Hmmm. A lot of raves for this place, but I just don't get it. The positives: the courtyard is absolutely amazing and the wifi there is good. They'll hold your bag if you arrive early or leave late (as we did). The place was fairly quite at night, considering it's location right in old town. A room with two twin beds was only $60. The not-so-positives: the rooms need some serious updating. I understand the place is over 300 years old, but that doesn't mean the rooms can't be brought into the 21st century. It's not as though renovating the bathrooms or replacing the stained comforters would wreck the period ambience. Stone Henge is old but I don't want to sleep on it. Because the rooms are centered around an open courtyard, everyone wakes up at the same time: whenever the first guest wakes up and asks the front desk where the breakfast room is. The breakfast itself was mediocre. We stayed at a nicer hotel in Mariscal for the same price, nicer rooms, and a much better breakfast. So I'm not sure. It wasn't terrible. The bed itself was comfortable. But I have a feeling you could do a lot better for just a little bit more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quito's Colonial downtown area is the largest and best preserved architectural space in all the Americas and was designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Surrounded by this wealth of culture, history and tradition is the Hotel San Francisco de Quito, located in a XVII century colonial house, which was restored carefully, keeping all its original details. Our recently renovated rooms are completed equipped with private bathroom, television with cable TV, telephone and permanent hot water. Our spacious common room offers free Internet and WiFi. "Camino Real" Restaurant. Laundry service. Safety boxes. Luggage storage service. It also counts with an inspiring viewpoint "Balcón Quiteño" up to 25 meters high where you can appreciate the beauty of the old and charming city, taking you into a journey through colonial century. We offer single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, also suites. ... more less
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