눉Although no fault of the hotel, the electricity supply in the Zona Colonial is spotty and frequently went out during the night. The hotel has a generator, but we had to restart the AC in the middle of the night a few times after the generator kicked on. Wifi doesn't necessarily reach all the rooms, but it is available in the lobby and the lounge on the 2nd floor. Cold showers, although I don't expect hot water when traveling (and honestly you're better off without considering the climate).
눇I stayed here with a friend for 3 nights before we headed out of Sto Domingo on the Caribe Tours route to Haiti. The location is really convenient and walkable to pretty much all of the Zona Colonial, and cabs to get to other parts of town are easily hired in the Parque Independencia at any time. Fair warning, the hotel is clean and comfortable, but not a resort-type hotel, and the Zona Colonial in Sto Domingo isn't as well kept as other Latin cities I've visited, but that's part of the charm and it's a more authentic experience. It's not completely full-service but it's a good base for exploring the city. There is a nice balcony and lounge on the 2nd floor that overlook the street. We didn't get a chance to visit the bar on the 2nd floor or the gay club across the street since we didn't stay over a weekend, but they would have been convenient. The only problem that we had was that Booking and the hotel simultaneously charged the deposit to my card at the same time, however Gil (the owner) offered to take care of the problem immediately, and I ended up choosing to take a room credit. Since the room credit was greater than the price of the stay, we got a refund in cash (in pesos, which was handy). Juan, who worked nights and mornings, was very friendly. Both speak fluent English. The hotel is walkable to the Caribe Tours bus station or a $6 cab, and about a $40 cab from Las Americas. You really can't beat the price; we spent $30 each a night.