We have a flight out of Marco Polo airport at 7:30 am and I was wondering what Hotel would be convenient to stay at to avoid problems getting to the airport so early?
You have four choices for a 7:30 flight. 1) Stay in Venice and make sure you are on the 5:00am bus from the Piazzale Roma to the airport. 20 minutes on the bus. Fare 3Euro. This usually means taking the N (night) vaporetto around 4:15 or so to get to the Piazzale Roma in time for the bus. 2) Stay at a hotel at the airport. The Courtyard by Marriot and the Titian Inn are two very close to the terminal. The Titian has a shuttle. 3) Take a water taxi. It's fast and direct. Fare is 125Euro ($168) and up for up to 6-7 people. 4) Take an 11:00pm bus from the Piazzale Roma to the terminal and sleep in the terminal. It's done a lot. They lock you in for the early hours. See www.sleepinginairports.com.
Another option is to stay near the train station in Mestre. There are early buses to the airport and it is easy to get into Venice.