Best places to stay in Puerta Plata.

NanSanPedro

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Hi. I'm looking for some recommendations on where to stay in PP. It can be an AI or just a hotel. I've been to Punta Cana enough to want to see other spots. It will be for 3 or 4 adults, me being the only non-Haitian.

I have been twice, but not in 15 years, so those experiences don't count.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Rob
 

NY2STI

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I'm going to date myself and call this place "groovy". Lol. It's a budget hotel but very friendly, safe, clean, and a great location. Dominican owned and operated with a rotating cast that comes and goes throughout the day. I've stayed there 3 times and enjoyed each visit, but not since 2019. Pre-pandemic they had drinking water and coffee available in the lobby all day as a courtesy for guests. I tend to live, eat, and drink with locals whenever I travel so this place works for me. If your frame of reference is AI it may not be for you.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_R...Puerto_Plata_Province_Dominican_Republic.html
 
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Gadfly

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That’s a nice one, Hotel Kelvin, downtown pop yet quiet, no pool, central park nearby and malecon too!, also check out porto fino hotel in pop, has pool, restaurant, walk to beach, it’s my choice, for AI try Cofresí Palms west end of pop, beachfront, pools, bars, colmados in Cofresí nearby.
 
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irsav

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That’s a nice one, Hotel Kelvin, downtown pop yet quiet, no pool, central park nearby and malecon too!, also check out porto fino hotel in pop, has pool, restaurant, walk to beach, it’s my choice, for AI try Cofresí Palms west end of pop, beachfront, pools, bars, colmados in Cofresí nearby.
What beach? The one near the Police station? It is not a nice beach. Or you mean Playa Dorada? 3 miles walk. I did it many times. But I am athletic. Not for an average person. And in one place you must cross a rather dirty small river from the barrio.
But Portofino is in a comfortable close distance from Crystal.
 

Gadfly

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What beach? The one near the Police station? It is not a nice beach. Or you mean Playa Dorada? 3 miles walk. I did it many times. But I am athletic. Not for an average person. And in one place you must cross a rather dirty small river from the barrio.
But Portofino is in a comfortable close distance from Crystal.
From portofino walk towards coast & in 3 minutes there’s a nice sandy beach w/bar. I think it’s called longbeach. There’s a few casetas & playas along the malecon in pop
 

irsav

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From portofino walk towards coast & in 3 minutes there’s a nice sandy beach w/bar. I think it’s called longbeach. There’s a few casetas & playas along the malecon in pop
I see you have never tried to swim in it. I did. Not pretty at all. Playa Dorada is the nearest true beach. Or Barba Negra - also in a few steps from a pretty beach.
 

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Sorry! I did not mean to hurt your feelings, man!
I did not know about John!!!
I was the one who finished the remodeling, designed the Jacuzzi, opened Blackbeards, and was the first Manager for over a year. You could say I knew John very well. I also hired Martha as the finance person who still runs it to this day.
 
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irsav

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I was the one who finished the remodeling, designed the Jacuzzi, opened Blackbeards, and was the first Manager for over a year. You could say I knew John very well. I also hired Martha as the finance person who still runs it to this day.
Thank you from all of us for your wonderful job!
Now we need it in Boca Chica too!
 

NanSanPedro

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I was the one who finished the remodeling, designed the Jacuzzi, opened Blackbeards, and was the first Manager for over a year. You could say I knew John very well. I also hired Martha as the finance person who still runs it to this day.

JD, I've lost track, which hotel are you talking about?