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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
Silicon Valley, CA
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7 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We found the location to be perfect. It is on Dorsoduro on a quiet side canal within sight of the Grand Canal. The Accademia is just a block away so you not only have the vaporetto stop there, you also have easy access to San Marco via the Accademia Bridge and all sorts of directional signs leading you "home" as you wander through the city.

The staff was wonderful, handling our luggage, offering recommendations, making dining reservations, and greeting us each time we came and went. Breakfast buffet was lovely with a different, delicious pastry as the highlight each morning.

Each room was somewhat different; I saw a few of the other rooms and found some of them to have the windows in unusual arrangements. The hotel consists of two buildings joined by a short walkway so some of the rooms will look across the narrow open space to the other building. Although each room seemed fine, I definitely recommend a balcony room. Our room had three French balconies--two overlooking the small canal and one facing the Grand Canal. There was a street light attached to the wall just outside one of the balconies but the light went off at a reasonable hour. You will hear the garbage and the mail boats going about their work in the morning, but none of this seems to start before a decent time.

The bathroom seemed newly redone and had all the amenities, but because Italian bathrooms are often small to start with, it was cramped.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Signal Mountain, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Staff here was very friendly and accommodating. Room was very good with plenty of towels. Only negative was that bc of season change, our room was not yet air conditioned. It got warm in the room. Breakfast was very good. It's in a good location if you are willing to do some walking. Nice food and gelato near by. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We chose this hotel for its excellent reviews and availability of quadruple rooms. Indeed, we were very pleased with our superior quad room on the top floor. It was plenty of space for our family of four (two kids, ages 11 and 15.) We had 4 single beds and a spacious modern bath. Wonderful balconies and windows. The view from our room was the best part of our stay in Venice!! Breakfast was average but the room was conveniently equipped with an electric kettle, coffee and teas. The extra money for the room with a view was well worth it. Entertaining, beautiful walk to St. Mark's. Easy walk from the vaporetto stop to the hotel. We ate at the restaurant next door a couple of times (because it was raining!) and while pricey, the food was good and the service professional.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for the superior quad room with view on the top floor. It was well worth it!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Wonderful hotel, wonderful location, great service.
We loved this hotel. We had a great room overlooking the canal. It was conveniently located near Accademia and a short walk to St Marcos. Included breakfast was terrific. Room rate was a good value. Best of all, the staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This hotel has the great advantage of being very-well situated near the Accademia Bridge on a quiet canal. Within 5 minutes walk, there are a range of good restaurants and cafes close to the Grand Canal and down on the Zattere. Minutes away are the splendid Peggy Guggenheim and Accademia Art Galleries.

The staff in the hotel especially Marco could not have been more helpful. We asked for (and got) one of the nicest rooms in the establishment well worth the climb to the second floor as the two terraces offered a splendid view of the canal and the room was spacious.

We certainly would make a point of going back to this hotel on our return - a great base for exploring Venice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We chose to return to this hotel because we had previously enjoyed a perfect stay here when it had been recommended by relatives. This time we were accompanied by our teenage granddaughter and felt confident that she would be comfortable here. We were given spacious, well equipped, immaculate rooms next to each other with balconies overlooking the canal. Nothing was too much trouble for the team of English speaking staff.They were friendly and helpful to all our needs including letting us know of a 24 hour vaporetto strike so that we could rearrange our itinerary. The hotel is ideally located in a quiet residential area where we see much Venetian day-to-day life going on yet is only minutes from The Accademia, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection and some good restaurants overlooking the Guidecca Canal where there are also vaporetto stops. Very close to the hotel there are a number of small shops and benches where you can watch the traffic on the Grand Canal if you have a few minutes to fill, as we did when waiting for our water taxi to arrive. We will certainly return to Hotel American Dinesen next time we visit Venice and will recommend it to those of our family and friends who have not stayed here already. Thank you to everyone at the hotel who made our stay such a happy one.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This hotel is lovely, with beautiful rooms and a great quiet & beautiful location. I had room 107 which was a venetian jewl box of a room, quite spacious enough for one, but was a "regular double" and would have been pretty tight for 2- as are most rooms in Europe. However my sister had room 5 which was very modern and very spacious (it may have been a "superior double").
The staff was warm,friendly & helpful. The breakfast had a lot of variety, good food & a lovely atmosphere. And, I forgot to mention, extremely clean!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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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
#37 Business Hotel in Venice
#41 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel American Dinesen 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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American Dinesen Hotel
American Dinesen Venice
American Hotel Venice Italy

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