Santa Marta has the full spectrum of lodging options, from inexpensive inns to luxury hotels facing the bay. At some of the dirt-cheap hostels it is possible that you will encounter open drug use. For a few dollars more, you can find safer and quieter quarters elsewhere. An unusual feature of Santa Marta is that budget hotels can be found almost anyplace in the city, though most are concentrated on Calles 10C and 11. Most places, even in the luxury price range, have only room-temperature water (which, in this climate, can be quite warm).Many hotels raise prices in the high seasons, when reservations are recommended.