Our recent visit to the Swissotel in downtown Quito was our second stay at this 5-star establishment and it lived up to its reputation as a gracious, luxury hotel. Although prices can be over the top, on both occasions we managed to arrange very reasonable rates through local agencies, so some "wheeling and dealing" is recommended in advance.
We arrived about 11:30 pm, tired and hungry due to a flight delay. Restaurants were closed but the room service staff provided a relatively inexpensive midnight dinner complete with a bottle of wine, white linen service and a very cheerful server.
The buffet breakfast (if not included) can be quite expensive. A much cheaper alternative is the Quito Deli on the ground floor of the hotel and around the corner from the lobby. The Deli also offers free WIFI with a purchase, whereas the hotel itself charges a fee.
If you want a bit of luxury in your travels and your route takes you through Quito try the Swissotel. If you can wangle a deal in advance, this place witll soothe your nerves and pamper your spirit. If you pay rack rates, however, your wallet will take a while to recover!More