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Quito Airport Hotel: A Pet Friendly Hotel in Quito Ecuador

Posted in: Ecuador Travel, Quito Ecuador

quito-airport-hotel-main-buildingThe Quito Airport hotel is where we stayed on our move back to Canada.

We had a great stay – and loved that it was pet friendly!

Taking our dog back with us was a major factor in our trip planning, and there weren’t many pet friendly places to choose from.

What We Liked about the Quito Airport Hotel

At the time the Quito Airport hotel was the closest hotel to the airport (less than a 10 minute drive) which was a major bonus.


We also really liked that the large yard was enclosed, our daughter had lots of room to play with her dog and we were not as worried about the dog running away.

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The hotel serves breakfast (included) and dinner. If you are like us, you might be wondering about where you could get some lunch.

The center of town (Tababela) is just a block away, which makes grabbing some lunch easy. Or you could ask the staff to call for a taxi to take you to the nearest mall (which has a large food court) it’s about a 20 min drive.

The atmosphere of the hotel was nice, it’s not very big so you are around the other travelers a lot, it’s easy to chat and get to know each other. It’s a hot spot for travelers, so you are pretty much sure to meet some, and make new contacts.

It was a treat to see this gorgeous little vermilion flycatcher flying around the yard!


A special guest at the hotel

The hotel also offers 24 hour shuttle service to/ from the airport and free Wifi.

Inside the Quito Airport Hotel

The hotel smelled good (fresh/clean) and our room was nicely decorated and clean.


There was a bathroom (with a shower) in each room. The room we stayed in had two joining rooms, the bathroom was off the second.


The staff was friendly and Domenick (the owner) was really accommodating.

He said he could arrange room to store our luggage (we had a lot) or that he could give us a larger room because they were not full that night.

We went with the larger room which had enough space for all our stuff and our dog carrier. We only had to store our bikes in another room.


We had SO much luggage!

The dining area was comfortable, clean and bright. There was a sofa as well, so the room could be used for relaxing. They also had a computer available to guests.

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The View From the Hotel

I liked the view from the second floor. It was nice to look out on the large garden next door and see some of the buildings near the center.


Zoomed view of the buildings in the park


Something else that we really appreciated was when Domenick showed up at the airport to return some loose ends (including our GoPro camera) that we forgot back at the hotel!

Visit the Quito Airport hotel site.

Have you stayed at the Quito Airport hotel? What did you think? Please share your thoughts by commenting on this post.

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Dena Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. She is a travel blogger and content marketer. She is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Travel.

20 comments… add one
  • Basink Jul 14, 2017, 11:48 am

    Good hotel!

  • Kevin Jul 14, 2017, 11:31 am

    Last year my friends ever stayed this hotel for several days, the staff is very nice, beautiful countryside landscape nearby the hotel, free wifi, fresh air,comfortable bed,bathroom is small but with clean bathroom sink and toilet, convenient to go to the airport. Thanks for your sharing!

  • Kevin Jul 14, 2017, 11:25 am

    Last year my friends ever stayed this hotel for several days, the staff is very nice, beautiful countryside landscape nearby the hotel, free Vifi, fresh air,comfortable bed,bathroom is small but with clean bathroom sink and toilet, convenient to go to the airport. Thanks for your sharing!

  • Frank Nichols May 3, 2017, 8:25 am

    My wife and I stayed there one night a week ago on out way to Cuenca from the States.

    I can highly recommend it. The facilities are clean and the staff is extremely friendly and the price is very good considering it’s close proximity to the airport. The breakfast is cooked to order and we were perfectly happy with our stay.

    A couple hints. This is our first trip to Ecuador and had no idea what to expect. The shuttle from the airport was a good thing, so we didn’t have to deal with finding a taxi. We had read that most taxis in Cuenca are about $2 to $3 to go almost anywhere, so we were a little surprised that the ride to the hotel was $8. Not the end of the world, but not expected, we spoke with another guest and confirmed it was the “normal” fare.

    The ride from the airport to the hotel at dusk was “interesting”, the neighborhood is boarded up and both my wife and I had a feeling we were being taken someplace off the beaten path to be mugged. It was unfounded and we laughed about it the next morning.

    There was another guest going to the airport at the same time as we were so we shared the taxi and the fare.

    Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Eva Mar 9, 2016, 11:43 pm

    I am newly divorced after 45 try marriage. Ready for adventure. After all research, Cuenca is my destination. The positive reviews of the Quito Airport Hotel, I was enchanted and became even more excited to tie up ends in US. Sell home, etc. Thanx for comments from everyone.

  • Debra McKenzie Jul 19, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Loved it and Dom, My son and I stayed there in 2013 on our first exploratory trip to Cuenca and could not have been happier to have met Dom. I think we had the same adjoining 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and fount them clean and so pleasant. Dom was a great host and meeting other travelers, coming or going was fun. We also enjoyed the block walk to town for lunch. And the view as noted was lovely. We’re hoping for a pit stop on our way down to Cuenca later this fall and bringing our pets this time. Glad to know they will enjoy it this trip too.

  • Rick Jun 24, 2015, 8:03 pm

    My wife and I stayed here in March of 2013 when it was very new. Work was still being done on some of the rooms. Dom was a wonderful host and let us sample fruit from his trees. We walked around town and kids were playing in the park. It was a nice place to stay in a peaceful town.

  • Kerri Jun 22, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Yes, we stayed at Domenick’s hotel last year upon arriving in Ecuador.

    Apparently he owns more than one hotel: Quito Airport Suites (in Tababela)
    & Quito Airport Inn (in Yaruquí)

    Both sites have the same logo and the same ph#s.
    When we were making our reservation on line from the States, apparently the first one was full so it linked us to the second one. We stayed at the Inn.

    It is a B&B style small hotel. Only a few rooms. So it may fill up quickly. (Or they use it for overflow.) From comparing the pictures on the both sites, I actually liked this one better. It’s a nice balance of rustic and modern. The peaceful countryside feel without being far.
    Note; the Inn is just off the main road over the railroad tracks and down a dirt road with poor lighting. Knowing that ahead of time helps you appreciate arriving at your cozy quaint cottage with peace of mind (especially if at night).
    The room was clean and the bed and pillow comfy. A nice hot steamy shower. Breakfast was served in the gazebo. It was a sunny morning and the fresh mountain air was pleasant. (Though I always feel the lack of oxygen that high up.)

    Both hotels advertise that they are very close to the Quito airport (less than 10min), which is very convenient.
    They are not the lowest price. But they are safe and quiet. $50 range for room for two ppl and up. (Price includes continental breakfast.) But, a good value; you’ll pay that anyway if you go the hour into the city because taxis to/from Quito are $25+ (and two hours to Otavalo $50+).
    The taxi to/from his hotel/airport $5/10 day/night.

    Everyone was friendly and helpful. You can also have the confidence that there is someone who speaks English and will make the extra effort for their guests. (Of course the staff and taxi drivers speak Spanish.)
    They will even accommodate partial day stays (maybe you have connecting flights and want a shower and a nap). They realize flights come and go all hours day and night, so their flexible friendly service is much appreciated.

    Handy reference to have in your contacts!

    • lee Sep 6, 2015, 4:57 pm

      What does ppl stand for? thx Lee

      • Kerri Sep 7, 2015, 10:26 am


        Ppl = people

        When making reservations at any hotel or hostel always double check if the price is pp (per person – in Spanish por persona), per room, or per bed.
        I have also seen the abbreviation “pax” on some forms meaning “number of persons”.
        Hope this helps.

  • Charline Jun 21, 2015, 1:39 am

    We stayed here for our overnight on the way to Cuenca last July and the experience was great. The young lady at the desk was very efficient, despite the late hour and the fact that our party of three and a second one of the same size, ALL with huge amounts of luggage arrived at the same time just before midnight. They arranged for the drivers to pick us all up at the airport and again the next morning (before 6:30AM!) to take us all back to Cuenca for the next leg of our journeys.

    We were all in our rooms within half an hour and slept well on comfortable beds. Looks like we had the same double room you stayed in (1st floor, front corner off the lobby) and except for the young lady on the second floor who decided to conduct a conversation on the stairway leading up to her room, it was very peaceful.

    The only thing missing was the breakfast, as we all had to be at the airport before the lady who makes the morning meal arrived, and that definitely wasn’t the hotel’s fault.

  • Annette Basso Jun 20, 2015, 12:38 pm

    We stayed at the Quito Airport Suites not long ago and found it to be exactly as you describe. When we arrived at the Suites, it was late at night and from the outside it look a little scary, but once inside we were pleasantly surprised. One of the services that you didn’t mention is that they will pick up your luggage and store it for you if you and then deliver it back to you at the airport when you need it. Since there is no luggage storage at the Quito Airport (yet) this was a great service for us when we had to store several pieces of luggage recently. They will also dispatch a taxi to pick you up at the airport and deliver you to your destination for less than the taxis that are at the airport. This is a great little hotel with great services and great employees!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Pat Trickle Jun 20, 2015, 12:27 pm

    We also enjoyed our stay and would stay again
    The rates were very good and we only needed a place for the day . Our connections were such that we arrived in the morning? 9:30? And didn’t leave on a flight until late ?11:00p?
    So after being met by shuttle ,
    we checked in, enjoyed a walk around town,
    Had lunch,
    Returned to our nice , clean room with good WiFi, took shower
    Took a nap and returned to town for dinner
    Soon time for shuttle back to airport, refreshed and ready to continue on
    Do it.
    Plus owner very interesting and nice young man also speaks English
    Happy Travels

  • Dom at Quito Airport Suites Jun 20, 2015, 11:22 am

    hey Bryan and Dena, it was great hosting you, hope you come back to Ecuador someday, as for the rates…

    $49 single or matrimonial room for 2… with a taxes and breakfast included
    $55 Twin room… with a taxes and breakfast included
    $65 triple room… with a taxes and breakfast included
    $75 QUAD room… with a taxes and breakfast included

    We have bottom floor rooms as Bryan noted with NO stairs ideal for handycapped or people with many bags like expats moving to Ecuador.

    We hve 24 hr reception and as of now we are still as close as you can get to the Quito Airport.

  • Bob Faske Jun 20, 2015, 10:01 am

    Agree with all the positive comments…staff was especially accommodating and cheerful during my overnight in September 2014.

  • Judith Jun 20, 2015, 9:58 am

    I stayed at this lovely hotel when I came down from New Mexico to Cuenca in March of this year.
    I very much enjoyed my stay here. The meals they serve for dinner are quite delicious . The staff are very friendly and helpful . The grounds are lovely as I stayed outside
    quite a bit while there. The most important thing for me though was that my cat was welcomed there too.
    Make your reservations and you won’t be disappointed.

  • Robert Jun 20, 2015, 9:53 am

    I get Dominick’s email newsletter and I enjoy his comments and advice. I’m glad to see your favorable review of his hotel. I would stay there anyway just to get to meet Dominick, but now I know my wife and family will be pleased.

  • Scott Brazinsky Jun 20, 2015, 8:56 am

    Hola, Wonderful article on a Wonderful Hotel.Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay,Bryan.Ive stayed 5 times in the last 2 yrs,every stay enjoyable.Dom and his staff are great.Excellent location.Beats those metal seats in the airport-well worth it.Book early,they do fill up.
    Scott Brazinsky (Vilcabamba)

  • Sally Ewing Jun 19, 2015, 5:30 pm


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