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Good place to stay near Venice for US military Dec 27, 2009
Our group traveled to the headquarters, US Army Garrison in December 2009 via Marco Polo Airport (which has a separate military ramp from the civilan side) and stayed at the Ederle Inn. This is one of the better Army Lodging facilities that I've ever stayed in--which just completed a rennovation and huge addition in recent years.
The $84 per night 2-room suite had enough room for our party of 12 to "party" all night long! (although we had to keep it quiet enough not to disturb the other guests!)
Check-in was a bit strange--like they were not expecting all 12 of us to arrive. The check-in process took our group almost an hour and we had rooms all over the hotel. Check-out was quicker than check-in and more efficient. Also, I learned the hard way you cannot get from the third floor of the rennovated old part of the building to the new addition without going back down to the first floor. Good thing the elevators were also new!
This is a very large military hotel on a fairly large post, especially one without an active airfield. It took about 30-40 minutes for our protocol van driver to take us to the hotel from the Marco Polo Airport.
The Shopette located 2 blocks away is open 24/7 and has a Class 6 for alcohol purchases. There is also a big dining facility, PX and Burger King nearby.
Since we did not hold the party in my room, I could have used a smaller room but I think I got one of the rennovated 2-room suites. The party room was in the new addition and was a bit smaller, but everything was also very new. Both rooms had a walk-in kitchenette with microwave, full refrigerator/freezer, and stovetop with 2 burners and some cookware.
They serve breakfast from 0630-0900L which consisted of bagels, yogurt, cereal and fruit juices. It was a good set-up and well-maintained.
I was surprised there weasn't a closer airport to this post. The bed was comfortable and the tub-sized shower was clean. The one main room had livingroom furniture and the bedroom also had a desk. There were two doors to the room, so I assume this used to be two separate rooms made into one large suite. I watched the sunrise from my room but there was a large, ugly mechanical maintenance area in front of the building on the side with my room which detracted from the view just past the pool which was closed for the season.
Overall, I was impressed at this Army Lodging Facility which is better than some Air Force Lodging Facilities I've stayed at in the past 18 years. I would definitely stay here at Ederle Inn if I was going to visit Venice and needed a reasonably-priced place to stay.
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