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“A great hotel at a very nice location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Ramon Corona 243, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #7 of 115 Hotels in Guadalajara
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“A great hotel at a very nice location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed in this hotel this year's September for just one night.
First of all, it is situated in a wonderful location in the historical centre of Guadalajara.
It has a nice decoration, a little bit retro with a piano at the lobby.
The staff at the front desk was very helpful and polite.
My room was very big and not expensive. It was also very clean even though they could upgrade the bed.
Would love to use the spa but i didn't had time.
It will be in my first choices if i ever visit Guadalajara again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Location, location, location, its all aboout that when you are traveling! You cannot get a better spot than this, staff is helfull, and hotel is centrally located to everything.

its also nice to step foot on their balcony in which you can get some pretty kool views of the city!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed at this hotel last weekend. Wonderful old, but well kept hotel in the heart of the historical center of town. Easy to walk to all the sights. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Only downside...am use to the hard beds in Mexico but the pillows were also hard.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ajijic, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The morales is a beautiful, clean and well located hotel downtown GDL.
The room was clean. The bedding could be updated.
The service was friendly and efficient.
The piano music in the evening entertaining.
The roof top terraza is comfortable on a sultry GDL evening.
Close to all the hustle and bustle of the vibrant colonial downtown.
I will return, the price is right.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Wonderful friendly staff in an older hotel that is clean and classy; even has a pool. Room was great with king-size bed. Couldn't ask for a better location. Within walking distance of all the museums and cathedrals in old town---and the grande mardado, if you like that sort of thing. Warning, Suggest you NOT eat at the hotel! Food really BAD.

Room Tip: Breakfast not so bad. Lunch and dinner. Better off at a cheap taco place!!!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Lots of good to say about this hotel: good location, excellent service, beautiful hotel, etc. However, a few things need to be known before booking here.

1. As beautiful as this hotel is, it is quite dark inside the hotel. The main entry area, the hallways, and even the rooms. All give the feeling of a "dark" stay. It is just not an "open " or lit/bright hotel that one may be used to. Something to keep in mind for your stay.

2. The "fitness center "is very ancient. It desperately needs upgrading and some dumbbells with dumbbell racks.

3. The pool area isn't very inviting, is small, and will most likely not encourage you to use it.

4. I believe I was in one of the best rooms there, room 123 (223 and 323 also good), which had two balconies (most have 1 balcony or no windows at all). In my particular room, something was happening whereby I think when a large truck drove by a certain area outside, it would somehow shake my bed. This would subside after around 9 PM until about 6 AM, then start up again as traffic outside began picking up again. For light sleepers, or those wishing to take a nap during the day, this minor rumbling of the bed every few minutes could be annoying. Perhaps asking for a higher floor would help.

Overall, a good hotel and you probably won't be disappointed. However, it might not hurt to look into others in the same price category nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a gorgeous place to stay in Mexico. The staff was courteous and accommodating .
The rooms were decorated beautifully and the energy efficient features were a lesson that US hotels could learn from. The staff even drove our party of 6 to our final destination of Ajijic. Very great place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Address: Avenida Ramon Corona 243, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Guadalajara
#3 Family Hotel in Guadalajara
#15 Business Hotel in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core 3.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms have Colonial Decoration & Architecture, T.V. with Cable and Remote Control, Free High-speed Internet access and/or wifi, Air Conditioning, Safe Box, Wood Floor, Electronic Lock, Coffee Maker with a free courtesy on the first night, Telephone, Wardrobe , Alarm clock, Iron & Ironing Board and Private Bathroom with Hairdryer and Vanity Mirror. We are happy to inform you that we have a CONCIERGE who can help you with just about anything you need: Car rental, restaurant reservations, information about the different tours or places to visit in Guadalajara, etc. His name is Manuel Mejia FACILITIES:guest's Parking, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Gym, Room Service 24 hrs,Bar with live music Wednesday and Thursday from 19:00 to 22:00 , Panoramic Terrace, Meeting Rooms, Two Elevators, Business Center, Public Telephones, among other services. Historic & Colonial building under protection of I.N.A.H. (National Anthropology & History Board of Mexico). Artistic Heritage and Architectonical Jewel of this city, restored in 2005. Is is located 3 blocks away from Cathedral, Government Palaces and Degollado Theater. Do not forget to visit our web page where you will find everything about the fascinating Hotel Morales our History and our most distinguished guests ... more   less 
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