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Dominican Republic Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated May 2022

Dominican Republic Hotel Guide
Dominican Republic Hotel Guide

Welcome To Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the most visited travel destination in the Caribbean. For a good reason, this beautiful tropical island with its beautiful beaches to mountain towns, welcomes visitors worldwide. Home to fantastic rum and an abundance of national parks, reserves and sanctuaries, the Dominican Republic offers a beautiful experience to all those who visit. Here is our guide to the best hotels in the Dominican Republic!

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Contents

Where to Sleep

The Top Neighborhoods

  Santo Domingo

The capital city of the Dominican Republic city is known for its lovely historic center. Beyond the colonial landmarks and tourist attractions, there are endless shopping and dining options in this modern and vibrant town.

Punta Cana

Punta Cana boasts some of the longest white sand coastlines and is the prime destination for rest and relaxation. This area is home to all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels and 10 golf courses.

  Santiago 

Santiago is the country’s second-largest city and is full of history arts and culture. Visitors will find vibrant nightlife and entertainment here, as well as beautiful nature with the Cordillera Central Mountain range nearby.

  Samana

The Samana Peninsula is a natural paradise that features beaches and rainforests and welcomes the most adventurous traveler. There is so much to do here between Los Haitses National Park and the rocky coastlines.

Budget Hotels

Dominican Republic Hotel Guide

Riviera Punta Cana Eco Travelers House

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4.8/5

Spacious rooms, fully equipped with flat screen tv’s, soft bedding and mini fridges, you will be hard pressed to find a more wallet friendly resting place for your vacation. Not only are the owners welcoming and friendly, but the property has a glittering plunge pool and a fragrant garden, perfect for sipping coffee and planning your daily adventures.

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Barcelo Santo Domingo

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4/5

A charming and traditional hotel, the Barcelo Santo Domingo has exactly what you are expecting from a city hotel. Lovely bathrooms and well appointed bedrooms will keep you comfortable after a long day of adventuring. The staff is helpful and there is a huge pool, perfect for relaxing, a spa, a workout space and just in case, a business center for all those last minute emails.

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Hotel Conde de Penalba

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Hotel Conde de Penalba is located in the middle of the colonial city of Santo Domingo and is only a ten-minute walk from the beach.  With beautiful panoramic views of the city, this hotel is surrounded by famous clubs and pubs and is the perfect place to stay for active visitors. Rooms include air conditioning mini-bars and the 24-hour reception for visitors’ convenience.

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Luca Hotel by the Oxo House

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This stunning hotel is located in the heart of Santo Domingo and is only half a mile from Punta Torrecillas Beach.  With hotel rooms offering air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and patios with a garden view, this location will delight any traveler.  Guests will enjoy the hotel terrace and continental breakfast before starting on a day of exploration.

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Hodelpa Garden Court

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4.4/5

Just minutes away from the city center of Santiago De Los Caballeros, the Hodelpa Garden Court Hotel provides excellent services and amenities to make guests feel comfortable while staying in town.  Guestrooms feature an exceptional comfort level for guests with soundproofed rooms, premium bedding and deep soaking bathtubs. In addition, the hotel provides an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a fitness center.  With free a free airport shuttle, this is a great option!

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Midrange Hotels

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Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine

Price: $$ Average Reviews: 4.4/5

The Bahia Principal Grand Aquamarine is located in Punta Cana.  This tremendous all-inclusive resort is 1.4 miles from Arena Gorda Beach. Every room comes with air conditioning, fluffy bathrobes and some offer balcony views. Enjoy the on-site bar, lounge, or relax in the garden or outdoor swimming pool.

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Hotel Bannister by Mint Samana

Price: $$ Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Set on a beautiful Marina on the Samama Bay, this high-quality hotel is not too far from the Samaná town center.  Guests can choose between beautiful 1 or 2 bedroom suites with private balconies and kitchens with bay views. You can’t go wrong with this hotel with complimentary meals, upscale bars and outdoor pools. Don’t miss out on the Ni Spa for massages and body treatments.

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Hodelpa Gran Almirante

Price: $$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Set in downtown Santiago, this hotel has the bright lights of a casino, a spa, and an outdoor pool. Guests will be happy to relax in warm-styled rooms with flat-screened TVs and plush robes.  The hotel features two restaurants with full bars. Close to the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration and Kaskada Agua Park, if you are staying here, you will never be bored.

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Coson Bay

Price: $$ Average Reviews: 4.4/5

This boutique hotel is located right on the beach in Cosón and is the perfect location for those wishing to explore the Las Terrenas area. The Cosón Bay hotel offers 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for guests arranged craftily around lush gardens and an outdoor pool. This breathtaking property is the perfect location for guests looking to relax and enjoy a luxurious vacation.

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Tracadero Beach Resort

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Positioned directly on the water, the Trocadero Beach Resort offers fantastic views and numerous accommodation options with ocean views and elegant balconies. The on-site restaurant serves delicate Italian dishes with Caribbean influences with a long drink list to satisfy every taste. Ocean adventures are endless here, with Dominicus beach only a 3 minute walk away.

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High-End Hotels

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Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.7/5

A brand new hotel, the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana offers guests an all-inclusive tropical paradise with beachside luxury. The resort’s amenities include an outdoor pool, game room, waterpark and fitness center. Dining options include 24-hour room service and several bars, coffee shops and restaurants ranging in flavors from Asian to Caribbean buffets. In addition, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana offers 375 spacious suites on 40 acres of oceanfront. You can even reserve a swim-up suite.

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Eden Roc Cap Cana

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.6/5

This chateau-style hotel allows guests to book one of the 60 boutique suites and two multi-bedroom villas. Stay in complete luxury at Eden Roc at Cap Cana and relax in your private pool.  The hotel has a private beach and beach club, including an infinity pool, grill and bar. With excellent culinary options and a tucked-away location, this resort is perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway.

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Live Aqua Beach Resort All-Inclusive

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Situated on the beach in the Uvero Alto district in Punta Cana, this adults-only hotel features over 340 luxurious rooms that are specially designed for comfort.  These suites come with great views, 400 thread count sheets, jacuzzi tubs, and even swim up access to the pools. The Live Aqua Beach Resort offers numerous swimming pools at this resort, including an infinity pool with fantastic sea views. With 7 restaurant options with a range of flavors, you won’t go hungry here.

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Iberostar Grand Bavaro Adults Only

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.7/10

This beautifully decorated hotel will take your breath away from its interior design and beach location.  The Iberostar Grand Bavaro offers guests a unique stay in Punta Cana. Beautifully decorated suites range from lake view, ocean view to a swim-out room.  Amenities include a breakfast buffet, nightclub, spa, and golf course. The hotel also offers a green initiative with rooms free of single-use plastics.

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Tortuga Bay Hotel

Price: $$$$$ Average Reviews: 4.8/5

This luxurious and AAA Five Diamond Awarded property was designed by Oscar de la Renta.  At Tortuga Bay, guests stay in beachfront villas and can participate in activities such as horseback riding, kite sailing and eco-paddle surfing. Visitors are welcomed like VIPs at the Punta Cana International Airport and are swiftly taken to the hotel for a stay full of relaxation and indulgence.

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