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
A great spot in a lovely residential area with easy walking access to cafes, restaurants, etc...If you love art deco and vintage, you will love the design of this hotel. Unlike a large hotel chain, this hotel feels unique. The restaurant serves fresh delicious meals and the breakfast buffet is substantial. You can also order off of a menu for more hot items. Rooms are modern and well-appointed, with floor to ceiling windows, although lacking in power outlets....and oh how I wish my room had a bathtub. Unfortunately it was too cold to enjoy the pool but the outdoor areas are lovely. The staff of the hotel is young and energetic and definitely trained to provide high quality customer service. I would definitely stay there again.
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at Casa Fayette. Above all, the hospitality was exceptional. This is definitely a modern, trendy spot, probably best suited for a younger set (music from poolside parties might be disruptive to folks looking to go to bed early).
The staff were very responsive to all of our requests and in such a warm and friendly manner that we felt genuinely welcomed.
Restaurant is good. And we also experienced good service there - for two dinners (one full, one light) and daily breakfast.
Location was great, easy to get around, walkable neighborhood. (NOTE: Ubers are cheap and safe in Guadalajara, too).
The bathroom situation in our room was a bit unique, it was not a truly separate room, but walled-off from the main hotel room with very pretty combination of wrought iron and frosted glass (very modern and industrial looking) with a big sliding door. Only problem was there was not really and barrier for sound, so it did feel like the other person was just using the toilet in the same room with you (didn't leave much to the imagination). This might freak some couples out, so just a head's up.
Casa Fayette not only possesses the amenities you expect from a five star experience, their staff go above and beyond the call. The restaurant had fine dining at its best and the staff was able to accommodate every expectation, appointment or reservation we desired. It was one of the most memorable service experiences from any of my world travels.
Very cool design hotel in the leafy Colonia Lafayette. Close to all the top restaurants, bars and coffee houses. We had an awesome experience and a wonderful introduction to Guadalajara staying at this hotel! Ignacio the general manager has hired an exceptional team -- Aitana, Luis and Montse -- who really made us feel special and made our stay very memorable! Extremely helpful, polite, professional and friendly. Best place to stay in GDL. We can't wait to go back!
Casa Fayette is an amazing place that makes you feel at home from the time you enter. The staff is simply outstanding and always attentive to make your stay a memorable one. Highly recommend this place.