The 7 Best Luxury Hotels
in Ecuador & Galapagos

Veronika Macas

Ecuador & Galapagos Travel Expert

At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.

From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.

But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!


M/V Origin

The 20-guest Galapagos Origin brings the best in design and luxury to the Galapagos Islands. This model vessel houses kayaks and snorkeling gear on board, and a huge sun deck to keep your focus on the sights and wildlife of the Galapagos, while indoors luxury amenities make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, M/V Origin

Featuring large suites with panoramic windows for breathtaking views of the ocean, and spacious interiors throughout the ship, the Origin is elegantly suited for Galapagos cruising.


Casa Gangotena, Quito

Glimpse the heart of old Quito as it was meant to be enjoyed, amidst the generous comforts of this handsomely restored mansion.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, Casa Gangotena Quito

Sumptuously appointed rooms bask in the warmth of natural light as towering windows overlook the Plaza San Francisco. Stately and sophisticated, yet perfectly intimate thanks to the Ecuadorean hospitality.


Hacienda Zuleta, Otavalo

Boasting antique gardens, the Hacienda is beautifully decorated and every bedroom has a fire place.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, Hacienda Zuleta Otavalo

Delicious Ecuadorian cuisine is offered daily, prepared with organic vegetables, trout and dairy products produced on the Hacienda.

See For Yourself

Spot sea lions and marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and cross paths with giant sea tortoises on B&R’s Ecuador & Galapagos Family Adventure.

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Galapagos Safari Camp, Santa Cruz Island

This eco-luxury tented camp borders the National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island’s “transition zone” and is close to the tortoise reserve.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Island

Located on 55 hectares with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean and the famous Western & Northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rabida, Guy Fawkes & Daphne.


Pikaia Lodge, Santa Cruz Island

Hidden in a secluded location atop an extinct volcano crater, Pikaia Lodge is a stunning new alternative for exploring the “Last Paradise on Earth” in a truly luxurious and sustainable way.

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, Pikaia Lodge Santa Cruz Island

Pikaia Lodge is designed for the eco-adventure traveller seeking intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galápagos. Guests will enjoy active guided land and marine day programs in small groups.


Hotel del Parque Guayaquil, Samborondon

Set amid the exotic greenery of Guayaquil Historical Park, this historic 19thC property lies in the luxurious Samborondón neighbourhood, just 4 miles from José Joaquin de Olmedo Airport. 

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, Hotel del Parque Guayaquil Samborondon

It provides a peaceful riverside oasis while offering sophisticated elegance with a colonial touch.


M/Y Grace

This 145-foot private ship is the epitome of class for those seeking to explore the Galapagos in style. Sleek cabins feature ensuite bathrooms and ample room to relax, either outside under the sun or inside the air-conditioned vessel. 

Best Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & Galapagos, M/Y Grace

The main saloon is equipped with a full entertainment centre and an onboard boutique carries necessities.

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