A onetime 18th-century Jesuit monastery turned farm in the Andes foothills has now been converted into one of those so-close-but-oh-so-far lodgings. The folks here never tire of reminding you that you're closer to the airport than you would be if you stayed in the New City, but reservations are essential, given the rough road to get here. Cozy rooms are equipped with stone floors, throw rugs, and fireplaces. The whole site sits in the midst of an Audubon-certified reserve, with plenty of bird-watching opportunities.
Km 4, Quito-Minda Rd., Quito, Ecuador
02-339–0403; 877-565–2596-in North America