The Best Hotels in La Paz, Bolivia, for Every Traveler
Get around the city on the world's largest urban cable car network | © Juan Cristhian Valenzuela / Getty
As the highest capital city in the world, La Paz is sure to take your breath away. You’ll need somewhere to lay your head at night, whether you decide to stay downtown or in a quieter, residential neighborhood. Here are the best hotels in Bolivia’s capital city.
Qhini Hotel Boutique
4.8/5 (29 Reviews)
Qhini Hotel Boutique | Courtesy of Qhini Hotel Boutique / Expedia
Find a peaceful respite from the city in the quiet Obrajes neighborhood. While you’re still only 5km from downtown and a short walk to the cable car line, you’ll still be able to hear running water from a nearby canal and hummingbirds buzzing through the garden from your window-lined room.
Tecno Boutique Hotel
4/5 (4 Reviews)
Tecno Boutique Hotel | Courtesy of Tecno Boutique Hotel / Expedia
Tecno Boutique Hotel, on the south end of La Paz, has remote-controlled blackout curtains in every room and an app to order room service and offer guidebook recommendations. Other selling points, like the panoramic jacuzzi and bar with superb skyline views, makes a stay all the more worthwhile.
4.6/5 (82 Reviews)
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Now from $141 per night
The Atix is found in the largely residential neighborhood of Calacoto, in south La Paz. The 53-room hotel aims to share Bolivia’s cultural wealth with every visitor: rooms feature local materials like Bolivian rosewood and works by artists like Gastón Ugalde. Head to the rooftop bar, +591, for an ice-cold caipirinha come nightfall.
Casa Grande Hotel
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Casa Grande’s impressive exterior, like a futuristic Epcot, hints at the experience awaiting inside. The interiors are just as sleek, with muted tones and dark, hardwood floors throughout. Your stomach may lead you to the eclectic international dishes at the Yerba Buena restaurant. Alternatively, eat dessert first at Puro Gelato & Caffé, before topping off with a nightcap from the rooftop Casabar, which offers one of the best views of the La Paz sunset.
Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa
Boutique Hotel, Luxury
Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa | Courtesy of Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa / Hotels.com
Your room will tower over the rest of the city at Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa, set next to La Paz’s tallest buildings. More action awaits below, as the building is packed with shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Rooms are light-filled with floor-to-ceiling windows and comfy king-size beds. Take advantage of the onsite spa and fitness center for an early morning workout.
Suites Camino Real
4.6/5 (173 Reviews)
Suites Camino Real | Courtesy of Suites Camino Real / Expedia
Now from $99 per night
Awash in jewel tones and black marble, the Suites Camino Real offers a stylish place to rest your head. It provides a relaxing reprieve from the rush-hour crowds, just off the busiest road on La Paz’s south side. Unwind in the health club and spa with its indoor pool, hot tub and sauna – plus there is an oxygen therapy room to help you acclimatize to La Paz’s altitude. There’s plenty to do nearby – we recommend strolling through the Japanese Garden, just two blocks away.
Hotel Mitru Sur
5/5 (9 Reviews)
Hotel Mitru Sur | Courtesy of Hotel Mitru Sur / Expedia
Now from $109 per night
The Hotel Mitru Sur aims to make you feel totally comfortable – from heated floors in the rooms, to Bolivian comfort foods served in the restaurant like ají de fideo and silpancho cochabambino, a dish comprised of rice, potato and breaded meat, topped with a fried egg. A short walk away, you’ll wind up at sites like the Plaza de San Miguel or the Laguna de Cota Cota.
Camino Real Aparthotel
4.5/5 (131 Reviews)
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At the Camino Real Aparthotel, you’ll have a mini apartment to yourself in the heart of downtown La Paz, with all the benefits of room service, housekeeping, a spa and a breakfast buffet. Choose between a one- or two-bedroom unit with full kitchens, a balcony and soundproof windows to ensure a good night’s sleep. Nearby, check out the Plaza Bolivia or the Jaime Laredo outdoor theater.
Ritz Apart Hotel
4.5/5 (138 Reviews)
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Now from $103 per night
Right off a roundabout in La Paz’s San Jorge neighborhood, the Ritz Apart Hotel is a prime location for an extended stay, either alone or as a group. Downstairs, you can dine at the Duke’s Restaurant – where grilled meats, shellfish and pasta line the menu, along with a robust wine list. If you have to venture out, the Ritz Apart Hotel sits next to two of the city’s main cable car lines.
La Casona Hotel Boutique
La Casona Hotel Boutique | Courtesy of La Casona Hotel Boutique / Expedia
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.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Eve Bidmead.
These recommendations were updated on February 12, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.