"Wonderful relaxing place to stay in a chaotic town"
Just steps from the famous market, the Mayan Inn offers a tranquil oasis. The outdoor, courtyard-style public areas are secluded, well furnished and beautifully landscaped. You'll spend time there because that's where the wifi is (you only get wifi in your room if you happen to be placed near a router), but that's fine because the courtyards are a great place to hang out. The bar and lounge are cozy and a nice for relaxing and comparing notes with other travelers. The staff is ever-present and attentive, offering both service and security, but never smothering you or hard-selling you -- we had help when we needed it to light our fireplace and refill our water pitcher, but we weren't bothered otherwise. (We interacted with the staff in Spanish, but I heard English spoken by the front desk and bar staff, so I think an English-speaking guest with limited Spanish will get on just fine.)
The inn is a single-story affair occupying two different buildings on opposite sides of the street. It's an older property built mainly of stone, in excellent physical and aesthetic condition that makes a virtue of its antiquity. Our room was large and well furnished, and our queen-sized bed sat on an antique hand-carved wooden frame with a pretty painted headboard. The wood-burning fireplace was clean and well drafted; we had no problems with smoke smell in the room, and we were given plenty of wood to keep it going on a cool night. The bathroom was modest but functional and clean.
Traveller from Mexico City
Situated in the mountains, this inn is steps from Santo Tomas Church, Chichicastenango Regional Museum, and Chichi Market …More
The hotel is simply gorgeous and the staff is caring and attentive. Since I made the reservation, the staff got in touch with me to ask me if I wanted to arrive earlier to have lunch. Unfortunately, we arrived a bit late, but they still welcomed us with amazing smoothies and snacks. Since there was no one at the hotel, we got upgraded to one of the domes overlooking the lake. The entire weekend the staff took care of us. The food was delicious (it's all-inclusive). And there are kayaks and paddle boats for guests to use. We also received a complimentary foot massage and sauna time in their mayan sauna. It was an unforgettable weekend and I highly recommend the hotel to anyone who wants to splurge a bit and stay at spa-type hotel. It was totally worth it!
Traveller from Lima, Peru
Located in Agua Escondida, this spa resort is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from The Maya Traditions Herbal Medicine Garden and 8.2 mi …More
The hotel is much closer than Flores. Therefore the ride back after the ruins is much more convenient. Lovely pool and awesome private access to the beach. The staff is super friendly and if we missed anything they took care of preparing us with all that was asked. For the price its much more worth the value than to pay a hostel per person if going with a large group. Went with 10 year old son and he couldnt get enough of the kayaks or pool.
Traveller from NY
Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Biotopo Cerro Cahui and within 25 mi (40 km) of Mundo Maya …More
Staff very friendly and helpful. Helped us set up a guide for Tikal for the next day trip. AC was awesome, pool was very good ... Only BAD thing, there were a few bugs in the first room. However they changed us to another room and it was bug free from what I could see.
Traveller from Las Vegas
Located in the heart of Santa Elena, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mundo Maya International Mall and Central Park …More