Quito Travel Guide
When it comes to airport dining we’ve seen some pretty solid options over the last few years. In fact there are some spots that are so darned tasty, that we have even built in a little extra time just to take in a decent meal from the comfort of the airport.
Now we’re not saying that we don’t enjoy a good burger now and then, but we probably don’t need to have two of them during our trip. However, that might just be the idea down in Ecuador, as Mariscal Sucre International Airport now has two outlets of Johnny Rockets restaurants. If you ask us that might just be an overdose waiting to happen.
Long-haul travel is tough enough on your body without subjecting it a rock-hard, critter-infested guesthouse mattress. At least, not on your first night in town.
To ensure that my boyfriend Jeff and I would rest and repair in record time, we went the 300-thread count, mint-on-the-pillow route by booking at a weekend's stay at the Marriott Quito. While the room cost us less than $150 online, I later learned that spontaneous types can wander into the hotel and ask for a discounted rate on weekends. (We're talking up to 50 percent off during low season.)
We also liked that the place was a two-minute walk from The Mariscal, a touristy district the locals affectionately refer to as "Gringolandia."
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