The Best Belize City Hotel For A Truly Local Stay

by Gisselle Hernandez

Recently, Belize City has slowly become more than a point of transit for many travelers. Where before, the former capital would be used as a jumping-off point to the islands or adventurous Western Belize, it’s now being recognized for the convenient underrated gem it is. Filled with colorful history, rich culture, and accessible conveniences, Belize City is easily called the savvy traveler. After all, the one hotel able to offer you a truly local experience within arm’s reach is the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. 

Authentic Culinary Scene 


Everyone knows the basics of a memorable cultural vacation revolves around food. Epicureans usually have their sights set on culinary titans such as San Pedro or Placencia, but Belize City often offers the same quality food for a fraction of the price. Belize Biltmore Plaza is a prime example, offering the cream of the crop when it comes to authentic Belizean food. The Biltmore Bistro is a gateway to Belize’s various cultures, from pan-fried fish and freshly-made ceviche to the ubiquitous rice and beans. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in fancy cuisine.

During the lobster season, expect perfectly cooked tender lobster prepared by skilled chefs. And during special holidays or occasions, best believe the Biltmore Bistro will put on its A-game offering seasonal delicacies and limited edition drinks at its Jaguar Bar. 

An ideal base for exploration 


An aerial of Belize City. Image courtesy Duarte Dellarole

What makes Belize Biltmore Plaza a hotspot for newcomer travelers is the convenience of being centrally located. A mere 10 minutes away from the international airport and even less from major attractions in the city, Belize Biltmore Plaza covers all the bases for travelers wanting to experience all Belize offers. For instance, the famed Altun Ha Maya Ruins are just an hour away from the hotel, allowing for a half-day trip to the ancient city.

But historical gems are even closer. Belize City landmarks such as the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, the St. John’s Cathedral, and the notable swing bridge are all located in central Belize City. 

Here, you’ll be thrust into the midst of what it’s truly like to live like a Belizean. 

Staying in the city doesn’t mean you can’t explore the wonders Belize is known for, either. You can opt for a quick day trip to Caye Caulker or San Pedro since the boat ride to either is about an hour away. Spend the day lounging at the white-sand beaches and hop back on the last boat to the city whenever you’ve had your fill of sun and sand.

For wildlife lovers, the Swallow Caye Manatee Sanctuary is located just minutes off the coast of Belize City. Moreover, there is also the Community Baboon Sanctuary, the Belize Zoo, and the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary; each is all about an hour away from the central hub of Belize City. 

Met with grace: making memories with the Belize Biltmore Plaza


It’s easy to see that when staying at Belize Biltmore Plaza, there’s nothing you can’t have at your fingertips while on vacation. From tucking into rich cuisine to an adventure-filled itinerary, each guest leaves with every single need met with grace. 

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