Presidente InterContinental Guadalajara
What We Love
- Location in downtown Guadalajara, a short cab ride to the Old City
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in most of the 423 rooms and 47 suites
- Frutas & Flores restaurant is an all-day favorite for a mix of Mexican and international fare
- The choice of 150 premium tequilas and frequent live music nights at the Tequila Collection bar
What To Know
- Standard internet service is available for all IHG Rewards Club members, WiFi is available for an extra fee
- The hotel gym is small, but guests have access to a full-service fitness center a short walk away
- Pets up to 20 pounds are permitted for an extra $100 fee
- Parking On Site
A glittering all-glass megahotel in downtown Guadalajara, the Intercontinental Presidente is a business traveler favorite with spacious, modern guestrooms, an all-day restaurant and go-to tequila bar. The towering lobby makes a grand first impression, with internal elevators cruising between guest floor balconies and modular, cigar-colored sofas adding a cozy contrast to the marble check-in desks. In guestrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows frame timeless views of the cityscape and Sierra Madre mountains, but the interior style is wholly modern, with striped fabric headboards on the King, Queen and Double beds, floating bed side tables, and a simple monochrome palette set off by tangy pops of turquoise and orange. All have flatscreen TVs, coffee makers and spacious all-white bathrooms with standalone or over-tub showers. Downstairs, Frutas & Flores restaurant is the hotel’s all-day spot for Mexican and international fare, including a hot-and-cold breakfast buffet, while the Tequila Collection bar is an after-hours destination for sampling some of the 150+ premium tequilas, as well as frequent live music nights. Any over indulgence can be remedied in the small gym (or nearby at a full-service fitness center) or at the outdoor swimming pool, which has views across Guadalajara.
In the Area
Hop a cab to the Old City in the morning before the crowds arrive and explore the landmark Cathedral, Government Palace, Plaza de Armas and the Regional Museum, which is housed in an 18th-century seminary. Fans of sacred architecture shouldn’t miss the churches of Santa Monica and San Agustin. For a local neighborhood vibe, head to the nearby town of Tlaquepaque, known for its open-air markets (good for Mexican crafts and keepsakes), small restaurants and great tequila bars, including favorite El Adobe. For dinner, head to bustling Avenida Lopez Cotilla for a raft of indoor/outdoor cafes, bars and dance clubs.
How to Get There
When in Guadalajara for business, I stay at the Presidente. The staff is attentive and friendly. The rooms are spacious and the service is great. We had dinner at the Cafe' Urbano, which I can recommend. My colleague said the steak, he had was amazing. I had a Cesar Salad, which was great as well. Overall a great stay, with a magnificent view.
The place is really nice and the staff is really the best. The rooms are new and very spacious with a great decor. Only weird thing was the wall to wall bathroom window with out curtains!! Couple of good restaurants inside are also a big plus!
The hotel was nice, as one would expect from the Intercontinental brand of hotels. The pool was good, and in the sun from about 2 pm onwards. My review is not in superlatives, for the simple reason that when staying at the Intercontinental Hotels, one has certain expectations of a high end hotel chain. Since these were all met, it was a good stay. The hotel staff was helpful, the restaurants good. It was close to shopping, across a walkway. The shopping was OK, and the stores were located in a maze of open-air passageways with a couple of good stores. I took a taxi to the old part of Guadalajara, and snapped photos of its sites. The weather was stifling hot, and after leaving an ice storm in Toronto, my zeal for exploring was zapped. Due to the heat, I just returned to the hotel after my 2 hour walkabout in the old town. The hotel driver to and from the airport was thoroughly professional and courteous as were all of the staff.
I did not get the "wow factor" vibe from my visit to Guadalajara, but I might have been more impressed, had the weather been less hot, and had I had time and energy (heat related) to view a suburban area full of great restaurants, and such.
In all, no complaints, very good stay. I am sure that Guadalajara is a wonderful city, but I didn't catch its vibe, so as for returning there, I'll pass.
My family and I would like to thank everyone at InterContinental Guadalajara for our pleasant recent stay. It was the first time at Guadalajara for my sons after 18+ years
We had a wonderful stay.
Itzel at reception desk was super helpful and treated us great!
We had dinner with some friends at the French restaurant. Food and service was fantastic! One of the bellboys helped us find transportation to fit all five of us. He was very helpful.
Thank you everyone
I had the opportunity of visiting the hotel in April 2018 with a group of friends. We had an excellent experience, especially with the team members. They have good food and very comfortable rooms. I highly recommend it.