ABOVE: The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal has a spendid setting on its
namesake waterway. INSET BELOW: The hotel's courtyard and wellhead, and
outdoor tables facing the Salute Church.
Location: On the Grand Canal, just
west of the Piazza San Marco next to Harry's Bar. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: San Marco.
want an elegant and historic hotel with a prime location on the San
Marco waterfront, but you don't want to pay five-star rates.
Monaco & Grand Canal is next to the San Marco vaporetto and
airport-boat station, and water taxis can land directly at the hotel.
This makes it one of the Piazza San Marco district's most
conveniently-located hotels if you're arriving and departing at
Venice Marco Polo Airport.
In the first photo, look for the Hotel Monaco &
Grand Canal in the lower left corner of the frame. From the hotel,
you can walk a block up the Calle Vallaresso, turn right, and enter
the Piazza San Marco.
The second picture shows the hotel and its
courtyard, which are just to the west of the San Marco Giardini boat
waterbus, airport-boat, and gondola piers. (Click on the building to
zoom in and read the name "Monaco & Grand Canal" on the façade.)