Hotel Palacio - Santo Domingo

Three- or Four-Night Stay for Two at Hotel Palacio in the Dominican Republic

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Spacious Old-World Rooms in the Heart of Colonial Santo Domingo

Before its conversion to a hotel, the colonial estate at 106 Calle Duarte passed through hands of two Dominican presidents, Buenaventura Baez and his son Ramón. Today, the Hotel Palacio wears her age proudly, thanks in part to a makeover in the early 1990s that restored the guest quarters to their former elegance.

From the outside, Hotel Palacio looks as if it we’re frozen in time. Ornate sconces and original iron balconies extend from the 17th-century building’s stucco façade. Brick archways lead into a palm-fronded interior courtyard, which puts out a café vibe with its wooden folding chairs and patio umbrellas. In each of the eight superior rooms rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows let in light from the courtyard or streets below. Wrought-iron chandeliers, red tiled floors, and alarm clocks that shake like maracas hark back to the Spain of old.

In the morning, a hot, full breakfast buffet perks up sleepy-eyed travelers. As the day wears on, Hotel Palacio’s multilevel outdoor pool sparkles beneath the Caribbean sun and offers a cool respite from the day’s heat.

Santo Domingo: Oldest City in the New World

The Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, is a city of firsts. It was the first city in the Americas, founded in 1498 by Bartholomew Columbus, the lesser-known and larger-pantalooned brother of Christopher Columbus. It holds the first castle, the first monastery, the first paved street, and the first fortress in the New World. Two blocks from Hotel Palacio, the first church, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, stands in the heart of the Colonial Zone.

Within walking distance of the hotel, there are scores of Caribbean restaurants that serve fresh seafood and the Dominican Republic’s national dish, a zesty stew called sancocho. Though Santo Domingo’s nightspots fall in line with a moderate curfew, the bars and dance floors around the capital come alive with merengue beats.

What You Get

Stay for two in a superior room

  • $179 for three nights
  • $239 for four nights


  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gym and sauna
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book and complete travel by 7/31/12
  • Not valid for travel until 3/1/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • 24-hr cancellation notice or fee up to applicable one-night's stay applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check-in
  • Valid only for a Superior Room
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 26% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Hotel Palacio by 7/31/12.
  3. Choose a date between 3/1/12 and 7/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One king- or one queen-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each guest older than 12; guests 11 or younger free in existing bedding
  • Cable TV
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2:30 p.m.
  • Check out: 1:30 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per stay
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Stay for two in a superior room

  • $179 for three nights (a $330 value)
  • $239 for four-night stay (a $440 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 17 miles from Las Americas Airport (SDQ)
  • By cab: about $40 USD from SDQ

Customer Reviews

Lovely hotel, close to main strip of Colonial village, easy access to cabs, beautiful rooms - made you feel you were in old Dominican Republic.
Anita B. · August 1, 2012
It was an amazing vacation and Palacio was a great place to stay and right in the heart of the action.
Camille A. · July 31, 2012
Very clean and staff was friendly.
Benito L. · June 20, 2012
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