$85 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 7, 2014 Check-out: Nov 9, 2014

Occidental El Embajador

4 stars
Avenida Sarasota #65, Santo Domingo,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
52 reviews
Great Service

The staff is very attentive and helpful. Nice pool and beautiful garden. See full review

  • MarcusMM
  • Jul 1, 2014
excellent

its my third time and i will return, good food, service and people very nice and well educated.... See full review

  • carmen mirabal
  • Feb 19, 2014
World class luxury with Caribbean flair near bustling Santo Domingo
Conveniently situated near Santo Domingo’s bustling commercial and business districts, the elegant Occidental El Embajador offers world class service with Caribbean flair. Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens in a residential neighborhood, the hotel is minutes from shopping and historic attractions. Luxurious hotel facilities include a fitness center, spa, casino and outdoor pool. Guests sip refreshing cocktails at the poolside and Colonial Bar, and dine at two on-site restaurants. Royal Club privileges include business services and private dining.
Highlights
  • Casino, spa and fitness center
  • Conference facilities accommodate up to 650 people
  • Royal Club offers superior amenities

Rooms
The Occidental El Embajador features 286 spacious guest rooms with classic, elegant furnishings. Large balconies enjoy stunning views of lush gardens, the city or Caribbean Sea. Royal Club luxury rooms on the 7th and 8th floors enjoy superior amenities with exclusive private elevator access and reception, business center services and private dining.

 

Features
The 4-star Occidental El Embajador is located in lush, tropical gardens near Santo Domingo's bustling commercial, business and shopping districts. A vibrant array of historical, shopping, dining and dancing adventures are nearby. World class golf, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, horse riding and tennis are available. The luxurious hotel facilities include a casino, fitness center, outdoor pool and spa. Guests enjoy tropical cocktails and international brands at the poolside or Colonial Bar, or dine in elegant splendor at the two gourmet restaurants, The Embassy Club and Los Porches. The 5-star Royal Club boutique hotel on the 7th and 8th floors offers luxury, VIP accommodations with an independent reception, private concierge, secretarial services, private dining areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and an international library.

 

 

Transportation
  • Las Americas International Airport (14.9 mi/24 km)
  • Hotel shuttle
Attractions
  • Mercado Modelo (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • National Palace (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Cathedral Primada de America (1.3 mi/2 km)
Business
  • Meeting rooms accommodate up to 650 people
  • Flexible indoor and outdoor event and function space
  • Audio/visual equipment (fees apply)
  • Banquet facilities

Hotel Map

18.4551 -69.933
Area served
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nearby airports
Santo Domingo International Airport
Area description
Local attractions include museums, shopping, and historical sites.

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Occidental El Embajador Rooms

Superior Deluxe Room
Our newly renovated rooms offer a King size bed or 2 Queen beds with views of the garden, city, and Caribbean sea. Air conditioning; Full bathrooms; Mini Bar ($); Safety deposit box; Central heating; Satellite TV; Pay-per-view movies & games; Telephone and internet connection; Free Wi-fi in the rooms and areas of the Hotel; Complete bathroom hair dryer; Iron and ironing board; 24 hr. room Service; Working desk with ergonomic chair; Radio with alarm and IPod connector.
Club El Embajador
Executive Floor with own check-in/check-out;lounge with TV, bar, internet stations (free internet), tea & coffee throughout the day, business services available
Standard Room
The hotel offers standard rooms with 1 king or 2 full or twin beds; air-conditioning; Minibar;satellite TV; telephone; full bath; hair dryer; safety deposit box; Free internet connection, balcony or terrace; iron & ironing board; cribs & extra bed available upon.
Royal Club Rooms
Exclusive club like atmosphere with own check-in/checkout;pillow menu, CD player, basket of fruits upon check-in, lounge with TV, bar, internet stations (free internet), tea & coffee throughout the day,business services available

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Columbus Lighthouse Monument: 3.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria: 3.4 mi

Dining

El Jardin del Embajador
International cuisine served with a capacity of 100, open every day for lunch and dinner.
Los Porches
Light dining open everyday for breakfast buffet, lunch and a la carte dinners, located opposite the pool area.
Bar Las Cotorras
Enjoy casual drinks outside the garden bar.
Colonial Bar
Lobby Bar with select liqueurs, coffees.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel offers 3 meeting rooms for all kinds of events: Gran Salon El Embajador - 585 square meters (can be partitioned into three rooms with 180, 185 and 214 square meters). Salon Consular - 176 square meters (can be partitioned into two rooms of 102 and 53 square meters). Salon Canciller - 120 square meters.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (52)

Ratings and reviews for Occidental El Embajador

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Moe28
Tampa, FL
Aug 31, 2012

Great getaway!!

I had a great time on my vacation. The staff at this hotel were so helpful and nice! They pushed elevator button, brought pool towels to us, answered all questions with a smile....the phrase for the weekend was "a la orden" which means of course or whatever I can help you with. I was a bit spoiled while there. The room is a bit dated, but it was very big. It has a walk in closet, with safe, hangers, and iron. If you stay on the second floor, there are steps that lead straight to the pool. We did not get a food package, so we only ate in the hotel a couple nights, because it was a bit pricey. There are restaurants within walking distance from hotel, we even ordered dominoes one afternoon. Cubanisimo is one of the restaurants right outside the hotel. Great food,staff and prices. Great hotel, fabulous staff, and awesome price!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take a small calculator!! So you can convert the total and know how much your spending.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chiquita
Business
Georgia
Sep 2, 2011

It was a good weekend

It is a nice hotel. Hotel personnel is friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our stay.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Family on the Go
Business
New York, NY, USA
Aug 18, 2011

Always Classy

El Embajador is a beautiful and classy hotel. Everything that you want in a hotel can be found in this hotel in Santo Domingo. Our family always enjoys our stay here. This time we noticed more upgrades and better maintenance. It doesn't get any better.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, FL
Jul 16, 2011

Good

Good stay

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free Wifi and Internet

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
pap,ht
Jun 29, 2011

stay at el ambajador

stayed mostly between the room and next to the pool. The sport room is not well equiped. Many times there was some kind of odor in the ways to the rooms. The beds were not confortable enough. The tv set was too small and the remote control not easy to operate. Nothing to say bad about the service (always did their best to accomodate our needs), even though they could find a simpler system to control the parking stays. The breakfast was good and well diversified. There was a wedding party that lasted untill 4a.m. that prevented members of my family to sleep : this means the party area is not sound proof for the rooms. The building needs a lift, so does the rooms' interiors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

blue mall on churchill ave is a must.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Haiti and beyond
Business
Thomassique, Haiti (and Colorado, USA)
Jan 15, 2011

Clean, friendly, GREAT service

A short stay (just one night), but quite nice. Excellent service (good English speaking), clean.... overall a good experience. Seems like a good value.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nsxmarv
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 14, 2011

Nice Hotel

The rooms were nice and the staff was courteous. I had some problems with the movies on my TV, but it was fixed quickly. The internet in the room was horrible but in the lobby, the wifi was first rate.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 27, 2010

Comments on hotel stay

[...] The check-in was delayed, couldn't check in until 5 p.m. Room was below standard and was changed to another room. No wash cloths, lights were below standard and did not work properly. TV should have been replaced 20 years ago. The luggage rack and ironing board were missing. The beds are in need of new ones. My roomate left the firt day. I could go on with more details of this most unpleasant stay. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nature is worth it
Business
New York
Jul 22, 2010

Strongly recommended

I travel regularly to Santo Domingo and this was among the best of hotels for the price that I have yet visited. Nice historical value, solid exercise facilities, huge olympic sized pool (or so), great gym, plus the rare Hispaniolan Parakeets that nest in the trees in the parking lot. Come to the parking lot between 7 and 9 pm to hear the parakeets go bananas with all their calling. Shoot, the balconies that nearly all of the rooms have makes the stay worthwhile. Great views in all directions. Only critiques: the pool was not as clean as I would have liked and came away with some swimmers itch after each use, plus the air conditioning is difficult to control in your rooms as the controls are unclear.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York,NY
Jul 20, 2010

Wont stay again!!!

First of all, my room had outdated decor and the bathroom tub had the paint chipped everywhere, got ripped towels...ARE U KIDDING ME!!!. No ice machine on the 3rd floor. NO coffee maker.No ironing board. To top it all they wanted to charge me U$50.00 extra of something I didnt consume from Cotorra bar. The place needs some real attention!!! DO NOT GO THERE.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

You should go to La Sirena store on Churchill ave which has lots of Dominican goodies to buy as present and for yourself (dominican rum, sweets,clothes), also Plaza Central on Churchill ave on first floor can find the ambar and larimar store.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ft lauderdale FL
Jul 12, 2010

Its for the birds....

There was a funny smell along the hallways. Also if you are trying to sleep before 10:30pm forget about it! There is a swarm of birds outside that keep making noise until about that time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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