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Top 14 Venice Hotels with Captivating Canal or Lagoon Views

The enchanting city of Venice is best known for its winding Grand Canal where romantic gondolas pass beneath historic bridges along the city’s iconic waterways, while the Venetian Lagoon connects to neighbouring islands. On land, it’s easy to get lost in the maze of small, picturesque streets dotted with world-class museums, ornate churches and magnificent squares.

When it comes to choosing your accommodation, there’s nothing quite like having a front-row seat to the city’s beautiful waterways. With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve cruised in a Vaporetto to discover the best hotels in Venice with canal or lagoon views, many of which also have waterside terraces, stylish restaurants and private balconies.

The Gritti Palace A Luxury Collection Hotel

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Overlooking the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice, The Gritti Palace A Luxury Collection Hotel is housed in an elegant 15th-century palazzo. Rooms feature rare antique furnishings, while Grand Canal Suites boast dramatic canal views and Deluxe Suites overlook Santa Maria del Giglio. Additional rooms can be connected to the Pisani Palazzo Suite, creating a five-bedroom apartment.

Celebrate Venetian culinary specialties alongside canal views at Club del Doge Restaurant, then enjoy afternoon tea or champagne at The Gritti Terrace or a nightcap on the terrace of Bar Longhi. Indulge in a pampering massage at The Gritti Spa or join demonstration cooking classes at The Gritti Epicurean School.

Hotel Highlights

  • Offers one of the best canal views in the city.
  • Multiple bars and lounges with Grand Canal views.
  • The spa’s private steam baths decorated in precious Venetian mosaics.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 510 – USD 2,949
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Baglioni Hotel Luna

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Baglioni Hotel Luna is one of the top-rated 5-star hotels in Venice, offering a choice between romantic rooms and spacious suites. Couples can get cosy in the Canal View Room, which as an Italian marble bathroom, period-style furniture and canal views, while the two-bedroom Sansovino Family Lagoon Suite has a large terrace.

Located steps from San Marco Square, the on-site Canova Restaurant serves a modern interpretation of traditional Venetian cuisine on its canal-view terrace. The iconic Saint Mark’s Basilica is less than 200 metres away.

Hotel Highlights

  • The 100-square-metre terrace, San Giorgio island views and butler service in the two-bedroom San Giorgio Family Terrace Suite.
  • Tuna sashimi, traditional spaghettoni and dark chocolate mousse at Canova Restaurant.
  • Exclusive excursions available, including a yacht tour and gourmet food and wine experience.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 359 – USD 2,522
Guest Rating: 9
Address: San Marco 1243, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Bauer Palazzo

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Set on the Grand Canal, Bauer Palazzo is within a five-minute walk from Teatro La Fenice. On-site dining is highlighted by Japan and Mediterranean cuisine at De Pisis Restaurant and organic dishes at L’ulivo Restaurant, while a canal-side bar and luxury spa with a hammam, steam room and Turkish bath round out its 5-star facilities.

Enjoy the classic Venetian decor, silk fabrics and antique furniture in the Deluxe with View on Grand Canal room or upgrade to a Deluxe with View room for a private balcony with panoramic canal views. The elegant Canal Suite adds a spacious living room.

Hotel Highlights

  • Stylish cocktails at Canal Bar and live DJs at B Bar Lounge.
  • Grand Canal and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute from De Pisis Restaurant.
  • Outdoor hydro-massage bathtubs on the 8th-floor terrace.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 267 – USD 6,551
Guest Rating: 9
Address: San Marco 1459, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Ca’ Sagredo Hotel

Ca' Sagredo Hotel
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A 10-minute walk from Rialto Bridge, Ca’ Sagredo Hotel is set in a 15th-century palace. Its signature restaurant, L’Alcova, boasts a beautiful terrace with Grand Canal views and serves traditional Venetian cuisine and fine Italian wine. Sip sundowners on the Rooftop Terrace, a perfect spot to enjoy a spritz, Bellini or fruit cocktail.

Watch the passing gondolas from your king-size bed in a Grand Canal Double or upgrade to a Grand Canal Junior Suite for sunrise views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Celebrating something special? Stay in the Grand Canal Panoramic Suite for unforgettable Grand Canal and Venice skyline views.

Hotel Highlights

  • The king-size bed, living room and expansive lateral views of the Grand Canal in the Deluxe Suite Side Grand Canal.
  • A waterside restaurant and a rooftop terrace with unobstructed canal views.
  • A 15-minute walk from Doge’s Palace.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 249 – USD 1,201
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Campo Santa Sofia 4198, Cannaregio, Venice, Italy

H10 Palazzo Canova

H10 Palazzo Canova
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Boasting a Venetian-inspired design, H10 Palazzo Canova is housed in a restored 19th-century building with a top floor overlooking the Grand Canal. Step inside the elegant restaurant to dine on breakfast specialties.

Save money by staying in the cosy Superior Room Venezia, which has a double-size bed, Smart TV and air conditioning, or upgrade to the Suite Grand Canal for Grand Canal views, a king-size bed, sofa bed and Nespresso machine. The suite is also suitable for families, accommodating up to two adults and two children.

Hotel Highlights

  • A range of rooms and suites for various budgets.
  • The breakfast buffet, cocktail menu and outdoor seating with Grand Canal views at La Terrazza Bar.
  • A two-minute walk from Rialto Bridge and a vaporetto stop.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 216 – USD 828
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Riva del Vin, 744, San Polo, Venice, Italy

Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo

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Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo is a luxury hotel overlooking the Grand Canal, set between Ponte di Rialto and Ponte dell’Accademia. Rooms are decorated in classic Venetian style and include Jacuzzi tubs and garden or courtyard views. Upgrade to an Exclusive Junior Suite or Deluxe Suite for a private balcony with Grand Canal views.

Breakfast is served in an elegant room decorated with Venetian wood and rich fabrics, while the American Bar offers afternoon tea and Aperol Spritz on its spacious outdoor seating area boasting Grand Canal views. If you’re an art lover, stroll 500 metres to Gallerie dell’Accademia.

Hotel Highlights

  • Spacious suites with Grand Canal and Ponte Rialto views from private balconies.
  • The outdoor seating and canal-side views at American Bar.
  • A five-minute walk from Teatro La Fenice.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 221 – USD 832
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: San Marco 3878/b – 3488, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Hotel Palazzo Stern

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Hotel Palazzo Stern is a boutique hotel one-minute walk from the Ca’Rezzonico ferry terminal. Standard rooms feature flat-screen TVs and air conditioning, while Superior Grand Canal View rooms add whirlpool bathtubs and terraces with canal views.

Admire the Grand Canal from the gardened terrace on the ground floor or the rooftop terrace, which features a Jacuzzi. Visit the sister location, Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, for traditional Venetian cuisine. Want to see the sights? You’re within a 15-minute walk of Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.

Hotel Highlights

  • A rooftop terrace with outdoor dining and a Jacuzzi. 
  • A 1956 restored vintage boat is available to guests.
  • The terrace with Grand Canal views, whirlpool tub and fireplace in the Junior Suite Grand Canal View.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 182 – USD 496
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Dorsoduro 2792/A, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy

Locanda De La Spada

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Housed in a 14th-century mansion, Locanda De La Spada is one of the few hotels that face the Grand Canal. Start your morning with the complimentary breakfast buffet, then enjoy panoramic views of the canal at the on-site viewing tower, visit nearby restaurants and boutique shops or organise a day trip with the concierge.

Just steps from St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal rooms feature one king or two queen-size beds, air conditioning and flat-screen TVs, as well as stunning canal views. Luxury Rooms can accommodate four people, while the Suite Damasco boasts a sitting area and shower adorned in glass mosaics.

Hotel Highlights

  • Offers Deluxe Services for a fee, such as a water taxi, in-room champagne and flowers and a romantic gondola serenade. 
  • A 24-hour concierge with car rental and booking services.
  • Only 14 kilometres from Venice Airport.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 164 – USD 493
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: San Marco 2488 A, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Hotel Rialto

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Within a 10-minute walk from Piazza San Marco, Hotel Rialto boasts 28 rooms overlooking the Grand Canal. Budget-savvy solo travellers can book a Single room, while the Junior Suite Classic has a separate sitting area. For a dose of luxury and captivating canal views, stay in a Classic Grand Canal View, which also has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Admire the hotel’s classical 18th-century Venetian decor before stepping onto the popular Panoramic Terrace, where you can enjoy breakfast or afternoon cocktails. For other spectacular views, drive 10 minutes to Skyline Rooftop Bar to see the city sparkle at night. 

Hotel Highlights

  • The private balcony overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge in the Honeymoon Junior Suite. 
  • A 24-hour reception, panoramic terrace, bar and restaurant.
  • A gondola, water taxi and vaporetto stop are in front of the hotel.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 91 – USD 448
Guest Rating: 8
Address: San Marco 5149, San Marco, Venice, Italy

Hotel Liassidi Palace

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Distributed over five floors, each of the elegant suites at Hotel Liassidi Palace looks out over the Venetian canals. Some add San Marco basins and San Giorgio island views or include Gothic-style windows and whirlpool hydrotherapy tubs. Families or groups can book the spacious Two-Bedroom Apartment.

The 24-hour concierge can help book hotels and tours, while the daily breakfast buffet includes an array of sweet and savoury specialties. Visit Lisassidi Bar for a spritz or other classic cocktails with live music. Don’t miss seeing the 500-year-old Torre dell’Orologio (St. Mark’s Clock Tower) nearby.

Hotel Highlights

  • Rooms are adorned with oil-on-canvas reproductions of famous works by Paul Gauguin, Andy Warhol and Claude Monet.
  • The whirlpool tub and steam room in the Wellness Suite and King Romantic Suite.
  • The entrance on the ground floor is accessible directly from the canal.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 79 – USD 444
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Castello Ponte dei Greci 3405, Castello, Venice, Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

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With vistas spanning Doge’s Palace and the Grand Canal, Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers a heavenly hideaway in Venice. Old-world glamour abounds in the spacious rooms, which feature king-size beds, writing desks and LCD TVs. Junior Suites add private balconies, while Suites boast spacious living rooms.   

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the Olympic-sized pool and Wellness Centre, as well as the Michelin-star dining at Oro restaurant and St. Mark’s views at Cip’s Club. There’s a complimentary shuttle launch to central Venice and the hotel’s luxury spa offers restorative massages.

Hotel Highlights

  • The Olympic-sized swimming pool, Wellness Centre and private marina.
  • Waterfront views and Original Bellini’s at the legendary Cip’s Club.
  • Murano chandeliers, gold-leaf ceiling and Michelin-star cuisine at Oro Restaurant.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 812 – USD 2,905
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Giudecca 10, Giudecca Island, Venice, Italy

Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa

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Sitting directly on the Venetian Lagoon, Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a family-owned hotel in a restored 16th-century convent. The Double Room Lagoon View offers stunning sunset views over the lagoon, 24-hour room service, a flat-screen TV and mini bar, while the Junior Suite Lagoon View also has a spacious living room.

Dedicated to offering 5-star facilities and services, the hotel has a lavish spa, beautiful garden area and on-site Restaurant L’Ulivo serving traditional Venetian cuisine. Just a short water taxi and walk away, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses iconic modern art.

Hotel Highlights

  • The spa’s hammam, Turkish bath and relaxing Massages in the Garden. 
  • A spa suite with a king-size Jacuzzi for Fresh Lemon and Lavender baths.
  • San Marco basin views, separate living areas and a terrace in the Suite with Lagoon View.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 279 – USD 603
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Giudecca 33, Giudecca Island, Venice, Italy

Hotel Danieli a Luxury Collection Hotel

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Hotel Danieli a Luxury Collection Hotel dominates the Venetian Lagoon with its Grand Canal views steps from Ponte Dei Sospiri. Polished rooms feature flat-screen TVs and king-size beds, while some add private balconies with lagoon views. For 180-degree lagoon views, three balconies, a fireplace and sitting area, upgrade to the Doge Dandolo Royal Suite.

Restaurant Terrazza Danieli boasts a sun-drenched terrace and indoor space for candlelit dinners, while Bar Dandolo features live piano music and signature Doge cocktails and Vesper martinis. Head to the rooftop Bar Terrazza Danieli between April and October for spectacular lagoon views.

Hotel Highlights

  • The three palaces comprising the hotel date back to the 14th, 19th and 20th centuries.
  • A seasonal menu at Restaurant Terrazza Danieli pairing seafood and pasta with Mediterranean flavours.
  • Prosecco and peach puree Bellinis and fruit cocktails with rooftop lagoon views at Bar Terrazza Danieli.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 363 – USD 9,317
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Castello 4196, Castello, Venice, Italy

Locanda Vivaldi

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Locanda Vivaldi overlooks St Mark’s Basin and is a five-minute walk from Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Its on-site restaurant, Prete Rosso, offers traditional Venetian cuisine with basin and city views, while the panoramic terrace at Sky Bar is perfect for enjoying sundowners or your morning coffee.

Standard rooms are anything but ordinary, featuring ornate Venetian-style decor, Satellite TVs and mini bars. Upgrade to a Superior Lagoon View for the best views of Venice’s skyline or a Junior Suite Superior Lagoon View for a terrace overlooking St. Mark’s Basin.

Hotel Highlights

  • The family-friendly Ca Bollani Apartment with two bedrooms, a whirlpool bath and Rio dell Pieta views.
  • A traditional on-site restaurant and panoramic terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.
  • A vintage boat for exploring Venice is available to guests upon reservation.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 199 – USD 589
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Riva Degli Schiavoni 4152-53 30122, Castello, Venice, Italy

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Experience the Grandeur of Venice’s Sun-Dappled Waterways

Venice is one of Italy’s most romantic cities, boasting an elegant setting accentuated by floating gondolas, renowned art galleries, beautiful piazzas and historic palaces. Amongst its labyrinth of canals lies a collection of luxury hotels, which offer prime canal or lagoon-viewing terraces and balconies, waterfront restaurants and lavish spas.

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Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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