Most travelers tend to stay near Mariscal Sucre (known as the Mariscal), a guesthouse- and hostel-packed district. The quieter neighborhood of La Floresta is a pleasant alternative and begins only a few blocks away. There's a good range of accommodations in the Old Town (including most of Quito's best top-end hotels), which offer easy access to its museums, churches and other sights. Here, a lack of nightlife is the downside.

Practical Tip: Airport Accommodations

Following the opening of the city's first airport hotel, sleek Wyndham Quito Airport, there's talk of several other international chain hotels setting up properties at the airport. Alternatively, a cozy and lovely place located only 10km away is the family-run Posada Mirolindo. Worth considering for those with early flights to the Galápagos or the Amazon.

Jungle Lodge Bookings

Many remote jungle lodges can be booked through their Quito booking offices.

Cabañas San Isidro

Jamu Lodge

Yarina Lodge

Napo Wildlife Center

La Selva Jungle Lodge

Sani Lodge