When you are going to visit Cusco, long before you actually leave on your trip, it is important to take into consideration where you are going to stay in Cusco. This will not only guarantee you a pleasant stay in this ancient land, but will also help you to avoid any untoward problems. Like in many of the world’s greatest tourist destinations, in Cusco you can find hotels, apartments, hostels, lodges, inns, and family style lodging available.
The majority of these hotels are located in the central historical district near the Plaza de Armas. You can make your reservation from anywhere in the world, through a travel agent or on one of the reservation platforms. Nevertheless, it is good to remember to make your reservations well in advance because during high season (June – December) there are few vacancies.
In order that you will be able to discover the magic of the Land of the Incas without any problems, we present to you this list of the best hotels in Cusco, listed by category:
The Best 5-Star Hotels in Cusco
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
This hotel is located behind the Plaza de Armas on an old Colonial plaza. The rooms are beautiful and they have great beds, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, a cafeteria, mini-bar, heated swimming pool, spa, tea service, an Andean restaurant, breakfast buffet and 24-hour room service. The suites have a separate living room and a balcony with a great view of the mountains.
- Address: Plazoleta Nazarenas 223
- Phone: 084 582222
- Web: www.hotelpalacionazarenas.com
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
This luxurious hotel is located in an old Colonial monastery. It is only 3 minutes from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms offer such features as paintings with gold-plated frames, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV s, Dock bases for iPods, terraces (some rooms have terraces), spa-type bathrooms, free breakfast, two fancy restaurants, a delicatessen, a bar, and beautiful gardens.
- Address: Plazoleta Nazarenas 337
- Phone: 084 604000
- Web: www.hotelmonasteriocusco.com
Inkaterra La Casona Cusco
This was the first boutique hotel in Cusco. It has only has 11 rooms, and it is famous for its wonderful service. The rooms are decorated very nicely. There is a dining room, a bar, a yacu therapy room, Wi-Fi, a breakfast buffet, lunch, and a la carte dishes.
- Address: Plaza Las Nazarenas 211
- Phone: 01 6100400
- Web: www.inkaterra.com
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
This elegant hotel was constructed over a 16th Century convent, and it is only 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. It features very nice suites and rooms, Wi-Fi and flat screen TV, massage type bathrooms, mini-bars, heated pool, a jacuzzi, spa, patio, a fancy restaurant, 24 hour room service, and safety deposit boxes.
- Address: Calle Ruinas 432
- Phone: 084 582200
- Web: www.marriott.com
Hilton Garden Inn Cusco
This is a refined hotel with incredible views of the city. It is 13 minutes from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms are very modern and have Wi-Fi and flat screen TV, a yoga room, a modern restaurant, an elegant bar, and salons.
- Address: Av. Abancay 20
- Phone: 084 580130
- Web: www.hiltonhotels.com
Hotel Palacio del Inka – Hotel Libertador
This is a luxury hotel located in a 15th century palace. It is right across the street from the Coricancha, and 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms are elegant and decorated with locally inspired art. They feature spa, bar, restaurant, Dock bases for iPods, cafeteria, and some rooms come with a mayordomo.
- Address: Santo Domingo 259
- Phone: (084) 231961
- Web: www.libertador.com
The Best 4-Star Hotels in Cusco
Hotel Aranwa Boutique
This boutique hotel is located in a 16th Century mansion. It is 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms are elegant and have extra oxygen, a mini-bar, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, safety deposit boxes, a great view, hydro-massage, breakfast buffet, a restaurant, a library, a bar, and an art gallery.
- Address: San Juan de Dios 255
- Phone: (084) 604444
- Web: www.aranwahotels.com
Sonesta Hotel Cusco
This is a modern hotel located near the fountain of Pumaqchupan, and is 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms are bright and elegant. They offer a mini-bar, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, safety deposit boxes, a Peruvian fusion restaurant, a business center, parking, and a cafeteria.
- Address: Avenida El Sol 954
- Teléfono: (084) 581200
- Web: www.sonesta.com
This is a luxurious Colonial style hotel, and is only 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. The rooms are very nice and they feature a mini-bar, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, and safety deposit boxes. They offer free transportation to the airport, 24-hour security and live music.
- Address: Calle San Agustín 239
- Phone: (084) 581030
- Web: http://novotel.cuscohotelsweb.com/en/
Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco
This is a magical colonial style hotel. It shows off Cusco`s past while offering comfort and security. The rooms are very comfortable. There is a restaurant, a bar, a jacuzzi, and laundry service.
- Address: Sta Teresa
- Phone: (084) 252330
- Web: www.sonesta.com
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
This is a marvelous Colonial style hotel. The rooms are large and the service is great. It is 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. The furniture is traditional wooden style. The rooms feature flat screen TV, coffee service, cafeteria, a writing room, and the suites have a separate living room and mini-bars.
- Address: Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473
- Phone: (084) 232610
- Web: www.casaandina.com
XIMA Cusco Hotel
This hotel features large, comfortable rooms which are clean and have a great view of the city. It is 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. There is room service, Wi-Fi, a business center, and a money-changing desk.
- Address: Av El Sol 1010
- Phone: (084) 581273
- Web: www.ximacuscohotel.com
Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco
This is a modern hotel with Colonial decorations. It is located 15 minutes from the Plaza in an archeological park. There are large single, double, triple, and matrimonial rooms, and senior suites. The bathrooms have massage type showers, and there are anti-noise windows. Everything is adequate and well maintained.
- Address: Av. Pardo Paseo de los Héroes 1080
- Phone: (084) 239030
- Web: www.hotelesjoseantonio.com
San Agustín el Dorado
This magnificent hotel has a Colonial style façade. It is in the central historic district, and it features a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, buffet, restaurant, bar, salon for reunions, and business center.
- Address: Av El Sol 395
- Phone: (084) 231232
- Web: www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe/en/
The Best 3-Star Hotels in Cusco
- Hotel Ruinas.
- San Agustín Plaza.
- San Agustín Internacional.
- Hotel Siete Ventanas.
- Hotel Samay.
- Sonesta Posada del Inca.
- Hotel Sueños del Inka.
- Hotel Terra Andina.
- Tierra Viva Hoteles: Centro, Plaza, Saphi y San Blas.
- Hotel Garcilazo Cusco.
- Royal Inka Hotel Cusco.
- Casa Andina: San Blas, Plaza, Centro, Coricancha.
- Hotel Plaza de Armas Cusco.
The Best Hostels in Cusco
There is the economical option of spending the night in reasonably priced hostel, and you can find a variety of them in the central historic district.
- Kokopelli Hostel
- Loki Hostel Cusco
- Ecopackers Hostel
- Pariwana Hostel
- Backpacker La Bo’M Cusco
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