The Radisson Cartagena Hotel Review is part of the Quest Around The Globe Trip Report which covers the following places:
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Grand Cayman
- Cartagena, Colombia
- Medellin, Colombia
- Miami, Florida
- Houston, Texas
- Moscow, Russia
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Ayia Napa, Cyprus
- Amman, Jordan
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
- New York, New York
Getting There: Uber picked me up at and took me to the hotel for a nominal fee.
This was my second time going to Cartagena and like the first time, I found myself asking why I did not stay longer. Two nights are not enough to experience all that the city and its surroundings has to offer. Before I get to the Cartagena Travel Guide, here’s a review of a great points options for those traveling to this splendid city.
I stayed two nights at the Radisson Cartagena which is conveniently located minutes from the airport, directly on the ocean, and twenty minutes from Cartagena’s best attraction, the old town.
The hotel lobby is beautiful. It is clean and fresh.
The staff was very pleasant. They acknowledged my Club Carlson status and upgraded me to a one bedroom suite overlooking the pool and beach. It’s these upgrades that make it hard for me to cancel my US Bank Club Carlson cards.
The Living Room
The colors were a bit different but I thought it was cool that this was not the prototypical hotel room. I especially liked the stools.
Why have one bathroom when you can have two? I appreciate hotels that offer a toothbrush and real sized toothpaste as part of the amenities. When I jump from one location to the next, stuff gets disorganized and I find myself rummaging through my bag for toothpaste.
I love looking at the ocean more than I like being on the beach. As such, I spent my time at the pool drinking piña coladas. Drinks were around $4, much better than the gazillion dollars they cost at the Marriott Grand Cayman.
As nice as this hotel is, the next time I go to Cartagena, I am going to stay within the walls of the old town. It’s convenient to stay at a hotel directly on the beach but there’s much more to Cartagena than just the ocean.