Hotels in Machu Picchu
The best Machu Picchu hotels are the ones located near the ruins, since you can access the ancient city at times of the day when there are few other tourists. No surprise, you'll pay extra for that kind of access. For more economical options, look to the hotels, hostels and eco-lodges in Aguas Calientes, below the ruins. These Machu Picchu hotels are among our top choices:
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Located in the cloud forest below the ruins, this stunning, eco-friendly hotel on 12 acres is home to more than 100 bird species and 250 butterfly species.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. With its dramatic location right outside the gates to the lost city, this Orient-Express hotel is your best bet if you want to be close to the action.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. Just 10 minutes from the Machu Picchu train station, this is one of the newest upscale Machu Picchu hotels, with a full-service spa, a restaurant terrace overlooking the mountains, and spacious rooms with Andean motifs on the walls.
El MaiPi Hotel. This mod, hipster-friendly hotel sits in the center of Aguas Calientes. Enjoy a welcome pisco sour upon check-in at the stylish bar and take a dip in the warm, landscaped pond.
Machu Picchu’s remote mountaintop ruins feel amazingly accessible when you’re staying next door; the Sanctuary Lodge (part of the Orient-Express group) is the only hotel to abut the 15th-century ancient Incan site.
At the foot of Machu Picchu and on the banks of Vilcanota River, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a 60 room, family-owned hotel. Dedicated to serving exotic and unusual cuisine blending the flavors of South Peru, the hotel is a testament to everything worth discovering in this remarkable locale.
A façade decorated with eucalyptus branches marks the entrance to Inkaterra's 2010 property, a more affordable alternative to the group's Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Inkaterra's Machu Picchu lodge, nestled in the cloud forest below the Incan ruins, is a welcoming, sustainability-focused hotel a short bus ride from the famed archeological site.