Hotel Review: JW Marriott Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Welcome to the JW Marriott, Santo Domingo. This beautiful luxury hotel is one of the few 5 star experiences available in this beautiful city. We were invited to spend a weekend in their incredible, award-winning presidential suite so you won’t want to miss it!
Located in the heart of the city, on top of one of the highest end malls in the country, the JW oozes elegance and true Dominican hospitality. They offer everything a guest could want, including an infinity edge pool, fitness center with exceptional views and a gorgeous bar with a glass floor over the road.
The Presidential Suite is a sprawling 2,000+ square foot paradise Suite 2020 is the corner suite with floor to ceiling windows and over 2,000 square feet of space. The suite features a kitchenette with a full fridge, a boardroom, massive living room complete with 4 couches and a full dining set, a large master suite and two bathrooms. To say it’s opulent is an understatement. Since most people will not be checking into the Presidential Suite, I was sure to inquire about other room types.
Every room has similar elements: dark woods, nice marble bathrooms, excellent recessed lighting and the same comfortable bedding. The master bath was incredible, with a large soaking tub with jets, double vanity and a shower with multiple jets. The lavender scented bath amenities were wonderful and felt very luxurious. We were incredibly impressed by the custom headboard with recessed lighting and beautiful design.
The views from every room were spectacular. Rest assured, every room sits above the 12th floor, so every room will have a nice view. The internet speed was great and we took advantage of having a board room to upload video content and work on some past projects in a comfortable and clean space. However, our favorite feature was the TV in the living room.
At the touch a button, the TV slid in and out of the console. That way, your view was never obstructed unless you were watching TV. Service these days can be quite hit or miss, with new protocols and removal of many luxury amenities at so many properties around the world. However, we found the service to be excellent all around. Despite turn down service not being available due to COVID, housekeeping was efficient, timely and did and excellent job.
The JW Marriott has everything a guest could need for both business and leisure alike. They have a beautiful infinity edge pool with pool service on the pool deck, a fitness center (that is currently closed due to COVID requirements), room service 24/7 and access to a mall with everything you could possible need directly inside the building. Santo Domingo has a lot to offer in itself, but should a guest prefer to relax in a nice hotel and not leave, the JW is the perfect place.
As always, our COVID-19 Safety rating is a separate rating that does not count towards our overall rating for our hotels. Marriott as a company does an excellent job across their portfolio and the JW was no different.
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Disclaimer: We were hosted by JW Marriott Santo Domingo on a media stay. Please know the opinions expressed are all our own and may not reflect the hotel’s own views.