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Best Hotels in Santa Marta
Santa Marta, the capital of the Department of Magdalena, is situated on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Founded by the Spanish in 1525, this city encompasses an area of 1,494.29 square miles.
Santa Marta stands out as a fantastic tourist destination, known for its lively atmosphere and a wealth of beautiful places to explore. Prominent attractions include the Tayrona National Park, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Salguero Beach, the Mamancana Natural Reserve, and more.
In this blog, we’re excited to recommend the best hotels in Santa Marta, ensuring your stay is filled with all the comforts needed for an unforgettable experience in the city.
Irotama Resort Zona Torres
Location: Km 14 via Ciénaga
Room Types: Junior Suite (559 ft²) / 2-Bedroom Suite (1,022 ft²).
Highlights: Wheelchair Accessible / Special Diet Menus / Airport Shuttle / ATM / Themed Dinners / Fitness Classes / Kids’ Club / Tennis Court
Services: Hair Salon Wi-Fi / Bar / Restaurant / Game Room / Gym / Business Center / Pool / Jacuzzi / Spa Area / Meeting Rooms / Sauna
Irotama Resort Zona Torres, located near Bello Horizonte Beach, offers a variety of amenities, including pools, event spaces, a spa, and a restaurant specializing in seafood. With 301 rooms for up to 5 guests, it’s suitable for couples, groups, and families. They also have their travel agency for city tours. The hotel is approximately 2.5 miles from the airport and a 13-minute drive (about 3 miles) from Mamancana Natural Reserve.
Zuana Beach Resort
Location: Carrera 2 # 6 – 80
Room Types: Double Room – 2 Beds (215 ft²) / Standard Double Room – 2 Beds (215 ft²) / Junior Suite (495 ft²) / Deluxe Suite (592 ft²) / Family Suite (742 ft²).
Highlights: ATM / Mini-market / Special Diet Menus / Airport Shuttle / Kids’ Club
Services: Gym / Restaurant / Business Center / Bar / Meeting Rooms / Sauna / Wi-Fi / Jacuzzi / Pool / Ironing Service / Laundry Service
Zuana Beach Resort is a 5-star hotel with a modern gym, swimming pools, tennis courts, water park, and restaurant serving diverse dishes. It’s perfect for both business travelers and couples and offers event planning services.
The 330 rooms can host up to 6 guests. The hotel is situated in the northern part of Santa Marta, approximately a 9-minute drive (about 1.3 miles) from Mamancana Natural Reserve, 4 miles from Salguero Beach, and 3.1 miles from Simón Bolívar International Airport.
Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
Location: Calle 19 # 2A-09
Room Types: Junior Suite (129 sq ft) / Double Room (172 ft²) / Deluxe Double Room (215 ft²) / Presidential Suite (215 ft²).
Highlights: Bike Rentals / Themed Dinners / Wheelchair Accessible / Airport Shuttle / Barbecue / Family Rooms.
Services: Bar / Wi-Fi / Minibar / Business Center / Spa Area / Meeting Rooms / Pool / Tour Information / Reception 24 Hours / Sauna / Laundry Service.
Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique is located in Santa Marta’s Historic Center, just a 6-minute walk from the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Marta. It’s about a 26-minute drive (approximately 4.8 miles) from the Rodadero Aquarium, 10.4 miles from Simón Bolívar International Airport, and 10.6 miles from Tayrona National Natural Park.
This 4-star boutique hotel, built in 1925 by Cuban architect Manuel Carrera, offers 8 rooms, each accommodating 2 people, making it an excellent choice for couples. It provides amenities like a sauna, outdoor pool, terrace, and bar.
The hotel is conveniently located just a block away from an area with a variety of restaurants and bars, including Donde Chucho Gourmet, Entre Cuates, Guasimo, and Tumba 4 Disco Bar.
Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida
Location: Carrera 3 # 142-60
Room Types: Room with 2 Double Beds and Balcony with Partial Sea Views (322 ft²) / Room with Sofa Bed, 1 King Bed, and Balcony with Partial Sea Views (322 ft²) / Junior Suite with 1 King Bed, Sofa Bed, Balcony, and Partial Sea Views (462 ft²) / Suite with 1 Bedroom, 1 King Bed, Sofa Bed, Jacuzzi, by the Sea (731 ft²).
Highlights: Bike Rentals / Wheelchair Accessible / Children’s Buffet / Soundproof Rooms / Family Rooms / Children’s Menu.
Services: Restaurant / Bar / Minibar / Wi-Fi / Business Center / Gym / Meeting Rooms / Laundry Service / Tour Information / Reception 24 Hours / Ironing Service.
The Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida is a 5-star hotel with 168 rooms. It has a high-tech gym, restaurants serving Colombian cuisine, and an outdoor pool with a bar offering drinks.
The hotel has event rooms and a ballroom for various celebrations. It’s suitable for couples and offers romantic packages.
The hotel is an 8-minute walk from Bello Horizonte Beach, a 13-minute drive from Mamancana Natural Reserve, 4.5 miles from Cabo Tortuga Beach, and 4.3 miles from Simón Bolívar International Airport.
Hilton Santa Marta
Location: Carrera 2 # 114 – 78
Room Types: King Bed with Sea View and Balcony (505 ft²) / Double Room with Sea View and Balcony (505 sq ft²) / Accessible Room with King Bed, Wheelchair-Accessible Shower, and Sea View (581 ft²) / King Bed with Mountain View and Balcony (505 ft²) / Double Room with Balcony (495 ft²) / Junior Suite with King Bed, Sea View, and Balcony (914 ft²) / Suite with King Bed, Sea View, and Balcony (947 ft²) / Double Room with 2 Double Beds, Mountain View, and Balcony (495 ft²) / Deluxe Room with King Bed, Mountain View, and Balcony (516 ft²).
Highlights: Pet-Friendly / Disco / Soundproof Rooms / Family Rooms / Children’s Menu.
Services: Restaurant / Wi-Fi / Gym / Meeting Rooms / Pool / Children’s Pool / Reception 24 Hours / Ironing Service / Laundry Service.
The Hilton Santa Marta features a well-equipped gym, restaurants serving Colombian cuisine, and an outdoor pool with a bar offering a variety of beverages. It provides 8 meeting rooms and a ballroom, catering to both business travelers and couples.
With 261 rooms accommodating up to 4 people, the hotel is conveniently situated just a 7-minute walk from Bello Horizonte Beach and within easy reach of Mamancana Natural Reserve, Cabo Tortuga Beach, and Simón Bolívar International Airport.