This classic and historic hotel occupies the absolute best location within the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo - directly across from the park and cathedral. The first floor of this hotel is a restaurant that joins a very popular outdoor cafe. All of the staff are attentive and friendly. I would recommend one of the larger double rooms - 2 queen sized beds, high ceilings, large balcony overlooking the park. Adequate bathroom - plenty of hot water, and great A/C. Fairly extensive menu that's reasonably priced. The lobby is on the second floor (and invisible from the street). From either your balcony or the cafe it's a people watcher's paradise - and made extra special by the courtesy of the staff. For $40 the hotel will have their taxi waiting for you at the airport. Obviously I'm going to return. Pay the few extra dollars for a double room and balcony. You're not going to regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel, of colonial architecture, is located in the heart of the Colonial City. Right across from the magnificent First Cathedral of America and Christopher Columbus Park. We are within walking distance of the most visited museums and colonial monuments of the XVI century, making us the most privileged hotel in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conde De Penalba Hotel