Hotels in Guatemala
Accommodation in Guatemala can be varied, and the quality of the hotel can really vary depending on where you visit. Over the years, some really lovely properties have opened in both Antigua and Lake Atitlan, two of the more popular places to visit in the country. Here you will find a nice blend of luxury accommodation and colonial charm. This is especially true in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where many of the buildings are built in a very traditional, colonial style.
As you venture out from these cities, the accommodation becomes progressively simpler, so it is important to work with experts to make sure your hotel is going to meet your expectations. Nowhere in Guatemala will you find any large chain hotels, which is one thing we love about the country. Each property you stay in is sure to feel boutique, intimate and unique.
Guatemala Hotel Ideas
Our specialists have traveled every inch of Guatemala and stayed in countless hotels so that we can recommend only the very best ones to match your preferences. Whether you want to stay at the hottest property in the area or are looking for somewhere with rustic charm, our handpicked selection of hotels has every angle covered.
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Santa Catarina Palopo, Guatemala
Best for: Culture
Previously a private estate but now an exclusive beautifully decorated hotel overlooking the startlingly blue Lake Atitlan and surrounded by breathtaking volcanoes and indigenous villages - one of Central America's most spectacular sights.
Best for: Culture, Short Break, Adventure
Set on one of Antigua's famed cobblestone streets, El Convento is a luxury boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere and is a haven of peace from which to discover the city’s magnificent heritage. This is the perfect introduction to Guatemala.
Near Panajachel, Guatemala
Best for: Culture
Hotel Atitlan has a superb location on the fringes of Guatemala's Lake Atitlan, with most rooms benefiting from the most spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes beyond. The hotel has 60 unique rooms and plenty of facilities to complement your stay.
Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala
Best for: Culture, Adventure
Francis Ford Coppola's secluded jungle retreat, La Lancha, is a charming hideaway located on the unspoiled shores of Lake Peten Itza and the most comfortable base for visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal that rise majestically out of the rainforest.
Best for: Adventure, Culture, Off the beaten track, Wildlife
Set in the jungle overlooking Quexil Lagoon and near the great Mayan city of Tikal, Las Lagunas is a comfortable boutique lodge with just 19 suites. The lodge has a private reserve where wildlife, especially birds and monkeys, may be observed.
San Rafael Hotel
Best for: Culture, Couples
Centerd around two lush courtyard gardens in true Guatemalan style, San Rafael Hotel is a charming base from which the explore the colonial city of Antigua. With just seven rooms and suites it is perfect for couples and offers plenty of privacy.
Guatemala Hotels by Location
Our handpicked collection of hotels in Guatemala come highly recommended by our specialists, based on their personal experiences of staying in them. Whatever is most important to you – be that location, facilities, character or something else entirely – we can help you choose the perfect hotel to suit you.
Guatemala Hotels by Grade
Our specialists have traveled extensively in Guatemala making sure to leave no stone unturned. We’ve curated a handpicked selection of hotels based on our first-hand experiences and awarded each one a Scott Dunn Hotel Grade, so that you can opt for anything from simple to limitless and everything in between.
Luxury boutique hotels with charm and character
First-class hotels with the facilities and service to match