Hotel Atarazana is a simple, airy, and clean hotel a stone's throw from Plaza España at the north-east of Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial. There is a cute walled courtyard where you take breakfast, and an open rooftop (with some shade) for sunbathing, reading, and rum; drinking water is included; and the staff are friendly and some speak English. All the Zona Colonial's sights are within easy walking distance; the pedestrianized El Conde is a ten minute saunter south.
(Note: The hotel is so close to the bars / clubs off Plaza España that it can get noisy at night.)
By AFAR Traveler, AFAR Contributor
Calle Isabel La Católica 356, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic