What We Love
- The fabulous views from the rooftop pool and terrace
- Bicycles are available for guests to use
- Many of the neighborhood’s up-and-coming restaurants, shops, and bars are within walking distance
What To Know
- There’s a small pool but it’s more for lounging in than swimming laps
- Free WiFi
- Occasional events held at the pool can mean loud noise until late
- The public spaces are housed in the colonial mansion; the guest rooms in the new block next door
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In 2015, Mexican hospitality group Grupo Habita hired local architects Estudio 5 to remake a colonial mansion from the 1940s into an homage to Luis Barragán, a Guadalajara native. The result: Casa Fayette. Dimorestudio, a Milan-based design firm, turned the interiors into a mélange of colors, with blue-hued glass, lush velvet upholstery, and retro brass fixtures as well as a mix of furniture and pieces from Thonet and Pierre Frey. Bathrooms are Carrera marble, and have clawfoot tubs. The rooftop terrace catches the breeze and the top-floor spa has fabulous city views. Chef Trevor La Presle helms the restaurant (he once worked with Daniel Boulud), which has a terrace, but it’s the gloriously old-school bar with its Mad Men-esque vibe and colorful tropical prints that’s the most tempting.
In the Area
Mexico’s “second city” has tons to offer, from a fabulous culinary scene to a growing number of art galleries. The hotel’s street is quiet, but the surrounding neighborhood of Lafayette is bursting with cafés and restaurants, and it’s just a few minutes’ walk to Avenida La Paz, home to a great nightlife scene. For a cantina dinner, try the Salon del Bosque, which serves traditional meatballs, tacos, and sandwiches in classic environs, or enjoy a more modern meal at Pig’s Pearls, a trendy burger bar with a stellar beer menu. A bike shop/café, Cykel, is just half a mile away; it has a deck for sipping your cappuccino in the sun. Travesia Cuatro, one of the area’s top exhibition spaces, is also just a few minutes from the hotel—and a good place to start exploring the city’s art landscape.
How to Get There
The design of this hotel is incredible. So comfortable and feels like you are somewhere special. The staff is friendly and helpful and the restaurant is delicious. The neighborhood is the perfect for exploring the trendy side of Guadalajara.
My husband and i loved our stay at Casa Habita. Our room was very clean and beautifully decorated. The bed was super comfy. They had the small things that made a huge difference. Like the bathrobe, flip flops and snack bar incase we were lazy. We ordered room service and it was fast and efficient and tasty. It was a cold rainy night so we ordered some chicken soup and lentil soup both put us in a great mood :) we made use of the massage services which were a great quick pick me up. We also used the steam room, which could use some essential oil to improve the experience but they had towels and flip flops available if needed. Its a small and intimate hotel which is what we were looking for. The staff was super accommodating to us when we asked for umbrellas. My family came by the next morning and ordered breakfast with us and they loved it as well. I already recommended another family member who celebrated her honeymoon there this past weekend. You can walk to nearby restaurants, its located in a great area.
I am not a fluffy reviewer so I will be terse Rooms have this dumb shower with no door so water splashes everywhere. Internet is super super slow. Gym is mediocre. Restaurant is meh food isn’t authentic. Hotel looks great in Pictures but it’s dark and not open and cramped . It’s also in an okay neighborhood with a club near by you can hear the music streaming even on the 6th floor