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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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Sweet Briar College
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
33 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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3 hotel reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Location, location ..my room was on the 2nd floor. awesome ..the hotel is located in the heart of downtown near everything and its a beautiful hotel for her age!!!! I enjoyed my stay but it lacked A/C. I recommend walking on sunday to The Revolution park and take in all the commotion, involvement and uniqueness the park attracts.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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