$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 14, 2015 Check-out: Jun 15, 2015

Occidental El Embajador

4 stars
View map of Avenida Sarasota #65, Santo Domingo,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
63 reviews
owesome stay at this hotel.

we had a beautiful room and private services at all the time. We often visit this hotel since last... See full review

  • Violeta G.
  • May 26, 2015
The hotel n staff were awesome.

My stay at the hotel was great . At first I was not happy with my room and customer service... See full review

  • Bella vista12
  • Feb 25, 2015
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

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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 lounge, TV, bar, internet stations (free internet), tea & coffee throughout the day, business services available
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
  • Free parking
  • 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
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Nearby points of interest

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

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel offers 4 meeting rooms for all kinds of events: Gran Embajador - 6708 square feets (can be divide into three rooms with 2061, 2214 and 2433 square feets). Gran Consular - 1941 square feets (can be devide into two rooms of 474 and 1467 square feets). Canciller - 1963 square feets. The Garden Tent 7535 square feets.

Dining

Cru Tapas & Wine Bar
Serving spanish style tapas and a wide selection of international wines.
El Jardin del Embajador
Exquisite a la carte dining. Award winning international gourmet cuisine.
Los Porches
Serving breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner featuring salads and grilled specialities.
Las Cotorras Bar
Enjoy casual drinks outside the garden bar front of pool.
Lobby Bar
Lobby Bar with select international drinks, wine and coffee.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for Occidental El Embajador

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 63
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Very Disappointed 2014
Business
St Lucia
Jan 19, 2014

Needs Improvement

Friendly Staff but more attention to detail needed, especially for Business travellers

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Suerte
Business
santa barbara, ca
Oct 27, 2012

Bust Time

Older Hotel that is in need a renovation but they try very hard to make your experience a good one

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

argentina restaurant just up the street is very good for meat

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nackie
Business
Freeport, Bahamas
Aug 10, 2013

Average getaway

Staff very freindly and helpful. Beds were lumpy, but other than that it was okay. Room service was excellent and the wait was short. Breakfast buffet was awesome.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SAN JUAN, PR
Mar 8, 2010

WELL LOCATED

ROOMS ARE A LITTLE OLD LOCATION EXCELLENT THINGS TO DO SHORT WALK FROM HOTEL

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hartford, CT
Apr 9, 2008

Room Disappointing

It may have been a unique experience but my room's furniture was somewhere between damp / soaking wet. It clearly was not ready for a guest when I was given this particular room.

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

Business

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Review of Occidental El Embajador

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DR baseball
Business
Texas
Jan 15, 2014

Nice

Staff was very nice. We plan in staying again in Feb.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free Wifi and Internet

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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