Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Perched directly on the main canal, less than a five-minute walk from the train station
  • Rooms feature classic 18th-century decor and Murano glass chandeliers
  • Sweeping views await from the rooftop terrace (open May-September)
  • Savor traditional Venetian fare at the on-site La Cupola restaurant

85% (75 Member Ratings)

"The room was so nice and beautiful. Our room was right on the canal. "
Feb 25, 2017
Walnut, CA, United States

Map & Directions

Guests arriving by train can walk less than five minutes from Venice's Santa Lucia train station to the hotel. Venice's Marco Polo airport is approximately a 20-minute drive from the property. For a cheap and easy option into town, take the ATVO airport shuttle, which drops passengers in Venice's Piazzale Roma -- a five-minute walk from the hotel. Tickets are €6 and can be purchased at the airport ground transportation booth. 

Rooms & Rates

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Relish in Venice -- “a city unlike any other” (Fodor’s) -- with a stay directly on the famed Grand Canal. Just a five-minute stroll from the train station, the Carlton Hotel sits postcard ready among the charming pastel buildings flanking the sea.

Traditional 18th-century Venetian design awaits inside, where odes to the city in the form of Murano glass chandeliers, ornate furnishings and rich damask fabric wall coverings transport you to yesteryear. That said, expect traditional -- not luxe.

Guests can savor fresh, authentic Venetian fare at the on-site La Cupola restaurant or opt for afternoon aperitifs at the casual Carlton Cafe. For a real treat, head up to the rooftop terrace where a cozy scene and panoramic city views await (open seasonally).

St. Mark’s Square is a 25-minute stroll from the door or a quick and ever so quintessentially Venice canal boat ride away.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: 25€ per night for children aged 2 to 12, 50€ per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 4.50€ per person, per night payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel requires that the name of the reservation holder match the name on the payment card used to make the booking.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

85% Positive
(75 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for S.I.G.A.T. SRL (t/a Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.6 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was so nice and beautiful. Our room was right on the canal.
Other Comments
Hotel staff was wonderful.
Joy Feb 25, 2017 Walnut, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The outdated room and uncomfortable bed and flat pillows.
Irene Feb 21, 2017 Riverside, CA, United States
Other Comments
It was a dream!! Beautiful overlooking the canal....great breakfast....uber helpful staff. Beyond our expectations!
Karen Dec 04, 2016 Savannah, TN, United States
Other Comments
The room
Angela Dec 04, 2016 Wedmore, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to railway station.
Janet Jul 26, 2016 Kingston Beach, TAS, Australia
Enjoyed Most
The 4th floor bar and restaurant. The head man was wonderful greeted everyone when he knew we were celebrating our wedding anniversary he brought a beautifully presented cake complete with candle it was a lovely surprise.
Other Comments
We had a lovely room on the 1st floor overlooking the grand canal perfect.
Gwynneth Jul 14, 2016 Morecambe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel reception were polite. Breakfast was okay thing special for the price paid but servers were all very nice. Hotel location very convenient for pharmacy, restaurants, shopping and easy to get to St Mark's square.
Other Comments
I search for 3 people occupancy under Travelzoo and booked a superior room as it was pulled out under this search. On arrival I was told room fits 2 and I must pay additional for breakfast and sleep 3 on one bed or upgrade to a bigger room with an extra bed..... I thought I booked the superior with canal view three for the price of three people occupancy. The room was very outdated nothing like the photo shown on the revel zoo website or hotel website. Can hardly squeeze our way into bathroom and not to mention the shower and we are all slim. When told staff a spider crawling on the ceiling, instead of vacuuming it, he took a can of "chemical" sprayed it so spider fell down and the staff fled the room when he sees the spider falling. No intention to pick it up and who knows what chemical he was using and if that was bad for us. The spider fled because we could not locate it! It was 11:00 pm so we could not open windows to ventilate as we could end up with mosquito problem. This hotel is not a 4- star.
Maria Jul 05, 2016 Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

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