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Quinta Don Jose Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Tlaquepaque
Certificate of Excellence
USA
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“beautiful small hotel, friendly & helpful staff and great restaurant.”
Reviewed December 20, 2009

Quinta Don Jose is one of the best--the staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly, restaurant is great and reasonably priced (we ate there several times), the grounds are beautiful, and the rooms are very nice (those overlooking the courtyard are quieter).

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2009

The place is nice enough but they connive at every opportunity to pocket your money. At checkin, they wanted a 17% tax. In my travels throughout this state over the last fourtt years, not one person has ever mentioned taxes. The tour book for the region (published in 2008) referred to a full buffet breakfast. Apparently once they got in the book they dropped that in favor of a measely continental offering. When I went to the bar for a drink at 5pm the bartender made no mention of their 5-6pm "Happy Hour" with a two-for-one special. Leaving the bar another guest told me, and the bartender begrugingly gave me my second drink. I went back just before 6pm and waited while the bartender chatted with guests on the patio. When he returned to the bar about 6:12 or so he refused to honor the two-for-one special as it was now past 6 o'clock. There are many other pleasant places to stay in the town where they keep their hands out of your pockets.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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1 Thank CalgaryToby
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Artster, Owner at Quinta Don Jose Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2010
Thank you for sharing your impressions about Quinta Don Jose Boutique Hotel. We’re sorry that we did not meet your expectations, since offering our guests a comfortable stay with personalized service is our priority.

We understand your disappointment for having to pay Mexican taxes, however, as a formal operation, we cannot avoid collecting them. We‘re sorry that you perceived the collection of the taxes due for your stay as a “conniving” action from QDJ.

As far as the Tour book description of our breakfast, yes indeed, our format changed some time ago. Tour books are a great resource, however; at times, there is a risk of outdated information due to the time required to produce them. This is especially true if an older edition is consulted. For over a year now, we’ve offered an included Continental Breakfast as well as an ample and delicious “A la Carte” menu. Our website is always current in describing our services and we also offer domestic and international toll-free phone numbers where we’re happy to answer any inquiries.

Our bar area displays signs to alert our guests of our Happy Hour. We apologize for what was taken as a begrudging action as this was never our intention.

Since QDJ’s opening, we have, and will continue to focus on, offering a warm and welcoming experience for a fair rate. We hope that the combination of experiences we offer our guests will bring them back over and over.
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Oakland, Ca.
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2009

We just returned from six nights at Quinta Don Jose. We chose this delightful small hotel because of all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor.
We were not disappointed!
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff can't be overstated. Never have we experienced such warmth from hotel personnel. Any question we had was answered thoroughly. Never a feeling of being rushed.
Breakfast every morning in the lovely patio with its fountain, flowers and chirping birds was just a delight.
The location is perfect. Walking distance to the interesting town of Tlaquepaque with its pretty shops and galleries.
The only negative (which is why the rooms were given 4 stars not 5 ) is that the rooms in the main building facing the street are very noisy early in the morning. Lots of street traffic . It can be heard even with the double paned windows. (Always closed.)
The room itself , number 7 , was very nice.
We enjoyed eating in the restaurant several nights. Delicious!
We very much hope to return to Quinta Don Jose some day.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Katrina_S_7
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Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2009

I returned to QDJ and had another wonderful, fun & relaxing stay with a friend. The staff is the best, so welcoming and helpful! You feel like part of the family. The atmosphere is beautiful and tranquil, the rooms very clean and well-appointed, and the restaurant makes delicious food. Such a nice area. I will come back and continue to recommend to others. Try QDJ - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Caligal222
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Victoria, B.C.
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2009

Whether enjoying a tasty breakfast in the charming outdoor cafe, relaxing with an afternoon beverage poolside, or savouring a delicious meal in the intimate dining room, we have really enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and the pride with which they represent Quinta Don Jose. We look forward to returning to this little gem of a hotel each time our travels takes us through Tlaquepaque.....we feel like we are returning to visit with friends. It is more than just a hotel; we appreciate and enjoy the beauty, the care and the warm welcome offered to each guest.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Mazatlan, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2009

If you are looking for a secret hideaway, with all of the amenities required for total relaxation, yet within walking distance from pure local culture, then Quinta Don Jose is the place for you. The lovely owners and staff will treat you as one of their own family, and the word "No" is not in their vocabulary. We have travelled to many countries, and have stayed at some of the best and some of the worst hotels. QDJ is one of the best, and we will be honoured to stay there again as well as recommend to our friends and family that they do the same.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank debbiedriedger
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2009

The comforts and personal service of a bed and breakfast with the privacy and space of a small hotel. Our group had three separate rooms/suites as we were there for a wedding and they were all unique and comfortable. A walled compound made it a safe place for my toddler to roam. Beautifully landscaped. Very quiet. Staff were lovely and very helpful. The food was fabulous. Very close to many streets of excellent shopping with tons of variety.
My only criticism is that the pool was very cold but we were there in the rainy season and the weather was not too hot (average 22 Celcius). I'm sure the cold pool would feel great if the weather had been hotter. And the kids didn't care - they played in it anyway.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank cckoch
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Property: Quinta Don Jose Boutique Hotel
Address: Calle Reforma # 139 | Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Tlaquepaque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tlaquepaque
#2 Business Hotel in Tlaquepaque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Quinta Don Jose Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether on business or vacation, "QDJ" offers you a beautiful setting and unique personal service! We're located in Tlaquepaque, Mexico's Arts & Crafts Capital, which is in the greater Guadalajara Metro. QDJ puts you only steps away from superb shopping, exquisite galleries, and inviting restaurants. Also, Guadalajara's Historical Downtown is only a 15 minute drive from QDJ.Our rooms offer private baths, air-conditioning, cable TV & phone. We also have an intimate bar, tiled pool, complimentary airport/bus station Greeting Service (3 night min), free Wi-Fi, and much more. Enjoy a delicious dinner at TlaquePasta, our top-rated Gourmet Restaurant with a Mexican and Italian menu! ... more   less 
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