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Best Venice hotels near the train station
Most visitors to Venice, whether travelling by air or rail, arrive at the city at the train station. If arriving late, or if only staying for a fleeting time, it can make sense to stay in a hotel in this area. Although the train station’s immediate surroundings are not the most salubrious, a short distance away to the east, in the Cannaregio district, or across the Grand Canal in Santa Croce and San Polo districts make ideal locations. The other advantage of choosing one of the best Venice hotels near the train station is that they offer good value for money.
Walk a few streets back from the Grand Canal in the Cannaregio district and you’ll discover a surprisingly peaceful area. Here you will find several lovely churches - including Tintoretto’s local church, the Madonna dell’Orto which contains some of his works - and the poignant Jewish Ghetto with its Jewish Museum and several synagogues. Across the Grand Canal from the station, in the Santa Croce and San Polo districts, and next to the city’s second largest square, Campo San Polo, the biggest draw is the Franciscan church, the Frari with its dizzying collection of art and sculptures. Further east, is the famous Rialto Market - where you will hear more Italian than foreign voices - beside its equally famous Rialto Bridge.
Best Venice hotels near the train station
- In a quiet area near the ghetto, and overlooking a small square, the nine-room Locanda del Ghetto offers elegantly understated rooms in a beautifully simple 15th-century townhouse. A very peaceful retreat.
- Mid-way between the station and the Frari, Ca delle Corte has elegantly traditional rooms, some with frescoes, a tiny roof terrace for breakfast and a shady courtyard. There’s also a self-catering apartment that can sleep up to seven people.
- The 15th-century Cima Rosa has just three beamed and softly coloured bedrooms that mix contemporary and traditional furnishings, and is quietly tucked away in the Santa Croce district but still on the Grand Canal. It also has a quiet courtyard.
For somewhere convenient for travel yet not too far from the city’s sights, choose one of the best Venice hotels near the train station. For a wider choice all over the city, check out all our Venice recommendations, or contact a friendly guru for advice.
Locanda del Ghetto 9 rooms from $112Venice
An understated and romantic 15th Century Locanda, in the old Jewish Ghetto of Venice. Off the beaten track, quiet and good value, you get the chance to see a new side of the city away from the throngs of tourists. Simple rooms, some with terraces overlooking the square, are charming and comfortable.Local exploring - Explore this hisotrical and fascinating area of Venice, with monuments, museums, cultrual centres and even Kosher restaurants!Great walks - Cannaregio has remained mostly unchanged by the floods of tourists, explore its narrow streets and discover the 'real Venice'.Sights nearby - The hotel is located directly above the Schola Italiana Synagogue, one of the five Synagogues of the Old Jewish Quarter.Full of character
Ca della Corte 11 rooms from $127Venice
Classically Venetian B&B with rooms and apartments. Softly coloured rooms, some with frescoes, private balconies, oil paintings, chandeliers and statues. Very characterful and great value for family or a group of friends.GroupsValue chicFamiliesSights nearby - Walking distance of the Rialto Bridge and San Marco area.Recommended by - I Escape
Cima Rosa 3 rooms from $192Venice
Traditional 15th century Palazzo with views of the Grand Canal. Three elegant rooms with a charming blend of antique furniture & contemporary features and a charming outdoor courtyard, perfect for evening drinks. A great base for a city break - owners have lots of local knowledge.Sights nearby - Great location in the Santa Croce neighbourhood. Easy access to all of Venice's top attractions with a Vaporetta stop close by.Outstanding location - Cima Rosa is right on the Grand CanalGreat walks - Secret Gardens of Venice Walking TourSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Sawdays