La Ceiba hotels and hostels
Hotel Villa Du Capitaine
Ensueno's Del Mar Bed And Breakfast
This second-story option is owned by the folks at Bella Italia. The rooms are simple with clean sheets and absolutely no adornments to speak of – You’re a bit out of the busy city center, which means less traffic noise at night.
Rotterdam Beach Hotel
Clean, medium-sized rooms open onto a small garden at this quiet Barrio La Isla hotel. It’s better value than a like-priced room in town, and you’re near La Ceiba’s nightlife and the beach, making this one of the best budget buys.
A quantum leap from the other hotels in town with grand staircases, marble tiles just about everywhere and a removed resort-like feel, this is the best (and only) top-end hotel in town.
Omega Tours Jungle Lodge
Nestled in a 40.5-hectare lot a few hundred meters from the road and river, this friendly, well-managed lodge has something for every budget. Backpackers rates are low – or free, if you book a trip – in large no-frills rooms with shared bathrooms.
Gran Hotel Ceiba
Rooms have large, bright bathrooms and clean ceramic floors, though the beds can be a bit spongy. Almost all have private balconies; there are better views and less street noise on the upper floors.
The bare-bones basic rooms at this second-story hotel have unpainted concrete floors, industrial fans and cold-water showers – but they are cheap. The ‘deluxe’ rooms have tiled floors and air-con, but are expensive for what you’re getting.
Las Cascadas Lodge
With just three rooms, expertly prepared meals and a no-kids policy, Las Cascadas offers supreme comfort and relaxation in a beautiful setting.
This is the most modern hotel in the downtown area. It’s clean but rather run-of-the-mill with firm beds, well-appointed rooms, and a small gym and pool. The service can get a bit uppity.
Finca El Eden
A budget alternative, Finca El Eden is recommended for its camping, basic cabins and options for hiking and horseback riding. It's 32km west of La Ceiba and run by a German-Honduran couple.
The beds are concave and soft, the sheets threadbare, and the grounds are rather windblown and dirty, but at least you are beachfront and get air-con in every room. You are also in the Zona Viva, making it easy to get out and about at night.
Gran Hotel Paris
Fancy things like card keys – that don’t work – and a pleasant courtyard pool set this hotel apart. Plus, you’re right on the Parque Central.
Jungle River Lodge
The Río Cangrejal tumbles by just meters from this simple but attractive lodge, operated by Jungle River Tours.
Comfortable, clean and well-kept sums up the Italia pretty well. Add air-con, hot water, cable TV, and in-room phones and it’s a steal. Weigh in the sparkling garden-side pool and welcoming bar-lounge and it’s downright dreamy.
Banana Republic Guesthouse
A fairly cool affair in an old wooden house, this is La Ceiba’s only hostel. Upstairs you have simple fan-cooled private rooms and a little internet area. Downstairs are the dorm rooms, which sleep 11 total (bring your earplugs).
This is a solid buy in the center of town. The beds are rock hard, but the sheets are good and the rooms look onto a central courtyard, making for a bit more quiet come lullaby time.
Coco Pando Resort & Iguana Bar
Four kilometers west of town, the Coco Pando can be inconvenient if you don’t have a car; then again, many guests come not so much to explore the area as to just sit back and relax for a while.