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Casa Alebrijes Hotel
Ranked #2 of 62 Guadalajara B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfecto.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The reviews by Bill H and jabberjawz are accurate. Casa Alebrijes is the CLEANEST hotel I have ever seen, more than any Four Seasons, Westin, Hilton, or any other hotel, large or small. Our 2nd-floor room was beautiful and romantic, with a great bed. I was a little wary about the lack of air conditioning in late August, but John was correct -- at night the air was cool and with the ceiling fans the room was very comfortable. At first the neighborhood appeared a little dicey (at least to this guy from Estado Unidos), but we never saw any reason for concern, even at night. (The hotel is two blocks from the State of Jalisco security center.) Lots of clubs and bars within walking distance. We're looking forward to returning to this great hotel in this great city.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
The guest refers to the Jalisco State Police Headquarters (Secretaria de Seguridad Publica del Estado de Jalisco). State police vehicles often pass the hotel on the way to their headquarters just two blocks away making the street well policed. I thank the guest for his kind comments.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Hotelito Casa Alebrijes is a real winner for gays and lesbians visiting GDL. The hotel is located in the Nueve Esquinas neighborhood, just on the edge of the heart of the city. The neighborhood itself is classic Guadalajara; a bit run down, but the small streets and plazas are peppered with decaying colonial splendor.
The hotel itself is very discreet, even a bit dull looking from the outside. But once you enter you quickly see that it has all the charm of a classic colonial dwelling. The hotel common areas and rooms are immaculately clean and tastefully decorated, and you feel right at home almost immediately. John, the owner, is always there when you need him, and otherwise discreetly out of sight.
I had a marvelous time visiting Guadalajara and staying at this hotel. I look forward to going back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed at Casa Alebrijes for just 3 nights. I came to Guadalajara from Puerto Vallarta thinking I wouldn't need much time in Guadalajara--boy was I wrong! Guadalajara is WAY better than Puerto Vallarta---just my humble opinion, but now back to the hotel review. I hadn't planned anything--my typical MO when traveling solo. I sent a message on my iPhone while I was taking the Primero Plus bus from PV to Guadalajara and received an immediate response indicating that rooms were available. I showed up at the hotel--it looks very basic and unassuming on the outside, BUT once you walk in it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I mean the building has a colonial style architecture with HUGE ceilings and open airways throughout. There are rooms separate from the main hotel in the back that are a bit cheaper, I elected to stay in room 2 I believe which had a HUGE tiled walk in shower and 2 sinks, this gorgeous cloud-painted mural on the ceiling. I slept so peaceful listening to the water fountain outside. The room was IMMACULATELY CLEAN and comfortable. As I mentioned I am not much of a planner, when I showed up the owner---John--was extremely helpful as providing some tips about the city, where to go for food, things to see. John even had everything identified on a map--I mean very organized with coordinating numbers of where restaurants, nightclubs, historical attractions, and everything else was located within the city. There was a continental breakfast that was served each day with fresh fruit, cereal, and most importantly for me: COFFEE! There are several places around the hotel if you wanted something more substantial like huevos rancheros! I can't say enough good things about Casa Alebrijes or Guadalajara--I was totally NOT expecting to fall in love with Guadalajara and I did! I have traveled quite a bit in Africa and Europe and was IMPRESSED with Guadalajara. If you need a safe, clean, AWESOME hotel then check out Casa Alebrijes! I am sitting here in San Francisco, CA. writing this review while it is fresh in mind and already planning my next trip back to Guadalajara---next time flying direct to Guadalajara!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This a very nice hotel. The staff was very friendly and my room was perfectly clean. The location is also convenient. I really liked the decoration of the room and the rest of the hotel. I would definitely stay here again next time I visit Guadalajara.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

I had a wonderful and very relaxing six nights at this very quiet, very discreet and nondescript hotel nestled unassumingly in the middle of the Centro District within walking distance to just about everything. The host/owner, John, will help you with any questions, concerns or needs. The staff is very attentive (and adorably cute!). Parking is a bit inconvenient if you come and go a lot in your car, however I have no complaints whatsoever. I will return!

  • Stayed June 2013
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for the nice comments. I agree that the outside of the hotel is discreet and nondescript but the inside is an elegant oasis. Most guests do not bring vehicles and most guests that bring vehicles do not use them while here because it is often more convenient to walk or use taxis and public transportation. My employees and I help guests put their vehicles in and out of the garage and I also have access to a secure parking lot around the corner.
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Love this place !! The staff guys are kind and take care of us really good i felt like home. Thnx for a pleasant weekend. Hope to be back soon. Its a great location walking distance from lots of interesting places to visit and have fun

  • Stayed June 2013
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San Francisco
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I stayed at Casa Alebrijes for 3 nights in late January 2013 and had an excellent experience. The hotel is conveniently located near the center of the city, close to the main cathedral, major museums and plazas. The hotel occupies an older building that was recently fully renovated and tastefully decorated with local crafts and artwork (including, of course, many of its namesake alebrijes). The reception area is located off a lovely glassed-in courtyard. My room was off the courtyard and it was very spacious and comfortable. The owner is an American guy who is very friendly and helpful. He took the time to sit down with me and point out good restaurants and bars in the neighborhood and beyond, as well as the best museums and other cultural attractions. John was very friendly and accommodating. Price were reasonable for the quality of the hotel. My only complaint is that the hotel is located in a part of town that is a tad rough. I never felt in any danger, but it wasn't always pleasant to walk on the streets around the hotel, which are narrow and a bit dirty. But in five minutes you are in the heart of the city, so it's not a bigd heal.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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CasaAlebrijesHotel, Owner at Casa Alebrijes Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
I appreciate the kind comments and am glad this guest enjoyed his stay. I never feel in danger but would be much happier if the streets and sidewalks were cleaner. We keep the area around the hotel as clean as possible but you will surely see some litter as you walk. The streets are narrow because they (and the buildings) were built prior to motorized vehicles. In summary, I agree with the guest’s comments and have concluded that it is part of the adventure and charm of living in or visiting Mexico but when you enter the hotel you can always expect cleanliness and modern amenities.
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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 #2 of 62 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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