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“"Orlando-like" feel with good security” 3 of 5 stars
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Los Marlins Suites Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Autovia del Este, Blvd de Juan Dolio | Metro Country Club, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic (Formerly Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Marlins Hotel & Golf Resort)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Juan Dolio
Belllevue, NE
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“"Orlando-like" feel with good security”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This hotel is about 20 miles east of Las Americas Airport and 1/2 mile from the nearest beach access. It is located in a golf course development that resembles an Orlando, FL neighborhood. The hotel itself is nice, if a little bit spartan. WiFi was available only in the common areas. The rooms are fine - certainly by DR standards. The workout room was lacking in equipment. The pool is nice. The free breakfast (under Embassy Suites management) was good but not great. The hotel seems to be only about 50% occupied throughout the year (4 stays there).

The property is in a gated community and thus has good security. Most of the homes around the hotel are expensive by DR standards and either looked vacant or are only used as vacation/second homes. In order to get to the beach you have to either take the hotel shuttle to a public beach access or walk to the a nearer access about 1/2 mile from the gated entrance. Walking takes you past a police precinct, down a short street and then to the main resort drag. Other than the beach, there isn't much to do at the hotel unless you bring golf clubs. They opened a small grocery store by the property entrance. But anyone staying at the hotel should have a rental car.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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190 reviews 190 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Embassy Suites name has been removed from the building and everywhere inside. Hotel seems to be heading downhill. Rooms are clean, but old. The breakfast is simply "OK". The gym equipment needs attention. Pool area is nice. Unless you play golf, there is NOTHING to do at resort but relax at the pool. Surrounding areas are not safe, especially at night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We've been there in March 2012 for a wedding and really enjoyed our stay. They have a shuttle to the beach. Very good breakfast and nice staff.
Big rooms with good amenities. The beach is fine as well. Overall Juan Dolio is a nice place for a vacation. I can recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I stayed over with my wife for several days and the service and amenities were terrific. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the facility was clean and very quiet. Our room was facing the pool which added a very relaxing view. Breakfast was excellent and the organic/natural juices really added a touch of class to it. Just need to add more variety of cognac to the bar (Hennessy, Remy Martin, Couvassier…). However, this does not take anything away from the quality of service or the facility. The private beach with the bungalows’/bohios in the water was first class. We will come back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David M, General Manager at Los Marlins Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Great Review & Headline... Top Notch

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all of our facilities including the private beach club..
We will certainly look into placing more varieties of cognac's at our bar..

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Sincerely
David Meakin
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Hotel is OK if your are looking for a place to Relax and do nothing. Breakfast was very good, room is old furnitured, golf at the facility but NO beach. The surrounding areas (Juan Dolio) have several restaurants beachfront but not too secure latenight, so not good place for the whole family.

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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David M, General Manager at Los Marlins Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor
We truly appreciate your positive feedback.

We hope you will come back again soon with your family..

Once again thank you from all of us at Embassy Suites!

Sincerely
David Meakin
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Sandton, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

As expected, the Embassy Suites Juan Dolio turned out to be a very relaxing place to spend the night in. Heading back from La Romana towards Santo Domingo, it was certainly a worthwhile night stop with two of my kids aged 12 and 15.

The buffet breakfast spread was most welcome. The property in itself, being in a sort of posh residential compound made the stay feel like more of a home away from home.

Although the hotel is not a beachfront property, vans shuttle guests to and from an exclusive beach property that belongs to the Embassy Suites. Savour the beds on the water!

Tip: Even if you are in rush to get a room and if you have not made an advanced booking, try asking the hotel desk first before taking one that is offered by an online travel agency. It turned out that ours should have been cheaper by USD25 if I had asked the desk first.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there 2 nights, the AC does not cool well in the room, the open common areas were hot as well.

The most terrible things were the filthy linens and stained napkins at the restaurants. The embassy is known to have a great breakfast area, not this one.... Lame selection and quality.

I moved and now stay 15-20miles away at the Hilton Santo Domingo as it is at least clean and up to Hilton code.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Autovia del Este, Blvd de Juan Dolio | Metro Country Club, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic (Formerly Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Marlins Hotel & Golf Resort)
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > San Pedro de Macoris Province > Juan Dolio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Juan Dolio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Los Marlins Suites Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Embassy Suites By Hilton Los Marlins Hotel & Golf Juan Dolio
Embassy Suites By Hilton Los Marlins Hotel And Golf Resort
Embassy Suites Juan Dolio
Juan Dolio Hilton
Juan Dolio Embassy Suites

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