With its centre at 3,650 meters above sea level, La Paz is the world’s highest capital and is crammed to the brim with fun things to do and incredible places to visit. All that sight-seeing can get tiring, so check out the ten best places to rest up while visiting the city.
Why not kick off your trip in style and opt for this five-star business hotel. Along with excellent rooms that offer heaps of natural light and huge double beds, Europa offers guests an excellent spa and pool area which also opens to the public for a daily-use fee – perfect if you’re staying elsewhere but still fancy a dip. For guests, a grand buffet breakfast is served daily and the staff is attentive and helpful.
A great choice for those looking for luxury but who want to avoid mass-chain hotels, Hotel Stannum provides personal and high-end hotel service while retaining a small boutique hotel feel. The Hotel has its own entertainment centre, gym, spa, and business meeting rooms, meaning guests really do have everything at their fingertips. The hotel’s clean, modern décor is unassuming and stylish, and guests will enjoy the bar and restaurant where fine drinks and fusion food are served.
A perfect option for those who seek some independence and flexibility in regards to having more of a personal space, Camino Real Aparthotel provides guests with their own mini apartments in a hotel complex. The restaurant here is regarded as one of the best in the city and provides an eclectic menu, mixing traditional Bolivian dishes with more modern European cuisine.
With a knight in shining armor at the front desk and mirrors which gleam and reflect in almost every corner, the décor in this 80’s inspired hotel may seem slightly paseé, but don’t be put off. Affordable prices, friendly staff and their own on-site travel agency make staying at the Hotel Sagarnaga a great choice for those travelers who want to have all modern amenities without necessarily looking for luxury accommodation.
Alcalá Apart Hotel provides a welcomed break from the sometimes soulless larger hotels that can be found in the city center. This hotel offers guests good-value, fully equipped and cozy apartments overlooking the green and leafy Plaza España. The complex has a good downtown location close to lots of local sights without being right next to the main thrust of the downtown traffic and noise.
Despite its size, La Paz isn’t home to that many small, stylish and independent boutique hotels. Luckily, when you do find one like La Casona you realize that perhaps it’s best to leave it to the places that do it really well, like this one. Offering a highly personalized and luxurious stay to all guests, this small hotel located in the historic center of La Paz is a truly unique place to stay. La Casona is highly recommended to all travelers looking for something a bit different to make their time in the city more special.
Located in the prestigious and elegant neighborhood of El Prado, El Rey Palace Hotel is a comfortable option for those looking to spend slightly less but still experience a top quality stay in one of the city’s nicest areas. A good option for families, the hotel has larger suites and it’s prime location guarantees you’ll be in a safe and sound area. Catering services are available and the function room makes this a great venue for events and parties.
A new hotel located in the sleek and stylish Sopocachi neighborhood, the modern Hotel Madre Tierra is a great option for the solo traveler – its friendly common area is a great place to meet other independent travelers. The hotel has minibars in each room, comfortable beds and helpful staff. Madre Tierra provides affordable accommodation giving travelers the chance to stay in a lovely neighborhood.
A hotel which is surprisingly popular with people from the country as well as tourists, Hotel La Valle is set in a building that shows an attractive mix of the old and new. Two sections of the hotel are set in the older half offering simple yet perfectly adequate rooms, while the newer, modernized part of the hotel features more sophisticated rooms and cable TV. No matter which part of the hotel you stay in, the great treatment from the staff, the prime location downtown and the general comfort of the place make it a good choice.
A simple, clean and comfortable guest house hides behind a bright orange door. Despite being located on one of La Paz’s busiest roads, this place is an oasis of calm away from hustle and bustle of the streets. The friendly, English-speaking owners are incredibly helpful and friendly, making your stay memorable. This is a great budget option to spend a few days in the city.