This hotel was beautiful. Small but tastefully done. The room and bathroom were both enormous (belied by the size of the hotel) and I even had a walk-in closet as an added bonus! The downsides to this hotel are the tiny elevators (an inconvenience only if you are handling your own luggage i guess) and the very narrow and confusing hallways (but they make up for this with signs everywhere for directions). The breakfast was average. There was a lot to choose from but the food was just okay. The other inconvenience is the lack of Wi-Fi. You have to purchase it at the reception.
The hotel is located just a short walk from Piazza St Marco and only about 15 mins from the mainland by water taxi. The staff were friendly without being overbearing. All in all a very pleasant and comfortable stay for my first trip to Venice.