The hassle of checking in San Luca was not really a deal breaker. Here's what I suggest to those of you travelling with huge luggage. If you're travelling with a companion to this hotel with big luggage, get off at San Marco. Walk to Campo Della Guerra 515, and not the address of Hotel San Luca. Leave your companion at the Casa Dolce's entrance. Bring passports of your companions. Walk to Hotel San Luca, and check-in. This way, you avoid all the killer stair bridges. If you're carrying small bags, then it's ok to go straight to Hotel San Luca to check-in. I made the mistake of going to San Luca with big luggage. Rungrung, a Chinese waitress (I think) at Hotel San Luca was kind enough to help us carry our luggage.
Room 1 is the one with the view of the canal. Room 2 is fronting a bridge. People would pass by, making it a little noisy if you keep the window open. We went during the tail-end of winter. A little noisy if you keep the windows open, and too hot if you close it. We just requested if they can turn down the heat a little.
Breakfast was the same on both days. Croissant, ham, cheese. The coffee machine outside our door will probably wake you up if you stay in Rooms 1 or 2. But it's okay. Breakfast starts around 8:30am, so it was also time to get up.
The location is wonderful! It was between Piazza San Marco & Rialto Bridge! With so many interesting stores and restaurants nearby! With a canal beside the hotel, it was a surprise that we didn't hear a single singing Gondolier. We were told that it's a pretty rare occurrence.
Two Filipinos working for the hotel kept our rooms pretty tidy! I failed to see them before we leaving to thank them personally.
Generally, I would still recommend this hotel even with the torture of carrying our bags through 3 bridges. :)
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