Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico: Adobe Walls Inn
Nominated By: Buzzy Gordon, Fennville, Michigan, USA, March '11
Price Range: US$55-$85 # of Rooms: 8 Kid-Friendly: yes
What makes the Adobe Walls Inn so Darn Good? Painstakingly restored by its new American owners, and only three blocks from Ajijic's main plaza, Adobe Walls Inn is an atmospheric Spanish-style hacienda furnished throughout with Mexican antiques.
Vibe: The Inn's enthusiastic owners have transformed this historic hacienda into a comfortable bed and breakfast with an all-out friendly vibe.
Location: The lovely village of Ajijic sits at the base of the Sierra Madre mountains on the shores of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest inland lake. Here you will find brightly-painted buildings, cobblestone streets, a pueblo-style central plaza, and oodles of flowers. While torta stalls and taco stands are still present, the burgeoning expat retirement community has made its mark with trendy restaurants, art galleries, and boutique shops. Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, and its international airport are just thirty minutes away.
Rooms: The Inn's eight rooms, situated on two levels of the hacienda, are lovingly decorated in neutral tones. Indoor and outdoor common spaces abound, including a billiards room, library, and both Sunset and Sunrise terraces, perfect for reading and relaxing.
Food: Adobe Walls serves an array of breakfasts treats. Choose from omelettes or eggs any way you like, pancakes, oatmeal, enfrijoladas, chilaquiles, or burritos. Daily accompaniments include fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, juice, and coffee. For lunch and dinner, many terrific Mexican and international cafes and restaurants are just steps away.
Keep in Mind: Room sizes and amenities vary, so make sure to read the room descriptions before making a reservation. Also be mindful of the Inn's cancellation policy.