Guayaquil, Ecuador’s biggest port, is a jumping off point to the Galapagos Islands- and a city rich with culture, historic neighborhoods, plazas, and a wide variety of sites to visit across the city. For those interested in staying in the city between legs of their journeys in Ecuador, we have 3 hotels that make the grade. Keep reading to find out more about hotels in Guayaquil.
Located in the Samborondom neighborhood close to attractions including the city’s Parque Hitorico, Orilla Del Rio is an elegantly appointed, converted family home that’s a far cry from cookie cutter chain hotels.
Each of the seven rooms of the hotel were decorated by the family, and showcase the culture and art of Guayaquil. Amenities include an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, and an enclosed garden, where you can take a break after days of exploring.
The in-house restaurant serves fresh, flavorful Ecuadorian fare, and the spacious Thai Room offers a peaceful place to unwind before or after diner.
Other services offered are a spa and wellness center, and handicraft shop, and WiFi. The hotel is close to the neighborhood of Las Peñas-a restored colonial area where Earnest Hemingway and Che Guevara once walked on the cobble stone streets.
The Manso hotel is located on the Malecon-close to shops, restaurants, bars, plazas, parks, and churches of the bustling area of the city. The hotel has comfortable rooms with a turn down service, free WiFi, and an in-house restaurant-Zentro. The menu focuses on healthy Ecuadorian-inspired food, including pasta and quinoa dishes.
Options for accommodations include private and dorm rooms-all brightly decorated, creating a fun atmosphere to call home during your time in Guayaquil.
Other useful services include airport shuttles, laundry, and a book exchange.
For an international acclaimed hotel that pulls out all the stops for comfort, style, gourmet dining, and ocean views-the Wyndham Hotel tops the list. Steps away from the Malecon, a bustling urban district amidst historic plazas and churches, the Wyndham offers a rooftop pool and fitness center, WiFi in all the rooms, an onsite concierge, and an innovative A La Carte menu from Chef Javier Ponce served in the house restaurant. Other services include a business center and airport transfers.
The area surrounding the hotel is rich with visitor sites, places for a light lunch or coffee, and shops that highlight the best of Ecuador’s offerings-including chocolate.
Happy Gringo Travel can help arrange custom-made tours of Guayaquil that include guides and accommodation at any of these hotels. To make the most out of your time in the city before or after heading on to different parts of the country, contact a member of our team through this site, Skype, or our toll-free numbers.