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Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida

Carrera 3 No 142-60 Bello Horizonte, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470006 Colombia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 124 hotels in Santa Marta
At Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida, we create enriching experiences with sophisticated spaces inspired by the green essence of the Samarian landscape. Elevated design with inventive usage of native resources and ancestral textures that spark new ways of thinking when traveling to Santa Marta, Colombia. Our oceanfront resort is well connected to the Airport (5 minutes’ drive) with privileged direct access to the beach. Find a space to relax and be your best self in one of our 140 guest rooms with partial ocean views or feel inspired in one of our 28 suites with stunning ocean-front views, all rooms feature plush mattresses, complimentary Wi-Fi and LCD TVs. Travel Brilliantly® whether visiting for a family vacation, romantic getaway or attending a conference at Santa Marta. Planning an event? we are experts at crafting and delivering engaging experiences that empower attendees with ample space for 400+ attendees and full catering capabilities. Make plans for an unforgettable stay at Santa Marta Marriott Resor
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Kids club
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Oscar R wrote a review 14 Jun
Aubrey, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
No words to described the great experience at this 5 stars hotel, my family and I enjoyed pretty much our stay at this property, the friendly staff, the extrem care of the customers from all tbe employees and the excelent welcome from Carlos reyes was amazing, that is why we are going back this December to celebrate Christmas. We got an upgrade to the best suite ever, better that wjw marriot, better than w hotels, better than the ritz, better than many others. CONGRATULATIONS MARRIOT PLAYA DORMIDA!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael Nicholas wrote a review Apr 2021
Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
Spectacular week-long stay at the Marriott Playa Dormida Santa Marta Caribbean-resort hotel in April 2021 as Marriott Bonvoy Titanium member. This will be my fifth stay at this hotel, which recognizes Bonvoy status with welcome gift (complimentary breakfast) late check out, and all Bonvoy perks including upgrade to ocean-view suite with jacuzzi. Rooms are new and *****five star ***** and the lobby and common areas are stunning. Employees are always smiling and service is 10/10. Two fine-dining and casual restaurants plus pool and beach-side service with creative and delicious options to satisfy any taste or diet. Caribbean-inspired buffet breakfast with lots of “American” options. Your dollar goes a long way at this hotel including at the restaurants. Best part about this resort hotel aside from friendly staff are the amenities: Pool and beachfront private area with breath-taking sunsets and gym with free weights, leg machines, functional trainer and cardio machines. Didn’t try the spa but looks nice and good mix of adults with some young families (they have kids activities). You may not want to leave the resort but there are lots of activities to do around with miles of beach to walk/run, day trip to Tayrona Park, 20-min taxi to Santa Marta (restaurants and shops), etc! Would love to see Bonvoy elite check-in desk available/staffed to speed up check-in and a few more umbrellas pool-side next time....minor improvements. Special thanks to front-desk manager Carlos and all employees at the Marriott Playa Dormida for making every detail of our stay memorable. Can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gamaliel C wrote a review Mar 2021
32 contributions9 helpful votes
Posted a review some months ago and we’re just returning from a brief vacation there. In a nutshell, if you’re still thinking about your plans for Easter Week Semana Santa, and you would like to travel, don’t hesitate and come here! Amazing place, great weather and amazing personnel!! An important word of caution: follow the news closely because the city can publish new decrees, all the hotels must comply with, not their fault, that can impact your vacation experience, e.g. beaches opening hours. The Spa is now open. My daughter LOVED her 80 minutes treatment. Gym is also working in perfect order. Everything is done following very strict health protocols. They have Saturday night theme dinners (Spain during our weekend - delicious) with live local talent - music and dancers, very nice evening. Reasonable prices. Sunday brunch has been added too. Lots of variety in food, fruits, salad, breads, the works. Plus Gin and bubbles. All you can eat/drink. Perfect Sunday afternoon. Excellent keeping of the rooms, the amenities and all of the public areas. I guess that the key point that I’m trying to convey here is: I do admire the people that independently of the adverse circumstances, is always trying their best and looking for alternatives to provide value added experiences. Hats 🎩 off to the GM, Rooms Manager, Guest Relations Manager, all of the Leadership Team and particularly the hard working people, but always with a Caribbean smile, that makes this place a great place. I will keep coming back.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sandra A wrote a review Feb 2021
10 contributions
This hotel and its service is unbelievable!! Beds are very comfortable and the room was spacious. There covid protocal was excellent. I felt very safe! We have been to Santa marta 3 times but this is our first time at the Marriot! The hotel is beautiful and it is close to the airport. The service is amazing. Staff knew us by name! The beach is beautiful and the pool is great... the only thing i would improve is the breakfast buffet.. I look forward to returning to this hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Justtravel wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions5 helpful votes
Lots of screaming kids at the pool area especially on weekends its pretty crowded with no available daybeds to use. Found out theres a fee to pay for their little cabanas. Also, rooms have no tubs and wifi sucks even with premium connection. Staying for a week but honestly not enjoying it, kind of regretted booking this place. The only good thing was the buffet breakfast. I wont come back.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Carlos Reyes, Guest Services / Front Office at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Dear Traveler, As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for all the issues that you had during your recently stay with us. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure that this was an isolated issue that is corrected moving forward. Upholding our commitment to provide a memorable experience with exceptional service, we hope to have an opportunity to better your experience with us whenever your travels bring you back to Santa Marta. Best Regards, Carlos Andrés Reyes Díaz Guest Relation Manager
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US$117 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de Santa Marta (6.5 km), Centro Comercial Zazue Plaza (1.5 km), and Playa Salguero (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tsuki Sushi Bar, Isola Sarda, and DI VINO.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.