Hotel American Dinesen

Travelzoo Staff

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.

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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
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: Infant's cots/cribs available on request and charged 15€ per night per child aged 1 and under only. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. This is room-only basis. Meals will be charged as taken. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 10€ per day. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 4.50€ 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.

Additional details: Car parking is subject to availability and charged at 30€ per day.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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