Hotels for Venice - Jan '14 - $220 Max

Nov 1st, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Hotels for Venice - Jan '14 - $220 Max

I am planning a trip for my husband and I. We will be in Venice for 3 nights, and i am finding the hotel choices very overwhelming.

I'd like some suggestions, our price range really maxs out at $210 per night. I'd like to be near st. mark's square. since it will be Jan, i don't want to have to make 30 min walk to the main sights.

I know we won't be in our room to much but i'd also like a room that is not a shoe box.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I find one hotel i like but then i read reviews and i just don't know if its good any more.

This i also the last part of our trip, 3 nights each in Rome then Florence first, so i'd like this part of the trip to be a nice capstone to the vacation.

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Nov 1st, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Starhotels Splendid Venice San Marco Mercerie, 760, 30124 Venice, Italy - Rialto Stop is 5min walk and 5 min walk to St. Marks, Good Rooms, Service, Water door, rates are around 225.00+
Hotel Kette San Marco 2053 Piscina San Moise, 30124 Venice, Italy - San Marco Stop is 3 min walk, P. San Marco 5 min walk, smaller hotel more personal, good service, water door, rates are around 245.00+
both have good web sites to check them out
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Nov 1st, 2013, 01:47 PM
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The OP's budget limit is about 155-160 euros per night at the current exchange rate. Rates will probably be higher on weekends.

nmtrumble, you should be able to get into the Hotel Flora depending on your exact dates, but I would look beyond the San Marco area. Even in January.
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Nov 1st, 2013, 01:52 PM
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And perhaps a perennial Fodor favorite, Locanda Orseolo.
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Nov 1st, 2013, 03:10 PM
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Typical hotel rooms in Venice are shoe boxes, especially the hotels in the heavily congested area around San Marco. The "economy" rooms at Hotel Flora are smaller than shoe boxes, more like a glove box. I believe the same is true at the Locanda.

Space in Venice comes at a steep premium. It's just the way it is there. January can get very cold and damp. Staying close to San Marco is probably a good idea, unless the place floods.
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Nov 1st, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Assuming (perhaps incorrectly) you're not going over the New Year's holidays, January is just about the slowest time of year for Venice. You should pretty much be able to take your pick of hotels because the rates will be so low (comparatively speaking). Your best bet is to go to and plug in your dates. You can have the prices shown in $ or in Euro. Remember, the dollar amount is only an estimate of what the euro rate is on any particular day - not a reliable indication of what it will be a couple of months from now. Once you've narrowed down your favorites, you can google the hotels and check out their own websites. Very often they've got better rates if you book with them directly. Have fun deciding!
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Nov 1st, 2013, 04:01 PM
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try this url (filtered by date & location: san marco)
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Nov 2nd, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Check out this one, which will be in line with your budget:

It's a ten minute walk from the Rialto Market/Rialto Bridge.

I see all of Venice as "the main sight". Not merely St. Mark's Square. You will be near a few museums and the aforementioned market and bridge. And very very close to a vaporetto stop.

Have fun!
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Nov 2nd, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Look at Hotel la Calcina Pensione Accademia.
We enjoyed Hotel Flora and our room wasn't small.
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Nov 2nd, 2013, 02:23 PM
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We stayed at Locanda Orseolo and our room was not a shoebox, nor a glovebox. It was a Superior courtyard room and was quite spacious with a lovely big bathroom and beautiful decor, very Venetian.

We loved this hotel and the staff who were so friendly and helpful. Located near St.Mark's but tucked away from all the busyness.
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Nov 2nd, 2013, 02:41 PM
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I second the suggestion of not necessarily staying near San Marco. Much of the beauty of Venice is located everywhere else. And you'll want to explore that.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 09:25 AM
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If you don'r mind a bed and breakfast, Ai Tagliapietra b&B is fantastic. Very close to San Marco, nice rooms, very clean, free wifi, and a fantastic owner who will go out of his way to make you welcome (Lorenzo). He directed me to a tiny gelatteria with the best chocolate gelato ever!
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Try Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo; we stayed there last year and it is delightful. Competent, friendly staff and well-located. I think that it is in your price range and is ranked #4 by TA.
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I have stayed at the HOtel Flora several yrs ago and loved it but checked prices for our stay Sept 2014 and the prices range from $301 (for a shoebox) - $475 US (larger overlooking garden) and that is with today's exchange rate. This is way beyond the budget of nmtrumble who is seeking advice. Perhaps they are much lower in january due to weather.
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Nov 13th, 2013, 07:46 PM
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That's September rates, and September is high season. The OP is going in January. A Superior Double at the Flora for random, mid-week dates in January 2014 is currently running 154 EUR (US$218) per night. The next category down is 135,50 EUR (US$192) per night.
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Nov 18th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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We stayed at just last month and thought it was quite nice. It is managed by the Violino D'Oro hotel which is directly in front of it and both are only a 3 minute walk to the square. Felt removed from the touristy day time but also very close to vaparottos and variety of restaurants. The staff were a great help in providing maps, directions, and advice (and a very nice breakfast). Just make sure you have a good walking map to the hotel BEFORE you get there. Even GPS is hard to use in Venice.
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