Hotels in Colombia

Even during the worst periods of unrest in Colombia, Cartagena remained a draw for travelers who came to explore this colonial town by the sea. As a result, you'll find Colombia hotels have the greatest range of options for leisure travelers here. These include El Marqués, in the heart of the Old Town, which has the feel of a meticulously restored colonial home with ornate wooden balconies overlooking lush courtyards, stone floors, and wooden furniture. The seven-room Tcherassi Hotel & Spa makes many lists of the best hotels in Colombia.  Designer Silvia Tcherassi took a colonial mansion and gave it a hip makeover with a funky, eclectic, and always playful, décor. The Sofitel in Cartagena is a larger and more traditional resort, though half the property was built inside a converted monastery making it one of the more atmospheric Sofitels in the world.

Hotels in Colombia outside of Cartagena include properties more focused on business travelers in Bogota and Medellin, which the countryside is also dotted with converted haciendas and finas, or plantations, that range from elegantly charming to simply rustic.

This 102-room property is well situated near the city’s art galleries.

This small, chic, and stylish hotel let's guests sleep under frescoed ceilings, then wake to take their breakfast in the lush, columned courtyard. Opened in 2007, the stately upstairs rooms are furnished with 19th-century antiques that smell like beeswax.

Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi converted a Spanish-colonial mansion in the Old City of this walled colonial hot spot into a cool, white-on-white urban escape.

Stay in this small, stylish, and private hotel complete with frescoed-ceilings. The rooms are filled with dark antiques and soft white bedding.

The privacy at this a complex of 19 brightly painted bungalows fronting a secluded stretch of Colombia’s Caribbean Riviera has made it popular among Latin American celebrities such as pop star Shakira and model Natalia París.

This 121-room luxury hotel, the Old City's first, is carved from the shell of a 17th-century convent in the quiet San Diego neighborhood.

In Cartagena’s cobblestoned Old Town, El Marqués Hotel still feels like an old colonial home.

Top among the city’s many new downtown properties is the 24-suite Anandá Hotel Boutique, a quiet retreat in a restored Spanish-colonial building with carved-wood balconies and three breezy roof terraces.

The 43-room property occupies a pair of elegantly restored Republican-era town houses.

Book one of the five rooms at the hotel or its custom-made bamboo and teak South Asian furniture and impressive collection of art (including two pieces by Keith Haring).

Travelers in the know are once again flocking to Cartagena for its architecture, beaches, and white-hot nightlife.