28 Best Hotels in Honduras' Caribbean Coast, Honduras

Casa Alemania

$ | Trujillo, Honduras

An enormous red chalet roof houses this friendly hotel, restaurant, and spa complex. Clean rooms with colorful artwork overlook the water from the reclusive property just outside town. The owner is licensed in acupuncture and skin-care treatments and offers on-site services. True to its name (Alemania is Spanish for "Germany"), the restaurant serves hearty breakfasts, German sausage lunches, and hamloaf dinners ($$), and the bar is stocked with German and national beers. The hotel picks up guests from La Ceiba or the Trujillo airport.

Pros

  • On-site spa
  • Variety of room accommodations

Cons

  • No Wi-Fi
Trujillo, Honduras
504-2434--4466
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Casa Cangrejal B&B

$$$ | La Ceiba, Honduras

Cool stone cabins with stylish interiors are spread across the garden nestled in the heart of the Cangrejal watershed. The property encompasses natural swimming holes, a weight room, a fire pit for backyard barbeques and a game room. The bed-and-breakfast affords a tranquil forest getaway but with all the frills of an upscale hotel. Rafting and canopy tour operators are right down the street.

Pros

  • Great common spaces
  • Pristine grounds

Cons

  • Cash only
  • Young children not welcome
La Ceiba, Honduras
504-9517--3705
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, No credit cards

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Cesar Mariscos Hotel y Restaurante

$$ | Tela, Honduras

Just a stone's throw from the beach, this stylish hotel has rooms with balconies shaded by lush palms. Hand-hewn wood furniture and carefully selected pieces of art add a homey touch. A light and airy reading room on the first floor is popular with adults, and children gravitate to the tiny playground. Truly delicious seafood is served in the romantic restaurant ($$) or at shaded tables on the sand. Try the spicy camarones en salsa jalapeño (shrimp in a creamy sauce seasoned with peppers).

Pros

  • Great restaurant
  • Homey decor

Cons

  • Noisy a/c units and aging carpet in some rooms
Tela, Honduras
504-448--2083
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

Quick Facts

  • $$

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Christopher Columbus Beach Resort

$$ | Trujillo, Honduras

The only resort on the unspoiled beaches of Trujillo, this modern hotel gives you views of the sea or the mountains from your private balcony. Activities including swimming, windsurfing, and fishing from the small private pier.

Pros

  • Great for families

Cons

  • Air strip is literally at the front door
Trujillo, Honduras
504-2434--4966
hotel Details
71 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Coco Bay Hotel

$$ | Omoa, Honduras

Situated between the main road and the beach, this recent addition to Omoa is ideal for big groups. Each room includes two double beds and a private bath equipped with two showers; the conference hall can seat up to 150 people. Mango trees shade the swimming pools across from the large restaurant shelter. The kitchen will open upon guests' request and serves typical Honduran fare. The hotel grounds are peaceful and tidy, but travelers seeking more lively activity should spend the evening at the beach.

Pros

  • Great for large groups

Cons

  • Hotel has very little charisma or ambiance
Omoa, Honduras
504-2658–9001
hotel Details
282 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

  • $$

Diving Pelican Inn

$$ | 184 Playa Helens, Sambo Creek, Honduras

The inn offers guests a home away from home, only better. Spacious bedrooms with four-poster beds, warm butternut-hued walls, and unique fixtures and furniture are as cozy as any master bedroom. Ocean views and exclusive beach access sweeten the deal. The owners, Cathryn and Jim, live on the premises and give lots of personal attention or total privacy, depending on the visitor's preference. Jim dishes up hearty breakfasts each morning for $6 each, and the honor bar is stocked with juice, soft drinks, and beer. The inn only accepts cash, but guests can pay 50% ahead of time on PayPal.

Pros

  • Full concierge service

Cons

  • Limited room selection
184 Playa Helens, Sambo Creek, Honduras
504-9767--4470
hotel Details
3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, No credit cards

Quick Facts

  • $$

Flamingo's

$ | Omoa, Honduras

Cool rooms decorated in pine with private terraces overlooking the ocean make this hotel the top choice in Omoa. The sundeck on the beach is a favorite spot for weddings. The friendly Colombian owners really know how to eat, and delicious dishes ($$) such as blue-crab soup and seafood casserole can't be beat. The tamales may be the best you've ever tasted.

Pros

  • Feels private
  • Stellar views

Cons

  • Might feel less private if an event is being held during your stay
Omoa, Honduras
504-2658--9199
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Gran Hotel Paris

$ | Calle 8 Frente al Parque Central, Calle 8, La Ceiba, La Ceiba, Honduras

Facing Parque Central, this hotel is a favorite among business travelers. The building's gritty exterior is misleading, as the inside is well kept and comfortable. Rooms are airy, with cool ceramic floors. The pool is a true oasis after a dusty day exploring the coast. The poolside bar is a good spot for an evening drink.

Pros

  • Downtown location

Cons

  • Room fixtures and furniture are a bit dated
Calle 8 Frente al Parque Central, Calle 8, La Ceiba, La Ceiba, Honduras
443–2391
hotel Details
63 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Hotel Playa

$$ | Puerto Cortés, Honduras

Exclusive beach access and an extensive private property dotted with gazebos are alluring extras for budget travelers and families. Double and single rooms are spread out on either side of two splash pools and a boardwalk, which becomes a noisy hub on weekends with loud music and playful children. A small in-house restaurant serves fish and shrimp dishes.

Pros

  • Swim-up pool bar

Cons

  • Bathroom pipes give off a noticeable odor
Puerto Cortés, Honduras
504-2665--0453
hotel Details
28 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

  • $$

Hotel Playa Bonita

$ | Tela, Honduras

Peace, quiet, and boldly seasoned seafood at its restaurant ($$) make this beachside hotel a great retreat after a day of activity-packed excursions. The armoires are handcrafted by local artisans, and Garífuna-themed paintings hang from the walls. Conversation is lively in the casual outdoor restaurant, as members of local cultural and ecological groups often stop by for a bite of zesty panfried yellowtail, oily shrimp dunked in garlic and herbs, or coconut-infused rice. Town native and hotel owner Carlos Aragón is a member of the local tourism chamber and an excellent resource on all things Tela.

Pros

  • First floor rooms are equipped for wheelchairs

Cons

  • Removed from the action in Tela Viejo
Tela, Honduras
504-2448--3450
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Hotel Plaza Centro

$ | Barrio El Centro, by the market, Trujillo, 32101, Honduras

An absolutely no-frills option, this hotel is well-tended and a good value. Tropical plants furnish a sunken, tile terrace, giving the place a little bit of an Old-World Spanish feel, but for the most part the hotel lacks character. Rooms are plain, with furnishings limited to a bed with lightweight bedspread, a TV, a nightstand, and a clothing rack. The staff is friendly and helpful and can advise about the best places to shop at the nearby public market.

Pros

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Discount for kids age 2–12
  • Late check-out (noon)

Cons

  • Air conditioned rooms cost extra
  • Dark rooms lack character
  • No pets
Barrio El Centro, by the market, Trujillo, 32101, Honduras
504-2434--3006
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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Hotel Versalles

$$ | La Ceiba, Honduras

Tucked in a quiet corner of the otherwise rowdy Zona Viva, this four-story complex with peach walls and undulating banisters is a cozy place to stay. Regal touches like tapestry-inspired comforters and tassled curtains join wood finishings and marble floors. A fourth-floor bar has just been added and has a game room and wide outdoor deck. The restaurant serves typical cuisine and seafood dishes.

Pros

  • Social atmosphere
  • Close to nightlife

Cons

  • Neighborhood is not lit well at night
La Ceiba, Honduras
504-2440--0691
hotel Details
246 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

  • $$

Hotel y Restaurante Costa Azul "County Beach."

$$ | Puerto Cortés, Honduras

This hotel is most suitable for young families and has a central splash pool, a game room stocked with table tennis and billiards, and a trampoline. A large, cool lobby is a refreshing retreat from the municipal beach across the street, and double and triple rooms are simple and comfortable. The restaurant has indoor seating and an outdoor terrace. Specialties like fettuccini alfredo and Argentina-style churrasco steak accompany the shrimp, lobster, and crab dishes.

Pros

  • Family-fun activities, Jacuzzi

Cons

  • Kids splashing in the pool make it noisy for courtyard rooms
Puerto Cortés, Honduras
504-2665--5215
hotel Details
60 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

  • $$

Hotel y Villas Telamar

$$$ | Tela, Honduras

Once home to executives of the United Fruit Company, this luxurious complex sits on 30 acres right on the Caribbean. The enormous wooden villas, with two or three bedrooms, are perfect for families. Each is filled with beautiful mahogany furniture. The pool and the adjoining grounds are a delight, especially on weekend evenings when an orchestra plays salsa and merengue.

Pros

  • Beautiful historic landscape
  • Outdoor activities, shopping center

Cons

  • The service in the restaurant is depressingly bad
Tela, Honduras
504-2448--2196
hotel Details
270 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

La Ensenada Beach Resort

$$$ | Calle 9, Tela, Honduras

The latest to join the mainland's handful of all-inclusive resorts, this expansive campus is hardly the place to hole up for a week. The resort is just five blocks from Tela Viejo's center and is easily accessible to all of the area's natural parks. Spacious rooms and private villas encompass 50 acres of colorful gardens, a huge pool and a private beach area shaded by, curiously enough, pine trees. Family activities like snorkeling, boating, and volleyball keep guests busy during the day, while the two restaurants, sports bar, and outdoor discotheque give an active ambience in the evening. Three daily buffet meals serve underwhelming meat and seafood dishes.

Pros

  • The resort is practically new

Cons

  • Food isn't spectacular
Calle 9, Tela, Honduras
504-2448--8400
hotel Details
120 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

La Quinta Bay

$ | Trujillo, Honduras

This budget hotel is a five-minute walk from the beach and has neat and basic rooms for groups of two, three, or four. From the balcony, you can see impressive views of smoky-blue mountains to the left and sparkling waters to the right.

Pros

  • Suitable for big groups
  • Close to the beach

Cons

  • Awkward location on a concrete lot
  • No Wi-Fi
Trujillo, Honduras
504-2443--6100
hotel Details
25 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

  • $

Las Cascadas Lodge

$$$$ | La Ceiba, Honduras

This impressive resort is set in the most spectacular surroundings, with waterfalls, tropical gardens, and views of the river below. Swim in the rivers, swimming pool, or waterfall pools, or take a hike on one of the marked trails. Private cabins are luxurious and smartly decorated. Airport transfers are included in the price, and homecooked gourmet meals cost $10 at lunch and $15 at dinner. The hosts will be able to arrange tours and activities in the area, such as rafting, hiking, bicycling, and canopy tours.

Pros

  • One-of-a-kind views from the lap of luxury

Cons

  • Prices are the among the coast's highest
  • Young children not welcome
La Ceiba, Honduras
325-385--7555-(U.S. number)
hotel Details
4 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Maya Vista

$ | 9 C. and Av. 10 NE, Tela, Honduras

There's a stunning view of the bay from the Maya Vista, which enjoys a vantage point high above the city. Clean and comfortable rooms have wide terraces where you can lounge in a hammock as you enjoy bay breezes. In the popular restaurant ($), entrées such as Chinese noodles with peppers are tasty and reasonably priced. You can also order wines by the glass—a rarity in this part of the country. The Canadian owners make sure there's a warm, friendly atmosphere. They know what's going on in Tela, so it's good to check with them.

Pros

  • Unique accommodations in the trees

Cons

  • It's a steep hike up a long staircase to get here (take a cab instead)
9 C. and Av. 10 NE, Tela, Honduras
504-2448--1497
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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O'Glynn Hotelt

$ | Trujillo, Honduras

Just three blocks uphill from the park, this bright-white hotel has simple, comfortable rooms with private baths and a very welcoming reception and lounge area.

Pros

  • Great price for basic lodging

Cons

  • No Wi-Fi
Trujillo, Honduras
504-2434--4592
hotel Details
25 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, No credit cards

Quick Facts

  • $

Palma Real

$$$$ | Km. 20 Carretera, La Ceiba, Honduras

The first all-inclusive resort on the mainland, Palma Real is set on a pristine stretch of beach. There are cabanas and hotel-style accommodations, a large pool, and even a small water park that is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday. Splashy colors and intriguing artwork decorate the hotel interiors.There is a tour service on site (TURASER), which can arrange rafting, hiking, and canopy tours.

Pros

  • Exclusive beach access

Cons

  • Rooms could use a second sweeping
Km. 20 Carretera, La Ceiba, Honduras
504-2407--0000
hotel Details
160 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

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Quinta Real

$$$ | Ave. 15 de Sept. y Ave, La Ceiba, Honduras

The first luxury hotel on the beach in Ceiba, Quinta Real is located in the heart of the Zona Viva. The decor is lavish, with a fine sampling of Honduran and international artwork on the walls. There are thatched tables on the beach or by the charming pool, and Maxim's, the restaurant on the premises, offers fine dining daily from 6:30 am to 10 pm.

Pros

  • Accommodating staff
  • Business center

Cons

  • Noisy nightlife nearby
Ave. 15 de Sept. y Ave, La Ceiba, Honduras
504-2440--3311
hotel Details
84 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

Roli's Place

$ | Omoa, Honduras

Eighty meters before the beach, Roli's Place has a wide variety of accommodations, including hammocks on the porch, dormitory hostel rooms, and comfortable private doubles. The private rooms are on a separate and more peaceful side of the grounds and include air-conditioning and private bath with hot water. The hotel offers tours around the area, including into Guatemala, and can arrange shuttle service to La Ceiba. You can also stop in for travel information and local tips.

Pros

  • Many lodging types under one roof
  • Roli is an area expert

Cons

  • Only two private rooms available
  • Front desk attendance is flaky
Omoa, Honduras
504-2658--9082
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, No credit cards

Quick Facts

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Sueños de Mar B&B

$$ | Omoa, Honduras

Private beach chairs, a refreshing garden courtyard, and a tucked-away location at the end of la playa give this hotel a cozy feel. Doubles with private bathrooms are situated behind a spacious communal lounge with wicker armchairs facing the beach. The Canadian owners pride themselves on the restaurant, and with imported bacon and sausage for breakfast and hearty baguette sandwiches and fresh salads for lunch, the cuisine is a welcome change from the town's ubiquitous fried-fish fare.

Pros

  • Excellent cuisine
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • Ongoing construction to fix earthquake damage
Omoa, Honduras
506-2653--0284
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

  • $$

The Lodge at Pico Bonito

$$$$ | La Ceiba, Honduras

Set between two mountain-fed rivers, this breathtaking resort brings you unrivaled luxury amid a verdant tropical forest. Upon arrival you'll be greeted with a frothy cocktail served in a coconut shell, then asked when you would like your massage. All cabins, trimmed in rich mahogany, have private balconies and a handmade hammock. One of the English-speaking biologists can lead you on an early morning tour along the neighboring jungle paths to lookout towers and cascading waterfalls. You probably won't spot the jaguars whose howls punctuate the night, but you might see the semidomesticated ocelot that occasionally visits the lodge.

Pros

  • Gorgeous facilities

Cons

  • Limited on-site activities for adventure-seeking tourists
La Ceiba, Honduras
504-2440--0388
hotel Details
22 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed 2 weeks in Oct., Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat

$$$ | Trujillo, 32101, Honduras

With its thatched huts, terra cotta tile roofs, and lush beach landscapes, this resort feels like a true tropical getaway. The owners would agree—they escaped from Vancouver, Canada, to run the accommodations. A wonderland of colorful wildlife populate the natural areas, including toucans, parrots, and monkeys. Resort guides arrange off-the-beaten-path adventures, and all sorts of watersports are available. A day of activity makes the roomy, comfortable cabanas all the more inviting.

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Porch and hammock at each unit
  • Full-service list of activities and excursions

Cons

  • No pets, cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to arrival via email or the resort’s website, with no refunds for shortened stays and no-shows
Trujillo, 32101, Honduras
504-9928--2095
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Trujillo Beach Eco Resort

$$$$ | Aldea Viejos Marañones, Trujillo, 32101, Honduras

These clean and contemporary villas are a short drive to hot springs and well located for hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching in the nearby tropical forest. Dine at the on-site restaurant, which specializes in regional cuisine and grows some of its organic food in the resort’s own garden. Do nothing by the pool, stroll to the beach, or let a resort guide lead the way.

Pros

  • Air conditioning
  • Hearty breakfast included
  • Full kitchens
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Remote
  • 362 km (225 miles) from the major airport, Ramón Villeda International Airport
  • Surcharge for airport shuttle
Aldea Viejos Marañones, Trujillo, 32101, Honduras
504-2734--8503‎
hotel Details
28 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

Quick Facts

Villa del Sol Hotel y Restaurante

$$$ | Puerto Cortés, Honduras

Upscale interiors and a secluded courtyard pool make this hotel the best bet for high-end comfort in the port town. Double rooms with queen-size beds are decorated with warm colors and rich wood furniture. First floor rooms open up to the courtyard, and second- and third-floor rooms have balconies overlooking the beach. The hotel has two restaurants: La Ola, an indoor diner with big cushiony booths, and El Sol, an outdoor deck surrounded by palm trees. Both eateries have large bars and serve traditional seafood dishes. The customer favorite, the steak hondureño, comes topped with an egg, beans, plantain, avocado, and tortilla.

Pros

  • Caters to business travelers, Jacuzzi

Cons

  • Busy street and crowded beach outside
Puerto Cortés, Honduras
504-2665--4938
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

Villa Helen's

$ | Sambo Creek, Honduras

Red zinc roofs and thatched palm huts fill the tropical garden campus that overlooks the ocean. Standard rooms are simple and tidy, and mini-suites have private terraces with patio furniture, hammocks, and panoramic views. A beachfront lounge area has two swimming pools, a turtle pond and plenty of refreshing shade. The restaurant serves coastal classics such as breaded or spicy conch, plus American cuisine like chicken shish kebabs, hamburgers, and club sandwiches.

Pros

  • Relaxing pool and beach area

Cons

  • Room furnishings are aging
Sambo Creek, Honduras
504-2408–1137
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, No credit cards

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