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Foch Square

Join Quito’s pulsating nightlife, attend free concerts and shop at an artisanal craft fair at this square in the heart of Quito’s Mariscal district.

Experience the wide-ranging and energetic nightlife of Quito amid the bright lights of the vivacious Plaza Foch (Foch Square). Once a rundown intersection in the Mariscal district, today this entertainment square is the beating heart of Quito’s nightlife scene. It’s where locals and tourists alike come to eat, drink, dance and mingle in the bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Plaza Foch is also the setting for live music events and a weekly artisan market. 

The square is at its liveliest at night, when hordes of revelers flock to the superb selection of upscale bars and international restaurants. Find traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, pizzerias, tapas bars and international restaurants. Enjoy open-air dining at one of the restaurant terraces, many of which have heater lamps to keep you warm on a typically cool Quito evening. Listen as music pumps out of the bars and fills the square with excitement.

By day, the square adopts a more relaxed ambiance. Sit at a café or coffee shop and enjoy excellent people-watching opportunities. Watch as groups of friends meet to hang out by the square’s fountain and backpackers sit studying maps and guidebooks. Come to the square on Saturday when it hosts the Asara Fair. Here, local artisans showcase their art, handicrafts, glass objects, leather goods and artisanal food. 

Plaza Foch also hosts regular free live music and cultural events such as rock concerts, dance performances and jazz groups. It’s a main location for August’s Quito Blues Festival.

Situated in the vibrant Mariscal district, Plaza Foch is about a 10-minute drive from Quito’s Centro Histórico (Historic Center). Public buses provide easy access between the square and most areas of the city center. Plaza Foch is a great base for exploring Mariscal. Walk one block in any direction from the square to discover Irish-themed pubs, sports bars, karaoke bars and bohemian cafés.

Plaza Foch is one of the more expensive places to eat and drink in Quito. The square is safe to visit but pickpockets are common at night so be careful with your possessions.


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JW Marriott Hotel Quito $124
JW Marriott Hotel Quito

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Avenida Orellana 1172 Y Avenida Amazonas, Quito, Pichincha
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Quito, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Foch Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Quicentro Shopping and Atahualpa Olympic Stadium. Basilica of the National Vow and Independence Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Holiday Inn Express Quito $75
    Holiday Inn Express Quito

    Holiday Inn Express Quito

    Av. Orellana E6-54, y Calle Reina Victoria, Quito, Pichincha
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in La Colon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Atahualpa Olympic Stadium, Basilica of the National Vow, and Independence Square. Quito Cathedral and City Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Selina Quito $25
      Selina Quito

      Selina Quito

      Diego de Almagro N24-416 & Luis Cordero, Quito
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in La Mariscal, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Gabriela Mistral Square and Foch Square. Independence Square and Quito Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Hotel Reina Isabel $69
        Hotel Reina Isabel

        Hotel Reina Isabel

        Av. Amazonas N23-44 y Veintimilla, Quito, Pichincha
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in La Mariscal, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Foch Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Independence Square and Quito Cathedral. Quicentro Shopping and Atahualpa Olympic Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hilton Colon Quito $105
          Hilton Colon Quito

          Hilton Colon Quito

          Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1, Quito, Pichincha
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Quito, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Foch Square, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, and Basilica of the National Vow. Independence Square and Museo Casa de Sucre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Park Inn by Radisson Quito $54
            Park Inn by Radisson Quito

            Park Inn by Radisson Quito

            Avenida Reina Victoria y Calama Esquina, Quito, Pichincha
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in La Mariscal, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gabriela Mistral Square and Foch Square. Independence Square and Quito Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Swissotel Quito $96
              Swissotel Quito

              Swissotel Quito

              Av 12 de Octubre y 1820 Luis Cordero, Quito, Pichincha
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Quito hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Trude Sojka Cultural House and Foch Square. Independence Square and Quito Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Nu House Boutique Hotel
                Nu House Boutique Hotel

                Nu House Boutique Hotel

                Foch E 6-12 Y Reina Victoria, Quito, Pichincha
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in La Mariscal, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Foch Square and La Mariscal Craft Market. Ecuador Central Bank Museum and House of Ecuadorian Culture are also within 15 minutes.