The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is located close to St. Mark’s Square and overlooks the point where the waters of the Grand Canal meet those of St. Mark’s Basin.
The hotel (just next to Ca’ Giustinian, the historical headquarters of the Venice Biennale), is located in one of the most fascinating and enchanting settings in Venice, where one can enjoy the views of the Basilica della Salute, the Islands of San Giorgio and Giudecca and the Punta della Dogana.
This prized location, together with the attentive and discrete service we provide, make the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal the perfect place for weddings, ceremonies and banquets.
St. Mark’s Square originally dates back to 828 A.D. and has had an important and turbulent history. The hub of commercial life in Venice, it has grown in size over the centuries through the erection of new buildings and structures. In 1902, following the appearance of an ominous crack, St. Mark’s Bell Tower (also known as the ‘Campanile’) completely collapsed onto the square threatening to engulf the Basilica which was miraculously spared. The bell tower was subsequently rebuilt and completed in 1912.
The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, with the rooms of Palazzo Dandolo Erizzo, is easily reached by several means of transport.
By plane to the nearby Marco Polo Airport located only 30 minutes away by motoscafo (water taxi).
By train to Venice’s Santa Lucia railway station which sits adjacent to vaporetti (water bus) and motoscafo (water taxi) stops on the Grand Canal in Venice’s historical centre.
By car to the parking facilities at Piazzale Roma from where there are water connections to all parts of the city.
Due to its location close to St. Mark’s Square, the hotel is also easy to reach on foot simply by following the directional signs to San Marco from Piazzale Roma or Santa Lucia railway station.