Hotel American

San Vio 628 Accademia, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Wonderful location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 4, 2013

This is a lovely hotel situated in Dorsoduro, a quieter part of Venice. It stands beside the San Vio Canal and just a few steps away from Accademia landing stage for the water bus. The Peggy Guggenheim museum is close by also. There are loads of restaurants and shops close by and the joy of it is that you don't have to push through all the crowds. St Marks and all the other touristy sites are just a short walk away. Apart from travelling on the Water Bus at 7 euro each journey, walking is the best way to see and 'feel' Venice. It's not a large city and you will be surprised how much you manage to see. The hotel has superior rooms on the front overlooking the canal, with balconies and I would recommend paying the little extra for one of these. Not only can you watch life go bay, you can wave to the hotel webcam and let your family back home see you! The breakfast is taken in the ground floor dining room and is typical of a continental one with ham and cheese and eggs, along with rolls, jam and fruit. Its very good. The staff are so welcoming and caring and can't do enough for you. The Alilugano boats from and to the airport go from Zattera which is just a two minute walk from the hotel. It couldn't be better located. I would recommend it and will stay there again when I visit Venice.

Unique Quality: Fantastic location for water bus and Alilaguna boats to and from airport. Quiet yet not isolated

Directions: Off at Accademia and follow Guggenheim signs

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Canal Views

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 5, 2005

I had a compact (OK small) but comfortable single at the top of the hotel. Possibly the only single, and certainly the doubles I saw into were on a more generous scale. Some have balconies overlooking the canal , at a substantial premium of course. You can enjoy a bit of balcony experince without paying as a corridor opens onto one. The hotel is a pretty classy joint throughout.

I paid 80E a night including generous breakfast buffet in August 2003 - this was the lowest possible price as it was the off season for Venice. Doubles work out much less per person, and for Venice these are reasonable prices.

I booked through venere.com - you can see reviews from past guests there, ranging from very good to superlative.

Unique Quality: Originally built in the 18th century by a rich Venetian merchant (the normal kind of Venetian merchant, I presume). Remodelled as a pensione in 1925.

Directions: Great location about three minutes from Accademia (and bridge and vaporetto) by picturesque canal, and fairly easy to find. Also only about 5 mins walk from Zattere, where the Alilaguna from the airport stops. The rich can take a water taxi to the door.

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Hotel American

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 13, 2005

Free internet access. Hotel was in a quiet part of Venice, away from the tourist area. There was a fresh seafood market nearby. Breakfast was good.

It is rates in summer is 130 Euro per night for double .

I am not really sure if this is the average price or above average.

Directions: Dorsoduro area in the center of Venice

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My favorite hotel in Venice

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2004

Despite the current name, Hotel American (Dinesen) is all Venice

I thought it was quiet, comfortable, a little expensive but worth the lire.

It sits in the Dorsoduro off the Grand Canal on the quiet Canal San Vio. Here's a live webcam of Canal San Vio from the Hotel.

Book in advance prior to high season, it is often full with few if any good rooms available.

Unique Quality: The view and location are outstanding, and the staff is very helpful.

Hotel American-Dinesen sits in my favorite part of Venice, in the quieter Dorsoduro section, south across the Grand Canal from the more boisterous San Marco side.

I recommend paying the extra for a room on the second floor with a canal-view balcony (room 201).

I thought it was worth the money at the time, (~$200 /night in Oct 2001), the rooms are bigger & better, & the canal view makes it worth it.

Price Update: High Season for the double room I had with the view (Room 201) is now ~370 Euros (with a "no-view" single going for 230 Euros). Not cheap
In low season (beginning end of October, the same room 201 with the view is 140 Euros / night). Venice is expensive, and the Euro vs. dollar exchange is no help.

Directions: Vaporetto #1 or #82 stop Accademia, then walk east to Canal San Vio, then right 1 canal, it is on your left. Here's a MAP

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A Quiet Hotel in Dorsoduro

by written on September 1, 2002

Located on the canal, Rio di San Vio, southeast of the Accademia Museum.

The room price is about average for Venice, but be aware that average in Vencie would be outrageously expensive anywhere else.

Directions: A water taxi from Marco Polo Airport to the hotel's approdo privato costs about 70 euros. Closest vaporetto stops are the Accademia in the Grand Canal and the Zattere in the Giudecca Canal.

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Address: San Vio 628 Accademia, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy

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