A last minute booking got us a great value room price, plus breakfast, in a part of town handy for the main sights. Neither scenic nor plush, the Best Western was adequately comfortable, clean and con... more
A last minute booking got us a great value room price, plus breakfast, in a part of town handy for the main sights. Neither scenic nor plush, the Best Western was adequately comfortable, clean and convenient - also close to the starting point for the great value Hop on-Hop off bus tour that usefully takes you to the wonderful Tlaquepaque and Tonalá market districts. It wasn't, as we discovered, quite so handy for good restaurants within walking distance of an evening, but the reception staff could not have been more helpful in their advice and directions to the best places.
In fact, if rating this hotel by its staff alone, we'd give full marks. Even the rather vague bartender in the rooftop Sky Bar (ridiculously underused) who had no drinks to offer except beer or vodka (no mixers) did his best to assist, with limited resources. Ditto the truly delightful 'behind the scenes' kitchen lady at breakfast, whose name I wish we'd got, to thank her properly. Breakfast at busy times can feel like an acid house rave in a transport cafe: on our first morning we coincided with a Mexican coach party, with noise at top volume, no bread or coffee in sight, nowhere to sit, and none of the uniformed staff free to help. The kitchen lady had popped out to clear plates but, as soon as she deduced we were bemused foreigners, she took us under her wing and looked after us from start to finish, keen to tell us all about her native city and to hear about our travels. Of course it helped speaking Spanish, but it was the most wonderful welcome to a great place, and remains our brightest memory of a good stay. less