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Cheap hotels in San Marco, Venice

Located to the east of the Grand Canal, the San Marco neighborhood is the city's commercial, tourist and religious core. The magnificent Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and Saint Mark's Basilica rightfully attract wandering tourists (and hungry pigeons) like a magnet. The area around the glorious Rialto Bridge on the north side of the district is a beautiful, bustling mess, where boats unload, tourists amass and stores and street vendors hawk everything from upscale fashions to €1 Carnivale masks and snowglobes.

Between the landmarks, countless churches, restaurants, shops and sights make San Marco the busiest neighborhood in Venice. Things calm down a bit around the southern part of San Marco near the Accademia Bridge, in the area surrounding Campo San Stefano. Dominated by the San Stefano church, the streets on the southern end are filled with performers, little shops, restaurants and far fewer tourists.

Sleeping in San Marco: Although the district is packed with hotels, most of these aren’t really on our radar as they tend to be either four- and five-star numbers housed in former palaces or uninteresting chain hotels with predictable rooms (and unpredictable rates). Most budget travelers, therefore, look to neighboring Castello for a better deal.

However, there are a few notable hotels in San Marco that still offer a great value. Our favorites from the list below include the Hotel Ai do Mori (a Cheapo classic literally across the street from St. Mark’s Square), and the Albergo San Samuele (budget boutique near San Stefano).

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Albergo San Samuele, Venice

Address Salizada San Samuele 3358 (San Marco)

The super-cheapo San Samuele blends the boutique and antique.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$51

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Hotel Ai Do Mori, Venice

Address Calle Larga 658 (San Marco)

Winning the Cheapo Award for “Best Location on a Budget,” the tiny Hotel Ai Do Mori offers comfortable rooms at rock-bottom rates across the street from St. Mark’s Square.

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$51

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Al Gazzettino, Venice

Address San Marco 4971 (San Marco)

Tucked away somewhere near the Rialto Bridge and, the three-star hotel offers traditionally decorated Venetian guest rooms.

8.6 Guest Rating

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Locanda Art Deco, Venice

Address San Marco 2966, Calle delle Botteghe (San Marco)

Situated in a palazzo from the Belle Epoque era, the Locanda Art Deco is a darling of a guesthouse that, unfortunately for cheapos, has gotten more expensive in recent the years.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$101

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Casa Cosmo Lodging House, Venice

Address Calle de Mezzo, 4976 (San Marco)

The intimate Casa Cosmo Lodging House is a family affair with four simple rooms near the Rialto Bridge.

8.8 Guest Rating

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$80

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Hotel Noemi, Venice

Address Calle Dei Fabbri 909 (San Marco)

The Hotel Noemi is a designer gem, with "gilt-y" pleasures galore and an unbeatable location between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. 

7.8 Guest Rating

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$89

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Locanda Fiorita, Venice

Address San Marco 3457/A (San Marco)

The Fiorita offers 10 happy rooms, housed in a flower-covered palazzo near the Campo San Stefano.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$127

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