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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín

3-star3 stars
Calle 42 #68A - 32, Medellin, Antioquia, 50031, Colombia

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Unicentro Shopping Center
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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Fantastic service
Great location
Great room

Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín

from £30
  • Family Room
  • Superior Room, City View

What’s around Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín


  • In Laureles
  • Atanasio Giradot Stadium - 17-min walk
  • Plaza Mayor Covention Center - 24-min walk
  • Botero Plaza - 34-min walk
  • Unicentro Shopping Center - 11-min walk
  • Lights Park - 23-min walk
  • San Antonio Park - 30-min walk
  • Palacio de la Cultura - 36-min walk

Getting around

  • Medellin (MDE-Jose Maria Cordova Intl.) 64-min drive
  • Estadio Station 9-min walk
  • Suramericana Station 14-min walk
  • Cisneros Station 22-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 130 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built – 0
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Cayena – This bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín’s small print

Also known as

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If you are travelling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents travelling to Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is travelling to Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is travelling to Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the enhanced cleanliness sanitisation guidelines.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • For stays on or after 1 January 2021, citizens of Colombia and foreigners staying for 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Foreigners on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may still be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Optional extras

Cots/Infant beds are available for COP 40000.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín

  • Does Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 12:30 AM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
  • What is there to do near Hotel El Portón de San Joaquín?
    Recommended spots to visit include Unicentro Shopping Center (11-min walk) and Atanasio Giradot Stadium (0.9 mi), along with Lights Park (1.2 mi) and Plaza Mayor Covention Center (1.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 83 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect stay in Medellin!
Incredible experience here during my stay in Medellin! I had planned to change hotels to be closer to Spanish classes I was taking in the Poblado neighborhood, but changed back to this hotel. Wonderful, welcoming, helpful peopl, from the front desk to morning breakfast staff. Room very comfortable (great bed and pillows), very clean, AC, fridge. In a quiet, safe neighborhood right across from a church. Grocery and banks up the street. About a 12-min walk from the Estadio metro station. Walk is down a fairly busy street, which is a plus if you arrive alone at night (I was a solo traveler). I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed staying at this friendly and affordable hotel. Not many English-speaking foreigners in this neighborhood, a plus if you are trying to learn Spanish. Great morning buffet breakfast. Thank you to Maria, Natalia, Diego, and everyone at the hotel for such a great stay!
Rebecca, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice place - and great value for money!
Very friendly staff! Nice breakfast. Clean rooms. Recommendable!
Ulrik, ie3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Try this one in Medellín
Friendly and efficient check-in, drink offered while waiting. Luggage brought to the room. Room was impeccable, well equipped, comfortable bed, good aircon, wifi worked well. Bathroom spacious. Breakfast served at table if late, by chef if early, selection of juices, eggs, bread, cereals, also fruit salad, coffee and various choices of juice offered at table. Better to avoid rooms on 1st/2nd floor due to some noise, some rooms higher up might be exposed to noise from neighbours, city view is a bonus. Location is 10 minutes from the Metro, different restaurants nearby.
Rolf, ie1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice experience in Laureles
I was for two nights, outstanding experience in service and the quality of the facilities. The gym is very basic as well the variety of the breakfast.
Alvaro E, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic, life music great, very clean, great service
altagracia, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great Location. Clean. Great Service.
This is a great hotel. Gustavo and the entire staff has been very helpful and kind. I will come back here for the great service. Free Breakfast. The internet is fast. The room and entire building is clean and well maintained. The AC worked well and without any noise. It is close to many resturants and stores
Felix, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel and location.
This hotel was great. My only difficulty was the language barrier. The staff was very friendly and a few spoke English, but no matter who it was they were very patient and using a translator app on my phone helped a lot. The free breakfast every morning was great and if you didn't feel like going down to the restaurant so mornings they would bring it to your room at no extra charge. My favorite by far was Diego, he was extremely friendly and always wanted to help. We talked about my previous day and what I had planned for the day with Diego providing suggestions that helped me a lot. The location was just 2 blocks from a huge food selection. While the restaurant in the hotel was great I also tried many of the 50 plus food places that were so close near by. The location is very quiet and peaceful with a great big beautiful church directly across the street from it. I recommend checking it out just for the beauty of the building if you get a chance. Back to the hotel, the rooms were nice, just a little small but everything is small in Colombia compared to America so that's understandable. The rooms were all interior rooms so no windows to look outdoors but that didn't bother me too much. Overall I loved my stay at this hotel and I would definitely stay there again when I return to Colombia.
Galen, us9 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great overall marred by a single event.
Mostly very good, beware however that any visitor to your room requires registration and a fee, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. Something to do with the police I’m told. My friends turned up and we were straight up asked “what will you do in your room?” This was highly embarrassing for my friends as it came across as if they were hookers or something. I voiced my complaint and told the manager that they should deal with this in a more softly softly way. It was embarrassing for myself and my poor friends. More tact required.
Paul, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Best part of Cartagena to stay. Close to the Metro but a very safe and lively area with plenty of restraunts and bars. More of a local area. If you want a Gringo trap then head to El Puablito
Craig, ca3 night trip
Good 6.0
Outstanding service, friendly and always willing to serve. We encounter ants in the room, minibar located next to the bed, noisy air conditioning above room.
Rosalba, us3 night trip with friends

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