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Casa Alebrijes Hotel
Ranked #3 of 59 Guadalajara B&B and Inns
Santa Rosa, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Great hotel in a fantastic city.”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

In the middle of a 3-week vacation, I decided I wanted to go to Guadalajara. With less than 48 hours warning, I emailed the hotel to ask about availability. Luckily for me, there was a vacancy. I was pleasantly surprised. Behind the terra cotta colored, exterior door exists a well-decorated, safe, clean, and friendly hotel. John, the owner/manager spent a lot of time to map out all possible needs in El Centro, from food, dancing, bars, points of interest, gyms, and nearby locations outside of El Centro. The area is very alive with all types of bars and restaurants and the hotel's proximity allowed me to enjoy so much of it. For nine days, I felt like I lived in Guadalajara. By the way, for those that are not familiar with Mexico, Guadalajara is NOT Tijuana. Come to Guadalajara, stay in this hotel and see as much of the city as you are able - you won't regret it!
Breakfast is served everyday, unending purified water, computer access, the staff is friendly, the sound of the fountain is soothing, and don't forget to check out the alebrijes!
I wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel.
Thank you, John, David, and Henry!

Room Tip: I recommend a room that allows you to hear the fountain.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank abnorcal
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
You are welcome and it was fun having you here. I am glad that you liked the alebrijes and were able to add some new ones to your collection.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were there for three nights. Everything was perfect! Great Location near the bars and lots of great restaurants and central to everything! Sounds of the fountains at night were lovely; the rooms were beautiful, great attention to detail. Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Anaheim, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great hotel and even better staff! Owner is great at providing insightful information, great recommendations and goes the extra mile for his guests.

Rooms are comfortable and the hotel location is very central to various sights and activities.

We recommend this hotel to everyone!

Room Tip: If you like the sound of water, ask for a room near the courtyard. Helps you sleep!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Spent the Labor Day Weekend here tagging along with a younger couple who had already done their due diligence re: selection and booking. Any concerns I might have had were allayed when we were greeted by the manager who is also the owner (always a good omen, I think) and "lives above the shop". John was happy to show us around the grounds and offer suggestions on things to do and places to visit around the hotel and Guadalajara in general (the city welcomes a different festival virtually every month -- Sept. was Mariachi and Oct. will be Octoberfest) . . . John also directed the final stages of the building's renovation and has a well earned pride about the result. The rooms (I believe there are 11, each distinct) seem all the larger thanks to the 15' ceilings and come with cable TV, a safe, a desk and a side chair, along with interesting decorations. The beds are top grade (but the pullout I used was a little lumpy). For those concerned about drinking tap water in Mexico, each unit has its own set of glasses and bottles that can be refilled with filtered water in the courtyard. Yes, given its location in the center of town, the sometime cacophony outside can filter into parts of the hotel, but you won't notice it if your room is near the fountain. Breakfast is served from 9 - 12 and is eaten around a long table reminding me of what you might find in a college or prep school i.e. guests are deftly encouraged to make new acquaintances over coffee, cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, and juice. I repeat: John has invested more than his money here and works hard to see that your visit is a good one from beginning to end -- when he happily arranged transportation for us back to the airport.

Room Tip: There are ceiling fans in each room, but no A.C. which doesn't seem to make a difference in the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
These three guys were part of a group of six and it was fun hosting them.
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EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I spent a few nights at Casa Alibrijes this weekend. I would highly recommomend it for anyone wanting to be in the downtown and close to the colonial area and the dozens of night clubs. Everything is close by and withing easy walking distance. I went to San Juan de Dios, the largest market in Latin America where they sell clothes and everything else from the common to the exotic. You'll be suprised what you can find there. Being tall I also loved the super high ceilings in the rooms and throughout the two floors of the casa. The morning serve yourself breakfast included fruit, yoghurt, cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee and was more than adequate to get you going. The wireless internet worked well but if you didn't happen to bring a computer no problem, there were also computers available on the main floor for use by guests. There is also covered and secure parking available in the casa for one extra vehicle, which I did use for my Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was a tight squeeze but it did fit. I really only have one minor suggestion that would have improved my stay: extra pillows on the bed, so you can work on your computer (there was also a desk) or watch tv from the bed with the pillows for support.

Room Tip: From what I saw of the rooms they were all very well appointed. As their web site says those who are...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you. The king beds have four pillows, the queen beds have two pillows, and I have extra pillows that I provide upon request. All rooms have desks and at least two chairs.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I was at first apprehensive about booking here after reading one of the reviews but came to the conclusion that there are some people that wouldn't be happy in heaven. The only complaint is there is a little noise from a near by club but the water fall does a good job muffling it and come on, we're in Mexico!!
This hotel is immaculate! The staff is beyond helpful, friendly and informative. We were given personalized maps made by the proprietor about what to do, where to go, where to eat all in accordance to what our preference was. He even told us to take a snack with us before the Jose Cuervo tour as there are tequila tastings and lunch is only available after the tour.
Overall the information we received was stop on..Thank you so much, we will be back.

Room Tip: Ask to get a room by the water fall.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank cameron k
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
I am pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay and found the information that I provide helpful. In all my travels for business and pleasure only one hotel sat down with me and and gave me maps and information to orient me to the tourist sites, restaurants, bars, and discoteques. This experience was so welcoming that I adopted it in my hotel for all my guests. My map and guide to the many gay bars and discoteques is especially helpful.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great value in the center of all the attractions. Second time staying and was as enjoyable as the first. Take some earplugs with you and you will not be bothered by the sounds of a nearby bar. I slept very well. Host John will help you in any way possible and make your stay enjoyable. Can't go wrong here. Rick D.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
It was a pleasure hosting Rick and Mark again, and I am pleased that many guests return. This trip they rented Room 5 that is with Room 6 in a building separate from the main house, and you will hear music from the clubs. The rest of the rooms are in the main house, more protected from outside sounds, and where you will hear the fountain.
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Property: Casa Alebrijes Hotel
Address: Calle Libertad 1016 | Centro Historico, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Alebrijes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Alebrijes is a boutique hotel for gay men and women and friends located in the Historic Center and just two blocks from the center of the gay nightlife area that has some twenty-five gay bars and discotheques within walking distance – Guadalajara is known as the San Francisco of Mexico.The hotel has two floors with 2 suites for 1-4 persons and 7 rooms for 1 or 2 persons. The first floor has a garden patio with a fabulous fountain. The second floor has a balcony overlooking the garden patio and fountain. This late 19th century home was carefully and beautifully restored in a traditional style to provide modern conveniences while respecting the existing architecture. The 15 foot high ceilings and 2 foot thick adobe walls provide a unique hospitality experience. Relax on the balcony or garden patio and enjoy the sight and sound of the Mexican style fountain. Eat your continental breakfast in the dining room while sharing experiences with other guests or at private tables on the balcony. Guadalajara has a wonderful climate all year and you will enjoy the open air areas of the hotel. Internet, luxury mattress, laptop size safe, continental breakfast, and parking included. ... more   less 
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