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Hotel American Dinesen

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Why We Love It

  • Canalside townhouse hotel in a quiet location but near the Grand Canal
  • Traditional Venetian décor in the main building & canal views in the upgraded rooms
  • Close to airport vaporetto services

"Picture-perfect views" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

From Marco Polo airport, take the Alilaguna water bus (vaporetto) to Accademia (route A to Rialto or S Angelo, then change for routes 1 or 2 to Accademia). The hotel is around three minutes' walk from the stop.
Alternatively, you can hire a private water taxi directly to the hotel (taking around 40 minutes, and costing around 110€ for two people with luggage during the day).
From Santa Lucia railway station, a private water taxi will cost around 60€ and take around 15 minutes. You can also take a direct water bus (route 1 or 2) from Ferrovia to Accademia.

Rooms & Rates

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Hotel American Dinesen is a 17th-century canalside townhouse in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, close to the Grand Canal, an area that The Guardian describes as the "real Venice".

Dorsoduro is at the south of the island. Bustling St Mark's Square, where you'll find the Basilica, the Campanile and the Doge's Palace, is only 15 minutes' walk away, yet the area is noticeably more peaceful. Three of Venice's star attractions are on your doorstep: the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (home to major works by artists such as Picasso, Miró and Pollock), the Gallerie dell'Accademia of pre-19th-century art and the Ponte dell'Accademia, one of the four bridges across the Grand Canal.

The hotel building, with its yellow stucco façade, is typical of the townhouses you see on the canals in Venice, and inside it is decorated in similarly traditional style, with gilt wall lamps, warm woods and furniture of deep reds and golds. Fodor's praises the hotel's "exceptional service" and "spacious" rooms. There's a breakfast room and a bar/lounge.

Classic Rooms have views of the courtyard or the street. Upgrade to a Canal View Room for views over the Rio de San Vio, which runs north-south between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. The hotel has additional rooms in its modern annexe. Rooms in both buildings have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

From the press:

  • "High degree of personal service... on a bright, quiet, exceptionally picturesque canal" -- Fodor's

  • "Picture-perfect views of the San Vio" -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request: 15€ per night for children aged 2 and under, 45€ per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 3.50€ per person, per night payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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