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What We Love

  • Sipping cocktails and taking in the starlit Venice skyline at Carlton Sky Lounge
  • The hotel's amazing location on the Grand Canal, with a vaporetto stop right outside
  • Taking a boat trip to Murano to buy beautiful artisan glass souvenirs

What To Know

  • Rooms are comfortable, clean and traditionally decorated but a bit dated
  • The hotel has great access to transportation; you can catch the water taxi right outside or hop a bus across the street
  • Free Wi-Fi


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Restaurant
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A plush hotel on the Grand Canal, offering refined luxury and amazing views

The Lowdown

As its name suggests, Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal sits canalside in the uniquely captivating city of Venice. With a vaporetto (water taxi) stop and the Santa Lucia train station within striking distance, you’d fine it difficult to find a better base for navigating the city’s labyrinthine narrow streets and ebbing waterways.
Inside this four-star hotel, you’ll find strikingly elegant and refined interiors clad in intricate Venetian plasterwork, with Murano glass wall lamps and gilt-edged furniture adding the finishing touches. Sumptuous 1700s Venetian style continues throughout the rooms, which feature walls dressed in silk damask, while Murano glass chandeliers provide exquisite ceiling centerpieces.
The top of the Carlton Sky Lounge is a place to see and be seen, offering a mouthwatering menu of cocktails to wash down delectable Venetian and Mediterranean menus. The domed, arched and spired city skyline provides the perfect backdrop.


Superior Double rooms give you lots of space to relax, while Patio-Garden Double rooms are surrounded by the idyllic Venetian courtyard. Featuring 1700s Venetian décor, the rooms come in calming pastel hues, with silk damask wall coverings and decadent curtains, and are crowned with Murano glass chandeliers.


La Cupola’s menu offers an elegant and simple take on Venetian, Italian and international dishes served with perfect wine pairings. The top of the Carlton Sky Lounge is the place to enjoy stunning city views over dinner or drinks. Choose from a menu of Venetian and Mediterranean classics. Carlton Cafe serves great coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits, ice cream, salads, cocktails and aperitifs.


With a water taxi stand right outside, it’s easy to get to Rialto, St. Mark’s Square, the Lido and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. If you prefer to explore on foot, the historic Jewish Ghetto, Frari Cathedral and the Natural History Museum are within wandering distance.

How to Get There

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
Sestiere Di Santa Croce 578
Venice, 30135 Italy


Excellent Service

The room exceeded our expectations and even had small balcony. it was decorated very ornately. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Lovely property located right on the canal with train station and market at walking distance

Nice spacious rooms, very hospitable staff and comfortable pace to stay.
The boat bus station, train station are loacted nearby.
It is also located pretty close to the market area and also lot of restaurants to enjoy food in near vicinity of hotel.

More positives than negatives.

As other reviewers have indicated, this hotel is located across the canal from the main train station and is only several minutes from San Marco Square. Lots of restaurants, plus a small supermarket are across the bridge near the hotel. We stayed here for three nights. The hotel has been around for a long time and some aspects of our room needed updating, however overall the room was satisfactory. My wife stated the hair dryer was hopeless, it had a hose like a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle like a piping bag and was quite ineffective.The room was located at the rear of the hotel overlooking a shabby light well, so you might want to ask for a room with a decent view. Be prepared to pay for that, after all, this is Venice where everything costs. There is a nice roof bar, overlooking the canal. Good for sunsets.
Breakfast was good, a good selection of hot and cold dishes. Good coffee.