Hotel Mama Cuchara


Unique local art concept

Hotel Mama Cuchara by Art Hotels is a stunning, family-owned property in the historic centre of Quito, within walking distance from Plaza Santo Domingo. Faithful to the Art Hotels brand concept, Hotel Mama Cuchara indulges the keen traveller with a private collection of art complemented by rotating exhibits of various Ecuadorian artists

The hotel’s 26 rooms and suites are charmingly decorated with locally inspired textiles, featuring original wood beams and meticulously carved oak headboards, and are warmly lit by custom-made recycled plastic lighting fixtures. The luxury rooms are furnished with either king or queen size beds, a spacious living area, and some come with a balcony or bath.

Indulge in delicious meals at the La Plaza Restaurant, in the main courtyard, offering traditional cuisine from various regions of Ecuador. Enjoy a drink at the hotel’s rooftop bar with exceptional views across the capital.


At a glance

  • 26 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Rooftop bar

  • Mesmerising art exhibit

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Community & culture

Art Hotels foster their relationships with local suppliers and artisans. They are invited to exhibit their products made in the country in their hotels. Proceeds from sales of art directly benefit the artists and their community.

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