Peru

Hotels in Peru

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Located in the formerly rustic Parador del Colca, the original seven-room lodge now houses Las Casitas' handsome reception, bar, and restaurant.

Forty-five minutes by boat directly from Puerto Maldonado, this lodge is more accessible and luxurious than the others in the area, but the surrounding jungle is tamer. Guests stay in individual bungalows, and there's a spectacular treetop canopy walk.

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.

The 33-year-old Miraflores Cesar’s Hotel was the place to stay in its heyday, but a much-needed makeover transformed it into the more modern Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores.