Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler from Plano, TX
A delightful stayPosted Sep 4, 2016 on Hotels
It's hard to get to, but worth the trip! Amazing hiking trails for all levels, idyllic waterfalls and swimming holes, all exclusive to lodge guests. You're not likely to share your space with anyone! A pleasant pool and hot tub for after hiking. Dining was superb! Plan on eating all your meals there since it is so remote. We purchased the meal plan to keep things simple. Masterful presentation. The menu was customized based on preferences gathered before arrival. Each staff person was friendly and helpful. The manager and his wife are delightful and ensure that everything is perfect. Other guests raved about the Spa and massage. We'll check that out next time. Intimate, yet private. Can't wait to return. Spend at least three nights. Any shorter is to shortchange yourself!
by Bob from Florida
ChallengingPosted Aug 14, 2016 on Hotels
Staff there were great including new management couple. The grounds NEED a lot of updating, pool was only four feet deep, with quite a few missing tiles, very dated. The new managing couple has a lot of work to get it up to par
by Linda from Houston
A luxury resort with its own nature reservePosted May 30, 2016 on Hotels
Hidden Valley Inn is a gem. After a grueling drive to this remote location, you are greeted by a welcoming staff, glass of lemon grass tea and cool towel. The staff is fabulous, and each person calls you by name and strikes up conversation. The room was gorgeous and spacious. The main negative is that there is no air conditioning in the room. With temps in the 90s it was pretty hot and difficult to be in the room during the day. It did cool off at night, but was still difficult to sleep at first. The location in the Mountain Pine Ridge area is very special and with over 7000 acres of trails, waterfalls, lakes and creeks to explore you could easily just stay at the Inn and enjoy your time there. All trails are marked and the staff can come pick you up if you get tired or have any issues (they give you a 2 way radio for safety on the trails). Be sure to take a swim in the cool pool at Butterfly Falls - truly a spectacular location. One issue in this area is that pine beetles killed most of the large pine trees in 2000, leaving the landscape much more open (and hotter) than it used to be.Food at the restaurant was excellent.
by Kumiko from Orlando, fl
Room with a viewPosted Dec 25, 2015 on Hotels
Very nice hotel situated right on the beach in Central San Pedro. Our suite was spacious, with a full (small) kitchen, living/dining room, bedroom and bathroom. The hotel has 3 floors but no elevator, so the bellman will need to carry the luggage. At departure time, make sure to call well in advance to have your bags carried down. Ditto for using the hotel golf cart to take you to the San Pedro air strip. Despite "reserving" the car the day before and reminding the front desk clerk 30 minutes before, our ride never showed up and we nearly missed our flight.
by Ruth from Columbus, OH
Amazing resort!Posted Jul 29, 2015 on Hotels
After an adventurous drive in, we arrived at Hidden Valley Inn. Gorgeous setting, lovely layout with rooms in separate cabanas. Loved the pool area and hot tub. The Inn has miles of private hiking trails, including several amazing private waterfalls. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Staff is very friendly and committed to making sure you enjoy your stay. They arranged a tour to Caracol for our group of 3 with a private guide from the hotel, and even helped us arrange a tour with a different tour company for the day after we left the hotel. Highly recommended (but make sure you rent a 4 wheel drive SUV to get there!)
by Mike from SF Bay Area
Fantastic Lodge with Outstanding Service!Posted Jul 12, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed July 3rd - 4 nights with no rain during rainy season. Luxury jungle lodge sits among pine & palm trees on a mountain with rain forest a walk below. Temperature’s more comfortable than lower in the valley. We choose basic room - large, nicely furnished. Fine service: 1) Greeted at doorstep, everyone addressed us by name; 2) Decorated room: towels folded into kissing swans, flower petals on bed, handmade card; 3) Kept generator on so we could take late night Jacuzzi; 4) Gave us Walkie-Talkies to hike their 90 sq. mile property & sent someone to check we were OK when we didn’t return by dark; 5) I lacked water shoes for the ATM cave so manager Wayne (co-manages with wife Britt) lent me his shoes (!); 6) Gave me anti-itch cream without asking when I was scratching, 7) Asked what we wanted for dinner (cheeseburger/me, lobster/wife), 8) Wayne & Britt’s hospitality permeate the resort: engaging, fun, and their staff share the spirit: Andy (waiter), Tito (bar), Siomara (front desk)… with 12 rooms felt like royalty. Location’s remote, few food choices , we included breakfast & dinner: excellent food! No charge to add items to continental breakfast. Dinner is 4-courses with 3 entrée choices. Unexpected delight? Hiking Butterfly Falls & Devil's Falls; we swam alone in the pools under the falls (think Tarzan movie)! If driving, rent 4WD: last 18 miles are unpaved logging road, worth the effort to get there!
by A verified traveler
Beautiful remote settingPosted Feb 12, 2015 on Hotels
The property the inn sits on is amazing and we wished we had planned on a longer stay to take advantage of more of the hiking trails. The service, food, cottages all are lovely. We had our own car and while the roads into the lodge and Caracol are rough, everything was easy to find. The only negative things was there are a lot of mosquitoes on the trails so bring lots of bug spray.
by Kimberley from Austin, TX
Hidden gemPosted Nov 18, 2014 on Hotels
While the road to Hidden Valley is long, and quite "adventurous", it's well worth the trip. It's a true hidden gem amidst the dense Belizean jungle, surrounded by trees, waterfalls, great hiking trails, bird watching, etc. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the hot tub under a star-filled sky with only the light of the full moon. Service staff was there when we needed them, though not overbearing. Make sure you stay there long enough to take advantage of the grounds. We mistakenly used it more as a hotel for our inland adventures (cave-tubing, ATM, ruins, etc.) but the inn itself is deserving of it's own full day or more of just wandering around.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Minnesota
Very quiet. Awesome scenery.Posted Nov 13, 2014
Pros: Very quiet and peaceful.
Cons: It's not close to any town/shopping, etc.
Location: if you want to hike wooded trails and see waterfalls, this is the place.
The road to the Inn is very bad. If driving in yourself, you need to have the appropriate vehicle. Make sure the rental company allows your vehicle to go off of paved roads. The staff was super friendly and efficient. The main building at the resort is a house that was converted and the rooms are free standing duplexes a short walk from the main building. When we arrived, we were greeted outside and given a short orientation on the resort and surrounding property. The rooms are nice. There is a phone and fireplace, but no TV or air conditioner. A ceiling fan makes sleep comfortable. The staff kept our room spotless. They also have a fireplace in each room with a stockpile of wood/kindling. This was a nice amenity as it got slightly chilly at night. There is a pool, screen porch, small lounge with reading material, bar, and dining area. 7200 acres of land to explore on foot or by vehicle. Butterfly Falls is amazing and worth the hike. You can swim in the pool at the bottom, but the water is spring fed so it’s a bit cold. You need to be in moderately good shape to go on the hikes. There are walking sticks at the entrances to most trails. I would recommend taking them as they help with all of the rocks/steps you need to navigate. The Cascade Trail is also highly recommended. It follows the river and has numerous primitive bridges across the water. Dining was very good. The chef knows what he is doing. Continental breakfast is othing special: yogurt, cereal, juice, a few piece
by A verified traveler
Serene setting but a terriblle driving conditionsPosted Sep 2, 2014 on Hotels
Hidden Valley is located in the Mountain Pine Ridge. There are dozens of waterfalls on the property (all 20+mintue hike away once you drive to the trail head). I would have put the hotel near at least one of its many natural watering holes. The hikes are worth the effort. The Butterfly falls are stunning. You are very isolated here. The roads to hidden valley are treacherous and terrible. The hotel service was inconsistent, Sometimes it was amazing and other times it was disastrous. When we were checking out, we asked for help with our luggage 3 times before we decided to load it ourselves. However the bartender Tito was so nice and Tiffany was so sweet, that it was hard to give the service a bad rating. I would avoid the front desk lady Neidy. Her advice turned out to be always wrong and often misleading. For example, when I asked about the night hike, she said ".... some guests see jaguars..." We all know that would be extremely rare!!! and not something I would even mention to a patron. She also told us Caracol would be 3 hours away (one way), which is not true. etc etc The general managers Brit and Wayne were really nice. Hopefully they can breath life to the place, which was a bit drab in the evenings. This place overall was mignificant due to the serene setting and nice rooms. Most of the staff really did try very hard to show us a nice time and we enjoyed our time very much. I hope to one day return. A wonderful, unque place.