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What We Love

  • Breakfast is included and is prepared by a private chef
  • Located in Colonial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • There’s a personal butler for each house
  • Free valet parking

What To Know

  • There are three individual houses on the property, and there are common areas but no hotel lobby as such
  • Spacious guestrooms start at 320 square feet
  • Opt to have breakfast in bed (or served al fresco in the leafy courtyard)


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Sixteenth-century residences turned seven-room boutique hotel in Santo Domingo’s enchanting Colonial City

The Lowdown

In the cosmopolitan city of Santo Domingo, a host of houses that once received 16th-century aristocrats now serve as a boutique hotel, welcoming guests to a divine homelike setting. Opened in March 2014, Casas del XVI has ten lavish guestrooms, each of which recaptures the essence of a bygone era with antiques and decor that combine Dominican, Spanish, African and Indian cultural influences. Vintage maps of early explorations and local artworks adorn walls, while Roman roofs, lanterns, colorful tiles and vaulted brick archways add to the charm. All rooms are a minimum of 313 square feet and brilliantly blend the old and new, with mother-of-pearl inlay furnishings, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and Antica Farmacista products in the stylish, modern bathrooms. Guests can enjoy the open patio, courtyard and swimming pool as well.

In the Area

You can easily spend a day strolling around the Colonial City and exploring the numerous shops, sights and Latin, French and Italian restaurants. The first cathedral in the New World, Santa Maria la Menor (completed in 1541), is less than a 10-minute walk from Casas del XVI. The concierge can schedule excursions such as the “Ron Barcelo Sugar and Rum Experience” for an informative tour focused the Dominican Republic’s best-known spirit; or the “Flavors of the City Culinary Tour”, which offers a sampling of Santo Domingo’s finest restaurants; or a tour that includes a five-star dinner and dancing. For an unusual natural attraction, the Los Tres Ojos is a nearby park with caverns, trails and pools of turquoise water.

How to Get There

Casas del XVI
Calle Padre Billini No. 252
Santo Domingo, 10210 Dominican Republic


Beautiful hotel, but...

I went on a trip to Santo Domingo with my husband. I showed my passport when I checked in. I’m Japanese. They called me Chinese. Staff can’t read? I don’t recommend this hotel to Japanese.

The hotel was really pretty, especially garden!!

Amazing! Perfect place to relax in Santo Domingo
Kendall M

My boyfriend and I stayed here 3 days and had an unbelievable time. The hotel has some of the best decor and architecture I’ve ever seen. We were given a complimentary upgrade to a beautiful room. The food and drinks were delicious (highly recommend the mojitos made fresh from mint in their garden). The hotel was also very safe and we felt very comfortable our entire stay. Santos our butler was so accommodating and sweet and we really appreciated having him available at all times. We highly recommend you stay here on your trip to Santo Domingo! We will be returning


Secluded boutique hotel, outdoor swimming pool with warm water, personal butler, quiet, relaxing spot, right in the Colonial Neighborhood, walking distance from the center of Santo Domingo. I recommend .