Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Las Torres2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Think there was a convention in town, and I couldn't book a room at Hampton Inn, the Hilton, or any of the other Business Type hotels. I recognized the name Howard Johnson so I thought... "That sounds familiar - I'll stay there". The good. The Air Conditioning blew nice and cold. They stocked your bathroom with a couple of bottles of water. The bad. Towels looked like they have seen years of use. You get only 2 towels, one washcloth, and one hand towel. All the towels have the quality of the worst towels you'll find in a Motel 6. Cheap and thin. The inside of the hotel looks dated, and the entire staff had that look of tired, exhausted soul-crushed employees who just really couldn't give a damn about their job. The breakfast buffet was difficult to navigate and to even get a cup of coffee on the bottom floor entailed paying the cashier $25 pesos for a tiny, small styrofoam cup. Most of the staff do not speak English, and they quickly tire of trying to understand their guests. The Worse... Since the cursory inspection suggested I was checking into a slightly decrepit hotel, I took precautions. I tore the bed apart looking for guests (bed bugs) who might bother my sleep. I cleaned off a table, and proceeded to beat my pillows for a minute or so above the table to see "what shook off". Nothing did. However... I was there for 4 nights. After I awoke from my 2nd night's sleep I found a very large cockroach twitching beside my toilet (I imagine they have to spray constantly, and this visitor must have taken a heavy dose of poison). He went into the toilet, but this is when I noticed a strange ring shaped rash on my ankle. I had no time to worry about this, and had to get to work. When I returned from the day's business, I looked at the rash again. Bright red. Look abraded. After much internet searching: Ring Worm. A highly contagious fungus that is quite difficult to get rid of. I'm sitting in the airport in Houston heading home right now.... Ankle burning. Relegated to the guest room when I get home until this fungal growth is gone. Save yourself some trouble. If you travel to Guadalajara on business, Stay in a business hotel (Westin, Hilton, Marriott, etc...)
I have waited an hour just for cereal with milk for my daughter when they told me 15 minutes. Kids and adults were playing and screaming at 12:30 night and nobody came to say something. I definitely never come back.
Booked this hotel online through booking.com and didn't receive what I paid for. Booked a king size bed and received a full size bed. Hotel it outdated, but made to look nice. Had a layover in Guadalajara so the stay wasn't no more than 6hrs, just place to lay my head. I will say that there is exceptional customer service inside and through the airport shuttle. Great service from bell hop Ricardo. Would I stay here? No. For the price you get what you pay for. I recommend that when you book a king size they give you a king size. My wife and I shared the bed it was just small.
We ended up here after Hurricaine Odile 2014 in Cabo San Lucas. We were flown out by he Mexican military and not having any choice ended up in Guadalajara. The first hotel we looked at opposite the airport looked seedy and dangerous! Bearing in mind what we'd just been through for 4 days as refugees, we were delighted with this hotel! We had the best shower ever, The rooms were good, modern, and fairly priced. We went to a Mexican diner next door and had what seemed like the best food ever, after being on rations for days -:) we had great cocktails too. A good memory to end a trying experience.
This past week we had just a wonderful experience with the hotel and its staff and management. Their professionalism, caring and customer service, rite from the moment we arrived by all their staff. It truly was exceptional, until we left. Highly recommended.
For us, this was a very good choice, as an overnighter, before going to airport. Adequate in every way, comfortable. TV worked great, restaurant was very good, sorry didn't get to eat breakfast there. Shuttle was at our service for the airport. I was paying attention to the street noise, since I read about it in other reviews. We were on the 8th floor, 2nd room in from the street side, and I could hear some traffic, but certainly not enough to keep me awake. 2 bottles of water provided, + shampoo, lotion, soap. For the price, what more could you ask for?
They pick you at the airport, but need to do arrangements 12 hours in advance. Good size rooms, TV was not working properly and safe was locked. Best thing is maids at the hotel and good service at the restaurant, breakfast was great!
Breakfast in the dining room was great - and brilliant that it was included each day. I found the cleanliness in the rooms to be comparable to 5 star places I've stayed in. The reception staff were friendly - only slight downside for English speakers is that about 50% of the staff only spoke Spanish, but they were patient with us. There were computers and a printer available in the business centre, which was a relaxing space. The gym had the basics. The pool was smaller than expected, and a triangle shape, which doesn't help if you want to swim laps. The location wasn't great, but the buses are cheap and leave from close by. The hotel is next to the highway, but there wasn't any problem with noise. A great stay, and I'd definitely stay at Howard Johnson again.
The rooms were good sized and recently updated, quite stylish decor. In room security safe, satilite TV with english stations available, but no HBO or Showtime. Every floor had wireless access and there were computers available in the business center. Pool and workout room access are included. Onsite bar and restaurant with good drinks and average food. Staff is friendly, but english is limited. Taxis out front 24/7 but the bus stops are less than a 5 minute walk from the front door, and the light-rail train lines 10 minutes away. One block from a shopping mall, with additional restaurants and super market. Rooms on the back side of building are reasonably quiet for a big city and have a great view of the downtown skyline. This hotel was budget friendly and I would highly reccomend it when visiting Guadalajara.
If you're going to be visiting Guadalajara make sure to stay away from the overpriced downtown area hotels. Most are old, smelly, and not very good areas to be during the evening hours. Howard Johnsons is located on Lazaro Cardenas and has free parking, free wireless internet, swimming pool, free cocktail for two, plus free continental breakfast until 12 noon. The service is outstanding with a greeting from most staff members. There is a small exercise room that includes the latest treadmill, elliptical, and bike from Cybex, plus a full set of hand weights. A big plus for me are the sound-proof windows which keeps out all the traffic noise from Lazaro Cardenas Avenue. Although the hotel is 15-20 minutes away from downtown, it's well worth the distance to stay away from downtown. The hotel is fairly new and nicely decorated. I even left an unopened bottle of wine in the room, which was promptly returned when I went back to the hotel. I even forgot a fairly new cell phone in the room, that is worth over $200.00 and that was returned to me after returning for it 8 hours later. I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Las Torres places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Hospicio Cabanas and University of Guadalajara Assembly Hall. This hotel has 123 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Plaza de Armas and Expo Guadalajara are also nearby.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to noon.
The 123 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.
Guests of Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Las Torres have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and conference space.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 75 reviews