AUTHOR Juan Bastidas
AUTHOR Juan Bastidas
Since the new airport opened in 2013, there have been more direct flights into Quito than ever before. Interest in Ecuador’s historic capitol (and the nearby Galapagos) has skyrocketed. In the hustle and bustle of your exciting trip to the Galapagos Islands, you may find yourself needing a moment to relax away from your own vacation. Recharge with an overnight stay in one of our favorite hotels in Quito. Each offers comfort, local charm, sustainability, and convenience.
For short, one-night stays (and especially late arrivals the evening before a cruise), we recommend choosing a hotel close to the airport in the town of Tababela, which is about 20 km east of Quito. Pro tip: travel time from the airport to Quito can range from 45 to 60 minutes, or more in rush hour.
Want to know where to stay in Quito? Our staff is here to share our top picks… Keep reading to see what Quito has to offer!
For Convenience: Wyndham Gran Condor Airport
Recuperate from your flight at this brand new hotel, which opened its doors in 2016. Every one of its 150 rooms and suites comes equipped with pillow top mattresses, a 51” plasma TV with satellite, free Wi-Fi, safety deposit box, hair dryer, and ironing board. Take advantage of the 24-hour room service, or head down to the Gran Condor restaurant and bar to enjoy some live music. The hotel offers a regular shuttle service to and from the airport. Double rooms with breakfast start at $176, including taxes.
Learn more about the Wyndham here.
For Modern Luxury: Hotel Le Parc
Unwind in style at the hip, upscale Le Parc. This truly exclusive hotel is a symphony of contemporary chic, from the 5-foot gas fireplace in its lobby restaurant, to the stunning rooftop bar with spectacular views of the city. Twenty-six unique suites are available with king sized beds, and four suites with two full sized beds. All rooms feature Egyptian cotton linens, duck down duvets, and a spacious modern bathroom. The hotel has a compact gym with sauna, and a full-service L’Occitane Spa. You will be within walking distance of Carolina Park’s jogging trails, botanic gardens, and close to some of Quito’s top restaurants. Suites are surprisingly under $250, which includes taxes and breakfast.
Learn more about Hotel Le Parc here.
For Historic location: Patio Andaluz
Patio Andaluz is an elegant boutique hotel located in the heart of Quito’s Historic Center. Just two blocks from the Plaza Grande and within easy walking distance of churches, museums, and historic sites, this colonial style hotel will allow you to experience the true culture of Quito. Enjoy complimentary services and amenities, including free WiFi in all 32 available suites. Relax and enjoy the El Rincon de Cantuna patio restaurant, the Marquez de Jerez Cava bar for wine and tapas, and the Olga Fisch folklore artisan shop. Double rooms are just under $250, including hotel tax and breakfast.
Learn more about Patio Andaluz here.
Whether you’re looking for comfort, style, or convenience, your needs will be met at these hotels. Bookend your trip with one (or more!) overnight stays, and delight in all that Quito has to offer. Reserve your spot today!