Our review would follow along with what others say, that the hotel is a museum. One could take all day just looking at all the antiques, portraits, and wall paintings. The staff were uniformly wonderful. If one wants to read or just relax in silence, there are several little corners available.
Breakfast was a bit uncoordinated but not enough to complain about it.
The hotel is within a short walk to the Grand Plaza, where there are numerous shops and places to visit.
As an aside, the red
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa San Marcos, a house of treasures Publicado el 10/Noviembre/2011 | 14:51By LANCE BRASHEAR on the Miami HeraldCasa San Marcos - a boutique hotel along what is slowly becoming a cultural corridor in central Quito - was, until recently, a house obscured by time. But the passage of time has a way of not just hiding treasures, but also revealing them when the right person comes along. The name Jose Jaime Ortiz was all but lost as the architect of Casa San Marcos until archives discovered in recent years revealed the hand behind the craftsmanship. Ortiz is now recognized as one of Quito's most formidable architects from the turn of the 18th century and is credited with a dozen structures in Quito including the El Sagrario Church, the reconstruction of La Merced Church, and the tower of Santo Domingo Church. ... more less
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- Casa San Marcos Hotel Quito