I backpacked around Mexico for a few weeks, so I am familiar with hotels throughout the country.
We looked around the Guadalajara area, and found most hotels in the city to be overpriced for Mexico. In general, a decent motel room can be had for about $40 to $45 anywhere in the country. I remember the Fenix charging somewhere around that price range, so we picked it since we were on a budget.
You don't need a reservation. Just show up, and pay cash. That goes for anywhere in Mexico. Don't bother booking tours or hotels in advance. You will pay half the money if you just show up and find a room on your own.
Anyways, the room in the Fenix was very strange. The walls were made of some type of paper thin partitions, and the windows were painted over in white.
The room was an "interior" room, meaning that all the windows faced out into the hallway or to another room. Did I mention that the "windows" were painted white?
You could pretty much hear anyone on the other side of the "wall".
The sheets smelled like bleach, and the room was just overwhelmingly, glaringly white.
There was no television, and just a small bathroom, but it was clean.
The beds were pretty uncomfortable and hard.
There were all sorts of noises out in the hall throughout the night.
Also, did I mention that most of the lights in the hotel were turned off, including most of the ones on the floor I was staying. It was a bit of an exercise navigating the long, dark hallways. I would certainly not want to be in that hotel alone.
I would not repeat.
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- Also Known As:
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