$37 per night
$37 per night
Posada San Vicente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Posada San Vicente

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala - 6Ta Ave Sur #6
4.2   

46 Total reviews

  • Well-located
  • Very safe and secure
  • Superior service
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Muy lindo ... Nos quedamos en Antigua durante una semana, y nos quedamos muy contentos con el personal amable y servicial en el hotel, tanto que nos decidimos casarnos en el balcón del hotel. Con la ayuda del personal, nos las arreglamos para planear una preciosa ...

Description - Hotel

Posada San Vicente is a beautiful budget hotel in the heart, of the majestic colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. We offer everything that you could need during your stay in Antigua. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, whether you want to relax or you want to explore the city. Our great location, only 2 blocks from the central park, allows you to be close to all the important sites, and gives you a short, save walk home every night. But, it is far enough away to give you a very peaceful rest.

  23 room historical property, all with private bath & cable TV
  24hr reception in a very secure environment (bilingual staff during the day)
  Travel Agency to help with any tours or ongoing travel
  Airport pickup for $37
  Free city map & bilingual receptionist to answer any travel or site seeing questions
  Free Wi-Fi in all hotel rooms and hotel common areas
  Free coffee & bottled water
  Large fully equipped shared kitchen for your use
  Hot water & great water pressure 24hrs per day
  Laundry service & Bag storage
  Daily maid service
  Spanish classes and Translation services
  Garden with a beautiful ornamental fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers
  Large Rooftop terrace with great 360° views of the volcanos and Antigua
  Meeting places for large groups
  Family friendly environment, offering pack-n-play baby bed for your infant
  CCTV camera system in all common areas of the hotel for additional security
  For $5/person you can use the swimming pool & sauna facilities of our more luxurious property

This hotel is named after Don Vicente Rosales who was an early entrepreneur in Antigua Guatemala. His nickname was “The Cowboy of Antigua”.

In the early 1900s there were no paved roads in Guatemala thus travel was very difficult and dangerous. One either walked or rode a horse and you traveled with a gun because there were banditos.

Rosales's father, Gabriel Rosales Pelaez, had a business where this hotel is now. At this site he had storage for crops such as corn and, of course, stables and alfalfa for the horses. In addition there was room for cows, chickens and storage for carriages. Across the street at 6a Avenida Sur #7, he had a carpentry business where he made several types of horse drawn carriages, carriage wheels, furniture and caskets.

When he was 18, Sr. Rosales's and his brothers began one of the first stage coach services to take passengers to Guatemala City. At the time the trip took 8 days. The roads were terrible and in rainy weather, they were rutted and filled with mud. In order to descend the steep mountain trail coming down into Antigua they had to drag large tree branches behind the carriages. This was the only way they could brake.

These early carriages were very basic and often uncovered so you were exposed to the sun, rain and cold. Some of the first horse carriages were imported from America in 1900 and coachmen came with them introducing the "wild west" style of clothing and weapons.

Later, Sr. Rosales's built a posada. The posada was just a covered building without walls, a simple accommodation for travelers to sleep near their livestock. Travelers were charged only for the meals they ate and for the feed for their livestock.

Many years later, the existing building was built as a hotel and run by descendants of the Rosales family. In August of 2012, the hotel was sold to a small chain of hotels in Antigua Guatemala. Over the next few months, we totally remodeled the hotel and offer it as nice hotel for the budget traveler, as it has been for almost 100 years. We decided to keep the hotel name to honor the hotels history and the descendants of the Rosales family.

Our rooms and common areas are decorated with beautiful Guatemalan furniture and textiles. They are spacious with lots of light and bright colors. All rooms come with private bath, cable TV, hot water, linens, towels, soap and window views. They all have furniture for hanging and folding clothes. All rooms have many hand carved wood furniture pieces including beds, tables and lamps. We have a large 3rd level terrace with great 360’ views of the city, mountains and volcanoes. All rooms are well lit with ceiling lights and beautiful hand carved lamps on the night stands, beside all beds. There are many places to lounge around in our beautiful garden and corridors. It is easy to keep in touch, while you are here, with our free Wi-Fi. We also offer a Travel Agency, use of a shared kitchen, laundry service, bag storage, Spanish classes, large terrace with sitting areas and a garden with a beautiful ornamental fountain. Our bi-lingual staff will help you with all your needs and give you good tourist info. For families with children, we provide pack-n-plays, high chairs, assorted baby toys and a baby friendly environment.

Posada San Vicente is a very tranquil hotel in the heart of Antigua.

For your convenience, we offer private airport pickups for $37. Please send us an email at info@posadasanvicente. with your arrival time, flight #, airline name and from what city you are arriving from.

3 day cancellation policy: If cancelled less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to check-in or no-show, you are charged the full remaining balance of your reservation.

For deposits paid to the hotel: If cancelled more than 14 days prior to check-in, you receive a full refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. If canceled less than 14 days but more than 3 days before check-in, you forfeit your deposit.

The hotel accepts US dollars, Quetzales, Travelers Checks and Credit Cards. If paying with credit or debit card at the hotel, there is a 6% surcharge.

The space
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Guest rooms/units: 23
  • Year built: 1990
  • Renovated: 2014
  • Public classification: 3
Hotel accommodations

Lowest price available: $37

Double Quad Single Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Check-out: 1:00pm

Hotel amenities

24-hr front desk Age restrictions Airport pickup Breakfast (extra charge) Childcare or babysitting Children permitted Concierge Currency exchange Elevator/lift not available Gardens Gay friendly Group services Historic site Laundry/valet service Linen included Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Pets allowed Safe deposit box Smoking not permitted Smoking permitted Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Our rooms and common areas are decorated with beautiful Guatemalan furniture and textiles. They are spacious with lots of light and bright colors. All rooms come with private bath, cable TV, hot water, linens, towels, soap and window views. They all have furniture for hanging and folding clothes. All rooms have many hand carved wood furniture pieces including beds, tables and lamps. We have a large 3rd level terrace with great 360’ views of the city, mountains and volcanoes. All rooms are well lit with ceiling lights and beautiful hand carved lamps on the night stands, beside all beds. There are many places to lounge around in our beautiful garden and corridors. It is easy to keep in touch, while you are here, with our free Wi-Fi. We also offer a Travel Agency, use of a shared kitchen, laundry service, bag storage, Spanish classes, large terrace with sitting areas and a garden with a beautiful ornamental fountain. Our bi-lingual staff will help you with all your needs and give you good tourist info. For families with children, we provide pack-n-plays, high chairs, assorted baby toys and a baby friendly environment.

Coffee/tea maker Cribs available Ensuite Hairdryer Iron/ironing board Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Safe box in room Television Television (cable/satellite) Toiletries WIFI Wake-up calls


Neighborhood

The hotel is located close to all the important sites, 1 block from the central park. With in a 2 minute walk, there are historical site, restaurants & shopping.

Points of interest
  • Central Park, 1 block
  • Cathedral, 2 blocks
  • Historical Churches, 1 block
  • Museums, 2 blocks
  • Colonial ruins, 1 block
  • Market, 3 blocks
  • Beach, 1 hour
  • Lake Atitlan, 2. 5 hours
  • Tikal mayan ruins, 8 hrs by car or 2 hrs by plane
  • Copan mayan ruins, 6 hours
  • Pacaya Volcano, 1 hour
  • Iximiche mayan ruins, 2 hours
  • Restuarants, next door

Food and drink
Eating out
Las Palmas
Great decor, excellent food, large menu
Restaurante Del Arco
Steak House & International cusine set inside a 400 year old historical convent
Personajes Pub
Craft beer, excellent music
Mono Loco
Sports bar
Sabe Rico
Bistro restaurant with home made chocolates

Policies
Price details

$37 - 148 per night

Breakfast is offered for $6 extra. This needs to be requested 1 day before.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverLaserMaestro UK

Available discounts

Discounts are available directly through the hotel for stays of 1 week or more.

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

3 day cancellation policy: If cancelled less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to check-in or no-show, you are charged the full remaining balance of your reservation.

For deposits paid to the hotel: If cancelled more than 14 days prior to check-in, you receive a full refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. If canceled less than 14 days but more than 3 days before check-in, you forfeit your deposit.

The hotel accepts US dollars, Quetzales, Travelers Checks and Credit Cards. If paying with credit or debit card at the hotel, there is a 6% surcharge.

Location - Hotel

6Ta Ave Sur #6
Antigua Guatemala
Sacatepéquez (Departamento de Sacatepéquez)
Guatemala  03001

Latitude: 14.55581, Longitude: -90.73525

How to get there

If you are planning your own way, from Guatemala City airport, take a shuttle or drive to Antigua (45 minutes) via Calzada Roosevelt. Enter into Antigua, via 3rd Calle. Turn left on 6th Ave, go 2 blocks and Hotel Posada San Vicente is at 6th Ave Sur #6, just 2 blocks from the central park.

We offer private airport pickups for $37. This price is for 1 to 3 hotel guest. For larger groups, it is $8 extra per person. For this service, we need your arrival time, flight #, airline name and from what city you are arriving from. To arrange this, please write us an email at info@posadasanvicente.

Nearest airport: Aurora International, Guatemala City, 40km