Best Places To Stay: Top 15 Hotels In Ecuador - Updated 2023

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Ecuador is a treasure trove of adventures and amazing sights. So, after a long day of exploring, you would probably want to retreat to a luxurious resort and be re-energised for the next few days! Here are a few of the highest-rated hotels in Ecuador according to quality and value, conveniently organised by city:

1. La Facha Hostal Restaurant Surf (from USD 16)

Located in Mompiche, this beachfront property features quirky rooms designed in a way that can blend nicely with the tropical ambiance. Some of the rooms, along with comfy beds and free toiletries in the private bathroom, also feature a balcony. Guests can enjoy picturesque views of the pristine Pacific Ocean from here. Linens are supplied along with a wardrobe for storage. There is a coffee machine parked for your daily fill of caffeine.

Guests can indulge their palate in La Facha Restaurant which serves delectable spreads of seafood and local cuisines. Free Wi-Fi can be used to stay connected with loved ones back home. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating massage at the spa. Laundry services are available at an additional charge.

Free car parking facilities are available in a nearby parking lot. Guests can engage in fun activities such as hiking, fishing, snorkeling, and cooking classes on the property.

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La Facha Hostal Restaurant Surf

Wifi Available

Address: Calle la fosforera SN, paralela al malecon 15 mts de la playa
286.51 km (178.1 mi) from Maldonado Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace


2. Casa Gangotena (from USD 285)

Why stay? - Beautiful architecture, museums, and churches. - Incredible views of the historic center.

Casa Gangotena is housed within a stunning, colonial-style building in the historic center and it truly places your comfort first. Water is provided throughout your stay, and a complimentary fruit platter is served as a welcome gift! The hotel’s restaurant serves a variety of international cuisines, though you can also find plenty of restaurants in the vicinity.

Rooms are well-equipped, with flat screen TVs and private bathrooms. Some of the rooms offer amazing views of the city too!

The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the main plaza, 8 minutes from the Basilica, 200 meters (656 feet) from Casa del Albado Museum, and 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) from the international airport.

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Hotel Casa Gangotena

Address: Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca
162.09 km (100.8 mi) from Maldonado Park

3. Hotel Patio Andaluz (from USD 140)

Why stay? - National treasure!

Declared a national treasure of Ecuador and a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, the Hotel Patio Andaluz is of the most luxurious options on this list! The hotel has an abundance of premium amenities for your use. Enjoy exquisite Spanish cuisine in the premium El Rincon de Cantuna restaurant, and unwind with a drink at the tapas bar, Marques de Jerez.

Rooms are elegantly designed with parquet floors and wooden furniture, and are equipped with cable TV and private bathrooms.

The hotel is situated in the heart of the historic center, where you can find many historical churches and monuments. Moreover, the Parque Metropolitano Bellavista is only 5 minutes away!

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Hotel Patio Andaluz

Address: García Moreno 6-52 - Between Mejía and Olmedo
162.41 km (101.0 mi) from Maldonado Park

4. JW Marriott Hotel Quito (from USD 99)

Why stay? - Exceptional spa facilities and amenities.

The JW Marriott Hotel is an excellent choice for those looking for a place to unwind. Try out the Zuma Spa facilities, which include saunas, hot tubs, Turkish baths, and a fitness center. You can also relax by the pool, in the garden, or in the lounge bar. The hotel has numerous dining options, such as Bistro Latino where you can order breakfast, La Hacienda Grill where you can get a hearty steak, and Cafe Gourmet where you can enjoy a cup of coffee.

Rooms are spacious, modern, and stylish, and all have a plasma TV and a minibar.

The hotel is only 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from the historic center and 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) from the airport.

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JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Address: Avenida Orellana 1172 y Avenida Amazonas
165.01 km (102.6 mi) from Maldonado Park


5. Samari Spa Resort (from USD 211)

Why stay? - Exquisite spa experiences!

With its gabled roof and exposed brick walls, you can tell that Samari Spa Resort is not your typical 5-star resort. Boasting excellent spa facilities, a lush garden, sauna, heated pool, and even a karaoke bar and games room, this resort has everything you need for a relaxing and entertaining day or night indoors. You can even book day trips and tours at the reception.

Rooms are bathed in sunlight and equipped with a desk, cable TV, and a private bathroom.

The resort is only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) from Agua Santa Church, 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the craft market, and 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the famous cascades.

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Samari Spa Resort

Address: Avenida De Las Amazonas
40.68 km (25.3 mi) from Maldonado Park

6. La Floresta Hotel (from USD 66)

Why stay? - Close to the main square and bus stop.

A gorgeous hotel set in a lush garden, La Floresta Hotel is one of the best places to stay if you want to be immersed in Ecuadorian nature. The hotel features a garden, a restaurant that serves regional foods, free Wi-Fi, and laundry and dry cleaning services. Buffet breakfasts are provided every morning too.

The rooms all have private bathrooms and fireplaces, while some feature balconies as well.

The hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the main plaza, a 5-minute walk from the bus stop, and 44.8 kilometers (27.8 miles) from the airport.

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La Floresta Hotel

Address: Montalvo y Thomas Halflants
39.35 km (24.5 mi) from Maldonado Park


7. Hosteria La Andaluza (from USD 78)

Why stay? - Charming countryside. - Tons of activities in store, such as karaoke contests, basketball matches, and horse riding!

There are so many things to do in this hotel, you could even spend an entire day here without going out! Nestled in the quiet countryside, Hosteria La Andaluza has 2 restaurants, The Stable and La Piedra, and 2 bars for your enjoyment. Moreover, the El Portal Bar organizes karaoke competitions regularly! The hotel also features volleyball and basketball courts, along with football pitches, where games are often held. You can book horse-riding excursions at the reception.

The rooms are cozy, carpeted, and equipped with heating and private bathrooms.

The Urbina Train Station is just 8 kilometers (5 miles) away, from where you can travel to Quito (217 km / 135 miles) or Guayaquil (233 km / 145 miles).

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Hostería La Andaluza

Address: Km. 16 Comunidad Chuquipogio, via a Quito
17.64 km (11.0 mi) from Maldonado Park


8. Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport (from USD 63)

Why stay? - Short walk from the airport! - Close to city center and convention center.

Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport is one of the best options if you are in town for a business trip, traveling with children, or just visiting for a few days. With an outdoor pool, a 24-hour lounge, a fitness center, and a business center, the hotel is well-equipped to serve your every need. The hotel also provides child care, dry cleaning, and laundry services!

Rooms are sleek-looking and have coffee machines and TVs.

The hotel is only a 4-minute walk from the airport, 10 minutes from the convention center, and 15 minutes from the city center!

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Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport

Address: Avenida De Las Américas, Junto al Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín de Olmedo.
146.99 km (91.4 mi) from Maldonado Park

9. Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil (from USD 73)

Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil

Why stay? - Near the airport and within the entertainment district. - Superb dining options!

Sitting in the city’s commercial district is the 5-star Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil, where you can enjoy an outdoor pool, a gym with saunas, and a spa with hydro-massages! The best part about the hotel is its dining options, as it features French, Swiss, and Ecuadorian cuisines across 4 restaurants, one of which is the award-winning Le Gourmet.

Rooms are exquisite with marble flooring and equipped with desks, safe boxes, cable TV, and a free minibar!

Just a 10-minute drive away from the airport, the hotel is only 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) from the Guayas riverfront.

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Oro Verde Guayaquil

Address: 9 de Octubre 414 y García Moreno
149.6 km (93.0 mi) from Maldonado Park

10. Hotel Palace Guayaquil (from USD 50)

Why stay? - Near the airport and within the downtown area.

The grand Hotel Palace is a great option if you like exploring a city’s downtown district. The hotel is well-equipped, with various amenities to keep you satisfied and entertained, such as a fitness center and a restaurant that serves a range of international and local foods.

The rooms are sleek and modern, and equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, a free minibar, a desk, and a safe box.

The hotel is only a 15-minute walk from Seminario Park, a short walk from the scenic Malecon by the Guayas River, and 10 minutes from the airport.

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Hotel Palace Guayaquil

Address: Chile, 214 y Luque
148.84 km (92.5 mi) from Maldonado Park


11. Balandra Hotel (from USD 119)

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Why stay? - Near shopping mall and beach. - Lovely beach and garden views.

Balandra Hotel has an outdoor pool and a restaurant that features stunning panoramas of the beach. There is also a gym and buffet breakfast every morning for a small charge.

At Balandra Hotel you have the option of either staying in a hotel room or in a bungalow. Both accommodation types have private balconies that overlook a garden, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and private bathrooms.

The hotel is just 100 meters (328 feet) from El Murcielago Beach and Del Pacifico Shopping Mall, and only 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from the airport!

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Hotel Balandra

Address: Avenida 7 y calle 20
245.31 km (152.5 mi) from Maldonado Park

12. Hotel Oro Verde Manta (from USD 109)

Why stay? - View of the Pacific Ocean.

A 5-star hotel by the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Oro Verde Manta is perfect for those who enjoy seaside living. The hotel features an outdoor pool with sun loungers, a well-equipped gym, and a playground. At the Buena Vista restaurant you can enjoy some grilled seafood and amazing panoramas of the ocean and Manta Harbour from the terrace. You get even get pastries and sushi at the hotel!

The rooms have balconies with sea views, cable TV, safety deposit boxes, minibars, and private en suite bathrooms.

The hotel is only a short walk from the downtown district and 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the airport.

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Oro Verde Manta

Address: Malecon Y Calle 23
245.58 km (152.6 mi) from Maldonado Park


13. Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca (from USD 81)

Why stay? - Near attractions and airport.

Equipped with a pool, fitness centre, business center, restaurant, and garden, Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca has everything you need for a comfortable stay at a good price. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and parking, and a 24-hour concierge, where you can request laundry, dry cleaning, luggage storage, and tour services.

Rooms all have private bathrooms, minibars, desks, and cable TV.

The hotel is only a 30-minute walk from the historical center, 10 minutes from Calderon Park, and just 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the airport!

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Oro Verde Cuenca

Address: Av Ordóñez Lasso S/N
141.86 km (88.2 mi) from Maldonado Park

14. Hosteria Duran (from USD 43)

Why stay? - Mountain views and hotsprings! - Near airport and attractions.

Hosteria Duran is a cozy hotel offering stunning mountain views. The hotel features plenty of amenities, such as an outdoor pool, restaurant, tennis court, fitness center, lounge, games room, and tour desk, though the main highlight of the hotel is its hot springs! There are a ton of activities nearby to keep you entertained, including table tennis and billiards.

Rooms are equipped with satellite TV, private bathrooms, and free toiletries. They also have great views of the mountain!

The hotel is only 15 minutes from the historic center and 20 minutes from the airport.

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Hosteria Duran

Address: Av. Ricardo Durán S/N
146.22 km (90.9 mi) from Maldonado Park


15. Hillary Nature Resort & Spa (from USD 117)

Why stay? - Beautiful natural views. - Tranquil environment.

This resort really does have everything: outdoor pools, a fitness center, garden, restaurant, spa, and even a private zoo! At Hillary Nature Resort and Spa, you can unwind at the spa and be surrounded by the magnificent natural landscapes of Ecuador.

You may choose between a suite or bungalow, both of which have private bathrooms, minibars, and cable TV. The superior bungalow has an additional spa bath and a balcony with stunning panoramas.

The resort is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the airport, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Puyango Petrified Forest, and 35 kilometers (21.7 miles) from Bolivar Port and the city center! Rent a car and drive over, as free parking is provided!

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Hillary Nature Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Address: Km. 1 Via Alamor
262.04 km (162.9 mi) from Maldonado Park


16. Hacienda Hosteria Chorlavi (from USD 105)

Why stay? - Historic countryside theme. - Horse riding excursions!

Hacienda Hosteria Chorlavi is a colonial-style building that exudes old-style charm. Featuring an outdoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, restaurant, bar, and reading room, the gorgeous estate has a history dating back to the 1600s! You can book horse-riding excursions and massages at the reception and also enjoy live folk music on the weekends.

Rooms are beautifully decorated with country-style furnishings, and are equipped with cable TV. Some rooms even have cozy fireplaces!

The hotel is a convenient 30-minute drive from the scenic Cuycocha Lake and 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from Otavalo Fair. It also offers airport transfers and free parking!

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Hacienda Hosteria Chorlavi

Address: Panamericana Norte km 4.5
230.41 km (143.2 mi) from Maldonado Park

A luxurious retreat

Whether you are looking for a suitable hotel for a business trip, honeymoon, holiday with friends, or family vacation, you can easily find the best option on this list! It is recommended to rent a car and drive around the country to explore, and it’s an added bonus that most of the hotels listed here have free parking!

For more ideas on what to do in Ecuador, watch the video below! Enjoy your trip!

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