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 /

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

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 Maya 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 Guatemala City.

1. Adriatika Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

A sprawling sitting area adorned with contemporary art pieces at the Adriatika Hotel Boutique
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The Adriatika Hotel Boutique is just minutes away from La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, 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.

2. Hilton Guatemala City

Chain Hotel

A grand one-bed guest room with local art on display at the Hilton Guatemala City
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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 two whirlpools, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

3. Barceló Guatemala City

Chain Hotel

The blue-tiled outdoor pool area with sun loungers and a shaded dining terrace at the Barceló Guatemala City
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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 this hotel in Guatemala City 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.

4. Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Independent Hotel

The indoor pool with cushioned loungers and a bar at the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel
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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.

5. AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City

Chain Hotel

The multilevel AC Hotel by Marriott Guatemala City illuminated at night
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The AC Hotel by Marriott is the only hotel in the upscale Paseo Cayalá development in the Zona 16 neighborhood. 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.

6. Clarion Suites Guatemala

Chain Hotel

A spacious one-bedroom suite adorned with golden tones at the Clarion Suites
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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.

7. Hostal Villa Toscana


A cozy and traditional one-bed guest room with wooden furniture at the 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.

8. Hotel Casa Veranda

Independent Hotel

A bright and large one-bed guest room with a balcony at the Hotel Casa Veranda
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Just off Avenida La Reforma and only two blocks from the Plaza España is where you’ll find Hotel Casa Veranda. This upscale hotel in Guatemala City 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.

9. Hotel Guatemala Inn


A two-bed guest room with ornate headboards and dark red drapery at the Hotel Guatemala Inn
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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 into the hotel, 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.

10. Eco Suites Uxlabil Ciudad de Guatemala

Eco Hotel

A traditional one-bed guest room with a wooden headboard and tile floors at the Eco Suites Uxlabil Guatemala City
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Stay a day, week or month at Eco Suites Uxlabil, a Maya-inspired aparthotel in Colonia Oakland in Zona 10. The bright-red building has everything you’ll need under one roof, from fully equipped kitchens to cozy reading nooks and a secluded, covered patio. Apartments sleep between two and five people and include hotel services, such as daily housekeeping, throughout your stay.

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