Posada del Marques
Victoriano Salado Alvarez 72, Col Ladron de Guevara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44600, Mexico
Simple but comfortable and convenient
I stayed at this hotel because I received a special offer via email from a coupon website, so I got a 35% discount on the regular rate. I thought the location was good enough for the price so I booked it, and I was quite pleased with my stay.
The hotel only has 20-25 rooms so it's smallish and quiet. It's located on a residential area so there aren't very many shops around, and there isn't a lot of traffic on the surrounding streets. However, it's only a few steps away from a bus stop where you can take either a bus or a tram that will take you to downtown in 10 minutes or less. It's 5-6 blocks away from the Arcos Vallarta gate and the Minerva fountain (therefore a bit west from the heart of the city), and only 2 blocks away from a couple of small shopping centers (Centro Magno and Plaza Arcos) which are located on Vallarta Avenue, one of the main streets in the central part of the city. There are a few convenience stores in the surroundings (a couple of them are open 24/7), a couple of coffee shops and a small restaurant across the street where you can have either breakfast or lunch (I didn't eat there but it looked clean and the menu sounded good).
Unique Quality: All rooms are suite-like with a small living room (with a big desk) which leads to the bedroom. Some rooms have a kitchenette, and ours even had a balcony overlooking the pool. The bedroom is fairly big (2 double beds, 2 closets, cable TV, telephone, air conditioning), and the bathroom is also big enough (big shower & sink, complimentary organic toiletries, hairdryer). It was fairly clean when we arrived and we got our room cleaned everyday (a tip for the maid is expected). The room temperature was quite nice even though the weather was very hot during the day and rather cool during the night -- we never needed to turn the A/C on. Linen, blankets and towels provided, all very clean.
The hotel has a small heated outdoor pool which was also fairly clean. They have a mini gym with a stepper and a stationary bike. Breakfast is included in the room rate; it is rather simple but enough: fresh fruit, cereal, milk, yoghurt, pastries, toast-butter-jam, juice, coffee, do-it-yourself chilaquiles with refried beans and they can even cook some eggs for you at no extra cost.
The hotel has a small parking lot next to the main entrance, and there's no curfew, reception is open 24 hours. We paid around 70 USD per night (room for 1 or 2 people) with the discount, regular rate is 104 USD (2012) but if you make the reservation through their website you can get a lower rate. Service was very attentive from all the personnel all the time. The website that I went through for this booking had not confirmed our reservation to the hotel but there was absolutely no problem or questions asked, they honored all the conditions stated in my documents. I would recommend this place for people not wanting to spend a lot on accommodation and/or prefer to stay in a quieter zone and not the busy & noisier downtown area, but still close enough to visit the main tourist attractions without having to spend hours on the public transportation.
Directions: Only 5 blocks away from Arcos Vallarta and Minerva fountain. A 5-10 minute bus ride away from downtown.
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WIFI in Guadalajara airport?
Does anybody know if the airport in Guadalajara has WIFI? I unfortunately have to go for a family wedding but have to push a project live on 3/23. My flight leaves at 2a and arrives in my home around 6a but to be on the safe side, I want to get those files moved before my plane departs.
Re: WIFI in Guadalajara airport?
I´ve heard they were going to have some soon serveral months ago but I don´t know if they allready have it
Re: WIFI in Guadalajara airport?
This time last year, no.
Yes... there is WIFI in Guadalajara airport....
Starbucks is on the ground floor... north end. They are a, "Hot-Spot," everywhere. The trick is you have to join "Prodigy" which costs 10 dollars a month for the service. Other than that it's free, though, so worth it in North and South America. You can gain access, using your laptop, etc., and sign up with your credit card at any Starbucks. You can cancel your account when you are done traveling... I currently live in Kunming, China. The first Starbucks opened in china in 2004 within two years, China had more Starbucks shops than America....
Travel Tips for Guadalajara
A Canyon in Guadalajara?
BARRANCA DE HUENTITAN
Must of the people who visit Guadalajara don't know that there's an amazing view of the canyon just in the limit of the city. By car, take Calz. Independencia to the north, it ends on the Parque del Mirador (View point park), entry fee is 5 pesos. By bus, take No. 600 or 500 to the north, until the last stop. Best time to visit is July to September.
Even if you're not fan of zoos, this one will not disappoint you since the natural setting, the Bustamante sculptures, the good amenities and the nice views to the Oblatos canyon can make it worth to visit.
Check Out the Tonala Market
Although Tonala (a small suburb of Guadalajara) has a market every day, the biggest and best days are Thursday and Sunday. On these days, hundreds of vendors fill the city's main street and sell everything from ceramics to tacos to pirated DVDs. If you can, go with a local who will be able to point out what is authentic and local, and what was likely made in China. To see all the stalls, you will need at least four hours, and you may want to factor in some more time to check out the furniture and crafts shops that line the market's streets. The market is dense and crowded, with lollipop-licking children clinging to their mothers' hands, severely disfigured people crawling along the ground begging, wealthy couples seeking decorations for their weekend beach houses, and everything in between. Pack light, bring lots of small bills (don't even dream of breaking that 500-peso note on a 50-peso purchase) and keep your money close to you at all times.
La perla tapatia
"everything you can find in a big city"
Expect crazy traffic sometimes,nice wheather all year round, great entertainment , awesome food and mexican rich culture at its best ..Home of the Famous Mariachi music, Tequila and folk dances..great architechture and above everything friendly people.. As this city as 2009 seems to have over 7 million people, of course might not be easy to move around sometimes, but as a huge city you can´t say either that is a boring place as a big porcentage of population age range from 15-30 yrs old;there is a lot of entertaiment and very often this is free provided by local authorithies..Regarding being an unfriendly place i have to reply that is not correct and that opinion falls into the eye of the beholder, as believe me I,ve been on many places around Mexico and the world and Guadalajara has been known to be a very calid place...Dont expect to see donkeys and people wearing boots and hats, Real Mexico can be a metropolis too, Real Mexico is made by it´s people not by some old fashioned traditions that although exists in many places around Mexico yet, do not represent the whole country and as an emergent economy country seems that little by little cities like mine are taking over....This in regards a non very pleasant comment left by another VT member, take a chance an experience Guadalajara at it´s best..
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Posada del Marques
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Address: Victoriano Salado Alvarez 72, Col Ladron de Guevara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44600, Mexico