Swap Your Home Office For A Poolside Workcation at this Belize City hotel 

by Gisselle Hernandez

Tucked in the northern side of the former capital of Belize sits a reliable and refreshing oasis that is Belize City’s Best Western Biltmore Plaza. This city gem is a mere 10 minutes from the international airport, and a great spot to sleep away your jet lag before rushing off to the other districts as part of your itinerary. Not only is The Biltmore — as Belizeans call it — an ideal hotel to take a breather both during the week and on weekends, but is also the go-to when looking for a proper work-cation situation. 

Fast Wi-Fi.

Biltmore Plaza has incredibly fast Wi-Fi, a welcome rarity when compared to most hotels. For those digital nomads whose clients need an “ASAP” conference call that probably could’ve been an email, there’s the added comfort of no lagging. You can shoot urgent emails with ease or hop on Zoom calls right from the lobby if need be. 

Outdoor lounging areas.

Best Western’s Biltmore also has an outdoor pool, with a wraparound wooden deck holding lounge chairs. This on a sunny day coupled with the fast internet really does make that work-where-you-vacation lifestyle that much enviable. You can take turns taking a dip and sipping on cocktails and firing off decks and memos. 

Convenient location.


Belize City aerial. Image courtesy Duarte Dellarole

Apart from being so close to the international airport, Biltmore Plaza is right on the Northern Highway, in close proximity to large grocery stores, restaurants, and healthcare facilities. Many of these are within walking distance as well. Looking to kill some time? You could make the quick 5-minute drive to the famous Baron Bliss Lighthouse and take pictures by the Belize Sign. Need an emergency supply run? The large Brodies Supermarket is a 2-minute drive or 10-minute walk down the street. 

On-site dining.

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The Biltmore Bistro is the on-site restaurant that conveniently offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner to both guests and non-guests (though guests do get a food & beverage discount.) The buffet option offers authentic exquisite Belizean cuisine, so if you’ve got a hankering for rice & beans after plugging away at the laptop all morning, now’s your chance to indulge. The restaurant also offers both indoor and outdoor dining, an important feature during this time. This allows for a safer and more comfortable space when having a meal. 

Conference rooms.

The Belize Best Western Biltmore Plus Plaza is a Gold Standard Recognized Hotel.

The Biltmore also takes it up a notch for business travelers by having three different conference rooms on their second floor. Many Belize businesses and organizations pick The Biltmore as their preferred host for important conferences and events. So if you’re part of an organization looking to host a summit or conference in Belize, look no further than Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza

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