These 5 hotels are just a short walk from Venice's airport buses, land taxis, and People Mover (which serves the Tronchetto parking garage and the Marittima cruise terminals).
The Piazzale Roma is a transportation hub on the edge of Venice's historic center. It's the last place that you can reach by land taxi, airport bus, car, or bicycle before you enter the citywide pedestrian zone.
In our Venice Hotel Guide at Venice for Visitors, we have articles about hotels that are convenient to airport transportation, the railroad station, the cruise terminals, and other locations (including hotels within a 10- to 15-minute walk of the Piazzale Roma).
In this post, we'll focus on just five hotels that are either directly on the Piazzale Roma or a couple of minutes away with only one small bridge to cross.
Directly on the Piazzale Roma:
The Santa Chiara is at the northwest corner of the Piazzale Roma, next to the Ponte della Costituzione or Calatrava Bridge that crosses the Grand Canal to the Venezia Santa Lucia railroad station.
The hotel has 40 rooms--some in the original historic palazzo, some in a fancy new wing, and a few in an annex (the Residenza Parisi). Wi-Fi is free, and parking is available nearby for a fee. For more information, click the link above or go directly to the Hotel Santa Chiara pages at Booking.com.
The Ca' Doge is a small inn that faces the People Mover station, where automated trams provide frequent, inexpensive service to the Tronchetto parking island and the cruise terminals at Marittima.
In addition to its six rooms, Ca' Doge has a private parking lot on the premises, which makes it unique in central Venice.
The inn's location isn't lovely, but it's perfectly safe, and it's convenient if you're arriving or departing with heavy or bulky luggage.
For more information, click the link above or see the Ca' Doge pages at Booking.com.
One small bridge away from Piazzale Roma:
The Papadopoli (named after a noble Venetian family of the 1700s) is part of the McGallery Collection of boutique hotels operated by Sofitel, an upscale French hotel group.
The hotel has 97 rooms, a restaurant, and a bar with a private library. It's only two minutes or so from the Piazzale Roma over a low stone bridge that's easy to cross with luggage.
For more information, click the link above or go directly to the Hotel Papadopoli Venezia pages at Booking.com.
The three-star "Hotel Harlequin" is extremely easy to reach from the Piazzale Roma. You just walk through the trees at the edge of the square to a canal, turn right, cross a small bridge, and there you are.
The Arlecchino has 24 rooms, and we suggest spending a little more for a room with a canal view.
For more information, click the link above or go directly to the Hotel Arlecchino pages at Booking.com.
The Best Western Hotel Olimpia is a sister property of the Hotel Arlecchino. It's just to the right of the latter as you cross the footbridge from the Piazzale Roma.
The hotel has 35 rooms and suites, a private garden, and a bar.
For more information, click the link above or see the Hotel Olimpia pages at Booking.com.