We had made reservations at an inexpensive hostel/hotel in Quito. It is called the Margarita Inn. Here is what we saw when our taxi from the airport dropped us off.
What you do is stand by the video camera and talk to the desk. We said who we were and that we had reservations and two boys came out to take our luggage and take us to our room.
They lead us through a maze of hallways to get to our room. But, it is a fairly nice room and it is only $18 per night.