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Courtyard By Marriott Santo Domingo
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Santo Domingo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2012

My wife and I travel to Santo Domingo to visit her family every two years. Our children are now 8 and 6 and they love this hotel, as much as we do. From soup to nuts, they have this place running so well that I would strongly encourage you to use this hotel whether you are in town for business or pleasure. This staff at the front desk are very kind and welcoming. They speak Spanish and English (they probably speak other languages also.) They are extremely accommodating also. They have 4 computers with internet access, since the hotel is designed for the business man/woman. They also provided us with a password to access free wi-fi through our own laptop in our room. That was very convenient.

We did not spend much time in the hotel, since we were there to visit family. However we did have breakfast at the hotel restaurant on some mornings. They charge $12 US per person. In addition to that, they add ITBIS, which to my understanding is the charge for using our U.S.credit card outside the United States. If I could do it all over again, I would cash in a couple hundred bucks into pesos and pay for everything with cash (effectivo). This way you save on paying that extra ITBIS cost. Then they add a 10% service charge to the bill. That is propina (gratuities). I also understand that that 10% gets distributed amongst all of the staff at the end of each month. We usually tipped an additional 10% on top of that since the wait staff were so nice and attentive.

Pool: Since this hotel is geared for business, we basically had the pool to ourselves for the majority of our stay. The kids loved it. It is nothing fancy, but the water was cool and comfortable. My wife (with the Dominican skin) was able to lay out, while I (with the Irish skin) was able to hide in the shade. The pool was small enough for us to be able to keep our eyes on the kids too. They both know how to swim, however, the pool is shallow enough for both kids (6 and 8 yrs old) to stand, from the middle to one end. The other end is approx. 5 feet deep.

Room: With the free wi-fi, flat screen tv and ICED-COLD room temperature (our preference), the room was nothing short of amazing. The cleaning service cleaned the room rather quickly and made sure not to touch our belongings. They were very nice and we left 100 pesos on the table with a note simply saying, "Gracias!" That is the equivalent to approx. $2.50 US dollars. I would suggest bringing singles from the US because you end up tipping for everything over there. The room also has a small refrigerator in it.

Tips: I would suggest taking a stroll (2-3 blocks towards the ocean) to Nacional, the local supermarker. I bought beer there, Presidente. I stocked the fridge at the hotel so that I could have one or two by the pool during mid-day. The hotel charges 130 pesos for a beer when I bought a six-pack for 260 at the supermarket. We also bought some snacks there.

Security: Like I stated, this is our 4th time here. The first time our children were 2 and 2 months old, and we felt so safe here that this is the only place we stay. It is in the center of the capital and there are many places to eat within walking distance.

Parking: We rented a car and drove around the entire week. They have a security guard at the entrance 24 hrs. Therefore, don't worry about the car, this place has great security.

Overall: We love this hotel. Book early so you can get the best price. Good Luck and Enjoy!

Room Tip: Higher floors have nicer views. Regardless, all of the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Each visit to the Dominican Republic we stayed at the Jaragua Renissance hotel (needs major renovation - the decor is outdated, the rooms are not inviting and the food is overpriced)

Three weeks ago we stayed at the Courtyard Marriott and it was refreshing to enter a clean, professional, modern hotel. The front desk employees speak English fluently and are extremely hospitable. The room was spacious and modern. We received two days of free WIFI in our room. The hotel is located two minutes walking distance to a major supermarket,a 24 hr pharmacy and my favorite restaurast Pizzarelli (among others). Overall, I will recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Ive been in santo domingo many times. I have always stayed at the Jaragua but this time i tried the courtyard. Im not going back to Jaragua any more. The courtyard is a typical business type hotel. The street in front is very busy but certainly the hotel is better. Better breakfast, rooms and overall service. I will keep using the courtyard moving forward.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Our family lives on the north shore of the Dominican Republic and travel to Santo Domingo frequently. When staying for several nights we have often stayed at the Courtyard and have always had an excellent experience. It is just what you would expect from a Courtyard in the U.S. The location is excellent, as it is close to several good malls (Blue Mall, Acropolis, etc), and a wide array of restaurants, including familiar chains such as Chili's, Fridays, Outback Steakhouse, Krispy Kreme, and several fast food places.

If you get it at a good price, book it with confidence.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Great familiy hotel. Very comfortable, well located. Beds ok but the only thing not absolutely first class but acceptable. We stayed twice and would stay again. Congrats to a well trained attentive and super helpful staff!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with balcony.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Courtyard By Marriott Santo Domingo

Address: 50A Maximo Gomez Avenue, Santo Domingo 10405, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo Province > Santo Domingo > Gazcue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Santo Domingo
#1 Family Hotel in Santo Domingo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santo Domingo
Price Range: ₹ 7,134 - ₹ 10,892 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard By Marriott Santo Domingo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic hotel is located in the heart of the city's cultural district and offers comfortable accommodations and complete services for business and leisure travelers alike. Among the most preferred Santo Domingo hotels, the Courtyard is within walking distance to the National Theater and Palacio Bellas Artes Theater. Our Courtyard hotel offers easy access to Santo Domingo's Colonial zone attractions, the main business district and government facilities. Guests can be assured of a relaxing and productive stay with our amazing Marriott bedding and free high-speed Internet access. Enjoy the convenience of our on-site Centro Restaurant and The Market Convenience store, or relax and unwind at our outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. We also offer two meeting rooms with flexible space for events and business meetings in Santo Domingo. Visit the Courtyard Santo Domingo hotel today and discover what refreshing service really means. ... more   less 
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