JW Marriott Hotel Quito
What We Love
- Volcano views from the glass atrium entrance and from rooms with a balcony on floors seven through nine
- Roses everywhere, from big arrangements in the lobby to roses placed on pillows at night
- Ecuador’s first five-star hotel recognized by the Rainforest Alliance for its sustainability efforts
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge and 12 percent VAT per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Go slowly and drink lots of water on your first day in Quito, which is 9,300 feet above sea level
- Don’t check out at the last minute, or you might encounter long lines
- Official currency in Ecuador is the U.S. dollar; American and Ecuadorean coins are interchangeable
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
JW Marriott Quito’s stone and glass pyramid structure adds a modern edge to the restored New Town of Ecuador’s colonial capital. Inside, mahogany tables, leather loungers and reflecting marble floors fill the sunny atrium lobby, where a waterfall flows into a stone-lined pond. The guestrooms and common areas hold a casual vibe, with colonial-style wallpaper and diamond-patterned carpets.
Bed & Bath
Spacious rooms overlook the city or Andean Mountains and have heavy wood pieces, comfy chairs, fluffy bedspreads and loads of down pillows that are garnished with a single rose at nightly turndown. For rooms on floors seven through nine, private balconies facing Cotopaxi Volcano add an extra perk. No less airy are the marble bathrooms, with soaking tubs, separate showers and soothing Ecuadorian bath salts.
A well-equipped gym hosts fitness classes, the spa offers body scrubs, wraps and massages, and the expansive outdoor heated swimming pool is an urban resort oasis decked out with cascading waterfalls and a central Jacuzzi island. There’s no shortage of places to eat and drink on site. Start the day at Bistro Latino, with a buffet of eggs made to order, fresh fruit juices like tamarillo (tree tomato) and Ecuador’s national dish, ceviche. Mexican flavors and margaritas are on tap at Don Porfirio, while La Hacienda, the new wine cellar, is making a splash on Quito‘s wine scene, with dozens of varieties to pair with Argentine beef dishes.
How to Get There
I stayed at this hotel as part of a package tour of the Galapagos Islands, sponsored by Celebrity Cruise lines. This was a five star experience. There was a very nice buffet breakfast each morning. There was also a steak house on the property that had excellent beef. It was too cool to use the swimming pool, but it certainly provided a beautiful view. The area around the hotel has a number of interesting restaurants. It seemed to be a reasonably safe area though I probably wouldn't wander too far from the hotel after dark.
A most attractive modern type hotel with a beautiful restaurant looking out to a wonderful swimming pool. Rooms are large and comfortable. Breakfast has enormous variety including an almost endless finite selection of freshly squeezed juice combinations. Pool area is delightful, with a freeform shaped pool, lovely plantings, and waterfalls. Perhaps this is my favourite of all hotels I have stayed in.
Came here on Jul 24 for 5 nights, then return again Aug 7 for another 4 nights. First 5 nights in room 1036 was a nightmare. Room is tired looking, you can see the basin has cracks and shower is not always hot. Worst is for last night Jul 28, someone must have checked into Presidential suite, they make so much noise it was not possible to sleep till 4am. Room 1036 must be directly underneath Presidential Suite. On return Aug 7, I requested same level as executive lounge at Level 9. Room 926 is a lot better. In fact, it is slightly longer with more space.
I've to give this rating VERY GOOD as they've a 24hr access to gym. Heated pool although outdoor can gets chilly is a nice dip. They're quite nice indoor jacuzzi, steam room and sauna all readily available starting 6am. Breakfast at lower level has great variety of fruit juice smoothie.
Service in Executive Lounge is impeccable. All the staff there are polite and try their best to help (unlike the attitude of staff at their steakhouse La Hacienda). For top up of USD 65++ a night to use the executive lounge with free flow of water, soft drinks, beers. 2 pax Breakfast, Happy hour, Grab and Go sandwich from 12-5pm are fantastic!
Location is not perfect but taxi is cheap to wander around the town. Even hotel taxi Aerocar is not really that expensive and you feel nice and safe.
However, I would look into Casa Gangotena right at the square if ever I'm back to Quito again.
We stayed here before and after our Galapagos cruise. It was part of the holiday package, so we didn't have a choice of which hotel we stayed in, but we were very happy with the Marriott.
The hotel is large and clean with good facilities and lovely rooms (ours was a corner suite so large and well appointed.
The staff were friendly and a good breakfast was on offer each morning.
If I had any complaints it would be the location of the bar - just off the reception area so lack ambience.
Very decent hotel, spacious rooms, very good breakfast, bottled water in rooms, very nice pools and health spa, good location, great steakhouse in the hotel, and I was told the best in town. Everything is accessible by taxi, but the drivers rarely speak English. Hotel has a decent enough concierge service that will set up tours with a private vehicle, but again, the driver may not speak English that well. No complaints about this hotel whatsoever.
They have a great Steak house, the Hacienda, and we were lucky to have Juan Pablo as our waiter who was very attentive and very pleasant. Tip is not expected but really should be given as they really do not make that much in this country. No need to pay extra for the imported Argentinian beef. The Ecuadorian beef was really quite good, especially the filet if you are a filet lover. My husband got the rib eye at $48, but was not that impressed compared to other high quality restaurants in the states, for example. Nonetheless, this is a very, very good choice if you are craving steak.