About seven blocks uphill from the port, this mid-range hotel compensates for the walk with fine views of the town and surroundings, including the Pacific Ocean. It won't win any design awards, reflecting as it does the conservative, traditional style popular in Ecuador, but it amenities and service make it a better option than similarly-priced competitors. Rooms are fine, decorated in earthy tones of ochre, brick red, or pistachio, with wood-beam ceilings. For some reason, the rooms are also outfitted with microwaves—convenient to heat a cup of tea but not useful for heating food, as there are no utensils and you'd have to eat on the bed— alongside small refrigerators and air conditioning. The hotel does have a miniscule pool, which offers at best a brief, refreshing dip. Service, meanwhile, is very friendly and helpful.