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Hotel Santa Monica

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Down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Superior Double Room | Down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Hotel Santa Monica

Hotel Santa Monica

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Cuenca with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

22 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
The price is €64
Price available on 21/02/2023
Sucre 6-80 Y Borrero, Cuenca, Azuay

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About this area

Getting around

  • Cuenca (CUE-Mariscal Lamar) - 8 min drive
  • Guayaquil (GYE-Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Intl.) - 79.2 miles/127.5 km


  • San Sebas Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Casa Azul - 5 min walk
  • LA Bulería - 5 min walk
  • Mexico Lindo Y Querido - 5 min walk
  • Jodoco Belgian Beer - 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Santa Monica

A great choice for a stay in Cuenca, Hotel Santa Monica is only 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. The WiFi and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site garage
  • Free off-site parking within 1312 ft

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6 per person
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Santa Mónica Hotel Cuenca
Santa Mónica Cuenca
Hotel Santa Monica Cuenca
Santa Monica Cuenca
Hotel Santa Monica Hotel
Hotel Santa Monica Cuenca
Hotel Santa Monica Hotel Cuenca

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Santa Monica offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Santa Monica does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Santa Monica?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Santa Monica on 21 February 2023 start from €64, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Santa Monica?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Santa Monica?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Santa Monica?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Santa Monica?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Santa Monica?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include San Sebas Cafe (4-min walk), Casa Azul (5-min walk) and LA Bulería (5-min walk).
Does Hotel Santa Monica have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Hotel Santa Monica like?
Hotel Santa Monica is a short 6-minute walk from San Sebastian Plaza and 12 minutes' walk from University of Cuenca's Orchid Garden. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We like everything
Amparo, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is an excellent hotel, it does not need any change, I would return to the same Hotel and I would recommend
Carlos, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful service from a friendly staff
We love the hotel, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The dining area had a beautiful view of Cuenca and the food was good. My mom and I walked to many churches, restaurants and shops and we still needed more time to visit so many great places in Cuenca.
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6/10 Good

Everything had to ordered through the front desk. No hair dryer in the room unless you requested it.
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8/10 Very good

Good quality hotel near the city center.
Good quality hotel near the city center square Park Calderon. Walking distance to many tourist points of interest for culture, history, language schools, shopping, ATMs and taxis. The staff is very attentive with most being bilingual. Breakfast buffet is more than adequate in a setting of a top floor dining room with views of the city which is very nice. Furnishings and decor a bit dated, but sturdy and clean. The large bed was comfortable. Bathroom good size. Two down sides are the elevator does not run down to the ground floor. It starts at the second floor and goes to the top floor. If a person has mobility problems, then this would not be the place to stay. Second problem on occasion is the noise from car alarms and the fire siren that go off during the night. No sleeping through either of them.
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel, noisy city
Santa Monica Hostal was upscale hotel in Cuenca. I don't speak much Spanish, and sometimes it was difficult communicaing with staff, but that's more my problem then theirs. However, since there are a number of Americans visiting Cuenca, they may consider some English lessons for their staff. The room was very nice, however, I couldn't find any thermostat, ergo A/C or heating controls. Apparently, since the weather is cool there year-round 60-75 degrees, I guess they figure just open your patio slider to cool off the room. The only problem is that apparently Cuenca is "car alarm" capital of the world(I've been to 21 countries so I have some expertise in this). There was a constant barrage of alarm beeps thruout the weekend, some even beep continuously while they're in the alarm mode. I was on the 5th floor, but it was still very annoying. Maybe, nothing the hotel can control, but something Cuencanos might consider controlling, i.e."noise pollution" just as damaging as other types to "livability index".
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6/10 Good

An average hotel
Room was cold and had Wi-Fi problems. I could not connect from my room. The personnel that works there are very friendly and they try to help, but some things are beyong their control.
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6/10 Good

This hotel is very fine except that most of the rooms face the street and there is continual street noise though the night and the windows have to be open for comfort at night because there was no air conditioning.
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel in a lovely city
We enjoyed our four nights here over Easter. The staff were very helpful and friendly even though we spoke almost no Spanish. The breakfast was good and the view from the top floor room where it was served was outstanding. They even had English Premier League Football on the telly one day! V central location...
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10/10 Exceptional

5 Star Service
This is our second stay at this hotel. We love it here and would not stay at any other hotel in Cuenca! Staff and owner are always smiling, customer service is incredible....It feels like home from the day we arrive until we leave. Thank you Monica, Claudia and the rest of your amazing staff. We can't wait to return!!
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