Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia (III)

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Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia (III)

Nuestra Señora de La Paz commonly recognized as La Paz, is Bolivia’s third most populated city, the seat of the country’s government and the capital of La Paz Department. It is located on the western part of Bolivia at an elevation of about 3,650 m above sea level. In this article we offer you a review of the best hotels in La Paz, Bolivia.

 

8. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: El Rey Palace Hotel, Avenida 20 de Octubre

El Rey Palace comes complete with doorman and elevator music in the halls. Each room has a king-sized bed (some have two) a radio, phone, cable TV, air conditioning, a safe, hair dryer, bidet, Jacuzzi bath, shampoo, soap and telephones in the bathroom and the bedroom. A mini-bar is stocked with good wine. The high-quality wood closets, colonial furniture and plush carpets are an added draw. Buffet breakfast is included in the price. The hotel also has a business center and Internet access at no extra cost. Single rooms are just a bit smaller than doubles. A discount is offered to those staying more than one night and you may have a room for just the day at the discounted price of $30. Weekend prices are much lower than during the week. There’s a restaurant and a quiet piano bar. The staff speaks English and some speak French Canadian.

 

9. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Hotel Ritz, Plaza Isabel la Catolica

Hotel Ritz has suites to suit all tastes. Located in the better part of town, near the Bridge of the Americas, this hotel has British-styled décor (complete with John Peel paintings) and British-style reserve. The suites are large and well decorated and the price includes an excellent buffet breakfast. The starting rate is $121 and it goes up to $177 for two people. However, due to different plans and promotions available, they offer up to 47% discounts (weekends are one of the best times to get a deal).

 

10. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Hacienda Villa-del-Sol

This is an award-winning, five-star hotel that has one-, two- or three-bedroom suites. Located near the golf course, it looks like a North American walled city. The award it won was for the best-constructed hotel in La Paz. Each suite has 60 channels on the cable TV, a bar, balcony, telephones, Internet connection, safes and a wood-burning fireplace.

Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia (II)

Nuestra Señora de La Paz commonly recognized as La Paz, is Bolivia’s third most populated city, the seat of the country’s government and the capital of La Paz Department. It is located on the western part of Bolivia at an elevation of about 3,650 m above sea level. In this article we offer you a review of the best hotels in La Paz, Bolivia.

 

5. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Naira Hostal, Sagarnaga, across from Plaza San Francisco

Located in the center of the tourist area, across from San Francisco Church, the Naira is a convenient place to stay. The large, clean rooms are built around a central courtyard. Although the place is well kept and the showers are clean, we found a few paint chips along the baseboards. Hot water is supplied from a tank.

There is laundry service and a safe for valuables. A restaurant, coffee / bakery shop and an Internet café are on site. Avoid the travel agency downstairs.

 

6. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Hotel Gloria, Calle Potosi

Hotel Gloria is part of Bolivia’s rendition of a chain hotel. The one in La Paz has a fairly well kept lobby, but the rooms have seen better days. All 90 rooms have private baths, central heating and cable TV. Rates include breakfast and transportation to and from the airport. Parking is available and the hotel is located in a convenient area just up from the Prado and very close to Alexander Coffee (go there for breakfast, rather than eating at the Gloria). Other amenities include a money exchange service, Internet access, safe deposit boxes and laundry service. The staff is friendly and helpful. Some speak English.

 

7. Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia: Radisson, Avenida Arce

All 239 rooms in this giant chain hotel have private bathrooms. There is everything on site that any five-star hotel has anywhere in the world, from coffee shops to magazine stores to hairdressers to swimming pools. Dual pricing is practiced here: locals pay less.

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.