Calle Duarte 53, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Photo courtesy of Cheri Lucas Rowlands
El BeaterioEl Beaterio is a restored sixteenth-century convent in the heart of Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. From the cozy, high-ceilinged living room at the front of the building to the tranquil courtyard at the back, this small, intimate hotel is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring. Each of the eleven rooms overlooks a leafy inner courtyard and is minimally decorated but with all the right details: exposed beams, cast iron furniture, candlesticks, beautiful tiling, and other colonial-era trappings. Breakfast is included, there is free wi-fi, and the staff are extremely accommodating. Located opposite Parque Duarte, El Beaterio is just a block or so away from Calle El Conde and a few minutes' walk from Parque Colon.