The 5 Very Best 3 Star Hotels in Cartagena, Colombia
For those budget savvy amongst us, who prefer to spend their hard-earned pesos on more traveling and more experiences at the best destinations of the world, than on the luxuries provided in a 4 or 5-star hotel, we’ve created this list of the very best 3-star hotels in Cartagena, Colombia. With every one of them ticking all the boxes and able to provide you a wonderful and comfortable stay during your Cartagena vacation.
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Hotel Patio de Getsemaní
Located in the neighborhood of Getsemaní, just outside the Walled City, Hotel Patio de Getsemaní tops this list of best 3-star hotels in Cartagena. In a colonial-era building, its rooms are well lit and offer a charming blend of the modern and historic.
Enjoy the included breakfast in the courtyard, looking up at the ivy hanging down from the inner colonial balconies. You’ll also find a gorgeous rooftop terrace that overlooks the Castillo San Felipe Fortress. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from the restaurants and nightlife of Getsemaní and the historic city center can be reached in less than 10 minutes by foot.
Unsure if you’d prefer to stay in Getsemaní, in the Walled City, or elsewhere in Cartagena? See our guide to the best neighborhoods to stay in Cartagena.
Hotel Casa Tere
Next on this list of the best 3-star hotels in Cartagena is another property in Getsemaní. Hotel Casa Tere is located within sight of the iconic Clocktower at the entrance to Cartagena’s Walled City and just across from the city’s Centennial Park (Parque Centenario). Just outside the hotel’s front doors, you’ll find the colorful umbrella-covered Calle de la Magdalena. Just around the corner, you’ll also find Bazurto Social Club, one of the best places to go dancing in Cartagena.
The hotel has a small rooftop pool and terrace area as well as an inner courtyard. Rooms are spacious and well furnished, and some offer balconies. The small hotel has a bed and breakfast feel, and its location just a block away from downtown makes it easy to access all historic Cartagena has to offer inside and outside the wall.
Casa India Catalina
For those looking for a great 3-star hotel in Cartagena inside the Walled City itself, Casa India Catalina makes a great choice. The arches and wood beam ceilings of this early 19th-century building are charming, as is the decor in the rooms.
Rooms are spacious and the hotel’s pretty little central courtyard has a hammock and small pool, perfect for cooling off and relaxing after a day exploring in the Caribbean sun of Cartagena. In the center of the Walled City, the location makes that exploring even easier.
San Martin Cartagena
This Cartagena 3 star hotel is located in the modern neighborhood of Bocagrande. Located not far from some of the nicer beaches inside the city itself, San Martin lies on the main avenue in Bocagrande and is only a short taxi ride from the Walled City. Nearby, you’ll find lots of restaurants and shopping within walking distance.
Inside a former mansion, San Martin also offers well-furnished rooms that are modern but classy and elegant. Enjoy your meals at the outside dining and sitting area.
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Hotel Summer Frente al Mar
For those looking to be true beach bums, a hotel with a name that translates to literally summer in front of the sea might be the best of the best Cartagena 3 star hotels for you. Located in the area north of the airport, it is about a 15-minute ride from the Walled City.
While that means it makes it a bit tougher to access some of the attractions in Cartagena, it is just across the street from the beach and would be a great option for those looking to escape and relax, especially considering the rooms have balconies facing the beach and hammocks, not to mention there is a nice onsite pool.
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