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“A Great Secret” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel El Tapatio & Resort

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Hotel El Tapatio & Resort
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Tlaquepaque
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“A Great Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2004

If people knew how great this hotel is they would not stay elsewhere. I have stayed at practically all the great hotels in Guadalajara but none offers such a great value for the money. The restaurant is great and so is the swimming pool, the views are panoramic, the employees are very courteous and the services are excellent. It is now my hotel of choice.


  • Stayed February 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2004

We stayed at El Tapatio for two nights in mid January, 2004. The hotel itself is beautiful. There's lots of green grass, a beautiful pool, a nice dining room, a gym, a disco and restaurant, and the rooms are quite large. We did run into a few problems though. First, we were there at about the coldest part of the year in Guadalajara, and it was getting down into the 30's at night (farenheit). The heater in the room barely worked, and there was only a thin blanket on the bed. After speaking to management though, we were provided with a portable heater and two heavier blankets. Another problem is the location. The hotel isn't within walking distance of anything, really. In fact it's probably a quarter mile just to get from the hotel down to its entrance at the bottom of the hill. To go see anything in Guadalajara, you have to drive or take a taxi. And finally, after we'd left I took a close look at our bill, and we were charged more than what we were quoted on Expedia. It gets confusing because of the exchange rate, which everyone seems to want to screw you on, and a whole bunch of hotel taxes.
Expedia quoted us $60 usd nightly, but it looks like we got charged much closer to $80. Next time, we'll pick a place near the center of town, where there's plenty within walking distance, and we will keep a sharper eye on the bill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2003

This is where we stay when we travel to Guadalajara to visit friends. It's close (relatively) to the airport, and very close to the shopping in Tlaquepaque. The rooms are large and classically decorated. The pool is terrific, and the people are marvelous. Breakfast was fine, but we usually had dinner out. But it's inexpensive (if you call the hotel directly and book with them) and very very reliable. If you are travelling with two rooms worth of people, get adjoining rooms with a cute little passageway along the porch side of the room. And as far as the porch is concerned, you won't find a better view of Guadalajara anywhere in the city (the hotel is up on a hill, you see).

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Additional Information about Hotel El Tapatio & Resort

Property: Hotel El Tapatio & Resort
Address: Blvd Aeropuerto 4275, Tlaquepaque 45588, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Tlaquepaque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Tlaquepaque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel El Tapatio & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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Hotel El Tapatio And Resort

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