Q: Hi! I am picking up my 16-year-old daughter from a bike trip at the end of July in Venice, Italy. I’m looking for a reasonable hotel for the two of us for two nights before we fly to Crete to join the rest of our family. Any ideas? Thanks! ~ Debbie K.
A: Hi Debbie, Wow! What an amazing summer of European adventures.
Friends have raved about the charming B&B Ca Della Corte. It has a quiet, waterfront location, but is still only 15 minutes from San Marco Square. The inn offers a range of regular accommodations as well as large, apartment-style rooms and delicious (and free) breakfasts. (Note: For families traveling with smaller children, they offer free use of cribs, strollers, fanny packs or backpacks, and a bottle-warmer.)
For a fun option that will leave you plenty of Euro for shopping (and a fun vibe that I think your daughter will love), there’s a new “upscale hostel” that has private rooms starting at just 38 Euro called Generator. It has a funky, modern feeling and occupies a former warehouse in a fantastic location on the same island, Giudecca, as the super luxe Belmond Hotel Cipriani (one of my favorite splurge hotels anywhere) and the Hilton Molino Stucky (an option to consider if you have Hilton points). Rooms have great views of San Marco, the Lido, or quiet gardens. For a teenager, it might be turn out to be her favorite spot in Venice. (One caveat: I wouldn’t recommend this spot for families with younger kids).
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