Welcome to Pensativo House Hotel

Experience the Essence Authenticity and Hospitality of Antigua Guatemala

At Pensativo House Hotel, you are our guest and this means the world to us! We will pamper you and try our very best to make your visit to this amazing city one for the record books. Our goal is to make you feel completely comfortable and worry free at all times. When you stay at our hotel in Antigua, you are treated like the king of the house.

With robust Colonial architecture, a garden courtyard entrance, and the perfect location on a charming residential cobblestone avenue only steps from our city’s Central Park, Pensativo House Hotel is the travel destination you dream of discovering – and a place you never want to leave. Boasting a detailed eye for Guatemalan art, design and décor as well as a wish to subtly infuse historic elegance with contemporary luxury, our 26-room boutique house hotel offers an intimate luxury experience in a relaxed environment in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala.

Come explore the culturally rich neighborhood just beyond our doors, known for its authentic Guatemalan cuisine, artisan markets, boutique shops and vibrant nightlife! From our home you can easily stroll to dozens of landmarks, including the renowned 17th century cathedral of San Jose, enchanting plazas; impressive historic ruins with amazing views; the museums at Casa Santo Domingo; and incredible venues that house beautiful coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores, factories, think tanks, schools, universities or galleries.

While relaxing on property, savor the taste of our sumptuous complimentary homemade breakfast straight out of our delicious kitchen. Recharge in one of the many cozy corners all over our hotel, or spoil yourself with an amazing spa treatment either at Ceiba Spa at Porta Antigua or in the privacy of your own room.

Discover how no other luxury boutique hotel in Antigua connects you with the essence, warmth and hospitality of our city like Pensativo House Hotel!


St. Joseph Cathedral

distance: 0.3 miles from hotel
Interior at Pensativo House Hotel

This beautiful church features grand architecture and serves as the Cathedral of the Archdiocese, with daily church, prayer and music services. 

Casa Santo Domingo Museums

distance: 0.65 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

Antigua’s Museums Promenade offers a range of fascinating museums in one complex, including the Colonial Museum, the Archeology Museum, the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art and Modern Glass, the Marco Augusto Quiroa and the Artist Halls, the Silver Museum and the Pharmacy Museum. 

Jade Factory

distance: 0.6 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

Since 1977, the Jade Factory has been the best place in Antigua to buy certified jade jewelry and accessories. 

Convento y Arco de Santa Catarina

distance: 0.35 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

Located near Central Plaza, Arco de Santa Catalina is an Antigua icon. Built in the 17th century, it originally connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school, allowing the cloistered nuns to pass from one building to the other without venturing out on the street. 

Convento de Capuchinas

distance: 0.65 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

This 18th-century convent is known throughout the world and features stunning historic architecture framing a serene courtyard with a cascading fountain and vibrant bougainvillea trees.

Museo del Libro

distance: 0.3 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

This intimate museum is located in Central Plaza and houses a diverse selection of Colonial era books, landmark city documents, replicas of printing presses from the 1600’s and the first edition of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s influential novel The Indigenous Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha.

Volcan de Pacaya

distance: 28 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

No trip to Antigua is complete without exploring the volcanoes outside the city. Hike the breathtaking landscape of the impressive Pacaya, which is Guatemala’s most active volcano, and enjoy views of three other nearby volcanoes when you reach the 8,000 summit, Agua, Fuego and Acatenango.


distance: 55 miles from hotel
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One of the most famous markets in Guatemala, Chichicastenango attracts artisans from surrounding towns to sell their handicrafts, textiles, silver goods, ceramics and wood crafts. Fruits and vegetables are also available. 

Lake Atitlan

distance: 86 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

Nestled in the cradle of lush hillsides and magnificent volcanoes, Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Fuego Maya Golf Course

distance: 15 miles from hotel
Exterior at Pensativo House Hotel

Designed by famed course architects Pete & Perry Dye, this 18-hole championship course is surrounded by the stunning Fuego, Agua, Acatenango and Pacaya, volcanoes, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience.

Pensativo House Hotel

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4a Avenida Sur No. 24, La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, 03001, Guatemala

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