Fodor's Expert Review JW Marriott Santo Domingo

Av. Winston Churchill No. 93, Santo Domingo, Nacional, 10150, Dominican Republic Fodor's Choice

Simply put, this property belonging to Marriott’s luxury brand, is a charmer and may be the best hotel in the capital, with stunning lobby decor, a great restaurant, and a wonderful pool area. Service throughout is admirable, as if the staff were handpicked. And of course, the hotel sits atop the upscale Blue Mall, a destination itself. The main drawback is that the guest rooms—standard and above—are as narrow as the bathrooms are petite, though the mattresses and bedding as just as comfortable as anything you'll find in a luxury hotel back home. But where else can you can watch the TV news in the mirror as you shave? The hotel has become a destination for locals, who come to party and conduct business. Vertygo101 Lounge remains very popular, and the hotel is a common venue for local weddings. Even if you aren't staying here, a day-pass will allow you to enjoy the lavish buffet (on Sundays) and spend the day at the infinity pool.


  • classy atmosphere throughout
  • warm and efficient staff
  • variety of English TV channels and high-tech amenities


  • rooms are narrow and small
  • the lobby can feel cramped because of its size and the number of visitors
  • this neighborhood has heavy traffic


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Phones: 809-807–1717


122 rooms, 28 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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