Traditionally, a family homestay is an integral part of every Spanish immersion course and most of our students choose this option to increase their exposure to native Spanish speakers. Not everyone is comfortable living in the home of a local family, however, and we can also arrange a room in a hotel for you.
As one of Guatemala's most popular tourist destinations, Antigua Guatemala is well prepared for international travelers and there are hotels for all tastes and budgets – from basic hostels to five-star hotels with all modern amenities. Many hotels – particularly upscale hotels – are situated in restored colonial buildings with beautiful garden courtyards.
As a general rule, hotels in Antigua are more expensive than in other parts of the country. Space is at a premium in and around the historic center, which has driven up the cost of real estate as well as the price you have to pay for a decent hotel room.
We have selected several nice and well-managed hotels we work with regularly and will be happy to make a reservation on your behalf. The hotels are located within a few city blocks from Ixchel Spanish School, approximately five to ten minutes on foot. They are also only a short distance from the Central Park and most places of interest in town are within easy walking distance.
Hotels normally require a deposit or advance payment to secure your reservation.
Hotels for all tastes and budgets are available in Antigua Guatemala – from basic hostels to five-star hotels with all modern amenities.
Some hotels are booked out several weeks, sometimes even months, in advance during the high season (particularly around Christmas and New Year's Day, and during Lent and Easter week). If you plan to visit Antigua at these times, we recommend you book early.
Porta Hotel Antigua is one of the finest hotels in Antigua. It occupies an entire city block and features beautiful gardens, two solar-heated swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar, concierge service and a playground for children.
Porta Hotel Antigua has 100 fully equipped rooms and suites. Standard rooms have a king-size bed, wooden floors, fireplace, cable TV, phone and alarm clock. The bathrooms have a tub and a shower and are decorated with beautiful handmade tiles.
Price per night: From US$107.00 plus taxes
Location: 3 blocks south of the Central Park, 2 blocks west of Ixchel (less than 5 minutes on foot)
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo is very centrally located only one block from the Central Park. Situated in a colonial building that was completely restored in the early 1970s, the hotel maintains a great ambiance that seems to take you back to the days of the Spanish conquerors.
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo has 41 rooms which are located around several beautiful garden courtyards. All rooms have private bathroom, cable TV and phone. Some rooms also have a fireplace. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and wifi is available throughout the premises.
Price per night: Single room US$109.80; double room US$122.00; triple room US$134.20. Taxes are included in the room rates.
Location: 1 block north of the Central Park, 6 blocks north of Ixchel (less than 10 minutes on foot)
Hotel Meson de Maria is very centrally located only one and a half blocks from the Central Park. The building dates back to the 17th century and was restored with great care to preserve its charming colonial ambiance.
The rooms are located around beautiful garden courtyards and from the roof terrace you'll have a magnificent view of the mountains and volcanoes surrounding Antigua Guatemala. The on-site restaurant serves local and international cuisine.
Standard rooms at Hotel Meson de Maria are equipped with two queen-size beds, cable TV, phone and beautiful wooden furniture. The bathrooms are decorated with hand-painted tiles.
Price per night: Single room from US$85.00; double room from US$104.00. Breakfast and taxes are included in the room rates.
Location: 1.5 block northwest of the Central Park, 6.5 blocks northwest of Ixchel (less than 10 minutes on foot)
Hotel Casa Noble is situated in a beautiful colonial mansion that was originally constructed in the 17th century. With eleven rooms, the hotel is fairly small and prides itself on excellent service and personal attention.
The rooms at Hotel Casa Noble are located on two floors around beautiful gardens where you can relax and enjoy the charm of a unique colonial building. All rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, phone and a fireplace. They are equipped with antique furniture and wooden floors.
Price per night: Single room US$85.40; double room US$97.60; suite US$109.80. Breakfast and taxes are included in the room rates.
Location: 5 blocks southeast of the Central Park, 1 block east of Ixchel (approx. 2 minutes on foot)
At a distance of 1.5 blocks from the Central Park, Hotel El Carmen is very centrally located and all places of interest in town are within easy walking distance.
The building that houses Hotel El Carmen was completely renovated in the 1990s. It has 22 rooms, an on-site restaurant serving local and international cuisine, and a roof terrace with a great view of several nearby colonial ruins and the mountains and volcanoes around Antigua.
The rooms are equipped with queen-size beds, private bathroom, cable TV and phone. Four rooms also have a fireplace and there's a jacuzzi on the roof terrace. Wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Price per night: Single room US$55.00; double room US$65.00; triple rooms US$75.00. Breakfast and taxes are included in the room rates.
Location: 1.5 blocks northeast of the Central Park, 6 blocks north of Ixchel (less than 10 minutes on foot)
Hotel Palacio Chico 1850 is a small but comfortable hotel right in the heart of Antigua's historic center. The Central Park and many other places of interest are within easy walking distance.
The building that houses Hotel Palacio Chico 1850 was originally constructed around the middle of the 18th century and restored only recently. It features a beautiful garden courtyard with a fountain in its center and wide corridors all around.
The hotel has six clean and comfortable rooms, which are equipped with private bathroom and cable TV. Wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Price per night: Single room US$48.00; double room US$75.00; triple room US$85.00. Breakfast and taxes are included in the room rates.
Location: 1 block southeast of the Central Park, 3 blocks north of Ixchel (approx. 5 minutes on foot)
I am very happy that I chose Ixchel Spanish School. I had a great experience and my Spanish course met my expectations. My teacher Mariela was excellent and I really learned a lot.
I was also very satisfied with all other services; f.e. excursions were very interesting and well organised. I am very thankful to Marleni for all her help. She made my staying in Guatemala even more memorable, because she helped me organize my trips to Panajachel and Biotopo del Quetzal. And of course Ana and Diego – Thanks a lot! – the food was delicious!
I really enjoyed staying and learning at Ixchel and I’ll recomend it to my friends.
Mojca LajhMaribor, Slovenia
I did a lot of research before choosing a language school in Antigua and Ixchel exceeded my expectations. The daily afternoon activities are a great way to meet new people and see the city.
My teacher – Isabel – was a marvelous teacher! She made sure our lessons were beneficial to my personal life. The atmosphere was relaxed like home and yet so professional.
Amanda WilsonIowa, USA