Pros

  • Short drive from the Colonial Zone and all major attractions
  • Large, contemporary rooms with solid amenities and modern bathrooms
  • Many rooms have wonderful sea views
  • Beautiful outdoor pool with cabanas and padded loungers
  • Quality international buffet restaurant, a cafe, and poolside bar
  • 24-hour casino with live entertainment on weekends
  • Massages and salon services available at the spa
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, and four tennis courts
  • 24-hour room service
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • Free Wi-Fi (public areas only)
  • Free on-site self-parking; valets available for a fee
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Cons

  • In-room Wi-Fi incurs daily fees (except in Club Level Suites)
  • No major attractions within walking distance
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Bottom Line

The 288-room Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino is an upscale Marriott property with lush gardens and sweeping sea views located a 10-minute drive from the Colonial Zone. With a beautiful outdoor pool, full-service spa, and top-notch gym, the property feels somewhat resort-like for a city hotel, yet it caters just as well to the business set with solid corporate services and events capabilities. Contemporary rooms were fully renovated in 2015 and are outfitted with great amenities such as coffeemakers, minibars, and Aveda toiletries. In-room Wi-Fi, however, is only free in Club Level Suites. The main restaurant serves tasty international cuisine, while snacks and smaller bites are available at both the poolside lounge and the cafe. This is an excellent pick for couples, families, leisure, and business travelers, but those seeking something cheaper could try Barcelo Santo Domingo.

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Amenities

  • Casino
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool

Things You Should Know About Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino

Also Known As

  • Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino

Address

George Washington Ave. 367, Apto. Postal 769-2, Santo Domingo 10102, Dominican Republic

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Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino

What are the Design and Scene Like at Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino?

Urban resort has modern, playfully stylish interiors and lush grounds right opposite the sea.

A $40-million renovation in 2015 gave this Marriott property a brand-new look that, while stylish, seems much more playful and resort-like than many other Santo Domingo hotels, which take more of a conservative business tone. Interior design blends geometric shapes and light tones with bold splashes of color and fashionable touches such as high-backed chairs made with natural fibers, fluffy pillows, and cute wallpaper with flowery designs. Decorative wall murals, eye-catching coffee table books, and contemporary artworks channel creativity without compromising style. 

A 10-level tower building holds a majority of the rooms and provides access to most of the hotel’s amenities, while remaining rooms are housed in the much smaller Garden Building towards the rear of the property. Grounds unfold with lush green lawn and lofty palm trees that evoke a relaxed resort vibe, which makes it easy to forget you’re actually right on a main road in downtown Santo Domingo. Of course, the Caribbean Sea over the road helps in this regard. The crowd is a mix of corporates, families, couples, and solo travelers, who are all equally catered to. 
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Where is the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino Located?

Convenient seaside location a short drive from attractions, restaurants, and the Colonial Zone.

The property is located in a quiet, green area in central Santo Domingo, right opposite the Caribbean Sea. While there aren’t any major attractions within easy walking distance, top tourist sights in the Colonial Zone are just an eight- to 10-minute drive away, including the Alcazar de Don Diego Colon, the Museum of Royal Houses, Plaza de España, and Parque Colon. Other nearby highlights include Parque de la Independencia, the National Palace, Larimar Museum, and the National Pantheon of the Dominican Republic -- all also within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Las Americas International Airport takes around 20 minutes to reach by car, while Don Diego Terminal is six minutes away, and Sans Souci Cruise Terminal takes around 10 minutes.

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What are Rooms Like at the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino?

Spacious and tastefully modern rooms with coffeemakers and minibars; many offer sea views.

The hotel’s 288 rooms were renovated in 2015 and feel fresh and modern. Layouts are huge, and decoration is rather minimalist, so there is plenty of space to move around. A fresh, neutral palette blends soft gray, crisp white, and light timber tones with chic contemporary touches that give rooms a stylish feel. Big wall-to-wall, soundproofed windows frame great views from many rooms (many overlook the sea) and let in loads of natural light. Most rooms are located in the main 10-story tower building, while others are located in the much smaller Garden Building towards the rear of the property, which requires a longer walk to amenities but offers a calmer, more intimate vibe.

Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minibars, work desks, safes, irons, and ironing boards. However, in-room Wi-Fi incurs a fee -- except in Club Level Suites. Additionally, Club Level units come with a range of great perks, such as access to the Executive Lounge, which offers free breakfast, snacks throughout the day, and evening hors d’oeuvres.

Like the rooms, bathrooms are clean and modern, with big illuminated wall mirrors, lovely large vanities, and generous walk-in showers (shower/tub combos in some units). Hairdryers and a good section of Aveda toiletries are provided in all rooms.
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What Features are Available at The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino?

Lovely pool, great food, full-service spa, modern gym, tennis courts, meeting rooms, and casino all offered here.

With a shallow end, padded loungers, cane genie chairs big enough for two, and spacious cabanas, the outdoor pool is a highlight. On any day, the pool area can get busy given the property’s scale, and on Sundays, an open-air buffet is set up, attracting many locals for the day. 

Luna Bar & Restaurant, just off the lobby, acts as the main restaurant, offering a well-reviewed buffet spread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an emphasis on international and Dominican flavors. Sol Pool Bar & Restaurant caters to poolside guests with a long list of cocktails and light snacks, while Bohio Coffee House is an on-site cafe also serving snacks, alongside good espresso coffee and gelato. Room service is available 24/7.

Zui Spa offers a range of body treatments and salon services in an elegant, relaxing space, and the light fitness center is well-equipped with modern cardio and weight-training equipment. Tennis courts are available for guest use as well. The hotel has extensive meetings and events capabilities -- including outdoor areas and a huge ballroom for up to 900 guests. There's also a 24-hour casino, which has live entertainment on weekends. Free Wi-Fi is provided in common areas but is an extra charge in all rooms except Club Level units. Free self-parking is also on offer, while valet commands a fee.
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Casino

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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