Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia (I)
1. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Residencial Rosario – Calle Illampu 704
Rooms with a private bath cost 40% more than those without. Accommodations cluster around a courtyard that is comfortable and appealing. We think the rates are high, but they do include a good buffet breakfast at the on-site restaurant. A tour agency in the hotel caters to climbers and a sauna caters to sore muscles. The owners have a second establishment in Copacabana and they will readily transfer you from one place to the other. This is a clean, safe and convenient place to stay.
2. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Hotel España – Avenida 6 de Agosto #2074
Hotel España is located on the main street heading toward the better part of town. The large rooms (single, double or triple) have private baths, telephones and a TV. Rates include a continental breakfast and Internet access. There is a restaurant, laundry, beauty shop and garage.
3. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Gran Hotel Paris – Plaza Murillo
Gran Hotel Paris was built in 1911 and its elegance has grown with age. It has everything from single rooms to suites that overlook the plaza. The rates include an American buffet breakfast. Each large room, tastefully decorated, has a full bath, with everything included – shampoo, hair dryer, bath beads, fluffy towels, soap and toilet paper. Set in a colonial mansion, the hotel has high ceilings and wide hallways. Each floor has a sitting area and the rooms have fireplaces, personal safes, a rich wood writing desk and bed lamps. Accessories, like curtains and carpets, are coordinated, and all rooms have small balconies. The suite has a sitting room and a sleeping room. The doors to the rooms are operated with electronic entrance cards. Artwork on the walls is mostly petit point and the chairs are tapestry. An entertainment hall often has professional performances with tickets costing around $10. This place is a nice treat, but even if you can’t stay, try to get here for a steak dinner ($5), a glass of wine and a concert.
4. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Max Inn Hotel – Avenida Sucre #1494 on Plaza Mariscal Sucre
The Max has a large foyer and nice halls. The rooms are of moderate size, with bright lights, carpets, mini bars, cable TV and fans. Bathrooms feature hair dryers and small tub / showers. There is also a garage. Breakfast is included. We weren’t all that impressed with the staff, nor were they with us. They seemed suspicious when we wanted to look around. The hotel offers a 2ó-hour city tour for $2.