Los Pinos Street Entrance

Los Pinos Street Entrance

The Los Pinos Hotel (or Residence Los Pinos) is one of the many hotels located right across the street from the Las Terrenas beach located about 45 minutes from the city of Samana and on the North East coast of the Dominican Republic. This is a small 2 story hotel with an adjoining restaurant and bar (Churrascaria Norcineria Steak House). Also during peak season they open up a lounge area right on the edge of the beach across from the Hotel / Restaurant. The hotel is about a 5 minute easy walk to the center of town where you will find an outdoor plaza with shops and other places to eat like the Boulangeris Francaise (our favorite breakfast place in Las Terrenas).

The Hotel was clean, and had a friendly staff. There was hot water in the morning and evening, but it was mostly cool during the day when they were doing laundry any hot water at all seems to be a bonus in the DR. There is a nice garden sitting area in front of the Hotel providing a nice area to relax when you are not on the beach. If you are coming with a vehicle, they have a secured parking area, which is also a good place to stow your Quad (4 wheeled motorcycle) should you choose to rent one to get around with while you are here.

Beach View
While it was right across the street from the beach, the view is mostly blocked by trees, especially if you are on the lower floor. Our room was on the lower floor directly behind the kitchen of the restaurant. There were no windows other than the door area looking out at the back of the kitchen (about 6 feet from our porch). As you can guess I will not be able to recommend this hotel if you are looking for a romantic vista from your room, although I would imagine the upper rooms have a little more view.

Hotel Prices
We got our reservations online before we got there at www.dominicantravelnetwork.com. Reserving the rooms online gave us a substantial discount; we paid $37.50 USD per night for the room. Another couple got there at the same time we did but without reservations, they were offered a room for $85.00 USD, it is possible that this would have been for one of the rooms on the upper floor.

The Staff
Check in was quick and easy, and the staff was friendly to work with. No One spoke English, so it will help if you know some Spanish.

Would we go there again?
Hard to say. The price was good, but it would have been nicer to have a little better view. Although for us the view would likely not be the main deciding factor. We have a tendency to be out and about for the whole day, only stopping at the hotel to rest and this hotel worked very well for that.

It was off the street enough to be relatively quiet and had everything we needed including a small color TV to watch a few minutes before bed.

It was well located next to the beach and near any of the other parts of town we might want to see. Many of the other motels on the strip were rather isolated and a distance from town.

Los Pinos Hotel (or Residence Los Pinos)
Calle 27 de Febrero
Las Terrenas – Samana
Cell – 809-803-6794
Tel/Fax – 809-240-6168