Formerly limited to cities and major tourist destinations only, a growing number of good quality hotels falling into the inexpensive and moderate categories, charging between US$25–100 per night, have been springing up in Honduras in recent years. Most large towns have at least one moderately priced spot with air-conditioning, TV with cable, clean bathrooms, decent mattresses, private parking, and a restaurant or cafeteria of some type.
Travelers won’t have much luck trying to negotiate a better deal for one or two nights, but discounts are frequently available for stays of a week or longer. It’s usually best to talk to the owner or manager, rather than a receptionist, in attempting such negotiations.
Prices don’t vary much throughout the year in most of the country, but during Semana Santa (Holy Week, or Easter), and often over Christmas/New Year’s, rooms are more expensive in the north coast beach towns of Trujillo, La Ceiba, Tela, Omoa, and Puerto Cortés, and on the Bay Islands. In La Ceiba, prices rise dramatically for the long weekend around the Feria de San Isidro, a famed carnival held each year in mid-May. Rates are higher in Comayagua during its famed Holy Week celebrations.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition