Casa Gangotena Old Town Quito Hotel
A True Icon of Ecuadorian Hospitality Member of Relais & Châteaux
As if you were part of the Gangotena family many years ago, you will feel entirely at ease here. Enjoy the hotel’s many free exclusive activities that will show you Quito Old Town’s best-kept secrets. After a day filled with history and culture, go back to the comfort and luxury of our hotel in Quito to unwind and enjoy its timeless elegance.
At a Glance
The History of Casa Gangotena
1. The Historical Significance of San Francisco Plaza
2. The Mansion's Legacy & Presidential Residence
The San Francisco Plaza’s significance during the Colonial era attracted affluent families to build their homes around it. The site where the hotel now stands was once a mansion that housed several presidents from the Republican era. However, a devastating fire in 1914 razed much of this majestic mansion.
3. The Rebirth of Casa Gangotena
4. UNESCO World Heritage and Cultural Heritage
5. A View into History from the Terrace
The Casa Gangotena Difference
In the Heart of Quito
Casa Gangotena enjoys a prime location opposite San Francisco Church and Plaza, just steps away from an array of Quito’s iconic landmarks, including La Compañia Church, the City Museum, and the Presidential Palace. Simply put, our hotel allows you to wake up right in the heart of Quito’s Old Town—the world’s first-ever capital city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
A Part of the Community
A Dedicated & Passionate Team
Restaurant & Bar
Hotel Based Activities
The Secrets of Quito
Let’s Cook Together!
Enjoy the Wonders of Quito from our Terrace
We take you up to the third floor, to enjoy stunning 270º views of Quito’s Historic Center, brimming with churches and convents, squares, and daily life. We can also admire its dramatic mountainous location, cupped by the green and jagged peaks of the Andes’ “Avenue of the Volcanos”.
Chocolate Quiteño (Quito-Style Chocolate)
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