Hotels in Peru
Most hotels in Peru are relatively inexpensive. The county is a good place to travel on a budget, and it’s possible to book a shared room at many Peru hotels for less than $10 a night, while private rooms at 2 and even 3 star establishments can be booked for as little as $30 a night. If booked far enough in advance, it’s even possible to find a room at a cushy five star hotel for less than $70 a night.
There are also a number of internationally renowned five-star hotels in Peru located in the country’s major urban centers. Vacationers looking for the ultimate luxury Peruvian getaway should check out the Country Club Lima Hotel. Considered to be one of the best hotels in Peru, the Country Club Lima hotel is housed in a 1927 building constructed in the Spanish tradition, with wood beam ceilings and colorful tiled floors. The hotel boasts an array of amenities, including an outdoor pool, full-service spa and restaurant that serves a daily breakfast buffet complete with Peruvian delicacies.
In the Andean capital of Cuzco, this 16th-century former Jesuit seminary—a relic of Spanish colonial architecture with two landscaped courtyards and covered arcades—has been transformed by Orient-Express Hotels.
From the arcaded slate lobby to the exposed ancient Inca wall in the atmospheric Rumi Bar, this historic city-hotel echoes the impressive Koricancha (Incan temple to the sun), with its unique stone features, located just across the street.
Everything feels oversize here. Whitewashed arches tower above wide porches. King-size beds and massive armoires don't begin to fill the vast rooms. Although San José is a simple hotel, its amenities—an attractive pool, tasty food, and pleasant service—add flair.
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.
This business hotel in Lima’s financial district is smartly situated just across from the 18-hole San Isidro Golf Club (for a networking round or two). The 54 rooms here are sparse, with low wood headboards, minimal local artwork, and views of the city skyline.
Stay in this converted colonial mansion in Cuzco.
A leaf-green door marks this four-story hostel, which has few frills but plenty of party atmosphere in its Miraflores neighborhood.
From afar, this leisure hotel looks like a secret lab from a Bond film—a low white building with 123 guest rooms nestled on the craggy shore of Esteves Island on Lake Titicaca.
Stay in one of the 4-star bungalows.
This regal 79-room property sits right off of Trujillo’s main historic square. Rooms are small but well appointed with rich carved beds and flat-screen televisions. Opt for one of the six suites with generous sitting-room space (some have balconies with carved colonial screens).
Urban efficiency and modern design aren't usually associated with a UNESCO World Heritage site, but Sumaq (Quechua for excellent or beautiful) is pulling off both. Half of the 60 orange-and-white rooms have balconies overlooking the river; the other 30 have big windows facing the mountains.
The 1927 Country Club is where France’s former president Charles de Gaulle once spent the night. The colonial-style building has been converted into the 83-room hotel filled with Peruvian art from Lima’s Museo Pedro de Osma, brocade-covered chairs, gilt mirrors, and mahogany armoires.
Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, one hour from Cusco, this leisure hotel (which opened in 2010) features eco-inspired décor of thatched reeds, light woods, and woven furniture. The 128 rooms have gorgeous views of the Andes and Vilcanota River.