Cartagena hotels

Cartagena hotels

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Low season May
High season April
  Average price (weeknight): R1 139
  Average price (weekend night): R1 081

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Top tips for finding the perfect Cartagena hotel

If you’re visiting Cartagena for the first time, you must stay in the Old Town area, which is surrounded by a centuries-old wall and boasts some of the most well-preserved examples of colonial architecture in South America. There are literally dozens of hotels in Cartagena’s Old Town to choose from, from the most high-end ones like Hotel Amarla to the more affordable such as Hotel Boutique Casa Heredia.
The Manga neighborhood is a more secluded part of the city, making it great for couples or families. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe, but still a 15-minute drive from the Old Town. Accommodation is also much cheaper there, including Hotel Castel Cartagena.
Travelers looking to experience the bustling art and music scene of Cartagena, as well as its nightlife, should stay in the neighborhood of Getsemani, just outside the old walled city. Allure Chocolat, Hotel Casa Lola, and Hotel Casa Pizarro are all excellent and within walking distance to several bars and restaurants in the area, as well as to Old Town.
San Diego neighborhood is still inside the walled city but way less crowded than Old Town. The Plaza de San Diego is always alive with street performers, and boasts a variety of great restaurants. Right next to the square you’ll find the luxury hotel Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, or for a cheaper stay, try Casa de Los Reyes.
Bocagrande is Cartagena’s answer to Miami. The strip of skyscrapers in this neighborhood is far less charming than Old Town, but great for families, shoppers, and people looking for a luxurious time. Hotel Cartagena Plaza and Hotel Capilla Del Mar are both by the beach and offer stunning seaside views.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Cartagena

How much is a cheap hotel in Cartagena?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Cartagena for as cheap as R454 in the last 3 days. The average price is R1 650.
How much is a hotel in Cartagena for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Cartagena hotels for tonight for as low as R112. Users have also found 3-star hotels from R135 and 4-star hotels from R225.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
What are the closest hotels to the airport?
If for any reason you need to say as close to Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Nuñez as possible, you have a few options. Varanasi Hotel Boutique and Velik Ocean hotel are both right next to the airport and close to Marbella beach if you fancy a quick Caribbean dip.
What are the recommended places for budget travelers?
Budget travelers need not to worry as Cartagena is filled with great hostels across all the main neighborhoods for those travelling on a shoestring. The following options are all central and affordable, feature a pool and good common areas to meet fellow travelers, plus free breakfast: Hostal Boutique Casa Escallon and Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (Old Town), and Media Luna Hostel (Getsemani).
Which hotels have the best pools in Cartagena?
Cartagena has a warm, tropical climate all year round, and for many travelers, a pool is crucial when choosing their accommodation. Some hotels in Cartagena really mastered the art of terrace pools offering views of the city, including Allure by Chocolat, Bastión Luxury Hotel and Movich Hotel.
Can I arrange a day tour to Isla Baru upon arrival?
Many hotels in Cartagena are happy to arrange day tours for you to the Caribbean pearls, Playa Blanca and Isla Baru. Backpacker hostels often organize group tours, which is great to hop along if you’re traveling alone and looking to meet new people.

Where to stay in Cartagena?

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Best Cartagena hotels

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Hotel Casa San Agustin - Cartagena - Building
9,5 Excellent (279 reviews)
R6 449+
Alfiz Hotel Boutique - Cartagena - Building
9,4 Excellent (267 reviews)
R2 190+
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena - Cartagena - Bedroom
9,3 Excellent (3 304 reviews)
R5 187+
Hotel Casa Lola Deluxe Gallery - Cartagena - Pool
9,1 Excellent (858 reviews)
R2 464+
Hotel Casa la Fe - Cartagena - Bedroom
9,1 Excellent (428 reviews)
R2 129+
Casa Canabal Hotel Boutique - Cartagena - Bedroom
9,1 Excellent (290 reviews)
R2 373+
Hilton Cartagena Hotel - Cartagena - Building
9,0 Excellent (4 159 reviews)
R2 099+
Hotel Caribe By Faranda - Cartagena - Building
9,0 Excellent (3 778 reviews)
R2 205+
Hotel Capilla Del Mar - Cartagena - Building
9,0 Excellent (2 623 reviews)
R1 932+
La Passion Hotel - Cartagena - Building
9,0 Excellent (426 reviews)
R2 829+
Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique - Cartagena - Building
9,0 Excellent (278 reviews)
R2 586+
Hotel Almirante Cartagena - Colombia - Cartagena - Building
8,9 Excellent (3 803 reviews)
R1 825+
Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion - Cartagena - Building
8,9 Excellent (2 282 reviews)
R1 932+
Hotel Dann Cartagena - Cartagena - Pool
8,9 Excellent (2 238 reviews)
R1 673+
Hotel Dorado Plaza - Cartagena - Building
8,9 Excellent (1 734 reviews)
R1 156+
Hotel San Martin - Cartagena - Building
8,9 Excellent (1 192 reviews)

Best Cartagena hotels near Puerta del Reloj

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Charleston Santa Teresa Cartagena - Cartagena - Building
9,3 Excellent (1 221 reviews)
R4 548+
Casa Pestagua Relais Châteaux - Cartagena - Bedroom
9,3 Excellent (393 reviews)
R4 654+
Ananda Hotel Boutique - Cartagena - Building
9,0 Excellent (405 reviews)
R3 955+