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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed May 20, 2009

I traveled to Guadalajara for cosmetic surgery with Dr Lazaro - Cardenas and this was the perfect place to stay. The house was within easy walking distance to the clinic, grocery store, restaurants, parks and the bus to downtown. James was the perfect host; actually above and beyond expectations. He showed me where the clinic was located, checked on me...

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San Jose, CA
Reviewed May 5, 2009

My second stay at Dickinson House and first at the current location. It occurred unfortunately during the swine flu scare and so Guadalajara was quieter than I'd otherwise expect. Still no confirmed cases in Guadalajara or Jalisco state as of this writing, but a lot of caution and more than a bit of hysteria. I concur with what pretty much...

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mexicowinters, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Reilly for your second stay and kind words. I'll take your ratings as 1 star as being a good thing! Hope to see you next visit this way!

Halifax, NS
Reviewed March 17, 2009

Ok, so I was just in Guadalajara for about 8 days and stayed at the Dickinson Guest House. Let me tell you, his new place is absolutely amazing. The home is in such a nice area..really quiet! The rooms were so comfortable and as always he was a great host. I know lots of people are scared to travel to...

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Connecticut
Reviewed March 15, 2009

Had a great time. Wonderful house and the host Jim Dickinson is a great guy. Convenient to fine resturants and shoping. Beautiful upscale neighborhood- Very safe We walked to and from resturants and shoping. Short taxi ride to center city. We had free run of the mondern kitchen to cook meals if we wanted to stay in. Felt like we...

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Santa Clara
Reviewed January 22, 2009

My second stay at Jim's guesthouse in Chapalita was a fun and relaxing visit. I brought 2 friends with me this time, and all had our private space, along with larger public visiting areas in his new location. It is much larger in size, inside and out, but at the same low inclusive price. Jim is the same gracious host...

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miami
Reviewed January 22, 2009

I must say at first I was scared to travel and stay somewhere so far away from home. I must admit all of those fears came to a stop when I was taken care of at the Dickinson Guest House.. Jim made me so comfortable I forgot that I was even out of the country.. I went to Guadalajara for...

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SF Bay Area
Reviewed January 22, 2009

I had heard about this place from colleagues who have stayed here. I looked it up on google and found it to be close to the area of town that I would like to be in. I found James, the owner waiting for me when my taxi drove up. From getting into the taxi to arriving took about 20 minutes...

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Dallas
Reviewed November 6, 2008

I was lucky enough to enjoy 17 days in this lovely guest house while recovering from surgery. Jim Dickinson, my host, was attentive to my every need, and I had many. His home is located in a residential neighborhood, very convenient to everything. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There is a cozy elegance about the place. In...

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Portland OR
Reviewed October 16, 2008

We were very comfortable, safe, and secure at Jim's house and in the neighborhood. Loved walking to the great restaurants just a few blocks away. We have to mention Ilse Hoffman who helped us negotiate, purchase, and ship everything we needed for our new house at the coast. She was prompt, honest, had the energy of 5 people, and charged...

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Pompano Beach/Miami Florida
Reviewed September 27, 2008

Stayed at this Guest house for my first trip to Mexico- James is a great host, and able to assist you with anything you may need while touring this area. Guadlajara is a large city, The people are very friendly and one does not need to be bilingual. The area where Jame has this guest house is very safe 24/7,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dickinson Guest House , within walking distance to the Guadalajara Expo Center is a favorite for business travelers that would like to save on the exorbitant luxury hotels in this area, and groups of friends or families that want to have the safety and privacy of a gated home that is still minutes away by private driver, to the Historical sites; yet quiet at night for a great rest before the next days adventure. This large home is located in a nice and well known neighborhood of Chapalita, not to be confused with the very large Lake Chapala area that is nearly an hours' drive away. It does in fact make an excellent day trip, being the largest body of water in the country. The neighborhood is well maintained and calmer area with wide sidewalks, surrounded with several beautiful and well maintained public parks, allowing safe walks day or night- or for dining in around 30 restaurants- for all pocketbooks- most within walking distance. This is a self contained area with good grocery stores and fashion malls for those interested in those pastimes. We also have a shortcut to the very enjoyable towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonala, home of many artisan shops that are nearby. Our business services for the traveler that needs fast internet service will be surprised to experience speeds that are faster than any hotel in the city, at 100 mbps and a new AC router to keep up with the demands of the modern traveler- for fast internet throughout the property with no lag time, even with video streaming, teleconferencing, or gaming on multiple 2.4 and 5 gig channels at the same time. We also offer 2 well secured wireless printers to use while here, for specific directions to a meeting place- or just to print out your boarding pass home if you are travelling light, to save so much time at the airport. We want our guests to feel at home from their arrival. You will be greeted, given a tour and handed keys to the gates, front entryway and separate private room keys, so your guests can come and go at will. The full kitchen will be a place for those who enjoy cooking for a group or for themselves. It is also has plenty of storage space for beverages and snack foods for those who prefer eating out at great restaurants.Private cooks or catering needs are available with advance notice. Maid service is included in the cost of rental. Come and feel the difference of the personal touches and amenities offered, while enjoying your privacy that is very much part of your wanting a private home. There are several spaces in this large property to enjoy your friends or colleagues while visiting this vibrant city. Now that the business meetings and conventions are closeby, this would be the perfect alternative to up to 6 or 7 single guests or 4-5 couples on a stop-over visit to the Monarch retreat in Michoacan and other worthwhile cities to visit while in this friendly country. If you are travelling as a group, why pay the high prices of separate hotel rooms when you can have a private room in a house and still be with colleagues or family? If you are looking for a week-end in the city-coming from Vallarta or Nayarit, it is a perfect location. We offer our Uber account to shuttle you around the city with drivers who know where they are going and do not overcharge. Their rates are actually half that of an already low taxi ride. Wherever you stay- welcome to the historical city of Guadalajara, and its many surrounding towns and villages. Hotel room-- private home for much less-you decide. Let us know how we can make your vacation or business trip exactly what you need or want while visiting Guadalajara, so we can have it set up and leave you alone. We are always just a phone call away from our free in-house phone service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dickinson Guest House

Address: Calle San Uriel 338 | Expo Guadalajara/ Chapalita, Guadalajara 45510, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Price Range: $81 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dickinson Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The King size bedroom suite is quite spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles gburns2015, Apr 25, 2016 | Read review
“Whichever room in the house is very good”
 of 5 bubbles visitor189, Apr 11, 2016 | Read review
“The very best room is the master suite with balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles PMWSanClemente, Nov 8, 2015 | Read review
“I got to see all, all nice-but room 1 was really large and well worth the extra $$”
 of 5 bubbles E8763VEdonnal, Sep 4, 2015 | Read review
“Call James in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles alejandror964, Oct 30, 2014 | Read review
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