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Top tips for finding Cartagena hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Cartagena, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Cartagena in March and May.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Cartagena if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Cartagena accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Cartagena for 2 days.
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
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Cartagena. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Cartagena for as cheap as $23 in the last 3 days. The average price is $177.
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.
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).
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.
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.
In the last 3 hours, KAYAK users looking for double rooms in Cartagena found 3-star hotels from $35 and 4-star hotels from $129. The cheapest room found for tonight was $23.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Cartagena districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Cartagena city centre
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