Santiago and the Cibao Valley Hotels

The Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel & Casino

  • Av. Estrella Sadhalá Map It
  • Santiago
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  • Most staffers speak English
  • Personalized and professional service is the norm
  • Discounted weekend rates
  • On-site, happening casino
  • Free shuttle to the airport (10 minutes away) or its stylin' sister, Hodelpa Garden Court ($129), which boasts a new wellness center


  • Service from the friendly staff occasionally inconsistent
  • Lacks the elegance of a grand hotel

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

The best hotel in downtown Santiago attracts attracts business travelers with its central location, but the pool and sundeck, fitness room, steam and sauna, and Asian-inspired massage services are equally attractive to tourists. Guest rooms have luxury bedding and are modern and utilitarian but could use some colorful, cheery accessories. The executive floor (starts at $235) rooms are even larger, more attractive, and include a 30-minute massage and a nightly happy hour among other things. At the lobby level, which has had a slick redecoration, a most appealing breakfast buffet is an option; by night, you can enjoy fusion cuisine at Boka (edgy decor) or have mojitos and Spanish-style tapas in the Bar & Meson.

Hotel Information


Av. Estrella Sadhalá, corner of Calle 10, Santiago, Santiago, 51000, Dominican Republic

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809-580–1992; 800-801–1971; 809-583–6666-reservations


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 155 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 10/12/2015

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