Hotels in Ecuador
The five-star property, opened in 2007 is in one of the best-preserved colonial cities in South America. Loja remains off the beaten path, unlike Quito and Cuenca.
This eco-resort funds a local high school for Amazonian youth.
This 217-year-old hacienda is an ideal base for visits to the legendary Otavalo market and to craft villages specializing in wood carving, weaving, and leatherwork. Adventurers can ride horses at the hacienda or hike to a nearby crater lake.
The 2004 hotel was largely responsible for the Quito’s renaissance. Inside, 32 rooms are set within a preserved colonial mansion.
Wildlife viewing is unparalleled from the private seaview balconies.
Modern 13-story building in the upscale Floresta neighborhood, with sleek interiors that feature an abundance of dark woods; on site is Japanese restaurant Tanoshii, one of the city's hottest spots.
San Agustín de Callo has deep roots as a lodge. In the foothills of the snowcapped Cotopaxi volcano, 48 miles from Quito, the hacienda sits on the ruins of an Incan tambo, a 15th-century inn that once lodged royalty traveling along the Inca Trail.
In the heart of Old Town, this six-suite boutique property features private patios, high ceilings, and antique furnishings.
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The Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve is an experiment in sustainable ecotourism. Five years ago the original developers gave it back, as agreed, to the Achuar tribe, who operate it and make up 80 percent of the staff.
With its 300 cows and 2,000 sheep, Hacienda Zuleta is a working farm that produces crops (wheat, quinoa, organic vegetables) in the Ecuadoran Andes, two hours north of Quito.
The hotel, in the Mariscal Sucre neighborhood, feels like a Scandinavian import, with granite tile floors and minimalist décor.
Pyramid-shaped hotel with a glass atrium in Quito’s financial and entertainment district.