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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you want a clean, simple place to stay in the Centro Historico of Guadalajara, this is a good choice. It is old with few amenities, it has good wifi, and a restaurant located on the premises. It's close to everything downtown.

Thank rtpaynetx
Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Frances is located right down next to the Cathedral of Guadalajara in the historic district! We stayed on the 3rd floor that is the top level of an magnificent 400 year old structure which has a nice view of the surrounding area. The beds were very comfortable and it may have last been renovated in the 1950's, but...

2Thank WyoRaised
Ahaus, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is by far the noisiest place I have stayed at. The hotel is very beautifull. Well worth a visit. And the lobby has great drinks. And live music. That however is the core of the problem. All rooms have shuttered windows to the central area of the hotel. The hotel being 200 years old, you hear every sound, everywhere!...

1Thank JelleGF
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Even tho it is a historic building with a lot of character and beautiful architecture and surroundings, there are more bad things than good about this hotel. Pros: -The location is great, right in the heart of downtown, right next to plaza de la liberación, teatro degollado, and the cathedral of Guadalajara. If you are looking forward a centric hotel...

1Thank Marco D
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

For the price I paid for, is one of the best deals I have ever made...really good deal. Our first day we enjoyed the mariachi at night (Friday night). Very close to many historical places in Guadalajara, restaurants (I recommend La Chata.. 5 min walk). The room was clean.. A little small, but for the price it was okay.

1Thank Alondra L
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Horrible experince in this hotel!! They are partnered with an extortionist group, they call you directly to the hotel phone room and the reception never asks if you want to recieve calls from unknown people!! They called me and they took a lot of money because they claimed to be the receptionist! I talked with thr manager and he didn't...

Thank Leslie G
San Diego, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have stayed here awhile ago with family and the personnel were very nice as the service. Actually I don't know but it's been a traditional lodging and very convenient for walking distances to great places as the San Juan de Dios market, mariachis' square and museums like the greatest Hospicio Cabanas !!! You HAVE to visit, you wouldn't regret...

1Thank hhredlin
Coachella, California
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I stayed with my husband, 5,2,8mo children and granny. Great space-We had a large room; double beds, small living area with futton couch and TV also, bathroom had jetstream tub. The matresses are okay. Extra blankets provided. It is the first Hotel in Guadalajara so it is historic, old, nice. It is not very luxurious, but we are into old...

Thank changa2u
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Reviewed 17 July 2016

3rd floor corner with windows opening to the street sounds, and birds. An old bar downstairs. A very old elevator. close to the plaza to see the flag raising and lowering. In town and many restaurants close by.

1Thank talbot983
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed 1 night loved the surroundings and style. Basic cable like 20 chann. H/C water one old but still working elevator no AC, concierge could not find our reservation even though trip advisor had already confirmed it. Nos encanto lo centrico y estilo. Tienen unos 20 canales, Agua fria y caliente un elevador biejito pero sirve....

Thank Ricardo R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The oldest hotel in the long history of Guadalajara, the Francés, was founded in 1610 as “El Mesón de San José” to provide shelter for short to traveling merchants.El más antiguo hotel en la larga historia de Guadalajara, el Francés, fue fundado en 1610 como “El Mesón de San José” para dar albergue por temporadas cortas a comerciantes viajeros. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Maestranza No. 35, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Price Range: ₹ 2,218 - ₹ 2,756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Frances 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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“If staying more than one night, get a room with a couple of beds which should give you more room to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles WyoRaised, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“historic, old, an elevator from the OLD days.”
 of 5 bubbles talbot983, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi can be spotty. When live music is played in the central lobby/courtyard, it would be very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles gsheanhjubilado, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is iffy at best.”
 of 5 bubbles edward03, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room with quick access to the terrace overlooking the city”
 of 5 bubbles salvadorz710, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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