Hotels in Cartagena vary from extravagant 16th and 17th century colonial masterpieces in the old city, to modern shoreline structures in Bocagrande. Regardless of your preference, rest assured you can expect impeccable service from the properties that Hola Cartagena recommends. Here are our carefully selected choices for the Top 9 Hotels in Cartagena.
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara
Where do we start? Originally converted from a monastery, this 16th century work of art will blow you away with its stunning architecture and amenities. With 2 world class restaurants, 1621 and El Claustro, you can be sure your culinary expectations will be exceeded every time. The Hotel Santa Clara has a massive and stunning swimming pool that has to be one of the impressive pools we’ve seen. Also provided are extensive spa facilities as well as a gym and a spa.
Hotel Casa San Agustin
Just wow. If a chic boutique hotel with 17th century Colombian heritage is what you’re after, then this is the place for you. Hotel San Agustin’s sexy atmosphere and stunning pool and swim-up bar will have you never wanting to leave. Their restaurant, Alma, is not to be missed either.
Bastion Luxury Hotel
Stunning. Rooftop. Pool. One of our favorite things about this magnificent hotel. Located in the heart of the walled city, this stunning 16th century hotel embraces its colonial past in its luxury rooms and all around. Not to mention one of Cartagena’s best restaurants, El Gobernador, calls the Bastion Luxury Hotel its home.
Located at just a 3 minute walk from the walled city, Allure Chocolat is one of the best hotels in Getsamani. With close proximity to the convention center, Getsamani neighborhood, and the historic walled city, it is a great place to stay. Inside you will find modern elegance, amazing staff, a beautiful rooftop bar and pool overlooking the bay, and a top-rated Cartagena restaurant, Red Knife.
Hyatt Regency Cartagena
Moving up the peninsula, what we would consider to be one of the best hotels in Bocagrande is the Hyatt Regency Cartagena. The Hyatt Regency provides modern class with its luxurious Aquoral Spa, stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and two fantastic restaurants to choose from.
Las Americas Torre Del Mar
Continuing on the Bocagrande peninsula, next up is the stunning beachfront hotel of Las Americas Torre Del Mar. This property is complete with everything from a mini-golf course, a spa, fitness center, 5 swimming pools, and two very popular restaurants, Erre of Ramon Freixa and El Forno.
Hotel Caribe by Faranda
This historic hotel in Bocagrande is a favorite amongst travelers to Cartagena. Its impressive colonial architecture will forever be preserved as it has been declared a World Heritage Site. This property has an absolutely stunning outdoor pool, beautiful gardens, 3 restaurants and a sushi bar, a gym, spa, and it’s located on a beautiful Caribbean beach.
Hotel InterContinental Cartagena
Cartagena’s InterContinental is most definitely not your average InterContinental. This luxurious property has all the bases covered. With two fabulous restaurants, gym, spa, bars, luxurious rooms, beachfront location, and stunning infinity pool overlooking the ocean, it comes highly recommended by all who have stayed here.
Last, but not least, is one of our favorite hotels in the Bocagrande area. Another beachfront hotel, the Hotel Estelar is class all around. With 3 restaurants, bars scattered around on different floors of the hotel, and a world-class infinity pool overlooking the ocean, we promise that you’ll never be bored. This stunning building stacks 52 floors high and can hold well over 2,000 guests. The cherry on top is the unbelievable 51 Sky Bar located on the 51st floor of the hotel. Their signature cocktails and small plates are to die for. At nights this bar provides fantastic live entertainment. Best yet is the 360 degree panoramic view of Cartagena. From here you can see everything including the old city, the bay, the Bocagrande peninsula, and straight out into the Caribbean ocean as far as the eye can see.