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Ca’ Maria Adele
Venice’s most elegant small hotel is a mix of classic style and modern design. Five “concept rooms” take on themes from Venetian history: the Doge’s Room is draped in deep red brocades, while the Oriental Room is inspired by the travels of Marco Polo. Ca’ Maria Adele’s location is a quiet spot near the church of Santa Maria della Salute. $$$-$$$$ Dorsoduro (photo, right)

Colombina is on a quiet canal, just minutes from bustling San Marco. Many of the rooms, all with deep bathtubs and most with dramatic Murano chandeliers, face this canal; at night, all you can hear is the lapping of the water. There’s an ample breakfast buffet. $$$$ San Marco
On a quiet street, just a 10-minute walk from Piazza San Marco, you’ll find this small family-run hotel. The intimate rooms are a surprisingly elegant mélange of exotic, multiethnic furnishings. The international decor suggests a sensual, early 20th-century atmosphere. In fine weather breakfast is served in the inner courtyard. $$-$$$ San Marco (photo, right)

Istituto San Giuseppe
Rooms are spartan in decor but spotless and very quiet. Book well ahead, as the unbeatable prices draw crowds. Curfew is at 11 (10:30 in the winter) and no breakfast is served. You’ll need patience to deal with the language barrier if making reservations over the phone, but your virtue is rewarded with a remarkable deal. $ Dorsoduro

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Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege
Aptly nicknamed “Villa of the Wonders,” this patrician retreat once served as the Russian embassy. Conservative rooms are outfitted with Venetian-style antiques and fine tapestry. Pensione Accademia Villa MaravegeFINAL2.jpgThe location is on a promontory where two side canals converge with the Grand Canal, which can be seen from the garden. Book well in advance. $$-$$$ Dorsoduro (photo, right)

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