If you are in Tegucigalpa for a longer stay, many of the hotels also have apartments available: Hotel Istmania (US$316/month), Hotel Prado (US$620/month), Humuya Inn ($1,100/month), Hotel Excelsior (US$1,450/month), and Hotel Honduras Maya (US$104/night). The apartments range in amenities, and in size from suites to two-bedrooms, so inquire carefully to avoid any surprises.
There are also a number of aparthotels in town, typically offering a bit more space, and many with all the amenities of a hotel.
Run by a friendly Spanish-Honduran, the Hostal Asturias (tel. 504/238-3866 or 504/923-0257, ediber [at] edured [dot] net, US$210/month) is in a rambling converted house on the quiet street up to Parque La Leona in Barrio Buenos Aires, a residential neighborhood north of the parque central that is popular with young expats. Rooms differ in size, and some have small kitchens and TVs. All are very comfortable, with private baths and hot water. Upstairs is a communal kitchen, TV, and sitting area (for those without them in the room), with a fine balcony overlooking the city. This is a really good deal for a long-term stay. Best to check ahead if you want to stay here, as the nine rooms sometimes fill up with groups.
Apart-Hotel Guijarros (tel. 504/235-6851, www.guijarros.com), in Colonia Lomas del Guijarro in front of the American School, is popular with business travelers and their families for its central location between Mall Multiplaza and Boulevard Morazán. Rooms on the lower floors can be dark due to shade from the pool-side palm trees, but those on the upper floors are airy. Two-bedroom apartments are available for US$130 a night and have full kitchens as well as washers and dryers. Standard rooms with a mini-fridge and microwave are also available (US$60 s, US$65 d). There are discounts for extended stays, which can sometimes be negotiated significantly. The aparthotel has an outdoor pool, an exercise bike and treadmill, and pleasant staff.
Also in Lomas del Guijarro, Minister Suites (2a Av., Eucarinas 3601, tel. 504/239-6195, www.ministersuites.com, US$70 standard, US$94 executive) has sleek rooms with small kitchenettes. Standard rooms have one double bed, while the executive rooms can sleep up to four in two double beds. Discounts are available for stays of a week or more.
Nearby in Colonia Tepeyac is Aparthotel Las Condes (Calle Yuscarán 2402, tel. 504/235-6198, www.lascondeshotel.com). One-bedrooms start at US$46, two-bedrooms at US$60, and rates drop slightly for stays longer than 15 days. Internet is available for an additional charge.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition