Dominican Republic Accommodations

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 appeal to almost every type of visitor. Find luxury resorts, low-cost accommodations, and lots more in between. Travelers wanting to enjoy a spirited late-night scene will find precisely that at many hotels around Dominican Republic. Read further details for each place by clicking on their names.

A great destination for on-site recreation is Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spa. An adults-only property in Punta Cana, Breathless is a chic, modern spot where those looking to meet new people, spend their days relaxing, their nights partying, and their mealtimes dining on gourmet fare will find everything they've been dreaming about all in one gorgeous location. If you want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (855) 652-7328.

Memories Splash is one accommodation of this type 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. If you would like to call in advance, you can do so at (855) 744-8372.

Guests in search of good on-site dining options should look into Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino. With an elegance and style like no other hotel in the country, this iconic structure is also the most historic one around. The hotel offers all the luxuries that both the typical vacationer and the business traveler could ask for. Guests will be able to find them at 367 George Washington Avenue.

Dominican Republic offers a nice selection of choices. To read more about the standard hotels available, use this link.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Las Canas

You'll be able to find non-hotel accommodation options available, including lots of condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Beach-goers can generally expect to enjoy easy access to the beach, as many properties are situated on the shore.

If you're looking for a place to stay with top-notch swimming facilities, one spot to consider is Las Canas. Eleven different styles of apartments are available for guests of the Las Canas Vacation Club. The different offerings allow guests to choose the comforts, accommodations, and prices that suit them best. Each unit is fully furnished. You can reach them at (779) 890-0111.

A destination along the waterfront you should consider 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 in advance, do so at (305) 600-0849.

Anyone wanting to find an accommodation with excellent swimming pool facilities, one destination to consider 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. The property can be found on Scenic Coastal Highway.

Luckily, you'll be able to find plenty of additional villa complexes. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, visit this article concerning villa complexes within the area.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa

Nature enthusiasts should check out the variety of eco-tourist options offered to them on Dominican Republic.

Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel and Spa is one property of this type northern Dominican Republic. Located in Caberete in the Dominican Republic, Natura Cabana is an ecologically sensitive resort with a focus on bringing guests into the natural tropical experience. Gardens mix with the palm-covered roofs of the cabanas. They're at 5 Paseo Del Sol.

Hotel Gran Jimenoa is a nice property 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 located on Avenida la Confluencia.

Another property to consider is Altocerro. Altocerro is Composed of 34 independent villas of one, two and three bedrooms, and building housing 12 rooms, for a total of 68 rooms. All of the villas are equipped with living room, balcony with valley view; while the rooms are equipped with cable TV, telephone, wireless internet, linens, bathrooms with hot water,and a full kitchen. They also have a camping area with all the services you may need as a camper such as electricity, room service, and bathrooms with hot showers. The property can be found at 461 Calle Guarocuya.

Anyone who wants to visit Dominican Republic can find a wider range of eco-related accommodation choices too. Navigate here to view our page dedicated to these types of properties.

Individual Villas

Some people would rather have the seclusion offered by one of the many individual villa rentals. Click on this link to see our page concerning rental properties on Dominican Republic.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Melia Caribe Tropical

Some travelers enjoy the advantages of an all-inclusive price. There are multiple explanations why these plans are so popular. For instance, they simplify the budgeting and planning process.

Tennis enthusiasts and their families often enjoy staying at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, as they have some good tennis facilities. It would be easy to reduce Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe to a simple series of (quite impressive) facts and numbers, like the 12 restaurants, 14 bars, two-kilometer beach, Kids Club, casino, spa, golf course, and waterpark. However, such a list overlooks the commitment to quality and luxury that makes Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe truly exceptional. If you want to call before booking a room, do so at (809) 686-5797.

One place on the oceanfront that merits consideration is Melia Caribe Tropical. At Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort, there is a wide variety of options in terms of accommodations. The ‘Romance Suite’ was designed to provide couples with a romantic setting and luxurious extras, such as an in-suite hydromassage built for two, and guaranteed views of either the garden or pool areas. To contact them, call (809) 221-1290.

Anyone needing to get more information on properties offering all inclusive pricing, visit 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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