• Plaza Grande, Ecuador

About Plaza Grande, Quito

About Plaza Grande, Quito

Plaza Grande is in a unique location, in one of the largest and best preserved historical sites in the whole of Latin America. In the heart of Quito on the Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza Grande was once the home of Juan Diaz de Higalgo – a famous conqueror that founded Quito City in the 16th Century.

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A fine boutique hotel in a great location to explore the city.


Just 20 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, the hotel is surrounded by historical and cultural buildings to explore, such as the churches of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, the city museum, the cathedral and the presidential palace.

Accommodation & Facilities

11 Royal Suites, 3 Plaza Suites and 1 Presidential Suites, all tastefully outfitted and with fine linens. The Plaza suites have views over Plaza de Independencia Square, the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the Panecillo hill. The presidential suite has the same views, but added dining and living room areas, as well as a kitchen, marble bathroom and 3 balconies. All suites include a mini bar, Jacuzzi, wireless internet and noise reducing windows and are luxuriously laid out with sumptuous exclusive Plaza Grande bedding.

There are two restaurants in the hotel and room service is available all week from 6.30am to 23.00pm. The bar serves speciality cocktails along side creative cuisine.


La Belle Epoque is a warm and elegant restaurant with stunning panoramas over the historic centre; offering gourmet cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner, there is also a private dining area for guests to enjoy. The Café Plaza Grande serves traditional Ecuadorian Cuisine within an authentic atmosphere.


The spa has a vast menu and the hotel offers horse-drawn carriage rides around the historic centre by moonlight. Within the historic centre there are an abundance of places to visit, there are lots of art and history museums including the San Diego Convent Museum (religious art), Auroelio Epinoza Pólit Mussum (history, pains, sculptures, culture and maps) and the Guayasamin Museum (archaeology, colonial and modern art). There are also theatres, churches and convents, as well as El Panacillo Hill which offers stunning views over Quito. There is a monument at the top of the hill, which is 3,000 metres above sea level of the Virgin Mary, created in 1976 – a large copy of the 12 inch one made in the 18th century by Bernardo de Legarda which is in the San Francisco Church.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Plaza Grande

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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