Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & the Galapagos

Stay in character-filled colonial mansions in Quito to encounter Ecuador's history and charming people before venturing deep into the Amazon to sleep in hidden lodges just perfect for eco-conscious explorers. With friendly staff and fabulous views, our Galapagos cruises are the most luxurious out there and allow you to interact with wildlife around the clock. We’ve also got classic sailing boats to add an exciting dimension to your adventure, or if you’re worried about seasickness the Galapagos Safari Camp is a fantastic alternative.

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Scalesia Galapagos Lodge

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Adventure awaits at Scalesia Galapagos Lodge which offers a wildlife glamping experience in one of the most volcanically-active islands in the world: the Galapagos’s largest island, Isabela. In 1835, naturalist Charles Darwin visited the island and you can trace his footsteps today and encounter a host of incredible wildlife species including penguins, turtles, sea-faring iguanas, kaleidoscopic marine life, flamingos, a plethora of sea lions lounging on the black-sand beaches and much more.

Best for: Lodge, Landscapes & Scenery, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Hacienda La Cienega

Location: Central & Southern Ecuador | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hacienda La Cienega is a historic hotel in Latacunga, in the shadow of the Cotopaxi volcano. The hotel dates back to the 1600s and its original character has been preserved; the original chapel still stands in the gardens. The hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the great outdoors in Cotopaxi National Park, as well as the historic town of Latacunga.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Rustic, Cultural Immersion, Walking & Trekking

Hamadryade Lodge

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hamadryade Lodge is a luxury eco-friendly boutique hotel in the remote Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Staying in a collection of stylish bungalows, which blend in beautifully with their jungle surroundings, you’ll enjoy trekking, kayaking and canoeing through the rainforest and the rivers, while getting the chance to meet indigenous people and learn about their rich cultural traditions. 

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Rustic

Hacienda Piman

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hacienda Piman is a boutique hotel housed in a historic villa in the northern Ecuadorian Andes. It has been in the same family ever since its creation in 1680, and inhabitants have included the famous Ecuadorian poet Julio Zaldumbide. In its chapel, library, and peaceful gardens you can get a feel for the history of this place, which has been lovingly maintained over the centuries and is a supremely comfortable place to stay.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion

Golden Bay Hotel & Spa

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Golden Bay Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. It is a fantastic base for boat trips around the Galapagos to experience the unique wildlife that make this part of the world famous. It’s also home to a brilliant spa and a superb restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious fusion of Ecuadorian mainland and island cuisine.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Snorkelling & Diving

Hacienda El Porvenir

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hacienda El Porvenir is a boutique ranch hotel on the outskirts of Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador. The ranch is a working cattle farm high in the hills, surrounded by four volcanoes. Dating back to Spanish colonial times, the farm was once run by Jesuits, who reared sheep and cattle; it was bought in 1903 by the Gangotena family, who still own it today.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Walking & Trekking, Adventure

Casa Mojanda

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Casa Mojanda is a boutique hotel in a unique location on an organic farm in the Andean hills of Otavalo. The hotel is committed to eco-friendly practices, using sustainable building and farming methods and employing members of the local community. Lodgings are built in a traditional style and scattered across the grounds, and have beautiful views of the Andes.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Rustic

Kapawi Ecolodge

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Kapawi Ecolodge is a boutique lodge in the heart of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, at the confluence of the Pastaza and Capahuari rivers. The lodge is extremely remote – ten days’ walk from the nearest road – yet is supremely comfortable, offers fantastic cuisine, and is very well equipped for tourists. All the guides are experts in the natural environment, and will lead you on informative excursions over water and land to learn about this incredible part of the world.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

MV Anakonda

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

The MV Anakonda is the best way to experience an Amazon cruise in the ultimate style. Its 18 suites are generously sized and modern in design, while the boat’s observation deck, outdoor Jacuzzi and al fresco lounge are the places to go to watch the natural beauty of the river passing by. Expert guides will lead expeditions on water and land and teach you about the rich natural diversity of this unique part of the world.

Best for: Cruise, Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Adventure

Casa El Eden

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Casa El Eden is a beautiful boutique hotel in a historic mansion in the Old City of the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. With just six individually designed rooms, the hotel promises a peaceful stay, and owners Mario and Blanca will bend over backwards to ensure your stay goes as smoothly as possible. The hotel’s central location means the beautiful architecture, churches and cultural attractions of Quito are right on your doorstep.

Best for: Couples, Boutique Hotel, History & Heritage, Service & Hospitality

Iguana Crossing

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Iguana Crossing is a boutique hotel on the island of Isabela in the Galapagos. The hotel is dedicated to sustainable tourism and the conservation of the Galapagos’ unique environment, and was constructed responsibly by local artisans, using native materials. Each of the 14 rooms and suites affords beautiful views of either the ocean or the Sierra Negra volcano.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Eco-tourism, Landscapes & Scenery, Setting & Views

La Selva

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

The award-winning La Selva Amazon Ecolodge has a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Garzacocha. Relax in light, airy cabanas made from bamboo, tuck into gourmet local fare and take in the sights and sounds of the Amazon.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views

MV Origin

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 20
Cabins: 10
Itineraries: 7 to 15 days
Perfect for: couples and families
Designed for both comfort and eco-friendliness, the luxurious 142ft MV Origin is a sleek and stylish option for your Galapagos cruise. You will be accompanied by a crew of 13, including two naturalist guides and a concierge to cater to your every need. For its luxury and the high standards of its guides, this is our top pick!

Best for: Cruise, Wildlife & Nature, Water activities, Service & Hospitality

M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins: 8
Itineraries: 5 to 15 days
Perfect for: couples and families
Galapagos Sea Star Journey is an exclusive first-class yacht that has been designed especially for small groups- ideal for couples and families.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Casa Gangotena

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Casa Gangotena isn't only an elegant contemporary boutique hotel housed in a charming classical mansion, but it is blessed with a stunning setting and a perfect location for exploring Quito’s historical heart.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Plaza Grande

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

The former home of a Spanish conquistador, Plaza Grande is now a fine boutique hotel in the heart of colonial Quito. With just 15 sumptuous suites and a fabulous location within walking distance of many of the city’s main attractions, Plaza Grande is hard to beat for convenience and character.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Silversea | Silver Galapagos

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 100
Cabins: 50
Itineraries: 8 days
Perfect for: families and large groups
The luxurious Silver Galapagos, a sleek new cruise ship from Silversea Expeditions, navigates the waters of the Galapagos in style. This boat is perfect for families and groups looking for a larger cruise boat with a range of activities and facilities onboard.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

La Casona de la Ronda

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

La Casona de La Ronda is located in the cobblestone streets of La Ronda, which are brimming with history, from the first Inca settlers to the bohemian underground of the 1930s. This hotel provides a stylish base to explore Ecuador’s capital, Quito.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins: 8
Itineraries: 4 to 15 days
Perfect for: everyone
Onboard the luxurious M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey you can make your own, unforgettable voyage of discovery. This versatile yacht is ideal for all travellers.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Hacienda Zuleta

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

This charming historical lodge is set on a traditional 16th-century farm, and offers a quintessential experience of Ecuador - and it's also an ideal stop on the way to or from a trip to the Galapagos Islands. 

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Lodge

M/C Petrel

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins: 9
Itineraries: 4 to 15 days
Perfect for: Singles and couples

Explore the Galapagos in style on this sleek cruise boat, which is ideal for singles and couples looking for smaller groups with plenty of flexibility with itinerary choices. Relax in luxurious interiors, on your private balcony and in the Jacuzzi on the spacious sundeck. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Hacienda Cusin

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hacienda Cusin is a rare example of 17th century Ecuadorian architecture, lovingly preserved by its owner, Nicholas Millhouse. The English eccentric has filled the hotel with idiosyncratic antiques, and makes it his business to ensure that guests are happy and comfortable in this shabby-chic gem.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, History & Heritage

Napo Wildlife Centre

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

The Napo Wildlife Centre is a community-based eco-tourism project that has turned the surrounding 82 square miles into a private reserve within Yasuní National Park. Ecuador`s two most accessible parrot clay licks are within the reserve, and giant otters inhabit the lake in front of the lodge - along with caiman crocodiles! One of our top picks for an authentic Amazon experience.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views

M/C Ocean Spray

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins: 8
Itineraries: 4 to 15 days
Perfect for: everyone
On the sleek luxury catamaran Ocean Spray, there is a range of cruises on offer that are suitable for couples, families and groups looking for both comfort and flexibility.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism

M/Y Eric & Letty

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 20
Cabins: 10
Itineraries: 7 to 15 days
Perfect for: couples and families
These identical sister yachts are a good choice for couples and families who are looking for small group adventures and a more personal experience of the Galapagos.

Best for: Honeymoon, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil

Location: Central & Southern Ecuador | Ecuador & the Galapagos

A veteran in the world of five-star luxury and decidedly European in feel, the Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil has long maintained its position as the hotel of choice in the city. Centrally located, this plush hotels has everything you could wish for, whether you are looking for a hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, blissful spa and gym or one that’ll put you in the heart of the action, close to the striking Malecon 2000.

Best for: Family-friendly, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Cultural Immersion

Mansion Alcazar

Location: Central & Southern Ecuador | Ecuador & the Galapagos

This lovely historic boutique hotel has been beautifully restored to its former splendour. Fitted out with antique furniture and freshened up with vases of flowers, the rooms at Mansion Alcazar are romantic and atmospheric. The standard rooms have king or queen sized antique beds and courtyard views while the suites look out over the elegant gardens.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion

M/V Galapagos Sky

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins: 8
Itineraries: 8 days
Perfect for: divers
The M/V Galapagos Sky is a dedicated dive boat offering action-packed adventures that are ideal for making the most of the incredible marine life of these islands, whether it’s diving with hammerhead sharks or spotting a school of golden rays.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism

Isabela II

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 40
Cabins: 20
Itineraries: 5 to 7 days
Perfect for: couples, families and older guests
The stylish Isabela II offers a scenic tour of the highlights of the Galapagos, and is ideal for older holidaymakers, including couples and families, those who are after a shorter cruise, and those who suffer seasickness (this is a flat-bottomed boat).

Best for: Family-friendly, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Mashpi Lodge

Location: Quito & Northern Highlands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

This stunning eco-lodge, one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World, sits on a high plateau in a pristine 1,200-hectare private reserve in the middle of the Ecuadorian cloud forest, one of the most unspoiled and diverse forests on the planet. From this sleek, modern and luxurious base, enjoy panoramic mountain and forest views and explore the spectacular forest trails and waterfalls on the doorstep.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Lodge

M/Y Grace

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 18
Cabins: 9
Itineraries: 8 days
Perfect for: couples and families
M/Y Grace was named in honour of her late owner, Princess Grace of Monaco, and oozes the comfort, beauty and prestige befitting of royalty. This yacht is ideal for couples and families looking for a touch of elegant luxury on their Galapagos holiday.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Romantic, Eco-tourism

M/V Evolution

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 32
Cabins:16
Itineraries: 8 days
Perfect for: everyone
This spacious yacht is the launching pad for your Galapagos adventure. Suitable for anyone looking for an action-packed itinerary on a mid-sized boat, without stinting on luxury and a range of amenities onboard.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

M/C Cormorant

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins: 9
Itineraries:  4 to 15 days
Perfect for: Singles, couples and families
Enjoy a luxurious and romantic experience aboard the brand new Cormorant, one of the newest catamarans to arrive in the Galapagos Islands.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism

Integrity

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 16
Cabins:  9
Itineraries: 8 days
Perfect for: Chic singles and couples
Integrity is a sleek luxury yacht ideal for small group adventures, and you’re guaranteed smooth sailing, thanks to the boat’s state-of-the-art stabilisers and quiet engines.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Santa Cruz II

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 90
Cabins: 44
Itineraries: 5 to 7 days
Perfect for: families and groups
The Santa Cruz II is one of the largest of the luxury Galapagos cruise boats, and is known for its friendly, family feel and social atmosphere. Ideal for anyone but especially families and groups.

Best for: Family-friendly, Cruise, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism

La Pinta

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Passengers: 48
Cabins: 24
Itineraries: 4 to 8 days
Perfect for: everyone
Come face to face with the world’s most weird and wonderful wildlife in the Galapagos aboard La Pinta. This is a larger boat with a range of facilities, and is an ideal all-rounder for couples, families and groups.

Best for: Family-friendly, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Galapagos Safari Camp

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

A new way of seeing the Galapagos, Galapagos Safari Camp is an eco-luxury tented camp following the African safari tradition of allowing its guests to experience the wildlife and nature of these untouched islands first-hand, whilst staying under canvas in style- here it's all about glamping, not camping.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views

Finch Bay Hotel

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Finch Bay Eco Hotel is an award-winning, secluded haven located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, and with unforgettable snorkelling at nearby Las Grietas. A good choice for relaxing before or after your cruise, and for those who prefer to be on land rather than sea.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Beach, Eco-tourism

Hotel del Parque

Location: Central & Southern Ecuador | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Hotel del Parque is a luxury hotel housed in a 19th-century building in the Parque Historico in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Dating from 1891, the building was originally the city’s first hospice, and was saved from demolition and lovingly restored in the 1980s. Today it is a fascinating glimpse of the city’s past and a supremely comfortable place to stay, with the nature reserves and cultural attractions of the Parque Historico on its doorstep.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, History & Heritage, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Mansion Santa Isabella

Location: Central & Southern Ecuador | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Mansion Santa Isabella is a boutique hotel in the town of Riobamba in central Ecuador. Housed in a restored colonial mansion, the hotel is in unique surroundings, and its 25 rooms and suites each have their own character. The hotel is ideally placed for exploring the Spanish architecture and rich indigenous culture of Riobamba, as well as the surrounding volcanoes and lagoons, while delicious Ecuadorian and international food is served at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature

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