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What We Love

  • Located in charming Old Town Santo Domingo
  • Pool and fitness center
  • Cigar bar with local cigars and cocktails

What To Know

  • Near the National Pantheon, National Palace, and U.S. Embassy
  • Internet access is available
  • Gourmet French fare at on-site La Residence


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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16th-century estate transformed into a luxe boutique sleep, with a topnotch cigar bar

The Lowdown

Set in the heart of Old Town Santo Domingo where hip bars and restaurants are sent in historic buildings, Hostal Nicolas de Ovando offers 104 rooms and suites in a colonial or contemporary style. Colonial rooms have canopied queen-size beds, high ceilings, and original stone window benches for looking out at the city. If you’re looking for a more modern sleep, book the sunny (smaller) rooms in the contemporary annex. On-site restaurant La Residence combines French tastes and preparations with an international flair, and the Ciabo Bar directs you to the finest Dominican cigars, the perfect accompaniment to a Caribbean rum.

In the Area

History buffs love Old Town Santo Domingo, as it’s truly the New World’s first town. It is home to one of the new world’s first streets (Calle Las Damas), its first fortress (Ozama fortress), the stunning Catedral Primada de América, El Alcázar de Colón (Diego Columbus’ house) and El Museo de las Casas Reales (Museum of the Royal Houses). At the latter, find a museum in an original Spanish Palace with tons of exhibits outlining the area’s colonial heritage.

How to Get There

Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo – MGallery Collection
Calle Las Damas Cuidad Colonia
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


4.5 Very Good 985 Reviews
Architectural Gem, Colonial Zone
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the better hotels offered in Santo Domingo. Set in the historic district, it carries a lot of architectural interest and historically has a lot to unveil. They have rooms that are more modern and rooms that maintain the historical significance of the time period. We preferred the latter but received the former. It’s a beautiful room, but doesn’t quite send you back in time. The courtyard and garden are lovely, the breakfast is great, and overall it is a lovely stay. It’s not the Ritz, but a solid stay.

Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando far exceeds expectations!
Reviewed 7 days ago

This hotel is stunning! The building is a landmark and the accommodations are spectacular! It measures up to its 5 star hotel status.Breakfast was a nice combination of continental with a Dominican twist with excellent service . The location is perfect in the heart of the “Zona Colonial” with access to restaurants, lounges, and nightlife. I am looking forward to going back!

This Hotel is a GEM!! The staff was very Attentive, Polite, and F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very Attentive, Polite, and Friendly. The rooms are Big and have all the modern comforts of home without disturbing the History and Decor of the Colonial Zone. I will be staying here every time I visit Santo Domingo!!!

Service lets this historic hotel down
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is great, but everything else was disappointing:
Room had lots of mosquitos
Turn down service mentioned for the 3 days I was there I didn't get this
You get charged for the room when you check in , not check out and if you want to change anything ( for example I wanted to use up some DR$ I had you get a computer says no type of response - and they won't help you).
Generally not you expect from what should be a classy hotel

Wonderful place
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place , clean and great service .., the things I love about it
Closed to best restaurants in zona colonial,
Beautiful rooms and the hotel it self is a wonderful museum .
If are looking for a quiet , relaxing and enjoyable place Hodelpa Nicolas de ovando is the place .