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Hotel Dorado Plaza, Cartagena

3-star3 stars
Bocagrande Av. San Martin , 4-41CartagenaBolivarColombia
3-star resort near the beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great location
Food is all right
Amenities are not the best
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Hotel Dorado Plaza, Cartagena

from $71
  • Standard Room, City View
  • Superior Room, Partial Ocean View

About Hotel Dorado Plaza, Cartagena

Resort with beach activities in Bocagrande

Minutes from El Centro

Lively and fun Hotel Dorado Plaza with the bustling nightlife hub of Bocagrande. Within a 10-minute taxi ride you can be strolling the lofty ramparts of El Centro, the Old City, exploring its winding colonial streets and visiting its many museums.

Activities day and night

The resort offers a range of activities, from kayaking to windsurfing to dance classes, and there are live shows every night. You could try your luck at Rio Casino, a 20-minute stroll, or take in the views from peaceful Convento de la Popa's hilltop perch, a 10-minute drive.

Pool bar, themed cuisine

Restaurants Italiano and Marino serve tempting international cuisine, often during themed folk nights, and breakfast and lunch buffets are also available. You can kick back at the pool with a cocktail in hand, soothe yourself in the sauna or with a massage, or check your email with the complimentary WiFi.

Free WiFi and local calls

The 320 guestrooms allow you to keep connected with free local calls, and you can relax with flat-screen TVs including cable channels. Rooms are spread across 2 towers, and most offer sea or bay views, as well as mini-fridges.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 320 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 13 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Kayaking on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 1973
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Onsite venue #2 - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only.

Hotel Dorado Plaza, Cartagena’s small print

Also known as

  • Dorado Plaza
  • Dorado Plaza Cartagena
  • Hotel Dorado Plaza
  • Hotel Dorado Plaza Cartagena
  • El Dorado Cartagena


If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: COP 3000 per person, per night
  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.
  • Resort fee: COP 2900.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Dorado Plaza, Cartagena


  • In Bocagrande
  • Rio Cartagena Casino (3-minute walk)
  • Castillo Grande Beach (10-minute walk)
  • Bocagrande Beach (11-minute walk)
  • Hospital Naval de Cartagena (30-minute walk)
  • La Marina Park (41-minute walk)
  • Cartagena's Pegasos's Wharf (42-minute walk)
  • Plaza Santo Domingo (42-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) 18-min drive
  • Free self parking

Hotel Dorado Plaza, Cartagena

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