This hotel is a treasure that's somewhat decayed. Walking on the sagging floors and stairways is like the fun house at the state fair. Our family loved it. Although we stayed in the newer wing, the mattresses were way too soft and the power kept going out, shutting off the air conditioning. The old dining room is elegant, with waiters in white dress uniforms. Our kids loved the pool, and we ate meals on the balcony from where we could watch ships entering the harbor. The hotel grounds are interesting, with amusing little gibnuts scampering around. Apparently they've been adopted as the hotel's pets. Puerto Barrios isn't a pleasant place to visit, but it's a good gateway to other places. If we're ever back there, we'll definitely stay at the Hotel del Norte...if it's still standing.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Del Norte Guatemala/Puerto Barrios