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
We stayed in Casa Habita for 5 nights on our first visit to Guadalajara and truly enjoyed the experience. The location is perfect: a short walk to a number of restaurants and bars, while also a quick and inexpensive Uber ride to the sights. The room is a good size with a comfortable bed and good shower. We also enjoyed the pool area, especially on the hot afternoons when we didn’t want to walk until it cooled down a bit. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Guadalajara!
Really liked the style of this hotel. The lobby, pool area, and dining space were all very nice. Our room was a good size and the balcony was great too. We booked a superior room with a queen bed but it seemed like a double. While the hotel overall is nice it could use minor updates. Our bathroom was beautiful. However the shower head was very rusted, as well as corners in the shower. And in the hallways of each floor there is carpet. The 6th floor carpet was very stained. But our room was very clean and maid service did an excellent job overall. The staff was great and very friendly. The location of the property is excellent and within walking distance of a lot of restaurants and bars. We mostly enjoyed the pool area of this hotel. If you're able to get a seat it's great. Overall enjoyed our stay at this property.
Take a 1940’s Art Deco Casa....remodel with 3 bars, a great restaurant, pool area and funky rooms with excellent ambience.... and you have a great place to stay! Close to fine dining and cozy coffee shops. The staff was excellent and the service first class! Management responded to any concerns promptly. On Sundays, it is obviously this is the place for the trendy to go for brunch...nice to see young families out enjoying the former “home.”
This is a beautiful property. The are is lovely, feels like a long gone Mexico neighborhood. Love the design and the breakfast al fresco with birds chirping and always perfect weather.
But, a big but, the attitude of the employees needs to be hugely improved.
In specific the male section of the staff - they are absolutely unhelpful and at sometimes even rude. This is my second time here and such an attitude issue seems consistent.
Casa Fayetteville location is convenient with many restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. Daily breakfast was good and the lunch we had during our stay was good too.