Beautiful hotel in the center of Antigua Guatemala’s colonial history. Located in the restored ruins of the Convent of Santa Catalina, under the famous Arch, the most famous of all Antigua’s landmarks. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while enjoying our great city. Hotel Convento Santa Catalina combines modern comforts with the charm of Antigua’s colonial era. We offer everything that you could need during your stay in Antigua.
24hr front desk assistance in a very secure environment
Travel Agency to help with any tours or ongoing travel. Airport pickup for $37.
Restaurant with great service and wonderful food
Free city map & bilingual receptionist to answer any travel or site seeing questions
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms & hotel areas
Local phone calls
All large rooms with flat screen cable TV’s
Free bottled water and coffee
Snack bar with a great selection of beers, juices & snacks while lounging or reading a good book
Hot water & great water pressure 24hrs per day
Laundry service & Bag storage
Spanish classes & Translation services
Garden with beautiful flowers & setting areas
Great breathtaking views
Unique hotel set within ruins of a 400 year old convent
Meeting places for large groups
Family friendly environment, offering pack-n-play baby beds 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 other property
Parking space is limited and requires reservation.
In our properties group we offer 11 hotels and 2 sets of vacation rental apartments: Three 4-star hotels (1 with suites, 1 with a swimming pool and spa, and 1 set in the colonial ruins of a historical convent), two 3. 5-star hotels, three 3-star hotels, three 2. 5-star hotels. All of our hotels are within 4 blocks of each other and within 3 blocks of Antigua's beautiful central park. We have over 225 rooms and can accommodate up to 750 people. So, we can accommodate large groups in one single hotel or very large groups between a few of our hotels. Even if your group is split between a few of our hotels, you would never be more than a 3 minute walk from the rest of your group, since our hotels are very close to each other and very centrally located to the central park of Antigua. Also, if your group is interested in meal plans, we can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. In Hotel Convento, we can offer single, double, triple or quad rooms with private bathrooms. We offer all private & comfortable rooms, 25 rooms in all.
Hotel Convento Santa Catalina is a tranquil hotel in the heart of Antigua. Our hotel is full of the history that makes Antigua Guatemala an international tourist destination. Our unique hotel is set among the ruins of the convent built for the cloistered nuns order of Santa Catalina. This is probably the most historical property you will find in Antigua Guatemala. The Arch is definitely the most famous and most photographed icon of Antigua. The cloistered order of Santa Catalina began in 1609 in Antigua Guatemala. Their convent, where the hotel is today, began being built in 1613 and was completed in 1647. This is one thing that makes our hotel different, and not many other hotels in the world are like this. So, when we say our hotel has history, we mean over 400 years of history within our hotel walls. Most of the ruins are very weel kept and in their original state. The famous Arch, which was built in 1693, has a passageway inside of it and was used by the nuns to cross over the street to their property on the other side. This way, they could stay out of public site, which was part of their cloistered order.
We are located on the most famous street, Arch Street, in the entire country of Guatemala. And there is more, the most famous historical monument of Antigua Guatemala is part of our historical hotel.
The hotel rooms are situated around a large central courtyard with a beautiful fountain that harnesses the feel of a time long passed. Our rooms and common areas are decorated with beautiful Guatemalan furniture and textiles and many priceless antiques. 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 and breathtaking chandeliers. Some rooms have views of the colonial ruins. All rooms are well lit with ceiling lights and beautiful hand made lamps on the night stands, beside all beds. Our garden has many sitting areas for relaxing or reading a good book. It is easy to keep in touch, while you are here, with our free Wi-Fi internet. We also offer a Travel Agency, airport pickup, use of a shared kitchen, laundry service, bag storage, Spanish classes and a large garden sitting area. Our bi-lingual staff will help you with all your needs and give you good tourist info. For families with children, we offer pack-n-play baby beds and a family friendly environment.
Our bi-lingual staff will help you with all your needs and answer any questions you have during your stay with us.
Parking space is limited and requires reservation.
Our restaurant, Restaurante El Arco, was founded in 2005. It is named after the main icon of our beautiful city of Antigua "El Arco". It is located in the main entrance of the hotel and sprals through one corridor and the central garden area. We offer a delicious and varied menu of international cuisine and Guatemala typical dishes. This guarantees you a memorable dining experience and excellent service.