What a GREAT hotel!
My daughter and I decided to splurge and take a shared water taxi to the hotel from the airport - $30 pp with only 2 stops instead of the 1 1/2 hour slow water taxi. I followed other reviewers' suggestions to get off at the Rialto Bridge rather than San Marco so there were no bridges we had to drag our luggage over on the way to the hotel. While we were at the hotel for the next two nights, every single front desk person was friendly, helpful and very, very nice. The breakfast buffet was very good - not extravagant, but filled us up. The location was absolutely perfect -about 5 - 7 minutes to San Marco and the Rialto Bridge (once you figure out how to get there!). The elevator was a huge relief. And our room, while small with two twin beds, was absolutely quiet. And even though it was small, there were plenty of drawers, room for a desk with TV, and the bathroom had a great shower stall. I will definitely book here again on my next trip to Venice.