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Chapala Hotel

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#4 of 16 hotels in San Felipe
Welcome to Chapala Hotel, your San Felipe “home away from home.” Chapala Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Rooms at Chapala Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience. If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to El Padrino Pizzeria y Restaurante or Restaurante de la Hacienda de la Langosta Roja, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Chapala Hotel. During your visit, be sure to check out The Gallery in LaPlazita (0.2 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel. Chapala Hotel puts the best of San Felipe at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Amazing location one block back from the malecon. Walk to everything. Parking off street. Quiet at night. Clean and comfortable. Showers are hot and strong enough. Beds are quite comfortable. Excellent bargain hotel.
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Enrique (co-owner) had an Air BnB apartment that was in such disrepair, we couldn't stay there. We refused the apartment, Enrique then suggested we stay at his Hotel Chapala which he bought two months ago. He said the 2nd floor walk-up room was regularly $90/night. We were the only travelers in the whole place. The night after our arrival the posted a sign advertising rooms for 700 pesos (about $35). We ended up paying twice that! The room was junk. Hotel Chapala is a cheap crash pad centrally located. The tiles in the bathroom as well as the toilet were cracked and broken. The lamp over my head was precariously hung-missing retainers. The cheap curtains were held up by the tip piece of an old fishing rod. THERE IS NO BUILDING MAINTENANCE. The mattresses were comfortable. There is no pool or amenities. This is a dive hotel run by a guy who refused to reduce the doubled price we paid. If you're looking for a place to shoot up drugs, this could be your new home. Otherwise STEER CLEAR!!!!
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I looked at the room and didn't want to stay here. It looked too basic and not up to U.S. standards. I was overruled and ended up being glad. For $55 a night right after Christmas, we got a room with 3 beds steps from the beach and the boardwalk. We walked to all our meals and the ATV rental down the street. Skip this if you love glamour and demand resort standards. But if you can look beyond the rough edges (and a few cracked tiles), there is a lot to recommend Chapala. The maid worked wonders every day. The management speaks English and takes customer service seriously. When one of our party lost his cell phone, they spoke to the person who found it, translated for us, and even drove us in their minivan to pick it up. They also helped resolve a misunderstanding with a fishing guide. Staying here was a happy experience that was easy on the wallet.
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First, the name of this place has changed to Nuevo Fan Felipe Hotel. There isn't currently a sign; just the name in the office window. The place is clean and the staff is helpful. The location is good. It's obvious that renovation work has been under way for some time. They haven't gotten to the furniture yet.
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Stopped by here on a dirtbike trip with three guys. Paid about $40 for a three bed room. Was great for the price. It's in better shape than the photos on this site. Price was right. In general I've found that in Mexico, you pay significantly more for places that take reservations on the internet.
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