Whenever we fly into Managua, on our way to our house in southwest Nicaragua, we stay at Brandt's. They treat us like family and they are always waiting for us with a van to take us to the hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable. On our way back to the States, we spend the night at Brandt's. There are a number of great restaurants within walking distance. We always have "crack of dawn" flights so we take their van to the airport. They are always on time and great drivers.
I love Hotel Brandt's in Reparto San Juan and stay here whenever I'm in Managua! I got to know it staying there during my Peace Corps service, and when I went back 7 years later, the staff still remembered me and treated me extra-special :)
Their breakfast is amazing - fresh fruit, juice, coffee, gallo pinto, eggs... Quiet, clean, guard on site. And a new food truck area/beer garden was just opened in the empty lot behind the hotel! Open Tues-Sundays until 10 pm.
Within walking distance to many good restaurants and a grocery store.
My husband went to Managua for four days and stayed at this hotel, He was attending a cultural event with some other friends who recommended the hotel to him. They had a great time and was very happy with the hotel service, they had personalized service from the Hotel owner who made sure they was comfortable. The breakfast is amazing and it is included in the price. Location also y great, it is the a tourist zone and surrounded with many restaurants at a walking distance. We will stay at this hotel next time we go to Managua and for sure will recommend it to our friends.