The Hotel Abbazzia is located right near both the train station and bus station in Venice's Canneregio District. Right at the end of the walkway to the hotel is the Grand Canal and the Ferrovia vaparetto (water bus) stops. Just steps outside of the hotel were many restaurants, shops, and little bars. We were traveling with young children and managed to walk to the Rialto Bridge and Market in about 20 minutes and Saint Mark's Piazza in about 30. We even had a small playground located right on the other side of the Grand Canal adjacent to the large bridge leading from the bus station.
Even more remarkable than the location was the service provided by the hotel staff. Upon arrival we walked in with a toddler in the throws of a full blown tantrum and the front desk staff was very cordial and attempted to engage her. We were given a room upgrade (most likely due to the low season), which provided our children with more space to entertain themselves during our downtime while at the hotel. Breakfast was included in our stay and the offerings were more than the typical coffee/tea and pastry options of Europe, which was very much appreciated.
The hotel was clean and all of the areas we occupied were in good condition. The exterior was under construction but there wasn't any noise.