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As Bisbee Gal has suggested, "economical" should be defined.

Otherwise while Tres Leones is outa this world and Villa Eucaliptos is very nice, I would not think that they would fall into the economical zone unless we are talking about Warren Buffet or Bill Gates. 

sm1mex has suggested 'around the LCS'... specifically Casa Blanca ($60) and probably Casa de Como (VRBO between $45-$50 if available) right there, or a tiny bit farther afield one of my favorites for people, Hotel La Nueva Posada Ajijic at $65.  All before VAT.

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4 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

@Zeb  Define economical.  And desired location.  fyi, depending on length of stay, sometimes an Airbnb can be cheaper.  

Of course, you are correct as everyone's idea of economical is different.  He did not specify so I will ask.

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18 hours ago, Ferret said:

Tres Leones is fabulous but I wouldn't call it economical. It's luxury.

Yes and you get what you pay for. Except for the hill it is one of the best places to stay. Typical worrying about "economical", sheesh.

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7 minutes ago, gringal said:

Not everyone is able to indulge in "luxury" on any level, so what's your point in stating that "you get what you pay for"??? We all know that.🙃

Right!  The topic is not "what should should I spend and why".  Different budgets, needs.  Otherwise, all B&B's would be identical.

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LOL! Let's just state that you get a lot more for your money in Mexico. It would have been better if the person making the enquiry had stated a maximum price willing to pay and go from there. There's a ton more qualifiers to find the perfect place so more detail would have been preferred.

Tres Leones was always our recommendation and it was even better when Remy's was located there. There are many other choices based on needs and wants.

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3 minutes ago, Ferret said:

LOL! Let's just state that you get a lot more for your money in Mexico. It would have been better if the person making the enquiry had stated a maximum price willing to pay and go from there. There's a ton more qualifiers to find the perfect place so more detail would have been preferred.

Tres Leones was always our recommendation and it was even better when Remy's was located there. There are many other choices based on needs and wants.

You are correct.  That was a vital piece of info I should have gotten from the start.

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37 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

Thanks. Will check it out.

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3 hours ago, Zeb said:

Thanks. Will check it out.

FYI, not sure if you are familiar with Airbnbs, but you will need to send the host an Inquiry to ask questions, which you do by clicking on the "Contact Host" button under the listing description. 

And third party bookings are against Airbnb terms of service, so your friends would have to open an  Airbnb account if they don't already have one, and book it themselves. 

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46 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

FYI, not sure if you are familiar with Airbnbs, but you will need to send the host an Inquiry to ask questions, which you do by clicking on the "Contact Host" button under the listing description. 

And third party bookings are against Airbnb terms of service, so your friends would have to open an  Airbnb account if they don't already have one, and book it themselves. 

Thanks.

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My best advice for Airbnb is to READ every single review, make sure there are some recent ones.  Most hosts are happy to answer q's (using the contact host button as described above).  Have rented all over MX and the rest of the world with very few disappointments out of at least one hundred rentals. 

Being local you may be able to check for hazards such as proximity to bars, eventos, traffic noise, etc. 

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Yes, important to read reviews, but you also have to understand which  ones to dismiss. These are known as outlier reviews. They usually result from an objectionable guest being called out on their behavior (threw a party and trashed the place, snuck more people or a pet in, etc.) They know they are going to get a bad review from the host, so they submit a review full of lies. If you read through a host's reviews, the vast majority of which say the host was great, and the place was lovely, and then find a review claiming the place was filthy, the host was rude, and other complaints which don't jive, it is one of those retaliation reviews. 

Also really important to thoroughly read through all the listing info the host has provided, which many guests don't bother to do- they look at the photos and price, skim the info, book, then arrive expecting things the host does not provide, or thinking they booked a whole casita, when it's just a private room in the host's home. 

Hosts don't generally allow pre-viewings, it can be a security risk, or a way for guests to try to hound the host to make a private deal, but if you explain the situation, they might be open to it.

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