Real InterContinental Guatemala
What We Love
- The sushi bar Tanoshii, one of the first to introduce Japanese cuisine to Central America
- Upper floors have great views of the city
- The central Zona Viva neighborhood is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the city
- A large outdoor pool and hot tub
What To Know
- There’s a $15 per day fee for WiFi
- With 17 meeting rooms, the property gets more business executives than leisure travelers
- The hotel has a no-pets policy
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This Zona Viva stay is perfect for both business and leisure travelers, with its light-filled rooms sporting brightly colored curtains and splashes of orange and blue. Make your way to the fifth floor for the outdoor swimming pool, solarium and fitness center, or head to the spa, which offers every kind of European-style pampering you could imagine (there’s even a Vichy shower). For dinner, guests can choose from four restaurants, including the sushi joint Tanoshii, the French-inspired bakery Saint Honoré and the deli-style Market.
In the Area
Get a real feel for the city with a visit to the nearby museums. You can admire the work of 20th-century talents like Alfredo Galvez Suarez, Julio Vasquez Urruela and Rodolfo Galeotti at the National Palace of Culture, a magnificent mashup of architectural styles from neoclassical to Guatemalan colonial. Then stop by the Anthropology Museum, which explores the history of the Maya. Tuck into a grilled steak with all the trimmings at El Portal del Angel, which also has knockout views of the city. Or book a table for two at Tamarindos, one of the hottest tables in town. The romantic, chicly furnished spot infuses a unique Guatemalan spirit into its Asian- and Italian-influenced menu, prepared by local chef Ricardo Zuniga.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a couple nights using reward nights. Located in a Zona Viva and close to Westin and Holiday Inn. 15 minutes Uber ride from the airport ($3-4). Safe to walk around. 15-20 minutes uber to City Center. Spacious room with modern bathroom. Business center is not well organized and took 20 minutes to get someone to get permission to print out 2 pages boarding passes. Also as IHG platinum member you do not get complementary breakfast or lounge access (unlike Hilton Honors). Executive lounge excess costs roughly $60 for 2 persons.
I've stayed in some nice hotels and this one is right up there. Unbelievable value. Great location with food and stores within short walking distance. The Sunday brunch (included with the room) was REALLY good. Best place we've stayed in Guatemala.
The Intercontinental is a top-notch hotel in Guatemala City!
Closely situated to the airport they offer transport to and from here. You can call and reserve upfront so the driver will be waiting for you. It is about a 10 minute drive (depending on traffic).
I have been staying here a couple of times now in the past year and it is always a great experience. Good service at the front-desk, in the restaurants and to be honest by everyone who is working in the hotel.
The Intercontinental has 3 restaurants which are all great. So you have a good amount of options outside of the restaurants which are situated closeby.
Rooms are spacious and well maintained. All amenities are present. WIFI is included and of good speed.
There is a pool and gym on the roof at the 5th floor. Gym is of good size and has all kinds of modern equipment. Well maintained and of good quality.
This again was a great stay and a big compliment to all staff!