The Fiesta Grand is nicely located in a good neighbourhood with lots of restaurants and bars. The hotel is modern, has nice rooms a hugh bar and a wonderfull breakfast with a lot of freshly prepared food (eggs, omeletts, etc.) and energysing smoothies. The rooms are big, very clean and modern. Only the wifi connection in the room is trembling and sometimes very weak.
Beautiful Rooms. Soul-less lobby. Could have been an office building. Maid was extremely friendly and helpful. Good location near Minerva fountain. That is where the City gathers when the football team wins big.
"Excellent hotel, great rooms and service"
This hotel is really nice and the rooms are really comfortable. One of the best hotel beds I've slept on during a business trip. Large tv with variety of channels albeit most of them in Spanish. Good restaurant with quality food at good prices.
The Fiesta is a 35-45 minute drive from the Guadalajara airport, located in a part of the city with lots of dining options within walking distance. The hotel is an attractive, modern-styled building designed like an tall, empty tower, with the guest rooms around the outside perimeter, and a full building-height atrium in the center, including glass elevators. The grounds are limited but attractive.
The lobby is open and spacious, with several small seating areas. The hotel bar is on one side of the lobby, with lots of small tables with arm chairs. The hotel restaurant is on the opposite side. Access to the health club is also from the lobby. Check in and check out procedures were efficient and staff were very friendly.
My room was on the 8th floor, although there appear to be 19 floors in total. My room was recently remodeled, while a colleague on a higher floor had an older-looking but still very nice room. Mine had dark wooded, modern furniture, with overall darkish color on the carpet and walls (something I prefer for getting a good night's sleep). Huge, soft bed, with big pillows, all of about the same firmness. Lots of small lighting fixtures around the room. Overall a very nice room. The bath area had a glass-doored walk-in shower, with slate walls and floor and a rainshower-style shower head. The toilet was in a separate closet-sized room. The vanity area had a roomy counter and small shelves below. The closet is big, with the standard hotel safe, and it has a light. There was a mini-bar/fridge and a coffee machine (I didn't use either one). I drank the tap water throughout a 5-day stay with absolutely no trouble.
Climate control was fairly easy to operate and the AC worked well. Lots of US-style electrical outlets throughout the room, with several next to the desk. The TV had lots of channels, most in Spanish, but there were the standard news channels (CNN, BBC) in English, and at least one English language HBO channel.
The bar was comfortable, although the service was a little slow. I had a particularly poor sangria, which appeared to be red wine mixed with lemonade. Stick to Mexican beer, which is good. The restaurant provides a very extensive breakfast buffet, with an omelet bar and several traditional Mexican specialities to try. Coffee was good, but the waiters could have circulated a little more frequently with refills. I had one dinner in the restaurant, which had a special featured menu with unusual Mexican regional dishes I had never seen on menus in Mexican restaurants in the US. The food was excellent, and although my colleagues preferred to eat outside the hotel, when I accompanied them, I have to say that my dinner in the hotel was the best meal I had in Guadalajara.
My chambermaid did a very nice job, and left cheerful notes in my room. On my last day in the hotel, she wrote a "bon voyage" message, using small colored seeds of some kind, on a bath towel. (see uploaded photo)
"Very Nice Hotel"
STAY AGAIN? Yes. The outside is just a big, uninteresting hotel. But the rooms are very nice, restaurant very good with interesting options, great breakfast buffet. Only problem are the elevators when more than two people enter at once. If you don't swipe your room card and push the button for your floor, the elevator may zip past you floor. Also, sometimes, even after swiping your card, the elevator would not remember your floor and pass it by.