- WHERE TO STAY
- CRUISE PORTS
Cheap hotels in Venice are relative; Venice is an expensive place to stay in the main visitor months - but there are perhaps a surprising number of simple hotels in very central locations that won't break the bank.
As you might expect room rates in Venice are highly seasonal, at the height of the season around June or July you may pay three or four times what you pay in the winter season between mid November and March.
If you are looking to stay in one of the peak months and especially at the weekend, try to book at least two months or more in advance to avoid availability issues at the best choices.
As there is no road transport within the city of Venice you also need to factor in the cost and possible stress of getting to your accommodation.
The gateway to Venice unless you get a water service from Venice Airport will be at the western end of the city of Venice by the causeway that connects it to the mainland. Here you will find the railway station, bus station and cruise terminals.
Nearly all hotels will require you to use a scheduled public boat which can be very crowded or a very expensive water taxi.
Your accommodation may be some way from the nearest jetty and the lanes and alleys of Venice are not conducive to rolling luggage along the ground.
If you are on a budget you might want to check out Mestre, the town at the mainland side of the causeway which has better value hotels and potentially very simple transfers from the airports and railway to your accommodation.
The hotels on this page are small, mostly independent hotels of 1 or 2 stars. Breakfast may or may not be included and what you get for breakfast varies greatly which has an impact on value for money. The cheapest rooms may not be en-suite.
Located in the Cannareggio area, Hotel Henry is just a 10-min walk from Santa Lucia Train Station & 5-minute walk from the San Marcuola water-bus stop, providing direct links to Saint Mark's Square. It offers recently renovated rooms with marble or parquet floors. All rooms offer a satellite TV and air conditioning. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower cabin.
Rooms: Double and triple rooms
Location: Santa Lucia Station 800m
Sweet Venice offers rooms in a 17th-century building in the very heart of Venice. Saint Mark's Square is a 4-minute walk from Sweet Venice, while the Rialto Bridge is 700m away. Each simple room has air conditioning. The bathroom is shared. Paid Wi-Fi is available in some hotel rooms.
Rooms: Double/twin, triple rooms
Location: St. Mark's Square 300m, Rialto Bridge 700m
Venice Santa Lucia Train Station is 5-minute walk from the property, while Rialto Bridge is 0.9 miles away. Cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and are accessible by stairs only. Free toiletries and vending machine for snacks. Next to Campo San Geremia Square the immediate area is full of shops, bars and restaurants.
Rooms: Double & triple rooms
Location: Santa Lucia Station 300m
Set just 200 m from Venice Santa Lucia Station, Hotel Il Moro Venezia offers en suite rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The Piazzale Roma car park is five minutes' walk away. Breakfast included in the room rate is provided daily in the small dining room or in your room. The surrounding area is filled with restaurants and cafes. Walking tours, canoeing, happy hour...
Rooms: Single, double/twin & triple rooms
Location: Santa Lucia Station 250m
Just 150m from Santa Lucia Train Station, in central Venice. The classic-style rooms at Florida Hotel are decorated with antique wood furniture, carpets and artwork. Each air-conditioned room features satellite TV and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served every morning (included). 24-hr front desk. Free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Rooms: Single, double/twin rooms
Location: Santa Lucia Station 150m
Located just five minutes’ walk from the Rialto Bridge. Rooms have a traditional Venetian decor, including some with views of the Santi Apostoli Canal. Air-conditioned rooms have a private bathroom. Some feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. 24-hr reception and a restaurant. Ten minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square. Free Wi-Fi in all areas.
Rooms: Single, double/twin & triple rooms
Location: St. Mark's Square 250m
A 5-min walk from Santa Lucia Station in the historic centre of Venice with private internal courtyard/terrace with a peaceful atmosphere. Just a few steps away you can catch a Vaporetto (water bus) to Saint Mark's Square. Your room comes with air conditioning and satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi in all areas. 24-hr reception. Bar. Good breakfast included.
Rooms: Single, double and triple rooms
Location: Santa Lucia Station 100m