Quito has a wide range of hotels, some good, some exceptionally good. For a first visit you're bound to choose to stay in the Old City, where several colonial mansions have been converted to characterful hotels, and where you can step out into cobbled streets that are busy by day but quiet at night. For a change try La Mariscal, Quito's liveliest area packed with shops, bars and restaurants, or one of the quieter areas with good connections out
of the city - Quito's traffic can be a nightmare.
Along the Andes, proud owners of several historic haciendas have turned their ancestral homes into characterful country hotels. There are all types: hearty farmers guesthouses, eco-focused activity centres, and gentleman's country estates. Crumbling mansions in the cities have been restored into plush boutique hotels. There are even mountain spas with thermal waters.
There is a very good choice of excellent lodges in the Amazon that are reasonably easy to reach and offer amazing
experiences of Amazon nature and its communities.