Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is set an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 m) and is surrounded by volcanoes. The setting is lovely, but the city is equally impressive. It’s a colorful place filled with sidewalk vendors and indigenous locals. While you’re here, stroll around the old town, or Centro Histórico, and marvel at colonial buildings and restored churches. At the heart of this neighborhood is the Plaza Grande—spend a few minutes sitting here and soaking up the historic view.
Hotel Puente de Piedra I is found within a quiet, safe neighborhood—the historic center is about 15 minutes away. The hotel is built in a colonial style and has three internal courtyards. The courtyards are a nice place to rest for a moment or enjoy a cocktail in the early evening. The hotel has a homey, friendly feeling.
Every room has a private bathroom with a hot water shower and toiletries (hair dryers and irons can be requested as well). Be sure to stash your valuables in the safety deposit box in your room—it’s a good idea to leave your passport, extra money, and expensive electronics in here when you’re out and about. All rooms also have a cable TV and telephone. The rooms can sleep up to three people.
When hunger strikes, guests can head to the onsite restaurant, La Orquidea. It’s a great place to try delicious national and international dishes. If you’d rather dine within the comfort of your own room, order up room service and eat in bed. You can also enjoy up a number of drinks in the restaurant, including cold beers, fine wine, and cocktails. Breakfast is included in the rate of a room. It includes eggs, bread, fruit, coffee, tea, and more. Breakfast is offered from 7 to 10 AM.
This hotel also offers fax service, laundry service, luggage storage, and event organization. The reception is open 24 hours a day. What’s more, free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel.