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Hotel Plaza Grande

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We just got back from a Galapagos cruise and our first two nights. The hotel was very comfortable. We checked in and were given a welcome refreshing drink which was very good. The room was large and overlooked the main square. At night we slept very well and noise was at a minimum. The bathroom was very comfortable with a large shower and tub and nice amount of counter area. A comfortable bathrobe, coffee, bottled water, and a bottle of wine and chocolates made the experience even better. Free WiFi. The hotel was well located in central old town. Service was exceptional. Breakfast was included and very plentiful Monday through Friday as a buffet. Saturday we ordered off the menu. We did eat at the restaurant for dinner and it was simply ok food.

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Plaza Grande two nights before our cruise to the Galapagos Islands and one night after. What a wonderful hotel. It's all about location, location, location. It's a perfect location to get a feel for the city. Our beautiful room on the second floor overlooked the Plaza. We were greeted warmly by the desk attendant, Annamaria and quickly escorted tour room which was decorated with beautiful fresh cut flowers. The lobby had the most beautiful bouquet of green roses we have ever seen. The lobby restaurant and bar are great for any meal. We ate at a window seat overlooking the Plaza. Great for people watching. The Presidental Palace is to your right and the Cathedral is right across the plaza. The wait staff and bartenders were great. One, in particular, Wilmer was kind enough to secure for us a bottle of Pisco (an alcohol) we wanted to take back home with us. At night, the Plaza is lit up and you can clearly see what appears to be an angel in the hills which is really the Virgin Mary with wings. Many lunch and dinner venues are within walking distance of the hotel. Upon our return from the Galapagos, the staff welcomed us like long lost relatives and showed us to our same beautiful room. We would recommend this hotel highly for a feel and taste of Quito and would come back again next time we are in Quito.

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.

Garcia Moreno N5-16 Y Chile Quito Pichincha

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Independence Square and Quito Cathedral
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in The Street of the Seven Crosses, Hotel Plaza Grande is next to popular attractions like Independence Square and Quito Cathedral. This 15-room, 5-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free valet parking and a health club. It's in central Quito and also close to El Panecillo and Basilica of the National Vow.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 15 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and bathrobes. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers are also standard.

Property features

At Hotel Plaza Grande, guests have access to a health club, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 75 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Royal Suite, 2 Double Beds, Courtyard Area

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, Park View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royal Suite, 2 Double Beds, Park View

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 300 reviews