Five Stars *****
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas:
Part of the International Belmond chain, this hotel is a reformed palace, with Inca walls and stones, open pool, spa, bar and restaurants. They offer free buffet breakfast in the morning and free Wi-Fi.
Their rooms are fully equipped with everything you need, including a private buttler.
Here you pay for quality, it’s one of the most expensive hotels in Cusco. People often say they just want to stay living there forever.
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury collection hotel:
Part of the Marriot International Luxury Brand, recently recognized by “Travel+Leisure” as number 3 in the “top 10 city hotels in Central and South America”
Palacio del Inka is a museum hostel that inspires with its world-class art collection. They have a stunning collection of over 165 paintings, 60 of which are originals from the Cusco School tradition that you can admire during your stay. Some elements of the mansion, such as the arch and the stairs have remained intact since the Inca period.
There are three reasons why we really like this hotel: 1) The staff is friendly, courteous and helpful in every respect from the moment you check-in to the moment you walk out the front door on your way home. 2) They have done an excellent job of preserving the charming Incan and colonial features of the building itself while ensuring a warm, comfortable and modern stay. 3) Their on-site tour operator VENTURIA can offer unique experiences like the Cusco City Tour and Machu Picchu Tour right from the lobby!
Belmond Hotel Monasterio:
A great choice for those seeking a historical-style, luxury accommodation option in Cusco
The Belmond Hotel Monasterio, as its name implies sits on the site of a Jesuit Monastery built in 1595 to train catholic priests in Cusco. Prior to this date, it was the Palace of the Inca Amaru Qhala. Today, you won’t find any Incan remains in this property but you will find an exquisite example of colonial renaissance style architecture and a world famous Cusco landmark.
One thing that does set Belmond Hotel Monasterio apart from other hotels in Cusco is the excellent Belmond service. No request is too big here and friendly staff do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Rates include a buffet breakfast with excellent breads and pastries made by the in-house French pastry Chef that are also available in the Deli Monasterio Café next door.
JW Marriot Hotel Cusco:
The 153 room, five star JW Marriott hotel Cusco like many buildings in Cusco is packed full of history and is built on the site of the Colonial Convent of San Agustin dating from the 16th century.
Portuguese designer Ana Patricia Piña was hired to maintain the cultural and historic essence of the hotel and retain original features such as the chapel which is now the reception area, the original colonial wall of the convent in the Pirqa restaurant and the archaeological exhibition spaces with Incan and Killke (the culture prior to the Incas) archaeological remains. The pillars in the central courtyard for example were removed piece by piece for restoration during the construction work and then lovingly re-installed giving an authentic feel to the colonial courtyard.
The decoration is inspired by the colonial era with colonial art, furnishings and antiques found throughout the hotel. A sparkling waterfall of diamonds draws you into the reception area with an incredible 65,000 Swarovski crystals twinkling in representation of the Incan Sun God Inti.
Inkaterra La Casona Hotel Cusco:
Eleven sumptuous rooms set around a typical colonial style courtyard make up one of the finest luxury boutique hotels right in the heart of Cusco. This hotel is all about intimacy, privacy, tranquility and pleasure. Every element of the building and service has been created with astonishing attention to detail.
This building breathes history, designated a historical monument, each stone in the building has been catalogued by the Peruvian National Institute of Culture and the lovingly sourced antiques and objects decorating the hotel dating from the Incan, colonial and republican eras make this one of the finest examples of colonial history in Cusco.
Four Stars ****
Hotel Plaza de Armas:
The Hotel Plaza de Armas is located in the middle of the historical center in the millinery Inca Capital of Cusco.
With a minimalist decoration, this hotel has 28 rooms with king or twin’s beds, cotton sheets, private bathroom with hair dryer, 32” inch screen TV with cable, stove, phone, desk and a security box.
They also offer a terrace, solarium terrace, restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi, room service, Airport transfer (paid), 24/7 reception and currency Exchange.
Hotel Eco Inn Cusco:
4 Star hotel located just a few blocks from the center of Cusco, in one of the most important avenues of the city.
You deserve the best and exclusive services; that’s why you’ll have everything you need in just one place. Eco Inn Cusco has a relaxing spa, a productive business center, a restaurant, and a conference room. The rooms have all the comforts that you need and its bilingual staff will be more than happy to help you at all times.
Hotel Sonesta Cusco:
The Hotel Sonesta Cusco is just a few blocks away from the Plaza de Armas of this beautiful city.
This place takes into account the modern ideas and needs of the guests of today. Its fully furbished and decorated with delicate and typical regional elements. It has 70 rooms and offers the basic commodities, besides a beautiful view to the mountain and city. Includes reception 24/7, safe, money exchange, cafeteria, bar and restaurant.
All the rooms have Wi-Fi, phone, Satellite TV, stove and a balcony. The private bathrooms have a shower a hot tub and a hairdryer.
Hotel Esplendor Cusco:
Located close to the San Pedro Market, this hotel has a colonial desing that fussionates peacefully with some modern elements. Rooms are decorated combining history and moderniy, has a space of 28m2 (minimum), 40-inch TV, coffee machine, safe box and private bathroom with shower.
The suites have more space and a living room with a sofa and a desk for a PC. They also have a bath tub in the private bathroom.
Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco:
The Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco is located in the heart of the arqueologycal center of the Rome of America.
This recently built hotel possess a modern architecture with fine colonial details.
It has over 126 big rooms divided in Simples, doubles, triples, matrimonial and senior suites with hidromassage hot tub and noise proof windows.
Three Stars ***
Casa San Blas Boutique:
This hotel is located in the historical and artisanal neighborhood of San Blas, only 2 blocks away from the Plaza de Armas. Next to the hotel we can find workshops and shops of wood, ceramic, jewelry, textile, paintings, religious art and antiques.
Built in 2003, Casa San Blas was the first Boutique Hotel in Peru, creating a new category of personalized service and comfort, that will bring you a comfortable, elegant, warm and nice atmosphere, so you can have a perfect mix of the traditional and modern.
Tierra Viva Hotel Plaza:
Tierra Viva Cusco Plaza it’s in the heart of the historical center of Cusco, only 15 meters away from the 12 stone angle. It’s an ideal place to discover the majestic, restaurants, stores and bars of the city of Cusco.
This old colonial property was property of the close family of Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror.
The hotel has over 20 rooms and a resting area that will leave you breathless.
Hotel & Boutique Encantada:
In the bohemian neighborhood of artisans of San Blas in Cusco is the Boutique House Spa Encantada. The tasteful and modern construction offers a lot of amenities and is surrounded by exceptional flowers, full of gardens, where you can relax between your excursions with excellent views of the surrounding red-tiled roofs and the city center.
Away from the noisy streets of downtown, but a few blocks from the main square, overlooking the city, Encantada is located in a privileged area, where many churches of the city and museums are located on foot and near the archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman. An enchanted place in the archeological capital of South America.
This charming hotel offers 15 modern and comfortable rooms in Cusco, with magnificent views of the surrounding red-tiled roofs, the main square, the gardens and the archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman.
San Francisco Plaza Hotel:
San Francisco Plaza Hotel is a three-star superior hotel that is located in the center of the city of Cusco of the ancient capital of the Incas Empire, located three blocks from the Plaza de Armas, central square of the city of Cusco, where the cathedral and most of the museums and important attractions of the city are located.
This hotel operates in a large and beautiful colonial house, where the traditional celebration of the Velacuy Cross of Mr. de Ceniza was celebrated, which has been restored seeking to preserve the typical characteristics of colonial architecture in order to give the tourists a recognized attraction, it has 30 rooms, two patios and a hallway characteristic elements of the colonial architecture of Cusco, the facade has three wooden balconies with beautiful carvings typical of a colonial house and a dream resting area.
This hotel is located in the heart of Cusco, just one block from the main square. One of the hotels is part of the historic house of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (El Cronista Peru), currently the Regional Museum of Cusco.
The hotel has been completely modernized and refurbished to offer the comfort and quality you expect but still enjoying the charm of a typical colonial house.
All the rooms come with the comfort you would expect (Cable TV, stove, hot shower, etc)
2 Star Hotels**
Hotel Elmer-Z is 1.5 km from the Plaza Mayor of Cusco and only 40 meters from the Church of San Pedro.
The accommodation has been decorated in a modern style, the design of the facade recalls the Inca temples. It has fully equipped rooms, with private bathroom and shower (24 hours hot water), flat screen TV with satellite signal, heating, hair dryer, telephone (with international dialing), safe and oxygen (upon request).
You can enjoy a courtesy of the lodging of the sacred leaf of the Incas, it makes this infusion unique in its kind, by containing fascinating properties they help to avoid altitude sickness, which is why it is consumed by visitors frequently.
Hotel Fuente de Agua:
The Fuente de Agua Hotel has an excellent location near the historic center of Cusco and the city’s Airport.
The decoration presented by the Fuente de Agua hotel shows a strong pre-Columbian influence, which is reflected in the pleasant interior and exterior of the establishment. Inside, the furniture and ornaments of the colonial era, including a 17th century painting, make the guest embark on a trip to the past.
The hotel has spacious single, double and double rooms. Each one presents a unique and colorful decoration with wooden floors, private bathroom, to guarantee your comfort and privacy, as well as free WiFi connection. It is also worth noting that the hotel has a dining room and a colonial lounge with a fireplace.
Hotel Casa Escondida Chincana Wasi:
Casa Escondida Chincana Wasi is located in the San Cristóbal neighborhood, a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
Precisely one of the characteristics of this wonderful Peruvian region, is that it is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions, since it was the capital of the Inca Empire hundreds of years ago. So during your stay you can easily visit archaeological sites, such as the Sapantian Huaca and the Saqsaywaman Fortress, which will allow you to discover more about this impressive ancestral culture that surprises the entire world.
All the rooms have a private bathroom with hot water, heating system, cable TV, safe and elegant furniture. You can also request room service for any need you have or to request a snack from the hotel restaurant.
Hotel Inca Wasi:
The Inca Wasi Hotel is located just in front of the Plaza de Armas of the city of Cusco.
It has a really privileged location, in its facilities you will always feel part of the local event, since the main events and ceremonies of the city are held in the Plaza de Armas and you will have a direct view of it by staying at this hotel. It is also surrounded by the main tourist attractions of the Imperial City, such as the historic Cathedral of Cusco, the Iglesia Compañía de Jesús and the Gran Mercado Artesanal, so you will have the wonders of this beautiful city at your fingertips.
It has cozy rooms with a rustic style, taking care of the Andean essence to give you a true Cusco experience that you will fully enjoy and allow you to learn more about the local culture. In these spaces you can rest comfortably and enjoy the beautiful views of the Plaza de Armas that always has something new to show.
Hotel La Casa de Mayte:
Casa de Mayte is in the historic center of Cusco, a few meters from Plaza Mayor and History Museums.
The accommodation has a sober colonial design, offers a warm atmosphere with the advantages of being in the historic heart of Cusco.
The rooms have a private bathroom (shower and hot water, 24 hours), flat screen TV with cable signal, electric heating, wooden floor, safe and windows overlooking the city. Some bedrooms have a balcony and a small living room with 2 sofas.
Casa de Mayte offers a nutritious daily breakfast buffet in the dining area (includes cereals and fruits), and also offers a shared living room with a sofa and chairs.
1 Star Hotels *
Hotel Polo Corporativo:
The Polo Corporate Hotel has a restaurant called Sky 360 ° & Lunch, the type of food offered is International that is decorated in an elegant and cozy way. In addition, lunch and dinner are served at the top of the Hotel with the spectacular view of the city of Cusco.
This Hotel is located just 8 minutes from the Airport and 4 minutes from the city center.
All rooms include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. You also find the free WIFi service.
Imagen Plaza Hotel:
This hotel is located in Cusco, just 200 meters from the Wanchaq train station and right next to the Recoleta church
It offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi
This spacious room features city views and features a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a spa bath
Hotel Guadalupe Familiar Cusco:
Guadalupe Casa Familiar Cusco offers 1-star accommodation in Cusco, 1.3 km from the Central Market, and has a terrace. It also has a 24-hour reception and restaurant. Santo Domingo Church is 1.7 km from the hotel and the La Merced Church, 1.9 km away
All hotel rooms are equipped with a desk and flat-screen TV The rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries. The rooms have a wardrobe
A buffet breakfast is served daily
Alegrias Inn Hotel:
Alegrias Inn Hotel is located in Cusco, less than 1 km from the central bus station, and offers accommodation with a terrace This 1-star hotel offers free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi Coricancha is a 14-minute walk from the hotel
The hotel rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV The rooms at Alegrias Inn Hotel have a private bathroom and mountain views The rooms have a wardrobe
A buffet breakfast is served every morning
The reception is open 24 hours
Hotel Inti Tampu Inn:
Inti Tampu Inn is located in Cusco and offers free Wi-Fi and a daily continental breakfast
The Inti Tampu Inn has a 24-hour reception
The rooms have cable TV and a private bathroom
Backpackers and Party Hostels:
Wild Rover Cusco:
Wild, that’s a good word to describe it. This party hostel is cheap and really good for its price. The main building is modern and pretty big, it has a good chilling area where you can play ping pong, beer pong, volley soccer, etc. The party shuts down at 2 A.M so if you are worried about sleeping that’s not an issue. The hostel is located in Cuesta Santa Ana, 10 minutes away walking from the Main Square, the only problem, the way is full of stairs. Otherwise Wild Rover is the perfect choice for Party people and Backpackers, the food is decent and the drinks are cheap.
Really good location close to the plaza, the rooms are nice and clean and the bar is really nice. It’s not as wild as other Party hostels but if you want to meet some fellow travelers this is a good hostel. It has a good terrace where you can relax and play ping pong. The food is really good for the price.
This is probably the best place to party for locals, the bar is crowded almost every day and the party is wild. The food and bar are also decent and cheap and you have a good and big menu to choose from. The hostel is a big colonial building, really beautiful and charming. The only downside is the party is too much, a lot of people often complain they can’t sleep and seems that there is no one to check that people are not doing any noise or getting into the rooms.
Locates just off of the main plaza, this colonial looking hostel has a lot of charm. It has a beautiful courtyard where you can chill and share your stories with other backpackers. The bar and food have really good quality for its price and it’s a perfect place to make new friends. Rooms are modern and come equipped with a Wi-Fi router, hot shower and even stove in private rooms.
Close to the main plaza of Cusco, this hostel is pretty relaxed for backpackers. The hostel is not a party hostel so it’s usually quiet all day. The staff is really friendly and help you with whatever you need. Breakfast is included and the bar have some really good dishes. Rooms are comfortable and clean. It also has a colonial looking building with a nice and big backyard where you can relax and make friends to share adventures.