The hotel was nearly empty when I stayed and I enjoyed the peacefulness. The staff was fantastic with a special mention to Sr. Martinez. The pool was empty and a lovely place to relax.
HOWEVER, the place is falling apart, haha. Virtually everything is in need of a serious upgrade. For this reason, it is way too expensive for what you get. I left after one night for this reason.
Location is not that good either unless you rent a car. Be prepared to spend tourist prices on taxis, generally $10. Some will negotiate, others won't.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- International travelers have discovered a warm, elegant place they call “home” when traveling the Santo Domingo. A place that blends classic European styles of yester-year, with the needs and desires of the 21st century traveler. With interiors rich, native mahogany woods, verdant tropical foliage and renowned Dominican hospitality it’s a place that invites you to come for business or pleasure, the Hotel Santo Domingo.Just 30 minutes from Las Americas International Airport (code SDQ) and located on the picturesque Malecon, Santo Domingo’s ocean front boulevard is the beautiful, Hotel Santo Domingo. Surrounded by 14 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Hotel Santo Domingo’s comfortable and oversized guest rooms, along with its executive security features - such as the Excel Club Floor and private helipad, have made this stately Hotel a favorite place to stay when traveling to the capital city. Renowned for its service, facilities and fine cuisine, a stay at the Hotel Santo Domingo is an …extra-ordinary experience! ... more less
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