More about Casa de Las Flores
heaven in a city(last there Feb 12-18 2005)
Be prepared to be very surprised when you walk through the doors at Casa De las Flores. When you enter you walk into a room with wonderful folk art everywhere. Stan and Jose are quite the collectors and it shows. If you need help finding artists they are quite knowledgeable. After you try to absorb the wonderful art you are offered a margarita at the gorgeous ( and highly decorated ) bar. From there you can view the incredible gardens lovingly cared for every day. Then off to your room, which also features wonderful art as well as beautiful bedspreads, tiled bathrooms.etc. I have stayed at three different rooms there and all are great. I always meet great new friends there and breakfast is always a treat. Don't let B&B fool you , more often than not you will be offered a homemade dessert when you come back from dinner so save room !!!
One of the best places I have ever stayed
We just got back from a beautiful week in Guadalajara,
and spent most of our time at Casa de Las Flores.
Stan and Jose are marvelous hosts along with the
entire staff. The service is 5 stars PLUS.
The location is perfect, about a 15 - 20 minute
bus ride into the heart of the city, yet far enough
away to feel like you are staying in a smaller town
with a beautiful plaza.
Food in Tlaquepaque is some of the best in the
entire Guadalajara region, and with Stan and
Jose's restaurant recommendations you will
be dining every evening with wonderful food
tastes in a tropical atmosphere.
The gardens and rooms are charming and
inspirational with many native pieces of art
adorning the nooks and crannies of the space.
I can't forget to mention the superb desserts
Stan makes for us every evening that allows
one to relax with a cocktail and talk to the very
interesting guests that are staying at the abode.
All in all, a wonderful experience that I would
highly recommend to anyone visiting or doing
business in the Guadalajara region.
I hope you enjoy your stay at Casa de las Flores
as much as we did.
Michael and Michele (M&M)
Fabulous place to stay!
We stayed at Casa de Las Flores for a week--it was wonderful. The hosts and staff are very friendly and helpful, the garden is beautiful, the breakfasts are SO good, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the art collection is phenomenal. I could go on and on. They arranged for us to visit the homes and studios of many of the local folk artists, as well as some other good day-trips. I can't imagine any place being better than this.
Bed and Breakfast Extraordinaire
Earlier this month my wife and daughter and I had the good fortune to be guests for a week at Casa de las Flores B & B. Located in Tlaquepaque, a relatively quiet suburb of Guadalajara, we found it to be ideally situated for visiting Guadalajara and environs. As it turned out, our experience at Casa de las Flores was a highlight of our holiday. Our hosts were most gracious and helpful, the gourmet breakfasts were wonderful, works of art (including a lot of Mexican folk art) are abundantly displayed throughout, our suite was spacious and comfortable, and the peaceful garden setting with a wide variety of flowers and birds combined to make our experience extraordinary. On one of our days, Stan, our host, arranged for us to visit workshops of several of the masters of Mexican Folk art living in neighboring Tonala. What a thrill! I highly recommend Casa de las Flores as a place to stay when visiting Guadalajara.
Wonderful Mexican Holiday
Located near both near the airport and central Guadalajara, the hosts and staff of this intimate spot are charming and attentive. You won't beat the comfortable, spacious rooms, all tastefully decorated in Mexican style. The drinks at the bar are the best and there is a gift area with works by the finest native artists and craftsmen. An SUV with driver is available.
Most of the guests are regulars - and no wonder - rates are moderate. I would emphasize that the climate in this mountain valley is just about perfect all year round, something not generally known to first-time visitors.
If I sound ecstatic about this lovely place, I am - no exaggeration.
Like Dorothy entering Oz
When you come through the door of this utterly delightful B & B located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tlaquepaque, your world has more color than you thought possible. From the paintings on the walls, the collection of Mexican folk art gathered from many areas of the country, to the brilliant gardens to the brightly and tastefully decorated rooms, it`s all about color, pattern and texture, a feast for the eye and the soul. The owners, Stan and Jose, plus the very knowledgable and helpful staff, do everything to make your stay a relaxing pleasure. We have visited Casa de las Flores six times and it only gets better and better. I wouldn´t even consider anywhere else during our annual trip to Guadalajara! The seven rooms are all differently decorated, but all are large and airy, the bathrooms sparkling clean. Stan , the amazing cook and Jose, the equally talented gardener, have turned this old adobe house into a beautiful, graceful home which they very generously share with their guests. Cocktails in the lovely patio after a round of hard shopping in Guadalajara or Tonala is the perfect end to the day. When you go, ask Stan to give you the "in-house" Mexican crafts tour.
A delightful Bed and Breakfast
Casa de las Flores is an absolute gem of a Bed and Breakfast Hotel. The rooms are spacious and decorated with great taste. Attention to detail is apparent throughout the hotel. The garden is a lush and peaceful oasis. Breakfast is fresh and there is often a dessert served in the evening.
Stan, one of the owners has an extensive knowledge of ceramics which is a great help before visiting the local museums.
The location is close to the town center and it is only a few dollars taxi ride to Guadalajara.
Oasis of Tranquil Gardens, Fabulous Folk Art, and Great Food
Superb! In a class by itself. My wife and I lived in a village in Colima, Mexico for three years, working with Project Amigo, a charity helping campesino children get an education. Our favorite R&R trip was to the Casa de las Flores in the art and craft town of Tlaquepaque, which is on the edge of Guadalajara. The B&B is just off the main shopping and dining streets, an oasis of peace, beauty, and comfort. Jose, Stan, and Monica are perfect hosts who will go out of their way to make your visit fun and memorable. Stan is a marvelous cook, and the breakfasts are delicious. Jose's art is gardening, and sitting in the lush garden in the evening, drinking a margarita and watching the hummingbirds is one of my happiest memories of our years in Mexico. Tlaquepaque offers endless shopping opportunities, very good restaurants, lots of entertainment, and it's a short bus or taxi ride from the urban delights of Guadalajara. Four Stars!
Loved Casa de Las Flores
My wife and I returned home on June 21, 2005 after spending seven days at "Casa de Las Flores." Never having been to Mexico before except border towns, we didn't know what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised. To be honest about it when our taxi pulled up in front of the B & B, I wasn't that impressed, but when Stan, one of the owners, met us at the door and escorted us in, we were very pleased at what we saw. The main house is a turn of the century adobe restored to its original glory, decorated with period furniture, paintings, pottery and ceramics. Behind the main house is a patio where you can relax with a margarita or a great Mexican beer and plan the next days adventure. Stan and Jose (Stan's partner) will help you plan and even make arrangements including ordering a driver for your traveling from place to place. Behind the patio is the gardens. They are the pride and joy of Jose. the gardens are green and lush with many kinds of flowers. Many kinds of birds including humming birds and butterflies live in this garden of Eden. You must walk through the gardens to get to the rooms which are are in a newer building but with period architecture. The rooms are decorated with appropriate Mexican furniture, paintings, pottery and ceramics made by local artisans. The beds are very comfortable , the bathrooms and plumbing are modern and up to date. All the above things are true and wonderful but they pale in comparison to the friendliness of the staff. The day that we left we were sad to say goodbye with hugs all around. We are already planning next years return.
This place is serenity in the city
I could not believe our luck. After reading reviews of this B&B my boyfriend and I decided to stay here for a night on our return to the states. It was amazing. The room was clean and decorated with wonderful local flare. When we walked in, our bags were taken we were given a glass of wine. I felt my whole body relax. The breakfast was light and flavorful with wonderful local pastries filled with pineapple. I would recommend this to anyone going to Guadalajara (I already have).
This area of the city is great too! Lots of wonderful shopping and streets filled with character.