Fort Young Hotel
What We Love
- An upscale Caribbean hotel on the beautiful shores of Dominica, the 'Nature Island'Taking in the majestic sunset from your room's balcony or terrace
- Diving and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of Dominica
- Gazing out onto the horizon from the comfort of the heated rooftop Jacuzzi
What To Know
- Very close to the ferry terminal – just a short walk down the beach
- Free WiFi throughout
- Beware that cruise ships dock nearby and can block waterfront views
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Discover the vibrant culture and verdant landscape of Dominica, a Caribbean island steeped in romance and adventure. Known as the “Nature Island,” it encompasses the lush rainforests and abundant wildlife that are synonymous with paradise. Fort Young Hotel is conveniently located – and ranked number-one on TripAdvisor – in Roseau, Dominica’s largest town, offering the perfect balance of city life and proximity to the island’s natural wonders.
Speaking of those natural wonders, you’ll have a pretty view of at least one of them, since each room at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner boasts a balcony or terrace with views out over the sparkling sea. This striking property, housed in a historic fort, also features another way to get up close and personal with the Dominica’s tropical treasures: its daily excursions, including diving, snorkeling, whale-watching and hiking. And if you’re feeling daring, you can even create your own adventure with the help of a Fort Young concierge.
Each of the hotel’s 73 rooms features a warm, neutral palette. Your oceanfront abode will feature either one king-sized or two double beds and be equipped with a marble bathroom, a balcony and large windows that look out onto the crashing waves.
Fort Young Hotel houses three convenient eateries. Palisades Restaurant fuses international classics with the flavors of Dominica. Warner’s Bar offers elegant cocktails and their signature rum punch alongside any item from the Palisades menu, while Bala’s Bar is a casual café perfect for quick bites. The hotel also offers room service, so any of the food can be enjoyed from the comfort of your picturesque balcony or terrace.
Zemi Spa offers a revitalizing treatment menu designed to invigorate the body and spirit. Visit the spa for manicures, pedicures and a range of massages, or select a mobile massage and a masseuse will come to you for a relaxing in-room session.
Vibrant colors and verdant forests dominate the island of Dominica, a Caribbean destination noted for its rich wildlife and outdoor adventures. The hotel’s prime location offers the ideal base to enjoy Roseau, Dominica’s largest city, as well as rainforests and beaches throughout the island. Local activities include fishing, hiking, world-class snorkeling and diving, and there are plenty of opportunities for watching wildlife like whales, birds and sea turtles.
How to Get There
Fort Young is a beautiful hotel. Recently renovated with modern touches to the public areas, including pool, bar, and restaurant. Stunning view of the ocean. Friendly staff. We definitely recommend it!
The only reason I stayed at Fort Young was that I had tried other accommodations already, so it was their turn. Having eaten there many times, I was disappointed in my actual stay. Room 309 was nice King, with a great balcony and a huge bathroom, but half the hotel is under repair (still) following Hurricane Maria 8 months ago and they seem to have increased their rates since they are currently the only half-decent hotel in town.
After the devastation, everyone involved with Fort Young should be congratulated on a great comeback.
Having visited before on business, we were aware that Maria had hit the hotel hard but much of the rebuilding has been completed or is ongoing and the results look great.
The rooms are as spacious as ever and the service across all hotel departments is generally excellent. Our favourite has to be Albert in the restaurant as he is such a genuinely nice gentleman and very attentive.
The food is really good and the buffets offer good value.
When completed, the Fort Young will be the resplendent jewel in the Roseau crown!
The best service in many hotel in the region and the best hotel in Dominica. Great food. Great ambience at the bar, nice pool area. Personnel makes you feel at home. With a smile and great attitude! Great experience!
I'm a tour leader who just spent three nights in Dominica staying at the Fort Young Hotel. I wanted to post our review since the Island could really use a boost to its hard-hit tourism industry.
The hotel has been able to open a bunch of their rooms but work is still underway to repair the damage done by the powerful Hurricane Maria. That means that you hear some hammering and saws here and there, sure. But you also hear the waves of the Caribbean ocean lapping the shores from your patio and you hear the laughter of the resilient and hard working staff, happy to be back at work after a devastating period for Dominicans.
We ate quite a few meals at the hotel as there weren't a lot of options around us. Believe me, we didn't suffer. Lunch and dinner buffets were nicely varied, the genial staff were quick to fulfill requests and live music in the restaurant here and there was a nice touch.
The pool is lovely allowing you to gaze out over the rolling sea. I can only speak for my room but my patio was lovely, everything was clean in my well-appointed room and I could almost do the backstroke in my bathtub.
The only issue we encountered was a gentleman's laundry that took an abnormally long time to get done but as soon as we spoke to the front desk, things were set straight. Everyone can have a bad day.
Don't fear the damage that was done to that beautiful island. Instead, embrace the opportunity to see the true power of nature at its fiercest and lend your support to the folks just trying to battle back.