At this time I am interested in returning to Santo Domingo, DR but am at a loss as to where to stay. When I was there some 11 years ago, the group stayed in the Colonial Zona at the Hotel Caribe. It had an open door policy as long as your guest left his identification at the desk. To date I know of the Hotel D... and Adams Suite. In reading reviews at www.TripAdvisor.com about the latter facility and viewing pics, I am having second and third thoughts about booking there. Do any of you fellow travelers have other options regarding lodging in Santo Domingo, preferable the Colonial ZONA where we can receive locals easily?