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Mexicanbill

Mar 2, 2009, 5:43 AM

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I will be taking my wife to Guadalajara in a couple of weeks for a very short hosipital visit recommended by her Cardioligist. We spent a lot of time in his office at Cornerstone Hospital in Puerto Vallarta this past week, however he wants to do a cat scan and informs us that it will cost less if performed in Guadalajara. There is a possibility that he will want to add a "stent" if the scan shows its needed.

We need to find a Hotel that is nice but not too costly. I'm not sure what hospital he would send us to, but we could use a taxi for that.

Does anyone know of a good hotel, with prices that are reasonable.
Chef William aka MexicanBill



stina

Mar 11, 2009, 11:55 AM

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Not sure if you have already found a place, but my friend George has a great B&B in Colonia Americana in central Guadalajara. It's called Casa Venezuela, and it is BEAUTIFUL! Contact him for rate info. He is a fantastic host, and will help you with whatever you need. (We stayed with him a couple of years ago when we were scoping out Guad, and ended up buying a house close by. I still love hanging out at his house, and we've become close friends.)

His website is:
http://www.casavenezuela.com.mx/

Here's a link to traveler reviews from TripAdvisor (they are rated #2 in Guadalajara):

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g150798-d638674-Reviews-Casa_Venezuela-Guadalajara_Central_Mexico_and_Gulf_Coast.html


sioux4noff

Mar 11, 2009, 1:30 PM

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It is beautiful, but very pricey!


stina

Mar 12, 2009, 5:42 AM

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Given the current economic situation, he has adjusted his rates....


sioux4noff

Mar 12, 2009, 7:04 AM

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That's good. He quotes a price in US$ on his website, which always raises a red flag for me.
I'll check back on his website later, as the place really looks lovely, but over 2,100 pesos per night (at the current exchange rate) for a room - wow.


Mexicanbill

Mar 12, 2009, 12:10 PM

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Thanks for all the information I have received on places to stay. Each place I have been told about looks Great. We have two more weeks while they complete tests up here. All the help is greatly appreciated. Its going to be hard to pick which one. (cost will be the big factor, The First bit of change going to the doctor and hospital, whats left will help us make the choice)
Chef William aka MexicanBill


jgz1959

Apr 2, 2009, 1:05 PM

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Hello I understand he is giving half off discounts and this can be paid in pesos and still includes breakfast


jgz1959

Apr 2, 2009, 1:07 PM

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We had a similar situation and they gave us a half off discount and still included breakfast.


MazDee

Apr 2, 2009, 10:31 PM

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Even at half price, the B&B discussed is not in the budget category. I would suggest the San Francisco Plaza Hotel. A double probably won't be more than $500 pesos and it includes a very good breakfast of your choice in their restaurant. It is a really nice place, the staff is great, I probably won't ever stay anywhere else when I go to Guad. I found it on Mexconnect! Bravo to this forum! Dee


jreboll

Apr 3, 2009, 6:45 AM

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Could you give us the address?


bournemouth

Apr 3, 2009, 8:05 AM

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http://www.sanfranciscohotel.com.mx/


(This post was edited by tonyburton on Apr 3, 2009, 5:03 PM)


jgz1959

Apr 3, 2009, 3:33 PM

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After reading all the requests for a nice inexpensive hotel the word budget is not mentioned, people who usually opt for a B&B experience usually like the fact that maybe the accomodations are better than budget given the website prices and fotos it is clearly evident that this B&B does not claim to be budget but if the person looking to stay here wants a luxurty place ie beds linen etc... good cooked breakfast for a modest 800pesos during the global crisis did I mention a safe area well anyone who wants to stay in a budget hotel in centro Guadalajara as I have my self before you will not receive any of the above mentioned amenities yet alone feel safe after dark.


MazDee

Apr 3, 2009, 9:29 PM

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Oh, sorry, jgz. I guess we all have our own idea of what "inexpensive" means, and to me that means budget. But, as a single older person, "budget" is a very nice place for less than $50 US a day. To a young backpacker, it probably means less than $20 a day. To someone who is used to spending $150 a day, the B&B you recommend is a very good deal! I wish I could afford to stay there. The OP is not going to Guad for a vacation, and wants an inexpensive place to stay while they do the medical tests. I thought my suggestion of the SF Plaza fit in his plans. If I knew a good place less expensive, I would have mentioned it. (Oh! Bill and his wife probably did this trip weeks ago. But, maybe others will chime in on what we call "budget" and where we stay.) Dee


db52

Apr 10, 2009, 8:17 PM

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I am 57 and as far as I am concerned 'budget' and 'inexpensive are pretty much synonymous. I would say it's got to be under twenty dollars to fit the category. Maybe eighteen. Eighteen to twenty-five is 'mid-range' for me. More than twenty-five dollars, 'not gonna happen.'


RickS


Apr 10, 2009, 8:28 PM

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In this century?


db52

Apr 10, 2009, 8:42 PM

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Yeah, in this century. My last trip to Mexico (Yucatan) was January. I moved around a little, stayed in four different places, ranged from fifteen to nineteen dollars. Private bath, hot water, toilet seat, the works!


db52

Apr 10, 2009, 8:50 PM

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Guadalajara-specific answer: Hotel Latino, 74 Prisciliano Sanchez. Double was 200 pesos two years ago when exchange rate was about 11-to-1.


Georgia


Apr 11, 2009, 9:38 AM

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Just about any "motel de paso" would fit your requirements. Guadalajara is loaded with them and they are generally clean ... with interesting alternative tv programming and mirrors on the ceiling. They even come with a garage.


db52

Apr 11, 2009, 10:17 AM

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Maybe you're right, but Hotel Latino doesn't fit that description. It's about 3 blocks from the big theater in Plaza Tapatio. No parking, no mirrors, no porn. Clients seemed mostly business travelers.


jgz1959

Apr 12, 2009, 4:02 AM

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I stayed here for a week 5-6 years ago at about 10pm while sitting in the lobby with 2 other guests 3 men walked in as they do not have security and we were robbed at gunpoint the worst night of my life, later we were informed it was an inside job well thank God they only got my watch as I had left my wallet upstairs. The police never even showed up and I Informed the owner but seemed not concerned, so I do not reccomend staying here or at any of the other hotels close by as they are all owned by the same person. Safe walking in the day very unsafe after dark.
 
 
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