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Hosteria Ecologica El Faro - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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9.4 Excellent (141 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring an on-site zoo and a wildlife reserve, Hostería Ecológica El Faro is located in Salinas, offers a free daily American breakfast and a private beach area. The property offers free WiFi access and free parking. Each room at Hostería Ecoloógica has a view of the garden and a private bathroom with a shower. Air conditioning is featured and guests can relax with the sound of nature. At Hostería Ecológica El Faro you will find a garden which hosts wildlife animals, turtles, parrots and monkeys. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk that organize daily tours, a bar and laundry services. Mar Bravo beach is a 20-minute drive away, while General Ulpiano Paez is 15 minutes away by car. The nearest airport is general Ulpiano Paez, 10 minutes waway form Hostería Ecológica El Faro.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at El Faro three nights to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. The first two nights we left our kids with their grandparents and the last night we all stayed together as a family. It was fantastic! Gabriel was a great host, taking us into town our first night and pointing out all of the best restaurants. We spent the days walking on the beach at lowtide (virtually alone most of the time), swinging in the hammocks, watching the animals, and enjoying the shade of the trees.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is an amazing hotel for nature lovers! Beautiful location on the beach, with lush vegetation all around. And the most spectacular part is the great care given to the rescued birds, monkeys, and turtles on the property. My kids LOVED this place, didn't want to leave. Gabriel is a super-host, guiding us to the wild creatures nearby including migrating whales and sea lions. A beautiful place and beautiful experience. Highly recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Trip of a lifetime! Gabriel is an amazing host, knowledgeable and gracious. He and his staff made our stay memorable. He made us dinner and took us around town. Very safe and secure, with a private beach. The room was large, clean and comfy. Gabriel loves animals and has built a sanctuary for wildlife, which makes this property unique. We traveled with kids & my parents. A delicious breakfast was also provided. We will send family and friends here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The zoo, host and staff were great and helpful, the facilities were unique.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good family stay - nice animals. Good service and help from owner Gabriel My son of 5 loved to play with the monkeys- a small mini-zoo
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gabriel and Julio were extremely kind and helped us in every way they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place beautiful and relaxing, the staff and the owner Gabriel are wonderful. Saw a Tulcan bird for the first time in my life. My only regret is that I did not have the time to stay more days.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The the protection an rehabilitation of the animals that have been taken from there natural habitat and are well cared for there.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had a brilliant stay at El Faro. Room was spacious, very comfortable and clean. We loved having our breakfast in the garden, surrounded by the birds, tortoises and the monkeys. Gabriel was a fantastic host- recommending places to eat and visit, and taking us around the area, nothing was too much trouble for him. Best service I have ever received at a hotel. Would most definitely recommend this lovely place.
Cons: Nothing.
Hosteria Farallon Dillon - Ballenita - Pool
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9.2 Excellent (277 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hostería Farallón Dillon in Salinas, you'll be on the beach and 7 minutes by car from Parque Marino Valdivia. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, the view from our room was incredible and also from our bathroom. The sound of the sea and the birds is the most relaxing thing in the world. In general view from Farallon Dillon are simply breathtaking. Also, attention from the staff was also incredible and from the owner. The breakfast was also very good and the restaurant meals. Besides, there was a singer that made our night really a must.
Cons: The hour for breakfast should be extended until 10, instead of 9, since you are on vacation, you need a little more time to wake up in the morning.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ocean view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our room♡Ocean view♡ waiter♡ we were in awe all in all.
Cons: We loved everything about our stay!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: the sight and near beaches, you have many places to visit around and modern supermarket and town to few minutes .
Cons: The food and breakfast, could be better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: There was closed to the beach
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The oceanfront Kairos room was an incredible location, our own balcony perched on a cliff.
Cons: Dining room chairs were medieval.
8.8 Excellent
Cons: WiFi was spotty
Chaqana Lodge - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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9.3 Excellent (114 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Chaqana Lodge in Salinas, you'll be near the beach, a 3-minute walk from Salinas Beach and 9 minutes by foot from Chipipe Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean room, very friendly and helpful owners. They speak English, Spanish and German. Location is great near beach, food stores, buses, restaurants, laundry service and… I would most definitely stay here again.
7.5 Good
Pros: It was a good stay.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I didn't get breakfast.
Cons: Nothing. It was all good considering we were there in the worst week of Ecuador's history.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Owner operators were nice. My wife loved the many flowers around the property.
Cons: Very basic room, could use some design changes and conveniences like side tables and lights. Also the bed was a tight fit had no access from the sides so had to crawl in from the end.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great host, nice to be around dogs, great easy location. We were the only guest there, (off season) we loved the peace.
Cons: The mattress protector could do with replacement and fitted sheets would be better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable, clean and very, very quiet. Awesome owners . Two blocks from the beach, several good Cevicherias, I prefer The Velero to the left of the hotel. Safe area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We are two friends travelling and had a very nice stay there. The staff is super friendly and gave us lots of informations about cheap food and nice places. Would stay there again :)
Barceló Salinas - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.9 Excellent (2,201 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Salinas, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Salinas Beach, and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Chipipe Beach. Punta Carnero Beach is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is close to the beach and entertainment. Friendly staff. Extremely helpful. Hotel was cleaned and bed was comfortable. Loved hearing the waves at night.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place and very nice people and service. Food is good also swimming pool and facilities.
Cons: Beach is very dirty but you can go a few meters further
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The buffet
Cons: Better instruction about property management
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Great sushi restaurant.
Cons: The included buffet meals were not all that great.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: good food for an all inclusive. very clean. friendly staff.
Cons: beach not too nice because sand has many rocks.
7.5 Good
Pros: People are very helpful.
Cons: WiFi not secure. Limited kinds of drinks.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: 2 swimming pools with view
Cons: VERY old looks like it hasn't been touched since the 90s. Poor food. Everything looked old and worn Have to pay for wifi EXTREMELY expensive for its quality. Equivalent of a 3 star european hotel
Hospederia Bellavista Bellevue - Ballenita - Building
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9.5 Excellent (31 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring a garden and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, Hospederia Bellavista Bellevue offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and breakfast in Ballenita. Providing a tranquil environment, the lofts and studios in Hospederia Bellavista Bellevue feature private bathrooms with hot water, kitchens and TV. Guests at Hospederia Bellavista Bellevue can arrange laundry services upon request. Hospederia Bellavista Bellevue is 15 km from La Libertad financial area and 144 km from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport. Free private parking is possible on site.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The seclusion the quiet and Ballenita are amazing and well worth the visit. The accommodation is perfect for those wanting to explore at their own pace. Breakfast delivered at 8 each morning was an absolute highlight. I left here more relaxed than I could have hoped.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had an apartment for us, perfect kitchen so I cooked a lot.The rest was super nice as well, a huge bed..wow! The owners are very nice too, I looked with them football in their house.
Cons: Maybe the location is a bit outside but a few minutes and you are on the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Peace. Quiet. A pretty large two-story house with privacy. They have mosquito screens on the windows! You'd think that's logical around places with mosquitos (though there weren't many when we visited) but this is one of the very few places which has mosquito screens. Huge yard. Ideal for a car. You can park right next to the house. No need to go to some parking place to get something you've forgotten from the car. You can open the gate yourself. No doorman and all that hassle of just getting your car out. This place is ideal for a family. The kids can run around. It's safe. No construction or dangerous objects like in some places. The hosts are really nice, warm people. Oh, and they do have nice views of the sea from the hammock area. :) All in all one of the best places and amazing value for money in Ecuador. I hope we'll be back.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner and her family were kind and helpful, the house itself is incredible value for the price. You get your own house, essentially, and lots of privacy. The grounds are beautiful and the view of Ballenita and the ocean from the hostería are all reasons to come.
Cons: The ant problem is unfortunate. It could just be the rainy season. The small ones are absolutely everywhere and don't just come out for food. They were in the beds and on every surface. The big ones are all over the bathroom floor at night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Era perfecto
Cons: Not staying longer
La Canoita Hosteria - Ballenita - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (114 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ballenita, La Canoita Hosteria provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with an outdoor swimming pool. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. A children's playground can be found at La Canoita Hosteria, along with a terrace. Salinas is 13 km from the accommodation, while La Libertad is 5 km away.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The pool looked nice but I didn’t use it. Nice view from the upper deck. Was able to store my larger backpack while I headed north for a week.
Cons: Currently wifi is only available in the lobby. It wasn’t a big deal for me but may be for some people.
6.7 Good
Cons: THE ROOM WAS NOT CLEAN.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Excelent breakfast. Solid wifi. I liked the open areas and the parking facilities. Very close to malecón of ballenita. Ballenita is in transition, so be patient with the roads and neighborhood streets. A short drive is the malecón, good food and beautiful scenery while you eat or sip a drink.
Cons: Be sure that if you like to watch tv at night, ask for good remote control.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This is a super facility. Breakfast is wonderful. Ballenita is a very small town but the people are very welcoming. Good beach nearby, restaurants and small shops too. Staff is very friendly and speak English. Very near the new regional bus terminal.
Cons: Signs to help us locate the property.
7.9 Good
Pros: the staff is very kindly and the breakfast is spectacular.
Cons: maybe, it is necessary to improve pillows and beds. the bathroom was dirty, so we had to clean it for our account. maybe it is important to improve the aconditioner air
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Dixie the manager was friendly and served a great full breakfast. View of ocean.
Cons: Room decor could best be called functional. Curtain in bedroom could block more light.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very polite, the place very clean. Awesome breakfast!!!! Ricardo is a great guy, very knowledgeable, very friendly. We've been renting in La Canoita, two times this year, one week at the time. Loved the place; 5 mins to the grocery store and to the beach. We'll be back soon!!
Cons: The A/C was a bit noisy.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Really. It has a terrific terrace with lots of breeze. It includes breakfast and the pool (plus ping pong etc). The bedroom is spacious. The unit is cleverly designed to Maximize space . You get to meet your neighbours. Etc.
Cons: Wifi was a good but a bit unpredictable.
Hotel Royal Decameron Punta Centinela - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Pool
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8.8 Excellent (2,317 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Royal Decameron Punta Centinela in Salinas, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Punta Blanca Beach and Punta Barandua. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Salinas? This hotel has facilities measuring 1054 square feet (98 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Well appointed, all the amenities needed. Good food variety. Live shows and activities throughout the day. Courteous staff, ready to help in making g sure you are having a comfortable stay.
Cons: WiFi is not complimentary. There is only one complimentary WiFi spot in the whole complex and it is behind the reception lobby. If you want WiFi access around the whole campus it will be and additional $25USD per day charge.
7.4 Good
Pros: Su playa y sus programaciones son excelentes
Cons: Deben mejorar en la calidad de películas que exponen y la variedad Y calidad de sus comidas
Overview Reviews
Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and enjoy free breakfast at Hotel Boutique Playa Canela Ecuador, in Salinas. There is free Wi-Fi and a manicured garden overlooking the sea. It lies just 50 metres from Costa de Oro beach. The bright rooms are stylish with modern decor. They have splashes of Caribbean colour. Each has a private bathroom, coffee machine, refrigerator and flat-screen TV. Some have a balcony and sea view. Family rooms are available. There is 24-hour front desk assistance at Hotel Boutique Playa Canela Ecuador. Local tours can be reserved at the onsite tour desk. From June to October, guests can enjoy whale watching and follow the migrating humpback whales along the coast. The property is 1km from El Paseo shopping centre. José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport Guayaquil lies 141 km away. An airport shuttle is available for a fee. Free private parking is possible at Hotel Boutique Playa Canela Ecuador, with reservation.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful villa style accommodation with 6-7 rooms. About one metre from the beach. The sound of the waves was always evident. Staff and owners very helpful, and offered information on things to do. Outdoor pool and jacuzzi were available,but as the weather was overcast the water was cool. The owners filled the indoor jacuzzi with hot water for me one evening and provided relaxing music. Breakfast varied slightly each day.
Cons: No real complaints, however it would have been good to have had coffee in the room, not just fruit tea. Currently there is quite a lot of building work going on around the area. No restaurants nearby, so you have to dine in Salinas or La Libertad.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was beautiful! It looks even better than the pictures online! The hotel staff is very friendly and bilingual. They have three dogs, a cat, and a variety of birds that make the environment very lively. You are also right next to the ocean and you have a beautiful view. The hotel room was very comfortable and spacious. There aren't many hotel rooms either, so it's never crowded there. I will definitely stay there next time I go back.
Cons: A breakfast menu would have been nice. They essentially just serve you a multi course breakfast (which is pretty good). The red wine my girlfriend got didn't taste good. Also the roads to get there are horrible and it is a 15 minute drive from the main part of Salinas
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I met a new friend juan i like when the luna is playing with cat all the stuff are good they take care of my wife and me and i would like to visit playa canela in the future thank you seniora cecilia muchu gracias
Cons: All is good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property, very peaceful, and scenic. You can either relax in the chairs outside or sit in the pool while listening to the ocean nearby. Beautiful view of the Salinas coastline. The owner was very sweet and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be going back.
Cons: The roads immediately near the property were bumpy and not paved. Also, there weren't any places nearby to eat, but there was some close enough to stop at while driving to the beaches or to the boardwalk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner and all the personnel there were extremely friendly and courteous during the stay. The grounds of the property are beautiful. if you are looking for a beautiful secluded spot..this is it!!. Ciao
Las Palmas Del Mar - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.9 Excellent (75 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With direct views of Punta Carnero Beach and an outdoor swimming pool, Las Palmas del Mar has comfortable accommodation 6 km off downtown Salinas. A daily breakfast is offered. Rooms at Las Palmas are equipped with air conditioning and private bathrooms. They may feature views of the sea or the swimming pool. El Paseo Shopping Mall is 6 km away and Simón Bolivar Airport is 120 km from the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were terrific; very high standards for cleanliness, comfort and the entire B&B experience. The amenities (drinks and snacks) were very reasonably priced, although we received a free basket of snacks on arrival as well. The pool was clean and a pleasure, the pool area was lovely with great wifi and very pleasant. The beach is across the street and of exceptional quality. The bus to La Libertad stops in front of the property and is $0.30 per ride (super reasonable). A plus; there are three of the sweetest and smartest dogs you'll ever meet on the property. The whole stay experience was awesome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast is home made and really good. The owners are very nice and helpful with places to see & how to use the local public transportation. The B&B is a few miles outside town. It’s only 30 cents on the bus to get into town and there’s tons of taxis
Cons: The internet can be a little spotty at times. On the Ecuadorian coast internet is spotty EVERYWHERE. There WiFi was by far the best while on the coast.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were very friendly and attentive (with two adorable dogs), the breakfast was very good including scrambled eggs, toast/pancakes and fruits. Got a helpful recommendation to visit the reserve of Dos Mangas, where we went after checking out and had a wonderful time. Our room had a nice view of the sea, and overall the stay was very peaceful and relaxing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: we liked everything! very friendly hosts, helped us with everything including waiting for our really late arrival, carrying heavy bags and preparing good breakfast. Coffee, tea, snacks are availabile for free 24 hours very very nice decorated room in which you can feel yourself really like at home, comfortable beds very peaceful atmosphere, no crowds of tourists nice friendly dogs good hot shower, wifi, safe parking inside the territory
Cons: between hotel and ocean there is a road, so can be a bit noisy from cars, but if you are putting aircon and don't open the window it/s not a problem at all
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's a gem. Great people, great dogs, great location.
Bluebeach - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.8 Excellent (91 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Bluebeach provides air-conditioned rooms in Salinas. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area. At Bluebeach each room has a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. La Libertad is 8 km from the accommodation.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host was super helpful, even used his car to help us move our cases to our new apartment
Cons: Exterior is a bit 60's. Like so much of Ecuador
7.9 Good
Pros: Gerardo the owner is really friendly and helpful.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very safe and comfortable place
Cons: Would be nice if small kitchen available
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner was very nice and polite,location perfect to sleep and relax after long journey
Cons: The cheapest room is really small
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good location, the owner was very kind and he helped us with a good information.
Chescos Hostel & Hotel - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.6 Excellent (1,123 reviews)
Overview Reviews
You'll be centrally located in Salinas with a stay at Chescos Hostel & Hotel, you'll be 9 minutes by foot from Chipipe Beach. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. This hostel has 10 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Bar at night, good service from the staff, breakfast, WiFi.
Cons: Everything ok!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location was facing the beach, and my room with private bath had a balcony facing the beach. A number of the residents were year long travelers from all over South America, making for excellent company. The breakfast was average but included in the cost. Seating looked out to the beach. There was a restaurant next door on the first level that served excellent arepas. Great seafood was available a few blocks away.
Cons: The building was on the road adjoining the beach, and there was considerable traffic noise. Ear plugs helped! August is winter in Salinas so it was cloudy and cool much of the time; but the ocean was still only steps away.
7.1 Good
Pros: The upper bar area was nice, the shared kitchen was convenient. The location is across the street from the beach.
Cons: We had booked for two twin beds but received a 1 double sized bed with a single bunk bed on the top. The room was so tiny we didn't have a place to lay our luggage so we asked for an upgrade, for an additional cost, and received another shoe box but with 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed. We put our luggage on the upper bunk. The staff was rude and unhelpful. The restaurant and bar were only open at certain times of the day. We were required to sign an agreement regarding all the rules you were required to follow while staying, i.e., you were not allowed to drink in your room, have outside guests, marks on the walls (?) etc. None of this is listed when you book the room and the pictures distort the actual size. This was the worst place we have stayed out of 12+ countries.
Hosteria Punta Blanca - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Pool
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8.6 Excellent (140 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostería Punta Blanca in Salinas, you'll be in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Punta Blanca Chapel and Punta Blanca Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel with nice facilities - a pool, hot tub, bbq area, pool table. It was a really pleasant place to stay with good breakfast. Staff was really nice and competent.
Cons: Everything was great
5.8 Okay
Pros: Very clean hotel.
Cons: The beds and the pillows were to stiff, there was no light in the bathroom, the breakfast very poor, only basics
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Home like atmosphere. Good food. Warm but quite small pool. Nice places to relax with hammocks, coach, billiard and possibility for barbequing.
Cons: Poor noise isolation. First night there was noise around pool until midnight. We heard everything inside our room and couldn´t sleep the party was over. The staff was very sorry for that and tried to keep the noise level down, and provided us free dinner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Some times too expensive
Cons: Everything
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: nothing at all...
Cons: Didnt like the rooms, are smelly the pool wasn't as what we xpect. We decided to go to another place near, better idea!. Beaches around are awesome and People nice.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The price of food is a little bit expensive compared with other places around.
Cons: Check the prices food.
Fogata Hostel - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.6 Excellent (86 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Salinas, Fogata Hostel features a bar, garden and free WiFi throughout the property. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The hostel has an outdoor swimming pool, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. At the hostel, rooms have a wardrobe. At Fogata Hostel the rooms include a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a patio with pool view. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. La Libertad is 9 km from Fogata Hostel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very helpfull staff, the hotel is clean an comfortable, has a nice pool, relax area, wifi in all places, parking and room with cable tv, private wc and a/c
Cons: N/A
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: No friendly staff; Not speaking Englisch and they don 't even try to understand; Bad loaction, it's a 12 minute walk to the beach and town.
7.1 Good
Pros: Close to the airport
Cons: The bed was super hard - I did not sleep well in it.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The room was fumigated and the receptiines wanted to overcharges us and the hotel next door property had their music at full blast till 6am
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The friendliness of the owner and staff
Cons: Very clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent room--clean, comfortable, and peaceful. Jose is a kind, helpful person who provided much useful information about things I wanted to find in town.
La Ideota Guest House - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.6 Excellent (58 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The family-owned La Ideota Guest Hose is located in Salinas. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property. The nearest beach is 15 minutes' walk away. All of the rooms are simply furnished. Some have a private external bathroom, while others share a bathroom. Most are equipped with air conditioning. Each morning guests can enjoy a continental breakfast upon request with surcharge. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge with a TV, a games room and laundry facilities. La Ideota Guest Hose is a 11-minute drive from General Ulpiano Paez Airport. Playa San Lorezo can be found within 4.4 km.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The personal touch and the warm hospitable welcome
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful host - really enjoyed my time :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet neighborhood, the staff talks in English too
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Ricardo and Yadira were amazing. We had a great time hanging out with them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Yadira and Ricardo are the most amazing hosts, we had a beautiful room with a/c and a bathroom seperate that was super clean and had a lovely hot shower. The location is so nice, close to the beaches and markets and very quiet. There is a huge supermarket and pharmacy very close and we were able to use the kitchen. Yadera even took us to a local market one day and we were able to try local food which was amazing. We had towels and amenities in our room, and the artwork by Yadera on our wall was so pretty! There is also drinking water at the property which was handy! We stayed so much longer than expected and cannot wait to return! They speak perfect English and even helped with our minimal spanish. Muchas gracias! :) You wont regret staying here!
Cons: Absolutely nothing!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner was very nice even used his personal car to take me to the store
Cons: Bathrooms a bit small but it was functional
9.6 Excellent
Pros: What an absolute dream of hosts! This guesthouse is more than just that, you're really made to feel welcome within a home with access to a well equipped kitchen, bathrooms and a huge supermarket within a 5 min walk. Plenty of buses pass nearby on the main road to take you to the beach and straight to the museum of los amantes de sumpa!! Gracias Yadira y Ricardo por tus atenciones y hospitalidad, no saben cuanto lo necesitaba en ese momento.
Cons: Leaving.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: AC
Cons: I could not find a towel to take a shower in the morning and I was in a hurry, so I had no time to ask for one. Didn't get to eat breakfast there, so can't rate it.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: La Ideota is a family-operated "no frills" guest house. Its suited me but it isn't advocated for "party animals". The room is comfortable and adequate but beyond that the guest house possesses a "do it yourself" philosophy" (which I am entirely happy). The guest house is within 500m of a large supermarket with an extensive range (by US standards) of goods at about 2/3 the price. Walks to the beach are enjoyable.
Cons: The comment is directed to Salinas. In general with Ecuador there is little (if any) evidence of entrepreneurial endeavour. Hotels in the region, in the main, cater ONLY for guests and not for "walk-ins" and the offerings are rather limited at that. What passes for a hotel pool would not qualify for a bath in an up-market suburb in the USA. Having made that point Salinas has its own charm (so long as one does not anticipate being indulged).
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The people
Hotel Amira - Salinas (Santa Elena)
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8.4 Excellent (178 reviews)
Hosteria Villa Marina - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.5 Excellent (75 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hosteria Villa Marina in Salinas, you'll be by the sea, a 3-minute walk from Salinas Beach and a 3-minute drive from Chipipe Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: They insist you need to pay than the advertised price, if not they threaten to throw you out mid stay. They actually threw me out with the police at 10pm because I refused to pay them extra leaving me in a foreign country and city to look for a hotel at that time of the night. Please avoid.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: staff were amazing
Cons: all good
4.6 Okay
Cons: I was originally given a small room with no windows but when I complained I was mi Ed to a large room with a new tv that wasn’t working. The next day I was moved to the room that I had booked. I was also overcharged but when I pointed it out they gave me a refund for the additional charge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The experience was great and the friendly staff was a plus...they were so kind to all our request no matter time of day :) Thx everyone @ Villa Marina
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness was 5 star
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was spotless and comfortable.
Cons: I would have preferred a room on the 1st floor instead of the 2nd floor. Lots of steps. Unfortunately, there was construction noise during the day but that is unavoidable at times. The hotel was upgrading their security gates.
Blue Bay Hotel - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Pool
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8.2 Excellent (642 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at BLUE BAY HOTEL in Salinas, you'll be near the beach, steps from Salinas Beach and a 2-minute drive from Chipipe Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Service
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: WiFi not good
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. They took care of us at all time.
Cons: Excellent location!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was delicious!!! The staff was very friendly. The pool area is very nice.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing atll
Cons: No words
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel stuff was super, very clean, amazing view Bit noisy coz is located lose to a club so wknds can be bit loud
Cons: The noisy club next door
Hotel Marvento Uno - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.4 Excellent (52 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Marvento Uno, you'll be centrally located in Salinas, steps from Salinas Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Chipipe Beach. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Not costly. Staff friendly and helpful. Simple met needs. Recommended restaurant across street which was excellent.
Cons: They only gave us one towel each night. Would like extra toilet paper so didn't have to send spouse downstairs to get more when ran out. No bottled water available, had to locate seller.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This was my third time staying at a Marvento Hotel. Their rooms are very comfortable and children friendly.
Cons: I wish they offered the more traditional Ecuadorean breakfast.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location, bathroom
Cons: bad WiFi
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Realy good hotel close to the beach.
Cons: the only thing that was not so good was the bed. it was to small for two persons
Hotel Riviera Del Sol - Salinas (Santa Elena) - Building
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8.2 Excellent (433 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, a sun terrace with a swimming pool, fitness centre and bar, Hotel Riviera Del Sol is situated in Salinas. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All rooms at the hotel have air conditioning and a wardrobe. Hotel Riviera Del Sol offers a barbecue. You can play billiards and table tennis at the accommodation. The reception at Hotel Riviera Del Sol can provide tips on the area. La Libertad is 8 km from the hotel.
7.5 Good
Pros: The wifi was great!
Cons: The gym is not a gym, but a small room with broken equipment. Our room had no curtain and a light shining through all night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly and always tried to be helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The outdoor kitchen was great and so were the hammocks.
7.1 Good
Pros: The pool is good. Value for money wise it is decent. The rooms are spacious and clean.
Cons: The gym machines do not work. I went to the bar for a drink and i was told 'we only have mint liquor'.

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Hosteria Farallon Dillon - Ballenita - Pool
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9.2 Excellent (277 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hostería Farallón Dillon in Salinas, you'll be on the beach and 7 minutes by car from Parque Marino Valdivia. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, the view from our room was incredible and also from our bathroom. The sound of the sea and the birds is the most relaxing thing in the world. In general view from Farallon Dillon are simply breathtaking. Also, attention from the staff was also incredible and from the owner. The breakfast was also very good and the restaurant meals. Besides, there was a singer that made our night really a must.
Cons: The hour for breakfast should be extended until 10, instead of 9, since you are on vacation, you need a little more time to wake up in the morning.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ocean view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our room♡Ocean view♡ waiter♡ we were in awe all in all.
Cons: We loved everything about our stay!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: the sight and near beaches, you have many places to visit around and modern supermarket and town to few minutes .
Cons: The food and breakfast, could be better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: There was closed to the beach
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The oceanfront Kairos room was an incredible location, our own balcony perched on a cliff.
Cons: Dining room chairs were medieval.
8.8 Excellent
Cons: WiFi was spotty