Palacio de Doña Leonor in Guatemala

exterior of hotel

The Palacio de Doña Leonor is a refined Spanish mansion located in the heart of Antigua, Guatemala. The mansion was home to a Spanish conqueror’s daughter in 1541. Intricate details  have been fully restored so guests can enjoy the mansion at its fullest grandeur and majesty.

Read more to see how the Palacio de Doña Leonor provides visitors with the most luxurious and authentic escape in all of Antigua.


streetview of Antigua


Hotel Palacio de Doña Leonor is in Guatemala at the heart of the beautiful colonial city of Antigua. Antigua was founded in 1543 and is famous for its Spanish Baroque architecture and ruins. The city is brimming with captivating historic and cultural attractions. The resort is only a 45-minute drive from La Aurora International Airport and a half a block away from Central Park.


hotel master suite at the Palacio de Doña Leonor

Style & Character

The Palacio de Doña Leonor takes visitors back to the 16th century. Historic Spanish Baroque detailing lines the hallways and rooms. Guests can tour the traditional gardens and exquisite fountain located in the center of the hotel plaza. Each room in the Palacio is uniquely crafted and designed. The intricate combination of antique chandeliers, colonial furniture, stone fireplaces, and hand painted ceilings leaves guests feeling awed and impressed.


jacuzzi pool in hotel


Palacio de Doña Leonor offers the following amenities:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Maid & Turndown Service
  • Balconies
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Unpacking Service
  • LCD Flatscreen Television with Cable
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Rain Showerheads
  • Egyptian Cotton Towels
  • Special Nighttime Treats
  • Pool-Sized Jacuzzi


double beds in Don Esteban room


Each of Palacio’s rooms is named after one of Doña Leonor’s relatives. They are all uniquely designed to radiate luxury and culture. The thirteen Spanish-themed rooms and suites in the resort all feature textiles, colors, and furniture pieces from Doña Leonor’s original 16th century mansion.

The four-poster beds made with Egyptian linens and elegant bathrooms entice guests to immerse themselves in leisure and relaxation. Visitors can also enjoy scenic views of Antigua’s city center or lush gardens from their room’s balcony.

For a higher price, guests can choose to stay in a junior or master suite. The junior suites include a larger living space with high-quality antique furnishings.

The master suite, the Don Pedro de Alvarado, is the most requested suite for honeymoons and anniversaries. The elegantly designed furniture, stone fireplace, and 16th century King bed  ensures that guests have a memorable night.


closeup of appetizers

Food & Drink

The restaurant at Palacio de Dona Leonor is open for all three meals and offers an extravagant menu from the most talented chefs in the area. The Spanish-colonial decor creates an elegant and romantic atmosphere. Guests can look out into the beautiful garden courtyards as they dine.

Dinner entrees include delicacies such as salmon fettuccine, pork tenderloin roulade, filet mignon, steak, rack of lamb, and duck breast. Room service is also available.

Visitors can also steal away to the Tea Room to enjoy delectable desserts and refreshing cocktails. The Tea Room’s cozy fireplace and quiet atmosphere makes it the perfect place for a relaxing getaway.


Cerro de la Cruz lookout

Things To Do

There is much to do near the Palacio including the following activities:

  • Explore the historic Palace of the Captains’ Generals, where the Spanish Colonial Government ruled for 200 years.
  • Walk around Central Park and check out the street vendors.
  • Tour a delectable chocolate museum and make your own chocolate.
  • Hike the Acatenango Volcano.
  • Visit the historic Santa Catarina Arch.
  • Learn about Antigua’s history at the Casa Santo Domingo Museums.
  • Take in the beauty of La Merced Church.
  • Hike to Cerro de la Cruz for a beautiful view of the city.

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