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Top 15 Luxury Hotels in Ecuador

Luxury Hotels Ecuador

Discover some of the best and most sophisticated luxury hotels in Ecuador as you travel through its diverse and fascinating regions. From the dramatic landscapes of the Andes Mountains to the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands, stopping in the lush Amazon rainforest and the captivating Pacific coast, premium lodgings fitted for their surroundings await. Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or simply traveling the world in style, this curated list of the finest luxury hotels in Ecuador and the Galapagos, will ensure your stay is nothing short of exceptional.


Ecuador is a country of remarkable geographic diversity, boasting four distinct regions, each with its own unique cultures, climates, and extraordinary biodiversity. As we explore the top 10 luxury hotels in Ecuador and the Galapagos, let’s take a closer look at each of these breathtaking landscapes:

Luxury Hotels in the Andes Mountains

The Andes Mountains, known as the spine of Ecuador, traverse the country from north to south. This region is characterized by stunning high-altitude landscapes, charming colonial cities, and vibrant indigenous cultures. You’ll find picturesque villages nestled among towering peaks, making it an ideal destination for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking an authentic cultural experience.

1. Illa Experience Hotel

(5 stars – $$$$)

Illa Experience Hotel, a beacon of local empowerment, welcomes you to explore the Ecuadorian capital from an authentic, community-driven perspective. This remodeled Colonial family house in the historical center of Quito provides comfortable rooms and exceptional service, while immersing you in the traditional San Marcos neighborhood. Experience the heart of Quito like never before.

Illa Experience Hotel - Luxury hotels Ecuador

Illa Experience Hotel.

2. Palma Polo Club

(5 stars – $$)

Escape to tranquility just 30 minutes outside of Quito at the Quito Polo Club. Nestled within a working polo club, this hotel offers spacious rooms, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and serene dirt roads winding through the Andes. Ideal for active travelers seeking natural beauty and solitude, it offers unrivaled views of the Andes, granting you the ultimate sense of freedom.

Quito Polo Club.

La Palma, Polo Club.

3. Hacienda Zuleta

(4 stars – $$$$$)

Hacienda Zuleta, a 17th-century estate and working farm once owned by former Ecuadorian President Galo Plaza Lasso and his family, stands as a true embodiment of elegance and tradition. This distinguished establishment has earned its place among Ecuador’s top hotels. Hacienda Zuleta invites discerning guests to luxuriate in the timeless allure of its antique rooms, indulge in the culinary delights of home-grown Andean cuisine, and embark on a captivating array of activities. Whether it’s venturing into the mesmerizing landscapes through invigorating hikes and horseback rides or partaking in the art of embroidery in the Zuleta tradition, every experience at Hacienda Zuleta promises an authentic Andean immersion of the highest caliber.

Hacienda Zuleta.

Hacienda Zuleta.

4. Hacienda San Agustín de Callo

(4 stars – $$$$$)

San Agustin de Callo, nestled within a 600-year-old Inca palace, offers hacienda-style rooms that seamlessly blend history and luxury. This estate, with a storied past as an Inca fortress, Augustinian monastery, and temporary home to the French Geodesic Mission, invites guests to relish in a unique fusion of architectural styles. Set against the majestic backdrop of Cotopaxi volcano, it provides an ideal escape for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Activities like horseback riding and cycling, along with nearby natural wonders to explore, promise an unforgettable experience.

Hacienda San Agustin de Callo.

Hacienda San Agustin de Callo.

Luxury Lodges in the Amazon Rainforest & the Cloud Forest

Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest and Cloud Forest regions are a paradise for biodiversity. These lush, dense jungles are home to countless species of flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. Visitors can immerse themselves in the heart of the rainforest, exploring its vibrant ecosystems while staying in luxurious accommodations that offer both comfort and a deep connection to nature.

5. Mashpi Lodge

(5 stars – $$$$$)

Experience the epitome of luxury in the heart of the forest at Mashpi Lodge. Located within a 2,500-acre private reserve, this lodge is a haven for nature enthusiasts. It boasts over 400 species of unique birds, trees, and frogs found nowhere else in the world. Revel in spectacular service, expert guiding, and exquisite cuisine just a 3.5-hour drive from Quito.

6. La Selva Jungle Lodge

(4 stars – $$$$)

Nestled within Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and bordering the renowned Yasuní National Park, one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, La Selva Lodge stands as a haven of comfort and luxury. With a dedicated commitment to delivering exceptional experiences, the lodge not only provides guests with breathtaking views of the Amazon’s remarkable wildlife but also indulges them in sophisticated cuisine inspired by local traditions and ingredients. Accompanied by comfortable accommodations, La Selva Lodge offers curated adventures in some of the planet’s most remote and privileged locations, promising an unforgettable stay.

La selva lodge.

La Selva jungle lodge.

Luxury Beach Hotels in the Pacific Coast 

Ecuador’s Pacific Coastline stretches along the western edge of the country, offering a diverse range of experiences. From pristine beaches and coastal towns to vibrant fishing communities, this region is rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty. It’s the perfect place to unwind, enjoy water sports, and savor the flavors of coastal cuisine.

7. Eolia

(4 stars – $$$$)

Eolia Hotel beckons you to a sustainable coastal oasis, only 25 minutes from Manta Airport in Santa Marianita. Perfect for sports enthusiasts, the area offers windsurfing and kiteboarding opportunities. This eco-conscious resort combines a minimalist design with an authentic cultural agenda, creating a truly immersive and relaxing experience.

Eolia Hotel.

Eolia Luxury Hotel.

8. Las Tanusas

(4 stars – $$$$)

Las Tanusas, a secluded beachfront resort near Puerto Cayo in Manabí Province, epitomizes tranquility, nature immersion, cultural connection, and a bridge between the past and future. Nestled among Ecuador’s most exquisite beaches, Tanusas immerses its guests in the Pacific Coast’s essence. Guests indulge in the finest local cuisine, thoughtfully crafted by talented chefs. For a refined dining experience, its sister restaurant, Bocavaldivia, ranks among Ecuador’s finest. At the end of the day, guests retreat to bright, comfortable rooms in the main house or spacious, airy thatched private villas.

las tanusas hotel.

las Tanusas hotel.

Luxury Hotels in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are a natural treasure, celebrated for their unique wildlife and geological wonders. This archipelago consists of numerous islands and islets, with three major islands offering luxury accommodations. Each island has its own distinct charm, from the developed Santa Cruz to the picturesque village of San Cristobal and the pristine beauty of Isabela. A visit to the Galapagos is a journey into a world where nature takes center stage, and every moment is a wildlife encounter.

Luxury Hotels in Santa Cruz Island

9. Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

(5 stars – $$$$$)

Considered the crème de la crème of the Galapagos Islands, the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is a rare gem. Nestled in Barrio Punta Astrada, where cars are not allowed, it’s the ultimate place to disconnect. Choose from regular rooms or suites, but act swiftly as availability disappears quickly.

Finch Bay - Luxury hotels Ecuador.

Finch Bay, Galapagos luxury hotel.

10. Ikala Galapagos Hotel

(4 stars – $$$)

Endemic vegetation and beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel provide guests with a tranquil setting and an ideal base camp for their Galapagos adventure. The accommodations feature a variety of well-appointed rooms and suites, ensuring comfort for all guests. Whether taking a dip in the outdoor pool, savoring delectable cuisine at La Terraza Bar & Restaurant, or exploring the surroundings on complimentary bicycles, there are ample opportunities for enjoyment. The hotel’s dedication to sustainable practices, considerate design, prime location, and attentive service makes it an excellent choice for those in search of relaxation or exploration in Santa Cruz.

Ikala Galapagos Hotel - Luxury hotels Ecuador.

Ikala Galapagos Hotel.

Luxury Hotels in San Cristobal Island

11. Golden Bay Hotel

(5 stars – $$$$)

Golden Bay Hotel provides a distinctive beachfront experience on San Cristobal Island’s Playa de Oro. Its sophisticated and comfortable rooms offer guests an opportunity to fully engage with the Galapagos’ natural splendor while residing within the national park. With a fusion of comfort, understated luxury, and Galapagos hospitality, the hotel ensures a unique and heartwarming stay. At the on-site restaurant, MUYU, guests can savor an authentic Galapagos culinary journey featuring seasonal organic ingredients sourced from both land and sea.

Golden Bay Galapagos.

Golden Bay, Galapagos hotel.

12. Hotel Indigo

(5 stars – $$$$)

Nestled on San Cristóbal Island within the mystical realm of the Galapagos, this intimate hotel stands as a sanctuary of serenity, opulence, and unspoiled natural beauty. Guests can elevate their culinary senses with an exquisite fusion of high-end cuisine and local flavors at the esteemed restaurant, Darwin’s Secret. They may choose to unwind by the outdoor infinity pool or indulge in pampering at the hotel’s luxurious spa. The upscale rooms, each with a private balcony, provide a personal sanctuary, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the boundless vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the extraordinary world that is the Galapagos Archipelago.

Hotel Indigo.

Hotel Indigo.

Luxury Hotels in Isabela Island

13. Albemarle Boutique Hotel

(3 stars – $$$)

Nestled on the pristine shores of Isabela Island in the Galapagos, Albemarle Boutique Hotel beckons guests with its premier beachfront location in Puerto Villamil. Here, simplicity meets luxury, with a serene beach just steps from the front doors, inviting travelers to unwind and soak in the island’s natural beauty. As guests explore the captivating island, Albemarle Hotel stands as a haven of efficient and friendly service, ensuring an exceptional experience throughout their stay.

14. Scalesia Galapagos Lodge

(4 stars – $$$$$)

Explore the captivating highlands of Isabela Island at Scalesia Lodge, where safari-style tents provide unique accommodations. Ideally situated on the slopes of a volcano, approximately 20 minutes from Puerto Villamil, Scalesia Galapagos Lodge offers a modern and luxurious tented resort experience. Guests can relish delectable cuisine crafted from local ingredients while taking in breathtaking views of Isabela’s landscape. It’s worth noting that evenings in the highlands can be pleasantly cool. The lodge affords spectacular landscapes of Isabela Island’s coastline, the expansive Pacific Ocean, and the magnificent Galapagos Islands.

Scalesia Lodge - Luxury hotels Ecuador

Scalesia Lodge.

15. Iguana Crossing

(4 stars – $$$$$)

Set along the beachfront of the Galápagos Islands amidst iconic endemic wilderness, this hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations and a serene retreat. It effortlessly merges the natural world with modern comforts, allowing guests to discover sophistication, relaxation, and exploration in perfect harmony. Whether basking in the poolside terrace, savoring the finest culinary offerings on the island, or enjoying a refreshing drink at the ocean-view bar, every moment is a delight. Explore the captivating Galapagos Islands in style and relish lavish comforts at the end of each day of exploration.

Iguana Crossing.

Iguana Crossing.

1 Bonus Luxury Hotel in the Galapagos for the Sophisticated Adventurer


(4 stars – $$$$$)

Located in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, Pikaia Lodge stands as one of the world’s foremost green lodges. Operating solely on alternative energy sources, this haven embodies a comprehensive commitment to environmental responsibility. Within the constraints of this remote and eco-sensitive locale, Pikaia Lodge redefines luxury, ensuring the highest level of comfort and service. Guests embark on active, high-quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups, while evenings bring serenity and spacious accommodations. 


Pikaia Lodge.

As you explore the top luxury hotels in Ecuador, each offering its unique blend of opulence and natural beauty, we invite you to embark on a journey like no other. To curate your dream luxury vacation in Ecuador, encompassing not only these exquisite accommodations but also tailor-made experiences that showcase the country’s diverse landscapes and rich culture, don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca Adventure Travel. Our dedicated team stands ready to transform your vision into an unforgettable reality. If you have any suggestions for our top 10 luxury hotels in Ecuador and the Galapagos, please feel free to contact us. Your recommendations are invaluable as we continue to elevate the experience for luxury travelers in this remarkable destination.

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