Quito Hotels and Lodging
The political and cultural capital of Ecuador, Quito is a must-visit destination for virtually all travelers to Ecuador. There are three different areas of Quito where most hotels are located 1) in the Historical Center 2) in the northern modern part of the city (also known as the new town), and 3) near the international airport about a half an hour east of Quito.
Quito’s historic center was constructed by Spanish settlers in the 1500s and most of the colonial architecture remains to this day. The area is so impressive and so well preserved that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Northern parts of the city feature exciting nightlife, museums, art, dance, live music and many other exciting activities. The airport area features rural hotels, most of them being small, family owned hotels. When planning your stay, we recommend investigating the following accommodations:
Hotel Le Parc – is the first designer boutique hotel in Ecuador, which has a vanguardian architectural style with large windows which bring light into its spacious suites. It is located 15 minutes from the airport, within the important business sector of Quito and near to the main shopping centers of the city.
Apart-Hotel Amaranta – Luxurious, apartment-style suites located in one of the safest and most central residential neighborhoods in Quito. Each suite has a private kitchen, living room, dining area, separate bedroom, and private bathroom, as well as cable TV. Also offering 2 magnificent penthouses, each suite with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, able to accommodate 8 to 10 people. Other services on site include laundry, local travel arrangements, an 80 person conference room, and Serrano’s Bar and Grill, available for your dining needs, with excellent cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and well-stocked bar.
Hotel Bambú – This beach-front hotel in the small, sleepy fishing village of Canoa is the ideal escape for those who want some serious rest and relaxation without crowds of tourists. When you’re not relaxing on the beach, you can surf, mountain bike or even paraglide. Afterwards, dine on exquisite seafood plucked straight from the sea outside your door and prepared in the hotel’s renowned restaurant.
La Casa Sol, Quito Hostel – Charming hotel and cafe 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 The South American Handbook, The Footprint Ecuador and Galapagos Handbook, Let’s Go Ecuador 1999, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide to Ecuador 2000, and the South American Explorer’s Club.
Folklore Hotel in Quito – Friendly, cozy and safe, the Folklore Hotel is located in the pretty neighborhood of La Floresta, a few blocks from La Mariscal, and close to the airport and Quito’s historic Old Town. Our 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. We also have tourist information, and we offer tours in and around Quito. Come and enjoy a new cultural experience in Quito with the Folklore Hotel!
Hotel Majestic – This charming hotel has the pleasant, friendly feel 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.