Location and Setting

The hotel is located in Anillo Vial - Zona Norte, a new neighborhood in the northern zone of Cartagena, close to the historic downtown. Most of the guest rooms at the Sonesta Hotel Cartagena offer ocean and pond views, as the hotel is situated along Colombia’s Caribbean coast. This is a tropical city that blends modern with Old World seamlessly, all overlooking the beach. Located in Northern Colombia, the city is just 68 miles from Barranquilla and a one-hour flight from Bogota. The climate offers a temperature of 84°F with refreshing ocean breezes.


118 guest rooms and suites feature cable television, individual climate control, a direct-dial telephone, a mini-bar, Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, and large furnished balconies.

Services and Facilities

The hotel offers first-class amenities, a business center, full-service restaurant, a lounge, a pool bar and grill, a beach bar, 24-hour room service, 24-hour guest service, laundry, Internet café on the lobby level, three swimming pools and a fitness center.

Meetings and Events Facilities

The hotel provides three meeting rooms, for up to 250 guests with 1,000 square feet of meeting space. On-site conference services assistance and audio-visual equipment are available. The pool area accommodates 200 guests for weddings and social events.

Dining and Entertainment

The hotel offers a full-service restaurant, a lounge, poolside dining, a beach bar and room service. The city features a rich culinary palate offering a fusion of Caribbean, European, African and Asian cuisines and haute nightlife. Music includes cumbia, vallenato, merengue, salsa, Caribbean rhythms and live music in the streets, squares, restaurants and clubs.

Sports and entertainment

The hotel offers three swimming pools and a tennis court.

Points of Interest

The historic walled city of Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering 300 year old Spanish colonial buildings and streets encircled by two miles of stone walls. The Castillo de San Felipe is a 17th century fort. The Gold Museum and the Inquisition Palace are located in the Plaza Bolivar. The Church and Monastery of San Pedro Claver built by Jesuits by the late 16th Century. The Museum of Modern Art is located in the Plaza de San Pedro Claver. La Boquilla beach near the hotel offers spectacular Caribbean views.


Nearby Calle Santo Domingo and Calle San Juan de Dios in the walled city offer many local shops to explore.

Additional Information

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 12 noon. Taxes: 10% room and 16% for food & beverage. Hotel insurance per person per night: $4,000 COP or $2.50 USD Gratuities: 10% service charge. Credit Cards: All Major Cards. Languages: Spanish and English are spoken.  Currency: Colombian Peso (COP) and US Dollars. Electricity: 110/220 volt.

Sonesta Hotel Cartagena

Carrera 9 na No. 35 -104 Anillo Vial - Zona Norte, Cartagena, Colombia
website: Sonesta.com/cartagena