$85 Avg/night
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Occidental El Embajador

4 stars
Avenida Sarasota #65, Santo Domingo,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
77 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

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.

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.

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 (77)

Ratings and reviews for Occidental El Embajador

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
77 out of 77
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Issi
Queens, NY
Oct 22, 2012

Very attentive staff

Everyone was very helpful and very attentive. Great location in middle of city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Haifa, Israel
Jul 25, 2009

The good and the bad.Very small room. No

It was my 6th staying at this hotel. First time at the Royal Club. The room I got was very small,1/2 the size of The Standart rooms. No view,no balcony. The Royal club Lounge is VERY nice and comfortable.

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

Business

Review of Occidental El Embajador

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

Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chiquita
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
Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Queens, NY
Aug 27, 2009

nice elegant hotel

The staff needs to give better explanation of things that you ask such as parking, directions, etc... but they did help. The casino seemed a little run down and not anything grand. We got lost getting to the hotel from the airport de las americas. Other than that, there are a number of restaurants in the surrounding area, I liked Il Capo and the Cave restaurant. I liked the pool and the restaurant at the hotel and therooms were nice and clean and quiet. Not opulent, but definately elegant : )

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

don't go through the middle streets or avenues to get to and from the hotel to the colonial part of the city or the airport, try the outskirts better or you will be stuck in major traffice for hours.

Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Florida Businesswoman
Business
Miami, FL
Mar 20, 2010

Great business base

Just a 2-day business stay, but price was very reasonable for a well-located, grand older hotel. (Big price difference with other international hotels.) Not a spiffy, modern hotel but everything worked and the staff was great. Rooms and closets are huge. Room safe is large. Bath's fine but TV is smallish, with a few English channels. Didn't try in-room internet but standard set-up was there. Business center handled my faxing needs professionally; front desk and bell/doorman staffs were helpful and friendly; buffet breakfast spread was a full meal. As a traveling businesswoman, I felt secure here.

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

Business

Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Family on the Go
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
Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nsxmarv
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
Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Florida Businesswoman
Business
Miami, FL
Mar 20, 2010

Great business base

Just a 2-day business stay, but price was very reasonable for a well-located, grand older hotel. (Big price difference with other international hotels.) Not a spiffy, modern hotel but everything worked and the staff was great. Rooms and closets are huge. Room safe is large. Bath's fine but TV is smallish, with a few English channels. Didn't try in-room internet but standard set-up was there. Business center handled my faxing needs professionally; front desk and bell/doorman staffs were helpful and friendly; buffet breakfast spread was a full meal. As a traveling businesswoman, I felt secure here.

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

Business

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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