Where to Stay in Belize City

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Museum of Belize in Belize City

From large hotel chains to small guesthouses and villas, Belize City has a good variety of modern and boutique accommodations. After all, the country’s only international airport is located there, and as the old capital of Belize, it remains the country’s center of commerce, hosting the HQ of many companies.

Related: Belize International Airport Guide

As a result, hotels in Belize City typically cater to tourists that are more transient. This includes business travelers attending trade shows or conferences, and visitors that need to stay one or two nights in Belize City while they wait for their flight home or sort out their Belize group tour details. Here are some of the places in Belize City I can recommend.

Top Belize City Hotels & Guesthouses

Villa Boscardi in Buttonwood Bay, Belize City

1. Villa Boscardi

Located in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Buttonwood Bay, Villa Boscardi is a quaint 8-bedroom Villa in the north part of Belize City. It is a safe and comfortable bed-and-breakfast that is one block from Seashore Drive, a street that runs along the Caribbean Sea to the colourful Belize Sign Monument.

The Great House Colonial-style Hotel in Belize City

2. Great House Inn

If you’re looking to stay in an authentic Belizean hotel at the heart of Belize City, the Great House Inn is the perfect place. This historic British colonial-style hotel is located in the renowned Fort George neighbourhood, which is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Belize City and a block from the Caribbean Sea.

3. Harbour View Boutique Hotel & Yoga Retreat

The Harbour View Boutique Hotel & Yoga Retreat situated at the eastern edge of Belize City. It is next to the Baron Bliss Lighthouse and near the Great House Inn and The Radisson Hotel. This simple and intimate hotel promises a rejuvenating escape, blending serene ambiance with unique yoga experiences.

4. Golden Bay Hotel

Situated in a central yet quiet location on Marine Parade Blvd, the Golden Bay Hotel is a great spot for guests seeking tranquility and convenience. The hotel has friendly staff, spacious rooms, and a rooftop restaurant that provides a delightful dining experience against a backdrop of serene sea views.

Courtyard-Pool at Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza

5. Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel

Located at 3½ Miles Philip Goldson Highway (formerly Northern Highway), the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel is found in a quiet area of North Belize City. The hotel chain has 75 rooms and offers a full-service spa, 24-hour gym, pool, and restaurant. It also has first-class amenities for business travelers.

6. Seaside Chateau Resort

Seaside Chateau is a small resort near the outskirts of Belize City. Located close to the airport, it features cozy seaside cabanas, an infinity pool, and free kayaks to explore the sea and mangrove forest. The on-site restaurant offers delightful meals while the warm, welcoming staff ensures a homely ambiance.

Radisson Fort George Hotel is near the iconic Baron Bliss Lighthouse

7. Radisson Fort George Hotel

Located in Belize City proper, the Radisson Fort George Hotel is near the Caribbean Sea and just minutes away from iconic locations such as the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, the Museum of Belize and the 17th-century Battlefield Park. Owned by Lord Michael Ashcroft, it is perhaps the most popular hotel in Belize City.

Ramada by Wyndham Princess Hotel in Belize City

8. Ramada by Wyndham Princess Belize City

The Ramada by Wyndham Princess is a lively casino hotel in Belize City that is set on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Located in the upscale Kings Park neighbourhood which serves as a popular business district and residential area, the large chain hotel is popular with tourists and business travelers.

What to Do in Belize City

Water Taxi Dock in Belize City

So if you’re looking for things to do in Belize City, you should know that there aren’t that many top tourist attractions in the downtown core. However, there are plenty of things to do near the city!

  1. Take a scenic tour of Belize City to discuss its history, culture, and architecture
  2. Visit the Belize Zoo where you’ll see rescued animals that are native to Belize
  3. Explore Altun Ha, one of Belize’s most visited archaeological sites
  4. Tour the Museum of Belize to learn about Belize’s history and culture
  5. Jump on a 2-hour water taxi for a day trip to the beautiful islands of Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker

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