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Hotel Frances

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Maestranza No. 35, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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Ranked #57 of 110 hotels in Guadalajara
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
fohres St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel with a double bed for our entire 10 day vacation in Guadalajara because I loved how close it was to everything in the heart of the city and for the amazing old world structure. Our first room was a little small and there was no A/C but the ceiling fan helped and we kept the balcony... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

To give this hotel a one is being kind and terrible is an understatement. The reservation was for my female friend travelling alone in an unfamiliar city and the room she is assigned has no lock on the door! what kind of security are they providing, plus the wooden door frame was so rotten the door could've been easily pushed... More

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Brandon, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Enjoyed the Hotel Frances. In the best location in Centro. It has been open since 1600's so it's old - but it's a special place. The "noise" that people talk about from bands is only on Friday and is the sounds of people and music which is what Guadalajara is all about. We didn't hear the disco at all. We... More

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Las Vegas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There is a good reason they want payment at check-in. While the hotel is clean and comfortable, even though it could use some refurbishment, the Disco in the basement of the Hotel booms throughout the rooms from 8:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m., nightly so you will have difficulty sleeping. I am sure one night is enough for most people, hence... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located in a very convenient location for first time visitors. Lots of shopping, restaurants, tour busses, museums and theatre. Hotel has lots of character and loved the atmosphere including the very old elevator which has a total character it's self. There is a lovely view from the roof and well worth climbing the stairs to the very... More

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Architecture is wonderful. customer service- a dud. Front desk is only minimally helpful and not friendly. We were asked to leave on the 4th day of a five night stay without explanation just "get out"

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Mackenzie, B. C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Why does a 17th century hotel have a disco booming away until 3:00 AM during the week? If they need the money, raise the room rates. Room was clean and spacious (and directly above the afore mentioned disco). Outside was a small playa, open to sky, marked No Smoking, where the staff regularly smoked and left buts on the floor.... More

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Rigo O, Gerente at Hotel Frances, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we will take the necessary measures so that this does not happen again More

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in Feb 2014 & will likely stay here again next time we're in town. It was pretty much what we expected based on all the reviews here, so if you read the positive and negative you'll have a good idea what you'll get. To summarize, dated but charming... not a modern,... More

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Rigo O, Gerente at Hotel Frances, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to returning again More

New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

History is not a Holiday Inn....the Hotel Frances is in the heart of the city, and its charm dates back to 1610, when it was built. People who are too impatient to wait a couple of minutes for the truly antique elevator to arrive are either in the wrong place or need to take the stairs and get some exercise!... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Old run down, dirty bathroom, cockroach, noisy on top of discoteque ... need I say more?? Just go somewhere else ! No parking space and next to impossible to park in the front. Had to stop traffic to get luggage out of the car.

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Additional Information about Hotel Frances

Also Known As:
Frances Hotel Guadalajara
Address: Maestranza No. 35, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 110 hotels in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Frances 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The oldest hotel in the long history of Guadalajara, the Francés, was founded in 1610 as “El Mesón de San José” to provide shelter for short to traveling merchants.El más antiguo hotel en la larga historia de Guadalajara, el Francés, fue fundado en 1610 como “El Mesón de San José” para dar albergue por temporadas cortas a comerciantes viajeros. ... more   less 
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