Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core
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DAY TWENTY TWO
Best: the whole experience aboard/off the Tequila Express
Worst: the lacklustre group
Up after 0600. Did a better job on the java today. Mucking around until 0650 when I took the camera for a bit of a tour around the hotel and then down to brekkie at 0705, having the place to my own for a good while. Put a name …
DAY TWENTY ONE
Best: stumbling into another World Heritage Site
Worst: the day's drizzle impacting photographic opportunities
Up at 0515 for some ablutions. Had to wait awhile for the shower water to heat up. Some emails and web news before walkabout after 0630. Seeing it was drizzling, put on my Maid of the Mist poncho. Only …
We had a nice dinner last night in the old square in Mazatlan. It was nice to be somewhere where everyone spoke pretty good English as my very broken Spanish was getting us by but not particularly well, so it was a nice break not to try and be understood! We went for a little wander after dinner but there seemed to be little else close by to see so …
... by a different trade or group. Brick layers, restaurants, cattlemen, etc. with the last night being sponsored by the Mexican Expats. Those Mexicans mostly living in the United States send money back for this final and biggest night of the festival.
Stay tuned the Virgin of Guadalupe Festival will be up next.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core Guadalajara
We just returned from nearly a week at the Hotel Morales. And we appreciate all of the advise and recommendations of those who pointed us towards this marvelous historic hotel. We agree with the advisors from B.C. below who shared wonderful suggestions for our next trip to this beautiful city and agree with their suggestion for a room away from Ave. Corona. We were very happy with room 101.
We Loved It!
This is a beautiful hotel in a great location! We loved the architecture, service and breakfast buffet! Walking distance to the main cathedral, and La Gorda and La Chata restaurants for great local food!
A Jewel of a Hotel!
We would consider Hotel Morales as the best hotel in Guadalajara. Not only is the location convenient, the staff excellent, but the ambience and cleanliness of the whole place is to be commended. Some rooms are noisier than others, esp. the ones facing to the back of the building adjacent to the discotheque. Avoid these rooms on the weekends when the loud blaring disco music blast until 4 a.m.! The food in the restaurant is very good, and you can order any item in their menus at any time of the day. Buffet breakfasts are complete...and this is the only place that serves their milk (for coffee) frothy hot! Excellent and well worth every $ spent!
We ended a six week overland trip through Mexico at this hotel. It was one of the best we stayed at, in the country. Newly renovated - wood floors, marble shower/vanity, lovely furniture and exquisite bed linen - it was a nice place to end our travels. Well maintained and very clean. Yes, it can be noisy,but having looked in at all the rooms before we chose ours, we opted for an interior room overlooking the courtyard. Just take some earplugs for the music. Never choose a room in Mexico overlooking the street, if you can help it.
We have just returned from a short stay at the Morales hotel.......it is a beautifully refurbished historical hotel, the room was great, the staff very friendly and helpful....I agree with all the other glowing reviews. On a customer service note, I was extremely impressed how the following situation was handled. When we were exiting the elevator on our way to checking out of the hotel, the clasp of my bracelet came undone and the bracelet fell down the elevator shaft! You cannot believe how quickly maintenace was called to try to retrieve the bracelet. We were on our way to the airport so could not wait. I called the hotel from the airport and they told me that they had retreived the bracelet and if I would e-mail them my address they would send it to me. I must admit I was not too hopeful. Upon my return I emailed the hotel and arranged with them to have the bracelet couriered to me. I was totally impressed when it arrived this afternoon via Fed-ex.
This review is not meant to balk at all the great things the Hotel Morales has to offer, it's merely to describe the frustrating ambiance I experienced. I was here on business, and spent an inordinate amount of time in my room.
I have to believe this hotel will continue to climb in popularity. It is excellently located near most of the Central historical sites, has a super friendly staff, and is a beautiful facillity. Situated in a completely refurbished building, the hotel still manages to meet most need of today's traveler including free Wi-Fi throughout. One note about the Wi-Fi however. Because of the buildings authentic construction, the WI-FI signals, while adequate for all floors (4 story hotel), doesn't work that well inside each room. There are however multiple common areas with comfy seats and plugs where you can log in. I suppose hardcore business travelers might have a problem with this but hopefully you are staying in GDL for vacation purposes. I also want to note that there are two computers on the ground floor that are hard-wire connected to the internet and are also free...a great plus. While i stayed in an imperial suite (a bargain at $170 US per night), I was able to peek at the other rooms as well, all nicely furnished. For those light sleepers request a room away from Avienda Corona (the main street). One small thing the hotel could improve on...area Maps. this seems to be a problem all over GDL. Most "tourist" maps lack detail and are not that helpful. GDL is enormous with many hidden gems that are hard to find. You may want to purchase a real map ahead of time.
I booked a room here based on the first review posted. I just returned from my trip, and I have to agree that this is a wonderful place. This is a hotel just blocks from the Cathedral, so it's great if you want to stay in El Centro. You get the best of both worlds - a hotel in an old building with a lot of character, but with clean, recently remodeled rooms. You will get some street noise, but you're staying in a major city, so this shouldn't be much of a surprise. The staff was extremely helpful (and I tend to be a demanding guest). I'm a female who was traveling alone, and I felt very safe here. I have to note that the matresses are VERY firm, but after chatting with travelers at other hotels in Guadalajara, it seems that this is pretty common. I would definitely stay there again.
My 2 sons and I stayed at the Hotel Morales for 3 nights and we were so impressed. After 1 night at the Hotel La Mendoza ( yuck ) we checked into the Morales and what a surprize!! New, clean, friendly and close to everything at the historical district. There are some good places to eat nearby and we felt safer than some other hotels off the beaten path.Whenever we return to Guadalajara we will definately stay here.
Just returned from Guadalajara, where I experienced a great new addition to the local hotel scene. Hotel Morales, at 243 Avenida Corona, directly across the street from Guadalaja Cathedral, & only 3 blocks from the main plazas. It's not a new hotel, but a well known local hotel with a long & colorful history, which has undergone total refurbishment by a new owners group from Spain. The building was originally a public assistance house in the late 19th century, but became known as The Bullfighter's Hotel by 1930, which not only drew the world's top bullfighters, but the stars of Mexican film & stage, as well as international sports figures. As often happens to such glorious old buildings, it faded into the sunset only to be bought & re-opened as a totally new hotel in mid-'05, after a fantastic renovation. The hotel easily ranks as 4-5 stars, but it's offering a grand opening special of 790 pesos, which includes continental breakfast. The building is officially listed as one of the Artistic Heritage & Colonial Jewels of Guadalajara, & on the National History Insitute of Mexico. It is certainly the best 4-5 star value in Guadalajara, all brand new & sparkling, yet located inside a jewel of a building. If you want sometimg for 1/2 the price however, you still can't best Posada Regis, which is hidden on the 2nd floor of a downtown building, & only 3 blocks from Hotel Morales.