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No one is ever at a loss for places to stay in Caracas. With shiny towers stretching high into the skyline, hotels fill the city like arepa stands. The real question is where you want to stay and what you want your Caracas experience to be like.
Caracas hotels are among some of the best, and most expensive, in the country. But choose wisely. With a wealth of dodgy neighborhoods and love motels, staying in a nicer hotel in a nicer area is definitely recommended. That being said, Caracas' hotels can be just as glitzy and glamorous---and well-equipped with modern amenities---as anything else in the oil-rich country. Like Caracas itself, you just have to know where to go.
For convenience and location, nothing beats El Parque Central District. You'll be in the heart of it all---but be sure to book ahead at a slightly more upscale hotel. The din of round-the-clock traffic, as well as older facilities, means that more high-end hotels like Hotel Hilton are worth the extra splurge. Mid-range options like Hotel Avila and Plaza Cathedral Hotel also make for great central options.
Doused in a down-and-dirty charm, the Sabana Grande area offers your best range of hotel options in Caracas. Backpackers find bliss at Nuestro Hotel, mid-range travelers enjoy the competent digs of Hotel Odeon, and those looking to truly indulge can't go wrong at Gran Melia Caracas.
Chic, trendy and perennially popular, La Mercedes is a great place for partiers to park themselves. Swanky nightclubs and cool restaurants line the bustling streets, making for your most urbane and sophisticated Caracas experience. Hotels here tend towards boutique, with stylish digs like the simply named Hotel.
If you think you'll be in need of some urban respite, or are just seeking a more upscale experience, Altamira is the place for you. The attractive, safe neighborhood may be a 15 minute subway ride from Centro, but its charming hotels and quiet streets offer an unrivaled reprieve from urban intensity.