If you’re staying in Belmopan, you’re either a businessperson, a diplomat, a development worker—or just lost. The most reasonably priced beds are found at El Rey Inn (23 Moho St., tel. 501/822-3438, hibiscus [at] btl [dot] net, US$27 plus key deposit), with 11 tidy, white, austere rooms with private baths, hot and cold water, and fans.
KenMar’s Bed & Breakfast (on the side street behind the Bull Frog Inn, 22/24 Halfmoon Ave., tel. 501/822-0118, www.kenmar.bz, US$60–100) is an excellent option, with 10 air-conditioned rooms in a large house, each with en suite bathroom and plenty of amenities (there’s a luxury suite for US$140). There is a very nice common living area, full Internet access, and, sometimes, the smell of fresh baking from the kitchen.
The Bull Frog Inn (25 Half Moon Ave., tel. 501/822-2111, www.bullfroginn.com, US$85 plus tax) has 28 rooms that could be mistaken for those of any basic roadside hotel in the States. The inn reports that 80 percent of the guests are businesspeople doing work for the government or private businesses. The on-site restaurant is solid, and the bar turns into an all-night disco on Thursdays.
© Joshua Berman and Avalon Travel from Moon Belize, 9th Edition