A restored home of the 14th century, the Locanda De La Spada overlooks Venice's Grand Canal. The guesthouse is on the top floor of Palazzo Contarin-Marin, in the picturesque Campo Santa Maria del Giglio square.
The spacious rooms at the Locanda are elegantly furnished in silk, and feature an LCD TV with satellite channels and floors in Terrazzo Veneziano marble or parquet. Some rooms have a balcony with full views of the canal.
A sweet and savory buffet is served daily for breakfast, and includes pastries.
This historic building, with no elevator, is just behind the Fenice Theatre, and a quarter mile from Saint Mark's Square. A gondola pier and the Santa Maria del Giglio stop of water-bus line 1 are right outside the main door.