The Best Hotels in Guatemala City, Guatemala

You'll be wowed by the views from the AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City
You'll be wowed by the views from the AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City | Courtesy of AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City / Booking.com
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3 March 2021

The Mayan ruins of Tikal and glittering Lake Atitlán may draw you in, but leave time to explore Guatemala City from these top hotels.

The capital city of Guatemala is home to almost a million residents. It can sometimes feel like there are just as many hotels. While many travelers pass through on their way to explore Mayan culture, tropical jungles and picturesque Antigua, Guatemala City itself is worth a second look. Cut through the noise with this list of the best hotels in the city.

Adriatika Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.4/5 (142 Reviews)
Adriatika Hotel Boutique
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Price Drop
Now from $95 per night

The Adriatika Hotel Boutique is just minutes away from Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport, near the tree-lined, monument-studded Avenida Las Americas. Every suite, complete with city views, features modern furnishings, a living room and a kitchenette. A couple of blocks away, the Hangares metro station will take you anywhere you want to go, while the towering Parque Las Américas mall is just up the road.

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Hilton Guatemala City

Chain Hotel
4.3/5 (493 Reviews)
Hilton Guatemala City
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Price Drop
Now from $117 per night

Opened in 2018, the Hilton Guatemala City takes inspiration from the colonial-style architecture prevalent around town. Dodge the bustling downtown by staying here, half an hour outside the city in a leafy residential neighborhood. Each room features Spanish-style details, such as exposed beam ceilings, arched accent walls and local art. Looking to unwind? Have your pick between the Hilton’s two whirlpools, outdoor pool and sauna.

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Barceló Guatemala City

Chain Hotel
4.6/5 (1079 Reviews)
Barceló Guatemala City
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Price Drop
Now from $76 per night

Brightly lit rooms at Barceló overlook Seventh Avenue, a busy street near Avenida Las Americas and La Aurora International Airport. It’s perfect for travelers planning to stay in the popular business district, and the rest of the city is easily accessible via public transport. A stay at Barceló includes a fully equipped gym and an outdoor pool. Several restaurants are on-site, including a patio-side grill, an innovative sushi spot and a rotating buffet.

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Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Independent Hotel
4.4/5 (962 Reviews)
Grand Tikal Futura Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $95 per night

Staying in the city has its benefits. In the Zona 11 neighborhood, on the southwest end of the city, the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel is steps away from the Miraflores Mall, filled with shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Inside the hotel, luxurious rooms are some of the largest in the city – even the smallest have living areas. Take a dip in the indoor pool before heading down for a massage or yoga class at the elegant Natura Gym and Spa.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City

Chain Hotel
4.2/5 (375 Reviews)
AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City
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Price Drop
Now from $94 per night

The AC Hotel by Marriott is the only hotel in the upscale Paseo Cayalá development in Guatemala City’s Zona 16. Rich, dark earth tones and modern furniture adorn each room. Upstairs, the AC Lounge provides warm lighting, cold drinks and views of the city skyline. Head outside for world-class shopping, or trek through the nature trails at the Ecological and Sports Park Cayalá, a short walk from the hotel.

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  • Clarion Suites Guatemala

    Chain Hotel
    4.4/5 (777 Reviews)
    Clarion Suites
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    Price Drop
    Now from $79 per night

    This 17-story hotel stacks up against the other skyscrapers in Zona 10, just a few blocks from the busy Avenida La Reforma and La Aurora International Airport. It’s also close to popular spots such as La Aurora Zoo, the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing, and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. The modern rooms at the Clarion are only topped by the food at the on-site restaurant, La Poza, which serves dishes such as tuna loin with escargot and sea bass with Spanish chorizo.

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    Hostal Villa Toscana

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    Hostal Villa Toscana
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    While just across the street from the airport, the Hostal Villa Toscana is a tucked-away guesthouse, offering shelter within a gated neighborhood. Antique touches, such as a colonial-age fountain, hint at the house’s heritage. A stay here comes with a complimentary breakfast each morning, plus a free airport shuttle.

    Hotel Casa Veranda

    Independent Hotel
    4.3/5 (468 Reviews)
    Hotel Casa Veranda
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    Price Drop
    Now from $108 per night

    Just off Avenida La Reforma and only two blocks from the Plaza España is where you’ll find Hotel Casa Veranda. This upscale accommodation features bright jewel tones and fresh flowers in each of its suites. Make the most of the breakfast buffet each morning, complete with omelets, yogurt, cheese and fresh bread. Active travelers can take advantage of the on-site gym and steam room for an early-morning workout.

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    Hotel Guatemala Inn

    Inn
    3.9/5 (280 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $0 per night

    At five stories tall and taking up half a city block, the Hotel Guatemala Inn is intimidating at first, with its sculpted, ornamental façade. However, once you check-in, you’ll feel right at home in the traditional, homey suites, which are surprisingly quiet given the location. A real highlight is the lush restaurant patio overflowing with flowers – fill up on the American-style breakfast.

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    These recommendations were updated on March 3, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Kylie Madry

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