Casa Rayon is a great hotel or short term apartment in Guadalajara, Mexico. It’s the best location in the city—safe, quiet, but just a few blocks from University of Guadalajara, IMAC and ICMNAJ language schools, great restaurants, and the Juarez subway station in Parque de la Revolucion. The historical Centro, the Cathedral, is only a 10 minute walk west. Going east, you stroll through lovely, uncrowded Colonia Americana with its many restaurants and stores. Music-filled Chapultepec Ave is a fun 15 minute walk away. Rooms at Casa Rayon are spacious, beautifully decorated, and full of light and color. The kitchen has every appliance you could need. The thick adobe walls keep everything cool, but there are fans and AC too. Everything is updated or new, and very comfortable. Large containers of bottled water are provided with the room, and the water coming into the plumbing lines is filtered. Great security, a washer/dryer, and markets and restaurants are close (try La Fonda del Noche and La Cafeteria). Wifi and phone service is included, including free international calls. This was a great advantage, as my Verizon cell service was iffy at best, despite having a plan that included Mexico. The owners live in a separate apartment upstairs and keep everything spotless, but they are never intrusive. They are fluent in English, Spanish and French, and they are fun. They know the transportation systems and all the great places to go in this fabulous city. Casa Rayon was our hotel/apartment for several months while working on a project at UdeG and the Antigua Hospital Civil. We found it to be an ideal location and a terrific value for a short or long stay. Staying downtown will be noisy and crowded—and staying on the west side is too far from the action. We highly recommend Casa Rayon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Rayon is a secure and recently updated Casa Antigua from the Spanish colonial period located in the desirable Colonia Americana neighborhood of Guadalajara Jalisco. Casa Rayón consists of a private entrance, living room area, dining room, plus den with futon,fully equipped kitchen (washer dryer) and two private bedrooms, the Suite San Francisco and Room Los Angeles, as well as 2 bathrooms. The rooms can be rented together or separately. Walk to the sites in the Centro Histórico or take subway. ... more less