With beautiful gardens and traditional courtyards and fountains, the Casa Santo Domingo is an oasis in the heart of Antigua. A former 16th century monastery, the hotel is about a 10-minute walk from Antigua's main plaza. The spacious guest rooms have private baths and many rooms have in-room fireplaces. The public rooms, including a small museum on the premises, feature a collection of colonial objects and the works of local artists. The hotel has appeared on Travel & Leisure's “World's Best Hotels” list.