Cheap Venice Hotels
Venice is top of most people’s lists on any trip to Italy or Europe. As a result it can be a pricey destination. But as this incredible city continues to submerge into the lagoon year on year, it would be a crime to forgo visiting perhaps the most charming and awe-inspiring place on Earth.
Most cities are unpopular in the height of summer, however Venice is fortunate enough to have a beach and you can take a cooling dip after a day of sightseeing. If you visit during Carnival Venice will reveal itself at its most spectacular with parties, colourful costumes and a sparkling sea of masks. However if you want to experience the carnival of Venice cheap hotels are hard to come by unless you book in advance.
Whatever boxes you want your Venice hotel to tick - beautiful design, access to the beach or a room with a view – check out some of the best budget options…
Best for…the beach
Hotel Riviera occupies an enviable spot on Lido, just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. Some of the rooms overlook the sea but all guests can enjoy the sea view from the terrace. A great way to explore the area and promenade is by bike and the hotel offers cycle hire. The hotel is air conditioned, there is an onsite bar and breakfast is included.
Campo Santa Margherita is a pretty square, a popular meeting place for fashionable twenty-somethings. There are contemporary restaurants with alfresco dining and also nice local bars. Al Gallo is a family-run hotel within stumbling distance of this local hotspot. The air-conditioned rooms sleep 2-4 people and most are en suite. It is also just 20 minutes from Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Best for…budget luxury
You can’t get much more central than this. Hotel Ateneo is housed in a traditional 17th century Venetian house and just a short walk to Piazza San Marco. The lush internal courtyard and rather opulent rooms mean you can feel a little bit spoilt on your Venice trip. The hotel even boasts its own private gondola and water taxi landing stage. From the second storey drawing room balcony you can watch life on the canal float by with views across to the Scala Contarini del Bovolo and La Fenice, the opera theatre.
Best for…the views
Venice is simply breathtaking. And you will want to spend every minute possible soaking up the spectacular scenery. Locanda Sant’Anna overlooks a wide canal and Isola di San Pietro di Castello, famed for its stunning cathedral. If you don’t fancy being right in the centre of Venice and the tourist throng of Piazza San Marco, this is an excellent choice. The hotel is located in a quiet neighbourhood close to the public gardens and the Park of Remembrance but only 5 minutes’ walk from the vaporetti stop and 15 minutes’ walk to Saint Mark’s Square. In the summer months, your free breakfast is served in the charming garden and with en suite rooms sleeping 2-4 people, it is also ideal for families.
Venice, the city of canals, is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice. The city stretches across numerous small islands in a marshy lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers.
The Venetian Republic was a major sea power and a staging area for the Crusades, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially the spice trade) and art in the Renaissance.