Hotel Las Magnolias

Hotel in Barahona

This 15-room hotel wins a star for its hands-on, friendly owner and equally simpatico staff, who make sure the place runs smoothly. Rooms are simple, and bathrooms need a bit of renovating, but it's a comfortable spot with slightly more personality than average. There's wi-fi in the lobby and nearby rooms 1 and 2.

There's free coffee (unsweetened, and made with an Italian Moka!) and water. If you're driving, note that a nearby radio tower kills electronic key fobs.