If you're going to be visiting Guadalajara make sure to stay away from the overpriced downtown area hotels. Most are old, smelly, and not very good areas to be during the evening hours. Howard Johnsons is located on Lazaro Cardenas and has free parking, free wireless internet, swimming pool, free cocktail for two, plus free continental breakfast until 12 noon. The service is outstanding with a greeting from most staff members. There is a small exercise room that includes the latest treadmill, elliptical, and bike from Cybex, plus a full set of hand weights. A big plus for me are the sound-proof windows which keeps out all the traffic noise from Lazaro Cardenas Avenue.
Although the hotel is 15-20 minutes away from downtown, it's well worth the distance to stay away from downtown. The hotel is fairly new and nicely decorated.
I even left an unopened bottle of wine in the room, which was promptly returned when I went back to the hotel. I even forgot a fairly new cell phone in the room, that is worth over $200.00 and that was returned to me after returning for it 8 hours later. I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel.More
- Free Wifi