Travelers often visit Guayaquil while on their way to the Galápagos Islands, as most flights depart from (or stop) here. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is undergoing rapid development. Travelers can spend time walking along the riverfront boardwalk of Malecón Simón Bolívar or go shopping in the downtown thoroughfare of 9 de Octubre. The neighborhoods of Las Peñas and Cerro Santa Ana are pleasant places to eat and drink.
The Howard Johnson Hotel Guayaquil is a convenient hotel for travelers who will be flying into or out of the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. The airport is a short drive away and the hotel runs a free airport shuttle every half-hour.
The rooms here are pleasant and clean. They are modern with a simple, tasteful aesthetic. All rooms have air conditioning and high-speed Internet access, as well as a coffee maker and iron/ironing board. The private bathrooms have hot water showers and a hair dryer. Some rooms have two double beds, while others have one king-size bed. Accessible and adjoining rooms are also available.
Wake up each morning to a buffet breakfast and a free newspaper, or get up early and hit the gym. After a workout, spend time soaking in the Jacuzzi—you’re guaranteed to feel rejuvenated and relaxed afterwards.
The onsite restaurant, La Ria, serves a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s open from 6:30 AM until 10:30 PM and even has a sushi bar. If you don’t feel like eating in the restaurant, order up room service. Coffee, juice, and cookies are also offered in the lobby.
Guests can use the business center to get online and check their email or print boarding passes. The hotel also has meeting rooms that can be booked for business meetings and other events.