The Best Hotels to Book in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Hodelpha Gran Almirante is five-star for a reason
Hodelpha Gran Almirante is five-star for a reason | Courtesy of Hodelpha Gran Almirante / Expedia.com
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23 September 2021

As Dominican Republic’s second-largest city, Santiago de los Caballeros is a place filled with history – and plenty to explore.

With its own distinct identity, Santiago de los Caballeros is well known for its cigars, rum and textiles, alongside its vast agricultural sector. If you’re visiting this magnificent city and are looking for some great places to stay, check out our favorites – bookable on Culture Trip.

Hodelpha Gran Almirante

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Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel & Casino
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With an impressive rooftop infinity pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, choice of à la carte restaurants and a casino, the Hodelpha Gran Almirante certainly lives up to its five-star credentials. Renovated in 2014, this modern resort impresses with its attention to detail and personal service. Enjoy a hard pillow? No problem. Keen for breakfast in bed? That’s fine, too. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, and the contemporary rooms and suites are tastefully furnished – all offering a mountain or city view.
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Platino Hotel & Casino

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The Platino Hotel and Casino
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Upon entering the stunning old building of Platino Hotel & Casino, you’ll be welcomed with cold flannels by friendly staff who will be happy to take your luggage to your room. Coziness is at the heart of this place – complete with tasteful wooden furniture and ceiling fans in each of the 91 rooms. With a restaurant, bar and lounge open from 7am to 11pm, you can socialize all day – and if you fancy some gambling, there’s a casino with 15 slot machines and six gaming tables.

Hodelpa Garden Court

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Hodelpa Garden Court
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Featuring an à la carte restaurant and a romantic bar and lounge, Hodelpa Garden Court is not your usual airport hotel – though your flight is only 10 minutes away by car. With chic, modern rooms and a spacious outdoor pool in a beautiful garden setting, couples love the privacy and service they get at this resort, just five minutes from downtown Santiago de los Caballeros.

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  • Camp David Ranch

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    Beginning life as a clubhouse in 1989, Camp David has been transformed into a must-visit destination for its restaurant and spa. Guests at this luxury property are in a great position to get away from it all, but remain less than a two-hour drive from the island’s best beaches. With first-class facilities and unrivaled views of the Cibao Valley, the city of Santiago and the Cordillera Central mountain range, this is relaxation at its finest.

    Hotel Century Plaza

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    Lime and tangerine accents enliven Hotel Century Plaza, which attracts business and solo travelers due to its proximity to the airport and convenience for exploring in a car. The popular live music on weekends offers a great chance to socialize with locals and guests who flock here for its vibe – and to enjoy a Dominican meal at the restaurant. Come morning, it’s transformed into a calm diner, serving a hearty buffet breakfast.

    Centro Plaza Hodelpa

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    Centro Plaza Hodelpa
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    Centro Plaza Hodelpa is found right in the heart of the old town, with easy access to the Monument of Heroes and the bustling market, making it ideal for adventurers. As it doesn’t have its own pool, guests can use the ones in its nearby sister hotels for free – or take advantage of the gym, or dabble in the hotel casino. The friendly staff speak English and will go out of their way to help you on your vacation.

    Palmetto Hotel Santiago

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    Palmetto Hotel Santiago
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    This small, no-frills hotel in the middle of the city is ideal for travelers on a budget. On top of a 24-hour check-in service, it offers clean and basic amenities at a reasonable price, with a fridge in every room to fill with groceries from the local supermarket and bakery. There’s also a sociable rooftop terrace that serves breakfast and has a communal atmosphere in the evening. If you’re a light sleeper, request a room at the rear of the hotel so the car honks don’t disturb you.
    These recommendations were updated on September 23, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Sara Darling

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