I only stayed in Dong Hoi one night, on the way from Danang to Hanoi, and the place was more than fine for my purpose. It feels like a nicer hotel that is sort of on the downward slide, kind of worn, but for the price it was good and there's really nothing wrong with the place. My room was very large with a view out toward the water, and everything worked to my satisfaction. The breakfast was typical and adequate, and the staff met my needs. The hotel is a little south of what seems to be the center of the city and just south of the citadel, and I was able to walk around and see some sights and grab dinner from that location. There are restaurants and other things in the immediate area as well. A good experience, no complaints, especially for the money.