We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel El Marques

Certificate of Excellence
Malecon de La Playa y Los Crotos | In Front of the Beach, Atacames EC080150, Ecuador
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel El Marques
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel El Marques
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    35
    22
    13
    3
    2
See reviews for
25
19
3
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (75)
  • Mar-May only
    (21)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (19)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (24)
All months
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
46 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel el Marques is a nice hotel, probably the best one in Atacames, seafront, nice rooms, good breakfast and good size swimming pool. The customer service is bad for this kind of hotel, you feel like "one more", when I like to feel like a customer. The price is ridiculous even for a nice hotel, let me remind you that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Marques A, Director General at Hotel El Marques, responded to this review
Google Translation

Estimada Huésped, A nombre de todos los que conformamos la familia El Marqués queremos agradecer el tiempo que se tomó... More 

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The place is nice, common areas clean and well cared for. Rooms clean and cozy although beds could be bigger. The staff could do a whole lot better: they messed up the room we had asked for and took their time to make it right. Food is pretty expensive for the prices around town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Marques A, Director de Recepción at Hotel El Marques, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of all of us at the Marques family we want to thank the time you took to share your experience with us. We appreciate your comments regarding the service of our staff, this help us to improve every day to serve you better. I hope soon, at this home in Atacames Best Regards, Ma. Fernanda Galarza... More 

Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed here a couple of nights while visiting in Esmeraldas. I would not choose this one for holidays on the beach since it is a bit overpriced for a solo traveller. It is shiny and clean, but the air in my room was not fresh even though I got the windows open as soon as I got in. Bed and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Marques A, Director de Recepción at Hotel El Marques, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of all of us at the Marques family we want to thank the time you took to share your experience with us. We are glad that your stay was pleasant and enjoyed our facilities and the warmth of our staff. I hope soon, at this home in Atacames. best regards, Ma. Fernanda Galarza Reception Manager More 

Salvador, BA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like the real crowed and noise, the Marques is your place. Make sure to get there in the high season; in August. The hotel is as uninspired as a hotel can be. Small rooms, the pool without any shadow, overcrowded, the dining room as nice as a waiting hall in a third class airport. I would even not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
El Marques A, Director de Recepción at Hotel El Marques, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of all of us at the Marques family we want to thank the time you took to share your experience with us. We appreciate your comments regarding the hotel infrastructure, we will take your opinion into account for future decisions on the remodeling of facilities. Best Regards, Ma. Fernanda Galarza Reception Manager More 

Bogota, Colombia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I stayed at the Marqués hotel for over a week because of a business trip. The rooms were good, the gym was not really a gym, and the service was average. I kind of thought a bit more of the place than what it really is but I was not disappointed. For what I really used it, it served it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Marques A, Director de Recepción at Hotel El Marques, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of all of us at the Marques family we want to thank the time you took to share your experience with us. We are glad that your stay was pleasant and enjoyed our facilities and the warmth of our staff. I hope soon, at this home in Atacames. best regards, Ma. Fernanda Galarza Reception Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
31 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed at Cielo Azul, but had 2 meals at El Marques and examined the property. The food was pretty good. The service nothing short of atrocious. The hotel has a nice size swimming pool, facing the road and surrounded by the hotel building. The room rate quoted to me, for a single person, in May, was $61, breakfast and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
les laurentides
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nicest hotel in the town of Atacames and probably the most expensive, the room did not have a toilet tissue holder, not because it at fallen from the wall, no it was non existent, shower head really basic, shower curtain rod was barely holding, only one table night lamp was broken, bed was not the quality for an hotel hoping... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cotacac
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

El Marques is said to be the nicest hotel in Atacames and it may well be, and that's very sad. Old rooms, out-dated decor, tiny uncomfortable bathrooms... And for $120 a night. Clean and safe, however.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hotel El Marques is one of the nicer hotels in Atacames, but also one of the most expensive hotels in Atacames. The style of the hotel, rooms and restaurant is similar to a Hilton or other chain hotel in the United States. The furniture and decor in the rooms were well-kept and everything worked in the rooms. The restaurant is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wichita, Kansas
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
62 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is definitely the best hotel at Atacames beach. Hotel staff is very friendly and try their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Rooms are large but they are not very homey. Breakfast is so so ... Restaurant has very limited lunch/dinner options but there are many options in walking distance from hotel. There is small ice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

50 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...

Near Hotel El Marques

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay