Guadalajara Hotels and Accommodation
(Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
Accommodation in Guadalajara suits all budgets and most requirements, with hotel rates rising during the main holiday seasons.
Hotels and all lodging in Guadalajara are at their most expensive between December and April, and again in July and August, when many families choose to visit Jalisco and its stunning Pacific Coast.
If you are planning to stay in Guadalajara for several days or more, you will often be able to negotiate a better hotel rate by simply asking and shopping around for the best value accommodation, if you have the time.
Where to Stay
Guadalajara has plenty of budget accommodation, although the cheapest hotels are fairly spread out and located within various pockets all over the city. However, a number of reasonably priced hotels can be found within central Guadalajara (Zona Centro) and if you are intending to spend your time within the downtown district, it is sensible to look for accommodation in this area.
For backpackers looking for value lodging, downtown Guadalajara features two main youth hostels, although amenities are understandably basic. Other cheap hotels in this part of Guadalajara lie within the Maestranza area, such as the extremely historic Hotel Francés, which is more than 400 years old and an important local landmark, being the most historic hotel in the whole city.
Also lookout for centrally located accommodation along the bustling Avenida La Paz, which is amongst the most notable thoroughfares in Guadalajara and well placed for sightseeing. Tourists staying in hotels along the Avenida La Paz will also be able to enjoy the nightlife, with many nearby clubs, bars and restaurants.
Close to Guadalajara's state governmental offices, hotels and accommodation options along the Avenida Juárez are just a short walk away from the lively San Juan de Dios market, which offers a true taste of local life. Next to the historic district of Guadalajara, hotels on the Avenida Ninos Héroes are especially popular with business travellers, being close to a number of commercial areas. Families will also find well-placed hotels in this part of Guadalajara, with a number featuring lush tropical gardens, terraces, pools and spas.