For an unforgettable Caribbean vacation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, stay at Hotel Doña Elvira, which combines old world colonial charm with modern comfort. This tastefully renovated grand house dating back to the 16th century (ca. 1550) beckons guests to explore the first city of the Americas.

Fifteen rooms and suites equipped with the latest amenities welcome the modern traveler, on business or leisure. A large lobby and dining room, crowned by 20 feet high ceilings featuring original mahogany beans encased in massive colonial walls, await our visitors.

Cool off from shopping and museum expeditions with a relaxing dip in the pool or jacuzzi. After a stroll in the various parks and plazas of the Zona Colonial, come back to the Hotel to enjoy a refreshing cocktail around the pool, in the patio.


The Hotel Doña Elvira is ideally located in the Zona Colonial, where visitors will discover the city´s historical landmarks, including – Alcazar de Colon, La Primer Cathedral de Las Americas, Parque Duarte, Casa Reales, Calle de las Damas, at a walking distance from the hotel.

The Hotel Doña Elvira is the latest addition to a collection of the most exquisite hotels in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Witness the old Spanish colonial heritage; enjoy the ambiance and the beauty of the first city of the Americas, which is a UNESCO´s World Heritage.

The hotel is owned by  Marc Bautil and Elvira Medina. Marc, the General Manager, is Honorary Consul of Belgium and formerly posted for 14 years in the United States. She is an American citizen of Spanish-Philippine ancestry, who graduated from Columbia University. On September 11 2001, they moved from California to the Dominican Republic  to pursue this dream. Their guarantee: “A relaxed, new world comfort set in old world style”.

This old ancestral colonial mansion, dating back from Diego Columbus’ time (son of Christopher himself) was totally renovated and transformed into a hotel in 2004. Our 15 + rooms and suites feature Cable TV, Air-Conditioning, fan, king size or queen size “SertaPedic” beds, and stylish private Andalusia bathrooms.

Prices include breakfast as well as all taxes and service charges. Telephone and high speed Internet access are available in each room; safe boxes are optional.

 For special rates, programs or group discounts, please email us at reservations@dona-elvira.com.

WIFI has now been enabled throughout the hotel. Browse, surf, work while sipping an exotic cocktail or enjoying a great meal, at the poolside, under a centennial mango tree or in the jacuzzi by the Solarium on the second floor, in the middle of trendy “Old Town Santo Domingo”.