La Perla Hotel Boutique B&B

Vacation like a film star in the lively city of Guadalajara

La Perla Hotel Boutique B&B is nestled in the safe and youthful neighbourhood of Colonia Americana in Guadalajara, mere yards from lively Chapultapec and at the heart of the historical centre. Conveniently tucked around the corner from the main avenida, you can comfortably walk to local eateries, fine dining establishments and watering holes packed with college students unwinding after a day of studies.

The location is great, but that’s far from the whole story. Upon arrival, in fact from first email contact, you’ll be warmly greeted by Lars, an American Expat. Lars is part of a team that has transformed this mansion, formerly owned by famed Mexican actress Guillermina Grin, into one of the loveliest hospitality experiences we’ve had anywhere.

Once you make your way upstairs to one of the large and immaculately decorated rooms, you’ll be keen to fall flat onto your back disappearing into the duvet and pillows. Fight the urge, for there is much more yet to do. We dropped off our bags, instantly got comfy and headed down to chat. We knew right away we were in good hands.

Each room is beautifully decorated with a comfort and charm all of it’s own with attention to detail and plush fabrics everywhere. The breakfast at La Perla is perfect, a lovely selection of pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt. Sipping coffee while catching up with Lars, the team, and guests while planning the day ahead was a great way to begin the day.


Exploring Guadalajara can be daunting, especially when you only have a few days to see it all. Lars and Memo shared all the best to see and do in the immediate area and helped us map out our week. Adrian spent a couple of hours on our first morning showing us around the main sites in the downtown area. Not only did this give us a great starting point for navigating ourselves around, but he had some really interesting information and history to share about the city too. With the guidance of the team at La Perla, we felt very comfortable roaming the area and discovering our own hidden gems, returning excited and exhausted.


Early evenings were spent sharing stories with Lars, who invited us to join him for a glass of wine – a lovely way to make you feel at home after a tiring day of exploring.


Hotel Highlights

  • Cold bottled water is available at all times.

  • Fresh tea and coffee are prepared early in the morning so you can wake up in your own time.

  • Very relaxed environment to spend time in. Joining Lars for a glass of wine in the evening was lovely.

  • The beds are incredibly comfortable!

  • Lars and the team are unbelievably welcoming, it’s like staying with friends you’ve known for life.

  • Adrian’s city tour is a great way to discover places you wouldn’t otherwise come across.

  • Guests are allowed to have friends round to the hotel - something that not many places offer.


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