The city of Santo Domingo can seduce visitors with its charm, active nightlife and the warmth and hospitality of its people.
There are many hotel facilities in the city, designed to suit all tastes and budgets. Visitors can choose from the larger, modern five-star luxury hotels, to smaller facilities.
New options include super-luxurious boutique hotels, found in the city’s Colonial Zone.
Many of these new facilities are found in renovated colonial mansions, some dating back to the 16th century.
Access DR has made a selection of the city’s top ranking small hotels, ranging from inexpensive facilities to the latest boutique hotels that offer guests top-quality surroundings and service.
Casas del Siglo XVI
The translated name of this facility is “Homes of the 16th Century.” These small boutique facilities are found in centuries-old homes, rich in history and with tremendous architectural values, these structures date back to the beginnings of the discovery of the Americas.
These five-star boutique hotels are members of the exclusive “Small Luxury Hotels of The World” company.
Up and running are the “La Casa del Arbol” (The Tree House) and the “Casa de los Mapas” (The House of Maps).
The first facility features three exclusive rooms, while the second offers four.
These boutique hotels have been completely refurbished, taking into account their invaluable history and rich architectural value.
The furnishing and décor fashionably preserve the structure’s rich history, providing guests with extremely comfortable and luxurious surroundings. Both feature swimming pools, outdoor dining, libraries and bars. Custom service is provided.
Address: Calle 19 de Marzo, Colonial Zone
For more information: www.casasdelxvi.com
This former colonial convent is now a luxury boutique hotel situated in the very heart of Santo Domingo’s Colonial City.
The elegant and sophisticated décor allows guests to relive the charm and romance of 19th century Santo Domingo.
Once a convent, El Beaterio is an excellent destination for those looking for rest and total relaxation.
The 11-room facility revolves around a beautiful Spanish courtyard, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.
Address: Calle Duarte No. 8, Colonial Zone
For online information: www.elbeaterio.es
Hotel Boutique Palacio
The building was the former residence of Buenaventura Bez, one of the country’s first presidents. The once formal residence was converted into one of the Colonial Zone’s first hotels, over four decades ago. The 44-room hotel features a swimming pool, restaurant, and a conference room, among other amenities. It is situated two blocks from the Cathedral of the Americas, the first to be built in the New World.
Address: Calle Duarte # 106, Colonial Zone
For information: www.hotel-palacio.com
Hotel San Marco
This elegant facility, surrounded by lush indoor gardens, is the ideal destination for guests looking for a cozy place to rest in a rustic-elegant environment.
Situated in Gazcue, one of Santo Domingo’s oldest upper middle class neighborhoods and just minutes from the city’s Colonial Zone, the 26-room hotel occupies what was once a beautiful private residence.
Refurbished in the 1950s, the hotel includes breakfast in its overall package, and the much-visited Il Cappuccino Italian Restaurant.
Address: Calle Santiago # 752, corner Máximo Gómez Avenue
Also situated in Gazcue, the Maison Gautreaux is a small facility, perfect for those guests who want to be in the very center of the city. The 22-room hotel offers guests a restaurant, a Jacuzzi and sea views in some rooms.
Address: Calle Felix Mariano Lluberes # 8, Gazcue
Hotel Suite Colonial
This beautiful boutique, situated in the very heart of the city’s historic center, features beautiful colonial architecture and impressive décor.
The facility has managed to bring together colonial and modern-day Caribbean styles. The nine-bedroom hotel offers guests a terrace bar that overlooks the Colonial Zone and the nearby Caribbean Sea.
Address: Calle Padre Billini # 362, Colonial Zone
For more information: www.suitecolonial.net
The hotel is an excellent choice for those seeking proximity to the very best the city has to offer when it comes to shopping, nightlife and other tourist attractions.
Situated in the exclusive NACO section, in the very heart of Santo Domingo’s modern section, the hotel is also an excellent option for business travelers.
The hotel also offers excellent facilities in all rooms, including small kitchenettes and laundry facilities.
Address: Calle La Arbolera # 6, NACO
More information: www.apartahotelresidencialalvear.com
Hotel Plaza del Sol
This 24-room facility provides guests with comfortable rooms. Easily accessible to Santo Domingo’s downtown area, it is a favorite with its regular guests.
Address: Calle José Contreras # 25, University Section
For online information: www.hotelplazadelsolsantodomingo.com
This hotel recently opened its door to an exclusive clientele. Its architecture reflects and emphasizes the rich history of the Colonial period, while its décor blends the historical with today’s modern trends. The hotel’s rich marble floors, high colonial ceilings, and excellent lighting all come together to provide visitors with the perfect ambience.
The 24-suite hotel features attractive amenities in all rooms: mini bar, Wi Fi Bang Olufsen radios, LED SMART TV, internet access and L’Occitane toiletries. Also available: entertainment and relaxation areas, conference rooms, spa, swimming pool, and a beautiful tropical terrace.
Address: Calle Padre Billini
For information: www.billinihotel.com
Hotel Doña Elvira
This old-world hotel, featuring the modern facilities available today, is situated in the heart of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. Built in a 16th century structure, the 15-rooms and suites facility was turned into a hotel in 2004. Also: swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Address: Padre Billini # 207, Colonial Zone