A Good Hotel Directly across from the Airport

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by RoBoNC on August 20, 2009

On our last night in Managua, we settled into the Best Western Las Mercedes. The Best Western sits directly across from the Managua International Airport. Although, you can walk across the street to the airport, it is advised to just take the free shuttle. Depending on the time of day, traffic can be very heavy and if you decide to walk across, you must cross four lanes of traffic. This is the closest hotel to the airport as the others are located in the city center.

The Best Western Las Mercedes has a unique layout with all of the rooms on one floor and separated by corridors. The hotel has 174 rooms with air conditioning, cable T.V., telephone, and hot water. The rooms are fairly basic in size and even with a baby crib there was still room to move around. The bathrooms here are actually a lot more spacious than most hotels. It is about twice the size of the bathroom at the Crowne Plaza.

The Best Western has a large outside pool located right next to the restaurant, the La Pergola. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is fairly American with some Nicaraguan dishes. Prices are comparable to many restaurants in the US. Sandwiches range from $6-9 and entrees from $11-20. The hotel also offers room service. If you are looking for somewhere to quench your thirst, try the Bar Tanhinos by the pool which is open until midnight.

There is a business center in the lobby of the hotel that contains two computers with free internet access. There is a gift shop located on the premises which contains many arts and crafts made in Nicaragua. Prices may be a little higher than in the city, but still a lot cheaper than anything in the airport.

The hotel offers foreign currency exchange as well as a bilingual staff. Recreational activities include volleyball, tennis, and racquetball
Best Western Hotel Las Mercedes Managua
Km 11 ¬Ĺ Carretera Norte
Managua, Nicaragua


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