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Exterior view, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara
Standard Triple Room, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara
a large room with a large clock on the ceiling, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara
Lobby, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara
Lobby, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara
Interior view, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara
Interior view, Hotel Frances in Guadalajara

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8.3

Excellent

1,158 reviews

1,158 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Palacio de Gobierno

40 m

Guadalajara Wax Museum

80 m

Plaza de la liberacion

90 m

Jardín San Agustín

120 m

Teatro Degollado

130 m

Closest landmarks
Tourist Information Booth

120 m

Degollado Theater

180 m

Templo de Santa María de Gracia

200 m

Plaza Rotonda de los Jalisciences Ilustres

220 m

Plaza Fundadores

230 m

Hotel Frances

Maestranza, 35, Guadalajara City Center, Guadalajara, Mexico, 44100 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Guadalajara City Center part of Guadalajara, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

550 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Laundry service

Announcements by hotel (1)
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Facilities

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Guadalajara every 34 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at Hotel Frances

Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
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The Suite
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Other
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Frances?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Frances?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Frances has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Frances?

Hotel Frances does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Hotel Frances

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "It is the best location and great price."

    Peter

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    March 26, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff were helpful and friendly."

    Peter

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    March 26, 2022

Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
1,158 reviews
Cleanliness
7.3
Facilities
6.6
Location
9.6
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More about Hotel Frances

More about Hotel Frances

Located in the Historical Center of Guadalajara, Hotel Frances offers a terrace with panoramic views of the city. Free Wi-Fi and free public parking are available. The rooms at the Frances have a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Some of the rooms feature a private balcony. On-site Restaurant Molino Rojo offers buffet breakfast and lunch. It serves mainly Mexican food. A la carte service is available for dinner. Teatro Degollado is 100 meters from Hotel Frances. San Juan de Dios market is within walking distance. Guadalajara’s Cathedral, the Regional museum and Wax museum are in the immediate vicinity of the property. Guadalajara International Airport is a 35 minutes’ drive from Hotel Frances.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.6

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Valet parking

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Molino rojo
  • Cuisine: International, Mexican
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Location

Maestranza, 35, Guadalajara City Center, Guadalajara, Mexico, 44100
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Property announcements

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Reviews of Hotel Frances from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness7.3
Facilities6.6
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service8.1
Value for money7.9
High score for Guadalajara
Rating
9+ Exceptional (6)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (6)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (5)
Dec - Feb (5)
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Showing 19 verified guest comments
6.4
Good
Patrick from United States
Solo traveler
Quadruple Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Beautiful but old amenities”

I'm mixed on to recommend - It's really a beautiful hotel inside... you can see/feel the history. Room was adequate - clean. HOWEVER, biggest negative is no air conditioning in the rooms snd I was there when it was in the high 80's (F) outside... so it wasn't the most comfortable at night. The fan on the ceiling didn't do the job. EXCELLENT location for tourists. Most of the staff were friendly. People had to wait 10-15 minutes for elevator (its OLD) to come to ground level floor. I was 3 floors up and it was quicker to walk up the beautiful marble/wood stairs to room... definitely good exercise (lol). Remember, Guadalajara is an elevation of 5,000feet... and I felt it. Hotel Restaurant was excellent and staff were friendly and helpful. 100 pesos ($5.26) for all you can eat buffet. I don't regret staying here for the 2 nights but there are other old hotels with better amenities for next time.

Reviewed March 28, 2019

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7.0
Very good
Roger from Mexico
Solo traveler
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

French Hotel downtown GDL”

location, decor

The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city. I found it quite aesthetically appealing. The old fashioned lift is very slow but I think this was more than offset by its quaint charm, so keeping it is probably a wise choice--it's not like the building is that tall anyway. One thing I would caution potential guests about: noise is omnipresent in downtown GDL but this hotel provides its own. A band that was advertised as playing in the lobby from 9 to 10.30 P.M. kept going until midnight. Keep this in mind if you need to wake up early. My room was missing one of the shutters from the window but was otherwise in good shape, albeit rather plain compared to the common areas.

Reviewed May 25, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Abdul from Malaysia
Group
DOUBLE STANDARD - ROOM ONLY
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

One of The Best”

This old colonial building really brings you back to 400 years ago. Strongly recommended!!!

Reviewed February 22, 2018

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4.8
Kristen from United States
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Magical the first time, disappointing the 2nd time”

We stayed here prior to getting married and thought that it was magical. We booked it again when we returned after gettting married as we felt sentimental about the hotel. However, the 2nd time around was not very nice. The staff were not very friendly. Our accommodations were not good. No hot water, the light was not working well, the room was cold, etc. I am not sure if we will return again.

Reviewed October 12, 2017

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4.4
Hector from Mexico
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Staff and web page are unhelpful”

The web page does not indicate that the hotel has rather small beds and no air conditioning. The rooms were excessively hot. Additionally the staff is rather unfriendly, they could not help at all with simple things like parking the car. They even suggested that I should leave the car in front of the hotel because they did not want to drive it to the hotel parking lot.

Reviewed May 27, 2019

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4.8
Adrian
Group
Quadruple Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Do not stay here!!!!!”

Hotel is old, smells, no air conditioner. Facilities are outdated, mattresses are old and uncomfortable. We had two roos and both flooded from the rain! The place is disgusting, bathrooms are smelly, probably from the sewer. Avoid this place at any cost! Feel sorry for the employees, they find themselves having to make up excuses for everything that does not work here. WiFi is never working.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Henri from Canada
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Exceptional location. Gentle staff.”

Needs revamping

Reviewed February 03, 2019

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4.0
Richard from Philippines
Group
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

Delapidated”

Needs improvement

Reviewed May 12, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Albert from United States
Family with teens
Premium Suite
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Near the shopping center ”

We came here to buy a wedding dress and it’s next to all the wedding dress stores. It’s amazing. The hotel is an old style that was one of the first built hotels in Guadalajara. They remodeled it so the rooms don’t look old. We stayed in the premium suit that had access to a small rooftop and jacuzzi with a amazing view of the church. It’s super affordable and I’m happy about the hotel. They even have an old style elevator which was a nice touch.

Reviewed June 04, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Peter from Canada
Couple
Single Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Amazing history”

Amazing history but keep in mind you are staying in a 100 year old building. It is the best location and great price. Staff were helpful and friendly. Bottled water fill station on every floor. Negatives, our mattress in rm 207 was old and saggy. Bathroom floor and shower tiles were cracked. Rooms are small. Elevator rarely worked, so if you stay here be prepared to use the stairs.

Reviewed March 26, 2022

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4.4
Abigail from Mexico
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2020

Hotel Francés ”

La estructura del hotel es bonita, solo eso. Mala limpieza en especial ahorita en tiempos de COVID 19 ni hay medidas de sanitizacion. Cuartos pequeños aunque lo solicites grande y con mala higiene, sábanas toallas sucias y desgastadas. Localización buena sin embargo los días que estuve en la ciudad todo estaba cerrado por emergencia de COVID nada abierto salvo un restaurant a una calle resto cerrado y hasta te regañaban que salías por tu comida.

Reviewed November 11, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Pamela from Mexico
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Ubicación ”

Muy bien ubicado, pero sobre todo el personal de recepción de la noche muy bien servicio!!

Reviewed April 11, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
ELI from Mexico
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

Ubicación inmejorable ”

Ubicación precio edificio

Excelente encantadora y productiva

Reviewed November 19, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Victor from Mexico
Business traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Muy bonito hotel!”

Ubicacion, Limpieza, Comodiad

Muy bien!

Reviewed July 07, 2015

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6.3
Good
Andre from Canada
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

lit pas comfortables bruit immense de la discothèq”

personnel courtois emplacement

on s'est quand même amusez

Reviewed February 16, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Gudrun from Austria
Couple
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2021

Koloniales Hotel aus 1610”

Sehr schönes koloniales Hotel aus 1610. Lediglich unsere Zimmer war etwas hellhörig. Abends findet Livemusik mit Mariachi statt. Top Lage direkt im Zentrum. Sauber und immer warmes Wasser mit gutem Druck. Ich würde es auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.

Reviewed November 01, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Orlando from Mexico
Couple
Standard Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2022

Excelente lugar ”

Un lugar perfecto para alojarse.

Reviewed September 25, 2022

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7.6
Very good
Fernando from Mexico
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

bonito y contemporaneo”

demasiado ruido exterior

Reviewed December 14, 2021

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7.0
Very good
Kenji from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

歴史があり、デザインがすてきな、低料金のホテル”

内部のデザインが非常に凝っていておもしろい。低料金なので非常に得した気分になる。

ジュニアスイートがおすすめ。ホテル内部も部屋内部もデザインが凝っていておもしろい。ジュニアスイートでも低料金なのでとてもお得感がある。

Reviewed January 19, 2014

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