La Villa Del Ensueno
Boutique Hotel in Historic District
La Villa del Ensueno is advertised as a "boutique hotel" and although I found the beds to be a bit hard the hotel itself is very nice. The rooms are well appointed with desk, chair, bed and night stands, plenty of closet hanging space and shelves. Bathrooms are tight for two people to be at the vanity at the same time, but the showers had plenty of hot water and great pressure.
Located about four blocks from the entrance to the Centro/Historic shopping district of Tlaquepaque. Calle Florida is a one way street leading off of Boulevard General Marcelino Garcia Barragan which is a left "Y" off of Av Ninos Heroes.
Getting to the hotel for the uninitiated can be daunting as if you are heading north on Avenue Nino at the intersection of Boulevard General Marcelino Garcia Barragan you must turn right then make a "U" turn around a large tree.
Heading south and making a left off of Boulevard General Marcelino Garcia Barragan onto Calle Florida is possible, but the traffic is normally such that this is not advised at least during the day.
Unique Quality: The price of the room includes very good breakfast and an evening cocktail. The list of drinks is pretty good but if you choose to have something not on the "recommended" list, the prices charged are not outrageous.
Staff is very attentive and polite. Most are somewhat bilingual so speaking Spanish is not required.
Directions: About four blocks from the entrance to the Centro/Historic shopping district of Tlaquepaque. Calle Florida is a one way street leading off of Boulevard General Marcelino Garcia Barragan which is a left "Y" off of Av Ninos Heroes.
A Bad Dream
Our first room as pretty, it overlooked the pool but the bathroom was a tiny closet. We wanted a different room and were taken to another, better one. It is forgettable but on the last try we agreed to pay more money for a room with a kitchen. That one was across the street and was very nice. It was not luxurious but clean, large rooms and beautiful hallways.
If La Quinta Don Jose is full, this place is a long walk but clean & good. La Quinta is great, del Ensueno is average or good. There is nice tiling in some rooms, breakfast is served by nice ladies, they have no wifi but an internet computer in their own office which has no privacy. It feels as if this B&B is run by college kids and owned by Americans who visit once in a while. Little attention to detail and no cool extras. Be very careful of the bartender, the one we had was into some odd religion and likes to make converts. A very cold feeling place.
Unique Quality: The pool was pretty and had pretty tiles and plants around it. The best thing we remember is the lovely ladies who made and served breakfast. They were very sweet and accommodating.
Wow, just checked the new website and I think all the photos are from the other side of the street where we ended up. That is new and modern, the original side where the office is, is old and very different.
Directions: Far from the Telaqupaque action of El Parian and the shopping and churches.
it is relatively cool grounds but poorly managed. Hotel room doors do not properly lock there are no key cards and everything inside is like 20 years old including TVs, electric, linens and bathrooms. Rooms are on two sides of a relatively busy road that is a fair distance from historical area. Breakfast was decent but I hardly enjoyed sitting out in the cold to eat.
Unique Quality: it is a pretty place and you might justify staying there if you use the pool.
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Amenities at La Villa Del Ensueno
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet
- Bar / Lounge
- Airport Transportation
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