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Hotel 3 Banderas
3 out of 5
Calle Cochera del Hobo #38-66, Cartagena, Bolivar
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$69
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20
4.3/5Excellent! (161 reviews)

"The staff were nice and professional. The room was small and not well equipped. There was no dresser or storage space in the room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Hotel 3 Banderas
Hotel Puertas De Cartagena
3 out of 5
Centro Calle Sargento Mayor Calle 38 6-5, Cartagena, Bolivar
$46
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4/5Very Good! (94 reviews)

"Very celan, confortable bed, Great location, the breakfast was good"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Hotel Puertas De Cartagena
Hotel El Candil de los Santos
3.5 out of 5
Calle Campo Santo 9-36, Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Bolivar
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$136
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"One of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed. Great breakfasts, comfortable room, beautiful surroundings, and a staff and owner who go out of your way to provide the best Cartagena experience, including booking activities, guides, and even procuring medicine. We’ll be back!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2019

Hotel El Candil de los Santos
Hotel Casa Eden
3 out of 5
Calle Cochera De Hobo 38-71, Centro Histórico, Cartagena, Bolivar
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4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Great staff

"Thoroughly enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on May 8, 2014

Hotel Casa Eden
Casa de los Reyes Hotel Boutique by HMC
3 out of 5
Calle de las Bovedas No. 39 - 91, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Bolivar
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4.1/5Very Good! (69 reviews)

"Very good location, walking distance to everything. The stuff is friendly but speak very limited English or no English at all. At the last day of our stay they have electrical problems and moved us to another hotel. No one from the staff was able to explain what happened, why we had to move, where ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Casa de los Reyes Hotel Boutique by HMC
LUX Private Pool Penthouse Facing THE Caribbean IN OLD Historic Town!
4.7/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Beauitful place

"This penthouse was so beautiful, quiet in great location walking distance to all restaurants/bars. Alberto was a great host 24/7 available if there’s any issues. Ana the livein maid was amazing, cooks breakfast and lunch if you want. The pictures do not do justice how nice of a place this is, I would ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

LUX Private Pool Penthouse Facing THE Caribbean IN OLD Historic Town!
OLD City Oceanside - 3/3 Luxury IN SAN Diego With 360 Views, Pools & Parking
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Cartagena Wedding Trip

"Amazing trip. The property was beautiful, comfortable, and perfectly located. All of the staff were friendly and eager to help. I would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

OLD City Oceanside - 3/3 Luxury IN SAN Diego With 360 Views, Pools & Parking
Palenque Casa Hotel BY HMC
3 out of 5
Calle del Jardin #39-118, San Diego, Cartagena, Bolivar
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3.8/5Good! (72 reviews)

"Very good location though difficult to find a parking spot"…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Palenque Casa Hotel BY HMC
Ocean-front Luxury Apartment With Amazing Views
4.8/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"The view is great from the windows/balcony. Well situated within the walls but also easy to leave the old town. Safe and secure building. Apartment itself is modern and A/C was awesome. However some more houseware would’ve been helpful: laundry detergent, dish soap, pepper, coffee, some additional ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Ocean-front Luxury Apartment With Amazing Views
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
5 out of 5
Calle Del Torno, 39 - 29, Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Bolivar
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$300
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18
4.7/5Exceptional! (436 reviews)

"We loved everything about the Sofitel Santa Clara. The hotel itself is stunning, pool is to die for, rooms are spotless, food is delicious, air conditioning is strong (which is important in Cartagena's hot climate!) and most of all, the staff are phenomenal. From helping us book dinner reservations, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena
Bastión Luxury Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Calle del Sargento No. 6-87, Cartagena, Bolivar
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$205
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.7/5Exceptional! (485 reviews)

"A charming hotel in a heritage building in the walled city. Excellent location, staff very helpful and the breakfast is excellent. The room was very spacious and comfortable - although the corridors outside a bit noisy. Pool area and sunset deck very nice and the spa is fabulous. We had a massage ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Bastión Luxury Hotel
Mansión Tcherassi
4 out of 5
Calle del Sargento Mayor 6-21, Cartagena, Bolivar
$263
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18
4.2/5Excellent! (42 reviews)
Lively Cartagena

"A lovely hotel with nice amenities. Located well in the walled city. Room was street front but was quiet at night. Nice sitting areas on the balcony and outside the room. Small rooftop pool was great also for some down time."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Mansión Tcherassi
Casa La Cartujita
4 out of 5
Calle del Curato #38-53, Centro Historico, Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Bolivar
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$137
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.8/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel , the property is centrally located it’s short walk to most of the historical landmarks. The hotel is very clean . The staff is very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Casa La Cartujita
El Claustro Hotel House
2.5 out of 5
Calle Estanco del Aguardiente No. 5-63, Centro Historico, Cartagena, Bolivar
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$48
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20
3.4/5 (61 reviews)

"There is a school, gallery, coffeeshop, and chapel all within the courtyard or on the different levels of the El Claustro House which I found fun to explore. The hotel rooms are incredibly small and at the top level (3rd floor). I was traveling alone, but the room would have been too small for two ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

El Claustro Hotel House
Casa Boutique Reconquista
3 out of 5
Calle de las Bovedas No. 39 - 25, San Diego, Cartagena
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3.1/5 (28 reviews)
Terrible hotel, worse owner.

"Avoid this hotel! The owner gave our reservation to someone else and told us we had to go to a different hotel across town that was well outside of the old city."…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017

Casa Boutique Reconquista
Hotel Casa del Curato
3 out of 5
Calle del Curato Cra.7 #38-89, Barrio de San Diego, Cartagena, Bolivar
$62
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20
4.2/5Very Good! (92 reviews)
My stay at Casa Curato

"Location is perfect very close to points of interest. Staff is accomodating, they hold your luggae if needed. Also location us secure, no outsiders allowed. Very important rooms haveAC. Overall very good stay."…"

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Hotel Casa del Curato
Casablanca Belle & Boutique
4 out of 5
Calle del Tejadillo 38-71, Cartagena, Bolivar
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4.9/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)

"this place is amazing, the hotel, facilities, rooms and more importantly the staff. can't wait to go back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Casablanca Belle & Boutique
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Beach Hotels in San Diego

Known for its historical sites and shopping, San Diego offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway. With 30 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this destination, it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you decide on a place to stay near the beach in San Diego, take a look at these top hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Makondo Hotel Boutique - Adults Only - 3-star hotel near Marbella Beach. It features free breakfast, flat-screen TVs, and air conditioning.

Hotel 3 Banderas - 3-star hotel near Marbella Beach. It offers an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and free WiFi. Guest reviews highlight the good location and breakfast.

LUX Private Pool Penthouse Facing THE Caribbean IN OLD Historic Town! - Apartment on the beach. Our travelers recommend its good location and proximity to shopping. This apartment boasts a spa tub, private pools, and TVs.

Planning Your Trip to San Diego

If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:

  • Hottest months: August, September, June, and July, with an average temperature of 88°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average temperature of 73°F
  • Driest months: February, March, April, and January, with an average rainfall of 0.07 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, October, June, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.39 inches

Sightseeing in and Around San Diego

After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Marbella Beach or Bocagrande Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area's historical sites and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Plaza de San Diego and House of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You can also pay a visit to Las Bovedas or Santo Toribio Church for more to see and do. Visitors also enjoy San Diego for its:
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Live music
  • Entertainment
  • Tours
  • Cultural attractions
  • Bars

Getting Around San Diego

Make your way to San Diego with a flight to Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.), the closest major airport which is located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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