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.
- 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