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Hotel Patio Andaluz

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you prefer your hotels to be slick, modern chrome-filled generic boxes then turn away now. If, like me, you prefer your hotels to be centrally located, quiet and full of elegant and charming details which reflect the rich history of the local area, service and food which makes you feel cossetted and welcome then the Hotel Patio Andaluz is the hotel for you (and me).

Among the many things that made this special—the three-story atrium above the dining area, the sitting room with Guayasamin art on every wall, the antiques & art scattered around the rest of the hotel, the excellent breakfast, the sitting area under the glass roof on the top floor, the service at the front desk, the lovely man who runs the small shop which carries high quality crafts (& chocolate) at reasonable prices and more. The dinner we had there was unspectacular and the rooms vary in the views and the extent of natural light but the location and nearby options for dinner render this unimportant.

Great service, great location, comfortable accommodations. Room was large, two storied with sleeping accommodations upstairs. We booked through an agency so were unaware of having to climb stairs to reach the bed and bathroom which we would have preferred not to do after a long trip in with big bags. Breakfast was included and included a wide tasty variety of foods. Overall, we were very happy.

We had a lovely 2 nights stay at Patio Andaluz; great breakfast both days and also good food one of the nights. We had a guide one day that took us to the middle of the earth museum, not the monument. This museum was great with various experiments around what happens with certain things depending on if you are north or south of the equator. We also saw Otavallo, which was not up to expectations. Two good days in Quito all together.

Our adult daughter booked this hotel for us as we transitioned from the Galapagos Islands to Banos, Ecuador. If had only had more time, we would have stayed every night! This boutique local hotel is extraordinary in its decor, service, and location. As we were delayed flying into Quito, we arrived a few hours later than originally planned. And yet, sensing our hunger, the receptionist called back to the kitchen to let them know we would be coming as soon as we dropped our bags in our rooms. And not once did the waitstaff lead us to believe we were inconveniencing them. The food was quite tasty (and local) and very reasonably priced. The rooms were multi-leveled and we could have easily fit our party of three adults and one teenager in one room (we booked two). For those who struggle with steps, know that the bathroom is on the second level, up a spiral staircase with about 10 steps or so. The location made it easy to get to Plaza Grande (Carondelet Palace, Palazio Arzobispal), Iglesia de San Francisco, several museums, and many incredible restaurants). From here to the airport took about 40 minutes by taxi.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. We didn't have dinner there but breakfast was excellent with large selection ! Traffic in that area is very busy so book your taxi or uber very early ahead of time. A '15 minute wait' for a taxi to airport took an hour to get to the hotel. The staff were very apologetic. Just be sure book way ahead.

Very quaint hotel just a block from plaza grande. Fantastic location to explore historic quarter. Beautiful patio. Rooms a bit dated but probably typical of the comp set. Very attentive staff especially the concierge/bellman this past Christmas Eve.

We booked Hotel Patio Andaluz due its location next to Old Town. We were staying one night before a Galapagos trip and it was the perfect for a day tour of old town Quito. The room was fine with all the standard amenities. The room had a large window that faced the indoor courtyard The bed was comfortable. We saw other reviews about noise but it was very quiet with no problems at all. We were on the 1st floor which was nice since they did not have elevators. The staff were great. We booked a second room with two beds which was not available when we arrived so they gave us an additional room at no extra charge. They were helpful with directions and suggestions to find the places we wanted. They offered welcome drink in the downstairs bar that we enjoyed during happy hour where they had local cheese and various other snacks. In the dining/lounge area they always had coffee, tea and hot chocolate. They suggested a specific tea that helps deal with the altitude. There is a small market a few doors down from the hotel to get snacks and drinks. I would stay again if we came back to Old Town area.

We recently stayed one night at the Hotel Patio Andaluz and found our stay to be unsatisfactory. We are very experienced world travelers and rarely do I write negative reviews concerning a hotel. Our room was booked by a local Quito travel agency, Haugen Cruises, as part of a trip to the La Selva lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The room that we had was probably one of the worst we have ever had. The hotel is old, and the room, #103, can best be described as a sleeping closet. There were no windows, no ventilation, no heat or air conditioning, just a ceiling fan. The room was small as was the bathroom. This room did have a “light shaft” but it brought no outside light into the room. We complained when we checked and were shown another room that was just as bad. I would definitely not stay at this hotel in the central part of the historical old city of Quito.

When we arrived at Hotel Patio Andaluz (as part of our honeymoon trip), we were greeted with rose petals on our bed - in the "penthouse" room at the top of the hotel. (Thankfully, the bell staff carried our bags - we were pretty exhausted and there's no elevator.) The hotel is large, but feels intimate, with small sitting areas, balconies, and indoor "patios" in the common areas. The views from our room were spectacular (we were in the room featured in the main photo, here on Trip Advisor), and it was perfect for helping us plan out our days' trips around the city. The hotel is in Old Town - walking distance, really, to anything you want to do in that part of the city (though the altitude of the city, and the hilly terrain can impact how much walking you want to do). The staff were all friendly and helpful, and dealt with our lack of Spanish skills with grace. When we checked back in after a few days away, we had a two-story room near the front of the hotel. It was fun to have a sitting area on the main floor, with the bed and bathroom on the upper floor - a nice way to feel like you're in a much larger space.

Garcia Moreno N6-52 Quito Pichincha

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Independence Square and Quito Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in The Street of the Seven Crosses, Hotel Patio Andaluz is adjacent to Independence Square and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Quito Cathedral. This 32-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Quito and also close to El Panecillo and Basilica of the National Vow.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Hotel Patio Andaluz's 32 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, free bottled water, and safes. LED TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Desks and free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Patio Andaluz enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 62 per vehicle one-way, as well as limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Duplex, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Duplex, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1235 reviews