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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel perched on the rim of a volcanic crater is a beautiful, but somewhat eerie place. The reason for the eeriness is the wind that whips up around the rim of the crater -- great for reading horror stories. The restaurant is fancy, but the service is friendly.

Thank Jim P
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great! My wife and I stayed here for the first three nights of our trip to Ecuador. It is a small, quiet property with a beautiful view of the volcano crater (which you could see out the window facing north on one side of the room) On the balcony facing the other direction (south) you can see... More 

Thank Adam M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Crater is an understated, tasteful hotel--it has everything you need, and the architecture, with its traditional Incan influences, blends beautifully with the landscape. The landscape! The crater is incredible, of course, but the evening mist is too. The best thing about El Crater, though, was the staff. Roberto endured my rudimentary Spanish even over the phone to make our... More 

Thank Madeline Z
Western Massachusetts
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185 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed one night at the El Crater Hotel, at the conclusion of a 7-day Galapagos tour. Prior to that tour, we stayed in another hotel in Quito’s historic district. We must admit that the enjoyment of our stay was somewhat limited by a bit of altitude sickness after returning from a week a sea level. We should have starting... More 

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Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Absolutely loved this hotel. Views are incredible especially as you get to see the mist coming down the mountains every morning. The hotel staff are utmost kind and helpful, lead by Roberto who is clearly an excellent manager. Highly recommended!!!!

Thank Private G
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I stayed at the El Crater on my final night in Ecuador. My main objective was to hike down the Pululahua Crater, and I really was just looking for place to spend the night that was close enough to the crater. When I stumbled across the El Crater Hotel, I was sold just based on its location (right on the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My wife and I had an excellent time at El Crater. The room was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view of the valley below and the crater. It was very quiet there like you have gone back in time to the Incan era especially with the lawnmower being the llama. I am a stoneworker so I really appreciated all... More 

Thank 220ron
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful heated room, great bed with a small living room and terrace to enjoy the view of the crater, very clean. Service is a little slow but good nevertheless. The surroundings are beautiful too...

Thank Jose A
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Beautiful Relaxing Property, Helpful friendly Staff, Clean Rooms, Incomparable View (definitely pay the extra 15$ for the Top Floor - You Won't Regret it!). Easy access to trail head to walk down into Pululahua Crater...Incredible place to relax, Hike and enjoy nature. Excellent food in the Restaurant As Well. Did Not want to Leave. Best Hotel ever!

Thank RachaelSadley
Stevenson, Alabama
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119 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The creator of the sun restaurant and hotel is a great place to stay or have lunch or dinner. The view is spectacular on a clear day overlooking the massive creator. Casual dining is acceptable for lunch and dinner. The restaurant has a full bar to compliment meals. Lamas are in use for bickers etc.

Thank K9814TNrobertm

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Additional Information about El Crater Hotel

Address: Mirador de Pichincha, Quito EC170150, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Pichincha Province > Quito
Price Range: $127 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Crater Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#9 Spa Hotel in Quito
#17 Romantic Hotel in Quito
#25 Family Hotel in Quito
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“Pay the few dollars extra for the deluxe room. The balcony gives you amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles adammT7053OR, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to ask for a view of the crater if thats what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles Newgal-reset, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay the 15$ extra for the Top floor. You Won't regret it!”
 of 5 bubbles RachaelSadley, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get the deluxe rooms on the top floor that are like $10 more per night...the views are worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 278jeffp, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for want you want”
 of 5 bubbles LMikolon, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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