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Casa Alebrijes Gay Hotel - Caters to LGBT Guests

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

From the moment of my arrival I was pleased with my choice of lodging. Casa Alebrijes is beautiful, clean, spacious, and comfortable. My room on the second floor opened onto the courtyard, and the sound of the fountain was pleasant and relaxing. The private bathroom has a large shower with lots of hot water. The queen bed had the most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on in Mexico--frequent travelers will know how important that is. The decor is colorful and the 15 ft high ceiling in my room was painted with clouds. John, the owner, had been helpful in selecting a room, and he accommodated a challenging arrival time (due to airport delays). He provides a brief, but thorough, orientation for first time visitors. In addition to maps, John has created highly personalized recommendation lists for restaurants, night life, transportation, sightseeing, and travel essentials. Throughout my stay he continued to assist, and his recommendations were excellent! The location is convenient to the historic center; the ten minute walk to the cathedral plaza takes you through some great shopping. The Plaza de las Nueve Esquinas (9 corners) is three blocks from the hotel and has restaurants and bars serving locals. Avenida Juarez is a major thoroughfare nearby which has lots of shopping and a few late-night restaurants. Directly across from the hotel is a dancing school which teaches folkloric dance several nights a week, and this provided a welcome taste of local culture. Although the neighborhood is commercial--apparently a graphic design and printing district--the daily bustle subsides by evening and noise was never a problem. The hotel's distinctive lighting makes it very easy to find at night. One important caution: sidewalks are maintained directly by the neighborhood property owners, and in some places they are treacherous, especially after dark. Self-serve breakfast is included and available daily til noon. Cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, coffee, and fruit juice provide a simple, but sufficient to start the day. If a hot meal is desired, several nearby cafeterias serve breakfast. Although I prefer to walk, Uber is convenient and very inexpensive. Remember to inform your bank that you'll be traveling so that your payments will clear. Unlike in the States, the option to pay cash exists, but I found it easier to use my regular payment method. During the entire stay my Uber costs were less than $20 USD. I look forward to another pleasant stay at the Casa Alebrijes!

This is a beautifully restored and decorated small hotel a few blocks from all of the sights and shopping in Guadalajara's historic center. The owner, John, was very welcoming and provided us with lots of info regarding tours, things to do and sights to see, as this was our first visit to GDL. Built around a central courtyard and a big fountain the 2nd floor room, with ensuite, was comfortable, had nice amenities and ours had a king bed. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again in the future. This turned out to be a small gem!

Casa Alebrijes has spacious rooms around a peaceful courtyard. Sleeping with the sound of the fountain was very relaxing. The neigborhood is odd - maybe it was because of the holiday season, but all streets around seemed empty night and day. We never felt unsafe, but there are definitely more lively and more beautiful areas around Guadalajara. The owner John was friendly and helpful. There were still quite awkward moments of silence when talking to him - one morning we were the only guests having breakfast and shared a table with John - he didn't bother to ask about our time in GDL, and only answered questions in a one-worded manner. Don't get me wrong, John was always available and profesional, but we've been to other hotels in Mexico where we felt more welcome. Still, good value, good location for nightlife (not for restaurants), very clean. If your main interest is nightlife, Casa Alebrijes is certainly a good choice.

This place is perfect. First of all, do not plan to rent a car to stay here, as everything you need is within walking distance, or you can take Uber. Unless you are really familiar with the area, I think driving would be a bit tricky. The owner, John, is a delight and very very helpful. The room we had was with a king size bed and was very comfortable with a great private bathroom (unlike the one we had at a "spa hotel" we stayed after being here). The rooms are well kept and the TV works (again, unlike the "spa hotel" - that is if you had one). He offers a continental breakfast starting at 9 AM, and it is perfect for starting the day. John is also a wealth of information and tips. He also had some great suggestions for meals and other attractions. We never at all felt intruded upon, and there were not a lot of guests at the time we were there, but did enjoy having conversations with two guests at one of the breakfasts. We would highly recommend staying here and would have no reservations about going back again. It is worth the value, and again, best of all, within walking distance of attractions in the historic district.

Every month I have to go to Guadalajara on business. This hotel is my home away from home. I always book one of the King Suites - lots of room and #4 has an en suite Jacuzzi. There is one concern - if you're allergic to cigarette smoke or suffer from asthma - or you simply won't tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke - then you should know that smoking is allowed in the hotel.

Probably the best hotel I have had the pleasure of staying in during numerous visits to Mexico over the years. The owner, John, is helpful and accomodating. The rooms are clean and large and the hotel has great security. Plus you get breakfast. Can not fault the hotel, staff nor management.

Everything about this casa is just great. Beautiful decor on top of amazing architecture. They rooms were comfy and the location was just great for us. John, the owner, gave us great advice on restaurants as well as other things to do/see. We stayed for 2 weeks and really got to know the city; we already miss it and can't wait to be back.

Convenient location and the knowledgeable, friendly owner/operator and the beautiful, high-quality decor make Casa Alebrijes a great place to call home during your stay in Guadalajara. The lobby is calm and beautiful as are the rooms. My room was large, with comfortable, high-quality furniture and bed. The whole indoor environment is beautiful, calm and tastefully decorated -- a nice place to relax before heading out and enjoying the sights and sounds of the central historic district of Guadalajara. John, the owner/operator, made himself available throughout my stay to provide advice on what to see and where to eat. I will definitely stay at Casa Alebrijes on my next trip to Guadalajara.

I stayed there for the first time and was blown away at how adorable and nice this little place was! From the moment you arrive, john, the owner, welcomes you and makes you feel at home. At check in, you're given a pair of slippers and a cute "Albrejas" of a turtle. The location is perfect, in the heart of the historic district on a quiet street. The relaxing sound of the fountain in the center court will put you sleep! Book one of the suites, it's worth the money! The rooms have at least 15 foot ceilings and is in an old house. The breakfast in the morning is pretty good too! It's definitely worth the money!

We had a great time. John gave us good advice in our travels, was kind and helpful. We cannot wait to go back. There is so much to do in Guadalajara! And this is an amazing place to stay. The breakfast was good and the accommodations were awesome! The other guests were friendly as well. I highly recommend.

Libertad 1016 Guadalajara JAL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza de Armas
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Casa Alebrijes Gay Hotel - Caters to LGBT Guests places you in Centro, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza de Armas. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 9 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located in central Guadalajara, the B&B is also near Hospicio Cabanas and University of Guadalajara Assembly Hall.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 9 AM to noon.


All 9 rooms provide free local calls, ceiling fans, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

Casa Alebrijes Gay Hotel - Caters to LGBT Guests features free WiFi in public areas and a terrace. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Suite King Bed & Sofa Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 139 reviews