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Driving to Venice - where to stay?

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Driving to Venice - where to stay?

My family and I are driving to Venice as part of a trip round Europe. Can you help with where we could stay since I understand we cannot take our car onto the island. Looking for average family accomodation for a few nights.

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1. Re: Driving to Venice - where to stay?

Begin by clicking on the "Hotels" tab at the top of the page. You will need to park your car in a large car park and then travel to your accommodation with ALL your luggage (leaving it in the car isn't very wise) so choose an hotel close to the vaporetto stops on the Grand Canal.

Parking

http://www.innvenice.com/en.Car-Parkings.htm

Hotels near Piazzale Roma (as close as you can go with a car)

europeforvisitors.com/venice/articles/venice…

These involve the least walking with luggage. However, you can take luggage on the vaporettos (water buses) down the Grand Canal to other accommodation.

Always, always look at the hotel instructions for getting there. Humping luggage up and over a number of small bridges, all with a minimum of 6 steps, is no fun.

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2. Re: Driving to Venice - where to stay?

One more thing...don't be tempted to stay in Mestre. It might be more convenient for parking your car close to your hotel, but you will lose the Venetian experience you came for. Stay on Venice Island.

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3. Re: Driving to Venice - where to stay?

If you stay in Mestre you can do everything that tourists whose hotels are in Venice do except sleep there, and for budget-minted travelers who would like to cut their expenses by over 60%, that is reason enough to book a room in Mestre while visiting Venice. Thousands do it every year, and if the reviews are any indication, most seem genuinely pleased with their choice.

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4. Re: Driving to Venice - where to stay?

Mestre will be cheaper...maybe. But there are affordable places on Venice Island. I've done both (many times). But opposing viewpoints are always good. Make your own decision based on the facts. But if you search the Venice forum you'll see countless suggestions to choose Venice Island.

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5. Re: Driving to Venice - where to stay?

If it is family accommodation and the visit is for 4 days or more, consider an apartment. We have used The Red House Company and been really pleased with the apartment. Near Rialto bridge overlooking 3 canals. We parked at Trocadero, at the far end of the parking building, about 100 metres from the Vaporetto stop. Parking was around €25 per night.

http://www.venietiam.com/index.aspx

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