I was at the Venezia Santa Lucia all alone with my best 360 grad kamera,. I love how my 360 camera has got me the opportunity to take more and more photos in my travels. While checking suitable hotels, Venezia Mestre station appeared in my searches. Hotels near Venezia Mestre offer good value and are decent, but these are in the mainland and nowhere close to Venice island! I made a mistake here since I picked Venezia Mestre station as our stop, coming from Rome. So, we took another 10-minute train ride to Venezia Santa Lucia station. As there are only 4 bridges to cross the Grand Canal, and I doubt if a traghetto would accept huge luggage when crossing the canal, I picked a hotel close to 1 of the 4 bridges. We stayed at Hotel Carlton, just across Venezia Santa Lucia station and close to Scalzi Bridge. The cost was €140 per night with breakfast.