Rancho Grande Inn (Calle Rancho Grande, tel. 7762-2255, www.ranchograndeinn.com , $55–77 d) dates to the 1940s and has 12 attractive rooms, suites, and cabins housed in faux-thatched-roof villas fronting a well- manicured lawn and tropical gardens. There’s a nice kidney-shaped swimming pool with a partial wooden deck. Rates include a deliciously filling breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, beans, and good, strong coffee to put some pep in your morning step.
Hotel Cacique Inn (Calle El Chalí 3-82, tel. 7762-2053, $60 d) fills up with vacationing Guatemalans during holidays and weekends. It has 34 rooms built around a garden swimming pool with Guatemalan blankets, weavings, and a fireplace.
Hotel Regis (Calle Santander 3-47, tel. 7762-1152, $62 d) is set away from the street and has 25 comfortable rooms housed in a neocolonial building. The main attraction here is a hot spring set in the garden out back.
Hotel Dos Mundos (Calle Santander, tel. 7762-2078, www.hoteldosmundos.com , $60 d) has comfortable rooms with tile floors and Guatemalan bedspreads set away from the street near a garden swimming pool. There’s a recommended Italian restaurant on the premises as well as a street-side café/bar on Calle Santander.
Also on Calle Santander, in a modern multistory building, Hotel Kakchiquel (tel. 7762-0634, www.hotelkakchiquel.com , $50 d and up) has spacious modern rooms with a separate living room area, a heated pool and whirlpool tub, and Internet access.