Hotels in Ecuador
EcuadorExplorer.com maintains extensive listings of all types of hotels and accommodations throughout Ecuador. Check back with us frequently as we are continually adding the best Ecuador hotels, B&Bs, inns, resorts, haciendas, and eco-lodges throughout the country – in Quito, Mindo, Otavalo, the Amazon, Cuenca, the Galapagos Islands and Guayaquil.
Scalesia Lodge – in the highlands of Isabela Island in the Galapagos, is a new concept in lodging in the Galapagos. Luxury camping with African-style safari tents and an upscale central lodge with dining facilities make this lodge a unique way to visit the Galapagos.
Angermeyer Waterfront Inn – located at the edge of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island is the newest upscale hotel on the Galapagos’ most visited island. Built upon an historically relevant cave that was home to one of the Islands’ first human residents, the hotel successfully blends old and new and is brought to you by the legendary Angermeyer family. With it’s own pier on Academy bay, quick access to beautiful beaches, and the fact that it’s only accessible by boat, the Inn provides a feeling of being in nature while only being a few minutes away from town.
Casa del Suizo – near Tena, Casa del Suizo is one of the closest Amazon Lodges to Quito while maintaining an excellent rainforest experience for the entire family. A poolside buffet and engaging rainforest activities make it one of the best lodges for kids, or an excellent introduction for a rainforest newbie.
Folklore Hotel in Quito – Friendly, cozy and safe, the Folklore Hotel is located in the neighborhood of La Floresta, a few blocks from La Mariscal.The comfortable rooms are well-equipped with private bathroom, 24-hour hot water, cable TV, Internet, WiFi, free calls to the USA and Canada, a satellite security system, easy access to a kitchen, and luggage storage. Prices include tax and a complimentary buffet breakfast. They also have tourist information and offer tours in and around Quito.
Hacienda Zuleta Ecuador – Dating from the 1600s, Hacienda Zuleta lies at 9,600 feet above sea level in the spectacular Andean mountain range of Ecuador, 2 hours North of Quito. This eco-resort, nature sanctuary, and working farm is the home of former Ecuadorian president, Galo Plaza and maintains an authenticity rarely found in modern accommodations. Guests of Hacienda Zuleta have access to our full horse barn and horseback riding trails, prime bird watching areas, mountain bikes, Andean Condor sanctuary, endangered Spectacle bear habitat area, organic gardens, working dairy farm, cheese factory and museum, hiking trails, local community culture and artisans and much more. Hacienda Zuleta is a member of Smart Voyager, a Smart Luxury Winner and has been featured by Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and others.
La Casa Sol – Quito and Otavalo Hostels – Charming hotels run by an even more charming Otavalan Indigenous couple. The intimate, sunny atmosphere will make even the weariest traveler feel at home, and coffee and conversation in Casa Sol’s cafe is a great way to start any day. Highly recommended by Viva Travel Guides, The South American Handbook, The Footprint Ecuador and Galapagos Handbook, Let’s Go Ecuador, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide to Ecuador, and the South American Explorer’s Club.
La Selva Jungle Lodge – has recently been completely remodeled and is Ecuador’s newest, most upscale Amazon lodge. Located on the shores of a blackwater lake with spectacular views from the restaurant and many guest cabins, one can paddle in a canoe or kayak, climb the canopy tower, the butterfly farm, or access the multitude of trails near the lodge.
Hacienda Piman – is one of Ecuador’s premier historical haciendas recently opened as a countryside inn and restaurant. Located outside of Ibarra, within an hour of the Otavalo market, close to the Ibarra train station, El Angel Reserve, and an excellent destination for mountain biking and hiking, you’ll never be short of adventures.
Hotel Le Parc is the first designer boutique hotel in Ecuador, which has a unique architectural style with large windows which bring light into its spacious suites. It is located within in important business sector of Quito and near to the main shopping centers of the city.
Hotel Majestic – This hotel has the pleasant, friendly service of a country inn and all the services and benefits of a large hotel. All rooms have private bathrooms, color TV, complete mini-bars, and telephone service. Internet service, a photocopier, and fax service are also available to guests. Customer service and honesty are the cornerstones of Majestic’s success.
El Monasterio de Cusin -built in the style of a Catholic monastery with extensive, year-round flowering gardens and organic food. El Monasterio is a journey down the throat of time. 18-guest rooms in three garden and fountain patios are furnished with beamed ceilings and log-burning fireplaces. Colonial-Spanish paintings, ponchos and hand-painted furniture, adorn the wide corridors. The sometimes snowcapped, sacred Imbabura and Cotacachi mountains are reflected in Lago San Pablo. The bustle of Otavalo’s famous markets is 20 minutes away. Activities: wi-fi, mountain and valley walks, 8-horse stables, mountain bikes, games room, movie-house and DVD library, etc.
Posada Quinde Hotel in Otavalo – Warm setting and service, central location, and one of the best restaurants in Otavalo help make this the top-rated hotel in Otavalo as rated by TripAdvisor.
Sacha Lodge – is the legendary Ecuador Amazon experience. Long praised for excellent service, food and accommodation, Sacha is one of the top lodges in Ecuador and the entire Amazon Rainforest. Discover the Amazon, its birds, wildlife, and people with a trip to Sacha.
Yachana Lodge – overlooking the Napo River in the Amazon region of Ecuador provides a unique cultural and wildlife experience while you simultaneously help support educational, sustainable development, poverty alleviation, renewable energy and other non-profit missions of the Yachana Foundation. There are several unique activities such as visiting a local shaman, harvesting your food from a local farm and learning how to prepare it for your lunch, visiting the Foundation’s vocational high school’s innovative projects, and Amazon rainforest staples such as birding, wildlife viewing and hiking rainforest trails. It’s an excellent choice for student groups, volunteers, or anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Amazon rainforest and its people.
Updated June 4, 2016, by Jason Halberstadt