We stayed in Venice at the Hotel American Dinesen for ten days in a large corner room, 202, with 3 Juliette balconies! It was very quiet at night and fun to open our the balcony doors during the day and people watch. This hotel was arranged as part of a cooking package from Cooking Vacations Italy. It is perfectly situated on a canal just off the Grand Canal and very close to the Water Bus stations. While it does not have a restaurant there were many good ones very close by, so it was not a problem. They have a wonderful large breakfast buffet with fresh made cappuccinos! They also have a sitting area and a roof patio where you could order from the bar at any time or have room service. The staff were very friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable. We will certainly stay there again on our next visit to Venice.