El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Avda. Sarasota, 65 Ensanche Bella Vista | Santo Domingo 10210  [SEE MAP]Santo Domingo  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All-suite hotel with a spa, casino, pool and more
Property is not within walking distance of Zona Colonial's sights

Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Santo Domingo's commercial district, El Embajador provides guests with both an urban atmosphere and prime beach access. Recent visitors described the hotel as beautiful, praising the historical decorative accents like crystal chandeliers in the lobby and classic furnishings in the suites. However, some past guests cited the property's location as better suited for business travelers and couples typing the knot instead of sightseers. Whether you're staying here for work or leisure, you'll have access to facilities like three restaurants (one of which is reserved exclusively for Royal Level guests), two bars, a spa, a business center, a casino and two pools. Plus, all suites come with free Wi-Fi access, smart TVs and iHome clock radios, among other amenities.

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Location
Santo Domingo
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 298 rooms
Primary View
City center, Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Solo travelers

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  • 4.5Hotel Class

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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 218 have reviewed the El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 218 reviews 4.5 (based on 218 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Three suite categories are available at El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. The property's most basic accommodations – Executive Junior Suites – offer smart TVs, free Wi-Fi access, minibars and rain showers. In addition to standard amenities, guests staying in Ambassador Level accommodations receive exclusive access to a lounge with complimentary coffee and continental breakfasts. Meanwhile, Royal Level suite rates cover access to the Royal Level lounge, which features free a la carte breakfasts, snacks and nonalcoholic drinks, plus butler and secretary services. Royal Level visitors can also use two private meeting rooms and dine at the eighth floor's exclusive restaurant.
  • Most rooms have city views
  • Presidential Suite has a terrace with a solarium, a meeting room, a private elevator and a kitchen

Standard room size441 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

El Embajador is located in downtown Santo Domingo, less than 4 miles southwest of the city's historic Zona Colonial. In the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site, travelers will find a variety of museums and historic buildings. Plus, various shops, restaurants and bars are situated within walking distance. A metro stop sits about a mile away, or visitors can hire a car through the hotel's rental car desk. Free self-parking is available as well.
  • Approximately 20 miles northwest of Las Americas International Airport
  • Bus stop a few blocks away
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Three restaurants are available at El Embajador. El Jardín Gourmet Restaurant serves up a la carte international fare for lunch and dinner, and at Los Porches Restaurant, diners will find an international breakfast buffet and casual Dominican dishes for lunch and dinner. The property's third eatery is exclusively reserved for Royal Level guests. The hotel also features two bars, the poolside Las Cotorras Bar and a lobby bar.
  • Free breakfast for guests staying in Ambassador and Royal level accommodations
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Lobby bar offers live music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Two pools are available at El Embajador. The main pool sits outside and is surrounded by lounge chairs, umbrellas and a variety of tropical plants. And inside the wellness center, visitors will find a small covered plunge pool.
  • Spa pool only accessible to guests 16 and older
  • Pool bar
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

El Embajador's Bi Wellness & Spa facility houses the property's spa, gym, yoga room, beauty salon and small plunge pool. Inspired by nature, the spa offers a variety of services, including massages, facials and body treatments.
  • Sauna
  • Spa bar with healthy fare

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Family amenities are limited at El Embajador, but guests with kids have access to cribs and high chairs, plus an outdoor pool. The hotel can also arrange babysitting services for a fee.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The hotel has a fitness center with cardio and weight-training machines and free weights. A yoga room is available as well.
    • No fitness classes
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    El Embajador features 10 meeting rooms. In the business center, travelers will find three of the hotel's meeting rooms, one of which can accommodate up to 15 people and be used for videoconferencing. Additional event venues include the Gran Embajador, which can be divided into three smaller rooms, and The Garden Tent, an indoor and outdoor space with room for up to 900 attendees. And in the exclusive Royal Level lounge, Royal Level guests have access to two boardrooms and butler and secretarial services.
    • Audiovisual equipment
    • Business center has computers, printers and copy machines

    Number of meeting rooms10

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    At El Embajador, couples can tie the knot in a variety of venues. The hotel's largest space is The Garden Tent, which can accommodate up to 700 people in a theater-style ceremony arrangement or 900 guests for receptions. Additional venue options include the Gran Embajador room and a garden deck. Wedding packages are not available, but the on-site wedding planner can help arrange ceremony and reception details.
    • Gran Embajador has space for up to 700 people
    • Beauty salon in wellness center

    Maximum wedding guest capacity900

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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