Our History The tale of Sutton Place Hotel dates back to the nineteenth century when it was first built as a residence for one of Dominica's local families. It was later sold to the Harris family, also Dominican, who later converted their home into a guesthouse as far back as the 1960s. In fact, many locals fondly remember Sutton Guesthouse and "Mother Harris", Sutton's matriarch and caretaker. In 1979, Hurricane David wreaked unbearable devastation upon the island and the guesthouse was destroyed.
Today, built upon the remains of the original structure, Sutton Place Hotel was rebuilt in traditional Caribbean style, and the Harris family continues the Sutton near-century old tradition - comfortable elegance with warm Dominican hospitality. The cellar, which now houses the bar, is the only part of the original structure that has remained fully intact.
Back in the early days Dominica's merchants used it to store their rums, spices, exotic cloths and the myriad of other goods shipped in from all corners of the globe. The stonework throughout the bar is the original stonework that was laid down over one century ago.... even the old cellar hatch door, stone steps and stone arches remain!