Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Quito Ecuador (2022 Updated)

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador  and a is one of the  gay-friendliest place in South America along with Guayaquil on the Atlantic Coast. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Quito.

Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Ecuador since 1997 when the Constitutional Tribunal, in Case No. 111-97-TC, overturned the first paragraph of Article 516 of the Penal Code, which criminalized sexual activities between persons of the same sex.

Quito, Ecuador’s capital, sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles. These include the cathedral, in the Plaza Grande square, and ultra-ornate Compañia de Jesús Jesuit church.

 

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 1. Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel
Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel

Centrally located in the touristic area known as La Mariscal, close to El Jardín Commercial center, Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast in Quito. This restored Colonial house features a bar, a patio and a rooftop terrace. San Francisco Convent and La Compania Church are a 10-minute drive.

The rooms in Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel feature unique designs, flat-screen TVs, telephones, and modern private bathrooms with rain showers. Room service is available.

Breakfast is served daily and includes a mix of Continental and English breakfast with regional specialties such as empanadas, humitas, coffee sirup, local exotic fruits, fresh croissants and fresh squeezed juice. For dining and leisure options, the hotel is within walking distance from many restaurants, shopping and entertainment areas.

Situated in the heart of Quito, Boutique Hotel Casa Joaquin “Logis de Charme” is a small oasis of comfort, peace and tranquility. It is a delightful mix of European tradition and contemporary trend. The Casa Joaquin-team welcomes you in an authentic colonial house with newly decorated guest rooms. Year round, your affordable and luxurious starting point for pleasure and for business in enchanting Ecuador.

Located in the historical city center of QuitoHotel Casa Joaquin “Logis de Charme” is located in a safe neighborhood in the heart of the historic city of Quito. The touristic hotspots, business centers, markets and the popular “La Mariscal” barrio are at walking distance of the hotel. In this area you can arrange any trip of adventure you have in mind or submerge yourself in the rich nightlife and enjoy the splendid culture and art this country has to offer. The hotel is 45 minutes away from the airport.

We provide a pick-up and shuttle service. Boutique Hotel Casa Joaquin “Logis de Charme” has 14 brand new guest rooms, designed with taste and dedicated to a peaceful and comfortable stay. Our excellent beds with orthopedic mattresses and pillows with anti-mites treatment, guarantee a good night’s rest. All rooms have a private bathroom and meet to 4-star European standards.Fantastic location just a few minutes from local bars and restaurants, and only a few dollars in a taxi to the Old Town.

The hotel was friendly, the staff spoke great English, the breakfast selection was good. The decor was lovely and the rooms spotlessly clean. The little rooftop terrace was lovely to just sip a wine before getting changed to go out in the evening too. If we ever went back to Quito we’d happily stay there again.

We stayed here before and after our trip to the Galapagos Islands. Location would of been great for exploring Old Town and the Mariscal district but we happen to be staying there when Ecuador was in civil unrest. We were limited as to what we could do. The staff was wonderful and the rooms were very comfy. The common areas included a small and inviting bar, a nice eating area for breakfast and a “living room” that had wonderful couches where one could read or play games.

The hotel itself is in a great location. It is close to anything you could possibly need and is walking distance to Old Town.

It is very cute and very clean with all the modern amenities. The security is excellent and I felt very safe as a woman traveling alone.

Breakfast was great. Eggs cooked to order, toast, fruit, granola, coffee, juice, etc. One day there was french toast as well.

The rooms were simple but comfortable, the linens high-quality, the wifi fast, the breakfasts outstanding (eggs cooked to order, fresh juices and fruits), and the staff friendly, welcoming and thoughtful. Despite being close to the Mariscal and Plaza Foch, the place was mostly quiet at night (one karaoke bar). It was convenient to everything we wanted to see, and felt safe well into the evenings.

The location is such that you can explore the small restaurants around Ave Amazonas and avoid the overpriced and noisy Plaza Foch, and you have good access to parks and Old Town (maybe a half-hour walk).

This is a great find in the Mariscal district in Quito. A comfortable little quiet hotel with comfortable rooms, nice beds and superb staff. This has been one of the best little hotels we have stayed in in 17 years traveling together. All the desk staff are extremely helpful and speak great English. They prepare a very nice breakfast with cold buffet and hot options.

The district is alive and the walk to the old town is doable. They also helped book a trip to the middle of the earth with Javier who is an excellent driver and a good guide. I would highly recommend this hotel to any or all travellers.

The rooms are nice, very clean and lots of hot water. Also I can’t say enough about front desk staff, they make you feel very comfortable and work hard.

Gay Friendly Hotels Quito
Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

How much does a room costs at Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 67 $/night for  Double Room. The Suite Room is  79$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a living room, a telephone, a safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, fan and a private bathroom.

Where to book online – Casa Joaquin Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito you can find the best hotels deals in Quito during Quito Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Quito a on Booking.com  or  Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Hotel Casa Gangotena 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

Hotel Casa Gangotena
Hotel Casa Gangotena

This incredible colonial-style hotel is located in Quito’s San Francisco square and features panoramic views of the historic center from its terrace. Quito´s Basilica is 8 minutes driving. Casa Gangotena offers guests free American breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

The elegant air-conditioned rooms at this property come with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Some boast views of the city.

Free water is available during your stay and a welcome fruit selection offered at check-in. International and regional cuisine is served at the on-site restaurant, and guests can find other dining options within just 500 m of the hotel.

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena harbours 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comfort.

Located in historic old part of the city, Casa Gangotena is the former residence of the Gangotena family originally from Spain. The mansion has 33 guest rooms, infused with a warm, elegant atmosphere. It began at arrival, when we were greeted with a hand-written note from the manager and this gracious hospitality continued throughout our two night stay.

We had a view of the courtyard and San Francisco Square, which was lovely. We enjoyed the excellent location and great service. Food was fine, but as a vegetarian, I would have liked to have had some vegetable protein, which was definitely lacking. Given the existence of quinoa in this area of the world, I was surprised not to find it on the menu.

Overview
In 1978 Quito was declared the first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site city thanks to having the largest and best preserved Historic Center in the Americas. You can see why and Casa Gangotena is a perfect example of how this dovetails into the city’s classic heritage. The hotel is beautiful throughout and has the most amazing rooftop terrace on two sides of the hotel overlooking the Plaza San Francisco.

Location
The hotel is set in the heart of Quito’s Old Town, this historic mansion has been perfectly restored and exudes charm, quality and history from every part of it. It overlooks the Plaza de San Francisco, an easy walk to the other main squares, lots of interesting local shopping streets all around and a good choice of cafés, restaurants and chocolate shops on your doorstep. It’s a short drive to the TelefériQo Quito (cable car) and the town is well serviced by local taxis and Uber. We were there on a Sunday and while some shops remained closed, there was a fantastic family atmosphere in the surrounding streets and a local market nearby.

Coming from the airport, traffic was bad in places (could take between 30-45 minutes) and on Sunday there were a number of road closures in the historic part of town. There is so much nearby though, including churches and the Cathedral of Quito (a five minute walk away), so it’s a perfect base to explore the city on foot. We were told this airport was new about 6 years ago, before that the airport was right in the city centre and the former runway has been converted into an urban park.

Accommodation
Rooms are spread across the three floors of the hotel, either with views of the plaza, looking out to the side streets or an overview of the garden courtyard. There seemed to be 31 in total (luxury, luxury plus, plaza view, junior suite and balcony junior suite, with a suite created from two interlinked luxury rooms). While it would have been fantastic to have a plaza view, we were allocated a luxury room on the 2nd floor overlooking the courtyard with side views out the window to the Virgin of El Panecillo statue.

The room was very spacious with a huge (extremely comfortable king size bed), writing desk, large windows and sufficient wardrobe and drawer storage, with a separate seat and coffee table for reading. It was very well appointed, beautifully furnished in a classic design with a stunning historic ceiling – sparklingly clean with ample supply of mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities and a medium sized TV on the wall with a decent selection of channels.

Adjacent to the bedroom area was the most amazing bathroom – lined in Carrara marble floor to ceiling, with a tall window, huge walk in shower, separate bath, WC and a single sink. There were L’Occitane toiletries and Casa Gangotena branded amenities.

Food & Drink
On our first night, we went to the restaurant but we were a bit early and it wasn’t really set up for dinner yet – we then decided that after the jet lag from Madrid (7 hours) we would just skip dinner and have an early night instead. The following morning we were down for breakfast early, the service was great and there was both a decent-sized buffet set up and a separate menu for choosing various types of eggs and hot food. Intending to go for dinner again the following night, altitude headaches meant we really didn’t feel like it – hopefully next time we are back we will get to experience a cocktail in the amazing bar or on the roof terrace at sunset before dinner.

Facilities & Service
The hotel had everything you could want – great spacious rooms, all beautifully designed and presented, a good restaurant and bar, plenty occasional seating throughout and a lovely garden room for afternoon tea as well as the courtyard garden itself. From the welcome at the airport, transport to hotel and the welcome at check-in it couldn’t be faulted. We were greeted with cold towels and a local herbal drink on arrival, and they very subtly amended our welcome letter from Mr & Mrs to Mr & Mr realising the mistake. There was a platter of fruit on arrival in our room as well as a bottle of sparkling wine on ice. All staff were extremely pleasant, helpful and all spoke perfect English. Nothing could be faulted.

Gay Friendly Hotels Quito
Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

How much does a room costs at Hotel Casa Gangotena?

Prices start 549 $/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Double Room with City View is  581$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room offers excellent views of Quito’s historic center, as well as air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub. It is equipped with 2 double beds.

Where to book online – Hotel Casa Gangotena- Gay Friendly Hotels Quito you can find the best hotels deals in Quito during Quito Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Quito a on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Hotel NASS Sol De Quito 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Quito

Hotel Sol de Quito Museum Hotel
Hotel Sol de Quito Museum Hotel

Located within 1.9 km of La Carolina Park and 2.3 km of Iñaquito Mall, Hotel NASS Sol De Quito provides rooms in Quito. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

All rooms at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. Hotel NASS Sol De Quito has some rooms with mountain views, and all rooms include a patio. All guest rooms feature a desk.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

This Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels of the city, very private and exclusive. It belongs to Santiago and Bernardo, who believe wholeheartedly in Ecuador who decided to remodel this building on December 2016. Today we operate a place of special charm full of quality service and personalized attention.The hotel is very quiet, comfortable and very safe, and it’s the only private and exclusive hotel in the city.

The rooms and overall appearance of the place were lovely. I think it is decorated in the style of a nice Amazon Jungle home. Lots of old (Spanish colonial?) furniture, beautiful linens, carved wood doors, and decorative objects from Ecuador. Simple continental breakfast was provided in the quaint restaurant in the morning- rolls, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, and juice.

The staff was friendly and some spoke substantial English. Not sure why, but they upgraded me to a lovely suite for my last night. The bathroom and a sitting area were in a loft area above he main bedroom. Rooms included cable or satellite TV with quite a few English-language stations. The hotel is not particularly near anything and when arriving at night the neighborhood looks a little scary, but in the morning it is fine.

Taxis are available nearby for a cost of $2-7 nearly anywhere you’d want to go in Quito, including the airport. Other transportation options are also available in the neighborhood, including buses, trolley, and a bike path. For Americans, Ecuador conveniently uses the US Dollar and US-style electrical supply and outlets.

Rooms:
The Esmeraldes room was great. We had just enough space and were very comfortable. I should note that the beds are VERY firm, so take that into consideration. The room was very clean and well maintained. We even had a small balcony that overlooked the first floor atrium of the hotel. The bathroom was clean and large enough for our needs. The water was hot, though I would advise taking a shower at “off hours” to ensure it doesn’t turn cold on you, lol.

Service:
The service was impeccable. Upon our arrival, Ignacio took his time giving us the “lay of the land” in Quito. He took out a map and marked all of the interesting parts of the city, the “must see” sights, and told us how far apart they all were. He did all of this without us having to ask. Byron was extremely helpful in securing us private transportation to Papallacta and back. He handled all of the research and negotiations for us and upon our return to the hotel for our final night in Ecuador, when we told Byron that the drive did not honor the $10 discount on the return trip (on our return, he dropped us off at the bus station, not the hotel), he had a $10 bill waiting for us when we came back downstairs (I’ll give the driver the benefit of the doubt and say that he probably forgot about the discount he offered to us).

Food:
The breakfast was perfect. Americans should understand that the breakfasts we eat at home are HUGE and that most of the rest of the world eats a much more modest breakfast. There was scrambled eggs, local fruits, breads, coffee, and juice (though the orange juice was more like orange “drink”, definitely not fresh squeezed). I’ll also say that if you want hot scrambled eggs, you should be there when the staff sets them out because the eggs do not sit over any heat source, so there’s no way to keep them warm. For the price we paid for our room, the breakfast was more than we could ever have expected.

How much does a room costs at Hotel NASS Sol De Quito ?

Prices start 45 $/night for Deluxe Double Room. 

This room offers excellent views of Quito’s historic center, as well as air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub. It is equipped with 2 double beds.

Where to book online – Hotel NASS Sol De Quito – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito you can find the best hotels deals in Quito during Quito Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Quito a on Booking.com or  Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Ibis Quito 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

Ibis Quito
Ibis Quito

Located in Quito, at 700 m from Carolina Park; Ibis Quito provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center and a bar. With a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a business corner and organising tours for guests.

At the hotel, each room comes with a wardrobe. At Ibis Quito every room comes with a desk and a flat-screen TV.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

Located in Quito, Ecuador. First of one of many more to come. It’s located in the best part of city. Totally centered, where you are less than 3km away from Downtown, the business part of town and the entertainment one. Ibis Hotel has the best facilities and a great quality services, and all of that for totally accessible prices. Our hotel is the best option for all kinds of traveling executives.

First the staff was wonderful, making us feel that we had a friend at the front desk and solving every problem. The room was very small with two twin beds and furnishings were more than Spartan, with insufficient space for arranging luggage and no drawers at all, but everything was brand new and electricity and plumbing worked well with multiple outlets for charging Wi-Fi devices. Lighting was good, mirrors were well placed, and hot water was abundant. It reminded me of rooms where we have stayed in Tokyo and Paris – no wasted space.

AC worked well, but we found the biggest shortcoming , given the chilly rainy days we experienced in Quito, was the absence of a setting for heat.. When we complained to the front desk they sent an electric heater.

Rooms come with only one bottle of water, but when I requested another bottle, the staff quickly provided more. The hotel restaurant provided an excellent buffet breakfast with the room as well as tasty and affordable meals at other times of day ( this became important to me because I suffered a back injury and could not walk far outside the hotel .)

The location was on a busy street in a commercial district. Be aware and cross only at stop lights because drivers are very fast and pedestrians do not have the right of way. Our room face away from the street and we found that traffic noise inside the hotel was not bad at all.

Airport shuttle from the hotel is available at a fixed price of $25 per vehicle . This was a very good choice for a business trip and met all the travelers basic needs . The prices today make it an excellent value.

Gay Friendly Hotels Quito
Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

How much does a room costs at Ibis Quito ?

Prices start 51 $/night for Standard Double Room.

This double room features a flat-screen TV, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Ibis Quito – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito you can find the best hotels deals in Quito during Quito Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Quito a on Booking.com or  Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

 5. Hotel Casa Montero 3*  – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

Hotel Casa Montero
Hotel Casa Montero

Hotel Casa Montero is set in the Centro Histórico district in Quito, in the Santo Domingo Square which has been declared historical heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The guest house has a sun terrace and views of the city and the colonial-style church, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Each room comes with a TV with cable channels. Rooms have a private bathroom. Hotel Casa Montero features free WiFi throughout the property.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property and a daily continental breakfast is served at the cafe with views of the Panecillo and Ronda. Guests can unwind in the patio decorated with local plants.

Hotel Casa Montero is in the Historic Center of the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador. Facing the Church of Santo Domingo, a few meters from the Teatro Bolivar and “La Ronda”; Very close to the Museum of Colonial Art, the Teatro Sucre and the Plaza Grande, between otos. With colonial-style infrastructure, we provide our guests with a family atmosphere, comfortable and quiet.

You will enjoy well-equipped rooms with cable TV, internet and private bathroom. In addition, we have a rest area and a dining room. Our reception is available 24 hours a day. We have the transfer service to and from the Mariscal Sucre Airport (Tababela), after the guest’s request. It will be a pleasure to receive you. Welcome to Quito, the First Cultural Heritage of Humanity!

Hotel Casa Montero very charming boutique hotel in the Colonial area of Quito, capital of Ecuador. Facing the Church of Santo Domingo, it is a few meters from the Teatro Bolivar and “La Ronda”; and within walking distance to the Museum of Colonial Art, the Teatro Sucre and the Plaza Grande. We only spent one night here recovering from our Galapagos cruise before we began our 16 day tour of inland Ecuador.

Its location is ideal from which to explore the old city with easy walking distance to many of the significant sites. As well, the La Ronda area is around the corner and down the street. Keep in mind this area of Quito has lots of inclines and declines so comfortable shoes are a must. Also remember it takes time to acclimatize to the high elevation so take we took our time and drank lots of water as there were plenty of wonderful places to rest and take in the view.

The interior is basic but very clean with 24 hour reception. The hotel provides a dispenser with cold water and hot water for tea in the lobby and has a selection of books to read. There is wifi throughout the hotel (admittedly a bit spotty), a tv in the room (something I don’t really need but nice to have), and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We had an interior room on the first floor so did not hear any street noise. The rooms are nicely appointed and have a good size washroom with hot water and shower pressure.

Breakfast is included, it is a set menu which includes toast and eggs cooked the way you like them and wonderful freshly made juice. Coffee and tea are available as well fresh fruit, are part of the breakfast menu. You also can’t miss the stunning view of the Virgen de Quito on the hill from the breakfast area.

The hotel is one flight of stairs off of the ground level and although there are no elevators the staff were very quick to assist with bags.

Easy walking distance to the Plaza de la Independencia and all of the other interesting squares and churches located in this part of the city. As well, the La Ronda area is around the corner and down the street. Keep in mind this area of Quito has lots of inclines and declines so comfortable shoes are a must. Also remember it takes time to acclimatize to the high elevation so take your time and drink lots of water as there are plenty of wonderful places to rest and take in the view.

The rooms are nicely appointed and have a good size washroom with hot water and shower pressure. I stayed in both a room for one which had large comfortable bed and a room for two which also had two comfortable double beds. Keep in mind the hotel can get noisy at times due to traffic. You could always request a interior room. You may not have a view but all you have to do is go to the breakfast area which more than makes up for a lack of an external window.

Breakfast is included, it is a set menu which includes a wonderful freshly made juice that changes everyday! Coffee and tea are available as well fresh fruit, toast and eggs cooked the way you like them are part of the breakfast menu. You also can’t miss the stunning view of the Virgen de Quito on the hill.

Gay Friendly Hotels Quito
Gay Friendly Hotels Quito

How much does a room costs at Hotel Casa Montero ?

Prices start 60 $/night for Double Room.

Rooms are 22 square metres.

Where to book online – Hotel Casa Montero – Gay Friendly Hotels Quito you can find the best hotels deals in Quito during Quito Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Quito a on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.