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“Amazing views from the higher floors!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara

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Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
Ranked #6 of 128 Hotels in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing views from the higher floors!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here for almost 2 weeks last May. Amazing hotel, in a great location. The hotel is new and has become a landmark in Guadalajara (tallest building too), visible from almost anywhere in the city. We usually had trouble with our room card keys not working so we would have to go back to reception all the time for them to fix it, but apart from that it is a great hotel. Amazing breakfast with so many options! You can sit outside in the sun if you want too, which is nice. Amazing views from the higher rooms! Cool decor and friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I had the same problem this morning very miss leading on the signage said free breakfest. Not the deal. No cool. Management was no help at all. The rest of the stay was good but left on a bad note. To bad the resort was good and good location.

Stayed May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

The service was good by the pool. The front desk was helpful at check in and Esteban at the concierge offered to help us at every turn. However the phone service for information was less than satisfactory. Promised call backs and no reply. The breakfast restaurant "Decapolis" had a sign that said "breakfast for guests included in the room rate." Turns out that is not the case. Our bill was 1151.89 pesos for six (6) breakfast buffets. There was no offers from management to honor the notice..

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruebensunshine
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Mexico City
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

I was there for just 1 night, when we arrived at check in they tell you the first stock of the mini fridge is included and they sell it to you in such a way that you expect a fridge filled with drinks, candy, sodas, beer, etc... When you arrive and open it, it has 4 sodas and 2 beers, bummer, haha. its the tallest building in Guadalajara, I got 16 floor with a nice view of the city, nice beds, comfortable, the bath however was not working but it was fixed.
The restaurant is very big, went down for lunch for a very average sandwich, the next morning buffet breakfast with a lot of options it is nicely setup, but food is not that tasty, it looks like it’s the place to be because it was full of families for Saturday breakfast.
The location is very good, everything is close by.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank freaxs
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Morgan Hill, California
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

first time staying at the Riu what a great hotel. the room where big and clean and the mini bar was free. the pool bar was a great place to hang out doing the day and at night the lounge had great entertainment on Friday night and Sat. the buffet breakfast was great way to start your morning. the only problem was the wi-fi it kept droping. but it wsa free too.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sharks2011
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Aliso Viejo, California
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The hotel is very well decorated. We upgraded to a suite which was really worth it, it gives you access to the Crown Level Lounge where the is always cold soda, beer hot coffee white and red wine all day. There are snacks like fruit, sandwiches pastries all day. We enjoyed it very much.Also in the morning the breakfast buffet is spectacular! The suite is very spacious. It has
a comfortable living room with a TV couches and table to eat at. There is a fridge with water beer and soda. Also a coffee maker only problem is you have to purchase the coffee and drinks after the first day.

Room Tip: The suites are on the top floors above the 33rd floor and the views along with very large room is...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank diane o
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Spring Hill, FL
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I'll start by saying that the hotel looks real nice, the rooms are large, bed is good, bar is fine, and on the surface, it looks like a great hotel. Generally, the hotel let's itself down by some failures in service. My first visit my reservation was not honored, even though I had a guaranteed reservation (they sent me to another hotel for 3 nights!) - that should have been enough for me never to return and give the hotel a terrible rating. But, my company planned another stay here, and since other amenities are average, I will give it an average rating. On several occasions either myself of my colleagues had issues with the water in the rooms - some had no cold water, and some had no water at all for a number of hours - no toilet flushing! Again, writing this I feel I should have given it a 'poor' rating. On a couple of occasions, room service either took a ridiculous amount of time (>1 hour), or delivered the wrong food, or missing items.
Staff are generally very professional and polite.
So, in summary, could be a 5-star hotel if only the services were 5-star, and other issues are resolved.

Room Tip: In my experience, all the rooms were nice. A sunset view is good!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara

Property: Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara
Address: Av. Lopez Mateos, 830 - Fracc. Chapalita | Guadalajara - Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 128 Hotels in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Plaza Guadalajara 4.5*
Number of rooms: 550
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