I recently stayed 7 days at Dickinson Guest House. I was there for cosmetic surgery with Dr. Fernando Guerrerosantos (whom James, DGH Owner, has an excellent rapport with). I chose Dickinson Guest House because it is a very short ride to-and-from the office of ‘Dr. Fernando’ (as he is fondly known of because of his famous father Jose Guerrerosantos, who PIONEERED cosmetic surgery in Guadalajara!). Dr. Fernando’s reputation and credentials are well respected world-wide. The hospital was also only about a 15 minute ride away from the house, and was a first class facility. The house is also close to the historical center of Guadalajara in downtown GDH, where James took me to shop for friends and family while recovering.
Once there, I realized just what a perfect choice I had made, as the neighborhood is nice and quiet, but just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the city! James is American, yet knows his way around this Spanish speaking country and their customs-that made me feel very much at ease. This is not the Mexico I have been reading about…far from it!
My expectations were exceeded on every level - the house was amazing, the accommodations were perfect for recovery, the food was delicious, plentiful, and wonderfully prepared. The owner, James, was great (he let me be when I needed him to, and was there in a snap when I needed him to be!). I think my favorite thing was my private balcony and en-suite bathroom. However, the flat screen HD television with many channels in English, and a BOSE sound system in my room was up there pretty high also. Oh yes, another fabulous amenity? James provides cellular phones for use in case you leave and need to keep in touch with him (at no extra charge!) and also has a land line for calls to the U.S. (again, at no extra charge!). Speaking of no extra charge...there are NO hidden charges here; it is all inclusive, period. Amazing!
All in all, I give Dickinson Guest House 5 stars, and definitely will be staying there again on my next trip. Even more-so due to the good relationship between James and Dr. Fernando...I will be a repeat customer of both!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dickinson Guest House B&B, within walking distance to the Guadalajara Expo Center is centrally located in the new hotel zone in the cities new business hub, and about a 4usd cab ride to the historical district. Although we are not located in the downtown core-we are close enough to still return to some peace and quiet when it is desired! Guadalajara does have a Basilica for those that enjoy even older more ornate architectural gems-if they know they exist and how close they are- to us, rather than the cathedral that most think is the "main sanctuary' in this huge city. The B&B (or whole house rental) is located in Colonia Chapalita- a very well maintained and calm neighborhood, surrounded with several beautiful, well maintained public parks, allowing safe walks day or night to meet many nice neighbors in this middle class neighborhood. Although we enjoy the fantastic murals and cultural history of this city, we offer our guests a quieter neighborhood to enjoy a good nights' sleep, ready for the next days adventure! We also have a shortcut to the very enjoyable towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonala, home of many arts and crafts centers that everyone must see! We take pride in our business services for the traveler that needs fast internet at 100 mbps and Wi-Fi throughout the large home. The free phone service- all inclusive in the price of their room is an added convenience for those who did not purchase a plan for their mobile phone. We also have printers to use while here, for specific directions or just to print out your ticket home and avoid the wait at the airport. The abundance of restaurants that surround this neighborhood are many-and of all cuisines and price ranges. We offer a free breakfast foods of your choosing- so you can enjoy it on your schedule. We want our guests to feel at home. They can eat when they want- 24/7! Come and feel the difference of the personal touches and amenities offered, while enjoying your privacy that is very much respected.There are many rooms and areas to get to know other guests if that is preferred. Many friendships have been made here, by travelers from all over the world. But your room has everything needed to enjoy your privacy at any time. We are a large house, making us a more popular home when travelling with a family, group of friends or colleagues here at a convention. Why stay in a hotel room, when you can have an entire house at your disposal and the privacy that goes along with it-for much less $$?? Wherever you stay- welcome to the vibrant city of Guadalajara, and it's many surrounding towns! Enjoy your stay in the "pearl of the West" which is Guadalajara, Mexico! ... more less
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