If there's no space at the hotels listed here, the Hampton Inn (tel. 1800/4267-866; www.hampton.com.ec) and Sheraton (tel. 04/2691-888; www.sheraton.com) are two good options.

Very Expensive -- Tip: For the large luxury resorts, be sure to book online or through an agency, where you can usually get rates far, far better than the rack rates listed here.

Inexpensive -- There are plenty of run-down and seedy budget hotels in Guayaquil, but I really can't recommend any of them. Given the heat and humidity, I think it's worth the splurge for someplace with air-conditioning and a sense of style.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.