Fodor's Expert Review Sheraton Santo Domingo

Av. George Washington 365, Santo Domingo, Nacional, 10205, Dominican Republic

What comes around goes around and after several evolutions, this deluxe, Malecón high-rise has once again been rebranded as a Sheraton hotel, as it was in the early 1990s. The rooms had their first extensive redo when the property went from Mélia Santo Domingo to Hotel Magna 365. This go-round, Sheraton’s Sweet Sleeper beds were installed as well as plush robes, desk phones, and free laptop-size safes. One can enjoy the Club Level for about $50 above the cost of a standard room, which includes breakfast in the sea-view lounge and unlimited (only national-brand) cocktails during happy hour. Room and Club-Level renovations so far are fairly disappointing, but the spacious lobby, with its dome-shaped ceiling, underwent a super-stylish renovation to bring it in line with Sheraton's brand. The “Social Hour” (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) features fine wines at a discount at the new bar. The impressive rooftop pool has new Euro-furnishings and Bali sun beds. The hotel has a casino and bar not subject to the city’s normal curfew.

PROS

  • Caribbean views in nearly all spacious rooms
  • pool deck and full-service spa and sauna with exercise room
  • service is professional and friendly

CONS

  • the Zona Colonial is still a good walk or taxi away
  • in-room Wi-Fi isn't free except at Club Level and in suites
  • rooms do not have any tropical ambience

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Service, Views
Lively
Central
Casual Chic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 809-221–6666

HOTEL DETAILS

241 rooms, 14 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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