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“A Slice of Paradise in Ajijic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Los Artistas B & B

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Los Artistas B & B
Constitution #105, Ajijic 45920, Mexico   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 22 Ajijic B&B and Inns
Phoenix, AZ
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Slice of Paradise in Ajijic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2007

Los Artistas B&B in the heart of Ajijic is a slice of paradise. The owners, Kent & Linda, are charming, helpful and gracious. The hacienda style 2-story home has 2 separate guest rooms on the ground floor, plus 3 more guest rooms in an adjacent casita and an additional guest room (the "studio") in another separate casita hidden away in the lush gardens. All guest rooms have their own private en-suite baths.

The rooms are decorated in colorful mexican motifs. You can't go wrong with any room you choose. The well-manicured grounds (thank you, Jose) are beautiful, lush and calming. A small lap pool is available for those who wish a refreshing dip.in the afternoon. Fountains provide a wonderful background music for relaxing siestas on the back patio.

Their full-time cook, Socorro, is wonderful. Breakfast on the sunny, glass-enclosed patio each morning ranges from fresh fruits & cereal to freshly made pancakes and cooked-to-order eggs.

While Los Artistas is a short walk to many excellent restaurants, shopping, the lake and the main plaza, the B&B is quiet & private. There is free wireless internet access available throughout the grounds of the B&B for those of you who have to be in touch with the office back home.

Kent & Linda can arrange, in advance, for a driver to meet your flight at Guadalajara airport and drive you to the front door of Los Artistas. The drive is a quick 25-30 minutes and costs around $35 U.S. (paid to the driver).

If you're looking for a charming, quiet, beautiful and affordable place to stay in the heart of Ajijic, this is it. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Liked — The lush grounds of the B&B were beautifully maintained, quiet and peaceful.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2007

Kent and Linda are warm and gracious hosts. They sit with their guests at breakfast and join the conversation, always ready to offer suggestions and share from their own experiences in the beautiful village of Ajijic and Mexico in general. They truly embrace the Latin American greeting "Estas en tu casa" (Make yourself at home). Our room was spacious, tastefully appointed, and brimming over with colorful tile and other artistic touches. The garden and pool are private, lush, and breathtaking. The staff are gracious and the breakfasts are delicious.

  • Liked — Friendliness of hosts and staff
  • Disliked — No TV
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2007

You won't want to leave this place. We had such a wonderful stay. Los Artistas is beautiful and the fantastic owners, Kent and Linda made us feel right at home. The breakfasts were great with a wide variety of offerings. We loved the Huevos Rancheros. Our room was spacious, clean and decorated beautufuly with Mexican pieces. The gardens, fountains and pool are gorgeous. They were hard to leave in the morning when it was time to go into Ajijic and explore. We highly recommend Los Artistas B&B and can't wait to go back

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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townshipl of washington NJ USA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Los Artistas.

Great Breakfast, great owners and staff, tranquil, beautiful gardens..spotlessly clean.

Delicious, varied breakfasts. Unhesitatingly recommend to anyone seeking to stay in Ajijic. Close to town square, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be pleasant.

  • Liked — beautiful setting
  • Disliked — cobblestone streets outside the B&B (but the whole town is cobblestoned!)
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2006

We just returned from a trip last week [3/10/06] from Ajijic and while there we stayed at the Los Artistas B & B. Our room was the Grand Room and it is even nicer than the picture on the web site. Each morning we had a nice breakfast to start our day and then took our time deciding what we were going to do for the day. The grounds that the B & B sit on are the most relaxing place I've ever stayed at with many species of trees, plants, beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies. There was a nice pool [although it was a bit cool when first getting in] all the grounds are enclosed by a wall which insured total privacy. All that has been written about Ajijic being a layed back, beautiful place to visit is true. We felt safe while walking the streets at all times of the day and night and the Mexican people are so friendly always looking you in the eye with a happy greeting as you pass. While there we made several new friends at the breakfast table, around the pool, and dinning togather in the evening at many of Ajijic's fine resturants. I'm sure we will stay in touch with them and see some of them again. Kent and Linda have a beautiful place that I can't wait to visit again.

B. Martin
Ohio

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Los Artistas B & B

Address: Constitution #105, Ajijic 45920, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Ajijic
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Ajijic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Los Artistas is a spectacular, serene, secure B & B located on the north shore of Mexico's largest lake in historic Ajijic, location of the world's best climate. Six guest rooms, each with unique decor and private bath, provide views of its vast, park-like gardens, swimming pool, fountains, and fishpond, as well as the mountains which ring mile high Lake Chapala. ... more   less 

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