Looking for the best hotels in Flores Guatemala? Flores offers a variety of accommodations that cater to different preferences and to all types of budgets. Whether you’re a solo backpacker looking for a social scene or someone searching for luxury among the ruins, this post got you covered.

Flores is the unofficial gateway city to exploring the vast ruins of Tikal since it is located an hour and a half away from the archeological wonders. This picturesque town is an island within Lake Peten Itza that is connected to the mainland by a causeway.

The town boasts cobblestone streets, vibrant colonial architecture, and a laid-back atmosphere. Wander through the narrow streets lined with colorful buildings, explore local markets, and savor delicious Guatemalan cuisine in lakeside restaurants.

There are plenty of things to do in Flores that you won’t have a problem planning your days. The sunset views over Lake Petén Itzá from the island’s waterfront are simply enchanting.

In this article, I’ll go over the best places to stay in Flores Guatemala and at the end of the post I’ll add any useful tips that will aid you in your trip to Flores and Tikal.

Hotels in Flores Guatemala

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But first, are you in a hurry? Below I have listed the best hotels in Flores and the reason to stay for easy booking if you don’t have time to read the whole article or need to book a place to stay in Flores tonight.

Keep scrolling for more details on the best hostels in Flores, Guatemala.

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Things to Know about Hotels in Flores Guatemala

  • 🚿 Hot Water – It takes a bit for hot water to get hot, especially if you are staying at a budget accommodation in Guatemala. Be prepared to wait up to 5 minutes for water to get hot.
  • 💰 $$$ – Prices are market driven and vary drastically depending on what season you are traveling to Guatemala in. If you are traveling Guatemala during the high seasons from late November to early April, expect the highest room rates.
  • 🍳 Breakfast – A lot of hotels in Flores include breakfast in the price of the room.
  • 🎁 Holidays – Book accommodations around Christmas and Easter far in advance as places fill up quickly.

Where to Stay in Flores Guatemala

There are four different areas in Flores that I recommend to stay.

  • Flores Island
  • San Miguel
  • Flores mainland
  • Inside Tikal National Park

I’ll go over each area individually below.

Map of Flores Guatemala

San Miguel & Flores Island Hotels

These Flores hotels in this section are located on Flores Island and on San Miguel, both are marked in the picture above. Getting to San Miguel requires a 3 minute boat ride from Flores Island and cost 10Q per person each way.

Hotel Casona de La Isla

  • $$
  • Highlights: Pool, hot tub and lakeside views.

Starting off our best hotels in Flores Guatemala list is the Hotel Casona de La Isla. Located on the shores of the lake, this Flores Island boutique hotel combines colonial-style architecture with modern comforts.

The rooms are tastefully decorated, offering a cozy retreat after exploring the nearby Mayan ruins or Lake Peten Itza. The hotel’s central location provides easy access to all restaurants and attractions.

Spend your afternoons cooling off in the pool and warming up in the hot tub. Sunsets from your balcony are exceptional, so you may want to think about splurging for a lake view room.

Hotel Casa Azul

  • $$
  • Highlights: 50 shades of blue with phenomenal views

Hotel Casa Azul is another top choice of hotels in Flores. The boutique hotel that wears 50 shades of blues. The rooms are elegantly designed and adorned with local artwork and colorful accents.

Views from the balcony don’t get much better than here. It’s a west facing hotel perfect for watching sunsets over the lake and over San Miguel.

Casa Ramona

  • $$
  • Highlights: Nice location, quiet yet walkable with clean rooms.

Casa Ramona is a boutique hotel that captures the essence of local culture and hospitality, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The rooms are designed with a clean, crisp look with pops of color.

With its central location on Flores Island, staying here gives easy access to the town. There’s also a couple common areas that serve as a tranquil oasis for relaxation.

Zapote Tree Inn

  • $
  • Highlights: Lake Views, Swimming Pool & Terrace

Zapote Tree Inn is another hotel located in San Miguel. What’s not to like about this place to stay in Flores. Rooms are clean and modern and you’ll love the amenities, such as good water pressure, warm showers, and AC.

Plus you’ll be greeted with lake views, a beautiful swimming pool and terrace to relax on. Don’t miss having a meal at the property, food is tasty and portions are generous.

Hotel San Miguel

  • $
  • Highlights: Affordable rooms on the lakes edge in San Miguel.

Another great place to stay in Flores on a budget is Hotel San Miguel. The rooms are spacious and clean. If you are traveling for a longer period of time, they will do your laundry in under 24 hours.

Stay here for affordable rooms on the lakes edge in San Miguel. The rooms are spacious and really clean.  Free coffee in the lobby is also a nice touch.

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    Hotels in Flores Guatemala

    The next spots on the best hotels in Flores Guatemala list are hotels located on the mainland of Flores, not Flores Island. These hotels are more luxurious and expensive.

    Las Laguna Boutique Hotel

    • $$$
    • Highlights: Swimming pool, hot tub & heliport

    If you’re a fan of the finer things in life, then look no further than Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel. This hotel is nestled among trees over looking the lagoon which creates and intimate and peaceful setting.

    The elegant rooms are equipped with modern amenities, providing you with all the comforts for your stay. The lakeside restaurant provides panoramic views of the lake, which somehow makes the food taste even better. Make sure to visit the museum to check out old artifacts.

    Bolontiku Boutique Hotel & Spa

    • $$$
    • Highlights: Spa, Outdoor Pool & Very Elegant

    Staying at Bolontiku Boutique Hotel & Spa, is a luxurious experience that combines Mayan culture and modern comforts. Found on the shores of Lake Peten Itza, this boutique hotel offers breathtaking views and an amazing swimming pool.

    The elegantly designed rooms, adorned with indigenous Guatemalan artwork and stylish furnishings, provide a serene retreat. This hotel goes beyond your typical accommodations in Flores, and yes, we’re talking about the spa.

    Fabulous amenities include a stunning outdoor pool, spa, on-site bar and restaurant, breakfast and there’s even a boat that will take you to Flores Island. Stay here for a memorable escape in an oasis on the lake.

    Villa Maya

    • $$$
    • Highlights: Lush Grounds & Outdoor Pool

    Villa Maya is another upscale hotel located on the Flores mainland. The rooms and suites are tastefully appointed, providing comfort with a touch of Guatemalan charm. Many of the rooms offer great views of the lake.

    Villa Maya’s lush tropical gardens, outdoor swimming pools, and expansive grounds create the ultimate spot for relaxation. With impeccable service, tasty cuisine and. an excellent spa, this hotel will allow you to indulge in the tranquility of your surroundings while enjoying the comforts of a luxury getaway.

    Hostels in Flores Guatemala

    Many of the accommodations in Flores are hostels. These are the top hostels in Flores.

    Hostels in Guatemala

    Los Amigos Hostel

    • $
    • Highlights: Centrally located with a fun social scene.

    Los Amigos Hostel is the most popular and the best hostel in Flores Guatemala. For those seeking a more budget-friendly option with a vibrant atmosphere, look no further.

    Centrally located, this hostel caters to backpackers and budget travelers. With its lively communal spaces, social events, and dormitory-style accommodations, Los Amigos Hostel in Flores fosters a sense of community among guests.

    Private rooms are also available if you like your privacy. Amenities such as a jacuzzi, pool table, and lively bar make this a top choice of places to stay in Flores.

    Macarena Hostel

    • $
    • Highlights: Comfortable digs & Location

    The Macarena Hostel offers a sociable atmosphere for travelers seeking a less expensive and communal experience. You can book in a dormitories or pay a few extra bucks for private rooms.

    Dorm bed are exceptionally comfortable and each cubby has privacy curtains. This hostel in Flores gives off great vibes, has nice communal areas and you can’t beat the location on Flores Island.

    Hostal Casa de Grethel

    • $
    • Highlights: Quiet & Affordable

    Hostal Casa de Grethel is a family-run hostel in San Miguel, that offers a cozy and friendly atmosphere for travelers seeking budget-friendly accommodations. The well-maintained rooms are comfortable and equipped with air conditioning.

    This is a great place to stay if you are looking for somewhere quiet, affordable and don’t mind having to take a boat to reach Flores Island. You can also swim out front which makes this stay even more appealing.

    on top of a temple in Tikal Guatemala
    Exploring ancient Mayan ruins in Tikal

    Hotels in Tikal National Park

    There are plenty of places to stay in Flores but for a more intimate experience, it is possible to stay inside Tikal National Park. There are 4 hotels in Tikal National Park which will give you an early jump on exploring the park.

    Jaguar Inn

    • $$
    • Highlights: Steps away from the entrance are these bungalows in the jungle

    Jaguar Inn is located next to the entrance of Tikal National Park. The eco-friendly inn offers comfortable accommodations or should I say bungalows complete with hot showers, restaurant on site and good wifi (in the lobby).

    You’re not here for the wifi though, you’re staying inside the park to fall asleep to the sound of howler monkeys bellowing deep in the jungle. The food at the restaurant is some of the best around.

    Hotel Tikal Inn

    • $$
    • Highlights: Restaurant & Swimming Pool & Location

    Hotel Tikal Inn is located next to Jaguar Inn and has a swimming pool. These comfortable accommodations, surrounded by tropical greenery, offer a tranquil retreat after a day of exploring the ancient ruins.

    Relax by the pool and watch spider monkeys play in the trees. The hotel features a tropical rustic style decor with beautiful thatched cottages and restaurant.

    Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal

    • $$
    • Highlights: Jungle Atmosphere and Outdoor Swimming Pool

    The Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal may be the nicest hotel in Tikal National Park. This eco-friendly lodge offers a harmonious blend of comfort and natures.

    The charming bungalows, equipped with modern amenities, provide a peaceful retreat after exploring the ancient Mayan ruins just steps away. Waking up to the sounds of the jungle and falling asleep to the sounds of howler monkeys adds an extra layer of adventure to the stay.

    Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostel

    • $-$$
    • Highlights: Cheapest place to stay inside Tikal National Park

    Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostel is the cheapest place to stay inside Tikal National Park. You can’t beat the location as it’s a very short walk from the entrance to the park.

    Tikal tours booked through the hotel are a great deal. Amenities and facilities are wonderful but you will have to share a bathroom. Enjoy perks such as a restaurant, lounge and pool.

    Boat Tour around Lake Peten Itza

    Things to do in Flores

    Flores serves as the gateway to explore Tikal National Park. There is more to Flores than Tikal. These are some of the best things to do in Flores.

    • Boat Trip around the Lake
    • Jorge’s Rope Swing
    • Sunset from a Rooftop Bar
    • Yaxha Ruins

    Flores Travel Vlogs

    Would you rather see what visiting Flores is like? Joe and I spent 7 weeks in Guatemala and 1 of those weeks we were in the Peten region.  We filmed a couple vlogs while we were here about the best things to do in Flores and about visiting Tikal.

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    Flores Guatemala Travel Guide

    Flores Travel Tips

    • Sunscreen – This is my go to reef safe sunscreen I use daily.
    • Mosquitos are swarming, make sure to apply mosquito spray if you don’t want to get eaten alive.
    • Book your accommodations in advance if you are traveling here during high season.
    • Book your transportation to Flores here.
    • While you can get by with English, having some basic Spanish phrases go a long way.
    • There are a handful of ATM’s around town.
    • Credit cards are usually accepted but expect a 8-10% transaction fee added to the bill.
    • Get an eSIM for your phone to stay connected with a local high-speed data network while you travel.
    • Tap water is not safe to drink in Guatemala (or most Central American countries for that matter).
    • Lifestraw Water Bottle – helps me save a little money on buying water and stay healthy with clean drinking water.
    • Travel Insurance – don’t try surfing without it. It’s very affordable when you consider the alternative.

    Final Thoughts on the Best Hotels in Flores

    Regardless of your choice, staying at one of the best hotels or hostels in Flores ensures a comfortable stay, allowing you to explore the historic charm of Flores and its surroundings with ease. If you found this post useful, let fellow travelers know in the comments below. 👇

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