Welcome to my comprehensive post on where to stay in Guadalajara, Mexico! If you’re planning a visit to this vibrant city, you’ll want to know the best areas to stay in, the top hotels and accommodations, and insider tips on making the most of your stay. From budget-friendly options to luxury hotels, we’ve got you covered. Discover the ideal neighborhoods, attractions, and amenities for your trip with our in-depth recommendations. Whether you’re a business traveler, a culture enthusiast, or a foodie, this guide will help you find the perfect place to stay in Guadalajara. Read on and get ready for an unforgettable stay in this dynamic city!
In my opinion, there are three main sections of the city to stay in to fully maximize your time and enjoyment: Zona Centro, Colonia Americana, and Tlaquepaque. In each section, the hotels/hostels have been organized from most affordable to most expensive.
Stay in Guadalajara’s Centro
The Zona Centro of Guadalajara is where you will find all of the older, traditional tourist attractions, such as Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Liberación, the Cathedral, etc.
230 pesos per night for a bunk in a shared dorm ($12.75)
500 pesos – 800 pesos per night for private rooms ($27)
The Hostel Lit Guadalajara offers free Wi-Fi, a community kitchen and a sauna. It is located near the Government Palace and also includes a restaurant and bar. The rooms have shared bathrooms. Hot water is available 24-hours.
The hostel also offers computer rentals, laundry facilities and tour information. This hostel cannot accommodate children.
500 pesos – 700 pesos for private rooms ($27 – $38)
200 pesos – 300 pesos for bunks in shared dorm ($11 – $16)
The Hostel Hospedarte Centro is just 3 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral and Plaza de Armas. It offers modern private rooms and shared dormitories with free Wi-Fi. Each dorm at the hostel has individual lockers, fans and a balcony. Some private rooms also have private bathroom & cable TV. Bed linen, towels and a cleaning service are included, and guests have access to shared bathrooms.
A daily continental breakfast is included, and guests can also prepare meals in the shared kitchen. Hostel Hospedarte Centro offers a TV lounge and with a pool table, sofas and hammocks. The staff can provide city maps and information about the city and surrounding area. The hostel also organizes pub crawls, tequila nights and visits to watch the Lucha Libre wrestling at the nearby Coliseo Arena. There are also daily tours to Tequila town and Chapala Lake.
900 pesos – 1500 pesos per night ($49 – $83)
The One Guadalajara Centro Histórico has one of the best locations. It is RIGHT on Plaza de Armas, with the potential of having a window that allows you to wake up and go to sleep with the most beautiful plaza of the city. It is also very affordable for its location.
Rooms are on the smaller side, but maybe it’s not a big deal if you’re out on the town most of the day anyways.
Continental Breakfast is included.
1400 pesos – 3500 pesos per night ($77 – $194)
The prices really depend on the type of room you choose. Room with a terrace, including breakfast, size of bed, etc.
I stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton Guadalajara for 3 nights.
The location was perfect. Right next to the Plaza de Armas and the main cathedral. It’s super easy to walk to many of the tourist attractions in the center. There are security guards at the front door 24hrs/day so it felt very safe. The people working here were very friendly.
There is a rooftop bar and restaurant with a great view of the cathedral and Plaza de Armas, which is beautiful especially at night. When you check-in, you’ll receive a voucher for 15% off food here. If you leave a credit card open with the front desk, you can charge your meals/drinks to the room. If not, you can just pay on the spot like you would at any restaurant.
There are several types of rooms. Some have great views, and some well, barely have a view at all. Unfortunately I ended up with a room that has a “view” of a hallway, so I kept the curtains closed the whole time. Not having daylight coming into the room feels a bit disorienting, so make sure to book a room with a window and don’t make my mistake.
The rooms were comfortable and very clean. Two water bottles are provided in the room, and there is a small fridge. There is also a large closet for hanging clothes.
The perfect location if you want to be downtown.
Stay in Colonia Americana in Guadalajara
Colonia Americana is just west of Zona Centro. It is a more modern, trendy, and hip neighborhood, filled with coffee shops, juice bars, and vegan restaurants. If you’re looking for something more chill, but still close to the center and easy to get around, Colonia Americana could be it for you! If I ever go back to Guadalajara, this is the neighborhood I’m staying in!
500 pesos – 700 pesos for private rooms ($27 – $38)
200 pesos – 300 pesos for bunks in shared dorm ($11 – $16)
The Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec has a large garden with hammocks, a roof terrace and a fully equipped shared kitchen. The rooms offer modern décor, cable TV and a private bathroom and shower. All rooms include Continental breakfast and free WiFi.
The hostel is a 10 minute drive, or 20 minute walk from the centro. You can also take the subway. The tour desk can help guests arrange a host of activities, including tours of the city’s historic and important sights.
2000 – 2500 pesos per two nights ($110 – $138)
There is a two night minimum to stay here.
This is one of the best neighborhoods. It’s not right in the centro, but it’s an easy train ride away. This neighborhood is quiet and has trendy great cafes, restaurants, and shops. Free parking is available.
These are apartments and not a hotel. Great location, clean, and good value for money. There is even a washing machine. The spacious apartment has 2 separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and oven, and a living room with a flat-screen TV. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.
1700 – 3000 pesos per night ($94 – $166)
In a great location, not farm from the center of Guadalajara, Ekléctic Hotel Boutique provides air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a restaurant. The hotel is not far from the Expiatorio Temple and around 1.7 km from Revolution Park. The accommodation features room service, a 24-hour front desk and organizes tours for guests.
At the hotel, the rooms have a patio. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain units at Ekléctic Hotel Boutique also provide guests with a city view. At the accommodation every room has bed linens and towels.
An American breakfast is available daily at Ekléctic Hotel Boutique.
There are great vegan/veg restaurants, cool cafes, and vintage shops all around. This neighborhood is much more quiet than anything in the center. Stay here to escape the chaos of the city.
4000 pesos – 6000 pesos per two nights ($220-$332)
There is a 2-night minimum. Weekend pricing tends to increase.
La Perla Hotel Boutique B&B is just a 15-minute walk to the centro. However, it is just 500m from the Tren Ligero subway station if you want to ride into town. It offers free Wi-Fi access and a free cocktail hour, as well as laundry, luggage storage, and BBQ facilities on the property. The bathroom includes bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some units have furnished balconies and a seating area. They are decorated in a colonial and elegant style.
6000 pesos – 10,000 pesos per three nights ($332 – $554)
There is a 3-night minimum. Weekend pricing tends to increase.
The Famous – Luxury apartment in Chapultepec is not a hotel, but a luxury apartment, which provides free WiFi, a rooftop pool and free private parking for guests who drive. The apartments have a balcony overlooking the street, a garden, as well as a 24-hour front desk which can organize tours for guests.
The spacious apartment is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with city views. The air-conditioned unit at the property features a shower and a dressing room. There is also a private entrance that is protected by full-day security.
Stay in Tlaquepaque
Tlaquepaque is a pueblo mágico in the state of Jalisco. It was once its own town, but has now been absorbed by the larger city of Guadalajara, and is now seen as more of a barrio than a separate town.
475 pesos – 875 pesos for double and triple rooms ($26 – $48)
The Hostal Tlaquepaque is in the pueblo mágico barrio of Guadalajara, and has accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel has family rooms. It’s a 10 minute walk to the subway to go to Guadalajara centro. All rooms have bed linen, and a continental breakfast is included.
Hostal Tlaquepaque can provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.
1360 pesos for a private room with a double bed ($75)
The San Pietro Boutique Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, and free WIFI. Each room here will provide you with a cable TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can enjoy garden view from the rooms.
There is a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace, luggage storage, and a tour desk. The hotel is 4 km from Jose Cuervo Express Train, 5 km from Guadalajara Cathedral and 100 m from Tlaquepaque Regional Ceramic Museum. Guadalajara Airport is 15 km away. You can also take the subway to the city center.
1600 pesos per night for a double room ($88)
This hotel is in the historic centre of Tlaquepaque, and just a 20-minute drive from downtown Guadalajara. It’s a 10 minute walk to the subway that can take you to the centro as well. The hotel as an outdoor pool and gardens, free Wi-Fi and free private parking.
Casa Tlaquepaque Hotel Galeria offers charming rustic-style décor, with terracotta tiled floors and wooden and wicker furniture. There is a peaceful internal courtyard, a delicious breakfast room and a lounge with a fireplace. Each room includes flat-screen cable TV, a fan and a telephone. The private bathrooms have a shower and free toiletries. The hotel’s 24-hour reception can arrange guided tours, car hire and transfers around the local area. Guadalajara International Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.
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