I pricelined this hotel in the GDL in March 2013 and wished I could have been elsewhere. The best thing about it was the price (Priceline offered it as an express deal - 3.5 stars for $33 plus tax). That was crazy low so I tried it. After all 3.5 stars is supposed to be very nice.
The room was OK and very clean. Typical tile floor like other older Mexican hotels. The bed was pretty hard. The new flat screen TV was a nice feature. The big problem was the neighborhood. I have visited Guadalajara many times and usually have stayed out near the expo center and the Cuidad del Sol. There, for a bit more money you can stay in a nice neighborhood, near shops and stores and restaurants that are In safe walking distance. By comparison, this hotel was in a very dirty rough part of downtown that I would never consider walking around in, even. During daylight hours. Parking was underneath the hotel, which is very secure, but you have to wait outside in the dark while they notice of and open the door for your car. It was a very sketchy area.
I sat down to have breakfast to find that the kitchen was out of any juice. So I bailed and drove to a McDonalds.
Bottom line: there are a lot of better options in Guadalajara. If you want an old hotel in he center of the city, stay at the Hotel Morales, which is near the cathedral and very nice and charming. If you want modern and nice stay at the Presidente Intercontinental or the Quinta Real. If you want charming and typical, stay at the Mansion del Sol. These are places you will be happy to be during your visit to Guadalajara.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming and totally renewed hotel under an exquisite contemporary style features 56 mid-luxury rooms waiting for you! It is definitively the best stay option in Guadalajara’s Downtown. Close to everything and with easy access to all major historic and touristic attractions of the city. It opened its doors in April of 2011, to welcome all kind of guests, especially those traveling on a budget not willing to scarify comfort, style and location. Excellent for business trips! ... more less
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