Guadalajara Journals

Guadalajara - A Quicky Visit

An April 2005 trip to Guadalajara by JesusW

Hotel Casagrande Photo, Guadalajara, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We were there just 3 days for a concert. The city is busy but not too crazy. Here are some little recommendations for you.

Camino Real Guadalajara

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Hotel

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This is supposed to be a Grand Tourism hotel, but it’s not anymore by a long time. I came to this hotel on a work trip, we were doing all the logistics for a concert at the bullfight ring Plaza de Toros la Nueva Esperanza, and the company had decided to lodge all of us here (artist, musicians, crew, and administrators). The facilities look good at first sight, but the truth comes after the first minutes. The hotel has many nicely manicured gardens and fountains and a couple of swimming pools, all of them look good enough, but are not especially creative or catching to the eye. You have to take a loooooong walk around the corridors of the hotel, as the rooms are spread out and only t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Camino Real Guadalajara
AV VALLARTA NO 5005
Guadalajara, Mexico 45040
52-333-134-2424

Hotel Casagrande

Hotel | "Hotel Casagrande Aeropuerto"

Hotel Casagrande Photo, Guadalajara, Mexico
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This is a very convenient hotel if you are flying a lot into Guadalajara, it's located just across the street from the arrivals area, and there is an elevated passage linking it directly in case of bad weather.

The hotel is a bit old and needs some remodelation but is very convenient and has many spacious meeting rooms. There is a skybridge connecting the meeting rooms with the arrival area of the airport, so there is no excuse during bad weather.

The rooms are ample and the ones with a view to the roofed patio have ample sun light to work while you are at your desk.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 7, 2006

Hotel Casagrande
Circuito Interior 1 Aeropuerto
Guadalajara, Mexico 45659
+52 333-678-9000

Santo Coyote Restaurant and Bar

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Restaurant

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We were there to celebrate a coworker's birthday. Santo Coyote caters towards couples, families with older children, and especially tourists (Mexican and internationals). This is an amazing place. They have hanged cocoon lamps from the trees and some of the roofs around the garden, creating a very relaxing (and romantic) atmosphere. You dine in the middle of a great garden with fountains, waterfalls, trees, etc., and you don't feel confined to a room or notice that there are hundreds of other persons dining at the same time. Waiters are dressed Ranchero style, as Jalisco is the birthplace of tequila and mariachis. The furniture is old hacienda style, and so the decoration: big paintings with old r...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Santo Coyote Restaurant and Bar
Lerdo de Tejada 2379
Guadalajara, Mexico
01 33 3616 6978

Tacos Minerva

Restaurant

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This place is open 24 hours a day and very conveniently located just 2 blocks from the fountain Fuente de la Minerva, a landmark. This is a clean and very typical Mexican restaurant located on a busy corner, with a good parking lot (it’s not easy to get in other restaurants of this kind). They serve tacos de carnitas (pork tacos); tacos al pastor (pork marinated and cooked on a vertical rotisserie-like thing); and the specialty of the city, tortas ahogadas (literally drowned tortas/sandwiches). These are really famous in Mexico, with the origin clearly in Guadalajara. You get a telera (small cousin of the baguette, hamburger size) with roasted pork insi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 25, 2005

Tacos Minerva
Av. Vallarta 4100, 2 blocks from the fountain
Guadalajara, Mexico