$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

4 stars
Av. Corona 243 - Historic Downtown, Guadalajara, 44100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
327 reviews
Great Hotel

The Hotel Morales was great. Located in downtown Guadalajara is walking distance from everything.... See full review

  • Nube viajera
  • Jun 29, 2014
Great Experience

This hotel is marvellous, the arcitecture and location makes it stand out. The service was great,... See full review

  • Jalisco man
  • Jun 26, 2014
Colonial and Historic Building, which was built in the 19th century. It is located three blocks away from the Metropolitan Cathedral. Under the management of Mr. Luis Morales Serrano became during several decades as the bullfighters' hotel, which for many people it still is.

This building is identified with a whole period of Guadalajara's history.

The Hotel offers the most modern and updated equipments and facilities combined with a classical colonial ambient and "climate". Everything focused for the comfort and enjoyment of all our distinguished guests, assuring and warranting that it will be a trip and a meeting back with the past of this great place.

It Might be mentioned as a curious aside that there are rumors and legends about tunnels that connect Hotel Morales to the Metropolitan Cathedral (about 1/2 mi. away). The date and reasons by which these underground passages were forgotten and cancelled remain unknown. Likewise, the use they were given is a mystery but their existence does give an enigmatic touch to Hotel Morales.

The Hotel Morales is classified as Artistic Heritage and Architectonical Jewel of the city of Guadalajara. It is also under protection of the INAH (National Anthropology and History Board of Mexico).

Amenities:

- Free in-room high-speed internet access
- Laptop size safety deposit box in rooms
- Meeting rooms for up to 100 people
- Restaurant
- Live show lobby-bar - Panoramic flat roof
- Camera surveillance for public areas
- Valet laundry
- Baby-sitting upon request
- 24 hrs. medical service
- Car rental service
- Taxi & limo service
- Photocopier & fax service
- Room service from 7:00am to 10:30pm
- Vending machines
- Exercise room
- Mini-store
- Business center
- Free luggage custody
- Money exchange - Newspapers
- Free parking
- Elevator

Hotel Map

20.6729 -103.3462
Area served
Guadalajara's Historic Downtown.
Nearby airports
Miguel Hidalgo International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel is located in Downtown & Colonial Guadalajara, and walking distance to everywhere: like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government Palace, Degollado Theatre, Museums, Banks, Shopping Areas and World Heritage "Hospicio Cabañas". The Hotel itself is a reference point.

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Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core Rooms

Junior Suite
This room offers two double beds with colonial architecture & decoration, hotel's widest suites, free high-speed internet access, color & cable t.v. with remote control, air conditioner with remote control, electronic safe box, wood floor, lights master control, telephone, coffee maker, wardrobe, iron & ironing board, private bathroom with shower & hairdryer, mini-refrigerator.
Imperial Suite with Jacuzzi
This room offers one king bed with colonial architecture & decoration, free high-speed internet access, color & cable t.v. with remote control, air conditioner with remote control, electronic safe box, wood floor, alarm & radio clock, lights master control, telephone, coffee maker, wide wardrobe, iron & ironing board, private bathroom with shower & hairdryer, jacuzzi, music device, mini-refrigerator.
Double Suite
This room offers two double beds with colonial architecture & decoration, free high-speed internet access, color & cable t.v. with remote control, air conditioner with remote control, electronic safe box, wood floor, lights master control, telephone, coffee maker, wardrobe, iron & ironing board, private bathroom with shower & hairdryer.
Single Suite
This room offers one queen bed with colonial architecture & decoration, free high-speed internet access, color & cable t.v. with remote control, air conditioner with remote control, electronic safe box, wood floor, lights master control, telephone, coffee maker, wardrobe, iron & ironing board, private bathroom with shower & hairdryer.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

El Ruedo
Restaurant "El Ruedo" International and Mexican Food. Open daily 07:00 - 22:30.
La verbena
Panoramic Flat Roof "La Verbena" International and Mexican Food. Open according to season

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1300

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (327)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
327 out of 327
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.5

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tritonavy
San Diego, CA
Nov 16, 2009

Great Hotel in Great Location

Great colonial hotel in great location. Noise echoes thru the hotel, but A/C in each room drowns out the noise. Staff superb and helpful. Good dining, but food locations in central GDL are lacking. Must travel to get a decent meal! Hotel will begin an expantion starting in November 2009 as they have acquired the colonial hotel next door. Will have 100 rooms, pool, meeting rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Great tortilla soup!

Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
May 30, 2009

Would stay again

GREAT locacation. Staff were very friendly and helpful. While I speak Spanish, there was always an English speaking staff member available. Easy walk or inexpensive cab ride to where ever I needed to go. Room was modern, clean, comfortable, quiet. GREAT value for the price. Would stay again, and highly recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 22, 2007

Great service and hospitality.

The employees were very nice and actually remembered our previous visit. Excellent hotel, nice rooftop views and quiet areas to relax. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, great assistance in providing us with maps and directions. Showers are spacious and very clean. Excellent Hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Historical sites just a few blocks away. Beautiful horse carriages right in front of hotel!

Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tampa Bay, FL
Jul 26, 2010

Great location, lovely hotel!

Great hotel and they are adding 30 more rooms in the building next door. The staff was very helpful. A lively trio played in the lobby on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I read previous reviews before making the reservations and the information was very useful. La Chata, and La Gorda were great places to enjoy well made typical food. The bubbling beef molcajete at the Maestranza (the famous bullfighting bar)was yummy and they had an enjoyable non traditional flamenco group performing. Bariachi with folkloric and mariachi performances was worth it. The filet in mole negro was fabulous. We went to two performances at the Teatro Degollado, a gem of a theater with excellent acoustics. Ask for a seat from which the stage view is not obstructed by the balcony pillars. The three of us agreed that the whole experience is worth a return visit!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
Jul 16, 2010

Great Hotel in Centro historico

This hotel is a gem. The locals we met agreed that it was a lovely property, much nicer than some of the more well-known hotels in Centro of Guadalajara. It is an historic building that sat empty for almost 30 years (because of the downturn in the downtown area) until it was completely restored in 2003-2005. Service was very friendly and helpful (even with my miserable Spanish, in a city that does not have as many English-speakers as some other cities in Mexico). It is close to everything downtown, as well as to stops for the major tourist bus routes. It is not a particularly large hotel, which is a plus in my book.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Mar 6, 2008

Great Location

The Hotel Morales was more than we bargained for. Awesome staff, great location, close to everything-shops, museums, etc. Their breakfast buffet is the best! The rooms were nice, very clean, huge showers. Very pretty hotel overall. We liked it so much, we went back to that hotel at the end of our trip. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

1. Take a 5 minute cab drive to Obregon (women's assessory heaven). 2. Take a carriage ride (across the street), for $20 you can take an hour-long tour through historic Guadalajara.

Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tampa Bay, FL
Jul 26, 2010

Great location, lovely hotel!

Great hotel and they are adding 30 more rooms in the building next door. The staff was very helpful. A lively trio played in the lobby on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I read previous reviews before making the reservations and the information was very useful. La Chata, and La Gorda were great places to enjoy well made typical food. The bubbling beef molcajete at the Maestranza (the famous bullfighting bar)was yummy and they had an enjoyable non traditional flamenco group performing. Bariachi with folkloric and mariachi performances was worth it. The filet in mole negro was fabulous. We went to two performances at the Teatro Degollado, a gem of a theater with excellent acoustics. Ask for a seat from which the stage view is not obstructed by the balcony pillars. The three of us agreed that the whole experience is worth a return visit!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Diego, California
Jul 7, 2011

Hotel Morales in Guadalajara - Historic

We will highly recommend Hotel Morales to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Historic center of town. I would like to clone the cleanliness, friendliness, appearance, and overall hotel's staff disposition and quality in every other hotel. This is the equivalent of a great 4 star U.S hotel with a much beautiful history, decor and location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

CHAI - is sort of a coffee shop/Deli and restaurant all in one. The food is simple but very good, the prices are very reasonable and the staff is friendly. They serve good options for breakfast, nice selection of sandwiches and smoothies, fresh squeezed fruit juices, and martinis are only $2.90.

Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
viole
Italy
Aug 23, 2011

Great hotel in the historic center

this hotel is in a fantastic locatio of the historic center of Guadalajara, wether you travel for business or family it suits perfectly. Beautiful courtyard , great service, and the service at the restaurant was great. It is great to visit the city on walking distance and feel the atmosphere of the most Mexican city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

La chata-La gorda typical dinning inexpensive

Review of Hotel Morales Historical & Colonial Downtown Core

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 21, 2008

Amazing Accommodations

Hotel Moralis what centrally located and in the middle of everything. Beautiful architecture is the most stricky aspect of this place. I kept pinching myself to make sure I wasn't dream.. The room are very spacious and clean. Super FAST service for everything. The best stay I have had for the money. You can't beat it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

You will be in te middle of everything

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