Like most hotels near major attractions or point of interest you will unlikely be able to get any cheap accommodation. If you do find a reasonably priced hotel, chances it will be located in a renovated old building and probably without a lift. As we’ll be staying for 3 nights and with the intention of capturing night scenery of Rialto area, we choose to stay at Hotel San Salvador. The hotel fits the description stated above.
Hotel San Salvador is nearby to the Rialto Bridge and to the water bus stop thus we do not have to drag our bags a long distance. Entrance to the hotel is via an alley just besides the Disney store. You do need to climb a steep staircase up to the reception. Room No. 22 is up another flight of stairs from the reception and has a queen sized bed with ensuite bathroom. The hotel staff will assist you with your bags to your room.
This room is situated in an annex building away from the restaurant (not hotel’s) below and is reasonably quiet. The room has a small CTV, minibar, hairdryer and a cupboard. You have control over the air-conditioner/heater. The free wi-fi offered was stable and strong. Ample power sockets in the room to charge your gadgets.
It’s not a cheap hotel to stay but the location is very strategic being in walking distance to all attractions (if you have strong legs). Otherwise, walking a short distance to the water bus stop for the vaporetto is a convenient alternative. If you’ve arrived by train via Santa Lucia station, it will be step free all the way up to the front door of the hotel. Please note this hotel do not serve breakfast or any meals.