Mar 10, 2011, 8:49 PM
Post #5 of 23
If I'm hearing you correctly....you just need a convenient place to sleep near the GDL airport on your way out? Sounds like you plan on arriving via bus from your area and have an early morning flight the following day?
Hotel Casa Grande is actually inside the airport, so it couldn't be more convenient the following morning. (I'm pretty sure that's the one that sits in the parking lot across from the terminal?)
The Hampton Inn you mention is just down the Chapala/GDL highway toward GDL. It is on the airport side of the highway, just outside the periferico, offering a direct shot to the airport, probably seven minutes down the road to the terminal. (Don't know if they offer a shuttle, but if anybody does, they would.) It is exactly what you would expect from a generically comfortable and modern hotel. (I've been inside the lobby, but haven't seen any rooms.) There is a wildly popular "Chili's" restaurant adjacent. It is otherwise nowhere you want to spend time without access to a car or getting into a cab.
If you want to save money that night, there is the Motel Vienna. It is only a super-short ride to and from the airport, sitting on the non-airport side of the highway, just inches south toward Chapala. From the exterior, it looks like a nice and decent drive-in style Motel. Definitely no colonial charm there, but it might save you enough money to justify a splurge when you return and stay in Tlaquepaque. Don't know about food availability there....
I haven't stayed at any of the hotels I reference, they're just my guideposts.
Tons of choices in Tlaquepaque on your return.