Hotel Patio Andaluz is a 4 star boutique hotel, housed in a 16th century colonial home and located half a block off of Independence Plaza (the main plaza of Old Town Quito). The hotel has a great location and a lot of genuine local charm. The rooms and their windows face towards covered inner courtyards rather than out to the streets (which reduces light but also noise). For those looking for a first class, full service hotel in the Old Town with a lot of local influence, Pation Andaluz is a great option. It has an outlet of the renowned crafts store Olga Fisch Folklore on site, and its restaurant, El Rincón de Cantuña, is highly regarded.