Many Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders tours involve at least an overnight in or nearby to the nation’s fine capital city, Quito. We use several top-rated hotels very frequently and there are various different options, depending on your preferences.
For guests that love history and architecture, Quito’s historic center is a good bet, as you will be slap bang in the middle of it in one of our top-rated old town hotels. Those that prefer to be outside of the colonial center may enjoy staying in one of the best hotels that our customers rate highly time and time again in the new town. Another great option is staying overnight close to the airport. This makes sense for clients that have an early flight to the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon Rainforest region, or for flights back home. These hotels make a great landing point on arrival into Ecuador as well, especially after a long flight. Here is the lowdown that you need on some of the best hotels in Quito for your trip.
The Illa Experience Hotel is located in an exquisitely restored colonial building in Quito’s old town area. Rooms are spacious and very tastefully decorated and furnished, for your maximum enjoyment and relaxation. Some of the rooms have unrivalled views over some of the city’s best-known landmark, the Virgen del Panecillo, while others enjoy splendid street views. The hotel has a vision of allowing its guests to immerse themselves in culture, extending the hospitality experience that this small hotel offers, and there are a variety of experiences you can opt to enjoy, as well as a lovely restaurant. Our guests always rate it as superb for the excellent service and overall experience.
With its commanding presence in the colonial center of Quito, Casa Gangotena Hotel is another firm favorite with our customers. The hotel perfectly combines elegance and comfort for its guests, with many of the rooms also offering fine views of the old town. Some of the rooms offer easy access to the delightful terrace. Our guests rave about the spa which is for the exclusive use of the hotel guests. The delicious local fusion cuisine is delicious too, and not to be missed.
You cannot get more central to Quito’s old town than this delightful hotel set on the Plaza Grande square itself – the main square. This is another lovely option for those opting to stay in the historic center of Quito. The style of the hotel is classic and opulent. Our clients consistently say that the service they receive at this hotel is outstanding. The food at this hotel is also worth staying in for. Some of the suites have a fabulous view overlooking the central square, and rooms have been noise proofed.
With its smart, modern design, Ikala Boutique Hotel is just the place for those that seek a contemporary feel to their accommodations. That is not to say that the hotel is without history – in fact, it is a converted building that was originally three colonial houses of wealthy families in times past. Ikala is conveniently located for the commercial district of the city. The personalized service is superb, and the rooms are comfortable and well-equipped. Our clients that stay here especially love the panoramic terrace, finding it a wonderful place to relax and take in the city life rushing by.
Swissotel is a luxury accommodation favorite in the commercial hub of the city. The hotel boasts rooms with tremendous views over the city and beyond. Rooms are elegant and well designed to meet the traveler’s every need. You will not get bored of the food at Swissotel, as there are a variety of restaurants to choose from, including Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine! For those that want to wind down after a busy Galapagos or jungle trip, the hotel has a fabulous spa with very relaxing treatments to experience. There is also a well-equipped gym, swimming pools and racquet sports facilities too. This hotel is always popular with our customers who are impressed with the friendly service and the comfort that this place offers.
The Holiday Inn at Quito Airport is a brand-new hotel that is just five minutes from the international airport. This familiar brand offers all of the types of facilities you might expect, such as shuttle service to and from the airport, comfortable rooms, and an onsite restaurant. It also has rooms with fabulous views, an outdoor heated pool with hydromassage, Turkish bath and a gym and spa. Our guests like this accommodation when they have an early start for their flight, or when they are arriving into Quito on a late-night flight. It has everything you need, just a stone throw from the airport.
Another very convenient option close by to Quito’s airport is Wyndham Airport. Our customers love the views from this hotel. With a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness center and free shuttle service, the hotel has all of the facilities to make for a comfortable and enjoyable night’s stay. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed as well, and the hotel offers an excellent standard of cleanliness throughout. The restaurant offers a chance to enjoy some of Ecuador’s traditional cuisine, perhaps for the last time if you’re on a flight out of the country in the morning.
Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders are experts in travel to the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador. We offer a wide range of different tours for multi and single days that take in the absolute best that Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have to offer. We can organize customized trips to suit your needs and preferences. Why not get your adventure kick started by getting in touch with us today to see what we can do for you?