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Overview of Hotel El Crater

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Hotel El Crater

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPululagua4 min drive
    Popular LocationIntinan Solar Museum16 min drive
    Popular LocationMonument to the Equator17 min drive
    AirportQuito (UIO-Mariscal Sucre Intl.)73 min drive

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Standard Suite, Ground Floor

  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Large Twin Beds

Luxury Suite, Balcony, Mountain View

  • 645 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Large Twin Beds

About this area


In the mountains, Hotel El Crater is in an area with good shopping. Pucara de Rumicucho and Rumicucho Ruins are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve and Pululagua. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking, hiking/biking trails, and ecotours, or hop on a bike rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Calacali.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pululagua - 4 min drive
  • San Luis - 15 min drive
  • Intinan Solar Museum - 16 min drive
  • Monument to the Equator - 17 min drive
  • Rumicucho Ruins - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport (UIO) - 73 min drive


  • El Crater — 1 min walk
  • Fiambre's Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • El Cabuyo — 6 min drive
  • Pizzeria El Hornero — 6 min drive
  • La Tonga Manabita — 6 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Crater

Art Deco hotel with full-service spa and restaurant
A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, massage/treatment rooms, a business center, and conference space are onsite. All 12 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and living rooms. DVD players and room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.
Hotel El Crater offers 12 accommodations with DVD players and complimentary bottled water. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

This Calacali hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Joyas del Ecuador has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open select days.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate living room


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • Garden


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open select days
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from October 1 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 50 per night for guests under 21 years old

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Crater Hotel
El Crater
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El Crater Quito
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Hotel El Crater Calacali
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Hotel Hotel El Crater Calacali
Calacali Hotel El Crater Hotel
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El Crater
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel El Crater and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel El Crater offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel El Crater cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel El Crater?
As of Apr 18, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel El Crater on Apr 24, 2021 start from $102, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Hotel El Crater pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel El Crater?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel El Crater?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Hotel El Crater?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does Hotel El Crater provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 35 per vehicle applies.
Where is Hotel El Crater located?
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Monument to the Equator. Pululagua and Intinan Solar Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 41 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is an incredible hotel. Only twelve rooms, so it's boutique for sure, and you get personalized service as a result. Maybe the best view I've had at a hotel - huge windows overlooking a gorgeous valley (an extinct volcanic crater you can hike into) on one side, more huge windows overlooking the city and mountains on the other. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and super clean. On the top floor, I had awesome skylight windows, adding even more allure to the stay. Everything worked well, and I had no problems whatsoever. There's an excellent restaurant on the property and a great spa, too. But more important than the amenities are the people - the staff were all wonderful: helpful, professional, patient with my broken Spanish. It is more than worth the price. If you go, make sure to follow the little path behind the restaurant - it's only maybe a 50 meter walk and brings you to a point on the crater rim that has an even better view of the crater at sunset.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Mitad del Mundo
Very nice and convenient location.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The view from the Hotel is unbeatable, arrived late in the am driving from Quito Airport, had to wake the Hotel Staff at 2 am, but no one could have been any nicer with the accommodations. The Hotel was very clean and the grounds were meticulously cared for. Differently, if you are in the area you must stay here. We only had a chance to stay one night because we were driving to Termas Papallacta and site seeing along the way. Almost forgot the breakfast was fabulous, enjoy our short stay very must don't hesitate to rent a car and see the country.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Service was amazing. Santiago welcomed us with the greatest smile and was attentive at all times. Room was clean and spacious... everything was fantastic beyond words.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

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