Find the right San Carlos Hotels for you!
San Carlos, Rio San Juan does not have any large hotels. It does however have a nice selection of small hotels. Some of them with a lot of charm. In an effort to assist you to find the right San Carlos hotels for you, we have put together a list of Hotels that we are confident will help you find the right hotel for you.
Hotel Gran Lago.
Not grand in the sense of big, but absolutely sparkling clean. Management is extremely friendly and they serve a nice breakfast on the porch over the lake. They offer complimentary wifi and their rooms are air-conditioned. The central location is also great. The San Carlos Boardwalk is just a few steps away from the hotel. A variety of restaurants are close by. The first floor rooms are rather enclosed, but the ones on the second story offer great views of Lake Nicaragua and the sunsets over the lake. The Hotel Gran Lago is one of the best alternatives in town.
This hotel offers a variety of different rooms. They have some very nice cabin style rooms in the back garden, and some not so nice rooms at the entrance. If you are looking for a hostel like accommodation, the front rooms can work well, if you want something a lot nicer, book a room in the cabins. The cabin rooms have air-conditioning, as well a private bath, cable TV, etc. The property has a nice full service restaurant and bar that is just adjacent on the hotel facility. Cabinas Leyco is an excellent option to spend the night in San Carlos.
Hostal El Ocaso
A small property located across the street from the Hotel Gran Lago. They offer a total of 4 rooms. This is not really a hostel, but a small hotel with private rooms. The prices are very reasonable though. Hostal El Ocaso offers a nice central location and close to everything in San Carlos.
Hotel Dona Juanita
A pleasant little hotel that is few block from the boardwalk. The owners are gracious hosts who also own and run the best restaurant in town: Kaoma. Henry, the husband loves to fish and is very involved with tourism in San Carlos and Rio San Juan, and is a great source of information regarding the area. Both fought in the Sandinista revolution and can therefore tell you many tales of the war. The hotel offers no frills, but is clean, safe and has wifi service. They named it Dona Juanita because she was a very loved teacher in town.
This hotel has been around for a while. It has obviously grown through the years without much planning. The result is a maze of staircases and hallways to get around. The property is clean and affordable. Rooms do not have air conditioning, but do have a fan and private bath. Owners are friendly and will do whatever they can to make you comfortable. Hotel Carelhys is probably the largest hotel in San Carlos.
Casa de Las Centeno
An interesting little hotel that is out of town. This hotel feels more like a rural hotel that a downtown property. It boasts the only hotel pool in San Carlos. Nice rooms are accommodated in the green area around the pool. A spacious restaurant area provides the ideal setting for a pleasant meal. La Casa de las Centeno has a total of 6 rooms, each with its private bath. Rooms are air-conditioned and have a tv.
The Hostal Seledith is a budget property located right downtown San Carlos. The building is a miscellaneous shop on the first floor, and the second floor they have a total of 14 rooms for rent. The hotel part is all a wooden construction and rooms are small. Bathrooms are shared. If you are on a budget, this is a possible solution.
Hotels near San Carlos
There are two different Hotels that I am including in this list that are not within the city of San Carlos. To get to these hotels you must take a boat, as they are on the lake, on the opposite side of the San Juan River. One operates more as an ecolodge, the other more as a fishing lodge. Both are special and unique and worth mentioning.
La Esquina del Lago
La Esquina del Lago is on the opposite side of the Rio San Juan from San Carlos. This means that the only way to get there is by boat. This is a fishing lodge offering some of the best fishing in the World! Alternatives include Lake Nicaragua, San Juan River and the Rio Frio. Although close to San Carlos, it is a World Away! If you want to disconnect from the world and simply fish, this is where you want to go! This is a small lodge with only 6 rooms. Ideal for a getaway with your fishing buddies! They offer an all inclusive deal that includes meals, lodging and of course, fishing!
Located in the Los Guatuzos nature reserve, this eco lodge is a couple of hours from San Carlos on a boat along Lake Nicaragua. Los Guatuzos offers rustic accommodations within a tropical jungle and wetland. Service at the lodge includes meals and tours of the area.