Dominican Republic Accomodation Options

Find the best accommodations to fit your vacation style

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With a recent addition of more than 10,000 hotel rooms to the already large hotel and resort inventory, travelers visiting the Dominican Republic will find that the island has more than enough room to accommodate most vacationers needs.

Location

Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata has a lot to offer tourists. Here, vacationers will find a wealth of attractions that will enhance their time on the island, from horseback riding and tours of historic architecture to golf and even an exciting nightlife. Most hotels are situated in the Puerto Plata area, with  and all inclusives dominating.

Santiago De Los Caballeros

Not far from Puerto Plata is the historic city of Santiago De Los Caballeros. You'll learn more about the Dominican Republic's culture here than anywhere else on the island, from the number of museums, ruins, and antique churches that call Santiago their home, not to mention the nightlife, theaters, and shopping. The hotels that make up this area are typical hotels, and some have the added bonus of housing a  on site.

Punta Cana

The city of Punta Cana offers many upscale attractions, such a golf courses, spas, and gorgeous beach front hotels. There are a number of all inclusive properties in this area, many of which including watersports as part of their total price.

Santo Domingo

If colonial history fascinates you, then a stay in Santo Domingo is for you. This area of the island contains much of its Spanish colonial charm through architecture. Still modern pastimes such as shopping and dancing in night clubs are popular here as well. Most of the lodgings can be found right inside the Colonial Zone, possibly giving you the opportunity to sleep in a location that is nearly as old as the island itself.

More information on the island's layout can be found at the Map of the Dominican Republic page. Not only is there a digital image of the country, but a discussion of the area's top attractions, accommodation locations, and transportation options.

Personal Considerations

Finding the perfect accommodations for you during your Dominican Republic vacation means taking many different factors into consideration. Making a list of the things that are important to your group will help to narrow it down.

Group Size

Depending upon the number of people you are traveling with, you may be looking for a property that can accommodate a large group. Your typical hotel will require to you reserve several rooms to fit everyone comfortably, but if you locate a hotel that specializes in suites, or a rental villa with several rooms like Costa Del Sol I, you may be able to save money.

Smaller families may not need a lot of space, but they will want to find a space known for treating kids like royalty. Some locations have babysitting services, kids clubs, and daily activities for families to participate in together. The best hotels for family vacations in the Dominican Republic can be found by clicking here.

Meanwhile, adults traveling without children, and who are looking to get wild during their trip, may feel more comfortable limiting their interactions with the younger generation and experience hotels on the island featuring entertainment and nightlife.

Interests

Many travelers visit the Dominican Republic for a specific reason – like for a golf retreat, or to spend their days snorkeling and diving. Luckily, there are a number of resorts that specialize in specific activities.

Length of Stay

If you're staying in the Dominican Republic for only a few days, a hotel or all-inclusive resort may be the best choice. But if you are planning an extended stay, you may feel more comfortable at a rental property. This way, you'll have separate living and sleeping spaces, plus a kitchen, and sometimes even a laundry room.

Hotels

Agualina Kite Resort

Dominican Republic has accommodation possibilities that will suit almost any kind of visitor. Pick from low-cost accommodations, glitzy resorts, and plenty more in between. Those looking to enjoy an entertaining late-night scene will find just that at many hotels around Dominican Republic. Click on the link to each accommodation to read further info.

A great destination with active on-site recreation is Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa. Breathless is all about offering luxury accommodations, and each of the 750 rooms makes this clear with their stylish furnishings that combine contemporary and traditional Caribbean decor, jacuzzi on a private terrace, and a view of the lush tropical gardens. Customers can reach them at (855) 652-7328.

Memories Splash is one top-rated property eastern Dominican Republic. The rooms at Memories Splash come in several different sizes, including Junior Rooms, Deluxe Suites, and Deluxe Family Jacuzzi Suites. All of the rooms are spacious, appointed in modern furnishings, and most importantly, comfortable. Customers can contact them at (855) 744-8372.

Visitors who appreciate good on-location dining options should consider Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino. Luxurious linens and down comforters make the spacious guest rooms and suites as comfortable as they are beautiful. Find them at 367 George Washington Avenue.

Luckily, there will be quite a few other options too. To see our detailed page about hotels within the area, read this page.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Las Canas

Guests will also find non-standard hotel lodging possibilities here, including tons of condominiums and several villa complexes. Avid beach-goers can generally expect to find convenient access to the beach, as a lot of the villas and other accommodations are located right on the coast.

If you are looking for an accommodation with top-notch swimming facilities and pool-side amenities, one location to think about is Las Canas. Located in the rolling mountains of Cordillera, close to Puerto Plata and the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete, Las Canas Vacation Club sits fully renovated with apartments available for rent. A huge assortment of activities, both on and off the property, await travelers to the area, and the amenities at the Hotel will make every guest want to stay forever. If you're looking to call before you go, you can do so at (779) 890-0111.

One property positioned on the ocean that is worth considering is Sea Lane Condos. A collection of two to four bedroom condos on the beach give guests the chance to get away and relax in an area surrounded by well-manicured landscaping, seven crystalline pools, and more all within protected gates. If you're looking to call before booking a room, do so at (305) 600-0849.

Anyone wanting to find an accommodation with good swimming facilities, one spot to think about is Sea Horse Ranch. There are over 120 vacation homes built on the property, each with its own unique architecture and decor. The overall theme is Colonial Caribbean and villa sizes range from three to five rooms. They are located on Scenic Coastal Highway.

Dominican Republic has other villa complexes. You can read this article regarding these types of accommodations within the area if you want to find additional details.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa

Nature enthusiasts and their families should take a look at the variety of eco-tourist options made possible in the area.

Vacationers wanting to stay on Dominican Republic should consider accommodations like Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa. Each of the 11 bungalows available to guests at Natura Cabana is uniquely built and decorated. Amenities vary between cabanas, but some include up to three bedrooms and others include kitchenettes. They can be found at 5 Paseo Del Sol.

Hotel Gran Jimenoa is a popular option on Dominican Republic. Set at the foot of a majestic mountain range, this hotel is simple but welcomes nature to provide the welcoming and tranquil atmosphere. They're on Avenida la Confluencia.

Altocerro is another property worth considering. Although generally recognized as a hotel, the rooms resemble villas complete with small sitting areas and kitchens. They are great spaces for those who are planning an extended stay or just want to have the option of cooking their own meal available to them. Find them at 461 Calle Guarocuya.

Anyone visiting Dominican Republic will find some other eco-accommodation choices. If you need to find out more concerning eco-accommodations available here.

Individual Villas

Some people would rather have the luxury offered by one of the privately rented villas. You can learn more about the private rental properties on Dominican Republic by following this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Melia Caribe Tropical

Some people love the comfort of an all-inclusive price. There are several reasons why this pricing method is popular. For example, they sidestep the need to budget your vacation in detail.

Avid tennis players will like the idea of staying at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, as they offer some excellent tennis facilities. The “B-Rooms” of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe are new, luxurious, and welcoming. Each of these modern rooms features of one of the finest beds available, 32-inch LCD television with USB port and on-demand video, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, radio alarm clock with MP3 dock, rain showers, minibar, ceiling fan, iron, and ironing board. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (809) 686-5797.

One destination located on the water's edge that merits your consideration is Melia Caribe Tropical. With many all-inclusive hotels located in Punta Cana, Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort has managed to distinguish itself as the top family-oriented resort around, and in 2013 Travel + Leisure even ranked it as one of the "Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts" in the world. The hotel understands and addresses many factors that are associated with a traveling family. If you would like to call ahead, do so at (809) 221-1290.

You can find out more details concerning all-inclusive properties by visiting this page.

Quality

When you search for accommodations in the Dominican Republic, you can use our Star Rating system to help you to quickly assess the type of facility you are looking at. Keep in mind that the star ratings are determined independently of price, and that the prices of each type of property are so varied that once you set your budget, you'll be able to find a room in nearly every rating.

One and Two Stars

At a 1 Star property, the hotel will be a small location, likely owned and operated by the same person or family. This may mean more personalized care and fewer amenities. The rooms won't necessarily be large, but they will do the job for vacationers who plans to spend a lot of time out exploring the island. The Dominican Republic's 1 Star properties include Rancho Wendy, Club Villas Jazmin, and Hotel Acaya, and will range from $5(USD) to $100 (USD).

2 stars properties are medium in size, but still contain smaller rooms. The hotel might be locally owned, or it might be a part of a small national chain. The amenities will still be your typical hotel offerings, but rarely with extras, and the service will be a little better than what the 1 Stars have to offer. The Dominican Republic's 2 Star properties include Victoria Golf & Beach Resort, Tropical Orquidea Club All-Inclusive, Stanza Mare Coral Comfort, and Hotel Palacio, and will range from $20 to $150(USD).

Three Stars

The hotels in the Dominican Republic with 3 stars are more spacious, and feature a wider array of amenities. The rooms typically are not too fancy, but still much nicer than the lower rated properties. These locations will have room service, and maybe even a restaurant or two on site. The Dominican Republic's 3 Star properties include Hotel Riu Taino, Windsurf Resort, and Tropical Sueno Resort and Spa Club All-Inclusive, and will range from $45 to $200(USD).

Four Stars

4 stars properties are above average, with large rooms, excellent amenities, and even better service. The rooms will be well-appointed, clean, and decked out with extras like flat screen televisions. The Dominican Republic's 4 Star properties include Vik Hotel Arena All-Inclusive and Melia Caribe Tropical, and will range from $75 to $300(USD).

Five Stars

The 5 stars accommodations in the Dominican Republic are the best of the best. These hotels have very spacious rooms, linens that make you want to sink right into bed, carefully selected decorations, luxury amenities, and the best service on the island. The Dominican Republic's 1 Star properties include Grand Oasis Marian All-Inclusive Resort, Casa Colonial Beach and Spa, Barcelo Bavaro Palace, and Barcelo Bavaro Beach, and will range from $100 to $500(USD).

Researching different kinds of lodgings will give you a better understanding of what to expect during your stay. Choose accommodations that are best suited to your particular style of travel to get the most out of your trip to the Dominican Republic.

 

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