We started off our trip with 2 day Pre-cruise stay in Venice. We stayed at the Plaza Bembo, which placed us walking distance to many shops, eateries and sites. We had to take the water taxi to the hotel.
PROS: Nice hotel with beautiful views and rooms. Breakfast buffet nice, but only pastries, cold meats/cheese and juice. Location is good for walking around and close to vaparetto station.
CONS: No one to help us with our luggage. We traveled with my Mom who is 75+ and she has a bit of trouble walking up stairs. This hotel is located on the third floor of a building with other businesses on the first and and second floor. The Lift is small and slow. It was either us or our bags at a time, as the Lift could hold both. So it took a while to get our luggage up top and then we had to get it to our rooms. No porters or help with luggage at all. Getting the luggage back down the stairs and to the Vap again 2 days later was just as tiring. Nice hotel, but I won't do this again.