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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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“Spacious apartment!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stay at one of the apartments that they have available just a few steps from the hotel. We were attracted to the fact that we could all stay together and the washer. Hardly used the kitchen but it was well equipped. Apartment was clean and spacious, however, the beds were very hard. Location was great. Accademia neighborhood is very nice, little shops and cafes. Nearby Zattere great for an evening stroll and dinner. No complimentary breakfast is available for the apartments (since they have a kitchen and they assume you want to cook??) but there is a great cafe on the way to the vaporetto station (Accademia) which was more fun! Nice walk to St. Mark's Square.

Room Tip: Street is fairly quiet, very quaint. Apartment #3 has no view. Apt #1 and 2 are facing the canal.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed at the hotel Aug 3-5. My husband and I, as well as our two teenaged daughters (16 and 18) all shared a superior quadruple room with balcony. Ample room and storage for all of us. Good WiFi. Excellent bathroom, Great pillows, comfy bed (King plus two twin beds) Excellent breakfast.
There is no elevator- we had psyched ourselves up for the climb to the fourth floor with 4 very heavy bags, but a wonderful front desk attendant would not allow us to carry them up- another staff member brought them to our room. The hotel has its own watertaxi stop, which was wonderful, as I could arrange transportation from our cruise ship directly to the hotel. We walked everywhere- 10 minutes from St Marks square, just steps away from the Guggenheim, and only about 20 min walk to Rialto bridge/market area. Will definitely return. Very safe, quiet area just steps away from all the action!

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Had a lovely room with balcony overlooking the canal. The room is air conditioned and the week we were there it needed to be! Location is great as it is quiet and close to one of the only three bridges over the Grand Canal so very useful for getting around. Also only about 5-10 mins from the Customs House, one of the best views in Venice even though not that busy.

Only downside was a pretty functional breakfast, which was not kept stocked up. The main waitress serving though was outstanding - it was just not feasible for her to do everything!

Room Tip: Go for a balcony!
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We paid for superior double room with small balcony looking upon San vio canal, clean, Venetian style, small bathroom. We did take their free water taxi to murano and had a lovely time on the island. Staff also recommended an opera set in old private residence on the grand canal, it was hard to find but worth the effort, professional musicians/opera in a home setting. Guggenheim museum beautiful! We drove to Venice and were relieved to find good/easy/large/safe parking at pizzale roma garage; with the vaporetto stop just across the way. We could use the vaporetto for all transportation. Found the restaurants on other side of academia bridge to be more of the food/wine experience we wanted. Breakfast was ok, wifi good, ac was acceptable.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have spent about 40 nights at the Hotel American over the last 10 years. We feel like it is our home in Venice. This time we were a party of 10 with 3 "kids" between 17 and 22 and stayed only 5 nights this time. The location is great, the staff and service are fantastic. This hotel is a great value! We hope to return soon!

  • Stayed July 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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed here for four nights 15th-19th July and had a wonderful stay. We were in room 202 which had 3 small balconies to relax on and stunning views of the canal outside and also a small visage of the grand canal. They were perfect for watching the world go by. The decor and cleanliness of the rooms was excellent and all the staff we dealt with were very polite & helpful. I'd also say the room was the perfect size. Breakfast was very good with an ample selection of food to get you going for the day. The location is very good for St Mark's Square and there's a Vaporetto station just around the corner at the Academia bridge. There's a restaurant next door and although we didn't eat there it was very popular.

Overall we had a lovely time here and would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 July 30, 2013

Very well located in a quiet area a couple of minutes from the Accademia bridge.
Room quite small but well designed and furnished with all you need - even a kettle and tea/coffee tray! (rare in mainland Europe). Room very clean, bathroom excellent, air-conditioning very good, tiny balcony with room for just one chair with good views over canals.
Breakfast excellent with good range of cereals,fruit,cold meat,cheese, bread and pastries.
Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful and whole hotel well kept and maintained.
Free WiFi but no lift.
Can think of nothing to fault. Not cheap but good value for Venice and will certainly stay here again on our next visit. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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:
#22 Business Hotel in Venice
#33 Family Hotel in Venice
#39 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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American Dinesen Hotel
American Dinesen Venice
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