Hotel La Merced is a clean comfortable place to stay for very cheaply. During the hot and humid months, they even have a small “kiddies” pool available on their front lawn. Be sure to look at the rooms first – the best ones are in the back of the hotel. This hotel is located at Hidalgo 188, one half block west of Jardin Nunez. It is located on a narrow street. All rooms have a private bath and fan. Most open into narrow courtyards. For more information call Phone Number (312) 2 69 69.
Casa de Huespedes is located at Morelos 265 near the Jardin Nunez. They have 12 guest rooms, some with a common bath, some with a private bath. Sometimes the rooms won’t be cleaned until later in the day. For more information call Phone Number (312) 2 34 67.
Hotel Flamingos is located at Avenida Rey Coliman 18, also very close to the Jardin Nunez. Its prices are also comparable to the above hotels. The 56 rooms are clean and modern. All rooms have a bath and fan. There is an upper floor with some views of the city. Note: the rooms on the side away from the street are a bit quieter. There is also a small restaurant on the ground floor. For more information call Phone Number (312) 2 25 25.
I recommend the following two hotels:
Hotel America is probably the best deal (one traveler recently informed me that the price has gone up and is now more expensive) and nicest place to stay in Colima. The prices are quite reasonable. They have 75 rooms, all air conditioned (a real nice plus in the tropical climate). Some of the rooms have high wood beamed ceilings, all have color TV. On the site they also have steam baths, a swimming pool, a restaurant (across from the lobby), laundry and a parking lot. Note: in the parking lot you will find a nice size mango tree peeking over the fence and dangling down into the parking lot. These are a treat to eat in early Spring. Ignore the hyped up dog on the other side of the fence that yaps at you when you look his way.
At night note, the neat colored moths, and other insects that congregate on the outside walls of this hotel. In a tropical climate insects are every where, especially at night.
Lastly, the front desk staff are very courteous and helpful to the tourist.
Hotel Ceballos (Best Western) is located on the north side of the main Zocalo. You can’t miss it when you are walking around the main plaza. This is a good place to stay because it is centrally located, but it didn’t look quite as clean to me, as the above Hotel America. The building dates from 1880, and remarkably survived the earthquakes. It has been the home to three governors of the state of Colima. There are 63 rooms, most with high ceilings and French windows that open onto small balconies. Most of the rooms are air conditioned. The ones with only a fan are a bit cheaper then the air conditioned rooms. For more information call Phone Number (312) 2 44 44.
Hotel Maria Isabel Blvd. Camino Real & Av. Felipe Sevilla del Rio is located about a mile from the center of town. Phone Number: (312) 312-6262. Nice gardens, a soccer field and a pond are located on site. This is a pretty nice place to stay. Visit: www.hotelmariaisabel.com.mx
Motel Los Candiles is located away from the center of town on Highway 54, otherwise known as the Guadalajara Highway. The rooms are clean and well kept up. There are 3 stories. Only some of the rooms have air conditioned. All rooms have TV. For more information call Phone Number (312) 2 32 12.