Just outside the seaside town of Puerto Plata, this tasteful hotel offers spacious guestrooms featuring unique Dominican decor and lovely views. Extending along the pristine Costa Dorada Beach, it features a gracious selection of restaurants and bars serving limitless drinks, nightly entertainment and exciting activities programs for adults and kids.


Playa Dorada - Beach
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - La Union (POP) : 15 miles
Santiago, Dominican Republic - Municipal (STI) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Floors: 3
Total rooms and suites: 584


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 8442 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Absolutely the worst vacation in my life I would rather spend time in prison.

    I am currently sitting in my room at Marien Puerto Plata, taking time out of my vacation to write this review, compelled by the horrid experience I've had here. When I checked in, I was informed that my reserved room didn't have air conditioning. Instead, I was given a room with air conditioning that was of lower grade than what I paid for. When I called to ask when my room would be ready, I was blatantly lied to and told that I had already received the room I paid for. Suffering from extreme sciatica and back pain due to the deplorable bed conditions, I went to the front desk to request the room I originally paid for. To my shock, I was told it would cost an additional $180. Desperate for relief, I agreed to pay. After finally getting the room I paid for, I attempted to dine at the Brazilian restaurant, only to find out it was closed despite having tipped generously. Next, I tried to dine at Myilos, the Mediterranean restaurant, only to be turned away for wearing shorts. This was particularly frustrating as I had given my only pair of jeans to the housekeeping staff for alterations. My complaints about the deceit and poor service were met with indifference, and I was made to feel like my only value here was how much money I could be extracted for. I have visited this resort over four or five times in the past and always had good experiences, but in the last four years, it has been nothing but problems. This time, the fact that I couldn't even get a table as a single male at the Mediterranean restaurant despite tipping over $1,000—equivalent to a year's salary in the Dominican Republic—is absolutely disgusting. I have never felt so embarrassed, abused, and used in my life. I cannot stress enough: do not come to this resort. You're better off going to Lifestyles Resort or any other resort, for that matter. Marien Puerto Plata has plummeted to the bottom of the barrel. The place was empty on June 8, 2024, yet they still couldn't accommodate a high-paying customer. This is beyond unacceptable. The issue here isn't about money; it's about the abysmal customer service, which is entirely focused on extracting as much money as possible. The staff seems only interested in getting as many pesos out of you as they can, without any regard for providing a satisfactory experience. As of today, I will never return to Marien Puerto Plata. I would rather go to Colombia, where they respect the American dollar and value their guests. I assure you, this review is not exaggerated. After visiting this resort over seven times and once considering it my favorite, I am deeply disappointed and disheartened by what it has become. Save your money and sanity and stay far away from this place.

    Jun 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Holiday for my birthday

    This is the second time that we come to marien Puerto plata hotel and we had an amazing time we the entertainment staff Roberto ,mosquito meralis pirueta and all the staff made you feel welcome , the bar and restaurant are very good they have so much facilities that made your stay here very comfortable

    May 29, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Shameful in Puerto Plata

    Very friendly and helpful staff but the resort is in terrible shape. Many rooms flooded every time it rained. There were roof leaks in the main buffet, theater, ballroom, and guest rooms with black mold on the ceiling. The beach area was filthy with trash and sea weed. It was never groomed. They NEVER refund any money once you’ve paid. The owners just collect the money and do no upkeep. This was our second stay there and it has really deteriorated. We weren’t expecting high end luxury but this was really bad

    May 14, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Still good, but needs improvement!

    We've stayed at this resort a few times through the years. Servers are friendly and aim to please. Grounds are beautiful and well cared for. However, reception area is showing its age and at times, it just needs cleaning. I understand they're focusing on profits by tying restaurant reservations to VIP packages, and if your policy is to limit guests to buffet meals unless they buy a VIP package it should be clearly stated - claiming that all reservations are booked by 9am is hard to believe. Food quality and selection needs to improve. Daily selection of breads and cheese was minimal, bacon nowhere to be found and mimosas left me wondering what was used in making them. Hopefully they can make needed improvements.

    May 10, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful resort!!

    This resort is gorgeous!!! It is very clean and the rooms are beautiful. The staff was sooooo friendly and the food was so good!!! The pool is beautiful and huge. It is a bigger resort but I really liked it. It's about a 30 minute drive from the airport.

    May 08, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319