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Bogota’s Top Attractions and Hotels Nearby from $16

Considered the heart of modern Colombia, Bogota is defined by its colourful colonial plazas sitting beside modern skyscrapers. The city is a hub of arts and culture, home to world-class museums and art galleries, the cobbled streets of La Candelaria and fashionable Zona Rosa. Day trips from Bogota reveal colonial villages and striking waterfalls.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve tracked down the Bogota’s top attractions, whether you’re a first-time visitor or seasoned traveller. Affordable hotels can be found near the city’s top sights, offering an ideal home base with on-site restaurants, outdoor pools and pampering spas.  

Bogota’s Top Attractions: La Candelaria

La candelaria, bogota's top attractions
Photo| La Candelaria| Shutterstock – JESS KRAFT

La Candelaria is Bogota’s cobblestoned centre, where you’ll find the city’s postcard-worthy colonial-era landmarks and popular museums, including the Museo Botero, which showcases Fernando Botero’s famed artwork. Wander along its narrow streets to browse the array of shops selling emeralds and handicrafts.

Tips for Visiting La Candelaria

  • Catch a performance at the historic, neoclassical hall, Teatro Colon.
  • Step inside the beautiful 16th-century Iglesia de San Francisco to see its ornate altar and elaborate religious artwork.
  • Enjoy lunch at one of the casual eateries serving dishes like “ajiaco” (chicken and potato soup). 

Best Hotels near La Candelaria

Hotel De La Opera

Housed in a Spanish Colonial building, Hotel De La Opera is set in the heart of Bogota’s top attractions – the historic La Candelaria district. Rooms are decorated with fine Italian furniture and feature central heating, Wi-Fi and cable TV. Upgrade to a Junior Suite for complimentary spa services.

When hunger strikes, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at La Scala or regional dishes at El Mirador, which offers views of the city and Church of San Ignacio. Thermae Spa provides relaxing spa treatments, a sauna, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish baths.

Attractions Nearby:

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 163 – USD 186
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Calle 10 No. 5-72 La Candelaria, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Arche Noah Boutique Hostel

Arche Noah Boutique Hostel, bogota's top attractions
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Arche Noah Boutique Hostel caters to budget travellers with mixed-gender dorms. Shared rooms feature exposed wood beams and balconies, while private rooms have shared or private bathrooms. Want more privacy? Stay in the one-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette, living area and ensuite.

Admire city views from one of the two rooftop terraces or kick back in the sunroom, which has an indoor garden. Mingle with fellow guests in the chic lounge area or exchange recipes in the communal kitchen.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Silva Poetry House (400 metres)
  • Bogota Beer Company (300 metres)
  • Gold Museum (550 metres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 16 – USD 49
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Calle 12F N° 2 – 09, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota’s Top Attractions: Botero Museum

Botero Museum, bogota's top attractions
Photo| Botero Museum| Shutterstock – RAFAL CICHAWA

One of Bogota’s top attractions is the Botero Museum, highlights one of Colombia’s most renowned artists, Fernando Botero, who is a prolific sculptor known for his still lifes and exaggeratedly rotund human figures. The artist donated pieces from his personal collection, including paintings, sculptures and sketches, and on a guided tour you can learn about his unique “full-bodied aesthetic”.

Tips for Visiting Botero Museum

  • Admire notable paintings, such as “Pareja Bailando” and “Monalisa”, the latter of which is a caricature of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.
  • Don’t miss the artwork by other famous artists on display, including pieces from Chagall, Picasso and Monet.
  • The free-to-enter museum is open every day except for Tuesday.

Best Hotels near Botero Museum

The Orchids

Housed in a beautiful neoclassical house, The Orchids is a boutique hotel with three types of rooms. Standard rooms feature queen-size beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, while Deluxe rooms add king-size beds. For a fireplace and freestanding tub, stay in a lavish Suite.

In-room dining and complimentary breakfast are available, while other facilities include a formal dining room, library and courtyard area with a fountain. The iconic Monserrate hill is a five-minute drive away. 

Attractions Nearby:

  • Museo Botero (120 metres)
  • San Carlos Palace (130 metres)
  • National Capitol (350 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 117 – USD 168
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Carrera 5 No 10-55, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Hotel Ibis Bogota Museo

Hotel Ibis Bogota Museo, bogota's top attractions
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Hotel Ibis Bogota Museo is located in Centro Internacional, the largest business district in Bogota. Cosy rooms come with soundproof windows and central air conditioning and can be configured with one double and one single bed.

The casual on-site restaurant and bar, Qceviche, offers 24-hour dining with a menu of local specialties. The hotel also boasts complimentary Wi-Fi, dog-friendly rooms and covered parking.

Attractions Nearby:

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 31 – USD 54
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Transversal 6 No 27 – 85 Centro Internacional, Santa Fe, Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota’s Top Attractions: Plaza de Bolivar

Plaza de bolivar, bogota's top attractions
Photo| Plaza de Bolivar| Shutterstock – DIEGO GRANDI

Plaza de Bolivar is Bogota’s main public square, offering visitors a glimpse into the city’s architectural history and a chance to participate in cultural events. Dating back to the 1500s, the lively square is filled with vendors selling snacks and souvenirs and is a popular spot for cultural activities, such as free music concerts and Christmas events.

Tips for Visiting Plaza de Bolivar

  • Check out the Neoclassical architecture of Palacio Lievano and visit Capitolio Nacional, home to the Congress of Colombia.
  • Marvel at the 19th-century facade of Catedral de Justicia, rebuilt twice after being burned down by protestors.
  • Explore La Casa del Florero, which displays an array of national independence artefacts.

Best Hotels near Plaza de Bolivar

Abadia Colonial

Abadia Colonial, bogota's top attractions
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Offering an intimate atmosphere, Abadia Colonial has just 12 rooms. The double bed in the Cosy Individual Room is ideal for a solo traveller, while the Triple Superior caters to friends or families with a double and twin-size bed, LCD TV and city views.

HotelsCombined visitors praise the on-site dining, from the complimentary breakfast with fresh fruits, breads and Arepas to its signature Roma Restaurant. The latter serves Italian and Colombian dishes in its tranquil courtyard protected by a glass structure.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Museo Botero (260 metres)
  • Bogotá Museum (300 metres)
  • La Candelaria Park (500 metres)

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 85 – USD 94
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Calle 11 N° 2-32- Barrio La Candelaria, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Hotel Augusta

Hotel Augusta offers 60 rooms in the heart of the city, just a 10-minute walk from Plaza de Bolivar. Modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and city views, while upgraded Junior Suites add separate living rooms.

In addition to a vibrant lobby area, the hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar serving local specialties. Some of the city’s top museums, including the Gold Museum, are a short walk away.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Crepes & Waffles (240 metres)
  • Santa Clara Museum (1 kilometre)
  • Palacio Echeverry (1 kilometre)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 46 – USD 133
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Avenida Jimenez No 4-77, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota’s Top Attractions: Gold Museum

bogota's gold museum, bogota's top attractions
Photo| Gold Museum| Shutterstock – KARSALY HIDALGO

Locally known as El Museo del Oro, one of Bogota’s tops attractions is the Gold Museum which is the most-famous museum and one of the most fascinating in South America. Journey back in time as you explore its extraordinary collection of pre-Hispanic gold and historic artefacts laid out in thematic rooms, which feature pottery displays from 1500 B.C, gold masks and historic jewellery.

Tips for Visiting Gold Museum

  • Learn how mining and metalworking were used to create pieces of art in The Working of Metals exhibition.
  • Don’t miss the ceremonial crowns and hunting objects in The Cosmology and Symbolism exhibition.
  • Got the kids in tow? Visit the Exploratorium’s collection of interactive exhibits.

Best Hotels near Gold Museum

Hotel Casa de la Vega

Located in the historic centre of Bogota, Hotel Casa de la Vega is a boutique hotel with 15 charming rooms. Take advantage of the 24-hour Restaurant and Snack Bar, as well as the in-room dining and complimentary breakfast.

Save money by staying in a Standard Room, which features a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, or upgrade to a spacious Suite for a separate living area and sofa bed. Certain rooms have heating, while washing and ironing are available upon request.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Gold Museum (500 metres)
  • Teatro Libre Centro (250 metres)
  • Juan Valdez Café (130 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 47 – USD 67
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Carrera 4 No 12B-49, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Hotel Avenida Jimenez

Hotel Avenida Jimenez
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Offering an affordable 4-star stay, Hotel Avenida Jimenez was founded in 1914 and is beloved for its personalized services and excellent city-centre location. The 11 rooms feature custom-designed furniture, flat-screen TVs, central heating and city views, while Standard Triple Rooms add sofa beds and Superior Suites include standalone tubs.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the on-site breakfast, which includes tropical fruits and Colombian coffee, as well as at the hotel’s inviting terrace with a beautiful garden. You can also unwind in the 5th-floor shared lounge or request a tourist shuttle to reach the city’s top sights in style.

Attractions Nearby:

  • La Media Torta (750 metres)
  • International Emerald Museum (500 metres)
  • Plazoleta Chorro de Quevedo (550 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 51 – USD 75
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Avenida Jimenez # 4-69, Santa Fe, Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota’s Top Attractions: Bogota Botanical Garden

Bogota's botanical garden, bogota's top attractions
Photo| Bogota Botanical Garden| Shutterstock – JAMES WAGSTAFF

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bogota at Bogota Botanical Garden, which houses plants from across Colombia. Follow the scenic paths through the 19-hectare garden to discover areas dedicated to various ecosystems, including the Amazon, Andes mountains and Orinoco basin.

Tips for Visiting the Bogota Botanical Garden

  • Don’t miss the native orchids, rose garden, greenhouse and on-site cafe overlooking a pond.
  • You can pack a picnic or check the calendar for yoga classes.
  • Combine it with a visit to Simon Bolivar Park, only a 10-minute walk away.

Best Hotels near the Bogota Botanical Garden

Hotel Atelier Bogota

Hotel Atelier Bogota, bogota's top attractions
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Hotel Atelier Bogota is nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street five minutes’ walk from the Bogota Botanical Garden. The art-inspired hotel has an on-site restaurant serving a daily breakfast and 24-hour front desk, as well as free airport shuttles.

Inspired by different contemporary artists, the inviting rooms have artwork adorning their walls and feature flat-screen TVs, mini bars and complimentary Wi-Fi. Choose from the O’Keefe Room dedicated to Georgia O’Keefe or the Van Gogh Room, while the Dali Room is sure to inspire your creativity with its dreamlike Surrealism artwork.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Bogota Botanical Garden (500 metres)
  • Ozzy Company (1.1 kilometre)
  • Pastelería Santander (250 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 38 – USD 109
Guest Rating: 9.6
Address: Carrera 71b # 53-11, Barrio Normandia, Engativa, Bogota, Colombia

Bogota Marriott Hotel

Bogota Marriott Hotel
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Located near the area of Sauzalito, Bogota Marriott Hotel is a sanctuary with unique rooms and extended-stay suites. Tune out the city noise with the soundproof windows or watch movies on your flat-screen TV. One Bedroom Suites add extra space with separate living rooms.

On-site dining is highlighted by Italian cuisine at Pimento restaurant and authentic Japanese dishes at Tanoshii, which also features sake-based cocktails and live music. Burn calories in the fitness centre or swim in the indoor pool. The full-service spa offers therapy baths, couple’s massages and facials.

Attractions Nearby:

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 83 – USD 196
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Avenida El Dorado 69b-53, Engativa, Bogota, Colombia

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Bogota’s Top Attractions: Simon Bolivar Park

simon bolivar park, bogota's top attractions
Photo| Simon bolivar Park| Shutterstock – CHRISTOPHER WINFIELD

Bogota’s version of Central Park, Simon Bolivar Park is one of the most popular urban parks in Bogota’s city centre. Surrounded by the city’s main avenues dotted with shops, restaurants and attractions, the lush greenspace offers scenic walking trails, a picturesque lake and picnic spots.

Tips for Visiting Simon Bolívar Park

  • Active travellers can enjoy walking, running or cycling around the lake.
  • Rent a paddleboat and enjoy the natural landscapes from the water.
  • Check the calendar for events, as it hosts concerts in its acoustic venue.

Best Hotels near Simon Bolivar Park

Sheraton Bogota Hotel

Sheraton Bogota Hotel
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Sheraton Bogota Hotel is set in Bogota’s business centre in the Salitre section, near shopping and recreational activities. Classic rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and desks, while Suites add separate living rooms.

Along with complimentary breakfast and 24-hour room service, the on-site Cooks Restaurant offers a wide range of Colombian dishes. Enjoy fresh seafood and live music at Hashi Sushi Bar, relax in the indoor heated pool or head to the spa for a relaxing massage or facial.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Maloka Interactive Center (550 metres)
  • Plaza Claro (1.1 kilometres)
  • Compensar CUR (1.9 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 89 – USD 166
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Avenida Eldorado #69C-80, Engativa, Bogota, Colombia

GHL Hotel Capital

GHL Hotel Capital
Photo| GHL Hotel Capital | Provided by LEONARDO

Offering a quiet getaway in Colombia’s bustling capital city, GHL Hotel Capital boasts complimentary Wi-Fi, a spa with a sauna and massage services and Azafran Restaurant serving Colombian cuisine alongside 10th-floor city views. There’s also a Lobby Bar, steakhouse, meeting rooms and 24-hour reception.

Standard Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, king-size beds and mini bars, while Superior Rooms have two twin-size beds. Junior Suites are the most spacious option, offering separate living rooms and sofa beds.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Plaza Claro (850 metres)
  • Carulla Fresh Market (900 metres)
  • Cinépolis VIP Plaza Claro (1 kilometre)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 54 – USD 148
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Calle 25 B No 69 A 50, Fontibon, Bogota, Colombia

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Colombia’s Cultural Capital Boasts Budget-Friendly Accommodation

Bogota is a sophisticated city of contrasts, packed with beautiful historical sights, world-class museums and photogenic colonial buildings. Make the most of your holiday in Colombia by staying at one of these affordable hotels, which treat you to on-site restaurants, luxe spas, city-view rooms and easy access to the best attractions.

Where do you want to stay in Bogota? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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