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Hudson, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

My wife and I went to the Lakeside area to check it out for possible retirement. We booked our first week at the El Pequeno. Before we even got there Lynn and Murray proved to be friendly and helpful with info about area via email. When we arrived they greeted us warmly. We were impressed with the decor, cleanliness, and... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

RicknRobin, It was definitely a fun time getting to meet and know you a little during your stay with us. We see many visitors arriving with the same thoughts as you had - to check out the area for possible retirement in a few years. We love to help these people get to know the area and provide our experiences... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

From the night I arrived at El Pequeno Hotel, Lynne & Murray went out of their way to make sure my stay of several weeks was a memorable one. Being solo for most of my stay, I felt comfortable and safe in their boutique hotel. Both made sure I had everything I needed, and when I did ask for a... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for a glowing review Janet. We are happy you felt so safe and welcomed in our home, many solo travelers appreciate the same things as you did during your visit. It was our pleasure to help you find your way around the area, we enjoy making our guest's visits as enjoyable as we can. This year we are seeing... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

Stayed at El Pequeno Hotel for two weeks and enjoyed every moment of my stay. My room was spacious, clean and cozy. I had the use of a well equipped kitchen daily which made my visit economical and pleasurable. I had many home cooked meals at the rooftop terrace, with a view of the lake and the city. The hotel... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to stay with, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I know that you appreciated being able to easily walk to the local tennis courts, I believe they are the best in the area, and located in such a nice park by the water. We do frequently get compliments on the cleanliness... More 

Cuernavaca, Mexico
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This place is perfect, and at a reasonable price. Murray and Lynne (I hope I got the names right) simply thought of everything. The room was beautiful and spotlessly clean. While we didn't use the communal kitchen or the rooftop terrace, both were immaculate and charming. The hotel is perfectly situated, just 1 or 2 short blocks to retaurants, shops... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to stay with us, always a pleasure to host a fellow motorcycle rider. We do not see enough of them coming through here. Maybe if more guests mention our secure parking for motorcycles we will see more. Our location is another plus for the motorcycle rider, being able to walk to everything you could want while knowing... More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Great spot near the Feria de Maestros and everything downtown. Kitchen made my trip much more economical! Clean and comfortable! Owners great to chat with and very helpful! Very reasonable cost! Patricia

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Pat, it was great having you here for the week, hope you manage to arrange your trip back to stay with us again. Many of our guests that arrive without a vehicle all love being close to everything they want. More 

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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This hotel may not be the "five star" experience those who hang out at the Four Seasons hotels are accustomed too,but for those who seek an unpretentious, very reasonable cost and friendly stay, this is where you belong. My room was spacious, with a good sized living room area (where I was able to set up my computer and MagicJack... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks Jim, glad you had a good visit with us at El Pequeño Hotel. We feel that our rates are a good price for a unpretentious, friendly stay in a spacious room with it's own living-room area to spread out in and feel comfortable for either work or recreation. All of our long stay rooms have their own mini refrigerator,... More 

Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I felt right at home at the El Pequeno Hotel in Chapala. It's perfectly located near everything in Chapala, easy walking distance. The bus to the entire "Chapala Riviera" (7 pesos) is but a few blocks away and runs every few minutes. Likewise the taxi stand on the plaza is also nearby. The owners are lovely people, kind and solicitous.... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks Merry Traveler, Many of our guests comment on our central location where a car is not needed because the bus and taxi services that are only a few blocks away, and how there are many tourist attractions within an easy walk from the hotel. We are happy to be able to provide a comfortable and secure "Mexican experience" for... More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We'd tried a few times to get in to Hotel El Pequeno... third time was the charm! What a lovely place to stay. This is not a full-service hotel -- no TV (fine by us), no included breakfast (fine by us) -- but you also don't pay full-service prices. Instead, for a very economical price, you get a spotlessly clean,... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our little hotel, it was nice to have you as guests here. Thanks also for the compliment of our hotel being " a lovely place to stay". As you pointed out we are not a full service hotel, but do provide a spotlessly clean, centrally located, boutique hotel with large and well appointed rooms for... More 

Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We had a wonderful time in Chapala in late June and loved El Pequeno Hotel. We were on the second floor in the back. Lynn is very welcoming and helpful and I think we chatted with her just about every day we were there. She even brought us home-made cake one day! The hotel is small, with just four rooms... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for that nice review of our hotel. We offer a very welcoming atmosphere for all our visitors, and try to be as helpful as possible to the guests who are discovering the area for either the first time or returning for multiple stays with us. The hotel is small (El Pequeno Hotel = The small hotel) and friendly, with... More 

Ajijic, Mexico
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We recently returned from a ten day stay at El Pequeno Hotel. The location could hardly have been better. Our room was well laid out, comfortable, spotless and beautifully decorated. We felt as though most all our needs had been anticipated. Lynn was a perfect host--helpful and knowledgeable, friendly, available, and most of all, welcoming and truly helped us feel... More 

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murray r, Owner at El Pequeno Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review of our hotel. Being told the hotel "felt like home" is the greatest compliment you could give us.Thank you for that. The location as you mentioned is very central and convenient to all services as many of our guests have indicated, and a car here is not necessary. Lynne prides herself on the cleanliness... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • 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: RM67 - RM223 (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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