This gem of a hotel shows it is possible to live that Golden Age Venetian fantasy without breaking the bank (rates are a real bargain in the low season). The especially spacious rooms here are pure 18th-century Venice, with big beds, Murano glass chandeliers, and varnished furniture in pastel greens, creams and golds. Traditional ceiling beams (in the second-floor rooms) and original Venetian wood and stone floors complete the effect. Breakfasts—served in an enchanting interior courtyard when weather allows—are substantial, with bacon, scrambled eggs, and sausage in addition to all the usual cheeses, fruits, and cold cuts. Another huge plus: It’s steps away from the Stan Stae vaporetto stop, meaning easy transfers to/from the airport and elsewhere along the Grand Canal. Advanced reservations highly recommended. Note that there is usually a discount for paying in cash.