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World's Best Hotels » The Best Canal Hotels in Venice
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

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 Hotel | Venice, Italy

The deluxe five-star Bauer L' Hotel, offers its guests warm hospitality, impeccable service and a genteel atmosphere that have long made this grand hotel a Venice favourite of artists and royalty for generations. Located in the heart of Venice, the Bauer L'Hotel's main entrance is on Campo San Moise, just a five-minute walk from St Mark's Square and the most elegant shops in Venice. The hotel also benefits from a own water dock in Rio di San Moise, a small...


Bauer Il Palazzo | Venice, Italy

The shimmering lagoon, the byzantine buildings, and serene palaces flanking the Grand Canal offer a spellbinding backdrop for almost any occasion. And what better place to be romantic than in an 18th century palace, adorned with period antiques and original artwork, which will take you back in time to the days of The Most Serene Republic? An intimate boutique hotel, is an authentic, Venetian-style palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal.


Hotel Danieli | Venice, VE, Italy

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

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...


Londra Palace | Venice, Italy

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...


The Westin Europa and Regina | Venice, VE, Italy

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...