We stayed for two nights in July. The room was clean and roomy, the bathroom large and functional. The in-room safe was of the old style, using a key instead of a combination. Our room was separated from another room only by a door (so that the rooms could be rented together as a suite), so we could hear the television in the next room at times.
No in-room fridge or coffee maker, but breakfast was decent (as European breakfast rooms go). Parking was a definite plus, but the secured lot is a short distance from the hotel and parking reservations are needed. You will need to pull up and double park in front of the hotel in order to get the electronic key to the parking area.
We took the train to Venice from Padua, and I recommend it highly. The train station is an easy walk from the hotel and tickets are easy to obtain even if you don't speak Italian. The best way to get the schedule is to use the automated ticket machines in the station. It will pull up all of the trains for the day in question and show the trains that take only 26 or 27 minutes. That's important, because there are trains that take twice that long. Do the same thing when you get to Venice and you'll figure out what time you need to be back to the Venice station. The area around the Padua station seemed a bit seedy, so you may want to get back before dark if you are nervous about walking back to the hotel in the dark.
The old part of Padua also is an easy walk, but it is not as large as you will find in other, larger cities. Restaurants typically open for dinner at 7:00 p.m., and pizza seems to be a staple. There is a small grocery store just off one of the two main squares, and the Tabac next to the hotel is convenient and run by a very nice lady.
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