When I booked a room at the Panorama hotel for me and my daughter, I was mildly concerned about not being on the "mainland" of Venice. But, it was magical -- and could not have worked out better. The hotel is literally feet from the Vaperetto stop for Lido, and you can get to San Marco square in less than 15 minutes. The rooms are roomy and quite lovely. Most of them have nice views of the water. The hotel has all the amenities for a first-class stay -- powerful hair dryer & shower, computer access and nice staff. Venice can feel crowded and cramped, so it was wonderful to be able to escape back to our Lido get-away. We both jog and found the beach area the perfect place to run. I met a lovely English couple at breakfast -- Bob and Mary with whom I enjoyed sharing conversation.