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
I was totally calm upon entering and during both short stays (3 days beginning of trip and 2 days at end of 10 day trip). I felt very safe in the areas around the hotel, walking to restaurants (Zazu and Achiote) for dinners and the Botanically Gardens for the orchids.
My room was spacious, clean and comfortable. I had balcony rooms and utilized the Executive Lounge privileges - highly recommend this add on, again comfortable, professional staff, breakfast, lunch and dinner options, beverages.
I read in Trip Adv. posts that the Old Town could be noisy and crowded and that the Marriott was a better choice - I agree i did a Tour By Locals to the Old Town and could see that I made the right choice using the Marriott.
I posted a pic of the Winged Virgin that I took from the balcony on the 7th floor.
This is located in the business district of Quito so if you wish to visit the old part of the city, it is a 20 minute ride by cab.
The rooms were very spacious and clean. We had a view of the Andes out our window. The breakfast buffet had a nice assortment of food, but it was hard to get a server to pour a cup of coffee. It is pretty much self service. We did have dinner there. The food was okay, but nothing special.
The shops off the lobby had some very nice merchandise. We just happened to be there on a holiday so we had a very limited time to shop there.
We would recommend this hotel if you were to visit Quito.
Staying at this hotel was a delight after a long exhausting trip and before attending a wedding. It is a heaven in the middle of a busy city. Attention to detail is key. Only complaint would be some concierges tried too hard to sell the expensive tours vs offering lower options.
The Marriott was great. The staff was very helpful and professional. They went out of their way to make sure I had a terrific five night stay. The rooms were very nice, comfortable. The breakfast was also very good. Overall, it was a great stay, largely due to the friendly and helpful staff. The stay could not have been better.
We stayed here for two nights prior to our Galapagos Islands tour. The stay was part of our package with Celebrity. The hotel is beautiful with bunches of roses all over the lobby and a fresh rose in each room. The room was clean and comfortable. Everyone on the staff that we we encountered, from the front desk to the breakfast attendants were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and varied with very attentive waiters. If you are doing the Galapagos with Celebrity and are debating to do the Quito pre and post cruise extension, do it. It was well worth the money in convenience, the day touring they include and the stay at this excellent hotel. It was just icing on the cake to a fantastic vacation.