$85 Avg/night
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Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

5 stars
Calle Las Mercedes esquina, Arzobispo Merino, SANTO DOMINGO,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
16 reviews
Perfect

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  • Dec 30, 2013
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  • KBtraveller
  • Dec 24, 2013
Luxury Santo Domingo Colonial City hotel with gourmet restaurant
The historic Hotel Frances Santo Domingo is set in a charmingly renovated 16th century building in the heart of Santo Domingo's Colonial City. Surrounded by the Gothic, Romanesque and Victorian architecture of a bygone era, these architectural gems are now home to museums, gourmet restaurants, bars and shops. The intimate 19-room hotel is built around the original patio featuring elegant Spanish columns and arches. The on-site Patio restaurant and bar serves gourmet cuisine. Guest room luxuries include private dining rooms and in-room massages.
Highlights
  • Historic Colonial Zone location
  • Renovated 16th century Spanish style building
  • On-site restaurant and bar

Rooms
The Hotel Frances Santo Domingo offers 19 guest rooms which have been decorated in classic historic style blending with modern convenience. The rooms are decorated in charming shades of tropical coral with crisp, white linens, deep mahogany shutters and furniture. Rooms at the Hotel Frances Santo Domingo are equipped with cable/satellite TV and air conditioning. Luxurious touches include private dining area, sitting room and in-room massage.

 


Features
The Hotel Frances Santo Domingo is located in an original 16th century building in the heart of Santo Domingo's historic Colonial Zone. Charmingly refurbished, it offers luxurious accommodations with historic Spanish style. This intimate hotel is built around a central patio bound by stone pillars and pink brick vaults. The Patio restaurant and bar offers gourmet cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The 24-hour staff arranges tours and activities which include carriage rides, three nearby 18-hole golf courses, watersports and a casino.
Transportation
  • Las Americas International Airport (18.6 mi/30 km)
  • Hotel shuttle
Attractions
  • Casa de Cordon (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Cathedral Primada de America (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Pantheon Nacional (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Casas Reales (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Parque Colon (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Alcazar de Colon (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Santa Maria la Menor Cathedral (0.3 mi/0.4 km)

 


Business
  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
Policies and fees
  • Check-in
    Foreign clients mst present passport.
    Local clients must present passport, driver's license or local ID.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

18.4751 -69.8847
Nearby airports
STI, (STI), 180.00, KM, S; LRM, (LRM), 150.00, KM, W; SDQ, (SDQ), 30.00, KM, W;
Area description
Downtown

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Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection Rooms

1 Db bed Std
Standard Room with 1 double bed. Standard double room. Queen size bed, bathtub with shower.
2 Sg beds Std
Standard Room with 2 single beds. Standard twin room, with 2 single beds, bathtub with shower.

Amenities

General
Air conditioned
Activities
Disco
Night club
Golf
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Childcare Service
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Outdoor parking
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria: 0.3 mi
  • Columbus Lighthouse Monument: 0.5 mi

Dining

LE PATIO
Restaurant with air conditioning and outdoor seating in the patio. French and international cuisine.
LE PATIO
This bar features charming decor and serves a wide variety of tropical cocktails and drinks from around the world on the terrace.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve in Somerville
Somerville, MA
Jan 6, 2011

Welcoming, luxurious and affordable

This used to be a sister hotel with the top hotel in Santo Domingo (the Sofitel Nicolas de Ovando). We preferred the Hotel Frances because it was more intimate. The service was warm and attentive, the room was very comfortable and quiet, the restaurant and breakfast were good, and the setting was unbelievably charming.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Museo de las Casas Reales is an outstanding museum and covers many topics (of history, culture, etc.). If you only go to one museum while in the Dominican Republic, make it this one.

Review of Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
abrildiez
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
May 11, 2010

really was like be at home!!!!!

We walk all the city, confortable, everybody gentle people, just you have to look well before cross the street because is dangerous, nobody stop.Plaza de Espana is a good place to drink, and Meson D'vari is a real good Restaurant with good prices.And at the Holtel the change of money was better than at the airport.The better: the three G employees, and Santa the housekeeper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Meson D' Vari, real good and good price.About $15.00 dollars each course.Friday and Saturday have live music.Real good!!!

Review of Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CB3
Business
Charlotte NC
Feb 20, 2010

Very Nice for Santo Domingo

Nice location and very quaint.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadelphia, PA
May 12, 2008

My review of Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo

Beautiful old home which has been well maintained and updated (bathroom was modern and clean). Suffers slightly from the mustiness that is inevitable in hot humid climates. Staff was very helpful and flexible, although I should note the hotel was not full during my stay from Sunday afernoon through Monday. The inner patio where meals are served is beautiful and especially so in the evening. WEll-located.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Feb 4, 2008

Good place for touring the Colonial Zone

The Sofitel Francis in Santa Domingo is a very nice hotel in the Colonial Zone. It was built in the 1500's as was many of the buildings in the area. The front door opens on to a beautiful open coutyard. The rooms surround the courtyard. The room was comfortable as was the bathroom. We had two double beds seperated by a night stand. The readings lights were a little dim. The main problem with the room was the door. The door to our room was a double heavy wooden door. Only one of the doors opened. The doorway wasn't very large so it was difficult to use. I would think a large person might have a problem. It was diffucult to get our luggage through it. Breakfast was a buffet which was very good. The location was great for seeing the Colonial Zone. The staff was professional but not very helpful with directions or questions about restaurants etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Frances Santo Domingo - MGallery Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
marciano
New York, NY
Apr 11, 2007

My review of Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo

THE SOFITEL FRANCES LOCATED IN THE COLONIAL PART OF SANTO DOMINGO,WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE,IF YOU WANT TO CONBINE DAYTIME SHOPPING, VISITING SOME OF THE NEARBY MUSEUMS, AND VERY ROMANTIC DINING AND DANCING IN THE EVENING.THE HOTEL STAFF WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO YOUR DESIRES AND ALWAYS SPEAKING SOFTLY.I LOVED THE MORNING BUFFET BREAKFEST ,ALL THE FOOD WAS FRESH AND ARRANGE IN AN INVITING MATTER.BUT MY BEST COMPLIMENT GOES TO THE WONDERFUL NIGHT STAFF THAT SERVED US A MOST MEMORABLE DINNER ON MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY. WE PLAN ON STAYING AT SUFITEL WHENEVER POSSIBLE.IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I WOULD SAY THAT WITHIN 3 BLOCKS THERE YOU CAN FIND A LEAST 10 SMALL LITTLE RESTAURANT THAT DISPLAY WONDERFUL PAINTINGS AND OTHER NATIVE ARTIFACTS,PLEASANT MUSIC,AND MOST OF ALL THE CREOLE TASTING SHRIMP,CRAB-MEAT,OR THE LOBSTER,I WAS IN THE ISLAND FOR 11 DAYS AND EVERY SINGLE NIGHT I ENJOYED 1 OF THESE DISHES.

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