Plaza Grande Hotel

Destination overview

The Hotel Plaza Grande is located in what was originally the home of Juan Díaz de Hidalgo, one of the Spanish conquerors who founded the city of Quito at the beginning of the sixteenth century. He was later appointed Quito’s first judge. His mansion later became one of the Quito’s first hotels.
This legendary building possesses an eclectic and neoclassical architecture, and a compact structure that broke with the homogenous colonial homes of the historic center. Previously known as the Majestic Hotel, its doors first opened in 1943.

The hotel was renowned for its elegance, music and color, delighting thousands of guests and becoming one of the biggest attractions of the era.
The hotel closed its doors, but the building remained in service, first as a bank and then as administrative offices for the municipality of Quito.
In 2005, however, the building caught the attention of a group of hoteliers, who began an investment to restore the old hotel to its former glory. Today, the boutique Hotel Plaza Grande is Quito’s finest hotel.


Hotel Plaza Grande is 20 minutes from Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the heart of the historic district of the city. The hotel faces Quito’s central square and is surrounded by characteristic buildings: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Carondelet Palace (Government Palace), the Archbishop’s Palace and the modern City Hall.


The hotel offers 15 suites including Royal, Plaza View and Presidential. All suites are fully air-conditioned and elegantly appointed. Our suites provide VIP treatment, premium amenities and valet service on request.


  • Fire control system
  • Smoke detectors and sprinklers
  • Safety boxes
  • Noise-reducing windows
  • Air Conditioning/individual climate control
  • 110v and 220v electrical outlets
  • Wireless internet
  • Color Tv with cable service
  • Minibar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hair Driers
  • Exclusive Plaza Grande bedding (anti-allergic pillows, blankets and feather comforters)


Dining at Plaza Grande promises to be an experience of sheer pleasure in our three restaurants, where you can enjoy both international and national cuisine.

Café Plaza Grande:
Enjoy old-time delicacies, traditional Quiteño cuisine and international specialties.
Open 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Situated on the ground floor.
Capacity 46 persons.

La Belle Epoque:
The secrets of Gourmet Cuisine will be revealed by our chef.
Open 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Situated on the first floor just behind the Bar.
Capacity 90 persons, plus a private dining room for 10.

El Claustro – Wine cellar:
Enjoy our cuisine and your favorite wine in a cozy atmosphere.
Open 8:00 p.m. to midnight
Situated in the basement.
Capacity 60 persons.

Room Service:
Eat great food without even leaving your room.
Our Room Service is available 24 hours a day Monday through Sunday.

Spa & Health Facilities:
Gym, Sauna and Massage room. (Open every day from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm). Located on the first floor.

Meeting Facilities:
Our ballroom «Plaza Grande» located on the top floor offers elegant decor combined with a spectacular view of the old quarter of the city, along with sophisticated audiovisual equipment, creating a productive and inviting atmosphere for your business or social meeting. This ballroom can accommodate up to 200 people for a cocktail set-up.

Other services:
Valet Service
Limousine service
Carriage service

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