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“Great place for gay travellers to GDL” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Alebrijes Hotel

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Casa Alebrijes Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Libertad 1016 | Centro Historico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 46 Guadalajara B&B and Inns
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Great place for gay travellers to GDL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Casa Alebrijes is new and there is a lot of attention to detail. Owner John is American but knows Guadalajara, and the hotel is very close to all the gay nightlife. It's also just a few blocks from the Centro for touring the historical area.

In addition to being clean fresh and new, with great beds, Casa Alejbrijes offers uniquely designed rooms, some with sitting areas and jacuzzis. There's an open courtyard in the building, hacienda style, where guests can meet and greet in front of a large fountain decorated with masks. The rooms are decorated with "Alebrijes" --cute little wooden toys handmade in Mexico.

There are nice LCD TVs with DVD players in each room, and great internet service, also guest computers. The owner could not be nicer! The large rooms offer a great value.

If you haven't been out in Guadalajara and you're gay, you need to go! It's a lot of fun, with dozens of gaybars, nightclubs and other types of venues (internet cafes, shops, sauna) to choose from.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Without a doubt this is one of the nicest boutique hotels I have stayed at. The location can't be beat. It's within a few blocks of museums, art galleries, theaters (movie, stage and concert), historical sites, great shopping and fabulous restaurants (including many gay owned ones). It is also in the center of gay nightlife with over 20 gay bars, clubs and lounges a matter of blocks away. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Wonderful attention to detail from the glass decanters in your room to shampoo and soaps to lots of fluffy towels. It also features a nice continental breakfast. I enjoyed the two patios. I have visited Guadalajara at least once a year for the past 8 years and plan to return to this hotels for all of my future visits.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Alebrijes Hotel

Address: Libertad 1016 | Centro Historico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Alebrijes Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Alebrijes is a boutique hotel for gay men and women and friends located in the Historic Center and just two blocks from the center of the gay nightlife area that has some twenty-five gay bars and discotheques within walking distance – Guadalajara is known as the San Francisco of Mexico.The hotel has two floors with 2 suites for 1-4 persons and 7 rooms for 1 or 2 persons. The first floor has a garden patio with a fabulous fountain. The second floor has a balcony overlooking the garden patio and fountain. This late 19th century home was carefully and beautifully restored in a traditional style to provide modern conveniences while respecting the existing architecture. The 15 foot high ceilings and 2 foot thick adobe walls provide a unique hospitality experience. Relax on the balcony or garden patio and enjoy the sight and sound of the Mexican style fountain. Eat your continental breakfast in the dining room while sharing experiences with other guests or at private tables on the balcony. Guadalajara has a wonderful climate all year and you will enjoy the open air areas of the hotel. Internet, luxury mattress, laptop size safe, continental breakfast, and parking included. ... more   less 
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