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Hotel American Dinesen

Hotel American Dinesen entrance

ABOVE: The Hotel American Dinesen's entrance is on the Fondamenta San Bragadin. INSET BELOW: The Rio San Vio, with the hotel on the right.

Category:  Three-star hotel.

Location: On the San Vio Canal in Dorsoduro, between the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Closest Alilaguna Airport Boat stop: Zattere.

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Hotel American DinesenYou're obsessive about art museums, or you simply want a moderately-priced hotel in a quiet, fashionable neighborhood near the Accademia Bridge.

Don't let the Hotel American Dinesen's name mislead you: It's thoroughly Venetian, occupying an 17th Century palazzo with rooms decorated in the local style. (Some rooms have beamed ceilings, others are awash in brocades, and a few--the "superior canal view rooms"--have balconies facing the San Vio Canal.)

The hotel has its own water-taxi pier, free Internet access, and a porter to haul your luggage up the stairs.

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Aerial photos:

  • The first satellite photo shows the Giudecca Canal and the Zattere (bottom), looking toward the Accademia Bridge and the Gallerie dell'Accademia (left), the Grand Canal, and--on the right--the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The Hotel American Dinesen is just south of the Campo San Vio (center of photo, on the Grand Canal).

  • In the lower close-up photo, the Hotel American Dinesen is just to the right of the Campo San Vio and the footbridge over the canal.

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