Fodor's Expert Review The Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel & Casino

Av. Estrella Sadhalá,, Santiago, Santiago, 51000, Dominican Republic

The best hotel in downtown Santiago 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. Executive floor rooms are even larger, more attractive, and include such perks as an unpacking service, pillow options, and a massage chair.

Join the Incentive Club, which is free, to get all kinds of perks.

There is complimentary transportation to and from the Santiago Airport, with reservation. At the lobby level, which had a slick redecoration, a most appealing breakfast buffet is an option.


  • bilingual, professional service is the norm, especially at reception
  • free in-room Wi-Fi
  • good location, with a casino in the hotel


  • lacks the elegance of a grand hotel and somewhat overpriced
  • located on a main thoroughfare with no attractive grounds
  • service can be inconsistent occasionally




Phones: 809-580–1992 | 800-801–1971 | 809-583–6666-reservations


155 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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