We're very picky with hotels (we like the Four Seasons, etc.), but I have to say that this is a fantastic boutique hotel, very close to St. Mark's Square. It's on the Rio Ca di Dio, which means that it's easy to get to via water taxi (110 Euros from Marco Polo airport - which may be a bit pricey, but is completely worth it). Like the Danieli, because it's right on the main quai, there's no lugging your stuff through the alleys of Venice to get to your hotel. It has a subtle nautical theme, dark woods and white walls. We had a suite because we were traveling with our 2 kids and our view out onto the lagoon was amazing. The staff is excellent, very helpful and really informative. All in all, I would say this is one of the best boutique places I've stayed. Highly, highly recommended.