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Image for Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle 24 No 3-65, Santa Marta
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$47
per night
Oct 9 - Oct 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (168 reviews)

"The city Santa Marta is the best destination city I went in Colombia. This hotel is perfect situated in a quiet zone. Close to the parque de los Novios and Quinta Avenida for shopping. The view of the pool is the best panoramic. The pool is just perfect there"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel
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3 out of 5
Calle 8 No 2 - 78, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$46
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19
4.5/5Wonderful! (231 reviews)

"The hotel staff is awesome. I cannot wait to come back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Del Mar Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2a No. 11A - 98, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$82
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.1/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"Excelent service, beach near good staff. near to city and mall arrecibo"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2019

Hotel Tamacá Beach Resort
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3.5 out of 5
Carrera 2a No.6-80 Av. Tamacá, Bello Horizonte, Santa Marta, Magdalena
Free Cancellation
$111
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.8/5Good! (280 reviews)

"This is like being in paradise, strongly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Zuana Beach Resort
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2.5 out of 5
Troncal del Caribe Km 34, Via Parque Tayrona, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$124
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (87 reviews)

"Beautiful setting in the jungle. Staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019

Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotel
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4 out of 5
Km 14 Via Cienaga, Santa Marta, Magdalena
$130
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
4.2/5Excellent! (316 reviews)

"I want to live there. Beatifull secluded area. A private apartment with the amenities of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Irotama Resort
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3.5 out of 5
Km 67 troncal del caribe Via Rioacha, Sobre El Mar, Dibulla, La Guajira
$98
per night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
4.6/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Beautiful place and the most friendly people. Ten stars!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Aite Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
Km. 8 Pozos Colorados, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$76
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (321 reviews)

"This is a great property - all rooms close to the beach - two pools - great people. The food is not great but we only ate breakfast there. The beach is great and you can walk to other restaurants on the beach - this was my third time there- it's a great place"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Estelar Santamar Hotel & Centro de Convenciones
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3.5 out of 5
Calle 115 No 2 39, Bello Horizonte, Santa Marta
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$50
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)

"Price, the beach and good location for an shopping and rest that you can go by feet"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Mercure Santa Marta Emile
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4 out of 5
Calle 12 # 3-40, Centro Histórico, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$48
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (191 reviews)

"I really liked the central pool that was refreshing after a day out in the hot sun! The tv did not work until the last night, small stuff like artwork falling off the wall in the middle of the night!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
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3 out of 5
Calle 16 No 2-43 centro historico, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$61
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.7/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)

"Perfect location. Great staff and easy access to everything. Boutique hotel with many charming years. Love it and will go back next time. Music in the area is quite high but ends at 2200 so no problem sleeping."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

La Calzada del Santo
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2.5 out of 5
Carrera 1 Calle 18, Santa Marta, Magdalena
$29
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.8/5Good! (53 reviews)
Amazing place in Taganga, CO

"Awesome location right on water. The chef prepares great food. A.c. in room worked great. Clean. Would recommend and stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

La Ballena Azul Hotel
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3 out of 5
Km 72 Vía Santa Marta - Riohacha, Dibulla, La Guajira
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4.2/5Excellent! (32 reviews)
Simply the best

"The best place we've stayed in Colombia! Relaxed and exclusive with all the modern comforts, plus the food is great! All the staff were very helpful and went above and beyond to help me surprise my girlfriend on her birthday"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2018

Playa Mandala
Image for Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle 18 #4-38, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$56
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (171 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with the best service. I really enjoyed my stay!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel
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3 out of 5
Calle 12 # 3-17, Santa Marta, Magdalena
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$30
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.8/5Good! (93 reviews)

"The hotel and service were good enough. Arriving at night it is in a bit of a dodgy looking area. In the daytime it is fine. A fairly plain fan room for the price. But it did the job for a one night transit."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Hotel Nueva Granada
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3 out of 5
Calle 20 No 1 B - 69, Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
$26
per night
Oct 10 - Oct 11
3.8/5Good! (22 reviews)

"Excellent location, quiet, but near the beach, shops and restaurants. The room was a bit small, but clean, quiet, and comfortable. Although parking on the street was available, we were allowed to park in the courtyard, which was more secure. The staff was very friendly and helpful with advice about ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

Hotel Palma Blanca del Mar
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3 out of 5
Carrera 4 No. 6-69 El Rodadero, Santa Marta, Magdalena
$26
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.6/5Good! (189 reviews)

"Location close to everyrhing good food clean wifi nice and,nitid good view"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2019

Hotel Portobahia
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3.5 out of 5
Km 48, Via Santa Marta - Riohacha, Santa Marta, Magdalena
$77
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.4/5Excellent! (31 reviews)

"I highly recommend this jewel of relax , lay back place , Staff members are always there for you and go way behond your expectations."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

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Beach Hotels in Santa Marta

Known for its beaches and parks, Santa Marta offers a lot for the traveler booking a beach vacation. There are 171 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this relaxing destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in Santa Marta, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel - 3.5 hotel near Santa Marta Beach. It features an indoor pool, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Guests love the beach and pool.

Aite Hotel - 3.5 hotel on the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and helpful staff. This hotel boasts 2 outdoor swimming pools, full, and a restaurant. Activities include volleyball and hiking/biking trails.

Estelar Santamar Hotel & Centro de Convenciones - 3.5 family-friendly hotel on the beach. It offers 3 outdoor swimming pools, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Activities include kayaking. Guest reviews highlight the beach and pool.

La Calzada del Santo - 3 hotel near Santa Marta Beach. It features an outdoor pool, complimentary wireless Internet access, and LCD televisions. Guests love the pool and walkability.

Hotel Palma Blanca del Mar - 3 hotel near Rodadero Beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and location. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, English, and a restaurant.

Planning Your Trip to Santa Marta

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: May, April, June, and August, with an average temperature of 91°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and October, with an average temperature of 74°F
  • Driest months: February, March, January, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.08 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, September, June, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.31 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Santa Marta

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Santa Marta Beach or Taganga Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Discover the area's parks and hiking trails, and make time for local attractions like Santa Marta Cathedral and Customs House. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Tairona Gold Museum or Parque de Los Novios. Visitors also enjoy Santa Marta for its:
  • Cafés
  • Diving
  • Coral reefs
  • Tours

Getting Around Santa Marta

To get to Santa Marta, book a flight to Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar), the closest major airport, which is located 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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