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Venice Hotels - Best Neighborhoods

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Venice Hotels - Best Neighborhoods

I'm traveling with one friend to Venice for three days in early September. We don't plan on spending much time at our hotel, as we will be seeing the sights and walking around a lot. We are both female, so interested in learning of clean but affordable hotel in a safe neighborhood? Thinking three stars as price point.

We want to be close to the sights since we plan to walk A LOT for the three days we are there. Any advice on specific neighborhoods to research or hotels to stay at is welcome.

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we were in there in May and stayed near the Rialto bridge (at Palazzo Bembo) and the area nearby was not too bad crowd-wise as it was early season and I wonder that it might be the same on the other end of the season. don't get me wrong, the bridge itself is always packed :) but the area didn't seem too crazy. we wandered from PB to San Marco each night (a straight shot) until around midnight, and though the crowds thinned out, there were tourists walking around. one night we got off the beaten track (read: lost) and were a little frustrated as it grew late, but we found the signs for the sights to guide the way. each neighborhood is no doubt different, but we encountered shops and restaurants that stayed open late.

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It would be helpful if you tell us what your price range is in Euros. The star system in Italy really has no bearing on the quality of the hotel, it just denotes the level of facilities/services. There aren't any areas of Venice that are not safe and since Venice is small there are no "best neighborhoods". I like to use the website

www.venere.com where you can sort by location and price. Venice's different areas/districts are called sestiere and if you have a map it's easier to see where everything is located. Generally, accommodation in the San Marco area is more expensive.

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We stayed in the Dorsoduro neighborhood last time and really enjoyed it - not far from the Guggenheim. It is away from the crazy crowds, yet easy to walk everywhere.

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Anywhere away from San Marco, which is expensive and busy, September too is popular time,, it is wise to book early. popular Hotels book up, would even look at B&B's they are really good value, not found one yet that is not clean, Venice is very safe there are no, no go areas, also really not very big,

Have a look at www.venere.com put in your dates and budget , and see what is available,

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