The Colonial Zone is home to luxury Spanish Colonial courtyard hotels, as well as modern international chains like Accor’s Mercure Hotel on El Conde. There are also nice, boutique hotels that offer great value in a beautiful setting.
The city of Santo Domingo has a wide variety of accommodations that includes beautifully landscaped luxury hotels along the Malecon having views of the Caribbean, to the most modern international chains like the Holiday Inn and the Hilton Hotel.
An Overview of Santo Domingo Hotels
Santo Domingo is a large city with a wide range of hotels. Visitors to Santo Domingo have two main options when it comes to choosing a hotel. They can either stay in the Colonial Zone or the modern city. If you are looking for a hotel near the main historical tourist attractions, then the Colonial Zone is probably your best bet. If you are interested in other aspects of the city, then staying in one of the Santo Domingo hotels in the modern city might be right for you.
The Colonial Zone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers visitors charming accommodations in a historic setting. All Colonial Zone hotels are within walking distance of the main tourist attractions, as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. The Colonial Zone is a self-contained area that offers almost everything a tourist needs. However, there are also lots of interesting things to do in the modern city of Santo Domingo. Visitors staying in this area are just a short cab ride away from exploring other areas of this vibrant city.
The modern city of Santo Domingo has many upscale and mid-range contemporary hotels that are ideal for tourism, business, conferences and even gambling. From the casino hotels on the Malecón (along the Caribbean Sea) to the luxury city center hotels, they offer the finest in modern accommodations. Many Santo Domingo hotels in the modern city are within walking distance of a restaurant or two. However, keep in mind that you will need to take a cab to most places of interest. See the transportation section of this website for more information on getting around.