Finding a Hotel
This is a continuation of my previous hotel tip.
Before visiting Caracas I did a pretty extensive search for hotels trying to find the best hotel based on price, location and safety. Unfortunately many of the "winners" didn't respond to my email or were booked so I had to keep on searching (which is good for you). I've also included some reviews and warnings I found on some of the cheaper hotels. Just remember all of this info came from others...its just my collection of their advice.
All of the following hotels were recommended by someone in VT, Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor….etc. I obviously haven't stayed at these hotels. Address groupings are very loose....
Three Districts/Areas to Consider
Sabana Grande - which is in the center of the city (midtown or new downtown) & rates range from $100 to $400+++. You will be able to find bargain hotels here
Plaza Catedral Hotel Address: Plaza bolívar, The center , Caracas 1010, Venezuela – great location, church bell next door rings every 15 minutes (get interior room) Telephone: 0212 564 2111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuestro Hotel (Hostel) Address: Calle el colegio cnr av casanova, Sabana grande , Caracas , Venezuela - Backpacker hotel in sex district, (federal district) unsafe @night – great place to meet other travelers – Very helpful staff, laundry service, luggage storage and airport pickup by their knowledgeable English-speaking driver, Sr Ferrer. * Telephone: 0212 761 5431 * Email: email@example.com
Hotel La Mirage (Hotel) * Neighbourhood: Sabana Grand - seedy area but one of the few hotels that does not rent by the hour. safe cheap, Telephone: 0212 793 2733
Hotel Ritz (Hotel)Address: Av las palmas, cnr av libertador, Sabana grande , Caracas , Venezuela Telephone: 0212 793 7811
Posada del Hidalgo (Hotel) Address: Av la playa, urbanización alamo, Macuto , Caracas , Venezuela
Located in Macuto, a 20min ride from the airport, this is one of the better deals along the Litoral Central, as the stretch of coast over the mountains from Caracas is known. Fronted by a locally popular tasca (Spanish tavern), it's a well-run ship with a personable crew. Telephone: 212 414 8460
Hotel Cristal (Hotel) - Telephone: 0212 761 9131 - Address: Blvd de sabana grande, pasaje asunción, Sabana grande , Caracas , Venezuela - Right on the boulevard, this isn't the classiest place but it has lots of spacious, serviceable rooms, some with blue balconies overlooking (and hearing) the activity below. The entrance is on a pedestrian passage that is fondly referred to as La Puñalada (The Stab), with a string of gay-oriented tascas (Spanish-style bar-restaurants).
hotel la floresta – clean basic, hot water, close to subway – good location – hotel staff not helpful - 255 bolivars $55 – reports of LOCKED luggage and $ being stolen from the rooms. Telephone: 212 263 1955. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hotellafloresta.com
The Backpackers Hostel, Caracas – federal district -The cheapest backpackers place located near the most popular shopping area of Caracas city. Great for meeting other travelers. No dormitories available. No kitchen. No B&B Price From: US$ 16 per double room. ! Area located is VERY unsafe at night, rents rooms by the hour, no hot water. Does have 24 hours pick up service. No website.
Chacao – which is the safe upscale area (all the locals I talked to recommend staying in this district). Hotels here are more expensive but every local I talked to recommend that I stay in this area (it’s the safest).
Hotel Campo Alegre in Chacao Teléfono:(212) 2653946 (212) 2653947 (212) 2658028 Dirección:2da. Av. Campo Alegre c/c Páez Chacao, Miranda
Altamira Suites – can book through trip advisor –$95 – recommended by many including lonely planet. Single 44 ; Doble o matrimonial $ 51 ; Triple $ 58 ; Cuadruple $ 64
Hotel Gabiral - Teléfono: (212) 7816908 (212) 7931156 (212) 7930956 Dirección: Prolong. Av. Las Acacias, calle Los Hoteles Sabana Grande, Distrito Capital
Hotel Altamira $42 to $80 night – review score 62%. , Av Jose Felix Sosa, Altamira Sur (near Britanica Tower), ☎ +58 (212) 267-4284, 267-4255 (email@example.com (email does not work), fax: (58-212) 267-1926). Decent part of town. Safe. Hot water takes time. in the middle of Altamira, which is one of Caracas' safer neighbourhoods. One block from the Canadian Embassy and one block from Altamira Metro Station and 10 minute walking distance from Sambil Mall (which is Caracas' largest mall, and boasts some 500 different stores and restaurants
Hotel El Cid is located 1 block north of FdeM, in La Castellana, which is between Altamira and Bello Campo. you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone: 212-2630691, 212-2631715, fax:212-2635578. $130 ///// http://www.hotelresidencialelcid.com Email Address: email@example.com
Hotel La Floresta is the closest to FdeM and a metro station, a few steps south, in Altamira. you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 212-2631955, they have an option for english./// Avenida Avila | Altamira Sur, Caracas, Venezuela _ $179 according to real travel.com
Presidential hotel $195 night on priceline
Embassy Suites - $209 – has rooms on price line starting at $280
Centro Lido - $155
Eurobuilding - $266
Best Western - $337.50
area around the Airport - ideal if you are coming/going to the Airport. It’s also a safer area.
Hotel Santiago**, by the airport - Perfect place if you are arriving late or flying early. Bedrooms with AC, TV and private bathroom. Bar & restaurant. 24 hours reception. Price From:US$ 48 per double room. Airport pick up available. Telephone 02127615431
Hotel Catimar 5 minutes from the airport. Airport pick-up service for 7.50 USD. Hotel bar. No hot water or English