Ok let's be frank. There is not a single hotel like this in the USA. Nada. Something like this is NOT going to be like a starchy Holiday Inn back home so if you are looking for everything from the floor to the towels to be washed in bleach then don't go here. On the other hand if you want to stay in a hotel that was used for a 1983 CIA mystery murder movie - The Evil that Men do - then this is your place. Only the rotary dial phones have changed. Book a second (aka 3rd in US) floor room. It's quieter. Write and ask for jacuzzi from their website. I think you need a junior suite for that. Valet parking is free. If you don't like this place then you have no sense of adventure and you should stay home and check into the local Motel 6 for the weekend. The neiborhood is great too.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Frances Hotel Guadalajara