JW Marriott Hotel Bogota
What We Love
- La Mina's fine dining and silver-mesh wallpaper is the city’s best hotel dining experience
- Star-studded service levels fit for a demanding guest list
- A drink menu that includes 73 martinis at Dry 73 bar
What To Know
- A bit of a walk to the historic center, home to the city’s main tourist and cultural attractions
- Crowded with business travelers during the week; weekend guests will have the hotel to themselves
- Strictly business district; for some retail therapy, guests will need to head north to Chico
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Colombia’s interiors guru Miguel Soto has carved out opulent public spaces that incorporate the mineral riches that have lured people to Colombia for centuries. Jorge Lizarazo’s Hechizoo design stable provides silver and multicolored copper-mesh flourishes to an impressive double-height lobby and the hotel’s secluded, high-end surf-and-turf restaurant La Mina. In public spaces and guest rooms, a color scheme of cream, brown and red adds a luxurious, soothing touch while contemporary lighting fixtures offer a subtle warm glow.
Bed and Bath
The furnishings in the bedrooms lack the velvet and satin flourish of the public areas, but Soto’s classic interiors strike a historic chord with pre-Colombian gold motifs woven into the carpets and bedding. Orchids, Colombia’s national flowers, decorate every room, and the marble fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms coupled with bath products made from wild plant extracts from the Colombian Andes, add to the hotel’s luxuriant but local feel.
Rafael Suarez’s sophisticated French cuisine brightens up the low-lit restaurant La Mina, an underground homage to Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, the architectural marvel to the north of Bogota. From succulent rib-eye stakes to grilled Maine lobster or glazed New Zealand lamb cutlets, La Mina’s signature specialties are served with specialist salts mined from all over the world. Long-stay guests can work their way through as many as 73 different martinis on offer at the petite bar Dry 73 or take the edge off Bogota’s inclement climate in the underground swimming pool, spa and sauna.
In the Area
For a meal on the town, visit the Chateaubriand at the bastion of French cuisine, Criteriona, or try the sublime ceviche and tiraditos at Peruvian gastronomic phenomenon Astrid & Gaston. Nearby, Tudoresque townhouses have been converted into hip hangouts — favorites include Magnolio or Bruto. Culture buffs shouldn’t leave without visiting the remarkable attic of Olga de Amaral’s townhouse studio, which is filled to the rafters with the celebrated Colombian artist’s beguiling gilded textiles, or picking up something a little more affordable at the city’s top contemporary art gallery, Galeria Casas Reigner.
How to Get There
Very comfortable hotel in a very nice area of Bogota. The room was large and comfortable, the lobby and the restaurant just beautiful. Breakfast was plentiful with a large variety of foods. The reason I'm giving it 4 rather than 5 stars is because the room felt like a business hotel room - very comfortable but with no charm. Still, I have a feeling this is probably your best bet for staying In Bogota.
I am still at this magnificent hotel, actually I arrived this morning, the room is very large and very well appointed.
After having a pizza at the Italian restaurant I left looking for a dark chocolate, unfortunately the hotel does not have a shop,
a few minutes afterward back in my room I got a burlap bag with local candies and in less than five minutes another gentleman came with a tray with my request.
Congratulations to a well run hotel!
I'm Platinum Elite member but I didn't stay this time here because I stayed with relatives...but I had lunch and drinks. Drinks at the lobby with the best Margaritas in the city prepared by Raul... With superb service not just great... Natural Great Customer Service Oriented people... Raul (Training)... Monica... Every one at Circo were amazing. The Lasagna was absolutely perfect with very natural and fresh flavors... my first visit at this hotel and I can't wait to stay here on my next trip... Congratulations.
The entire staff in this hotel was exceptional. Concierge Helbert was top notch and just a pleasure to speak to. They have beautiful restaurants in the hotel. All worth going to. The executive loung was one of the best that we have ever been to and we travel all over the world. Our room was excellent as well and the staff was beyond helpful, courteous, and professional.
The entire staff at this hotel has been exceptional. The afternoon Concierge's, Nataly and Helberth, were both fabulous in providing practical information to make our stay in this fascinating city a great pleasure.