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.

Vacationers hoping for some enjoyable dining experiences will be particularly happy with the location of Smokin Balam. Moreover, the guest house has its own restaurant right on the grounds.

Located near the middle of downtown Belize City, Smokin Balam is a great choice for customers who are interested in basing their vacation in this neighborhood.


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. Hence, it's a nice choice for travelers who prefer a relatively intimate setting. Considering its overall quality, we have given this guest house a rating of 2 stars.

A check list of the in-room conveniences awaiting visitors at Smokin Balam is provided below.

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

If you are looking for a particular amenity, contact the front desk to verify availability.

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.

To view general activities and amenities available to guests, check out the following list:

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

If you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect, it's best to check with the front desk because these details can sometimes change. To view an in-depth article about the specific recreational opportunities offered at Smokin Balam, click here.


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

Outside of on-site dining, guests hoping for further culinary diversity might also check out the region's other local restaurant choices. Those staying at Smokin Balam will discover a few solid places to eat within reach. It's a smart idea to know the area's restaurant options, even though Smokin Balam has on-site dining. To get more information about dining in the surrounding area, click here.

Guest Services

Services offered by Smokin Balam, including the one below, could prove pretty valuable during your stay in Belize.

  • Breakfast


You'll encounter plenty of attractions situated near Smokin Balam. Some of the closest attractions include Swing Bridge and Maritime Museum. If you hope to do a lot of relaxing, like many of the travelers who visit Belize, your vacation would be incomplete without a few peaceful hours at the beach. One of the nearest beaches is Cucumber Beach, which is conveniently reached by taxi cab from the guest house.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the guest house is Belize City. If you want to find even more attractions and fun, take a day trip to a neighboring city to check out just what else Belize has to offer.

For our comprehensive article on what you'll find near 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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