The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Colombia

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena, Colombia

If it's your first trip to Colombia for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Colombia. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Colombia. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Colombia for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Colombia beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Colombia for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Las Americas Torre Del Mar

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $136 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Colombia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

Located at Anillo Vial Sector Cielo Mar, Las Americas Torre Del Mar has great rooms from $136 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant. It has a terrific 8.70 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love a fitness center, a bar, child care, laundry services, and city views at this relaxing hotel. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Hotel Buenosaires Barichara

Villanueva, Colombia
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $59 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Hotel Buenosaires Barichara which has nice rooms starting at $59. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast, it also has a great guest rating of 9.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Via Barichara, Km 1 cruce Choro a Villanueva. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers hiking, mountain views, a free breakfast, city views, and a spa and wellness center which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Playground


La Villana Hostel

Santa Marta, Colombia
Hostel with prices starting at $5 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Colombia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

We found La Villana Hostel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $5. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.99 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Calle 17 No 3-70. You'll also find parking, hiking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


D'Acosta Hotel Sochagota

Paipa, Colombia
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $129 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $129, D'Acosta Hotel Sochagota, at Km 2 Via a las Piscinas provides a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 8.90 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, mountain views, child care, and laundry services. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. After a busy day, the heated pool is a nice place to unwind.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


Hotel Du Parc Royal

Medellin, Colombia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $94 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Colombia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Hotel Du Parc Royal has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10, and offers room service, a casino, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $94 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Calle 9 No. 41-36. Furthermore, it also offers parking, breakfast, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Dann Carlton Cali

Cali, Colombia
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $58 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The great guest rating of Hotel Dann Carlton Cali is 8.70 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $58, and it's located at Carrera 2A Numero 1-60. We also love the parking, breakfast, mountain views, child care, and laundry services which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The indoor pool at this hotel is very nice, and is a great place to unwind and relax on your trip.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop


Hotel Las Americas Casa de Playa

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $108 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is Hotel Las Americas Casa de Playa because it has great rooms that start at $108. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Anillo Vial Sector Cielo Mar. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love a fitness center, a bar, child care, laundry services, and cooking classes at this convenient hotel. Having a water park here is a terrific addition, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Casa Agrreste Bed & Breakfast

Sopo, Colombia
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $55 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Colombia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Casa Agrreste Bed & Breakfast offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, hiking, and mountain views which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $55 (before taxes). It's located at Lote Arrayan - Vereda Carolina Alta and has earned a guest rating of 9.50/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers rooms with kitchens, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and cooking classes which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Having a kitchen means that you'll be able to cook, which is very convenient when you're on the road.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Casa Quero

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $122 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

Located at Calle Quero No 9-53, Hotel Casa Quero has great rooms from $122 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast. It has a terrific 9.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find child care, laundry services, city views, a hot tub, and a spa and wellness center which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room


Hostal Alto de los Andaquies

San Agustin, Colombia
2-star Hotel with prices starting at $32 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Colombia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Hostal Alto de los Andaquies which has nice rooms starting at $32. Offering room service, a restaurant, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and breakfast, it also has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Vereda Nueva Zelanda. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers hiking, mountain views, laundry services, a free breakfast, and city views. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Colombia?

Colombia Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$53

After analyzing 1022 first time trip hotels in Colombia, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $53. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Colombia.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $114
  • 4-star hotels: $67
  • 3-star hotels: $50
  • 2-star hotels: $33


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