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Nestling high in the Andes, perched between mountain peaks, lies Quito - the "Florence of the Americas". Founded in 1534 on the site of an ancient Incan city, its first modern inhabitants were Dominican friars and Franciscan priests, who built much of the stunning skyline that you see today - monasteries, monuments, convents and churches. The first city to be declared a UNESCO heritage site, Quito's historic old town is considered to be the best-preserved in Latin America, a sea of red-tiled roofs and bright baroque church domes. Our collection of the best places to stay in Quito has something for everyone, from charming boutiques to traditional luxury.
A great place to see the local Sierra culture in full swing, this picturesque colonial city brims with markets, shamanistic healers and family-run hatmakers. All in all, it makes for a fascinating visit steeped in Old World grandeur, the perfect destination for history-lovers and culture-vultures keen on getting a feel for the beating heart of Latin America. If you have time, don't miss a day trip out to the Pichincha volcano - still very much active and belching smoke. Or take the Teleferico Quito - cable car - to the top of Cruz Loma for a great view, and good hiking opportunities.
Below, browse through our collection of the best places to stay in Quito, to start planning your trip.
The best places to stay in Quito
For a luxury stay
Hotel Plaza Grande is a five star hotel lodged deep in the heart of the narrow streets of the historic old town. Go to enjoy the traditional architecture, fantastic cuisine and live opera music.
Casa Gangotena Ecuador is a grand and impressive property with particularly spacious rooms and a restaurant where you can sample the best of Ecuadorian cuisine. It has excellent reviews, so book early.
Casa Gardenia is a boutique hotel that offers contemporary style in a historic setting. A great spot to explore from.
Casa Alisa is a much loved hotel of just 10 rooms dating back to 1936, with a lovely garden for guests to relax in. Rooms have gorgeous parquet flooring and the best come with a sit-out-terrace. Highly recommended.
Casa al Eden is a small but very comfortable bed and breakfast with only six rooms and a hearty homemade breakfast. It also won’t break the bank!
For Boutique Chic
Large sash windows and exposed brick line the trendy Hotel Carlota. Its large roof terrace is perfect for a drink at the end of the day. Great for couples.
La Casona de la Ronda is close to the centre an steeped in tradition. Here you'll enjoy atmospheric reception rooms surrounding an impressive central courtyard. Stunning!
For boutique heritage
Casa San Marcos is a boutique hotel located in a beautiful heritage property in the historic centre. Expect exposed wooden beams, antique furniture and local artwork.
Cultura Manor is a beautifully renovated mansion in the north of the Old Town, with elegantl19th-century furnishings, balconies and terraces. The restaurant sources ingredients from the hotel garden.
Out of town
Hacienda Rumi Loma is a luxury hacienda just outside the city. It's very romantic, with just 5 rooms, all decorated with a blend of art and antiquities from around the world, alongside traditional tiled floors and exposed beams. People come from far and wide to dine in their gourmet restaurant.
Rincón de Puembo is a larger hotel located just 15 minutes away from Quito airport. It has colonial-style architecture and traditional interior design; an excellent choice for families, with flexible accomodation and a great restaurant.
For an apartment or villa
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- Fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
- If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.
- Go between June and September, the dry season, when the temperature ranges between 9 and 20 degrees.
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Casa Aliso Quito (La Floresta) 10 rooms from £37Local exploring - The upscale La Floresta neighbourhood in Quito is full of charming cafes and shopsSights nearby - The sights of central Quito are a short taxi ride awayLively area - In the thick of the action.Boutique
A charming property dating back to 1936 with an elegant lounge area and a luscious garden for guests to relax in. Rooms have gorgeous parquet flooring and the best rooms come with a sit-out-terrace. The restaurant offers a delightfully varied menu of local and international dishes. See More
Casa Gardenia Oriente Centro Historico de Quito 9 rooms from £65Local exploring - Located in the heart of the historic centre and within walking distance of many of the main attractions.Local markets - Shop for local artefacts at the Artisan Market.Sights nearby - Visit the iconic Virgin of El Panecillo.Boutique
Cultura Manor Quito from £85Local exploring - This historic mansion is set in the colonial town of Quito which has been beautifully preservedLocal markets - Don't miss Quito's Artisanal Market which is within walking distanceSights nearby - This central location is perfect for exploring the sights of QuitoTraditional
Vista del Angel Hotel Boutique Quito 15 rooms from £115Local exploring - Walk around the Centro Histórico district, or join the hotel's tours within the city, or touring the nearby Cotopaxi volcanoViews - Panoramic city views of Quito, and the looming volcanoes Cotopaxi, Antisana and Cayambe in the backgroundHills & mountains - Second highest capital city in the world, standing at over 9,000 ftSights nearby - Visit Basílica del Voto Nacional, Roman Catholic church reminiscent of Notre Dame, but with Ecuadorian animals embedded into it
A boutique hotel located in the heart of Quito, with breathtaking views of the city and surrounding volcanoes. The hotel's interior features elegant chandeliers, grand archways and a pretty courtyard terrace. Rooms are simple, with parquet flooring and charming colours. Ideal for city exploring. See More
Casa el Eden Quito 6 rooms from £91Local exploring - A smart B&B located in Quito’s Historical Centre with many of its attractions within walking distance.Sights nearby - The Plaza de la Independencia and the church of San Francisco are within a ten minute walk.Local markets - Scour for local artefacts at the Artisan Market in Plaza Foch.Traditional
Rincón de Puembo Quito 45 rooms from £94Families - With family houses available to accommodate adults travelling with children, this hotel is a hit with parentsRomantic Break - Couples love the facilities at this hotel; book a couples' massage for a romantic evening inCity Style - With a design concept based on Quito's old town, this hotel is steeped in local city styleGreat walks - Take a transfer into the city and explore on a long walk; don't miss the many great parks in Quito, like La Carolina Park
This charming hotel is located just 15 minutes away from Quito airport in Ecuador. The hotel layout is based on Quito's old town, with colonial-style architecture and traditional interior design; book a family house to accommodate children. Sample Ecuadorian cuisine at the restaurant; a chic hotel. See More
La Casona de La Ronda Quito (Centro histórico) 22 rooms from £127Local exploring - Located in the heart of the historic centre and within easy reach of many of the city's attractions.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Baroque Company of Jesus Church.Local markets - Scour the Craft Market for local artefacts.Full of character
A boutique property boasting a central location in the heart of the historic centre. Steeped in tradition find atmospheric reception rooms surrounding the impressive central courtyard. Chic rooms feature parquet floors, dark wooden furniture and white washed walls. The ideal base for city exploring. See More
Casa San Marcos Quito (Centro Histórico) 10 rooms from £133City Style - Situated in a landmark heritage property with many original features preserved, this hotel has reams of local city styleLocal exploring - Located in the historic centre of Quito, this hotel is the perfect base for local exploringRomantic Break - Couples love the romantic rooms at this hotel; book a suite for extra living spaceLocal markets - Spend a morning at the El Ejido Park Art Fair, an art and craft market where you can find local artisan pieces
This boutique hotel is located in a heritage property in San Marcos, the historic centre of Quito. Guestrooms feature exposed wooden beams, antique furniture and regional artwork; book a deluxe room for a separate living area. Sample Ecuadorian cuisine at the traditional restaurant; a charming stay. See More
Hotel Carlota Quito (Centro Histórico) 12 rooms from £140Local exploring - Well located close to Quito’s main landmarks and sites.Great walks - Take a relaxing walk around Quito Botanical Garden home to more than 5,000 plants.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive “Ciudad Mitad del Mundo” located just north of the city.Restaurant - Recommended.Recommended by - Design Hotels
A small boutique property located in the heart of Quito. Contemporary rooms feature chic patterned walls, large sash windows and exposed brick. An expansive roof terrace is the perfect spot to sip on a cocktail and a lively bistro serves superb modern dishes. The ideal base for city exploring. See More
Hacienda Rumi Loma Quito 5 rooms from £234Local exploring - Located a five-minute drive from Quito city centre, this hotel is perfectly placed for exploring in and around the capitalCountry Escape - This luxury hacienda is situated in the countryside outside of Quito, offering a charming country escapeRomantic Break - Couples love the romantic rooms at this hotel; book a suite for added indulgenceSights nearby - See the results of local excavations at the Rumipamba Archaeological Park, located in Quito city centre
This luxury hacienda is located just outside of Quito city centre. Guestrooms are decorated with a blend of art and antiquities from around the world alongside traditional tiled floors and exposed beams; book a suite for separate living space. Dine at the gourmet restaurant; a chic hacienda hotel. See More
Hotel Plaza Grande Quito (Garcia Moreno N5-16) 15 rooms from £351Local exploring - An elegant property well located for easy access to the city's main attractions.Local markets - Scour the Craft Market for local artefacts.Sights nearby - Visit the iconic Virgin of Quito.Full of character
Casa Gangotena Quito 31 rooms from £351Local exploring - Walking distance from numerous historical sights, churches and museums.Sights nearby - Visit the nearby Iglesia de San Francisco and take in the atmosphere of the surrounding square.Romantic - Good for couples.TraditionalRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
This grand family mansion turned boutique hotel overlooking the lively Plaza San Francisco undoubtedly offers some of Quito’s finest accommodation and is the perfect place for exploring the city's old town. Sample exquisite Ecuadorian fare in the chic restaurant. A luxurious city base. See More