For travelers heading to the beautiful destinations of Cusco in Peru, you’ll be happy to learn that the region is home to some of the country’s best accommodations. Ranging from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxury five-star resorts, you can count on world-class service and welcoming hospitality wherever you stay. Here are the top 10 hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley, with something for every taste and budget.
Where to Stay in Cusco
1. Inkaterra La Casona
Decadently styled and exuding pure elegance, this converted 16th century colonial mansion was once home to Peru’s great liberator, Simon Bolivar. Now, La Casona is an exquisite luxury hotel, artfully maintained to preserve its historical heritage, with an emphasis on providing guests the highest level of customer service and attention to detail possible. Just a few steps from the central Plaza de Armas in downtown Cusco, the location is one of the best in town. The hotel also offers a fusion of Andean dishes with an international touch for three meals a day, accompanied by a wonderful wine selection, which can be enjoyed in the manor’s dining room or upon the expansive main patio on the grounds. Inkaterra La Casona is a unique boutique hotel you certainly won’t forget.
Perfect for: Couples, Honeymooners, and Families
2. Palacio Nazarenas
Tucked into a former palace just behind Cusco’s main square, this five-star hotel is just a few minutes walk from many of the city’s most popular attractions and offers exactly the level of service you would expect when staying in a palace. Every stay is guaranteed to be nothing short of perfect in this luxury hotel, where you can find ultimate relaxation in the spa, bar, pool, gazing out at the incredible mountain views from your room, or by taking advantage of the 24-hour butler service. Stretch out upon 4-poster beds in the stately rooms, or enjoy a suite with a separate living area and private balcony. If that isn’t enough to keep you busy, all guests are invited to participate in yoga classes and salsa lessons, free of charge. A stay in Palacio Nazarenas is sure to rival any of the world’s finest hotels.
Perfect for: Couples, Honeymooners and Families
3. El Mercado
Charming, cozy and offering the perfect fusion of modern and Andean design, El Mercado Hotel is a memorable boutique hotel in the heart of Cusco. Less than a ten-minute walk from the central square, this four-star superior hotel sits in a colonial-style building, complete with a seated terrace and gorgeous courtyard. Suites include living areas, fireplaces, and free-standing tubs for helping guests settle in after a long journey through the hills of Cusco, with in-room massage services also offered. Guests at El Mercado are always treated like family, with friendly and attentive service at all hours of the day.
Perfect for: Families, Groups and Solo Travelers
4. Casa Andina Private Collection
Just steps from some of Cusco’s most infamous ruins sits the four-star superior hotel, Casa Andina Private Collection. Elegant, romantic, and complete with detailed traditional décor, Casa Andina is a strong competitor to some of the more expensive colonial-mansions-turned-hotels. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, and lounge complete with old world charm, all of which offer incredible Peruvian fusion and are flexible with special requests. The staff are incredibly attentive, warm, and welcoming, and go the extra distance to make guests comfortable.
Perfect for: Solo Travelers, Couples, Families, Groups
5. Tierra Viva
Directly next to the center of Cusco and the Plaza de Armas, this remodeled colonial residence retains original architecture around a charming central courtyard. This comfort 3-star hotel is convenient, cozy, and has the feel of a B&B but the services and facilities you expect of a larger hotel, without sacrificing any modern comforts. Part of the reliable Tierra Viva chain, you can count on consistent service and professionalism here.
Perfect for: Solo Travelers, Families, Couples