Big hotels are apt to offer business discounts, especially if there's no convention in town. Guadalajara's hotels thrive on convention business. Most of the luxury hotels in Guadalajara are on the west side, which has the majority of the shopping malls, boutiques, fashionable restaurants, clubs, and the Expo (convention center). The Centro Histórico is also a good option because there's a lot to do, all in walking distance. And Tlaquepaque is a comfortable place to stay -- it's relaxing and is perfect for shoppers; the only drawback is that almost everything shuts down by 7 or 8pm. The rates listed are the standard rack rates and include the 19% tax.
Chain hotels not included here are Hilton, Marriott, Camino Real, Howard Johnson, Crowne Plaza, and Best Western. In some of the cheaper, older large hotels, air-conditioning can be a bit feeble.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.