I was at the tail end of a fabulous visit to Guatemala when I caught some virus and ended up sick as a dog. It was my morning to check out, and when I went to the front desk to explain the situations and ask for a room for the day, they were not only accomodating, but also fixed me herbal teas and other concoctions from their garden to settle my stomach. The cleaning staff, manager and even the owner of the hotel checked on me the same way my momma would have!
While customer service like this is priceless, the rooms are definitely priced for budget traveler. I have stayed in many hotels in the Antigua area over the years and would agree with other posters who have said that the rooms are simple, clean, and adequate for a place to rest. It's not fair to compare this to some of the more expensive boutique/honeymoon hotels around town.
It's within walking distance (real "walking distance," not like some of the other hotels claim, though I guess they are right, since anywhere is "technically" walkable!) of the Parque Central, which is where you'll likely spend much of your time in Antigua. It's also far enough away that you can escape the nightlife if you want to.
Customer service + budget = La MercedMore
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking