the first time I visited Venice was in January. it was pretty cold, about 5C but clear blue skies. there were no crowds, no cruise ships, no seating in St Mark's Square ( to spoil the view) and it was my most magical visit there. I went a few years later in June and it was crowded, the little lanes were virtually impassable and the cafes had their table and chairs filling St Mark's square and charging a few euros on top of astronomical prices for coffee, for the pleasure of sitting of there. I advise all my friends to visit in the winter. There is no such thing as bad weather - only unsuitable clothing. hope that helps. Sorry I don't know the Hilton Molino Stucky but there area some great B&Bs and small hotels tucked in the narrow streets worth a look.