posted: 6/4/24 | June 4, 2024

Most tourists only spend a day or two in Bogotá. It is not considered a specialty of Colombia and is generally overlooked by most tourists.

I think it is a mistake.

I really enjoyed my time in Bogotá. The city hasn’t seen that much gringofication Like other cities in the country, it therefore felt most Colombian to me. I stayed longer than intended because I loved it so much!

However, where you stay in the city (and the hotel you stay at) will greatly affect your trip. Not all parts of the city are safe and not all hotels here are created equal.

To help you make the most of your visit, here’s my list of the best hotels in Bogotá:

1. Magdalena Guest House

This affordable guest house is in La Candelaria, the historic center of the city. The place is really homely, with a little garden area and inner courtyard, a comfortable lounge, a resident cat and lovely hosts who make you feel at home in Bogotá. There is a kitchen that guests can also use.

Rooms are basic and minimally decorated yet comfortable, with wooden floors and unique art on the walls. The bathroom is where the room really shines. I love the brightly colored tiled floor and the walk-in shower. The water is always hot and has good pressure (not always the case in this neighborhood). There are also free toiletries, and the beds are really comfortable. All the main things to do in Bogotá are within walking distance, so if you want to spend a lot of your time sightseeing, stay here.

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2. HAB Hotel Bogota

Located on a quiet residential street in trendy Chapinero, this chic four-star hotel offers luxury amenities at mid-range prices. I love that it’s set in this gorgeous historic mansion. The entire place is incredibly stylish and offers a plant-filled outdoor terrace, a rooftop patio, and a 24/7 fitness center. It also has its own farm-to-table restaurant/bar that serves delicious breakfast in the morning and excellent cocktails in the evening.

The great room has hardwood floors and large windows that let in lots of light (although I appreciate that there are blackout curtains when you want to block it out). All rooms have high-quality mattresses, a desk, minibar, flatscreen TV and safe. The sleek bathrooms are covered in stunning black tile and include complimentary luxury toiletries. It is an oasis of calm in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city.

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3. Casa Legado

Located in Quinta Camacho, the five-star Casa Legado is an exceptional hotel beautifully designed in mid-20th century style. Each of its 13 rooms is unique; Some have balconies and others have garden views. All rooms have a fun and playful atmosphere, with accents like brightly colored wallpaper, leafy plants, hardwood floors, fireplaces, and beautifully tiled bathrooms with large walk-in showers. Bright and spacious rooms also have desks, flatscreen TVs with streaming services and safes.

I especially like all the perks here. There is free breakfast, bikes for guest use, a quiet inner courtyard and a tour desk to help you arrange activities. I would stay here if you are a foodie looking for luxury, as this neighborhood has the most fine-dining restaurants in the city. It is also one of the safest districts.

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4. Avni Royal Zona T Bogota Hotel

This four-star hotel is in the heart of the city’s main shopping and entertainment district, Zona Rosa (also known as Zona T). It is a stylish, modern property with spacious rooms that embrace a minimalist design. Beds are large and comfortable and rooms also include minibars, minifridges, flatscreen TVs, coffee/tea makers and desks. The rooms are also well soundproofed, which is a plus since you’re staying in a popular area known for its nightlife. The bathroom is on the small end, but the water pressure is decent and there are complimentary toiletries.

There is also a fitness center; a mouth-watering breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, breads, meats and granola; And a very attentive staff that will ensure you a comfortable stay. It is also pet friendly and has free on-site parking. You really can’t beat the combination of amenities and location here.

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5. Hotel 5 Elements Apartments

Combining the benefits of staying in a hotel with renting an apartment, all units at this three-star property are complete apartments with their own kitchens. While I find the decor a bit dated, there are gorgeous hardwood floors throughout and the room also has a sitting area, desk, flatscreen TV, coffee maker and laptop safe. The bathroom isn’t huge but the shower is a decent size and has colorful tiles (as well as good water pressure).

The complimentary breakfast is great, and I especially like that they make eggs to order. There is also a fitness center on site, as well as a business center and a relaxing outdoor garden. It’s not a super central location, but it’s easy to get to downtown and the airport. Overall, it’s a great choice for families or groups who want more space.

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6. Grand Hyatt Bogota

If you really want to splurge (or maybe you just have some Hyatt Points to spend), you can’t get any more luxurious than this five-star hotel. The Grand Hyatt is home to Latin America’s largest urban spa, with a stunning indoor pool, a sauna, hot tub, treatment rooms and a fitness center complete with personal trainers. There are also two restaurants, a cocktail bar and a grab-and-go market. An exceptional breakfast is also available in the morning.

Rooms and suites are bright and airy thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. I love that every room has an epic view, either overlooking the Andes or the city itself. They boast a contemporary, minimalist design and include a desk, Nespresso coffee maker, minifridge, 50” flatscreen TV and safe. The bathroom is spacious, with double sinks, a marble bathtub and a shower with excellent water pressure. The only downside to this hotel is that it’s a bit far from the historic center (it’s located about a 20-minute Uber ride away in the business district). But if you want luxury, this is the hotel for you.

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Bogota is one of my favorite cities in Colombia. It’s worth taking the time to explore. And by staying at one of the above hotels, you’ll be sure to have a fun, safe and affordable stay in Colombia’s vibrant capital city.

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Book your flight
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Want more information about Colombia?
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