Arrived in Santiago for our outbound plane to Orlando the next day and stayed in the Hotel Colonial Deluxe next to Hotel Colonial (same owners) in the old section of Santiago. For $35 USD we had a secure double smallish room with AC, cable, fridge, double bed, writing desk & chair and a large bath w/hot water. Breakfast included. No lift, though. No problem as staff carried our bags up to the second floor room. On a street with modestly priced eateries and walking distance to Rio Yaque del Norte. Six blocks (on Av. Espana) to the Serena Super Mercado. Airport taxi picked us up in the morning with the driver coming to our rooms for the bags and taking us to Cibao International Airport.