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The Best Canal Hotels in Venice

The Best Canal Hotels in Venice

Venice, Italy can be described as romantic, artistic, and a must-see location for the world traveler. Venice has winding and narrow streets and is set between islands connected by bridges. Venice's main street is the Grand Canal - which begins at the train station lagooon and travels in an S shape through Venice, ending at the Canal of San Marco at Piazza San Marco. The cities most important waterway features an assortment of watercraft including rowboats, water buses to barges piled high with cargo, and the infamous Venice gandola's.

One of the must-do's in Venice is traveling the Grand Canal by boat or gondola - and these hotels chosen by Five Star Alliance are the best luxury hotels on the canal in Venice. Exceptional views and atmosphere envelope these fine properties.

Aman Canal Grande Venice | Venice, Italy

Aman Canal Grande Venice

Overlooking the Grand Canal from San Polo, Aman is within walking distance of Venice's historic sites. Guests arrive by boat, docking at a landing that leads directly into the palazzo’s Reception Hall. With soaring ceilings and historic frescos, the hall recalls bygone luxury. The Yellow Dining Room and the Red Dining Room have views of the Grand Canal and the resort’s Garden Terrace. Aman offers a total of 24 uniquely designed accommodations.

Bauer Palazzo | Venice, Italy

Bauer Palazzo

The Bauer Palazzo offers a taste urban Venetian lifestyle. Located in the full heart of the city, near Piazza San Marco one cannot miss its unmistakable 1940s façade. Beautifully adorned by 40s and 50s style furnishings, this hotel offers spacious and luxurious suites and guest rooms. When not in their rooms, guests may choose to relax or socialize in the spacious salons and lounges or on one of two outdoor terraces which offer unparalleled views of the Grand...

Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort | Venice, Italy


Ambassador Conte Costantino Nigra's 1600s residence is located on Canal Grande where the rose garden offers a romantic way to enjoy relaxing moments while being lulled by the swishing waves and the second garden is the perfect venue for charming parties and special occasions among centuries-old trees and flowers. This place renders homage to the old and refined Venetian magnificence with its precious decor, mother-of-pearl inlays, marble friezes, and very...

Centurion Palace | Venice, Italy

Centurion Palace

The name Centurion refers to the ancient Roman coin depicting Antinous, who was famous for his friendship with the Emperor Hadrian, which was discovered when the building was being restored. The Centurion Palace, which is on the area of the Monastery of San Gregorio, has kept its splendid Venetian-Gothic facade, but just step inside and you find yourself in a magical ambience which blends luxury with the latest fashion trends. The 50 rooms and suites,...

Hotel Danieli | Venice, Italy

Hotel Danieli

Overlooking Riva degli Shiavoni, just steps from Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Basilica, and legendary sites such as the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, the masterfully restored Hotel Danieli is synonymous with the splendor and romance of Venice. The hotel is made up of three interconnecting palaces, each unique in style, whose glorious interiors blend together to create an evocative ambiance which offers guests the best in modern comfort and refined...

Hotel Gritti Palace | Venice, Italy

Hotel Gritti Palace

The Gritti Palace has re-opened in early 2013 after an extensive handcrafted restoration. Directly overlooking the Grand Canal, with an incomparable view of Venice, the Palace of the Doge Gritti is now one of the most celebrated hotels in the world. Commissioned in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, the Gritti Palace was later used as the official residence of the Vatican's ambassadors to Venice. The Hotel Gritti Palace continues...

Hotel Metropole Venice | Venice, Italy

Hotel Metropole Venice

Overlooking the lagoon, where the view over San Giorgio Island is spectacular, the Metropole Hotel Venice is located few steps from the Biennale d'arte and Piazza San Marco. The building has an impressive history. Famed composer Vivaldi composed many of his major works on the site. Famous hotel guests have included Thomas Mann, Sigmund Freud, and Marcel Proust. Eccentric, warm, eclectic, this is a place where each detail tells a story. The atmosphere is...

Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal

Located on the Grand Canal this Venice hotel also lies just close to St Mark's Square, in one of Venice's most charming and atmospheric areas. The Hotel Monaco has majestic views of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the island of San Giorgio and combines period atmosphere and modern amenities. Annex called Palazzo Selvadego, is just 50 meters from the main premises.Have breakfast on the terrace and enjoy the beautiful landscape. The continental breakfast...

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli and Gran Canal

Elegant and romantic, 4 star Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli in Venice overlooks the Grand Canal, enclosed between the splendid Church of San Stae and Ca' Pesaro, with suites facing its green gardens and a waterside door to receive guests. The successful mix of decorations, in a perfect balance between modern and traditional, gives Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli an inviting and welcoming aspect, in tune with the impeccable quality of the service of a warm, highly professional...

Londra Palace | Venice, Italy

Londra Palace

In the heart of the Lagoon, just steps from St. Mark's Square, the Hotel Londra Palace is an unforgettable place in the most romantic city in the world. The hotel boasts 100 windows looking out on the Lagoon: an incomparable view of the entire basin of San Marco and of the island of San Giorgio. In March 1999, the Hotel Londra Palace finished an $8 million renovation, interiors as well as careful attention to the historical facade. Thus the hotel transformed...

Palazzo Sant Angelo Sul Canal Grande

Located on the Canal Grande, between the Ponte di Rialto and the Academy, along with the pedestrian entrance just on the canal the Palazzo also offers its Guests a boat private wharf - a rare comfort in Venice. This 4 star hotel in Venice is a little pearl immersed in the beauty of the Grand Canal. With a private boat access and the exclusive entrance directly on the Canal, this luxury hotel in Venice enchants with the extreme elegance of its interiors and...

The Westin Europa and Regina

Situated on the final stretch of Venice's Grand Canal where it broadens to become the Bacino di San Marco, The Westin Europa and Regina, Venice occupies a position of absolute privilege, offering views which inspired the impressionist painter Claude Monet, and facing the beautiful Italian Baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute. St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the La Fenice Opera House, and Calle XXII Marzo, Venice's prestigious shopping area, are...