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 QuitoMindo, Otavalo, the AmazonCuenca, the Galapagos Islands and Guayaquil.

You may find hotels by region (to the left) or review our listings of specialty accommodations such as eco-lodges and haciendas.

Eden Amazon Lodge – is a newly-opened eco-lodge near the Napo and Tiputini Rivers in one of the most remote, wildlife-rich areas of the Ecuadorian Amazon managed by a Kichwa indigenous community who have lived in the forest for centuries. This is a rare chance to experience a completely authentic Amazonian culture that few travelers get to experience, as they struggle to maintain their ancient ways in the forest.

Golden Bay Hotel – is a new high-end hotel just steps from the beach in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island in Galapagos. Enjoy ocean views from your spacious suite or balcony or from the Panoramic Terrace Snack Bar as you dine on fine locally-inspired cuisine. The highly modern, minimalist design and exceptional service make it by far-and-away the nicest hotel on San Cristobal Island, and its central location in town makes it a convenient place to spend a few days before or after your Galapagos cruise.

Red Mangrove Hotel – is a spectacular oceanfront eco-luxury lodge located in the heart of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Lounging seaside, it seems a million miles away from civilization nestled among the mangroves, marine iguanas and sea lions that share the deck and panoramic view with privileged guests. They also offer land-based Galapagos tours and SCUBA diving packages out of the hotel so you can sleep on solid ground at night and explore the islands with day trips boating to other islands and National Park visitor spots. The Red Mangrove is under new ownership and is operated by Haugan Cruises, a highly-respected luxury Galapagos cruise line.

MySachaJi Ecolodge & SPA – offers a unique wellness-focused ecolodge experience near Otavalo overlooking stunning lake and volcano views. The chef-prepared mostly organic garden-fresh cuisine, juice bar, and locally-harvested herbal teas leave your mind, body and spirit cleansed and filled with the positive energy of the Andes. Choose from a variety of activities like visiting the Otavalo market, hiking, horseback riding, yoga, massage or just enjoying the view from the jacuzzi.

Hacienda Pinsaqui – just an hour-and-a-half north of Quito and a few minutes from the famous Otavalo market, you’ll experience 300 years of history staying at a traditional Andean hacienda in the shadows of towering volcanoes Imbabura and Cotacachi in the Imbabura province’s lake district. Stroll through the extensive gardens planted some 3 centuries ago, explore the countryside on horseback, and dine on traditional local cuisine just as the hacienda’s illustrious guests of the past, including Simon Bolivar who used to stay here on trips between Bogota and Quito.

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.

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, a 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 HandbookThe Footprint Ecuador and Galapagos HandbookLet’s Go EcuadorLonely PlanetRough 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 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 February 20, 2017