Travel Blogs from Guadalajara
Stayed last night in airport land at LAX - thanks again Dylan :) A bit more local shopping for stuff (motel staff are good for this information) ... do you know that Wal-Mart even has an electronic gift registry! Then off to the airport for the last leg of an incredible journey. Anne went via Jamiaca, and me - I'm going home via Mexico - first stop …
... studio. Cantera is a volcanic stone that is soft and easily carved. Many places all over Mexico have artisans carving elaborate pieces. The finished products would be fountains, statues, columns, bird baths, mantels, wall hanging, benches, stools, busts and just about anything else in stone mixed in that you could imagine. We found a simple cantera bowl and pedestal for our fountain. Looks great!
... buses for us!
The bus trip took 5 hours, but the last 1 - 1.5 hour was just navigating the traffic from the edge of the city to the central bus depot. I was eager for the next day to roll around so that I could make my first real impression of Guadalajara. Well what can I tell you about the next morning and seeing this city in the light - ehh not too much had changed.
The next morning Amanda and I wandered from our hostel into the city centre which was about ...
... the huevos/balls) and it was hilarious. Bloody hilarious.
They managed to round up quite a crowd as they were waving their red condom hands around and fighting each other off whilst little children dared to have a peak from below inside the blue and pink condoms. What topped it off was Jodie saying in a deep, creepy man voice from within the condom "HOLA NINOS, COMO ESTAN?" ("Hello children, how are you?")
... Dripping wet floats and bands seemed to enjoy being in the parade. We stood in our front doorway to get out of the rain. George played with his new camera and got these great shots!!
The pictures speak for themselves!
WISHING ALL OF YOU A HAPPY and PROSPEROUS ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cervantes Guadalajara
Spent two nights at the hotel last week, and it was everything the girl who booked it for me said it was. Clean, convenient walk to downtown, friendly staff and great food.
Excellent location, quiet room, excellent service
I stayed at the Cervantes Nov 4 to 8 2004 and I was very delighted by the location. Everything seem to be at walking distance. I enjoyed my room on the swimming pool side which was very quiet. The service was also excellent. The swimming pool had the insulating blanket on some days which was not too inviting though. The pool area was also a bit messy. They have a very "would be nice" terrace on the roof with a view on the city but it is unfortunately not treasured.
Better and cheaper than most
I attended the International Book Fair in Guadalajara this week. The first hotel that the American Library Association paid for was less than ideal although more expensive.
I switched (after my paid for stay had run out) to the Hotel Cervantes. The hotel is convenient to the Center, well appointed, clean and well maintained.
A single room was $MN 600 per night, although I probably could have recieved a discount if I mentioned I was there for the FIL I was told after I checked out.
I recommend this hotel above the other, and in fact it is superior to the hotel for which the association was billed 95USD/ night.
I've stayed at the Cervantes several times and I'm never disappointed. During my most recent trip to Guadalajara, I wanted to try the Hotel Frances , but ran screaming into the arms of Cervantes.The rooms are spectacularly clean and the surrounding neighborhood is wonderful.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff
Spent 5 days here and loved every minute of the stay. Clean and very nice rooms. The view of the city from the rooftop is awsome. Rates are very inexpensive. I would recommend that you don't eat the salads here. Numerous people were ill because of them. Rest of the food is very good.
Hotel Cervantes... an excellent choice!!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Just returned from several days in Guadalajara, Tepic, and Puerto Vallarta (PV). This was our first stay at Hotel Cervantes in Guadalajara and we were VERY pleased: GREAT LOCATION (3 blocks to cathedral, Plaza de Armas, major shopping); ROOMS were super clean, comfortable and spacious, and .... QUIET!! (day or night); STAFF was friendly, helpful and efficient; HOTEL DINING ROOM BREAKFASTS were Excellent!! (wide menu selection, quality and quantity of food, as well as Service). "Sanborn's" was just 2 blocks away, for late evening snacks or with other tasty meals. Parking available for hotel guests, with taxis readily available at the curb. An EXCELLENT (reasonable)RATE for such caliber of service!!
We stayed at the Hotel Cervantes in Guadalajara for two weeks while studying at the IMAC Language Institute, which was nearby. Excellent service and accomodations. Centrally located. We hope to return soon! (good restaurant there, too!)
We stayed here only 1 night while visiting Guadalajara. The hotel is really nice!! The rooms are spacy with a huge bed. The bathroom seemed new and looked nice. Location of the hotel is perfect. Within 10 minutes you're near the Cathedral. Very friendly staff and the breakfast buffet is good. I can recommend this hotel to everybody.
Wonderful modern hotel.
Very clean hotel, A/C, cable tv, large bathrooms. got extra water when asked for it. Location is a little further from downtown, but well worth the extra few minutes of walk. Price very reasonable. Paid 620 pesos / night for a single.
Great place, great price
I go to Guadalajara twice a year or more, and have made the Hotel Cervantes my "second home." It is clean, quiet, friendly, and luxurious without being stuffy. The breakfast buffet is good (never tried lunch or dinner), attendants ALWAYS friendly (they actually remembered me the second time I stayed there), and I just don't have anything bad to say.