Ecuador

Hotels in Ecuador

The best hotels in Ecuador offer a number of great amenities for a low price. Whether you are looking for a cozy bed to crash into after a day of exploring the rainforest or a relaxing resort in an exciting location, Ecuador hotels have it all.

Hacienda PinsaquÍ is an excellent choice for your stay in Otavalo. The 217-year-old historic hacienda is located near the Otavalo market as well as a number of villages that sell leather goods, carvings and woodworkings. In the evening, cheese empanadas and canelazo are served in the cellar bar, and an Andean band provides music. You can also choose to grab dinner at one of the hotel’s two restaurants, which serve local dishes such as carne colorado and friata (fried pork).

Hacienda Zuleta is one of the most unique hotels in Equador. There, travelers will find 2,000 sheep and 300 cows roaming the expansive property. It is a farm that produces crops in the Andes and is located just two hours from Quito. Horses will take travelers from the hotel to the 800-year-old Caranqui pyramid mounds or the resident condor-rehabilitation project. In the evening, guests can dine at a common table where they serve the famous rice tart, heart-of-palm ceviche and other delicious meals.

Downtown high-rise just 8 minutes from the international airport, with Guayaquil’s best business amenities.

Room to Book: Those facing the inner courtyard are the quietest.

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.