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Dickinson Guest House
Ranked #4 of 61 Guadalajara B&B and Inns
Paris, France
2 reviews
“Great house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were a group of 10 people, from 25 to 50 years old and rented the "Casa Dinckinson" for about 10 days.
Everything was amazing, the house is great and very big, with everything you could need in it (kitchen tools, travel guides, internet access, printers...) The beds are awesome and you can easily fit 10 people very comfortably.
The house is located in a very nice neighborhood, with lots of restaurants and bars, and about 15 minuts from downtown by car.
I really felt like home there as nothing useful was missing, I highly recommand Dickinson's Guest House for groups of friends or big families who just look for a very good quality/price rate housing.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
As your rental was for all four + bedrooms, I will just say thank you for your kind assessment of the property. It is a B&B first, but if people want the whole house, it makes for a great short vacation for me as well. Thank everyone for choosing my home for your stay here. And even though this is a large house and you had more that 8 people, I see that it can be done easily if I change the layout a bit. I see you must have missed the other 2 bathrooms that are in the house. There are 4 in total, enough for a few more guests.
James
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English first
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The house was very well situated in the city, very clean (daily housekeeping), and welcoming.
There is a nice patio to have a quiet breakfast in the morning, a nice leaving room and a couple of bathrooms (a main one and a smaller one, both upstairs to share. Also one in the biggest bedroom). Plenty of space in each bedroom
We went as a group of 10, and had a wonderful stay, having several sets of keys made it very easy for each of us to be fairly independant during the week!

I would like to thank James for letting 2 of us stay a few hours to catch our early flight the next day (for free),

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
I am sure all of your friends were as happy to see you return to this city for a visit. Thank you for your stay and complementing staff, which is often overlooked. I wish I could have met all in your party as it sounds like you had a great time in Guadalajara. You were the perfect group for the stay. I especially thank you for taking the time to thank the service staff personally. They were more than happy to tell me of how much less there was to do, with many of your party taking the time to make them feel appreciated. I know that flights are often late or delayed. It is never a problem for guests to relax and not be rushed out like cattle- as in some hotels. Being flexible in these matters have served me well, by having several return guests. Thank you very much.
Best,
James & Leonardo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed a week at Jame's house and we had a very great time. The house is very clean, comfortable and beautiful. There are all the amenities. The neighborhood is very calm and safe. We enjoyed a lot the city of Guadalajara. I liked the place and I recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Guadalajara!

  • Stayed March 2013
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
It is a special treat to read such kind words from those who rent the entire house. There are so many people that would not have the time to send that information for other travelers to see. I trust your flight home was uneventful- as travel is not what it once was! Thank you so much.
Warmest regards,
James & Leonardo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Just returned from Guadalajara and stayed at this guest house for the second time. We had also stayed at his previous home twice. There's always the option of staying at a hotel but we prefer this home for the privacy, location, and hospitality. James is a very good host, he makes sure we have everything we need for our stay. I have traveled to Guadalajara for the past ten years and have seeing many parts of the city, taking that into consideration, this is a nice part of town. At night the street is very quiet and believe me I've stayed downtown previously and it was not quiet at night! I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
There is nothing better than word of mouth for advertising. And for someone who has stayed here 4 times including my first home, it is always a pleasure to see guest really feel at home at all times. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit!
James & Leonardo
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I recently accompanied my daughter and her husband to Guadalajara for a family wedding. I did no where we were staying, but was made to feel at home immediately by the two owners of a wonderful Bed and Breakfast.
Upon arrival, James and Leonardo were there to welcome us with bags in tow! They were left in the entry room as we were brought into a very vibrant and eclectic living room for margaritas! I did not know that my daughter had mentioned that I liked them, but not blended. I suppose they are served often at these specialty lodgings, but the fact that they were as I liked them was a surprise that was eventually shared with me by my son-in-law! Our bags were taken upstairs to our rooms during this time, so when we went upstairs we were ready for a quick nap before heading out to dinner. We chose a place nearby that was near Chapalia park. The neighborhood was beautiful and the restaurant, La Pasta was excellent! When we got back to the house, our family members came over and we had a wonderful time catching up and hearing plans for the wedding. I have to say that the time we spent at this B&B, everything ws made to feel so personal. The wedding was as planned to a great event and our time at this very friendly home will be remembered fondly. Than you guys and Otilia for making us feel so welcomed in Guadalajara after a long absence!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Hospitality has been a profession for many years. I must say that it is always easier when the guest is as pleasant and fun as the host! Hope to see you on another visit to this house with all of your requirements and a few surprises.
Warm regards,
James
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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I recently stayed 7 days at Dickinson Guest House. I was there for cosmetic surgery with Dr. Fernando Guerrerosantos (whom James, DGH Owner, has an excellent rapport with). I chose Dickinson Guest House because it is a very short ride to-and-from the office of ‘Dr. Fernando’ (as he is fondly known of because of his famous father Jose Guerrerosantos, who PIONEERED cosmetic surgery in Guadalajara!). Dr. Fernando’s reputation and credentials are well respected world-wide. The hospital was also only about a 15 minute ride away from the house, and was a first class facility. The house is also close to the historical center of Guadalajara in downtown GDH, where James took me to shop for friends and family while recovering.
Once there, I realized just what a perfect choice I had made, as the neighborhood is nice and quiet, but just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the city! James is American, yet knows his way around this Spanish speaking country and their customs-that made me feel very much at ease. This is not the Mexico I have been reading about…far from it!
My expectations were exceeded on every level - the house was amazing, the accommodations were perfect for recovery, the food was delicious, plentiful, and wonderfully prepared. The owner, James, was great (he let me be when I needed him to, and was there in a snap when I needed him to be!). I think my favorite thing was my private balcony and en-suite bathroom. However, the flat screen HD television with many channels in English, and a BOSE sound system in my room was up there pretty high also. Oh yes, another fabulous amenity? James provides cellular phones for use in case you leave and need to keep in touch with him (at no extra charge!) and also has a land line for calls to the U.S. (again, at no extra charge!). Speaking of no extra charge...there are NO hidden charges here; it is all inclusive, period. Amazing!
All in all, I give Dickinson Guest House 5 stars, and definitely will be staying there again on my next trip. Even more-so due to the good relationship between James and Dr. Fernando...I will be a repeat customer of both!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is nice to have such a great surgeon that took care of you in the world class hospitals that are here in Guadalajara. Your stay here was a fun time, as your positive attitude and love of a great body and face mad your healing so much faster. It was really nice to have a happy medical guest to give the special touches-that make one feel as if they are in fact in their own country while healing. And at the same time I had fun showing you around this fun city. I look forward to seeing you another time for just a tourist vacation!
James
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EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It had been almost a year since stay here at the guest house, the last time I was here in Guadalajara it was booked for that weekend, but this time back there was a room available. Everything was great and the room ready when I arrived. There was also ample room in the property to park my Jeep out of the sun. I like this area, there are lots of good restaurants (trendy and basic) and on Sundays there are many artists selling their works at the glorieta (circle/roundabout) just a few blocks away. I've bought many items there in the past, great prices and you can negotiate! The owner James is always very accomodating and if you are lucky he'll have made a big pot of stew or curry lentils. I'll be back soon no doubt.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thanks for the nice review! It is not always easy to return the favor at this time of year. I am happy that you are a return guest as many are and look forward to seeing you again from the other side of the mountain! Don't forget my avocado season and of course my lentil concoctions that i have out for my later arriving guests! Sometimes I think a Dinner and Bed Guest House might be a good idea! Until next time...
James Dickinson
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Property: Dickinson Guest House
Address: Calle San Uriel 338 | Expo Guadalajara/ Chapalita, Guadalajara 45000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Guadalajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dickinson Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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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