Venice: 5 cheap hotels with great locations

Posted in: Venice Hotels


hotel ai do mori
Bell tower views for a song at the Ai Do Mori. Photo: EuroCheapo.

Let’s be honest: In the romantic maze that is Venice, there isn’t really a bad location. But then again, a sleep across from St. Mark’s Basilica is pretty hard to beat. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our top picks for best-located hotels in Venice. Whether you want to be steps from Piazza San Marco, or on your own quiet square, we’ve got an afforable hotel for you.

1. Hotel Ai Do Mori 
Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles from: €40

Remember that sleep across from St. Mark’s? Couldn’t be a Cheapo, right? (Wrong.) In addition to its hard-to-beat location, the darling Hotel Ai Do Mari offers rock-bottom rates. Plus, most of its 11 guest rooms (with or without private bath) boast bell tower views.

2. Hotel Galleria
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Doubles from €80

Oh, what a crush we’ve got on this sweet one-star hotel. Rooms are simple (and some are comically small), but you’ll be hard-pressed to find cheaper accommodations on the Grand Canal. The historic charmer (poet Robert Browning enjoyed the views from these windows) is situated right next to the Accademia Bridge and offers views galore.

3. Albergo San Samuele
Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles from €40

The super-Cheapo San Samuele strikes that rare balance: It’s oh-so-central (within easy walking distance from the Opera House, Rialto Bridge and more), but its quiet location near Campo San Stefano manages to feel off the beaten path.

locanda fiorita

Get a square deal at the Locanda Fiorita. Photo: EuroCheapo

4. Albergo Doni
Neighborhood: Castello
Doubles from €50

The 16th-century building that houses this quiet one-star hotel sits on a canal, just two corners away from St. Mark’s Square. Rooms are basic (no air conditioning here) but cozy, and they look out over the canal or a back garden.

5. Locanda Fiorita
Neighborhood: San Marco
Doubles from  €80

We’re not sure what we like best about this friendly one-star hotel: its wisteria-covered entrance or its location on the quiet square, Campiello Novo o dei Morti, near Campo San Stefano. Ask for a room on the Campiello (you’ll be glad you did).

Want more? Check out our full list of cheap hotels in Venice.

And tell us: What’s your favorite place to stay in Venice?

About the author

Suzanne Russo

About the author: Suzanne Russo thinks of herself as equal parts California Girl and New Yorker. She moved from San Francisco to New York four years ago to pursue her MA in English, and her obsession with all things New York life and history hasn’t dwindled yet. She is a freelance writer, director of the San Francisco-sponsored, New York literary pub crawl, Lit Crawl, and constant wanderer.

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