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Hotel Plaza Grande

5.0 out of 5.0

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So I spent one night here and had enough from that experience to know that this hotel has both good points and some not so good points. First, the location is the hotel's best characteristic--it is located directly on the Plaza Grande which is the heart of Quito's colonial old town. This hotel is consistently considered the second most luxurious hotel in Quito and the second most expensive after the nearby Casa Gangontena hotel. Unfortunately, Hotel Plaza Grande just cannot compare with its nearby rival Casa Gangontena, despite having a price that is similar. My main problem with Hotel Plaza Grande is that it is way too dark in terms of both its furnishings and the amount of light it actually gets inside. The dark hallways, dark rooms with heavy, brown-colored decor and heavy wood accents just seemed too oppressive to me. I felt sort of like I was in a tomb in my room despite being in an extremely busy part of the city. The hotel staff also did not seem particularly friendly either--they were attentive but did not seem to go out of their way to be friendly. The place also seems a bit "worn out" in terms of its furniture, the elevators, etc. I would recommend this place more for a place to have lunch or dinner but not to spend the night. If you want a luxurious hotel and are willing to spend quite a bit of money, I would highly recommend spending the extra money and going to the Casa Gangontena for a luxury hotel in the historic center of the city. Otherwise, pick a nice hotel in the newer part of the city and take a taxi to the historic sections.

Stayed here in July 17 with teenage children. Have only good things to say about the hotel. Really nice rooms and a perfect location. Also, a special mention to the staff - my wife was unwell when we arrived and the reception staff were incredibly helpful, including spending about an hour translating for the doctor. Despite this incident we had a great trip here and would definitely return.

We stayed in the Plaza Grande Hotel for 2 nights before we departed for the Galapagos. The location is ideal if you want to tour the old colonial city. Walking distance to several popular sights. The rooms are large and comfortable. The bathrooms have a wonderful soaking tub. The hotel is not modern, but maintains the charm of an old historic hotel. The food in the restaurants is excellent and the staff friendly and efficient. There are a few nice restaurants within walking distance. Overall a very pleasant stay. Be sure to order ice cream in the lobby restaurant for a fun and interesting surprise!

Over two weeks of traveling in Ecuador was a great experience. During our journey we stayed three times in Hotel Plaza Grande Quito. It was our base for visiting places around the capital and than we stoped over coming back from Amazonia and Galapagos. All together 5 nights. You have a feeling that the time stoped 30 years ago just after crossing the front doors of the hotel. Stylish interior, old fashion gentry and this old style service I'm missing in so many modern hotels. Check in was swift, we all get refreshing juice and wet towel. Being tired we went directly to the room. We get very spacious apartment silted to two chambers. Huge king size bed in the second was very comfortable. Some sweets and a bottle of decent Chilean red wine was waiting for us. The room interior was decorated in the traditional style, can be a bit heavy for those who likes modern, minimalistic design. I felt there very good. Room was clean and equipped in all necessary amenities. Safe deposit box, minibar, coffee machine and TV set was there everything working and in good conditions. WiFi is free in the room. Bathroom more than spacious with separated bath space with hydro massage. Complimentary small toiletries were provided. Window view was not impressive but the room was free from external and internal noise. Breakfast (included) was modest but one can order eggs any style, fruits, selection of pastries and juices. If you take a window seat you can enjoy the view of the city main square with its very busy morning life. We had also lunch in the restaurant. Good selection of local and international dishes is served. Quality and taste of the food was very good. Try hamburgers you will not regret and ice cream with....surprise. The location of the hotel is prime. Presidential palace and main city square make a neighborhood best in town. Btw. on Mondays at 11:00am there is a ceremony of presidential guard change - worth seeing. If your windows are on the square site you may enjoy it without stepping out of your room. Last not least is a hotel personnel- extremely nice ready to respond to all your desires. Overall Plaza Grande Hotel is deserving nothing but positive opinion. For people visiting Quito who want to taste the style and a history of the city it can be a place of choice.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Plaza Grande. Hotel is perfectly situated to explore many of the historical sites that Quito has to offer. The rooms were very nice, clean with all the amenities available. The staff were very engaging and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Excellent, well-appointed accommodations. Professional, attentive staff. The Plaza Cafeteria always had an interesting and fulfilling breakfast. Great location in the old colonial section of downtown.

This hotel is directly on Independence Square, in view of the Presidential palace. What an amazing hotel. The rooms are larger than average and the decor is splendid. Service was impeccable and the location cannot be beat.

This hotel is situated at the corner of Gran Plaza, opposite the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral. I already had alternative accommodation and only had drinks and coffee, but I saw teh rooms and recommend it highly.

Direct on the plaza where all the action is. also a key location for the cathedral and the other great churches--the service was friendly and very helpful--especially needed if you do not speak Spanish..

My wife and I stayed at this hotel, in the center of the old city before and after a tour of the Galapagos Islands. The rooms are spacious and elegant with colonial charm and furnishings. Our rooms were suites with sitting areas and a king-size bedroom. The bathrooms were large with heated floors. The staff was attentive and friendly. We ordered an early light breakfast on the day (second day) we left for the Galapagos tour and ate it in the small but comfortable lobby. The hotel is on the main plaza flanked by the presidential palace, cathedral, city hall (ugh), and the bishop's former residence, now shops and restaurants. Eating breakfast in the dining room, we had a great view of the awakening city and patriotic fountain. We returned after the Galapagos tour and were treated like family! Great place, a must stay in Quito.

Room options

Royal Suite, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 297 reviews