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 Sir Francis Drake

Av. Baltra y Charles Winfort, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Hotel Sir Francis Drake
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    7
    16
    18
    5
    8
See reviews for
7
26
5
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (54)
  • Mar-May only
    (16)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Naxxar, Malta
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I arrived at Puerto Ayora without a hotel booking, but it wasn't difficult to find one. The lady at Sir Francis Drake hotel was outside the building promoting it! We paid $30 per night for a fan room, with ensuite shower, tv and including wifi too. Unlimited drinking water was available all the time from the reception... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's actually pretty good. It's in a great location, the rooms are clean, and they clean them every day. The bathrooms are good and the showers fine. The beds are comfortable as are the pillows. Really can't complain about this place, especially for the price ($15/person but you can negotiate down).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheeling, West Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I chose to stay here after seeing their sign for air conditioning. We were not expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised. We paid 50$ a night for a room with air conditioning and fans. The room was spacious, there were two twin beds (we just pushed them together), the bathroom was clean. The sheets and blankets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) stayed here for $40 a night. We had TV, AC, clean rooms, towels, etc. the beds were horrible but for the price you pay I guess you have to have a negative thing to say. The owner is nice and the boy that's around to help is very friendly. The wifi... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stayed at this place for a few days taking day trips to islands nearby. The rooms are big, airy, clean and the beds are comfy and the showers nice and warm. The garden is quiet and fresh, great to take a break, there is purified drinking water always available at the entrance. It's family run and the staff is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sussex, England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Myself and partner stayed in room 15 at the back of the hotel. The room was pretty good, very clean and spacious for two of us and two big windows making it light and airy. No noise except the occasional dog barking. The hot shower worked well and they cleaned the room every day. The only thing which was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Thankfully only stayed for 1 night in Aug'14. Wished I had red reviews beforehand... The hotel is located directly on the main traffic road. Windows only have a fly-net but not any glass and the front of the hotel is open-plan, so basically it's incredibly noisy and you can hear the cars running by day&night. My room had two single... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Puerto Ayora hotels

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very clean hotel. Prices in rooms were based on the number of people occupying it so for two the price is US$25 PER PERSON (you might be able to haggle down to 20 per person if you stay enough nights). We got clean towels including a bath mat and hand towel every day and the room was cleaned and bed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had originally booked at another hotel nearby in Puerto Ayora which was too small and very broken down. For less money we found Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Great location, close to the authentic food stalls and right by the docks for tours. Lots of restaurants and convenience stores nearby. Clean, comfortable rooms. The best deal in this area. Be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nether Heyford
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
78 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Wife and I stayed for just one night, so limited exposure to services. Room was okay in terms of size and cleanliness. Shower and Wifi were weak. No breakfast offering. The hallway light was on a sensor was flicked on and lit our room completely.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities