways to reach the Venice Hotels located in the Historical centre of Venice from the Airport: with Alilaguna bus boats at an affordable price, but then having to walk at less a while to reach the Venice Hotels, or hiring a water-taxi that will cost you nearly ten times more but will take you straight to the Venice Hotels of your choice.
The journey between the Venice Airport and the Hotels will be from 45 minutes to about two hours long.
Venice Hotels, Important Warning:
A normal fare Venice Airport - Venice Hotels should actually (2006) be around 80 €, but we know of many cases where unaware people has been deceitfully charged even up to 200.
Reaching Venice Hotels from the Venice Airport by Land (TOP)
There are regular and cheap bus services between Venice Airport and Piazzale Roma (see detailed Venice bus terminal map), which will lead you there in about half an hour.
Taxis are also available for a just 15 minutes journey and a more comfortable transport.
Both the means, anyway, will leave you just at the door of the Historical Centre of Venice, quite far from most Venice Hotels (see Piazzale Roma on the general Venice Map), with the choice between a long walk to the Hotels, a bus boat to arrive at least near to them, or the need to hire a water taxi, which will bring you very near to most Venice Hotels but will cost you, even for few minutes of navigation, many times more than what you have just paid for the taxi on wheels.
Reaching Venice Hotels by Land
Venice and her Hotels are connected to the Mainland via a four Kilometres long bridge across the Lagoon. Therefore you can arrive here either by train or with your personal car or bike, but you will not be allowed to reach the Venice Hotels on wheels, except the Hotels in Venice Lido and the Hotels in Piazzale Roma or very near to the Railway Station (detailed information to reach Venice Hotels by land).
Reaching Venice Hotels by Train (TOP)
The railroad bridge ends in the Northwest side of Venice, in an area that, of course, is full of Hotels.
Nevertheless - your - Hotels could be quite far. Venice Hotels located, I.E., in St. Mark Square’s zone, would require a walk of about half an hour; Venice Hotels in Castello 45 minutes or more.
Just in front of the Railway Station, the bus boats are available to spare you a good part of the walk to the Venice Hotels. You can count on veniceXplorer map’s bus-boat stop search to locate where it will be more convenient for you to disembark, to be as near as possible to the Venice Hotels you’ve chosen.
When you locate your Venice Hotels on our maps, indeed, locating the closest two bus boat stops is just a click away. Venice bus boat fares are not exactly cheap, but very, very convenient in front of reaching the Venice Hotels by water taxi, as told before.
Reaching Venice Hotels by Car (TOP)
Parking a car in Venice is quite an all sort of a job also if you are lodged in Luxury Venice Hotels. Between the hundreds of Venice Hotels in the Historical Centre, just one has its own garage, this Hotel, located exactly - in - Piazzale Roma.
Aside the Venice Lido Hotels, of course. You can reach Venice Lido Hotels by car with a ferryboat.
If you are not going to book that particular Hotel or to choose Venice Lido Hotels, your choices to park the car are listed here.
Reaching Venice Hotels by Bike (TOP)
No vehicles are admitted in the Historical Centre of Venice, not even simple bikes nor Venice Hotels guests’ ones.
You could push your one by hand to your booked Venice Hotels, up and down Venice bridges, but be aware to have a confirmation from the Hotels themselves.
Some Venice Hotels are very small, and they might have problems accommodating bikes even in your own room, cause Hotels’ stairs are usually very narrow.
Venice Hotels guests, as well as other tourists, benefit of some free parking spaces in Piazzale Roma (see our detailed map at Motocycle Free Park menu item)for their bikes and motorbikes. These parking are unattended, so you park for free but at your own risk.
Whenever you are a Venice Hotels guest or not, f you are a biker do not forget to visit the beautiful collection of photos at Motoclub Mestre site.
Along the Grand Canal