Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Hotels: From Airbnb To Hidden Gems

By Mitti Hicks


Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, is one of the Caribbean’s oldest and most populous cities.


Visitors often describe it as a place mixed with old charm and modern Latin flair.


In a city where you’ll find beautiful beaches, museums, and Renaissance art, here’s a list of hidden gems and Airbnbs to make sure that your accommodations are complimenting your stay.


Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando

This property is located in the heart of Santo Domingo’s colonial quarter and listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It’s a 12-minute walk from the beach and features an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy French cuisine in the on-site restaurant.

PHOTO| Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando


Barcelo Santo Domingo

The Barcelo Santo Domingo is also located in the heart of the city. Here is where you will enjoy tradition mixed with a modern atmosphere.   There’s a pool area, rooftop terrace, and a Jacuzzi.


Sunroof Penthouse

A stunning two-floor penthouse with city views, a balcony and a large terrace on top equipped with Jacuzzi.

PHOTO| Airbnb


Boutique Hotel Palacio

For travelers looking to save money without compromising the location, Boutique Hotel Palacio is a great option with a unique personality located in the Zona Colonial historical neighborhood.



Hotel Conde de Penalba

Hotel Conde de Penalba is in an excellent location with many historic, cultural and shopping sites nearby.


The Artist

The studio faces an open courtyard with a fountain surrounded by a beautiful garden. Great location and within walking distance to all attractions in the Colonial Zone.

PHOTO| Airbnb

Romantic Loft

At the heart of, Santo Domingo, historic Zona Colonial this two-level loft is enclosed in an authentic neighborhood, with interior Spanish “patio,” paintings from Dominican artist, nice furniture including classic Caribbean rocking chairs.


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