Casa Alebrijes Hotel

 
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Colorful boutique hotel in the center of gay nightlife
Stay with family at this adorable hotel located in the city's gay neighborhood.

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    • LuckyMN
      LuckyMN Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My New Home Away From Home
      AREA: First off, don't be misled by the neighborhood. It's basically a printing/graphic design district that shuts down in the evening. However, the hotel is in a location where you can walk to so many things. I never once used a taxi except to/from the airport. I walked everywhere and once I took the Macrobus (only 7 pesos) to the zoo. I absolutely felt safe wherever I walked during the day or after dark. The people here are really friendly and were willing to put up with my limited use of the Spanish language. I tried :) HOTEL: Seeing the very basic exterior of the building first, I wouldn't have expected to find such a beautifully designed interior. My absolute favorite feature was the atrium fountain as I really enjoyed falling asleep each night to the sound of the falling water. My suite was very comfortable, nicely appointed and it's a great value for the price. A very complete continental breakfast is served every morning in a lovely dining room. The two young men looking after the guests were delightful. OTHER: The owner, John, was extremely accommodating. He knew that I'd be arriving very early in the morning and made arrangements so that I could catch a few hours of sleep before we worked through additional check-in details and so I could more fully absorb the orientation information. I normally plan activities in advance, but I trusted John when he said that I should wait until I arrived. That was a good choice because I found it very easy to make decisions on what to do at the start of each day. I am planning to return once or twice more this year because of the great experience I had and because there is so much to see and do in this fascinating city.

    • NorteAmericano
      NorteAmericano Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Casa Alebrijes
      I stayed at Casa Alebrijes for 10-days last month and highly-recommend it. The hotel is beautiful, clean, safe and well run. It is centrally located so makes for the perfect gay travel experience, but is suitable for straight or other travellers. The owner has done a fantastic job of creating a very nice hotel that I greatly enjoyed having as my base as I enjoyed El Ciudad de Fuentes! David

    • jlp2
      jlp2 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Excellent place to stay in Guadalajara!
      This place is very unassuming from the outside but once you step in, it feels like a little oasis. It felt very safe walking around that area day and night. The fountain, the decor, the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Excellent location to the downtown and historic area of the city. Walking distance to everything and in the middle of the gay hood. Prices are very reasonable, especially if you are paying with American $. John, the manager is a great host and very helpful in providing recommendations to places in the city. As per his suggestion, three of us went to have lunch at the “fonda de San Miguel” (if I’m not mistaken) and we were very impressed with the restaurant. Very old Mexican décor and the food was really good and great prices. The restaurant gave us free margaritas once we mentioned we were staying at Casa Alebrijes. In conclusion, I highly recommend Casa Alebrijes whenever you are in Guadalajara. A great, safe, beautiful, comfortable, well located “casa” because it does fell like a home. FYI I only saw gay men in the premises but I'm quite sure it would be great for anybody within the gay community..

    • Tbosen
      Tbosen Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Absolutely beautiful!,
      This property is spectacular. Attention to color schemes, decor, cleanliness, and comfort. The bed, linens, and pillows were high quality and even grounded electrical outlets! Close to great clubs, and the proprietor has great connections to nearby good restaurants. Clean, secure and comfortable...what more to ask for? Oh yes...this place has 5 (yes 5!) wireless routers for great and reliable high speed Internet connectivity. I will be back =)

    • Inconsiderate owner ruined my stay, loud bar nearby
      My first mistake I made was prepaying for the hotel for my week stay, January 9 - 16, 2012. When I was checking in to the hotel, John, the owner, told me in a very condescending way, to "RELAX" when I politely asked for some information. When I went to eat a continental breakfast the first two days I was staying there, I partially opened the blinds in the dining area because I wanted a little light during my breakfast. The owner on both occasions and without explanation just closed the blinds. I think there was one or two other hotel guests there at that time and neither were bothered by the blinds being opened a bit. I spent most of the other mornings eating in the courtyard and told the owner why I was, I believe he opened the blinds a bit on one occasion after that. I also asked the owner for a blanket after my first night because I got really cold. The owner told me to use the bed cover. I told him the bed cover was rough and a blanket would be more comfortable. John never gave me a blanket. One morning the owner promised to serve breakfast early because three of us were going on a early morning tour that the owner had booked. The owner didn't open up early as he had promised and then when he did, I had to wait for him to serve himself breakfast first, dishing up a large bowl of fruit one spoonful at a time, unconcerned that we were in a rush and keeping me from being able to finish my breakfast before the tour. The owner also conducted his business meetings in the courtyard, in front of my room, making it difficult for me to enjoy the quiet. There is also a loud bar nearby and you can hear the music over the fountains in the courtyard. The owner suggested I go to a spa that was under construction and was a total rip off. The fumes got so bad, I decided to leave. The owner refused to take a written request that I had made one morning, telling me in a condescending way to give it to him later. The owner also trashed a gay hotel in Puerto Vallarta saying that he was told that the sheets were stained. I stayed ended up staying at that hotel for a week, didn't have stained sheets, and had a great time. The room was nice but the shower door kept coming off the track and you had to move the television and cable box separately because they were on separate shelves. Overall my biggest complaint was that the that the owner seemed to be more concerned about his own happiness than his guests. Serving himself breakfast first, closing the blinds because he wanted the blinds closed because he was eating with the guests and sometimes monopolizing the conversation, and conducting his business in the courtyard. I wish I would have stayed somewhere else.

    • pianaman
      pianaman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Beautiful Boutique Hotel
      This is a lovely, fresh, newly appointed hotel where the details have been taken care of! Beautiful rooms surrounding an open courtyard with fountain. John, the owner, is most gracious and very helpful. Great location for touring and clubbing! I will definitely return!

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