Great little hotel in a nice area. What really stood out was the manager Fransisco. He was so helpful and friendly in every way. There was nothing he wouldn't do to make your stay better. We had 2 rooms, one was more of an apartment complete with frig micro wave and an outdoor patio. I would highly recommend this hirel if staying in Quito
We stayed at the Casa Joaquin boutique hotel in the Mariscal region of Quito on 3 separate occasions on our recent 1 month tour of Ecuador. Each time we arrived we were greeted by Francisco with a big smile, impeccably clean rooms, fantastic breakfast with delicious coffee and recommendations for restaurants in the area. The hotel is in close proximity to the lively “party” area but also offer several great brewpubs with great casual inexpensive food options. (Highly recommend Cherusker brewpub see separate review). Despite easy walking to lots of action we found our room to be very quiet for great night sleeps between our other Ecuadorian adventures. Many of the other tourists we met opted to stay in the Old part of the city and while I do believe the restaurant options may be superior in the old town, we found the area we were in to be non-threatening when we walked around after dark which made it far preferable for us to the stories we heard of safety concerns in the old town. Just overall a perfect spot for us!…
I recently stayed here twice during my trip to Ecuador. Everything was fantastic! The rooms were clean, breakfast was fabulous and Francisco was very accomodating, kind and interesting to talk to. I highly recommend staying here!
If you are himhawing around about where to stay in Quito, just book it. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised. The hotel is absolutely charming! Clean and comfy beyond expectation. Francisco and his family will go out of their way to make your stay welcoming. Breakfast is included. Also, if you need a ride from the airport he will book a cab for you at a very reasonable rate. Good neighborhood. Close to restaurants. Just do it!
The hotel is nice with modest rooms; there isn't any A/C, but they do provide a fan. The hotel provides toiletries, a hairdryer, and strong wifi. You have to buzz to be let in, which is typical of Quito. There is an ADA room on the ground floor, and the bar and breakfast area are also on the ground floor. Additionally there's a convenience store on the corner by plaza foch called Listo! if you need drinks or snacks, and there are several restaurants within walking distance.
The staff was exceptional including the driver they arranged to pick us up at the airport and take us on a day tour. Shout out to Francisco and Javier for going out of their way to make us feel welcome. The entire place was ultra cozy and the breakfast was great! Overall, a wonderful experience and would definitely visit again!
Small charming boutique hotel, wonderful setting, very clean. It has the feel of a dream traditional home, the room was spacious and charming, the bathroom modern and at the same time the design fit in with the traditional homey feel of the room. Staff friendly and very helpful, good breakfast. The location in the Mariscal Foch area with restaurants and night life. The big street near it closes for traffic on Sunday and the locals bike on it and through the nearby park, very cool. Felt like home and we didn’t want to leave.
Without Francisco our five-day stay in Quito would have been just-OK and this would have been a four-not-five star review; he was charming, knowledgeable, not pushy, and always available. His mom and wife also work in Casa Joaquin and they were lovely. We paid extra for the apartment downstairs with a full kitchen and lots of storage, a queen bed in the bedroom, a twin in the living room, and a private lovely little courtyard. Perfect except very moist/musty unlike the rest of the hotel. The bathroom was tiny, but the water super-hot (no bath). La Mariscal is full of restaurants and hostels, and close to everything, but I would rather be in the Historic Center as a newcomer, or in parts north as a repeat visitor. Many stores on Av. Rio Amazonas, and 2 miles walkable to La Basilica via Parque El Ejido; a bit too far to walk to Iglesia San Francico the most beautiful church I have ever seen. Francisco recommended the bland and safe 100% tourist-focused Miskay for dinner 1 block away. Not memorable, but excellent food. We took Francisco's wonderful arranged private car/driver to Papallacta for a day of swimming and hiking $120+tip (more for spa and massages). We did not follow Francisco's recommendation of the Otalvo tour which would have been better for MOST tourists but not us. The rooftop area was just OK. Daily breakfasts were OUTSTANDING fresh local fruit fresh squeezed juices, delicious local farm eggs, croissants, toast, yogurt. Francisco made a good stay great.…
We spent 5 nights in Quito at Casa Joaquin. The hotel is well appointed, well cared for, very clean, and decidedly charming. Francisco's level of service is truly wonderful. He offered great tips for restaurants and sights, and helped arrange car service to and from Quito. The breakfasts were delicious every morning and Francisco arranged an early breakfast for us when our bike tours had an early start. I also just really enjoyed chatting with Francisco: he's thoughtful, kind, and very interesting! The location provided easy access to the Old Town and up to Parque La Carolina. Good restaurants and nightlife nearby. Highly recommended!
What a nice place.. clean and comfortable. Francisco did a great job in accommodating my every need. Nice rooms, good breakfast. I recommend this place to stay. What bothers me about TripAdvisor is when I do a review, this section has to be 200 characters.. that's BS