Casa Gangotena is arguably Quito’s best hotel. A grand storied mansion with elegant styling, the hotel is located in the heart of the city’s historical old town in the San Francisco Plaza the history of which dates back to the time of the Incas. According to early Spanish chronicles, the plaza was filled with temples and palaces, one of which was located right where Casa Gangotena sits now. The hotel has excellent service, and has been rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top 25 best hotels in the world. Rooms are spacious and individually styled. Not to be missed is the hotels third floor terrace which has 360 views over the city and its award winning restaurant.