Timeless charm is a great descriptive for Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the western hemisphere founded in 1504. Cobble stone streets give way to beautiful colonial buildings and pave the way into a lengthy history. A staggering amount of colonial-era buildings are scattered throughout the city making exploring one of the favorite things to do. Palaces with beautiful turrets, Romanesque-style churches and old convents mark the area. Described as the "city that never sleeps" there is a huge variety of restaurants and the nightlife is some of the best in the Dominican Republic.
When choosing a Santo Domingo hotel many opt for the historically significant Hotel Palacio. This hotel in Santo Domingo is situated in the heart of the city near the bustling commercial district. Art galleries, boutiques shops, sidewalk cafes, an abundance of nightlife and many
historical monuments can all be found close to this hotel in Santo Domingo. When lit up in the evening the Hotel Palacio is a stunning vision.
Maintaining the luxury and style of days gone by this Santo Domingo resort was originally built circa 1850 and has recently undergone an excellent restoration encompassing the services and amenities of a five star hotel in Santo Domingo. Elegant rooms include TV, comfortable king-size beds, air conditioning, mini bar, high speed internet and safety box. The outdoor architecture and design are breathtaking and full of tropical plants, natural stone adornments and cobbled walkways. Rates at this Santo Domingo hotel start at $54.50 but be sure to confirm before making a reservation.
Besides the breathtaking beauty of Santo Domingo, value for money is a big driving force for tourists visiting the area. Sofitel Nicolas Santo Domingo offers excellent value and is listed as a UNESCO Heritage site first built in 1502. Once a residence to the first governor of America this hotel in Santo Domingo is a pleasing combination of modern style and historical grace. The Santo Domingo resort offers hotel amenities that include air conditioning, satellite TV, high speed internet, room service, safe deposit box and beautiful contemporary decor.
La Residence is the onsite dining restaurant at this
Santo Domingo hotel that serves a variety of excellent
dishes in a Spanish-style courtyard. The Cibao cigar club
is the perfect place for an afternoon rum tasting and
the pool is perfect for relaxing by with a tasty, tropical
bevy. Lovely botanical gardens can be enjoyed nearby as
well as numerous historical monuments, distinct shopping
and the National Aquarium.
Another good choice for a Santo Domingo hotel is the Occidental El Embajador. Once off your flight to the Caribbean you can grab a taxi or bus and arrive in less then half an hour. This hotel in Santo Domingo is only 2.5 miles from El Conde which is a pedestrian shopping district full of stores and specialty shops. The Colonial quarter is only three miles away where the Catedral Basilica Menor de Santa Maria and Columbus Lighthouse can be admired. City transportation is efficient and affordable making sightseeing hassle-free.
The property boasts a casino with slots and gaming tables, a massive pool, fitness room, picturesque gardens, shops, an exciting pool bar, concierge and room services, indoor and outdoor dining areas and much more. There is also a hot tub and tennis courts. Starting at $91.00 guest suites include free daily paper, air conditioning, satellite TV, balcony, sitting area, internet access and in-room movies.
There are a myriad of resorts to choose from in Santo Domingo. So many that deciding can be difficult! The many different hotel amenities, room sizes, room amenities and backdrop cater to many different tastes. Do some thorough research to find the Santo Domingo resort that suits you best before you reserve a room.
A striking setting along the river adds to the beauty of cityscapes. With many different barrios or districts found about the area the beaches are as much of an attraction as sightseeing is creating the best of both worlds. Day and nighttime activities are abundant and live entertainment can be heard on any night of the week. For a fantastic and affordable vacation mixing old world history with new world conveniences Santo Domingo makes for a flawlessly rounded getaway.