samana was a beautiful choice, there are no ocean view rooms. no elevators , we were ground floor my 2 girls were above us. only 3 floors of rooms. smaller hotel but clean, friendly staff. the air canada representative was great all trip, helpful and very caring.the beach was great, food was good at the buffet. 4 out of 7 days it rained , girls didnt get enough sun and it was not too hot, would not go again in december, will go father south next year , we love hot!! the only down fall of this resort was every 2 to 5 minutes on the beach you were being harrassed to buy something , it did get quite annoying.