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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We had a large room with plenty of storage space and hangers. The large bathroom had a bath and separate shower, good quality toiletries, an in-room safe, room for 2 suitcases 1 bathrobe, tea/ coffee making facilities, a fridge, a iron and ironing board. There were LED bedside lights on a flexible stalk. There was a well-equipped work area with excellent lighting. The king size bed was very comfortable.
We ate in both The Exchange and The Hacienda restaurants - both were very good.
Breakfast was a buffet, offering a wide range of hot and cold dishes with both a South American flavour and a more western emphasis. It was excellent and we were delighted to return here for 1 night after our cruise before we flew from Quito.
I stayed there for four nights, using my points as a gold elite Marriott member. This is a comfortable hotel with many amenities, including a variety of restaurants and bars. The room was well-equipped; the buffet breakfast was ample; and the overall service was impeccable.
We stayed at the Marriott for two nights. This is a luxury hotel, with very comfortable rooms and a magnificent buffet breakfast. This is the best buffet breakfast I have ever seen, with beautiful fresh food, including fruit, cereals and cooked items. The smoothies, made on demand are amazing. There was a good gym here and an outside pool.