We stayed in this two bedroom ground floor flat for one week. It was a nice alternative to a hotel room or a bed and breakfast and cost us about $80 a night - comparable or less to the B&B's and hotels I looked at. The owners used to rent the two bedrooms separately but now they rent only the whole flat so it is very private. It's an old building that has been remodeled so it has all the modern conveniences but old world charm (18 foot ceilings). 2 couples or a family could easily stay here very comfortably and save a ton of money. We only used the 1 bedroom which was huge and had a bathroom with 2 sinks, shower and tub. The whole flat was very quiet. There is another bedroom and bath also. The kitchen included a full size refrigerator and all the dishes, pots and pans, etc. that one would need to prepare full means although we didn't do that. Wi-Fi coverage was excellent. The location is about a 15 minute leisurely walk to the Cathedral and all the historical sites around it. One could take the subway which is only about 3 blocks away. We used the subway to go to the Mercado Libertad and it was very handy and easy. My favorite thing about staying here was Templo Expiatorio and the adjoining plaza. It is only 3 very short blocks away and was fun to go to every evening. Sunday especially is filled with food stands, dancing lessons, stalls selling things and, of course, the 12 apostles coming out every hour from high up the facade of the church. We also loved the Oaxacan restaurant located on the corner of the plaza closest to our flat. Excellent food and you can sit on the 2nd or 3rd floor and watch all the activity in the plaza while eating. 65 pesos for the most expensive thing on the menu. Antonio was an excellent host (the owners live upstairs) and very helpful. All in all a very good place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Rayon is a secure and recently updated Casa Antigua from the Spanish colonial period located in the desirable Colonia Americana neighborhood of Guadalajara Jalisco. Casa Rayón consists of a private entrance, living room area, dining room, plus den with futon,fully equipped kitchen (washer dryer) and two private bedrooms, the Suite San Francisco and Room Los Angeles, as well as 2 bathrooms. The rooms can be rented together or separately. Walk to the sites in the Centro Histórico or take subway. ... more less