Smokin Balam

Equal parts hotel, gift shop, and Internet cafe, this is a busy spot. Overlooking a river, the views are great, and the rooms are kept clean and comfortably appointed, so guests can be sure they'll enjoy a relaxed stay despite the low prices.

Along with being close to one of the most impressive varieties of recreational opportunities in the Caribbean, Smokin Balam is a terrific spot for vacationers who like tasting interesting and new kinds of food. Mar’s Belizean is one possible dining choice, which isn't far away and is a good option if you've got a hankering for Latin American cuisine.

Situated near the middle of downtown Belize City, Smokin Balam welcomes customers who are interested in basing their vacation in this neighborhood or nearby.


Colorfully decorated, the rooms at Smokin Balam include private bathrooms which are separated from the living space only by a curtain, and tiny balconies.

Smokin Balam has just 4 units, so we classify it as a very small property. Accordingly, it's a nice choice for vacationers who prefer a unique and personalized atmosphere. With respect to overall quality, we've awarded this guest house a 2 star rating.

Below, you can see this location's in-room amenities.

  • Private Bath
  • Shower
  • Temperature Control
  • Balcony
  • Toilet

Be sure to call ahead to confirm the availability of certain amenities, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

Guest enjoy a river view on the small deck and a bird's eye view of different local birds that are attracted to the river. Especially the pelicans and local duck feeding on the fishes. There is book exchange and a wide range of guide books.

The following list gives some other amenities:

  • Gift Shop
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, since these details tend to change, it's a good idea to double check with the property if you're looking forward to something in particular. Visit this page to navigate to our in-depth description about the activities and recreation opportunities available at Smokin Balam.


The downstairs cafe offers local breakfast and an a la carte lunch menu.

In addition to the on-location dining, guests looking to find further culinary variety should also look into some of the region's other local restaurant selections. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will find a few solid places to eat nearby. It's helpful to know the area's restaurant options, even though Smokin Balam has some tasty choices of its own. To find out more about dining in this area, click here.

Guest Services

Guest services at this property, including the one listed below, may be useful during your trip.

  • Breakfast


You'll encounter lots of attractions located within a short distance of Smokin Balam. The nearest include Swing Bridge and Maritime Museum. If you plan to work on your tan, like most travelers who visit Belize, you've no doubt made time for ample time at the beach. Cucumber Beach, one of the nearest, is located three and a half miles from the guest house.

The guest house is in the vicinity of Belize City, a beautiful location for travelers to explore.

For our in-depth discussion on what's in the area of Smokin Balam, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 59 North Front Street, downtown Belize City, Belize

Phone: (501) 601-4510

Secondary Phone: (501) 628-2003



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