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Hotel LP Columbus

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was terrible. Upon arrival, we noticed the entry area smelled like gas. I attributed this to maybe it was coming from the street. When we got to our room, the room smelled 10x more heavier of gas/butane. Called the front desk to ask if we could moved rooms and they said the hotel was full (which I do not believe). The smell was so strong that we had to open the windows the entire night and even then still woke up with a headache. This made for a loud night because we heard traffic all night. The hotel was dark and dingy. When we got to our floor, the hall lights were turned off. The room was decently clean I suppose. The location of the hotel is not very convenient to the main attractions of La Paz. I would definitely not recommend -- for the same price or cheaper, there are much better options.

Location was very convinient. We were able to navigate La Paz from the hotel location. The low review is due to the uncorftomness of the room. The bed had no bed frame and it would roll all over the room due the missing lock on the wheels. I asked a room attendant if something could be done and shamefully she just stucked the wheels with small cardboard pieces. The actual design lacks on common sense. The big roll shade on the window makes your already limited panorama more limited, you have to roll up the whole thing if you want to look outside during the night. A mini bar that uses the space of a more comfortable chair (who's buying an expensive bottle of water when you have the minimarket near the hotel selling it for less than the half). The lay out of the bathroom is also ridiculous. A glass sliding door that half of it is frozen glass and the other half is see through, come on! Where's the privacy? Regardless if you are with your couple you need privacy for number 1 or 2! Seriously, the hotel looks nice and neat on the putside but once you get to the dark hallways it makes you think if you are in a hotel or a cheap motel with white cheap hollow doors and a perturbing smell of oil or cleaning chemical even inside the room. Something that finally broke my patience was that on the last night around 10:30 pm the person at rhe front desk called our room telling me that my checkout was the next day and that they only wnated to know if we needed a taxi to take us to the airport. I was so irritated first, we went to bed early because we had to catch a flight early next day. Second, the guy immediatily said, "Oh, if you don't want me to program a taxi right now you can ways program it tomorrow early, they're always arpind the hotel anyways" I literally wanted to go off on him! Why did he call the room and wake us if the taxi could be called early in the morning? I hate to throw people under the bus, but the service of the staff is not as friendly and genuine as in Peru or Mexico. Main front desk guy was very condescending and robotic. It seems to be a patron for whoever holds a supervisor position in Bolivia. We notice the same with a server in Uyuni. I'm not sure if there's a better or worse place to stay in La Paz. I checked reviews before booking and normally my expectations are reached. This time didn't happened!

This is a modern, comfortable property in a good location, being just in between the Sopocachi and downtown areas of La Paz. Although it's not an easy city to walk around, everything you'd want to see is within reasonable walking distance of the hotel. The staff are friendly enough and the property seems clean and well maintained, but there are annoyances that rather mar the experience. However, since it is a 3* property and is offering 3* rates, the experience is pretty much 3*. The rooms are modern and bright, with the walls, linens, towels and bathroom all a bright white. The bedding is clean and fresh, although the towels are suspiciously stained. The bed is comfortable, but the lighting is a bit harsh and some of the lights in the room - notably the reading lights over the desk - didn't work. There are blinds on the window that do little to blot out light. The bathroom is modern with a wide, walk in shower, with very good hot water pressure. The basin is in between the room and the bathroom, but has been installed at a weird angle. Soap, shampoo & conditioner are all supplied in dispensers screwed to the walls and there's no other amenity such as a hairdryer. There is a fridge with very expensive mini bar, but nothing much else in the room other than a flat screen TV which I never used. Noise is the primary issue for this property. The windows are double glazed, but they may as well not be. In fact, they may as well be wide open for all the sound proofing from the street. Even conversations from locals on foot are clearly heard in the rooms. Internally, the walls are super thin and you will hear every single word spoken by your neighbours - as well as all their movements - and the bathrooms are so badly insulated that you'll also know every single function they're performing. Breakfast is provided in a clean, modern cafeteria, but despite having four or five staff on hand, they don't seem very up to speed. Coffee ran out, the hot items all ran out, water was always running out, yet the staff did little to replenish. Boiled eggs were served, but despite being hot to touch, they were actually raw when cracked. However, there is a wide selection of fresh fruits and cereals, as well as some rather unappetizing cheese and spam. WIFI is available throughout the property and the front desk will also print things if you need them, by emailing them your document. They'll also call taxis for you and they do provide a map of La Paz, with all the tourist spots highlighted. It's a perfectly OK 3* experience, but the noise is something that really lets the property down.

Very clean room with lots of blankets even though our room was warm enough. Big soft towels. Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap provided. Lots of TP. Very professional, nice staff. Felt very safe here too. Water in shower took a while to heat up but got plenty hot.

Great location if you are in town to attend a football game at the stadium across the plaza, but otherwise I'd give it a miss. It was a standard corporate-style hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the facilities all clean and adequate, but the building and rooms lacked charm. The addition of two taxes increased the actual rate quoted online by a fair whack. An experience with a terrible mattress and a room service charge for someone else being attributed to us by mistake soured an otherwise neutral experience.

This hotels offers everything one needs for a basic stay in La Paz. The beds and pillows are comfy and the shower works great. Clean rooms with wifi, cable, heating and a good amount of natural light. Food at the hotel is very good and fair priced. Staff is attentive and cordial and the hotel is walking distance from the main sights i the city.

Very nice place to stay in the heart of La Paz . The rooms are very clean with all required things. Amazing / Very soft spoken staff members . No problem for an English Traveller . Good Breakfast which is free. I would highly recommend it ...

Rooms are fine but staff are very hard to communicate with and are slow... if you like punctuality then we wouldn't recommend staying here. Walls are also very thin so you feel as if you are sharing a room with your neighbors.

Our room was comfortable and clean and tidy. We had a good hot shower despite water restrictions in La Paz with many properties left without water for days on end. We were given only one towel to share between us for a queen room which was disappointing. The breakfast was ok. Our flight was delayed getting into La Paz and we were unable to get any room service when we arrived as the kitchen was closed. The reception staff speak clear, fluent English - the clarity of directions they provided was mixed depending on which staff member you got on the desk. It is a nice walk into town but be prepared to walk 15-20mins each way.

We are a couple and upon check in we only had 1 single bed in the room. I called reception who couldn't really understand what I was saying on the phone, so he promptly came up to the room and ended up moving us to a room with 2 singles (we didn't mind pushing the beds together). The room itself was very small and the bed extremely uncomfortable. We put a blanket under the sheets to attempt to make the bed a little bit more comfortable but this did not help. My partners bed was actually broken and sloped outwards. The beds were so uncomfortable it felt as though we were sleeping on a park bench. During the night I moved all my blankets onto the floor and slept there as that was more comfortable than the bed. The bathroom was ok and shower pressure very good. Buffet breakfast was another let down. If you wanted eggs you needed to pay for them and they did not offer a very large selection. They didn't even provide cut up fruit. The hotel is located about a 20min walk to the centre we you can find shops, markets and restaurants. I would like to say how helpful the staff were. They helped us with taxis, provided information on local restaurants and happily answered any questions we had.

Av Illimani 1990 La Paz

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Hernando Siles Stadium
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown La Paz, Hotel LP Columbus is adjacent to Hernando Siles Stadium and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Plaza Murillo. This 3-star hotel has 37 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Located in central La Paz, the hotel is also near La Paz Metropolitan Cathedral and San Francisco Church.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 37 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

Hotel LP Columbus features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with a shopping center shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and wedding services.

Room options

Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 262 reviews