Best hotels and hostels in Guadalajara Region

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    Villa Ganz

    Cross the threshold of Villa Ganz and behold a dazzling array of tiles, ferns, candelabras, original art and even a piano. The 10 suites are luxury personified, with bathrobes, classic furniture, rich carpets, and wonderful details. Breakfast is served on the terrace with views of the lush garden with its many hidden nooks and crannies. Master suite 17 has a balcony, while bright 13 has two outlooks and a Jacuzzi. The service is equally exemplary and there's complimentary wine and apps from 6pm to 8pm, a real fire, evening candlelight and a fine restaurant. A bargain – whatever the price!

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    Del Carmen Concept Hotel

    This hotel in a 19th-century mansion is a great place to stop for a spell. The concept? Nine rooms individually themed around artists from Mexico’s La Ruptura movement (an abstract reaction to the 20th-century muralists); hence the Tamayo room (with a curvaceous metallic bathtub), the Friedeberg room (a trippy patchwork of blinding surrealism) or the energetically blue Soriano room. All mod cons (but no parking) are assured and the popular Café Chai chain has an outlet with patio seating on the 1st floor – handy for breakfast or a late-night beer and enchiladas.

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    Casa de las Flores

    A popular spot (and for good reason), this colorful guesthouse is positively crammed with high end ceramics, and boasts a garden full of flowers and a decorative fireplace that defies belief. The seven rooms in an outbuilding have an engaging Mexican feel, with multicolored bedcovers, tiled sinks, haunting art and (sometimes) skylights and balconies. You’ll spend days inspecting the details in your room and the well-stocked El Nahual Gallery, its inhouse shop with wonderful ceramics, figurines and masks.

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    Lake Chapala Inn

    This very imposing white and orange building dating from 1906 right on the lakeshore is moments from the center of town and enjoys wonderful views over the waters and off to the faraway hills. The views from two of the four rooms (Rosa and Jacaranda) and the communal terrace are unbeatable. There's a wonderful library with fireplace and a garden with a lap pool. There's a two-night minimum stay, and the traditional breakfast is the real deal. Ask to borrow one of the two bikes.

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    Real Maestranza Hotel

    Mixing modern amenities with Mexican design, Real Maestranza offers comfort and beauty in its 76 rooms. Each is bright and spacious, integrating dark woods and talavera tiles with deep beds and luxurious linens. Service is gracious and accommodating – a huge plus. Located just a stone's throw from the historic center's main sights too.

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    Hostal Tlaquepaque

    Two blocks from the central plaza, this bright and airy hostel makes for a tranquil base. Set in a converted home, colorful rooms are spacious with deluxe mattresses, good linens and Mexican bedspreads; bathrooms are squeaky clean with plenty of hot water too. Common areas include an open-air courtyard plus tables and chairs here and there. No guest kitchen is the only bummer.

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    Hotel Francés

    Hotel Francés is one of the best midrange hotels in Guadalajara for a time-warp stay (it was founded in 1610). The 64 rooms are not as much fun as the marble courtyard bar (open noon to midnight), where waiters in bow ties treat you like a homecoming amigo, troubadours strum weepy ballads, happy hour lasts till 8pm and the bartender mixes a mean margarita.

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    Hospedarte Centro Histórico

    This bright-yellow downtown option is popular with a young crowd looking for a good time. The three dorms (men, women and mixed) are spacious and count with four to eight metal bunk beds, lockers and fans. Shared bathrooms open onto a large communal area with a huge kitchen and plenty of activities laid on. Seven suites are available in a neighboring building with a great terrace. It also enjoys a recommended second location in Colonia Americas, about 3km west; a good option for those looking for a more low key stay.

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    Casa Vilasanta

    The bright, pastel-colored rooms of this cheery guesthouse are scattered around a spacious covered interior courtyard, decorated with pottery and flowers (and lots of crosses). The singles can feel cramped, but the doubles (eg room 4) are large and all rooms have a TV. There’s a shared kitchen with a huge communal table and plenty of chill space on both floors. There’s a sunny 2nd-floor terrace too. But with just 17 rooms and English-speaking management, this place fills up, so book ahead.

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    Hotel Morales

    The dimly lit, four-tiered colonial lobby with the stunning ceiling mural is a suitably impressive entrance to this excellent-value, central hotel. Brighter and equally brilliant is the 2nd-floor, blue-and-white-tiled, Andalucía-style courtyard. Other nooks hide fountains, bookshelves and even a rooftop pool, spa and gym. The 98 rooms are a good size, modern in style and some have Jacuzzis. Choose one (try for room 122) facing into the courtyard in the older Virreinal section of the hotel.

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    Hospedarte Chapultepec

    On a quiet residential side street in Chapultepec, this low-key hostel has pretty much everything a backpacker requires: two spotless eight-bed dorms, 10 private rooms, a hammock-filled garden, communal kitchen, free bikes, internet and wi-fi, its own bar open Wednesday to Saturday, and cheap places to eat within stumbling distance. There are plenty of traveler-related services, and inhouse events include bar crawls and barbecues. Discounts for IH card holders.

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    Quinta Real Guadalajara

    A sort of rural hacienda in a busy city, this five-star property, one of 10 in a Mexican luxury chain, is drop-dead gorgeous with its exquisite stone and ivy-covered exteriors. The lobby and bar are inviting and stylish, grounds are impeccably manicured and the service is outstanding. Choose a suite from among the 66 rooms, like garden-facing 104. There's a lovely garden pool and fully equipped gym too. It's about 1.7km west of Avenida Chapultepec.

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    Quinta Don José

    From the cozy sunken lobby to the sunny, flower-filled, kidney-shaped pool terrace complete with gurgling fountains, this charming hotel is a great place to escape while remaining in the heart of Tlaquepaque. The 18 comfortable rooms might not be as flamboyant as the gardens, but that's a minor niggle. There's a good in-house Italian restaurant called TlaquePasta as well.

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    Casa Pedro Loza

    Housed in an impressive colonial mansion in a charming part of the Centro Histórico, this hotel is a bit away from the action and a titch attitudy. The 12 rooms are each wildly different; some are chock-full of beautiful antiques, others are like garish love nests with plush headboards and garden setting Jacuzzis. Could be fun.... The retractable roof over the courtyard and the superb roof terrace are pluses.

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    Hostel HostaLife

    Run by a Mexican-Jamaican couple, this one-time-home turned laid-back hostel offers bunks and full-sized beds in mixed and all-female dorms. All have thick, comfy mattresses with linens and towels included (blankets M$30 extra). There's a spacious guest kitchen plus a breezy rooftop lounge and patio. Three standalone bathrooms are squeaky clean, though when the place is full, expect a wait.

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    Dalí Plaza Hotel

    The nine-story Dalí has recently renovated rooms with midcentury modern style – natural woods, simple lines - plus sleek amenities. Be sure to ask for a room on the upper floors, which have sweeping city views (even from the bathroom!); many on the lower floors have no windows at all. Service can be brusque but the excellent nightly rate makes up for it.

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    Posada San Pablo

    This cheery place comes complete with a central courtyard and sunny terrace. The 16 tiled rooms can be a little monkish, though the upstairs ones have balconies. There’s a spick-and-span communal kitchen and you can even (hand) wash your clothes in the old-fashioned lavandería (laundry) out back. Fans help keep you cool.

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    Gran Hotel Zapotlán

    This awesomely old-style hotel, set on the western side of the main plaza with a pretty tiled atrium full of hanging plants and enormous metal urns, has plenty of character. The 82 rooms spread over four floors and looking into the courtyard cannot be described as luxurious, but for the price they are money well spent.

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    Villa San Francisco

    This very swish property with 13 rooms of varying size and degree of luxury faces the lake from the boardwalk. Rooms all have fireplaces and are themed; Hollywood is large and over the top while Jazz is right in the back garden. The two-level Safari, a kind of villa suite, sleeps four. Always a warm welcome here.

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    Hotel Reforma

    A spic-n-span hotel in the heart of downtown, Hotel Reforma makes for a convenient and comfortable stay. The rooms are dated – flower bedspreads, old school TVs, no air-con – but the beds are comfy and there's wi-fi and hot water. Staff are friendly and accommodating too. A good option for a night or two.