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
We stayed at Casa Gangotena for a couple of nights before going on to the Galapagos - it’s fabulous. Girgeous building and really beautiful inside too. The service was second to none and the whole experience was a delight. It’s right next to the most spectacular San Francisco Cathedral overlooking a lovely square - we loved it.
Exquisit, romantic, perfect night
We tried the menu! It was fantastic and a lot of food! Excellent services! Good tastes!
Service was outstanding!
Nice view from our table to the "atrio of San Francisco". I love Quito! My city!
Great location, magnificent room, beautiful views from large picture windows, delicious food! The large marble baths are inviting, spacious rooms delightful, common areas very charming. Would highly recommend this hotel!