The Demetria Hotel
I'm in Guadalajara, Mexico today and I'm staying at a new hotel called The Demetria.
Until recently, the only proper place to stay in Guadalajara was the Hotel Quinta Real. It is a beautiful property with old world charm and a lovely open courtyard. But sadly the rooms are old and uncared for and they are no longer comfortable. They have not been renovated in over 15 years.
So I was happy to find out about the new Demetria Hotel via a local friend. It is a boutique hotel along the lines of a W Hotel that I would consider a nice 4 star. Modern and cool with lots of creative details throughout, it has 38 unique rooms. Although I miss the Quinta Real's traditional Mexican stone walls and artwork, I do enjoy sleeping on a nice new mattresses and pillows. The Demetria is trying hard to be the best hotel in Guadalajara, which is not hard since there is virtually no competition in the upscale market. But don't arrive and expect the service of a 4 Seasons!
Guadalajara is not a luxury destination. But if you do find yourself here, the Demetria is by far the best place to stay.