Coco Hotel Sosua
Tubagua Plantation Village
Hostel Villa Carolina
Perla De Sosua
Hotel El Colibri
Casa Marina Beach Resort
The Casa Marina is a huge leafy complex with three pools, five restaurants and almost 400 rooms arranged in three-story buildings.
A German-French couple runs this, the best lodging in Punta Rusia. Set on a bluff overlooking the ocean, it has great sea views, and it’s just a short walk to a remote beach. Accommodation is in a handful of rustic cabins.
Grand Oasis Marien Resort
This newish resort is part of the Costa Dorada complex and gets rave reviews for its well-manicured grounds, friendly staff and better-than-average food. It often offers specials that take the price well below the rack rate listed here.
Hostal San Fernando
A drop of rain turns these otherwise pleasant bungalows into a mosquito-filled nightmare. In the dry season, though, it’s the most pleasant accommodation in town.
Lifestyle Hacienda Resorts
This enormous resort is so large you’ll need a golf cart to get around.
Sosúa By The Sea
This crisp, beautiful, eye-dropping resort has the best lodging in Sosúa. Set on a coral spit on the aptly named Playa Chiquita, rooms are recently renovated in a minimalist style – think black and white, and shiny chrome.
Tropical Luperón & Luperón Beach
These sister hotels facing Playa Grande share a number of the same facilities. The grounds are tidy though a bit plain, but the pool is very nice, and there’s beach access (although it’s nothing special).
Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada
This satisfactory option has more than 500 rooms, half of which have sea views. There’s an enormous pool with a small island in the middle, five restaurants, plus a tennis court, a Jacuzzi, and a beauty parlor.
‘Chic’ might be wishful thinking. Perhaps the ‘Undistinguished But Still Good Value Hotel’ would be a better name. Still, this well-managed lodging offers 50 clean rooms right in the middle of town.
Rocky’S Rock & Blues Bar Hotel
Basic but comfortable, the five rooms at Rocky’s are a great deal. All are spotless, breezy and have cable TV.
Portofino Guest House
About a block from Long Beach, you get the feeling you’re out in the boonies – this is a long way from the center. There are 20 clean rooms here – they’re fading fast, but have hot water, air-con and cable TV.
Hotel La Catalina
Perched on a lush hill 18km east of town, La Catalina offers charming and airy rooms with modern amenities. All rooms and most common areas provide spectacular views of the sea and the palm-studded countryside.
The Waterfront offers 27 plain but comfortable rooms – 10 in stand-alone bungalows, the rest in a two-story building. All have a terrace or balcony, overhead fan, clean hot-water bathroom, fridge and up to three firm beds.
The pleasant hillside Miamar B&B has great views out over the national park. Rooms are comfortable and clean, and there are breezy chairs poolside to enjoy a sundowner.
If parrots were cats, then the crusty German widow who runs this aging hotel at the western end of Calle Dr Rosen would surely be an old cat lady.
Blue Moon Hotel & Restaurant
Set in the mountains a short drive from Cabarete, this bungalow-style hotel and restaurant hosts family-sized Indian dinners (minimum eight people, reserve in advance).
Gran Ventana Beach Resort
Part of the VH Hotels and Resorts chain, the Gran Ventana is a decent midrange option on Playa Dorada.
Housed in a Victorian-style home that’s over a century old (and starting to show it), rooms here have whitewashed wood walls and mosquito nets over the beds. All share a large but aging bathroom.