Property Location: With a stay at Hodelpa Caribe Colonial, you'll be centrally located in Santo Domingo, steps from Calle El Conde and Columbus Park. This hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Plaza de España and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Alcazar de Colon.
Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 54 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.
Amenities: Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area.
Dining: Enjoy Fusion cuisine at Azul, a restaurant where you can enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge and dine alfresco. Or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
General Policies & Fine Print
Checkin Instructions: Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policyGovernment-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental chargesSpecial requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteedThis property accepts credit cards and cashSafety features at this property include a smoke detector
Special Checkin Instructions: This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Know before you go: No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property. A car is required for transportation to and from this property. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).
Optional Fees: Airport shuttle fee: USD 45 per room (one-way) The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating454 reviews
Great location, good experience
I had a lovely experience at Hodepla Colonial. Well located, a great menu, and comfortable beds, a beautiful rooftop, decent wifi, good amenities. There´s a supermarket nearby and la Primada is right on the corner.
Great option for Santo Domingo. Friendly, attentive staff, comfortable rooms, some quirks
Stayed here as part of a medical service trip to the DR so we had 6 rooms for one night each at the beginning and end of the trip. We were welcomed with a warmth that is typical for the DR but there were a couple of problems on initial check in. Note that, like many hotels, not all rooms have two double beds and this was an issue for us, since our volunteers share rooms. This took some time and resulted in four of us being walked to another, nearby Hodelpa. Note that, even if you reserve a specific type of room, it pays to double check availability if this is important. There is a small, well managed parking lot at the hotel but the emphasis is on small. If you arrive by car, as we did, they will take your keys so they can move cars in and out of the tight space. There is a pay to park parking lot a couple of blocks away should the hotel spaces be full. The cost for this is nominal. Reception is airy and comfortable, with places for people to sit whilst other members check in. Once checked in, the rooms are accessed via a stairwell or a tiny elevator that reminds me of those one finds in Parisian hotels of a certain age. No room for more than 3 people, fewer with luggage. Also, the stairs seem to finish on the third floor despite there being rooms on the 4th! When you reach the top of the stairs on the third floor, you need to turn right, and double back on your self to find the stairs that lead to the 4th. Trust me, this is not intuitive! The rooms are functional but clean and comfortable. The bed in which I slept allowed for a great night's sleep and all was quiet which is a boon in SD which can be someone noisy especially in the evenings. I am not sure all rooms would be similarly quiet, but the street on which the hotel sits is relatively peaceful despite its proximity to the colonial center. Breakfast is provided and was excellent indeed. Plenty of choice and well staffed. There is a small patio area outside which is the pick of the available places to eat breakfast I reckon. Good choice of hot and cold foods were offered. Upon check out we were charged for eating a packet of "Cheese-Its" from the room, which we had not consumed. One of the most annoying things in a hotel is having to argue you had NOT done something, especially taking things from the minibar, which I almost never do due to the high price of said items. I hate it when hotels make these phantom charges and, frankly, it happens about 30-40% of the time in hotels and necessitates an argument where one has to prove oneself innocent. Tiresome, even if it is only a few dollars each time. However, I would stay here again, it is a great base for the colonial center and very good value too.
Amazing Hotel. Beautiful room, Great staff, excellent service and delicious food. I love this location which is very near to shops and restaurants. My favorite hotel in Santo Domingo. I look forward to going back
Excellent hotel but expensive minibars
beautiful hotel, room, restaurants, reception everything is perfect, great location friendly staff, delicious breakfast. I did not rate it as 5 since Minibar prices were a rip off, $15 for a small bottle of wine?
Awesome option in the Colonial Zone
I just returned from a 4-night stay at the Hodelpa Caribe Colonial and this was my first time staying there. I was really impressed. The staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating. The hotel is very clean and modern. I've stayed all over the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo and this is by far one of the nicest properties I've experienced. The only meal I ate in the restaurant was the free breakfast buffet. It was really nice. Lots of options and the service was impressive. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was nice. The shower in my room was a bit small but other than that I have no complaints. The hotel is on a quiet street, perfectly and conveniently located to all that you want to see and do in this historic part of the city. It's very close to lots of restaurant options. Overall I was really impressed with the hotel and would definitely recommend it.