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Bonney Lake, Washington
Reviewed 29 July 2016

What a wonderful destination, bright colorful CLEAN rooms (shower was amazing)! With a convenient, central location it allows you to walk the malecon along the lake or down to the wonderful Argentian coffee shop or just sit enjoy the wonderful view on the roof top deck. Christie and Buzz made this a memorable trip for all, this is a diamond...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 28 July 2016

EL Pequeño Suites far exceeded my expectations. The hotel has updated historical Mexican charm while having modern amenities, such has wifi and wonderful showers (especially nice after you have been out walking the markets all day). Buzz, Christie and all of the locals were welcoming during our visit, making us feel at home and safe exploring. Being centrally located we...

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Bonney Lake, Washington
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Rooms are beautiful brightly colored, Christie and Buzz make you feel very welcome. Shared kitchens are well equipped conveniently located and Very clean. Favorite place every morning and evening was the Roof top listening to the birds, the church at night is beautiful. Loved the Argentinian coffee house closely located and the Italian Gelato on the malacon. Wonderful community. Can't...

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Pixeychristie, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Our location is unique, being in Central Chapala just about anything you might want is close by. You found some of our favorites. The mercado and the juice ladies, selling fresh squeezed juice 25. peso's for a quart of juice. Hard to beat. We do hope you will visit again soon, it was a...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is truly a great little hotel. The rooms were colourful, comfy, and clean, and the shared kitchen was better equipped than any I have had in Mexico. My friend and I had separate rooms and that was very affordable. We loved the roof-top deck, relaxed in the sun, and watched incredible sunsets. The location is perfect. A block from...

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Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I travel frequently but every time I return to Chapala, whether it be for three weeks or two months, El Pequeno is 'my home' . The location is perfect, downtown, close to the lake and most amenities. The rustic charm of this recently renovated stately old home has been preserved and enhanced. Everything functions as it should including the internet....

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Pixeychristie, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks so much, it's always a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to your return to Chapala.

Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Such a great place and such great hosts! They made my stay such a great experience. They were really kind and helpful. The rooms and terrace are an outstanding choice downtown Chapala. Just a couple of blocks to/from the main tourist attractions and from/to transportation to the entire riviera and Guadalajara, greatest location ever!

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Rockport, Texas
Reviewed 5 April 2015

You won't be disappointed staying here. The hotel is truly centrally located so you can walk everywhere. It's across the street from the police department, so you can't get much safer than that. The rooms are spacious and beds very comfortable. The bathrooms are big and the water is always hot. My friend and I each had our own rooms...

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

this hotel is in a great location, has very nice and helpful owners on site, and also a kitchen, fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. The bedding is new and comfortable, and the details and architecture inside is beautiful as well.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We stayed there full month in march 2015, we couldn't ask for better accommodation ! Owners, Lynn and Murray are wonderful , very helpful in answering all the questions we had. Rooms are comfortable and very clean, top roof canopy magnificent . Thank you Lynn and Murray......Liz & Ron

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The beds are very comfortable, The rooms are immaculate, The hotel is vary well-kept, Rite in the heart of the city. Thanks to the host for making this wonderful hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Pequeno Suites is a grand 75 year old Mexican home that has been completely modernized into a cute little guesthouse with four guest rooms, located in the most convenient part of Chapala. With only four guest rooms, a guest's kitchen, common areas, and the English speaking owners' apartment on the third floor it feels comfortable like home. As one guest put it in one of many amazing reviews of our property - "just like home only cleaner". We offer private rooms with adjoining bathrooms in a smoke free environment to the adult traveler. On the first floor there are two hotel rooms with one double bed each (max.occ.2) best suited for stays of less then two weeks. On the second floor next to the kitchen there are two suites, these rooms are large enough to have a sleeping area with one double bed (max.occ.2), and a sitting area, and a private refrigerator, they also include use of the shared kitchen, and rooftop patio(mirador). Together, the shared kitchen for our long term guest's exclusive use and the neighbouring comfortable rooms provides everything needed for a multi-month stay. Presenting an affordable solution to those who are considering retirement in the area and wish to stay long enough to become familiar with lakeside before investing here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Pequeno Suites

Address: Calle Zaragoza 313 | Corner of Zaragoza & Ninos Heroes, Chapala 45900, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Chapala
Price Range: $20 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Don't pass up the breakfast treats Christie leaves in the kitchens; homemade scones and empanadas. Yum!”
  • View from the roof
  • View from the roof
 of 5 bubbles Kbrusseau, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Flight of stairs to second floor”
 of 5 bubbles dugdeb, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I liked the second floor for the street view.”
 of 5 bubbles zanieba, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The downstairs rooms are great for coming and going quietly. The second level rooms have a sitting area.”
 of 5 bubbles U7505BYpatm, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
“No TV, having a laptop computer might be useful for entertainment in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles lindawQ539CT, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
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