Quito’s original luxury hotel has a fabulous location alongside a small park right at the juncture between old and new Quito. While the hotel itself has several restaurants, bars and cafes, you are only a short walk from numerous other choices as well as excellent shopping, including an outdoor arts and crafts market. The center of colonial old Quito is within walking distance but is reached more easily by a very short taxi or bus ride. While the foyer remains a bit dated, the rooms have all been renovated and are very comfortable. If you have some free time, take a swim in the pool, try the gym, or even consider a eucalyptus-scented steam bath.