Hotel American Dinesen
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i found this Hotel to be very nice - even the single rooms which in any Hotel tend to be the smallest and worst in the building. My application form failed to inform them i walk with a stick and as there is no lift [very few in Venice!], it was a bit of a trek to the third floor. But as soon as the Concierge saw my stick, he clicked and tutted and the next night moved me down to the 1st Floor. He would have done it the first night but had no rooms available. There is free internet access and i was very comfortable in my week there. My only complaint was the Restaurant was only for breakfast, no dinners. [You could get limited room service for coffees and willingly done]. It made me go out each night to eat but there are small restaurants close by that are not too expensive. The one next door to the Hotel is a little on the pricey side. There is a pizzeria next to the Accadamia Bridge that is both cheap, cheerful and very good - with waiters to die for!! Venice should be experienced at least once and i was happy to get a water taxi from the front door of the Hotel out to the Airport when i left - it was worth every Euro!
We stayed at this hotel 6 years ago and unless it's undergone a major renovation, I am mystified by the rave reviews. Yes, there were large rooms with a view of the canal, but only 2 to a floor. Our room was small, dark, and dismal. You'd need a periscope to get a view of anything at all. All this for $300 and that was in 1997.If the hotel's been renovated, I retract my statements. If not, I don't get it!
We last stayed there 10 years ago, and we were concered we wouldn't like is as much now. We were right; we liked it better! It has a quiet, but convenient location. Quaint European rooms and up-to-date bathrooms. Along with a very helpful staff, it also provides free email access. One caveat...the rooms in the back tend to be quite dark.
Hotel American July 2003
What a delightful hotel! We had a room overlooking the canal with THREE double french-style windows AND balconies!!! The room decor was very venetian with a beautiful murano chandelier. Very professional and friendly staff. The best location if you want to relax and enjoy the phenomenal view.
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I stayed at the Hotel American in February and fell in love with it. Pretty yellow exterior overlooking canal. Rooms are comfortable and modestly elegant with modern baths. Wonderful location, a very short walk from the Academia Bridge near the Peggy Guggenheim. It was easy to get to the standard tourist attractions (Piazza San Marco, etc.), but far enough away from the tourist buzz. Free Internet access in the lobby is very convenient. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Good Cafe American at breakfast.
Wonderful place to stay in Venice. Clean rooms, free Internet access, good service, nourishing breakfast. Hotel placed in two minutes walk from Academia bridge and Peggi Gugenheim Collection Museum in quite and beautiful neighbourhood.