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El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is located within a few miles (5 km) of Happyland and Gate of San Diego. This 286-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a full-service spa, a casino, and 3 restaurants. In central Santo Domingo, the resort is also close to Boca Chica and Plaza de la Bandera.

Dining

Relish the international cuisine at El Jardin del Embajador, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.

Rooms

All 286 recently renovated rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. 48-inch LED TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, video-game consoles, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel have access to a full-service spa, a casino, and an outdoor pool. A stay here includes free parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A large, elegant, rosy lobby featuring glass chandeliers, marble accents, and warm woods greets guests at the 286-room El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. Facilities include a small casino offering 30 slot machines, 5 roulette wheels, 8 gaming tables, and live music. A small fitness center near the pool includes a sauna, steam room, and four-person spa, with massage available for a fee. This property features 14 meeting rooms. The on-site bakery offers breads and pastries. This property also features a snack bar/deli, and coffee is available in the lobby. Cribs and rollaway beds are free for guests to rent. Self-parking is free, and laundry facilities are provided.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 286 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Casino 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Year Built 1956 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2444 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 26308 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel offers 286 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 48-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2016.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Video-game console 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • LED TV 

Where to Eat

El Jardín del Embajador - Offering both elegant and intimate inside seating in a small air-conditioned room and open-air seating in a courtyard shaded by a giant banyan tree, this fine-dining restaurant serves à la carte menus for lunch and dinner featuring choices such as lamb, sea bass, and shrimp.

Los Porches - This poolside spot serves buffet breakfasts and lunches along with à la carte selections and à la carte dinners in an air-conditioned room featuring a beamed ceiling and brick accents.

Las Cotorras - The pool bar features tropical drinks.

Colonial Bar - The lobby bar offers coffee drinks as well as cocktails.

Nearby Things to Do

A fitness facility and outdoor pool provide recreation.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Number of treatment rooms 1 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Travel change options for Occidental Hotel and Resort guests with reservations to destinations under a hurricane watch or warning:

Canceling reservation within 48 hours of departure: Guests can cancel without penalty and rebook a reservation if the airport is closed or flights are cancelled within 48 hours of travel. Reservations must be rebooked within 14 days of the original travel dates. Specific travel dates apply.

Guest departing early: Guests who choose to depart early will be credited for the unused nights, which may be applied towards a future stay at the same resort. Reservations for unused nights must be rebooked within 30 days after the storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.

Rebook the same hotel for a later date: The hotel will honor the original rate for guests who wish to postpone their vacation and travel at a later date. Reservations must be rebooked within 30 days after a storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.

Changing travel plans to the same brand at a different destination: Guests can choose a different destination that is not affected by the hurricane and transfer their reservation within the brand at the originally confirmed rate, subject to availability (except Grand Aruba). Other restrictions apply.

Guests must contact the hotel for specific booking and travel dates, using the information on the confirmation received after booking.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40.00 per vehicle
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • El Embajador
  • Embajador
  • Occidental El Embajador
  • Occidental El Embajador Hotel
  • Occidental El Embajador Hotel Santo Domingo
  • Occidental El Embajador Santo Domingo
  • Occidental Embajador
  • El Embajador Royal Hideaway Hotel Santo Domingo
  • El Embajador Royal Hideaway Hotel
  • El Embajador Royal Hideaway Santo Domingo
  • El Embajador Royal Hideaway
  • El Embajador a Royal Hideaway Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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