My family and I stayed there for 3 days from October 31st to Nov 2nd, 2008. The hotel meets or exceeds the standards of any Marriott Courtyard property in the US. But the service is even better, and the location is optimal for those travellers with business throughout the city (like me). It's close to everything.
The room was comfortable, very clean and spacious, with the standard amenities. Wired Internet access in the room, Wifi downstairs, and PCs with Internet access in the business center make connectivity for business travelers a snap.
If you stay here, be sure to add the breakfast option to your room rate when you reserve or check in instead of paying as you go – you’ll save a lot of money. The American-style-with-local-touches breakfast buffet (with omelets made to order, too) is excellent and you’ll be pampered by a very friendly and willing staff.
The buffet varies from day to day, so you don’t get stuck eating the same thing every day. One day they had Dominican sausage (aka ‘salchichón’) which I enjoyed; they didn’t have in the buffet the next day, but when I asked the buffet cook he went to the kitchen and cooked a special order for me at no charge.
The reception staff is very friendly, capable and they all speak perfect English. The pool is a little small and doesn’t get much sun, but it’s super clean. Fitness center, small but complete... they even have a laundry room with coin operated machines.
I don’t know why folks are giving this place negative reviews; having stayed at other hotels (Lina, Jaragua, etc.), I can say with confidence I’ll be staying here in the future.
One caveat – water and incidentals are EXPENSIVE in the hotel – even for the US. Get a room with a fridge and go down the street (2 blocks south) to the very modern US style supermarket where you can get anything you need at much lower cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic hotel is located in the heart of the city's cultural district and offers comfortable accommodations and complete services for business and leisure travelers alike. Among the most preferred Santo Domingo hotels, the Courtyard is within walking distance to the National Theater and the U.S. Embassy. Our Courtyard hotel is also within easy access to Santo Domingo's Colonial zone attractions, the main business district and government facilities. Guests can be assured of a relaxing and productive stay with our new Marriott bedding and free high-speed Internet access. Enjoy the convenience of our on-site Trapiche Restaurant, Lobby bar, Snack/Coffee Shop, outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. We also offer two meeting rooms with flexible space for events and business meetings in Santo Domingo. Visit the Courtyard Santo Domingo hotel today and discover first-class service in the beautiful Dominican Republic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Santo Domingo Hotel Santo Domingo
- Santo Domingo Courtyard