Where to Stay in Cartagena: Beach, Boutique & Cartagena Old City Hotels

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Search for where to stay in Cartagena Colombia and you’ll find a wide array of options and areas. There are plenty of great Cartagena old city hotels, as well as boutique hotels, hostels and luxury hotels on the beach. But choosing where to stay in Cartagena will depend on what you want out of your time here. Interested in being in the historic colonial part of town? Or would you rather be in the hippest district? Perhaps you’d rather be near Cartagena Colombia beaches and islands? In this post, we’ll cover the best Cartagena neighborhoods for all of these tastes. Let us help you choose where to stay in Cartagena Colombia. Here are our tips on Cartagena old city hotels, as well as Cartagena boutique hotels, hostels, Cartagena hotels near the beach, and more.

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Where to Stay in Cartagena Colombia

We love exploring Colombia, and Cartagena is still the most popular Colombian city for travelers. It has something for everyone. There is history, amazing food, adventure sports, and more than a few opportunities to dance all night. But if you’re asking yourself “Where to stay in Cartagena?” here’s some good news. There are lots of great hotels in Cartagena Colombia. From sleek, modern high-rises to refurbished colonial-era homes, there is a Cartagena hotel for you and yours. The list we’ve compiled below includes sleek Cartagena hotels on the beach as well as charming boutique hotels in Cartagena’s walled city…a UNESCO heritage site.

All of the hotels in Cartagena mentioned here are great for just about any type of traveler. It all depends on your price range. I’ve tried to provide everything from luxury hotels to budget hotels in Cartagena. As a traveling family, I only recommend Cartagena hotels that accommodate children. With this in mind, all our best Cartagena hotel picks have family rooms or can add beds, cribs or cots to accommodate children. Some already have a reputation as the best family hotels in Cartagena. Others are simply great Cartagena hotels that work with kids.

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Top Picks — Our Top 7 Cartagena Hotels

Looking for something specific? Or just want to cut straight to the very best? Well, here you go. We have a lot to say about where to stay in Cartagena Colombia, but here are our top picks, by genre. This list was actually harder to choose than I thought. So check this space every so often as my rankings may change by the time I update this post next. Do you agree with these choices?

Best Cartagena Old City Hotels

Tcherassi Hotel + Spa: This 18th-century mansion was converted into one of the most stylish Cartagena old city hotels by Silvia Tcherassi, the Colombian-born fashion designer now based in Miami. One of the best examples of modern-meets-colonial décor. Great rooms, service & location. More info in the “Best Cartagena Old City Hotels” section below.

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Best Cartagena Hotel on the Beach

Hyatt Regency Cartagena: One of the hardest to choose as there are so many great Cartagena hotels on the beach. The Hyatt eeked out a win thanks to the impressive, spacious rooms. Plenty of storage space and floor-length windows. The service and design you’d expect. 

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Best Cartagena Boutique Hotel

Allure Chocolat Hotel By Karisma: Rooms here are simple and spare but well thought out and spotless. Great rooftop pool, and one of the best locations in Cartagena: west of the hipper-than-thou Getsemani neighborhood.

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Best Luxury Hotel in Cartagena/Best Cartagena Resort

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena: An incredible property built into a restored 17th-century convent. Expect exquisite rooms and one of the best locations in the San Diego neighborhood. Butler service, gourmet restaurants, and the service you’d expect from one of the best luxury hotels in Colombia. Where to stay in Cartagena to spoil yourself.

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Best Cartagena Hotel Near the Airport

Hotel Las Americas & Las Americas Torre Del Mar: These are easily some of the best Cartagena hotels on the beach as well, but here you also have the benefit of being less than 10 minutes from the airport. Top-notch food, a wide variety of pools, lots of activities and easy access to and from your flight. Where to stay in Cartagena the days before or after travel days.

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St. Patrick Hostel: We stayed here the night before our flight back to Mexico City. After a few nights at the Radisson on the beach, we weren’t expecting much, but it was clean, simple and the people were friendly and helpful. Also where to stay in Cartagena near the airport on a budget.

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Cartagena Neighborhoods: Best Areas Stay in Cartagena

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Before we run through our Cartagena hotel recommendations, let’s step back and discuss the best areas in Cartagena to stay in. Each of these Cartagena neighborhoods has its advantages and drawbacks. With that in mind, think about what you want to do in Cartagena before you decide where to stay.

Old Town: The Walled City & San Diego

Most people visiting Cartagena come for the UNESCO-acknowledged “walled city,” with its fort and colonial buildings. This is the most charming area of the Cartagena. It’s also home to many of the best Cartagena restaurants, historic sites, and other Cartagena attractions. This is where to stay in Cartagena if you want to step directly into the most magical part of town.

But there’s a catch. Cartagena old city hotels run smaller because space is a premium. It’s an active part of town, too, and you may hear people of the clip-clop of horse hooves through the windows. Rooftop pools are common, but small and shallow. The walled city has old infrastructure, as well, and so even some of the best Cartagena old city hotels have bad water pressure.

Getsemani & Manga

The Getsemani neighborhood is outside the walled city and where to find the hip cafes and street art. This is where to stay in Cartagena if you want nightlife and great people watching after dark. Just keep in mind that Getsemani is also one of the noisiest parts of town at night and has a few dodgy streets, but they’re easy to see and avoid. Some of the best hotels in Getsemani mentioned here are on side roads with less street noise, but not all of them. Want somewhere quieter? The Manga neighborhood to the southeast is more residential and only a short walk away.

La Boquilla

If you’re looking for Cartagena hotels on the beach, then La Boquilla is a good option. This strip of sand is just north of town and very close to the airport so you can get to/from your terminal in only a few minutes. If you plan to do kitesurfing, then this is where to stay in Cartagena, as many of the schools are a short walk from the beach hotels.

Bocagrande & Castillogrande

This strip of sand south of the old city is the most modern and developed neighborhoods in Colombia. This is where you’ll find high-rises and residential communities of local middle and upper-class locals. All the creature comforts are here as well: shopping centers, supermarkets, and chain restaurants. Also some of the most popular beaches in Cartagena.

Cartagena Hotels in Walled City & San Diego

Cartagena hotels in walled city

This is one of the most beautiful and historic parts of the country, and Cartagena old city hotels have a charm that you don’t see anywhere else. Any Cartagena vacation will take you to the walled city. Is this where you would stay?

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena

Out of all the Cartagena luxury hotels and Cartagena resorts, few compare to this. Built into a 17th-century convent, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara once served as a prison, orphanage, and hospital before being converted into one of the best luxury hotels in Cartagena in the mid-‘90s. You could spend an entire day just wandering the grounds of this colonial marvel. Rooms are large and luxurious, with special touches such as high-end toiletries, a pillow menu, and plenty of power outlets per room. Junior suites have two bathrooms, which are super convenient when traveling with kids. They may have the best pool of any Cartagena old city hotels. However, at last check, it still closes at 8 pm. Way too early in my opinion, especially in a late-night culture like Colombia’s. Fantastic breakfasts and two gourmet restaurants on site.

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Hotel Casa San Agustin

One of the most beautiful Cartagena old city hotels. Hotel Casa San Agustin is built into three colonial homes from the 17th and 18th century. Great care has gone into retaining much of the original construction and design. Rooms are large, lush and full of authentic Colombian charm. Beds are soft and come with a selection of pillows. The in-house restaurant “Alma” is a destination in and of itself. The pool is small but immaculate and sunny. Excursions and additional services are expensive, but what you might expect from a luxury hotel in Cartagena. That said, this is where to stay in Cartagena for the full authentic colonial-chic experience. Bicycles and babysitting services available.

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Tcherassi Hotel + Spa

Small, stylish and intimate, this is one of the best luxury hotels in Cartagena’s old town. The Tcherassi is built into a restored 250-year-old colonial mansion and has wide floor plans and a rooftop pool. The breakfast is great and food in the in-house restaurant is well-prepared and presented. Its place in the San Diego neighborhood gives you easy access to the best parts of the old town. And it’s within a few minutes walk from some of Cartagena’s best ceviche restaurants.

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Bovedas De Santa Clara Hotel Boutique

This Cartagena boutique hotel has great suites for families and groups. Rooms are spacious, bright and modern. Some are 2-stories, which is always a hit with kids having their own space. Great showers and water pressure. Bovedas De Santa Clara Hotel Boutique is on the northern end of the San Diego neighborhood, which puts you a block from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s home. The northern end of San Diego faces out to the Caribbean and can get strong wind. Guests have access to the pool and many of the facilities of the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara (mentioned above), which is about 200 meters away.

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Sophia Hotel

One of the best boutique hotels in Cartagena. The Sophia has large colonial-style rooms with high ceilings and earthy wooden finishes. Beds are large and softer than the usual Cartagena hotel beds. Bathrooms have nice extras, such as thick, fluffy towels and name-brand toiletries from Le Labo and Loto del Sur. The rooftop pool has excellent views of the walled city and a great place to cool off in mid-afternoon heat. You’re in the southern part of the old town here, overlooking the Plaza de la Aduana. A location like this gives you easy access to the clocktower and the Parroquia San Pedro Claver. Getsemani is a 15-minute walk away. Wifi is decent but seems stronger at the pool and the restaurant.

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Hotel Cartagena Royal Inn

Decent mid-range Cartagena hotel in the old city close to San Diego. Easy access to all the old city, as well as a supermarket (Exito), an ATM and restaurants. Rooms are clean but starting to show some wear. Most rooms have small balconies which are a nice spot for people-watching on the shopping street below. Limited windows mean less sunlight and also less street noise. Rooftop Jacuzzi a great place to watch the sunset. Breakfast included, but you must order the night before and not always served on time. Order earlier if you have an early start.

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Casa India Catalina

Smack in the center of the old town, this is where to stay in Cartagena to be equidistant from San Diego and the Getsemani neighborhoods. Casa India Catalina is another great Cartagena boutique hotel, with a nice mix of vintage and modern elements. Breakfast includes eggs, fruit, and pastries. There is no elevator. Quite common for boutique hotels in Cartagena walled city, but there are helpful staff and an elevator for baggage, so you won’t need to carry it up. Water pressure is weak. So is wifi in select spots, but manageable.

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Soy Local Centro Histórico

Recently renovated, this is less a Cartagena hotel and more like an apartment rental. Soy Local Centro Histórico has a variety of room sizes and capacities: from studio apartments to split-levels that can sleep six. Most come with one or two double beds and a sofa bed. Space can be tight when the sofabed is out. Breakfast is brought to your apartment and may arrive 20 minutes earlier or later than you’d like it. The rooftop pool is small and shallow but ideal for little kids or anyone who needs to cool off in the afternoon. Located near the clocktower, you’re ideally positioned to walk through the walled city or on to Getsemani.

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Casa Calamari

One of the best hostels in Cartagena old town. Simple rooms are inexpensive and air-conditioned and some have a mini-fridge, but not much else in terms of amenities. Don’t expect an elevator or hot water, but to be honest we didn’t want hot water during our time in this weather. Breakfast is included and served at a nearby café. Where to stay in Cartagena if you’re on a budget and not a light sleeper (significant street noise from Thursday through the weekend).

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Getsemani & Manga

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Getsemani is where to stay in Cartagena for the artsier side of the city. Graffiti, nightlife, and hip cafes are found all around, and the squares fill with revelers and onlookers at night. Nearby Manga is where to stay in Cartagena if you want to be close to the action but still in a residential neighborhood. 

Allure Chocolat by Karisma

This is one of the most popular Cartagena hotels in Getsemani and our pick for best Cartegena boutique hotel. From here you’re seconds from the convention center and a short walk from both the walled city and the heart of the Getsemani neighborhood. Rooms run small and Spartan but are kept immaculately clean. We prefer the sea view rooms to the city view for less street noise and more fresh air off the water. The onsite restaurant (The Red Knife) is where to eat in Cartagena for carnivores. No family rooms but space is big enough for one or two small children.

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Hotel Casa Lola

Another beautiful Cartagena boutique hotel with lovely gardens. Water features throughout the property give it a natural and relaxing feel. The eccentric layout may be a challenge for toddlers or anyone with mobility problems. Tiles are loose, and some floors aren’t level or change incrementally. Rooms are large, high-ceilinged and stylish with lots of stone, wicker and wrought iron. They can be somewhat dark as there is less window space than the typical hotels in Cartagena. The split-level suites are my favorites, but many face the street side and get some noise from Getsemani. Some of the steps are a little creaky, which could wake kids or light sleepers. 

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Hotel San Felipe Plaza

Located in the northern part of Getsemani, the Hotel San Felipe Plaza is where to stay in Cartagena if you want easy close access to Centenario Park, home to local wildlife like monkeys, iguanas, and at least one sloth. Walk another two minutes and you’re in the walled city, with Getsemani to the south. There is no hot water at Hotel San Felipe Plaza. If that’s a deal-breaker, then move on to the rest of the best Cartagena hotels listed here. The hotel does have aircon and wifi, although recent reports on its strength vary. Still one of the best value hotels in Cartagena for location. Breakfast included.

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Hostal Casa Mara

Another Cartagena boutique hotel built into a refurbished old home with ten rooms. The lovely inner courtyard and pool area are where breakfast is served. The rooms are spare and the furniture is worn but functional. All the action of Getsemani is close by. In fact, some of our favorite places to eat in Cartagena (Beer & Laundry on the low end, Restaurante Celele by Proyecto Caribe Lab on the high end) are minutes away. The roof terrace is nice but could use some more furniture.

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Hotel La Magdalena

One of the best budget hotels in Cartagena’s Getsemani district, the Hotel La Magdalena is a few blocks from Centenario Park and the heart of old town. Many of the rooms are windowless, but the triple and quadruple rooms have AC and fans. Very clean and have daily housekeeping services. Hot water and water pressure not great. Friendly French Bulldogs hang out in the lobby.

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Hostal Casa de las Americas

Cute little family-run Cartagena hostel on a side road at the edge of Getsemani, which means you’re close to the action without all the noise. Rooms are small and simple but have working AC and fans. The bathrooms are small enough to make tall people reconsider. You’re essentially staying in someone’s house, which also means you have to knock to get in. The couple who run Hostal Casa de las Americas are very welcoming and offer coffee and bottled water to guests. Beer and Laundry is right around the corner when you need clothes washed.

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Bahia 79 Apartasuites

This is where to stay in Cartagena if you want big beds and a quieter neighborhood. Bahia 79 Apartasuites are located in Manga, the neighborhood southeast of Getsemani. It’s just a short walk over a bridge to the heart of Cartagena’s hippest area, but here you’re in a leafy residential district close to a supermarket, pharmacy and more. Some of the suites can push together multiple beds for a huge sleeping surface. This is great for families who prefer co-sleeping with the kiddos…or anyone who like a big bed, really. The pool is small but clean and funky with graffiti above it. Hot water and Netflix are nice bonuses.

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La Boquilla

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Located north of town, La Boquilla is where to stay in Cartagena if you want the beach and kitesurfing lessons. La Boquilla hotels are also quieter and more modern than in Getsemani or the old city, but they’re a little removed from town. Either way, it’s a short taxi ride to town, and the airport is only 10 minutes away. 

Hotel Las Americas Casa de Playa

Easily one of the best luxury hotels in Cartagena on the beach. Hotel Las Americas Casa de Playa is where to stay in Cartagena with kids, as they have some of the best pools for family fun. They’re also right on the beach. Yet with a kids club, such nice pools (with slides and more) and a putt-putt course, you may never step foot into the Caribbean. Having said that, couples should keep noise into consideration. If kids playing and tour group chatter bothers you, then it may affect the romance a bit. Lots of activities for all ages, though. Also, the added benefit of being a great Cartagena airport hotel, since you’re only 5-10 minutes away by car.

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Las Americas Torre Del Mar

Next door to Hotel Las Americas Casa de Playa mentioned above, the Las Americas Torre Del Mar is a true 5-star Cartagena Hotel. There are five different swimming pools and multiple restaurants to choose from. The head chef at restaurant Erre earned his two Michelin stars in Madrid. Adults will enjoy the view from the 10th-floor infinity pool and bar, which is only for 18 years and up. The other pools are for everyone but check opening/closing times. Breakfast buffet service is great and the five restaurants serve possibly the widest variety of food in any Cartagena beach hotels. Pizza, burgers, seafood, traditional Colombian food, and more. This is where to stay in Cartagena if you want luxury accommodations and easy access to both the beach and the airport, which is a 5-minute drive away.

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Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion Hotel

We stayed here during our last Cartagena visit and really enjoyed it. If you plan to take kite surfing lessons (as we did), then this is where to stay in Cartagena as many of the schools are a few minutes on foot to the beach. Our suite was clean and bright with a great view of the pool and beach beyond it. The breakfast buffet varies daily but kept standards like fresh-cut fruits and eggs made to order. The front desk was accommodating to several requests, including storing our luggage while we went exploring on our last day.

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Bocagrande

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With high-rises and shopping malls, Bocagrande also has some of the best Cartagena hotels on the beach. But here it’s more developed.

Hyatt Regency Cartagena

One of the highest-ranked Cartagena luxury hotels, the Hyatt Regency is a relative newcomer to the Cartagena hotel scene. This is where to stay in Cartagena if you like new facilities (it opened in 2016). They also have a wide variety of bedding options and an excellent location near the old city. There’s a shopping mall (with ATMs) basically next door. There are several pools, but at the time of writing the “Adult Pool” was not adequately marked as such. Many room styles have a choice of “Ocean View” or “Bay View.” The Ocean View is great for sunsets, but the Bay view to the east is more dynamic all around. The east side has the lights of the city at night and a small Naval base with ships and the occasional submarine within view during the day.

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Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel 

Another great Cartagena beach hotel. Rooms are spacious and have fantastic views of the Caribbean. The corner rooms especially. This is a high-rise hotel — the lobby is on the 15th floor and the pool is on the 12th —so you can imagine the views from the panorama windows. Surprisingly, no coffee machines in the rooms, though. The pool is long and shallow and capable of decent laps…that is if no one else does them at the same time. The gym is good. As for location, you’re 20 minutes on foot to the old town, but if it’s too hot take a cab in 5. A shopping center and supermarket are down the street for snacks, drinks, and sundries.

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Holiday Inn Express – Cartagena Bocagrande

There’s a lot going for this Cartagena Hotel. The service and design you’d expect from a Holiday Inn, with breakfast included. It’s in a nice spot on Bocagrande. It’s not on a beach, but the sand is a short walk away and a taxi into the old town takes five minutes. Rooms are fairly big with strong aircon, and you’ll need it because it’s hot and the windows in most rooms don’t open. Beds can be added and there are two pillow types. Bathrooms are large with good hot showers and strong water pressure. The rooftop pool is nice and has a great view, but food services are limited there.

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Oceanfront Palmetto Elliptic

Nice Cartagena apartment rentals in the center of Bocagrande with balconies overlooking the beach. You have a kitchen, fridge, and washer at your disposal, with a supermarket and restaurants a short walk away. Pool and Jacuzzi available in the building as well. FYI: The management expects to be paid in cash. Inconvenient, but there are half a dozen ATMs within two blocks.

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Travelers Suites Orange Cartagena

Spacious apartment rentals near the end of Castillo Grande (the southern end of Boca Grande). Breakfast is included in most rates, but you have a decent kitchen in each unit. The large balconies are a great place to watch the cruise ships float by, and only a block away from the beach. Restaurants and markets nearby. There’s a pool, but it’s small and closes early. The Castillogrande area is quieter with a nicer beach and fewer touts, but keep in mind that this area can flood during the rainy season.

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Is Cartagena Safe?

Is Cartagena safe? Walled City where to stay in Cartagena

Whenever we talk or write about Cartagena travel, people ask us: Is Cartagena safe? Is travel in Colombia safe in general? And we always say yes…within reason. Just like travel in many parts of the world, you need to take precautions, but is Cartagena safe for travel? Absolutely. Our recommendations are to stay within the neighborhoods mentioned here, or any other part of town recommended by a trusted local or guide. The walled city of Cartagena is safe and has a strong police presence, but scammers and pickpockets exist, so take the usual precautions, use common sense and you’ll be fine. 

Things to Do in Cartagena

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Once you’ve decided where to stay in Cartagena, then you’ll be looking for what to do there, as well. we’ve written an entire post on various Cartagena activities and attractions. While we were there, we spent time in the old city, the beach, and Getsemani, but we also had some pretty amazing Cartagena day trips as well. We went to Baru Island. My son went skydiving. We also had an did a market tour and cooking class. But one of my favorite things to do in Cartagena was walking the streets of the walled city and Getsemani taking pictures. 

Cartegena Hotel Tips: What to Expect

Any Cartagena vacation will be better with the right set of expectations. We haven’t stayed in all the best hotels in Cartegena Colombia, obviously. But there are a few trends we’ve noticed that you might want to be aware of before your Cartagena holiday begins. No matter where you stay in Cartagena, you may encounter one or more of the below.

Few Elevators (Old Town)

If you’re booking Cartagena old city hotels, you need to remember that this UNESCO heritage site is old. Some of the hotels in the walled city are 3 to 5 floors, but there may not be an elevator. There are usually helpers or a dumb-waiter-type device to carry luggage up, though.

Crowded Breakfasts

This mostly applies to the Cartagena beach hotels but can be found at hotels in Getsemani and the walled city as well. Colombians tend to start their Cartagena holiday mornings late. That means it can get very crowded at the breakfast buffet in its last hours. Service can really slow down, so try to get there earlier. Better yet, many of the Cartagena hotels on the beaches have guides to their busiest breakfast hours. Or just ask at the front desk.

No Hot Water / Bad water Pressure

This is again mostly an issue for Cartagena old city hotels but can be found in areas beyond Centro. Even in some of the best hotels in Cartagena old town. Remember that Cartagena weather is hot & humid year-round and you may not need that hot shower after all. If hot water and strong showers are a priority, then look to the major hotel chains on La Boquilla and Bocagrade. Of course, this won’t be an issue with any luxury hotel in Cartagena.

Touts & Gray Sand

I’ll just go ahead and say this: the main Cartagena Colombia beaches where the hotels are…well they’re underwhelming. If your Cartagena vacation is to stay on a beautiful beach, then reconsider. The sand and snorkeling in Cartagena on the outer islands are amazing, but the main Cartagena Colombia beaches are just average. The sand here is gray, which makes the water not as stunningly blue as places like Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The outer islands are different and you should definitely check them out. But most Cartagena beach hotels sit on the gray sand parts.

There are also lots of touts and other people selling goods or services, such as massages. They can be pushy. Many have written how it affected their beach time, but honestly, it wasn’t as big of a deal for us. Sure, they approached us multiple times, but a simple smile (and a strong no) made them relent. Perhaps it would have been more annoying if I was napping or reading a book.

Shallow Pools

Almost every Cartagena hotel in walled city or Getsemani is fighting for space. Don’t expect many large swimming pools in Cartagena old town. Instead, you’ll find rooftops with jacuzzis or something more like a wading pool. Still a great place to cool off in the afternoon heat. The bigger pools are only in Cartagena luxury hotels and hotels on the beach. 

Early Pool Closing

If swimming is important to your Cartagena holiday, then check the pool opening and closing times. Some don’t open until 10 am and close as early as seven. Seven PM! In a country where people may not eat dinner until nine! Even many of the best Cartagena boutique hotels and resorts do this.

Noise

If you’re looking at Cartagena hotels in walled city or Getsemani, then there may be some noise from the street. Look through the reviews carefully if this is an issue for you and a good night’s sleep. Most Cartagena old city hotels and Getsemani hotels have some soundproofing but check for yourself. If you want more peace and quiet, then stay at the Cartagena hotels on the beach in Bocagrande or La Boquilla.

Varying Taxi Fares

Most Cartagena hotels on the beach require a taxi ride into the old city. The white SUV-style taxis will be sitting outside many of these hotels, and they cost many times more than a simple (and small) yellow taxi on the street. You’ll have to use a bit of Spanish and confirm the price before you get in. but you can save a lot of money on transportation by using local (yellow) taxis.

Conclusion: Cartagena Best Hotels

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From luxury beach resorts to youth hostels in the walled city, we found more amazing places to stay in Cartagena than we could ever write about. We try to focus on places that can take families or groups, but I know that there are some incredible Cartagena boutique hotels for couples that deserve some attention as well. Do you know where to stay in Cartagena? Tell us your favorite hotels on the beach or in the walled city! 

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