Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Senator Puerto Plata is set on a glorious 1-km stretch of golden beach surrounded by exotic nature. 
Sitting right on a coral beach and boasting breathtaking mountain views and a 45,000-m2 tropical garden, Senator Puerto Plata Spa Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a Premium All Inclusive vacation experience. This adult oriented resort combines luxury and sophistication. Its rooms are equipped with all the comforts needed for a perfect stay. It also features large pools with jacuzzis and extensive gardens, making it the perfect paradise to relax and enjoy unforgettable moments. The hotel also offers a wide range of culinary experiences: 1 buffet restaurant, 3 specialty restaurants, 1 pizzeria, 1 ice cream & crepe shop, 1 coffee shop and 3 bars. Guests will also be able to enjoy one more experience with extra charge: "Cigar & Rum Bar". Senator Puerto Plata offers free Wi-Fi throughout the resort and the possibility of practicing many activities (certified diving center, excursions and water sports). Additionally, the resort will have a Senzia Spa & Wellness center (1,000 m2) which boasts hydrotherapy circuits with Jacuzzis, pebble pool, fruit pools, hot & cold pools, sauna, relax room and an exclusive variety of massage therapies for individuals and couples. 

General facilities:
-Access to Playabachata Spa Resort.
-Tropical Avenue: It is a modern avenue full of shopping areas, elegant restaurants and bars to enjoy international cuisine and live music.

Premium All Inclusive 
- All meals, snacks and domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the bars and restaurants of the resort included in the A.I. option. 
- Snacks and drinks 24 hours a day. - Complimentary minibar (stocked daily).


Bahia De Maimon, Puerto Plata, 57000, Dominican Republic
Internacional Gregorio Luperon Airport : 15 miles
Cibao International Airport (Santiago de los Cabal : 65 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1996
Last Renovation: 2018
Total rooms: 567


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General Policies & Fine Print

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1752 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Senator Resort - Lipstick on a pig

    I just returned from a 7 night stay at the Senator Resort in Puerto Plata. The resort is very clean and compact in size, which is great for getting around. Lots of palm trees and the main pool with swimup bar was a lot of fun and beautifully set up. Two of the a la cartes were good - the steakhouse and the Japanese restaurant. Good food and good service. Italian was horrible, both food and service. That's where the positives ended. There is literally NO service. Trying to get a coffee in the buffet was like pulling teeth. Many times the coffee machine did not work and they were using paper cups. The sports bar was slow and they ran out of food on the menu. Food was cold in the sports bar. The buffet was like a large, noisy cafeteria with long lineups for subpar, prison food. They had one person making omelettes in the morning. No flavour. No salt, no nothing. The food in the buffet was absolutely terrible. The sports bar was slightly better. They took our food order one night in the sports bar and didn't come back at all. I think you get my point that the food was bad. They didn't always replenish the mini fridge in the room. No water. Really? No beer but I knew that going in but hey if you pay off the guy that refills the fridge, he'll give you beer. By the time you have to pay off the staff to get anything, you could have used that money to go to a better resort. This isn't about tipping good service. This is tipping in order to get any service. I've travelled extensively and this was bad. Then they don't tell you they allow large, rude, obnoxious. loud groups to book the resort and take it over. There was a group of at least 200 people from Quebec that took over the resort. They had a concert by the pool and you couldn't even get near the swimup bar. I didn't pay money to listen to French music in the Caribbean and don't tell me to go some other part of the resort if I don't like it. The sports bar was swarmed and the entrance was blocked by this group. I guess the food shortages in Cuba are too bad this year even for the frugal Quebecers because they usually go there. One other very important thing. Do not get sick or injured at this resort as they do not have a wheelchair! An older woman staying at the resort ended up in hospital for 5 days and when she returned to the resort, her friends were told that the resort does not have a wheelchair. She had to walk back to her room in 90 degree weather. The ultimate club timeshare golfcart buggy wouldn't pick her up in the lobby because she's not part of that club!? That's deplorable. The whole timeshare club thing is a joke too but that's another story. The lack of wheelchairs and service makes this place a non-negotiable for me. The large obnoxious group was the icing on the cake. I would not go back nor recommend this resort to anyone.

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great vacation would go back again

    We just got back from the Senator Resort and Spa. We had a great experience all the way around. The resort was beautiful with several clean pools to lounge around. If you want the best seat by the pool you need to be ready to lay your towels on the loungers by 5:30 am the next morning to guard that spot for the daily use. The buffet had plenty of different varieties of food that could please any customer. We also enjoyed all three Ala Carte restaurants. For Embers steakhouse I would recommend the tenderloin. For the Italian I think the pasta and chicken was awesome tasting. For the Japanese try to get the experienced Chef that we heard is hilarious and loves to interact with his guests. If you do the resort walk through they will show you fantastic rooms for 50 weeks as low as $35 k. Of course we declined. (Lol) The deal is this takes 90 mins and the gift is $80 towards excursions or gift shops. They will try to get you pumped up which can take up to 3 hours if you let them. We used our credit on an excursion through Tourismo in the Hotel. We went on a half day Catamaran snorkeling tour. with Tip Top Catamaran. After we applied the resort credit it cost $76. We got picked up at 7:40 and driven to Sousa. We went on 75' Catamaran with a crew of 9-10 people. They were all very professional striving to keep us safe, well fed, well preserved (lol) and dancing. We stopped two-three times over reefs to take in the snorkeling which didn't disappoint. The tropical fish were stunning. We then set sail all the way back to our resort area which saved us a long bus ride. At the resort there is a 24 hr sports bar that serves food like nachos at 2am. There is a pizza shop and a special coffee shop. There is a snack bar also. I recommend the clubhouse. You can also use all the facilities at the Playa Bachata next door. They do karaoke night. I could go on and on about this great resort. We stayed in building #1105. The room was great and the king mattress was excellent along with the pillows. We came direct with Sunwing with no issues out of Halifax.

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort for couples. Our group had a fantastic time and the staff were just amazing.

    The first impression you will have of this resort is how immaculate and clean the grounds, pool and accommodations are. The cleaners, gardeners and beach groomers start at first light every morning and continue throughout the day. The second thing is how friendly the staff are. The servers, maids, entertainment team, bar personnel and al-a-carte employees go out of their way to make your vacation enjoyable. The majority of the staff speak English. This resort is hugely popular with Canadians. Senator guest can also use the amenities at the adjoining resort PlayaBachata Spa Resort. The Senator is right next to Amber Cove where the cruise ships dock in port. The ships come in right in front of the resort. It is very interesting watching them maneuver into the harbour, especially early morning when all the ship lights are on. Great photo opportunity. The beach is beautiful. There is a natural reef in the ocean which helps calm the waves crashing on shore. The water is fairly shallow. Beach shoes are not necessarhy but if you have a pair it would help on areas where there is coral shards. The shade at the beach is provided by natural palm trees not palapas. The pool has different sections for swim up bar, volleyball and jacuzzi features. Lounge chairs and umbrellas for shade, towel hut and music. We noticed the pool bottom needs painting but it never impacted any swimming or activities with the entertainment staff. Accommodations are fifteen two and three floor buildings. There are 32 rooms in the two story and 48 rooms in the three story buildings. Most of the rooms are garden view. A couple of buildings have pool view and building #4 on the third floor has pool and ocean view. There is also Ultimate Leisure Club rooms which are an upgrade/time share from standard rooms. The rooms have standard furnishings, in-room safe, bar fridge, balconies and bathrooms with vanity, shower and toilet. Some toiletries and towels are provided. The rooms are very clean even though they are a little dated. No big issue really. There are three al-a-carte restaurants, Embers steakhouse, La Grappa Italian and Zao Sushi Restaurant. You have to book reservations at the lobby from 8:30am to 10am. Legends sports bar which is open 24 hours and has over 20 televisions and a huge screen on the back wall to watch sports. You can order food here as well. Larimar buffet has standard cuisine with enough variety for everyone. Anna Maria is a super great server, happy, friendly, just a beautiful person. Juan Pablo is a funny guy who likes to whistle. He is good for a laugh. Julian Castillo is always cheerful, friendly and has a huge smile. The Mokka coffee shop serves specialty coffee and pastries. Frances is a fantastic, friendly and energetic server. What a awesome young man. The cafe doesn't open until 9am so early risers have to wait for their morning fix. There is also a beach/pool snack -bar, a pizza shop and ice cream parlour. Bar-b-ques daily at the beach or pool. The Dominican people are proud, friendly and very accommodating. All the resort staff work long hours and try their hardest to make your vacation enjoyable and memorable. Please be kind and tip them a few dollars. I rate this resort 4&1/2 out of 5, mainly because the staff are so friendly and work very hard to make you stay execllanty (as they say in Spanish). If you have plans to travel to the city of Puerto Plata to visit the popular attractions contact Carlos Silverio (ITO). You can look him up on-line. Carlos will negotiate a good price depending on the number of people in your party. He knows the best times to avoid crowds, especially on days when cruise ships are in port. He only takes you to the places you want to see unlike a bus tour which makes every stop. Some of the popular places are mountain cable car, rum factory, pink street, umbrella street, amber museum and cigar factorly. We vacationed at the Senator for two weeks with a party of 10 the first week and 13 the second week. All of us wish to return again next year. Adios Amigos.

    Jan 25, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic resort! Friendly staff and good food/service! Facilities (most) are newly updated!

    My fiancé and I recently stayed at Senator Puerto Plata Resort and Spa. Overall, I would rate our trip 9 out of 10. Food - The à la cart meals were decent. Our favourite was the Japanese Teppanyaki. The steakhouse had a couple of good options, but the Italian was underwhelming (I enjoyed the salmon, but my fiancé did not enjoy his lasagna). Buffet was very good. I had an omelette every morning. They had great selections at lunch and dinner, especially if you enjoy Dominican-style food (i.e., beans, rice, vegetables, etc.). I have Celiac disease (i.e., GLUTEN FREE) so I was a bit worried about the food, but overall, there were a decent amount of options that I could safely eat. (Not one single staff member knew what I was talking about when I asked for "gluten free" options, i.e., at the pizza place and the Italian a la carte, so I just had to be careful.) I certainly did not starve! Rooms - Clean, but nothing fancy. Just the basics. They changed out towels every day, but there was a couple hour window in the middle of the day where you didn’t have any towels in the room while they were being washed. This didn't bother us as we spent minimal time in our room, and we used pool towels at the pool and beach. Room staff was friendly, but spoke very little English. Entertainment - Overall, the entertainment team was very friendly and inviting. I enjoyed a some of the shows; a couple of them got canceled due to rain (one downfall of an outdoor theatre). Games and activities around the pool were fun and took place throughout the day. Shout out to 'Pollo' a.k.a. 'Chicken Little' and 'Skinny' who were amazing! Pool and beach - The pool was gorgeous, that is where we spent 90% of our time. The two large pools were visibly clean and very large. We put our towels on chairs every morning before breakfast to reserve our spots which is what most people do. If you came later in the morning or afternoon, you might not get a chair right away. Bar - Bar staff at the pool was great. There is no bar at the beach, so the pool bar got pretty busy at times as this was the main bar location for the pool and beach. Location - This resort was beautiful and met all of our expectations. The location is awesome, being on the end of a row of several other resorts. We enjoyed walking out to the little peninsula/lookout point everyday which had such a beautiful view of the mountains and ocean. We also enjoyed watching cruise ships coming in and out of the port all week, which was located on the other side of the peninsula. I’d recommend this resort for any couple who is looking for a great time! There were very few kids there the week we went, which made it feel like an adult-only resort!

    Jan 22, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great beach, great weather but would I rebook no

    Weather was incredible - sun everyday. Beach was so well maintained - seen them raking every day…sand was soft and lots of trees for shade..lots of beach chairs 4 pool - 2 had hot tubs inside them but were not hot which was fine as the weather was hot Plenty of places to eat…3 a la carte but u had to line up at 9 am to book them they said but really u had to be there by 8 am at least..sports bar food not that good…didn’t have items on the menu..beach barbecues were very good..snack bar restaurant the food was cold and the people didn’t come to u..they stood around and chatted with each other…Japanese restaurant really good…steakhouse restaurant was okay and never tried the Italian restaurant as I heard it was the same of what was offered in the main dining hall..pizza shop was good..pizza hot…ice cream parlour was good and so was the coffee shop with treats…main restaurant was not that good..food was always cold..last night my burger had a piece of blue plastic inside it Staff was very friendly and helpful Sunwing rep Andy was great Room was clean and typical resort furniture….air conditioning worked great…no issue with water pressure in room..had an electronic safe in room Entertainment around the pool was a little cheesy for my liking..guy kept on repeating tequila and marijuana Biggest dislike at the hotel was the amount of smokers…if you are a none smoker I would advise you to avoid this hotel as people were coming into the sports bar with cigarettes and cigars. One other thing was arrived late at night and no one there to welcome us…one person working the front desk..took over 45 minutes to check in Also when I checked in told me they did not have a reservation for me and I showed the gentleman my booking. He gave me a room but I had to pay 12000 pesos first and then come back in the morning at 9 am. Came back in the morning and was told still waiting to here from Sunwing and to come back at noon when Sunwing rep gets there…once Sunwing rep got there I had to sit around with him for 2 hours to get this straightened out I did have great weather but this resort is not a 5 star or even a 4.5 star. Best would be 4. I don’t think I would be back as I can’t take all the smoking. Doesn’t matter that the beach is beautiful if you can’t enjoy cause the smoking.

    Jan 22, 2023
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