Ratings based on 1,030 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 22, 2017
My 3rd time staying here and it's a fine place to stay. I all ways rent a car and go off with the locals......
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NY

Just Average

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Pros: pool and beach were clean
Cons: Customer service at the check in and check out. They were almost disrespectful of their guests, long wait lines to ask questions.
Location: The surrounding towns are not places where you should adventure without a guide or on a tour.
Upon check in, we were relocated to another resort for 1 night because Be Live -Marien had over booked their hotel. This was disappointing, they provided transport to and from the other facilities but the comps they offered were underwhelming. Overall resort experience was good, pool was large and beach was clean. The entertainment staff were wonderful. The room was average, booking at this resort for their restaurants takes place on a Mon- Sunday schedule, meaning if you arrive on friday the likely hood of getting a reservation at a decent hour through Sunday would be impossible. tip: tip the cleaning team for extra water bottles.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from TEXAS

Nice room on beach front.

Posted Feb 20, 2017
Cons: Better attention for Hispanic people.
Location: Close to everything. About 15 min from the airport.
Good service but as a Hispanic I felt discrimination. And is not employees fault. I been noticing is like that on any resort or hotel on DR. Is the locals in the country most of them go in there and treat the employees bad and not even tip them. But other than that it was a nice stay!!!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Jacksonville Fl

Rude staff.

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Customer service staff was very rude I invited a guest to spend time with me which was my girlfriend they assume that I had a prostitute with me very offensive ... they continue to interrogate me about our relationship I will never stay at this hotel resort ever in life and I will definitely tell everyone that I know not to do with this particular Hotel. I blame Expedia I told the booking agent that a friend would be joining me he said to pay for an extra person at the hotel that was not the truth Expedia lie to me so therefore I will not deal with Expedia ever again also
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Drums, PA

Disappointing Stay

Posted Feb 15, 2017
Pros: The shows on the property were good.
Cons: Facilities, better service, food.
Location: Swimming with dolphins at Ocean World, safari, sorkling.
We have stayed previously to this stay at Be Live Canoa and it was absolutely beautiful and amazing. Friendly staff, clean rooms, etc. We had VERY high hopes for Be Live Marien, expecting very similar outcomes. Unfortunately, we were rather disappointed. Right off the bat, they switched our reservation. We reserved for a king bed suite with an ocean view, got switched to a normal 2 double bed room with a view on a swampy river. It was not exactly the nicest sight. Secondly, the room wasn't all too clean, hotel facilities were...not exactly clean. Overall, the experience was alright, but I will most likely not come back to this Be Live location. Canoa? Absolutely!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from canada

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Location to beach
Cons: The daily availability of towels should be improved. They were removed in the morning and returned late in afternoon, sometimes too late for a shower
Location: Location to beach was excellent.
The hotel was close to the beach and everything was very close by. Would have liked bar service around the pool and at the bars instead of always having to go get it. Room cleaning was a little slow. Towels were removed in the morning and returned late in the afternoon, sometime too late to have a shower after a day at the beach. Otherwise food was ok, the resort was kept very clean and the staff was great.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Philadelphia

Bed selection of food

Posted Jan 31, 2017
The hotel is nice and clean the staff was very friendly but they don't have a clue about the food selection ever restaurant i whent to i said i don't eat meat and they gave me soup with meat in i said i don't eat pork and the don't have mo turkey products. ...and very little beef products......
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New York

OK stay

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Pros: grounds lobby bar pools and beach
Cons: all rooms need to be updated and wifi connection needs to be better
Location: casino and Malecon for dive bars in the area
This was my 2nd time at Be live, I went in April of 2016 on a Girlfriend's Getaway and I liked the Brazilian Restaurant so much I decided to come back for my bday, our stay was just ok the room was not an updated room like we had in April. Grounds are nice, Wifi connection is horrible unless you connect at Vinoteca wine bar or at the Casino. Overall we just had an ok stay. Probably won't visit again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to beach with good amenities.

Posted Jan 17, 2017
Experience was good....the actual beach could use some cleaning.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 17, 2017
I have had so many dreams of all those Pretty Pictures, Magical Movies, Fun-Seeker-Friends Telling Their Stories....Touching all of those Spectacular Advertisement Brochures with my wishful eyes.....Yes, I have always dreamt of all of that Glory of the Sun-Sand-Sea of Columbus's 1st Choice for a Landing Site......and I have always hoped that 1 day would pray in the Beautiful Blue of the Caribbean Sky & Play in the Beautiful Blue of the Caribbean Ocean ..... and then I just woke up at The Marien....and realized that All of My Dreams Had Finally Come True...