What We Love
- Free breakfast and afternoon Quiteño coffee are part of your stay
- Prime location in the heart of old town Quito
- Watch events on the Plaza de San Francisco from the third-story terrace
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The outdoor terrace overlooking the Plaza de San Francisco is exclusively for guests
- This is a historic property; pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
This 1920s mansion turned 31-room boutique hotel overlooks Quito’s grand Plaza de San Francisco. The guestrooms blend Old World opulence — spacious marble bathrooms, floor-length velvet curtains and elaborate chandeliers — with contemporary furnishings and Art Deco touches. The common areas are just as rich, with a glassed-in patio, a library stocked with Ecuadorian literature, and a lobby outfitted with cushy armchairs and a fireplace. When you’re not out exploring the capital, take a drink on the lovely third-story terrace overlooking the hilly old town, reserve an afternoon coffee or high tea (complete with empanadas and tiny sandwiches), or book a white tablecloth dinner at the hotel — executive chef Andres Dávila gets the ingredients for his inventive Ecuadorian menu from local markets and vendors.
In the Area
Quito — named UNESCO’s first World Heritage Site city, in 1978 — houses one of the best-preserved historic centers in the Americas, and Casa Gangotena puts you right in the middle of those charms. Linger in the morning on the Plaza de San Francisco, a cobbled square anchored by its namesake church, before setting off to wander the old city’s maze of narrow streets. For a splurge-worthy souvenir, visit the Homero Ortega store in Quito’s new town for a Panama hat fitting; the hats actually originated in Ecuador, and the Ortega family has been making the classic straw toppers for five generations.
How to Get There
Located in the heart of the historic center of Quito, this restored mansion allows guests to travel to the past and feel at home at the same time. The staff is amazing, the service is personalized and the food is to die for. Exclusive guest activities assure anyone staying here a dream-like experience with authentic characters of Quito's traditions such as Monks from the Church and Convent of San Francisco.
This boutique hotel is very elegant and centrally located in the heart of Quito. The service is very personalized and excellent in all aspects. This building used to be an old mansion and it took 4 years to remodeled. It has 31 rooms and most of them with beautiful views of the city. Doesn’t have a Spa, gym or pool. It has valet parking.
This was our first visit to Quito for our family (kids 8 and 10 years old) and Casa Gangontena was the perfect base to start our Ecuadorian adventure. A stylish, beautifully renovated family home with a wonderful roof top terrace overlooking the San Francisco church and square, you’ll have the old town right on your door step. Our connected rooms on the top floor were beautifully appointed. The service was impeccable and Alfonso, the Concierge, was delightful and helpful throughout our short stay. Don’t miss his free introduction to (and tasting of) Ecuadorian chocolate!