Hotel Doña Elvira (Zona Colonial)


For an unforgettable Caribbean vacation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, stay at Hotel Doña Elvira, old world colonial charm with modern comfort. A tastefully renovated grand house dating back to the 16th century (ca. 1550) beckons guests to explore the first city of the Americas.
A large lobby and spacious dining rooms await visitors, crowned by 20 feet high ceilings featuring original mahogany beans encased in massive colonial walls. Cool off from shopping and musueum jaunts with a relaxing dip in the pool and jacuzzi. Drink a cocktail in the private garden patio under a century old mango tree. Fifteen rooms and suites equipped with the latest amenities welcome the modern traveler, on business or leisure.


Walking distance around Hotel Doña Elvira, discover the delightful historical ambiance and stately beauty of the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo with its landmarks, sidewalk cafes, elegant restaurants, night clubs and cultural events.

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, museums and monuments all within a block or two away from the hotel, Alcazar de Colon, Cathedral de Las Americas, Parque Duarte,Casa Reales, Calle de las Damas.


The hotel is owned and managed by a Belgian-American couple, Marc Bautil and his ex wife Elvira. Marc is Honorary Consul of Belgium.
The 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 “Serta-Pedic” beds, and stylish private Andalusia bathrooms. Prices include breakfast as well as all taxes and service charges. Telephone, high speed Internet access are also available in each room, safe boxes are optional. For Special Rates, Programs or Group Discounts, please email us at

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”.