It is always a fun get-away to visit some friends in Guadalajara. This time we did not want to stay right in the downtown area even though it would be a mainstay of many adventures. We made a good choice by a reccommondation to stay at The Dickinson Guest House in Chapalita. it is only minutes to the historical center , close to the famous statue of the Roman Minerva. We had fun at venues like the teatro Degollado and so many travelling groups from other parts of Mexico during the day. But we really enjoyed coming back to a wonderful home in a quiet neighborhood to enjoy a good nights sleep, after a bottle of wine on our balcony!
James, our host has a talent of givig you privacy, while at the same time always being available to answer any questions or just visit with. He gives all guests a tour of the house and makes sure that the items you like for breakfast are stocked and that you are welcome to use the kitchen at will. We were there for two days before meeting a young couple who came in late one evening. We ended up making sandwiches at 3AM and having a great time getting to know them. This is a truly wonderful home to really feel at home in Guadalajara. It is in a beautiful neighborhood and yet is still close to everything. It was a good choice from the usual downtown hotel we might have chosen. We highly recommend a stay here and will be returning in Feb 2012.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dickinson Guest House , within walking distance to the Guadalajara Expo Center is a favorite for business travelers that would like to save on the exorbitant luxury hotels in this area, and groups of friends or families that want to have the safety and privacy of a gated home that is still minutes away by private driver, to the Historical sites; yet quiet at night for a great rest before the next days adventure. This large home is located in a nice and well known neighborhood of Chapalita, not to be confused with the very large Lake Chapala area that is nearly an hours' drive away. It does in fact make an excellent day trip, being the largest body of water in the country. The neighborhood is well maintained and calmer area with wide sidewalks, surrounded with several beautiful and well maintained public parks, allowing safe walks day or night- or for dining in around 30 restaurants- for all pocketbooks- most within walking distance. This is a self contained area with good grocery stores and fashion malls for those interested in those pastimes. We also have a shortcut to the very enjoyable towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonala, home of many artisan shops that are nearby. Our business services for the traveler that needs fast internet service will be surprised to experience speeds that are faster than any hotel in the city, at 100 mbps and a new AC router to keep up with the demands of the modern traveler- for fast internet throughout the property with no lag time, even with video streaming, teleconferencing, or gaming on multiple 2.4 and 5 gig channels at the same time. We also offer 2 well secured wireless printers to use while here, for specific directions to a meeting place- or just to print out your boarding pass home if you are travelling light, to save so much time at the airport. We want our guests to feel at home from their arrival. You will be greeted, given a tour and handed keys to the gates, front entryway and separate private room keys, so your guests can come and go at will. The full kitchen will be a place for those who enjoy cooking for a group or for themselves. It is also has plenty of storage space for beverages and snack foods for those who prefer eating out at great restaurants.Private cooks or catering needs are available with advance notice. Maid service is included in the cost of rental. Come and feel the difference of the personal touches and amenities offered, while enjoying your privacy that is very much part of your wanting a private home. There are several spaces in this large property to enjoy your friends or colleagues while visiting this vibrant city. Now that the business meetings and conventions are closeby, this would be the perfect alternative to up to 6 or 7 single guests or 4-5 couples on a stop-over visit to the Monarch retreat in Michoacan and other worthwhile cities to visit while in this friendly country. If you are travelling as a group, why pay the high prices of separate hotel rooms when you can have a private room in a house and still be with colleagues or family? If you are looking for a week-end in the city-coming from Vallarta or Nayarit, it is a perfect location. We offer our Uber account to shuttle you around the city with drivers who know where they are going and do not overcharge. Their rates are actually half that of an already low taxi ride. Wherever you stay- welcome to the historical city of Guadalajara, and its many surrounding towns and villages. Hotel room-- private home for much less-you decide. Let us know how we can make your vacation or business trip exactly what you need or want while visiting Guadalajara, so we can have it set up and leave you alone. We are always just a phone call away from our free in-house phone service. ... more less
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