JW Marriott Santo Domingo

Sky-high luxury in the Dominican Republic

Perched atop the luxe Blue Mall in the bustling Piantini district, JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo’s city-center location belies the serene retreat you’ll find within its walls. A short car ride from some of the Dominican Republic’s top attractions, the elegant 150-room stay is somewhat of a landmark itself and regally marked by a golden griffin just outside its front door.

Step into the gold-toned lobby to feel instantly warm and welcomed. Oversized armchairs, contemporary artwork and modern fixtures give off a chic living-room vibe and a bar staffed with smiling servers takes the edge off a long day of sightseeing.

Don’t linger too long on the ground floor, though — the real treasures are found above. Head up to Vertygo 101 for sundowners before making your way to Winston Grill & Patio for flavorful, fire-kissed fare.

But no matter where you go within this Santo Domingo hotel, you can bet those skyline views are on full display, especially from the wall of windows found within your room.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Cocktails at the poolside Vertygo 101 Lounge & Bar are a must. The sips are superb and the surrounds sleek, but the highlight is below you: a unique glass deck allows you to view Avenida Winston Churchill from 101 feet above.
  • Take advantage of your island locale with an afternoon of sunning by the sparkling infinity pool. Attentive staff members ensure you’re never without a dry towel or cold drink.
  • Sunday brunch at Winston Grill & Patio overlooking the turquoise pool and city skyline is a scenic way to salute the weekend. Savor a variety of fresh squeezed juices, flaky pastries, breakfast favorites and the show-stopping Iberico ham in the sun-drenched dining room.
  • Upgrade to an Executive Deluxe room or a spacious suite to receive access to the exclusive 20th-floor Executive Lounge. The stylish space offers a tranquil spot to unwind with a full bar and three substantial culinary offerings throughout the day.
  • The service is considerate at JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo. From the waiters at Winston Grill & Patio to the pool attendants and the friendly concierge, you’ll want for nothing at this urban stay.

Things to Know

  • Piantini is the capital’s business and entertainment hub, so a stay at this Santo Domingo hotel will put you in the heart of the action — just be prepared for the noise and heavy foot traffic that comes with the prime location.
  • The well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center provides plenty of windows, so you don’t have to miss out on the Dominican sunshine while squeezing in a workout.
  • While the property’s stunning infinity pool is certainty a highlight, those looking for beach time will want to rent a car. The nearest stretch of sand is about 45 minutes away and the most popular beach (Punta Cana) is more than a two-hour drive from the hotel.

The Rooms

  • Starting at 495 square feet, the neutral-toned guest rooms provide a cozy retreat from the bustle of the city below. Soundproofed windows ensure you’ll enjoy a restful night’s sleep.
  • Thoughtful details like upholstered headboards, fresh flowers and enclosed private patios (in some rooms) add a homey touch to each space.
  • White, marble-clad bathrooms feature in-mirror TVs, rainforest shower heads (some accommodations provide separate soaking tubs) and Aromatherapy Associates amenities.
  • Well-positioned on the top floor of the luxury hotel, the 2,130-square-foot Presidential Suite provides plenty of room to spread out. Boasting four couches, an eight-seat dining room table, a kitchenette and a spacious bathroom, the palatial accommodation is fit for a regal retreat.

Nearby Attractions

  • Fantastic shopping is almost literally at arm’s reach. The Santo Domingo hotel sits atop Blue Mall, where you’ll find luxury shops from brands like Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and Salvatore Ferragamo.
  • Just about five miles from JW Marriott is the historic Zona Colonial. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the oldest European settlement in the Americas and an incredibly photogenic day trip.
  • Nature lovers should head about 15 minutes north to explore the verdant Jardin Botanico Nacional. Look out for annual events in the lush green space, including an orchid competition in March and a bonsai exhibition each April.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Winston Churchill Avenue No. 93, Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo, 10501 Dominican Republic
SDQ (28-40 min)   PUJ (2 hr 10 min-2 hr 30 min)  
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