Must-see hotels in Caribbean

  • Piergiorgio Palace Hotel

    Sosúa

    Popular with wedding planners, the Piergiorgio is built on a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean, ornately constructed with a white gingerbread facade and a…

  • Domcan’s Guest House

    Dominica

    A great pit stop for Waitukubuli hikers (it's on segment 5), this guesthouse has you sleeping in very basic but serviceable rooms or slightly bigger…

  • Tropicana Inn

    Grenada Island

    If you really want to be close to town you could trade white sands for traffic and check out this well-known hotel on the main road between town and the…

  • Hodelpa Centro Plaza

    Santiago

    The fact that this business-class hotel, part of the Hodelpa chain, is located only a block from the primary commercial artery in the heart of the city…

  • Hotel La Rusa

    Baracoa

    Russian émigré Magdalena Rovieskuya once posted aid to Castro's rebels up in the Sierra Maestra. La Rusa hit Baracoa in the 1930s, built a seafront hotel…

  • Hôtel La Cabane

    Southern Haiti

    Some rooms in this bright pink hotel are a little small, or maybe they just feel that way because of the ostentatious dark-wood furniture squeezed in. The…

  • SeaGate Hotel

    Vieques

    On a hill high above the town, this long-standing family-run guesthouse is a 15-minute hike from the ferry dock. The garden is lush, horses roam freely in…

  • Hotel Taíno Frontera

    Dominican Republic

    This hotel has suffered some serious decline since its promising opening a few years ago (apparently the owners are in Santo Domingo now). It's still got…

  • Mirage Hotel

    Port-au-Prince & Around

    The best hotel in Mirebalais isn't anything fancy, or particularly nice, but it does have a pleasant courtyard and a popular hotel bar where everybody…

  • Hôtel du Village

    Southern Haiti

    A government-owned hotel comprising a series of chalets. The rooms are decent, although you’re not likely to spend much time in them since the front doors…

  • Terra Linda Hotel Spa & Resort

    Sosúa

    Three stories of well-kept and comfortable rooms with small flat-screen TVs surround Terra Linda's large inner courtyard, which has an Olympic-sized pool …

  • Hostal Montaña Verde

    Central Highlands

    A good-value choice if staying in town is a priority. There’s a small lobby leading to a long, hospital-like hallway lined with 13 basic, clean rooms that…

  • Estancia Principe Aparthotel

    North Coast

    Located off a side street near the southern entrance to town, just before the Esso gas station, this three-story building is the most comfortable and…

  • La Romana Apartments

    Culebra

    Four, family-run apartments with well-equipped kitchenette (studios have little more than a hot plate and minifridge). Service is friendly and the owner's…

  • Round Rock

    Barbados

    Close to the surf shops and the kitesurf launch point, the rooms here are not particularly atmospheric or stylish, but those at the back, overlooking the…

  • Eudovic’s Guesthouse

    St Lucia

    Everything is simple and ultra-laid-back at this low-key guesthouse run by master artisan Eudovic. There are eight rooms, four with air-conditioning,…

  • Guy’s Guesthouse

    Southern Haiti

    There are invariably a few NGO workers staying at Guy’s, despite its being a bit seedy (eg condoms for sale in the lobby). Although some bathrooms are…

  • Hotel Florida

    Camagüey Province

    This two-story hotel, 2km west of the center of town, has 74 adequate rooms, some partially renovated. The entry drive is potholed, which sort of sets the…

  • Hotel Los Jardines

    North Coast

    The calm oasis vibe of the Hotel Los Jardines was somewhat spoiled by ongoing renovations when we visited, but when they're done this place will be back…

  • Aichel & Corrado

    Santiago de Cuba

    Owners at this 2nd and 3rd floor walk-up on the pedestrian street seem more interested in doing a brisk business than greeting guests. You might love the…

  • Le Recul

    Southern Haiti

    A peach-colored building off the main road just south of Camp-Perrin, this hotel is a good base for exploring the area's old irrigation canals and the…

  • Hotel Kevin

    Puerto Plata

    Only a block from the Parque Central and housed in a building with Victorian-era facade and structure, this is a good-value choice. The basic, colorful…

  • Heritage Hotel

    Antigua

    This city hotel in an unappealing concrete block opposite the cruise-ship pier is pretty much your only choice if you want to stay right in town. Rooms…

  • Villa Turística Punta Piedra

    Granma Province

    On the main road 5km west of Marea del Portillo and 11km east of Pilón, this small low-key resort, comprising 13 rooms in two single-story blocks,…

  • La Mathurine Hotel & Restaurant

    Southern Haiti

    With an up-close view of one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls, Saut Mathurine, as well as plentiful Prestige and a dance club, this has the…

  • Melbourne Inn

    Port of Spain

    In a great location, just steps from the buzz of Ariapita Ave, this budget inn is frayed around the edges but offers decent no-frills rooms, some with…

  • Motel el Rancho el Tesoro

    Isla de la Juventud

    Oh dear! This lackluster motel with a castellated frontage lies in a wooded area near the Río las Casas, 3km south of town. Inside, it's like a museum to…

  • Hôtel Le Rendez-Vous

    Southern Haiti

    Outside Jacmel opposite the airstrip, you’ll find this simple, friendly place. There are nine uncluttered rooms, an open-sided bar-restaurant, and lots of…

  • Hostal San Francisco de Asis

    Santo Domingo

    Despite chintzy bed linens and little natural light, the sparkling-clean rooms with flat-screen TVs at this modern multistory hotel can be recommended. A…

  • Caballo Blanco – Pepe

    Las Tunas

    With tiled floors, hotel-standard bathrooms and wall-mounted TVs, this lodging is sabotaged by the smells of fried food coming from its downstairs…

  • Hotel Las Tunas

    Las Tunas

    A last-gasp option: out-of-the-way location, austere rooms, dodgy restaurant and a wake-you-up-at-2am disco. Room TVs pick up HBO, and there's wi-fi –…

  • Pico Cuba Shelter

    Santiago de Cuba Province

    A rustic shelter on the hiking trail to Pico Turquino. There's a basic kitchen, wood-fired stove and plank beds without mattresses or, if those are taken,…

  • Lodge

    Bonaire

    Balinese teak furniture and statues lend an exotic air to this otherwise simple B&B near the center. A dozen clean but worn-out rooms face a small…

  • Samaná Spring Hotel

    Península de Samaná

    Basic but well-kept rooms with cable TV and hot water, close to the Malecón. The lack of light can be an issue.

  • L’Agence

    Cabarete

    Located in Plaza Ocean Dream, L’Agence can help you find a condo rental.

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