We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 117 Cartagena hotels

Hotel San Martin Cartagena

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bocagrande, Av. San Martin No. 8 - 164, Cartagena, Colombia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hotel San Martin Cartagena to your Saves list
Hotel San Martin Cartagena
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Ranked #34 of 117 Hotels in Cartagena
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014
Fabian P
Write a Review

122 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is my fifth time coming to this hotel now, I'm from Cartagena, Colombia, but, I live in Indianapolis. I always have great service from the people that work there, food is good, close to interesting places, & excellent pricing. They have nice rooms, that are always really clean, and the bathrooms are sufficient. If you want to have a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights with a friend on vacation. I had a love/hate relationship with this hotel, so I'll categorize my comments for easier reading: I'll categorize my comments for easy reading: Accomodations/Value/Service/Location: San Martin Hotel is in an OUTSTANDING location--a <10min taxi ride to the walled city (25min walking), there are tons of restaurants & shops on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
68 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My room was very clean with a modern bathroom, good sized safe and minibar. It was on the ground floor with a window looking into the inner courtyard, and people walking past all the time, so no view or daylight, but I didn’t stay here for the view! The WiFi was unreliable in my room but works best in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I booked this hotel after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. I have to say the hotel surpassed all my expectations. The location is great. The service was unbeatable (I later had the opportunity to stay at a 5-star hotel down the street and it was bad compared to this hotel). The front desk is extremely serviceable. The breakfast selection was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a clean quiet hotel in Baca Grande in the center of a well to do area with good restaurants, botique shops near the historical city. $2.50 taxi ride to historical area. A very good breakfast eggs cooked to order and fresh fruit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

When booking the room make sure they give you an appropriate room, with window and ventilation We got a bad experience and had to cancell our stay and back home. Lucky we live not too far but have to shorten our trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Honestly, this is a great budget hotel. Location is nice (right across the street from waffles and crepes, and a 24h mcdonalds), just few blocks away from the beach. You can walk to walled city in about 15-20 mins or take a 5 min cab. People working there were very friendly, although the English at the front desk was not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Hello all, got back from Cartagena last week and spent 3 nights here. Originally I wanted to stay at a Bocagrande hotel right on the beach, but as my trip got closer I couldn't really afford the extra money to spend & decided to stay here, just one block from the beach and save roughly $75 per night compared to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Santiago, Chile
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A nice and simple Hotel. Staff is gentle and the hotel very clean. 1 block away from the beach and 15-20 min by walk to the city center (and 5 by taxi). I always prefer staying in the city centers, but in Bocagrande there are a lot of bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and beaches, so at the end, I loved... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Puerto Montt, Chile
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a nice and small hotel with a very friendly and helpfull staff. Simple but good breakfast and very well located within Bocagrande. A very good option if you are not going to stay within the walled city.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel San Martin Cartagena, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel San Martin Cartagena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel San Martin Cartagena

Address: Bocagrande, Av. San Martin No. 8 - 164, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Martin Cartagena 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, Tingo, Otel, Odigeo, Agoda and Venere so you can book your Hotel San Martin Cartagena reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

53 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (54)
Hotel & grounds (12)
Dining (4)
Family/play areas (1)
Room/suite (7)
Other (30)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Cartagena with
any amenities