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Where to stay in Quito

VacationRenter offers 763 short term rentals in Quito, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that meets your needs and your budget. If you’re in search of affordable holiday rentals in Quito, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of local properties cost less than $15 a night. Whether you’re looking for a private homestay near Santo Domingo Church, a short term rental close to Museum of the City, or a place that also gives you close access to Quito — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, planning a romantic getaway to Quito, or going on a family vacation for 9, we can match you with a vacation rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. Experience the beauty of Quito in Ecuador with VacationRenter today.

Where Is Quito, Ecuador Located?

The capital of Ecuador, Quito is situated in the northern region of the country in the Guayllabamba River Basin, on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountain range. The city is also bordered by the hills of Panecillo and Inchimbia.

What Is Quito, Ecuador Known For?

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, positioned high in the Andes is beautifully situated between mountain ranges with an afternoon mist coating the greenery. Modern apartment buildings and modest concrete houses are partly built along the slopes, while busy commercial roads bordered by shops and shocked by traffic become quiet neighborhoods on Sundays. Warm and relaxed, the traditional Sierra culture of Ecuador mixes effortlessly with the refined cuisine and lively nightlife scenes.

A Quick Guide to Quito, Ecuador

  • Centro Historico: Discover the dazzling churches, monasteries, museums, palaces, and plazas that decorate the atmospheric streets of Quito’s UNESCO-listed historic center. An architectural masterpiece and the colonial heart of Quito, the Centro Historico is aplomb with grandiose churches, convents, and palaces, many looming over pretty public squares.
  • La Compañía de Jesús: Crowned by emerald green and metallic gold domes, La Compañía de Jesús is the most ornately embellished church in the city and an elaborately conspicuous building among the architecturally gifted splendors of the Old Town. Free dual-language guided tours highlight the church’s sumptuous features, including its Moorish emblems, divinely proportional symmetry, a magnificent trompe l’oeil staircase, biblical symbols, and a cocktail of quintessential Ecuadorian elements. Walk into this church and let the wave of artistic majesty crash over you.
  • TeleferiQo: For spectacular views over Quito's mountainous landscape, hop aboard this cable car, one of the world's highest aerial lifts, which leads up to unparalleled vantage points overlooking the city. The sky tram takes vertigo-resistant passengers on a 2.5 kilometer trip up the flanks of Volcán Pichincha to the top of Cruz Loma. TelefériQo is a scenic method to discover some of the most awe-inspiring views over the city.

Popular Destinations Near Quito

  • Cotopaxi National Park: The second most visited National Park in Ecuador, the Cotopaxi National Park boasts the second largest active volcano in the world and miles of awe-inspiring scenery. On a crystal clear day in Quito’s city center, the volcano can be seen in the distance, with its snow-capped peaks and reddish-hued midsection. The park terrain is rugged and beautifully barren, except for small, low to the ground shrubs and wildflowers that can survive the elevation and occasional harsh winds. For nature lovers, photographers, and appreciators of art, the Cotopaxi National Park is a sublime example of nature’s beautiful bounties.
  • Quilotoa Lagoon: Breathtaking sights await you at the Quilotoa Lagoon. Formed as a result of the collapse of a now-extinct volcano, the teal-green waters of Quilotoa Lagoon is a common day-trip attraction that is growing in popularity. Expect nothing short of fantastically awe-inspiring vistas and gorgeous photo-taking opportunities.

Best Neighborhoods in Quito

  • La Carolina Park: Located in the very epicenter of Quito’s central business district where you can gaze upon the imposing skyscrapers that encircle it, La Carolina Park is Quito’s Ecuadorian version of New York’s Central Park. On weekend mornings, an international smorgasbord of diverse cafés and restaurants are populated with fitness fanatics stopping by for brunch after their morning jog. Eateries continue to be busy with orders as the morning transforms to the afternoon with families and nature lovers gathering in the nearby park to marvel at the beautiful green scenery.
  • La Ronda: A tiny neighborhood hidden in the nooks of the historic core of Quito, La Ronda is awash with a quaint Latin charm. As per the local tradition, activity does not become truly buzzing until later on in the day, when pleasant afternoons make a great time to explore the artisan shops and authentic eateries, populated by friendly locals who educate and regale tales about traditional Quiteño culture.

Home-types in Quito

Quito has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Quito:

Points of interests in Quito

Quito has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Quito: