Stone-and-brick walls, colonial arches, and objets d'art fill this luxury hotel's public areas. Suites are plush, though on the small side, with neocolonial-style furnishings, original art, and faux fireplaces. Master suites have separate seating areas with love seats and marble-top desks. For a bit more, the Grand Class suites have luxurious touches like round whirlpool tubs. The wood-floor gym is outfitted with the latest equipment and plasma-screen TVs.
Feb 12, 2010
We stayed here for 3 nights in February of 07. We got a terrific rate of only $150 per night. The hotel was a "starred" hotel in my 2007 Fodor's guide and we have no complaints about the hotel or staff, except that the concierge gave us wrong advice as to where to find a Ticketmaster location. The rooms were lovely and the food and service were excellent. The location was not in the central historic area but in Minerva and a short bus ride away
from the core.
Feb 11, 2010
We just spent nine nights in Guadalajara and found the Quinta Real to be one of the finest properties we've been to. It's hard to believe that such an up to date hotel is actually 25 years old. It's designed in a repro Hacienda style with low rise buildings and beautifully maintained gardens. From the minute we arrived, the staff were polite and professional. We had been up-graded to a Grand suite room which was very large with a comfortable sitting
area. It had a flat screen TV and a large, marble bathroom with two vanities and a big jacuzzi. Twice daily maid service kept the room immaculately clean. And I'm a sucker for the Lindt truffles they put on the pillows. We booked a rate which included daily breakfast. We had discovered the BandB rate ($169.00 - $10.00 pp more than room only) on Preferred Hotels website and the hotel matched it. It was a great deal particularly since weekend bkfst was a grand buffet. We had two dinners at the hotel and the food was excellent with a high standard of attentive service. The hotel does a pretty good job of up-dating. They recently put in a large business centre with several complimentary computers. Their new fitness centre is very well equipped. There is free WiFi in the public areas. They are in the process of extending it to all rooms and during the set-up period, it's free! I spoke to the extremely pleasant Front Office Manager and suggested that they provide complimentary Wifi on a permanent basis. Our only disappointment was with the very pleasant, but young and seemingly inexperienced concierge. We had a problem attempting to rent a car. I asked for her help but she was unable exercise much influence over the company ( National ) in question. I attributed this in part to the fact that, I believe, there is very little leisure tourism in Guadalajara, and consequently very infrequent car rental. The hotel did offer me an apparently dependable car to rent with a local company but at a rate about three times the rate available through international companies. Also, the jacuzzi in the room was slightly dated - the jets were fixed from age and the air vents had been sealed. The fibreglass had lost some lustre and the non-slip pads slightly soiled. I think largely as a result of the paucity of foreign tourists, the people of Guadalajara ( hoteliers, taxi drivers, waiters, etc.) were absolutely delightful. At no time did we feel taken advantage of or personally insecure. While the hotel is a fair distance ( ten minutes by cab ) from the historic centre - an extremely interesting area - it is located in the heart of the Zona Minerva which is the business/trendy part of town. There was a good selection of excellent restaurants nearby.
Feb 25, 2007
A true luxury hotel. The grounds are gorgeous, the rooms and very nicely appointed, the employees are knowledgeable and gracious. The food is very good. The only complaint is that the service at the restaurant is a little slow. Everything else is just perfect