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Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

3 stars
Piazza San Marco 877, Venice, Italy, Venice, 30124
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.3
out of 5
12 reviews
Fantastic location

Hotel is in great location, staff was very friendly, breakfast was great, room was European small... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 6, 2009
Excellent Value and Super Location

Location of hotel is outstanding - right off of the main square (St. Marks, Basilica, Doge's... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 24, 2010
Venice hotel offers affordable comfort steps from St. Mark’s Square
The Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice offers guests affordable comfort with Venice style just steps from St. Mark's Square, Venice's center for culture and shopping. Housed in a residence built in 1809, the hotel has been completely refurbished and is equipped with modern comforts. Situated on a canal near the beautiful Dei Dai Bridge, the hotel is centrally located within easy walking distance of most of Venice's more popular attractions. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Venetian dishes and international cuisine.
Highlights
  • Free breakfast
  • Located just steps from St. Mark's Square, within walking distance of popular Venice attractions
  • Hotel restaurant, La Columba, serves traditional Venetian and international dishes
Location
The Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice is located just steps to the north of St. Mark's Square and is next to the Dei Dai Bridge. The Fenice Theater is a short walk to the west. The Rialto Bridge and the shopping district of the Mercerie are nearby to the north. The hotel is within walking distance of most popular Venice attractions.
Rooms
The 55 rooms of the Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice are fully renovated, preserving the original 19th-century residence's elegant Venetian style but with contemporary conveniences. Rooms are air conditioned and include Internet access, satellite TV, mini-bar and other standard amenities. Room service is available.
Features
Guests of the Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice start their day with a complimentary breakfast. Later, drinks are served in the cocktail lounge. La Columba, the hotel's restaurant, serves traditional Venetian dishes and international cuisine. Babysitting and childcare service are available, and the hotel offers laundry facilities and a safe-deposit box. Wi-Fi is available in public spaces (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Marco Polo Airport (11.5 mi/18.5 km)
  • Vallaresso vaporetto (waterbus) docks (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Venice Santa Lucia railway station (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
Attractions
  • St. Mark's Square (0.1 mi/0.1 km
  • Ducal Palace (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Fenice Theater (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Rialto Bridge (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Galleries of the Academy of Venice (0.6 mi/1 km)
Policies and fees
A tax has been imposed by the city for stays beginning 1 October 2012, and will be collected directly at the property. The tax ranges from EUR 1 to EUR 5 per person, per night. The amount has been determined by the local administration, depends on the star rating of hotel and the season of travel. This tax does not apply from the 6th consecutive night of stay onwards, to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For additional details on this tax please check with the hotel property at check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

45.4344 12.338
Area served
Venice.
Nearby airports
Marco Polo International Airport.
Area description
The Best Western Albergo San Marco is a comfortable, well-equipped hotel near Saint Mark's Square in the heart of historical Venice.

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Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice Rooms

Single Room - Standard
The bedding option for the room is one twin bed. Room offers air conditioning, alarm clock, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, modem / data port connection, non-smoking rooms, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, courtesy kit, direct dial telephone, safe box and TV LCD sat Venetian style.
Double / Twin Room - Standard
The bedding option for the room is one queen size bed or two twin beds. Room offers air conditioning, alarm clock, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, modem / data port connection, non-smoking rooms, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, courtesy kit, direct dial telephone, safe box and TV LCD sat Venetian style.
Tripple Room Standard
The bedding option for the room is two twin beds or one queen size bed and one twin bed. Room offers air conditioning, alarm clock, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, modem / data port connection, non-smoking rooms, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service, courtesy kit, direct dial telephone, safe box and TV LCD sat Venetian style.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • St Marks Square: 0 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 0 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0 mi
  • Museo Correr: 0.1 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • Archeological museum: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.1 mi
  • San Zulian: 0.1 mi
  • San Moise: 0.1 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.2 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.3 mi
  • St Marks Square: 0 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 0 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0 mi
  • Museo Correr: 0.1 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • Archeological museum: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.1 mi
  • San Zulian: 0.1 mi
  • San Moise: 0.1 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.2 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.3 mi
  • Rialto Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 0.3 mi
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.3 mi
  • Colleoni Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 0.4 mi
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.5 mi
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 0.5 mi
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 0.5 mi
  • Ca'Pesaro: 0.5 mi
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 0.5 mi
  • Murano Glass Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica dei Frari: 0.6 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 0.6 mi
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 0.6 mi
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 0.6 mi
  • Arsenale: 0.7 mi
  • Port of Venice: 0.7 mi
  • Ghetto: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Lucia Station: 0.9 mi
  • San Pietro di Castello: 1.1 mi
  • Burano: 5.1 mi
  • Lace Museum: 5.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
In the hotel's restaurant you can taste typical Venetian dishes or, if you prefer, foods of the best international cuisine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1202
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (12)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
2.4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
3

58% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 2, 2010

This hotel was a great location

This hotel was a great location to explore Venice. Value for money was excellent and I think that was because we were allocated the small room with low ceiling at one side, which was quaint and very comfortable, certainly worth the easy access to St Mark's Square which is the centre of most activities in Venice, including the shops and sights and access to water activities. Other rooms appeared much bigger, but it is now apparent why we paid less when booking as our room was smaller, but for the amount of time we spent inside the room, it was perfect. I would certainly book here again if we ever return to Venice! Breakfast was good, very typical of most hotels in Italy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
France
Jan 8, 2011

No internet - 0.5 star hotel

This hotel needs serious update. I still cant believe that it actually carries BestWestern name. I travel often, and old hotels are not a problem, but things like, dirty bathroom, filthy carpets, broken shower are really not acceptable for a 3 star hotel. I guess I was stupid enough not to read other reviews. Also note that no internet access was available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Worst stay in Venice
Business
Germany
Jan 1, 2011

Awful

One of the worst in Italy I've ever had. The room was old and the wall was falling apart. The shower floor was cracked. It smelled like the nasty restaurant downstairs. Even after we complained and got an upgraded room, the problems continued. The entire hotel had no hot water for several hours and the room was still dirty. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Moscow, Russia
Sep 24, 2010

Excellent Value and Super Location

Location of hotel is outstanding - right off of the main square (St. Marks, Basilica, Doge's Palace) and within easy walking distance of Rialto Bridge and multiple water transportation options. Only downside to hotel was street noise (pedestrians and revelers) that extended well into the night. A higher floor (we were on the first floor) might mitigate this negative. All in all - WELL worth the money. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
rochester,n,.y.
Sep 23, 2010

good location but stay away

front desk nasty and unhelpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Roanoke
Business
Roanoke, VA
Jul 11, 2010

Disappointing

I didn't have a good experience here. While the location is fantastic, our room smelled terrible. We should have asked to be moved, but didn't because we thought the smell would go away. (We thought the room must have been shut up.) By our second night, it smelled so bad that it woke my mom up in the night. We were checking our early the next day, so we didn't raise the issue with staff. I regret that, because the hotel room really colored our view of Venice. I booked this hotel because of its location and price. I thought the price was low for a hotel right off San Marco square. I think the price must have been so good because the hotel was dingy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Another Vagabond
Business
Washington, DC
Oct 18, 2009

Excellent location and price

My friend of some twenty years and I are both widows now and both in our 60's--this was her first trip to Venice. While other hotels are more atmospheric and Venetian, this one is an easy walk to the vaporetti, Basilica, & Doge's Palace; it's easy to locate and has an elevator. One room w/ 2 twin beds cost 240 USD + tax; most other moderate hotels started at 240 Euro for a single, so at today's exchange rate the price was excellent. The room was quite ordinary, but the bathroom was clean & the beds firm. Reception staff was attentive, considerate and knowledgeable. Breakfast (included in the price) was a nice cold buffet spread in the adjoining restaurant, which serves the public beginning at lunch time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Midwest Wanderer
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Sep 8, 2009

Great Location/OK Rooms

Hotel is less than one block off St. Marks Square. Room was normal size for European hotel room. Air conditioning worked great. But there was a constant unpleasant smell. Breakfast was typical continental (rolls, canned fruit, etc.).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Island, NY
Aug 6, 2009

Fantastic location

Hotel is in great location, staff was very friendly, breakfast was great, room was European small but very clean and adequate - room was on canal - smell was bad - spoke with staff, they sprayed the room during the day but the smell did linger

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Once you check in - start walking away from St Marks Square toward the Rialto Bridge(not far) - good restaurants and shops - much cheaper than around the Square -

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Thomson GA
Aug 5, 2009

1 min. to saint mark's plaza

different that thew USA but OK

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Albergo San Marco Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oak Harbor, WA
Jun 8, 2009

Venice

Got room 106, it had a HORRIBLE odor. Tried to tough it out, but it was so bad we could not sleep. When we brought it up to the front desk in the morning they were very quick to put us in a different room...almost as if they expected it. Even the maid gave us a sympathetic look as she waved her hand in front of her nose! Recommend stay somewhere else unless you can't afford to. It was cheap for Venice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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