Hotel Tikal Inn

Address: Parque Nacional Tikal, Tikal National Park, Guatemala | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Parque Nacional Tikal, Tikal National Park.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Free parking
          • Beverage Selection


          • Suites


          • Shuttle bus service
          • Room service

          TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Tikal Inn Tikal National Park

          Reviewed by sandy1948

          Great location, right in Tikal National Park

          Reviewed Mar 21, 2015
          by (32 reviews) Meredith , United States Flag of United States

          The Tikal Inn has the advantage of being right in the park. It is very clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a lovely pool, so a perfect place for relaxing. Wifi only works in the reception/dining area and then, it isn't very good. Also, the power is off between 10 pm and 6 am.

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          Reviewed by fletcher87

          Nice resort hotel

          Reviewed Mar 15, 2014
          by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          The stay was very nice. Amenities were clean and staff were friendly. Not too expensive for being in the national park either. My advise would be too take the sunrise tour and just walk around for yourself for the sunset. The sunset tour doesn't give you any extra privileges like a later stay as we had hoped.

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          Reviewed by wsbyama

          Rooms in the jungle

          Reviewed Nov 13, 2013
          by (6 reviews) Broome , Australia Flag of Australia

          We stayed here by default due to lost reservations at the other hotel. There was a pool, our rooms were way out the back in the jungle (which was nice for the peace and tranquility, but the path was very wet and muddy). Breakfast and dinner, and a guided Tikal tour were included in our price of $90US per room

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          Reviewed by friendtheworld

          Great location

          Reviewed Apr 13, 2013
          by (29 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          The place is really cute and you can't beat the location. You can up in the morning & walk right into the park.

          Staying the night in the park
          Tikal, Guatemala

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          Reviewed by beattie_family

          loved the wildlife and the temples

          Reviewed Feb 16, 2013
          by (11 reviews) Kempsford, Glos. , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Tikal Inn was perfectly placed for spending as much time as possible in Tikal Park, which is an incredible experience. We didn't get to swim because the weather wasn't very hot, but the pool looked nice. Staff were helpful when my husband was sick, and they played informative videos in the lobby. A highlight for us was seeing a troupe of coatimindi, flock of occelated turkeys and pair of agouti outside our room - all at the same time!

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          Reviewed by oneluckygirl


          Reviewed Oct 26, 2012
          by (10 reviews) Oregon , United States Flag of United States

          If you are staying overnight in Tikal, this is the best place to stay. It's a small, simple hotel with a nice pool and good food. Electricity and hot water is only on for specified hours every day, but that's okay. It is Guatemala and to be expected at any place in this area. There were no problems.

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          Reviewed by noelscull88


          Reviewed Jul 25, 2011
          by (1 review) Preston , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Beautiful but expensive drinks....costs more for a lemonade than a beer...WTF?

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          Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tikal Inn Tikal National Park



          Stayed at the Tikal Inn for one night. The food was decent but if you want to hangout at night go next door to the Jaquar Inn restaurant. They have cards, board games, and the internet for a fee. The Tikal Inn is in the process of getting the internet for its customers. The Inn is one of three at the entrance to the ruins in the park. The rooms are large and comfortable despite the fact that electricity is on only a few hours. You have electricity for a couple of hours at breakfast, then lunch, then from around 6pm until 10pm. It is humid but the showers are nice. There is also a very large pool that was clean and sparkling when we were there in July. Great place to cool down in after climbing around the temples. Had no problems with mosquitos. Neither one of us received one bite. We had sprayed our clothes with Permithrin before leaving the states and used Deet spray liberally. I do recommend wearing long pants. Saw many European tourists in short shorts and all had tons of mosquito bites. I saw them spraying themselves so don't know what was the matter. The park doesn't open until 7am so if you want to be at the temples for sunrise you have to book a guide for around $10. You will leave about 5:30am.

          Worst Customer Service in Guatemala


          I spent two months traveling Guatemala and had a terrible experience with the hotel management at the Hotel Tikal Inn. First, we were supposed to be in a bungalow and they put us in a cramped room and the shower did not work. Secondly, we had ants all in our food at the hotel restaurant. Third, the hotel staff only put one towel and no toilet paper in our room.

          Any time I had a question to the hotel manager, he was ridiculously rude. I plan to visit Tikal again with my husband and will most definitely take my money and business elsewhere.

          Tikal is one of the most magical places...go there! But due to the rude hotel management at the Hotel Tikal Inn...stay some where else.

          Simply Perfection


          The Gutamala and Tikal Inn experience was my favoite of an extensive trip. Yes the hotel accomodations were basic. The grounds in my opinion simple and beautiful. Pool was great, so was the setting it was in. The value of dinner and breakfast with each night stay cannot be beat. The food was great and the ambiance (with live music accompanying dinner) fantastic. I have nothing but great things to say about the Tikal Inn. The thought of anyone being dissapointed is quite honestly incomprehensible to me. I hope you try it and have the same amazing (even life changing) experience I did!

          Adventure in Tikal


          We drove ourselves and our two small children into guatamala from Belize. Quite an adventure itself. We found the Tikal Inn to be very nice, and certainly couldn't be more convenient! We loved the ability to walk around at sunset/ sunrise. Certainly a must if you are coming here. The crowds aren't there yet and you basicly almost have it to yourselves. Tikal is amazing! True the lights go out at 10 and that kind of creeped me out since when we checked in there was a huge monitor lizard in our room and the porter wasn't surprised. Huge spider in the bathroom and the howler monkeys at night screeching didn't make it a very peaceful night. But, what a great adventure!

          The rooms were clean, comfortable and the bathroom was huge and tiled.

          Tikal Inn perfect place to stay in Tikal


          Staying inside Tikal National Park is highly recommended for a number of reasons:

          1. You have easy access to the park for sunrise (best time to hear and see birds and animals) and sunset (very picturesque) walks/tours.

          2. The accommodations are very comfortable and are set in a beautiful grounds with a great pool (ask for a poolside cabin).

          3. The food is fantastic - very fresh, wholesome and tasty. The wait-staff are very friendly. Go with the room, dinner and breakfast option - it's very good value for the location (about $US100 per night per couple). Plus there aren't many other places to eat in the park. If the hotel is busy, I recommend booking a table at the time you want to eat as you may have to wait otherwise.

          Make sure you book in advance as this hotel is popular.

          Hey, its in a jungle...


          Pricey? I paid 25 US dollars per night..

          While the pool was green (was there any circulation of water in it???) and there was no electricity at night... its a motel in the jungle what do you expect?

          For two days I had a ball exploring the jungles and the ruins... For two days I didn't think about work. That's what a vacation is for..

          The bungalows are decent..yet clean.

          The staff was friendly and happily arranged all travel/shuttle...

          The food was good. The prices were ok.

          Enjoy it for what it is


          I just had to post a review after reading what others wrote here. Granted, things may have changed since my husband and I visted two years ago, but we found the Tikal Inn very pleasant all things considered. The hotel, like the others at Tikal, operates using generator power so electricity is sporadic. Also, Tikal is incredibly isolated, so the accomodations are not luxurious. Ok, that's an understatement. They are basic. Very basic. But it's a clean place to stay with a nice pool, simple but delicious food (think grilled meat with steamed rice and veggies), plenty of beer, and friendly enough service. Yes, the bathrooms are...a bit aromatic (but again, clean) and the mattresses are hard. However, if you have a sense of adventure and know that going into it, you'll be fine. Enjoying a cold Gallo (cerveza!)in the pool and visitng with other guests after a long day in the park, listening to the crazy howler monkeys at night, then getting up before dawn and climbing to the top of one of the temples to see the sun rise over the jungle... The main draw in Tikal is the city itself, which is incredible. Simply beyond description.

          It was OK


          All three Tikal hotels are okay-ish. They are somewhat overpriced and certainly will never win any awards. Only stay at them if you need to be at Tikal in order to catch either the sunrise or late-night tours. I stayed at the Tikal Inn last week and I found it to be spotlessly clean and relatively comfortable from a Guatemala perspective. Power goes off at 10pm and resumes at 6am. No A/C. Ceiling fans in rooms. My wife and I had hot water showers in the mornings. The place provides breakfasts and dinners as part of the room price. No choices but the food seemed to be acceptible. I found the staff to be pleasant and attentive. Towels were not provided but we asked for some and were quickly taken care of. Although the place takes credit cards, I declined and paid cash as they have that annoying system of tacking on a 5% extra when using them. This is not just a Tikal Inn thing, but something I found fairly common throughout Guatemala.

          Not customer friendly


          Although the rooms and pool (slightly green) are OK, the attitude of the management is objectionable. Pickups and returns to the airport are done with all people at one time (regardless of plane schedules) because there is only one van, so you miss hours at the ruins and have lots of time at the airport. Arrangements for tours are mismanaged and staff are rude. When we requested the box lunch that was to be in our tour (after 8 hours of no food), we were told we could stay at the hotel instead of the tour if food was our focus. Look for alternatives--the attitude will be a real turn off.

          Not the best


          Our Travel agent recommended this hotel over the Jungle Lodge stating that it was the newest hotel at the park. I am sure he was correct, however I wish we would have stuck with the Jungle Lodge.

          The bathrooms at the Inn had the worst smell even though it was clean. The electricity was never on and there was NEVER hot water. The bed linens were rough and the beds were rocks. Believe me we were not expecting a 5 star hotel, but this was not the nice new hotel that it claims to be.

          The resturaunt was even worse. They offered a menu, but did not serve any items on it. They only had two choices for dinner and one for breakfast and lunch.

          The positive item for this hotel was the tour guide for the park. He was very informed and educated. He had a terrific sense of humor and was able to diffuse any situations that arrose.

          To any one how visits the Tikal National Park, you must and I mean must do the Jungle Canopy Tour. I am terrified of highest, but this was the experience of a life time. They strap you onto a zip line and you tour the tree tops for a hour. It was the BEST!!!!

          TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Tikal Inn Tikal National Park

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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          Tikal me crazy!

          Doing an 8 hour shuttle bus is not fun as I have mentioned more than a few times on this trip. Its even less fun with a hangover and lack of sleep as we all suffered the day we travelled to Flores. The journey was long and uncomfortable and even involved us taking a very dilapidated looking ferry for five minutes to cross a river that had also s...

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          Our bungalow room
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          The pool at Tikal Inn
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          Our personal tropical observatory
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          Staying the night in the park
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          Refreshing dip after looong hike
          Tikal National Park, Guatemala