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Hotel Frances

3.0 of 5 Maestranza No. 35, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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  • 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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McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in an old building, charming and beautiful, has big rooms, it's clean, but it needs updating, not much as not to take the charm of the hotel away. Parking is a few feet away, the city center is around the corner, all the great sites are within walking distance, shopping, restaurants, other hotels are all around, it... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 days after visiting several other Mexican destinations. I was really sorry we did. I was never able to get a good nights sleep with the constant music from the disco attached to the hotel. Sunday night at 3:30 am and it was still going on, loud enough as if it were in the next room.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need a lot of room, but can sacrifice closet space, this is the best price for suites in the downtown area. Think of it as a fancy motel that likes a good party. We enjoyed the view, the space, and the old world charm. If you don't need a lot of space and don't care about old stuff,... More 

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Sweet Briar College
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stayed here after seeing the lobby and because it has been a hotel since 1610. My first room was gorgeous with its original beamed ceiling, but the man who'd just repaired the sink didn't clean up, and I could open the balcony window easily from the outside. I was upgraded to a large suite on the roof. The room was... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is an extremely old hotel in Mexico. Since 1610, this hotel has served the tourists that come to Guadalajara. Location: 5 minutes walking to the Zocalo, then to the plaza de la liberacion and then to the Rotunda de los Jaliciences illustres where you will also find Tapatio tours for a turibus tour of the city. (Actually there are... More 

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East Moline, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed here in 1998 on my first trip to Mexico. I was a little skeptical because the description in tour book said no A/C, no elevator. Choose an American owned hotel, it was awful. Went to Hotel Frances the first morning for breakfast. I was sooo impressed. We booked a suite at 1/3 of the price of the American hotel!... More 

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China, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed this hotel for emergency,a family members funeral for 2 days in Guadalajara. First of all, it was dark all the places and felt like we were in haunted house... and its elevator was too old enough to feel like fall down any time,,, I wondered if they are inspecting the codes and harnesses of it. And near our... More 

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New Delhi, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The hotel is step back in time to the seventeenth century. The location is ideal. It's filled with character and lovely, accommodating staff. But the property was built at a time before it was surrounded by buildings that block the flow of air into the hotel. So the lock of AC is an issue, even if the ceiling fans are... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Frances Hotel, founded in 1610 is in the very heart of El Centro de Guadalajara. This fourstory stone edifice offers exactly what you expect of a centrally located hotel. As their brochure, in Spanish, states they have every modern convience. Well, the elevator looks like the very first one, but it safe and ample. We spent a long weekend... More 

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La Manzanilla, Mexico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you want to be in the heart of Guadalajara, in the historic centro area, you can't beat the Hotel Frances. Yes you can find fancier hotels with the glitzy lobbies, fancier rooms & more snob appeal but if you're looking for authentico, this is it & the price is right. This is a cool little place, comfortable & safe... More 

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Address: Maestranza No. 35, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Frances 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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