I'm heading to Venice next week but I haven't been and don't really have anyone to advise me on how annoying or not it would be to stay on the southern island here in this picture vs. staying on the northern part of the main island. The main debate is that I'm an Elite member with Hilton so I have the better chance of an upgrade in the larger hotel to the south, but I also can get a free night at a smaller but nice place with a chance of an upgrade up north.
Water taxis seem pretty common but I just need to know if I'm going to find it a huge pain in the ass to trek back each night to the southern island or run the risk of getting trapped because taxis are done for the night.
Also, open for tips on things to do. I'll be there alone for two nights of my trip.