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“A Part of Venice to Love” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel American Dinesen
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Vio 628 | Dorsoduro District, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 381 hotels in Venice
San Francisco, California
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“A Part of Venice to Love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This charming small, quiet hotel is in the best location in Venice, on a small lovely canal off the beaten path in Dorsoduro. Far fewer tourists are seen in this area and it seems more the real, delightful Venice of times long past. All parts of Venice are easily accessed from here by foot or with vaporetto assist. This beautiful sestiere has several good restaurants and lively Campi ( like Santa Margherita). The staff of the hotel is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are medium sized, fully adequate, attractive, and have all amenities. Breakfast is more than adequate. My wife and I will, hopefully, stay here again!

Room Tip: The rooms on the canal are delightful, but slightly noisier. We preferred the canal rooms neverthele...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Myself and my wife have just spent a wonderful four nights in this superb small hotel.
I dont like to book in advance because I like to see what I am getting before settling on a room. So last friday afternoon at sunset we arrived by boat from the airport, hoping to find a gem.
I left my wife at a cafe with the bags and set off to check out as many hotels as I could find in the area.
This was the third that I found, and even though it seemed perfect I managed to have a look at rooms in another four hotels before settling for this one.
The reason being that of the seven I saw it was by far the nicest room and the second cheapest.
It actually felt like more of a suite than a room, as it had two balconies one facing the Grand Canal, the othe overlooking the canal directly outside, beamed vaulted ceiling loads of windows and a huge bathroom.
Room302 top floor. Fantastic.
Great staff, very good buffet breakfast and views to die for.
Worth the cost to make our stay in venice feel so special.
I will also post a photo of the room to prove that I am not exaggerating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was our second visit to Hotel American Dinesen - the first being eleven years ago. It was as good as the first time round. Our canal view room was spacious and clean and all the staff were extremely polite and helpful. The hotel is perfectly situated for sightseeing but in a quiet location. We shall definately be going back, in fact we would never stay anywhere else in Venice.

Room Tip: Our room -101 - was perfectly situated on the first floor in the corner with superb canal view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed here in mid November with 3 of our children and their partners to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. We had beautiful canal side rooms with balconies and had the most perfect time. The staff are so warm and friendly and welcoming - they provided us with a complementary bottle of prosecco to celebrate and could not have been more helpful. This must have been our 10th visit or so and we would never stay anywhere else in Venice (and we have stayed at the Cipriani). The hotel is so conveniently placed on a quiet canal but so close to everything you could want to see. We love it.

Room Tip: Definitely book a superior room with a balcony and canal view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

This was our first stop on our Italian holiday and it was superb. We stayed in the "apartment" with two other friends and had that part of the accommodation to ourselves. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the buffet breakfast was the best we had in Italy. Sure we didn't have a view from the apartment but other than that it could not have been better. And we did have a superb view on the doorstep. The hotel is in a great location right by the Accademia Bridge.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Our stay in apartment #2 at the Hotel American Dinesen was very nice. The hotel staff was warm and helpful, especially during the high tide scenario that literally flooded the street and hotel lobby. They gave us excellent restaurant advice. Breakfast at the hotel was not particularly exciting although adequate.

Apartment #2 is comfortable, but not elaborate and without views. The bathroom is quite large. The sleeping area entail a large bed in the loft and and a sofa bed on the ground floor living room. Three family members is about the right number for this apartment.

Hotel American Dinesen's location is quite desirable. It's quiet and away from the madding crowd on a subsidiary canal near the Accademia Museum and bridge. You can enjoy Venice from this solid property.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland Heights, OH, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I booked this hotel on the strength of a friend's recommendation and the favorable reviews in tripadvisor. We stayed here for 3 nights in mid-October and were quite satisfied. More relaxed atmosphere than in the San Marco area, which you can walk to in 15 minutes. Online booking on the hotel website was trouble-free. Charming old-world decor in the rooms. Easy walk to the hotel from the Accademia waterbus stop on the Grand Canal, and with a longer walk you can also use Zattere on the Giudecca Canal, a stop on other vaporetto routes. So it's really quite a convenient place from which to navigate Venice and the other islands.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
American Dinesen Hotel
American Dinesen Venice
American Hotel Venice Italy
Address: Via San Vio 628 | Dorsoduro District, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Venice
#64 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel American Dinesen 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superior three star Hotel in Dorsoduro, the "Art District" of Venice. The hotel is located between the Acadamy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti) and the "Peggy Guggenhiem Collection".The House lies in front of San Vio Canal, with his private dock for taxi and gondolas. Highly requested are the superior canal view rooms with balcony, where customers can enjoy a nice view of San Vio Canal and (some of them)a partial view of the Grand Canal. Free wifi internet access in the room and also public areas. ... more   less 
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