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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We are not much for the "party scene" on NYE, but since we were on holiday this year we indulged in some local festivities! We traveled with another couple to Guadalajara,Mexico to spend a bit of time with their relatives. We found a house that looked like it was perfect for our needs at a reasonable price. The Dickinson Guest...

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 9 January 2014

James is a very pleasant owner and we enjoyed his help with our exploring. Room was very nice and clean. My only complaint is that the main area of the house needs to be cleaned, not quite up to expectations for a 5 star BB. Also quite a distance from Centro and airport.

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

Hello G.G. Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. A lot of people who enjoy their stay often just get busy and forget. I am a bit embarrassed that I cannot find you as a guest last February, by any name or location on Trip Advisor. I am guessing that you may have been in a...

Culiacan, Mexico
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I just received a letter for trip Advisor for a past trip I took to Guadalajara, with my Mexican husband. I have family in Guadalajara that do not have a very large home. The owner james and his friends and staff made for an excellent experience! We arrived from all over Mexico to be with our parents who live in...

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you M. for the kind words. I am discovering that larger groups of travelers tend to enjoy the full house stay with or without maid service. I respect your wishes for privacy and am happy you chose to have a little help. I very much appreciate keeping everything tidy. It seems the bed configuration worked well for you. Maybe...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 8 October 2013

I took my family to the Mariachi festival in Guadalajara, Mexico this year. It has been a few years since I had gone by myself or with friends. I do have family in this city, but there was not enough room for the 5 of us. I found this house to be perfect for our needs. My wife and I...

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your kids are great with the different dogs that are in our two parks, and I think they enjoyed the diversion from the exciting, yet busy central core. It was a good festival this year even with the rain that we had. It's finally over and...

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 13 August 2013

After looking at our itinerary for the annual jazz festival in Guadalajara, Mexico this year, my husband reminded me that our friends had asked ME if I would see if our booked hotel had rooms left for them so we could stay together. We usually go together, but there was a glitch with scheduling and it was not until pretty...

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

Hey, the Jazz festival is getting better every year. I'm so glad you stayed with us and that you felt comfortable. I know the logistics were important to you. So, as I see a review, I feel happy that all was good for you here at our humble home. Keep us posted as to your travel plans back to GDL...

Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I had another wonderful experience here in June of this year. I had stayed here before for a family wedding but did not have the address. My daughter who made the first reservation sent me the information. It is long overdue, but I felt that it was important to let travelers know what a friendly environment they will be missing...

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

Tina, It was great to see you back sooner than expected. It always makes for a much easier settle in if you know your way around as you know. And I did see that you knew where to get just about anything you needed. Another thing I meant to mention was tipping the maid. Although she is paid well, it...

Paris, France
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We were a group of 10 people, from 25 to 50 years old and rented the "Casa Dinckinson" for about 10 days. Everything was amazing, the house is great and very big, with everything you could need in it (kitchen tools, travel guides, internet access, printers...) The beds are awesome and you can easily fit 10 people very comfortably. The...

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

As your rental was for all four + bedrooms, I will just say thank you for your kind assessment of the property. It is a B&B first, but if people want the whole house, it makes for a great short vacation for me as well. Thank everyone for choosing my home for your stay here. And even though this is...

Paris, France
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The house was very well situated in the city, very clean (daily housekeeping), and welcoming. There is a nice patio to have a quiet breakfast in the morning, a nice leaving room and a couple of bathrooms (a main one and a smaller one, both upstairs to share. Also one in the biggest bedroom). Plenty of space in each bedroom...

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

I am sure all of your friends were as happy to see you return to this city for a visit. Thank you for your stay and complementing staff, which is often overlooked. I wish I could have met all in your party as it sounds like you had a great time in Guadalajara. You were the perfect group for the...

Reviewed 23 April 2013

We stayed a week at Jame's house and we had a very great time. The house is very clean, comfortable and beautiful. There are all the amenities. The neighborhood is very calm and safe. We enjoyed a lot the city of Guadalajara. I liked the place and I recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Guadalajara!

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

It is a special treat to read such kind words from those who rent the entire house. There are so many people that would not have the time to send that information for other travelers to see. I trust your flight home was uneventful- as travel is not what it once was! Thank you so much. Warmest regards, James &...

Arizona
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Just returned from Guadalajara and stayed at this guest house for the second time. We had also stayed at his previous home twice. There's always the option of staying at a hotel but we prefer this home for the privacy, location, and hospitality. James is a very good host, he makes sure we have everything we need for our stay....

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James D, Owner at Dickinson Guest House, responded to this review

There is nothing better than word of mouth for advertising. And for someone who has stayed here 4 times including my first home, it is always a pleasure to see guest really feel at home at all times. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit! James & Leonardo

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dickinson Guest House , within walking distance to the Guadalajara Expo Center is a favorite for business travelers that would like to save on the exorbitant luxury hotels in this area, and groups of friends or families that want to have the safety and privacy of a gated home that is still minutes away by private driver, to the Historical sites; yet quiet at night for a great rest before the next days adventure. This large home is located in a nice and well known neighborhood of Chapalita, not to be confused with the very large Lake Chapala area that is nearly an hours' drive away. It does in fact make an excellent day trip, being the largest body of water in the country. The neighborhood is well maintained and calmer area with wide sidewalks, surrounded with several beautiful and well maintained public parks, allowing safe walks day or night- or for dining in around 30 restaurants- for all pocketbooks- most within walking distance. This is a self contained area with good grocery stores and fashion malls for those interested in those pastimes. We also have a shortcut to the very enjoyable towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonala, home of many artisan shops that are nearby. Our business services for the traveler that needs fast internet service will be surprised to experience speeds that are faster than any hotel in the city, at 100 mbps and a new AC router to keep up with the demands of the modern traveler- for fast internet throughout the property with no lag time, even with video streaming, teleconferencing, or gaming on multiple 2.4 and 5 gig channels at the same time. We also offer 2 well secured wireless printers to use while here, for specific directions to a meeting place- or just to print out your boarding pass home if you are travelling light, to save so much time at the airport. We want our guests to feel at home from their arrival. You will be greeted, given a tour and handed keys to the gates, front entryway and separate private room keys, so your guests can come and go at will. The full kitchen will be a place for those who enjoy cooking for a group or for themselves. It is also has plenty of storage space for beverages and snack foods for those who prefer eating out at great restaurants.Private cooks or catering needs are available with advance notice. Maid service is included in the cost of rental. Come and feel the difference of the personal touches and amenities offered, while enjoying your privacy that is very much part of your wanting a private home. There are several spaces in this large property to enjoy your friends or colleagues while visiting this vibrant city. Now that the business meetings and conventions are closeby, this would be the perfect alternative to up to 6 or 7 single guests or 4-5 couples on a stop-over visit to the Monarch retreat in Michoacan and other worthwhile cities to visit while in this friendly country. If you are travelling as a group, why pay the high prices of separate hotel rooms when you can have a private room in a house and still be with colleagues or family? If you are looking for a week-end in the city-coming from Vallarta or Nayarit, it is a perfect location. We offer our Uber account to shuttle you around the city with drivers who know where they are going and do not overcharge. Their rates are actually half that of an already low taxi ride. Wherever you stay- welcome to the historical city of Guadalajara, and its many surrounding towns and villages. Hotel room-- private home for much less-you decide. Let us know how we can make your vacation or business trip exactly what you need or want while visiting Guadalajara, so we can have it set up and leave you alone. We are always just a phone call away from our free in-house phone service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dickinson Guest House

Address: Calle San Uriel 338 | Expo Guadalajara/ Chapalita, Guadalajara 45510, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Guadalajara Metropolitan Area > Guadalajara
Price Range: €76 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dickinson Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The King size bedroom suite is quite spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles gburns2015, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Whichever room in the house is very good”
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“The very best room is the master suite with balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles PMWSanClemente, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I got to see all, all nice-but room 1 was really large and well worth the extra $$”
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“Call James in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles alejandror964, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
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