Top 14 Handpicked Luxury Hotels in Peru (With Prices)

> August 11, 2022
Top 14 Handpicked Luxury Hotels in Peru (With Prices)

Peru is one of those countries where you can stay in 5-star hotels even if you usually don’t. The price is right and the value is incomparable when viewed next to hotels of a slightly lower rating. Take off a star and you’re ripping yourself off.  

You also don’t want to experiment with local stabs at luxury, as that is highly hit and miss. We learned quickly that hotel chains aren’t something to try to avoid in Peru and turned into Hilton representatives very fast. The fact that you know what to expect was just comforting for someone with high expectations.  

We’ve curated a list of the best hotels in Peru in the luxury category. They’re places we’ve either personally stayed at or places that we have good intel about and are comfortable putting our names behind. We tried including those that are more affordable as well as those that are, for the regular tourist, stupidly unaffordable. But we aren’t regular here, are we. Wink.  

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The prices in this article are per night for 2 people in September, which is right after high season.  

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The best hotels in Lima and near the Lima airport 

Coastal view of Miraflores neighborhood in Lima Peru
The Miraflores neighborhood in Lima

When in Lima we always recommend staying in the modern, clean and safe neighborhood of Miraflores. It’s a bit south from the historic center (take a taxi there) and you get all of the best hotels, shopping and restaurants in a relatively small area. And those coastal views!  

If you’re looking for a good hotel near the Lima airport, you’re out of luck. As is the norm, airport hotels are either crappy or overpriced or both. If you really don’t want to make the 30-minute drive to or from Miraflores, choose this hotel solely for the convenient location (it’s right at the entrance of the airport):  

Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport 

Pool area of the best Lima airport hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
The best Lima hotels are not by the airport... but if you must, stay at the Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport.

Like I said, the Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport isn’t the best value, but it does the trick and it’s better than anything else on offer. It’s the best hotel by the airport, but it wouldn’t otherwise be anywhere near the top of our best hotels in Lima list.  

You’ll get a night’s sleep and you can even get speed-pampered at the Spa Express. Or I assume it’s a very quick massage before you run to catch your flight? No idea, I may be bad-mouthing them. The hotel is right outside the airport, winning it the biggest (and only) brownie point. Oh, apparently the towels are super soft, too, so another small brownie point for that.  

Location: Five steps from the Lima airport entrance   

Style: Airporty chic, aka soul-less and bland 

Bonus points: Five steps from the Lima airport entrance  

Price: From USD 180 per night 

Now on to the Lima hotels that we actually recommend:   

Hilton Lima Miraflores 

Rooftop spa at the Hilton Lima Miraflores, best hotel in Lima Peru
The rooftop spa at Hilton Lima Miraflores

The Hilton Lima Miraflores has some fantastic rooftop hot tubs and pools that’ll fix your first impressions of Lima faster than you can say cocktail. It has a great restaurant with killer views. The breakfast is wonderful, the shower was probably the best we had in Peru and, as an extra bonus, the hotel is QUIET. You can’t hear the horns of the crazy drivers. It’s like your own little sanctuary.   

Location: Miraflores  

Style: Elegant, simple, natural tones  

Bonus points: Rooftop spa  

Price: From USD 229 per night  

Radisson Red Miraflores 

The lobby of the Radisson Red Hotel in Lima Peru 
The lobby of the Radisson Red Miraflores Hotel

If you like to be a little funky, are artsy, or consider yourself a cool cat, you should check out the Radisson Red Miraflores. It has a colorful, youthful design. The colors being black, white, and, how unexpected, red. Think street art meets modern art gallery. Rooftop bar with great drinks, comfortable beds, and friendly staff. The gym is superb and the wifi is fast. And it’s cheap.  

Location: Miraflores 

Style: Funky, youthful 

Bonus points: Rooftop bar 

Price: From USD 95 per night 

Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel 

A room with a pool at the Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel in Lima Peru
The presidential suite with private pool @ Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel

The Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel has rooms with ocean and coastal views and private pools (that’s if you stay in the presidential suite, otherwise “just” views). There’s a rooftop pool, wellness facilities and a gym if you want to break a sweat. The staff is exceptional and the food at the restaurant is always spoken highly of. Freakishly expensive.  

Location: Miraflores 

Style: Classic elegance 

Bonus points: Right on the coast, rooftop pool 

Price: From USD 490 per night  

Our top tips for hotels in Peru:  

Our fave: The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton in Paracas. You need to stay in Paracas longer anyway.
Book into international hotel chains wherever you can. The value is incredible and local 5-stars are just not up to standard.  
If wifi is important for you, check reviews first and don’t assume that good and free wifi is a given because you’re staying at a luxury hotel. This is still Peru (though we have to say that the wifi and mobile signal was overall fantastic!).  

The best hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley 

Plaza de Armas and Cathedral in Cusco Peru 
The Plaza de Armas in Cusco, one of the nicest squares in South America

You can easily spend a week in Cusco and Sacred Valley, even more if you’re a hiking aficionado. Read our articles about things to do in Cusco and about day trips from Cusco for our favorite activities.  

Take note of the many exceptional resorts within Sacred Valley. Most of them are located in and around Urubamba—a town that has absolutely nothing for you as a tourist to do, so choose a resort that you won’t want to leave.  

Stay there before or after your trip to Machu Picchu, as Urubamba is close to Ollantaytambo, aka the place you’ll alight the Machu Picchu train.  

Hilton Garden Inn  

Courtyard of the Garden Inn Hilton in Cusco Peru, best hotel in Peru
It's very easy to enjoy a drink in the courtyard of the Hilton Garden Inn Cusco

The Hilton Garden Inn Cusco had super comfortable beds, wonderful staff and though it’s located a 10-minute walk to the Plaza de Armas, the bonus is that it’s quiet. That’s a polite way to say it’s not in the city center.  

Still, we loved it. The spa is so good—they even have a special acclimatization massage. How brilliant is that?! (Read about acute mountain sickness here.) Add one of our favorite restaurants in all of Peru, the Garden Grille, and you have one of the best hotels in Cusco.  

We don’t walk anyway. Use Cabify and get a taxi.  

Location: 1 km (0.6 miles) from Plaza de Armas in Cusco (uphill) 

Style: Modern, simple, with Peruvian accents 

Bonus points: One of the best restaurants in Peru and excellent views 

Price: From USD 100 per night 

Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel by Marriott 

The courtyard of the Palacio del Inka hotel in Cusco Peru
Isn’t the courtyard of the Palacio del Inka magical?!

The Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel by Marriott is right in the city center, neighboring the Qoricancha, a top tourist site in Cusco. You’d be staying at an old Inca palace, which is also part colonial. The decorations maintain the authenticity of the space. Staff go above and beyond, yadda yadda. There’s a harpist that plays during breakfast... nuff said.   

Location: Cusco city center, next to Qoricancha 

Style: Regal with bold colors 

Bonus points: Oxygen and coca tea available to help cope with AMS 

Price: From USD 349 per night  

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa 

The pool area with nature views at the Tambo del Inka hotel in Urubamba, Sacred Valley in Peru
Bringing guests closer to nature... while they lounge at the pool @ Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

At Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado, you get not only luxury everything, an exceptional spa and pool, but staff are also happy to share their Inca knowledge. Hopefully you’re happy to learn, otherwise it’s just annoying. No really, it’s like nothing is impossible at Tambo del Inka. Case in point: they have a private train station to Machu Picchu.  

Location: Urubamba 

Style: Elegant and earthy with a hint of Peruvian 

Bonus points: Private Machu Picchu train station 

Price: From USD 540 per night 

Vertical Sky Luxury Suites 

One of the pods on the cliff at Vertical Sky Luxury Suits in Sacred Valley in Peru
How’s that for views? Vertical Sky Luxury Suites

At the Vertical Sky Luxury Suites, you can choose to sleep in a glass pod on the side of a cliff above the valley floor that you get to by walking, strapped in, mountain climbing-style, to the ledge of the mountain, before getting into your “room”. You can get your own Jacuzzi up there, too. Or, you can choose the more spacious and less hanging glass dome. You still get views for days, but it provides more comfort, like an actual floor you can walk on.  Epic.  

Location: 4 km (2.5 miles) past Ollantaytambo 

Style: Spiderman chic (jk) 

Bonus points: It hangs on a cliff 

Price: From USD 600 per night (including half board and adrenaline activities) 

The best hotels in Machu Picchu 

At the Huayna Picchu viewpoint above Machu Picchu in Peru
The views of Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu. That’s a lot of Picchus.

Aguas Calientes (also referred to as Machu Picchu Pueblo) is the town that lays beneath the mountain on top of which the Inca city of Machu Picchu sits. This is where almost all tourists stay the night.  

Machu Picchu is definitely one of the top (if not the top) place to see in Peru. We recommend visiting it over two days—see our 2-week Peru itinerary, or the longer, 4-week itinerary for Peru, for details on how we think it’s best to do that.  

Beware that you need to buy your tickets to Machu Picchu months in advance and coordinate your train tickets from Ollantaytambo, too, based on your time stamp. We cover the logistics of all that in our article about visiting Machu Picchu.  

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel 

The lucious garden of the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel 
Surrounded by nature at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, located in Aguas Calientes, pulls out all the stops, with terraced hills, stone paths, waterfalls and villas in lush gardens that will make you want to stay another day. The colonial-style property is decorated with Andean-style tapestries. The beds are to die for and come with alpaca blankets, and sometimes with a fireplace or private pool, too! The wifi sucks.  

Location: Aguas Calientes (southern end by the river) 

Style: High-end mountain chalet  

Bonus points: Lush surroundings and restaurant overlooking the river 

Price: From USD 549 per night (includes half board) 


Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel 

A room of the Sanctuary Lodge A Belmond Hotel with a view of the jungle, top hotel in Machu Picchu
A room of the Sanctuary Lodge A Belmond Hotel with a view of the jungle

The wonderful Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel is up on the actual mountain near Machu Picchu itself. If you visit the Inca city over two days (like we recommend), it’s a fantastic choice that saves you time and trips up and down the mountain. It will not, however, save you money, because it comes with a hefty price tag. The hummingbirds that swoosh around the grounds better be trained to sit on your shoulder and whisper sweet nothings in your ear for that kind of money.

You can spend the evening at their restaurant or take a wander around the manicured grounds with ponds. There are direct views of Huayna Picchu, one of the mountains that tower above Machu Picchu Inca city. You’ll be amazed by them right after you wake up in your silk bedding.  

Location: Right next to the Inca city of Machu Picchu 

Style: Simple, earthy elegance in light tones 

Bonus points: Right on the mountain next to Machu Picchu Inca city 

Price: From USD 1490 per night (including full board) 

The best hotels in Arequipa 

The white cathedral on the main square of Arequipa with El Misti volcano in the background 
The gorgeous white city center of Arequipa with El Misti towering above it in the distance

The white city of Arequipa is surrounded by natural highlights like the world’s second-deepest canyon, Colca Canyon, and the salt lagoon named Laguna de Salinas. If you’re blinded by the white, check out the Santa Catalina Monastery, which gives you all the colors of the rainbow.  

Our article about the top things to do and see in Arequipa is ready for your perusal!   

CIRQA - Relais & Châteaux 

One of the rooms at the CIRQA Relais & Chateaux, the best hotel in Arequipa
I mean come on… CIRQA - Relais & Châteaux

The CIRQA - Relais & Châteaux is a former monastery in the heart of the city and if the natural tones and stone walls won’t calm your soul, I don’t know what will. A peaceful haven in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Arequipa. Free wifi, a terrace, a restaurant. They are proud to have bidets in the bathrooms.  

Location: Right by the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa 

Style: Monastery chic 

Bonus points: Walls made of sillar volcanic rock 

Price: From USD 449 per night 

The best hotels in Paracas  

Views above the cliffs of Paracas National Reserve, a top place to visit in Peru
Even Karin’s ponytail is smiling! Paracas National Reserve

Some people might just come to Paracas to see the Ballestas Islands and then head out again. Those people would be dumb, because the Paracas National Reserve is where it’s at! Not to mention day trips to Ica or Huacachina.  

Read our guide to Paracas before you decide how many nights you need to stay in this small town. A good hotel is a must, because there is literally nothing to see in the town itself.  

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton    

The pool area of the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel in Paracas Peru
Love ♥ DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paracas

The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paracas was a-mazing, as we’ve happily and numerously mentioned throughout our Peru articles.  

Right on the beach with ocean views from the rooms, fabulous pool, breakfast, and staff at a standard every other hotel in Peru needs to take note of. Not to mention the hundreds of flamingos as neighbors and the free kayak and paddleboard rentals. We loved this hotel almost as much as we love each other. 

The hotel restaurant, El Pardo al Mar, made our top restaurants in Peru list.  

Location: South of Paracas town center, close to Paracas National Reserve entrance 

Style: Beachy chic 

Bonus points: Flamingos 

Price: From USD 270 per night 

Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort   

The pool area at Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort, a top hotel in Peru 
Fantastic pool area @ Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort

If for some reason you have something against Hilton Hotels and you don’t want to stay at the DoubleTree Resort above, you can opt for the Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort. We have to admit that the property is immaculate and just oozes relaxation. There is a spa, pools inside and out and plenty of places to laze away the downtime you have in Paracas.  

This property is closer to Paracas town than the DoubleTree Resort, but further from Paracas National Reserve (I’m just trying to get you to love the DoubleTree as much as we do).  

Location: Just north of Paracas town center 

Style: Modern beach vibes 

Bonus points: Private dock 

Price: From USD 227 per night 

The best hotel near Lake Titicaca 

Reed islands with reed houses and boats of the Uros people on Lake Titicaca in Peru 
The reed everything of the Uros people

It’s the world’s highest large lake that straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia. And there are all kind of islands on it, some weirder than others. If you stay on one of them, I think I can confidently say that you’ve never been on an island like this before!  

Check out our 4-week Peru itinerary for more on Lake Titicaca, the luxury train you can take to get there and other sites to see nearby.  

QHAPAQ Lago Titicaca 

A hotel room at the Qhapaq Lago Titicaca with views out to the lake 
No TV necessary at the floating hotel of QHAPAQ Lago Titicaca

And the award for the strangest hotel on this list goes to… QHAPAQ Lago Titicaca! The hotel floats. On an island that also floats.  

The Uros people of Lake Titicaca historically lived on islands made of reed because they couldn’t own land. Clever, right? Some of the families on the islands have made it possible for tourists to spend the night. Many are very basic rooms, but the QHAPAQ is anything but. The rooms are fantastic, with hot water, huge windows with infinite views of Lake Titicaca, and the friendliest family taking care of you like their own. The food here is excellent, too, and comes included in the price of your room. Spectacular and a must-try. They’ll also arrange for some wonderful boat trips.  

Location: On Lake Titicaca, close to Puno town 

Style: Cool and reedy 

Bonus points: It floats, what more do you want 

Price: From USD 150 per night (full board included in the price) 

Further reading for the Peru-vacation-planning-traveler 

Since you’re obviously in the planning stage of your vacation, check out our other fantastic and helpful articles pertaining to Peru: 

39 Peru Travel Tips: What You Need to Know Before You Go   

The Best Restaurants in Peru: 16 Places We Loved 

A 2-Week Itinerary for Peru: A Day-By-Day Trip Plan 

A Day-By-Day 4-Week Peru Itinerary 

The 16 Best Places to Visit in Peru: What’s Worth Seeing?  

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Hi! I’m Jan. I live in Prague, Czech Republic. I try to experience the best the world has to offer, and I don’t cease to be impressed. But if I’m not, I’m sure going to tell you! You can count on my full honesty and real opinions here. No bullcrap. I own and run several companies, which gives me great (but not unlimited) freedom to roam the world.  

I was first inspired to start this blog by my own experience of researching for upcoming trips—I often struggle with a lack of good information, accuracy, and authenticity of resources. You wouldn’t believe how many “travel bloggers” don’t even visit the destinations they write about! 

My goal with this blog is to provide you with complex and practical information so that you can plan your own vacation, complete with insights you’d only get if you visited the place. I also put together itineraries that are fully planned out trip guides.

Another aspect that drives this platform is my curiosity about the history, geography, politics, and economy of each country I visit, so I try to include this information in my articles, too. It’s always great to get the bigger picture, right? 

And just to be clear, I am not trying to compete with backpacking blogs or provide hacks for an economical and affordable experience. My vacations follow the standard pattern of traveling by plane, staying in good hotels, and renting a car on the spot to get around. I’m also always up for a fantastic meal, though I don’t shy away from local delicacies and street food, either.  

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