About in Guatemala City
The capital was built after 1774 and features several characteristics of Spanish cities, such as a large central plaza surrounded by the main civil and religious structures: the National Palace of Culture and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses some art works from as early as the 16th century. The capital also embraces contemporary architecture, reflected in hotels, office buildings and malls, located throughout the city.
Many of the capital’s upscale hotels and restaurants are found in zone 10, in an area referred to as the Zona Viva, or the “lively” zone. Some of the restaurants feature sidewalk tables, while others offer elegant dining rooms. After-hours activities in the Zona Viva include sports bars, night-clubs, dinner, theater and live music. It is also the safest part of Guatemala
Recommended Hotels in Guatemala City by Antigua Tours
*The rates below are applicable through the year except for Holy Week and Christmas New Year’s (special rates upon request), unless otherwise noted.Rates subject to change.
Hotel Barceló Guatemala
There are 397 rooms and this fine hotel offers buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone with voicemail, guest safe, room service, a fitness center, and pool. A great plus includes courtesy shuttles to and from the Guatemala City airport located just a few minutes away.
Hotel Real Intercontinental Guatemala
This hotel has 239 elegantly and well equipped rooms, including a presidential suite, six junior suites, 24 business rooms, 50 Intercontinental Club rooms and 158 deluxe rooms, handicap rooms, non-smoking rooms and SCC floors are available. The Real Intercontinental Hotel Guatemala is located in the heart of the Zona Viva, within walking distance from main shopping malls, dining. It is the best location for business travelers, tourists, meetings and conventions participants. It is only 10 minutes away from the Guatemala City International Airport.
Hotel Westin Camino Real Guatemala
This five-star hotel offers 400 rooms with central air conditioning, wall to wall carpeting, mini-bar, cable TV, and safe deposit boxes, in every room. It is located in the heart of Guatemala City’s Zona Viva, the capital’s hub of business, shopping and entertainment, and just minutes from the International Airport.